Thursday, August 18, 2016

My favorite four year old starts preschool soon and grandma thinks she needs a new cute bag to carry all of her important stuff.

Elephant fabric by Robert Kauffman.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


This month I'm participating in a mini quilt swap using Moda fabrics by the talented Bonnie and Camille.

I decided on a 6" block from the Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern, using fabric suggestions and block inspiration from the person who will be receiving this mini quilt. I used the Vintage Picnic line, one of my favorites.

Here it is pre-binding…

…and here it is finished.

I made this extra 6" mini quilt to GIVE AWAY! If you would like a chance to win, simply leave a comment below and an email address or Instagram name so that I can contact you, if you win. A winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 12:00 noon MDT.


The give away is now closed and my cute friend and neighbor, Kristin, is the winner!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Throw Back Thursday to the first quilt I ever made. Circa 1977.

When I was 14, the young women in our church group tied quilts to put in our "hope chests." My mom and I went to downtown Provo, Utah, where we purchased this SUPER COOL calico cheater cloth at House of Fabrics. My friends and I tied this quilt and then for years it sat unbound in a closet. 

By the time I actually got married, I thought this quilt was hideous. But MANY years later, my mom bound the quilt and brought it to my home. I still thought it was ugly, so it sat on a shelf for many more years. Then my youngest daughter found it when she was a teenager and laid claim on it. 

This SUPER AWESOME quilt has now been to too many high school sporting events, concerts, and trips up the canyon, to count. It stays in the trunk of Jocelyn's car, ever ready for the next adventure. From time to time she brings it home and I wash and fold it. Now I look at this quilt with love and admiration for my dear friends who helped tie it. They are women of strength, who go about doing good. So much love and goodness in one quilt.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I love this stash busting quilt! 320 half square triangles made completely from fabrics that I already had!

My husband has been eyeing this quilt since I pieced it last fall and I finally gifted it to him this morning. Since the beginning of the year I have made quilts for husband, our four children, our daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and my mother. I love that they treasure the quilts that I make.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Another finish from last week. I made these blocks NINE years ago and finally put them together.

This quilt is for my son, who recently moved to Texas.

I just love a pieced quilt back!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

This large Moda Love quilt is being gifted to a friend who literally saved my husband's life.

After over two years of unexplained illness, we were feeling helpless and quite hopeless until our friend became an advocate for my husband. She would not rest until we found out what was ailing John. Long story short, he had a hole in his heart the size of a quarter. Now repaired, he is enjoying good health again. We'll be forever grateful for our dear friend.

Isn't this quilting beautiful?

Friday, July 01, 2016

Is it possible to love a quilt a little too much? I didn't think so!

This Triangle Hexies Quilt, is one that I pattern tested for Emily Dennis of Quilty Love.

This was a gift for my sweet daughter-in-law.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This quilt, short of the binding, has been finished for four years. I fell in love with the Mother Goose & Friends the first time I laid eyes on it and I knew that it would make a perfect quilt for a child. Of course, a Mother Goose quilt must have flying geese.

Pieced back.

My favorite four year old and her friend Bruno.

Monday, June 27, 2016

1728 inches of binding!

I'm so grateful for Cluck Cluck Sew's tutorial on machine binding.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

I'm so glad that I could squeeze a little sewing into my day!

Pattern by Sherri McConnell. Fabric by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda Fabrics.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I woke up this morning and decided that I needed a little diversion from the monotony of the project that I have been working on. This Moda Love quilt was just the ticket.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's always a good feeling to be a part of something good.

I was honored when my friends who serve in PTA asked me to make a quilt for the principal of our local high school. Mr. Murphy is a great leader and is loved by all of the students and parents. He will be greatly missed in the hallways of Timpanogos High School, but we wish him well as he takes a position at the district level.

The front of the quilt is signed by the faculty and staff, the back is signed by the students.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Not much of a day for a clam bake or a daysail. But let's be honest…this is Uath and we don't really do clam bakes.

Clambake pattern by Thimbleblossoms. Daysail fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This month by month quilt has been sitting in the "to be bound" pile for years. It feels so good to have it finished. 

Pattern by Lynnette Jensen of Thimbleberries. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I love the simplicity of this traditional rolling stone pattern. It's eye catching and shows off the fabric well. 

This navy and white rugby stripe quilt was made for a special baby boy. His sweet mama-to-be is a dear friend of our family. She and my daughter grew up together as best friends. During high school hardly a day went by when she wasn't in our home.

The daddy-to-be played rugby on BYU's national championship team. That explains the rugby stripes.

I'm so excited for this great couple. They are going to be wonderful parents!

Friday, April 08, 2016

This quilt is for my oldest daughter. She recently bought her first home and this is a little house warming gift. It will go well with her Bohemian decor. 

Thursday, April 07, 2016

I'm making progress on my pile of quilts to be bound. 

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

I'm getting ready for a binding party. I've committed to myself to get these seven quilts bound before I start on the two new projects that I have on my list.

This Kitty Cat Charm Quilt is a pattern by Robert Calleham and was published in the October 2000 issue of McCall's Quilting. My daughter has been begging me to make this quilt for her since she was eight. She turned 19 two months ago! It took a few months to get it made and I'm so happy to get it finished. 

I love the 30's flowers quilting, especially on the minky backing. 


Friday, March 18, 2016

Nothing says cute and classic like pink gingham.  

The sweet bunny background is a precious pairing. The metallic gold hearts and crowns lend the perfect finishing touch. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This Mama Hen quilt was a gift to my mother. For years she has enjoyed raising hens and gathering eggs in her backyard. Last year she sold her home and moved to a community for active seniors, so she no longer has room for a backyard farm.

Mom squealed when she opened her gift. It will always be a reminder of her sweet Henny Penny.