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Outlander Stitch Along – Thistle

The national flower of Scotland, the thistle, has a rich and interesting history. Read more about its history and legends at the Scottish at Heart website. Find the free pattern here!  

Layer Cake Explosion – Step Four

Yay! It’s time for step four! Now, don’t panic, this steps includes a very simple introduction to  a technique called foundation paper piecing. If you have paper pieced before, this will be a fast and easy step. If you haven’t, it’s a great chance to try it out. Please take a look at my video […]

Layer Cake Explosion – Step Three

I’ve gotten some feedback and it seems most of you are ready for the next step. IF you are not keeping up, please don’t worry! I am still working on both step 2 and 3 myself. Work at your own pace, whether that means completing the step the same day it’s posted, working ahead because […]

Layer Cake Explosion – Step Two

Here we are! Step Two! Start by choosing sixteen (16)  5″ charm squares, and sub-cut them into sixty-four (64) 2.5″ mini charm squares. From your background fabric, cut eighty (80) 2.5″ mini charms. Arrange and piece these units into sixteen (16) nine patch blocks, with the background fabric taking more spots than your focus fabrics. […]

Layer Cake Explosion Quilt Along Step 1

Hooray! Here we go with our Twilter Quilt Along! Fabric requirements Focus fabric: One layer cake Background fabric: 5 3/4 yards  Make sure this contrasts with your layer cake prints. This quilt will finish at 85″ x 85″ and would look great with an extra border of background if you need it bigger. This is […]

Outlander Stitch Along – A. Malcolm, Printer

I am not sure which number this is in the series, so let’s just call it a comeback block. I am working on a page where I will list a compilation of all the blocks for ease of use. For now, let’s get stitching again! I need to re-stitch that A in AND. My markings […]

LDQ #82 Valerie

This episode is dedicated to Valerie Lamont. ~*~ ~*~   I decided not to do a play by play of QuiltCon, because it’s old news now, isn’t it? I did touch on some highlights, and I sure I will continue to do that over the next couple episodes. At the end of this episode, there […]

I am a Queen!

Hi guys. I am participating in a Hive, which is a Block Bee, and February is my month to be Queen. This means I get to pick a block, and all my Worker Bees will make one and send it to me. Then each month I will make a block for the next Queen. Hooray! […]

LDQ #81 Lavender Fields Forever

In this episode, I talked about how I split my En Provence units into two separate quilts! I think I will call the purple one, Lavender Fields Forever.   I finished a crocheted wrap.   I spent some time organizing my embroidery threads, and started a couple small X-stitch projects.  (subversive with naughty words)   […]


Sandy’s (from Quilting for the Rest of Us) theme for this year’s quilty resolutions is “Balance,” Here’s what I have to say about balance in my quilt life.. I have not been particularly good at balance. I can get a little obsessive and forget or neglect to take care of the things that fall outside […]