Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

April made this darling scrappy quilt and sent it to me for some fun edge to edge machine quilting

I decided to use a pattern called Marmalade by Leisha Farnsworth for the machine quilting pattern and I just love the soft flowing pattern that it adds to the quilt.


Sewing With Nancy - Where to Watch

My first episode of Sewing With Nancy, Cabin Fever Quilts, has started airing on PBS around the United States. Check your local PBS, here in Utah the first episode will air in about a week. 
I also found the first episode online here.

Don't forget, Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts is on sale for just $17.00 until December 10, 2015.


Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts - Sewing With Nancy

A few months ago I had the opportunity of a life-time. I was able to travel to Wisconsin and spend a couple of days with Nancy Zieman. Nancy was every bit as great in person as I had imagined she would be, and the Sewing With Nancy TV set was exactly like it looks on TV.

Nancy and I filmed a two part series on modern log cabin quilts. In the  TV segment we show you step-by-step how to put together several of the quilts from our book; Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts.


Custom Machine Quilting a Modern Quilt - by Natalia Bonner

Nancy designed and made this super cool modern quilt. 
When she sent me this quilt I got so excited to quilt it, it's so cool and modern and could really have some great machine quilting. Nancy left the quilting up to me but she did like the idea of concentric circles and straight lines. 

I knew that the quilting needed to be crisp, clean and nothing frilly.


Metro Rings - Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

April made this adorable Metro Rings quilt. I love this pattern, it's such a fun play on the traditional wedding ring quilts. 

April is giving this quilt as a wedding gift, and really wants the quilt to be loved and used, so she asked me to machine quilt it with an edge to edge floral pattern. As much as I love custom machine quilting, I do think that sometimes a good edge to edge pattern can be the perfect choice for a quilt.


Yellow & White Quilt - Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner

There is just something so awesome about a good yellow and white quilt! I think solid yellow and white is my all time favorite color combination! 

When April sent me this quilt and asked me to machine quilt it with an edge to edge pattern I knew immediately that a baptist fan would be perfect!


Fat Quarter Baby - Introducing Katherine!

I love making baby quilts, they are fast, and always give me that sense of instant gratification that sometimes I just crave.

My friends over at It's Sew Emma & Fat Quarter Shop have just released an adorable new book, Fat Quarter Baby. Each quilt in the book is a baby quilt made from just fat quarters, how cute is that!


Sewing for Kids - Simple Pillowcases

As I child my siblings and I had Christmas pillowcases. I remember every year when we got out the Christmas decorations we would get out our Christmas pillowcases. I still remember what mine looked like! I really don't know why, but that pillowcase was/is one of my favorite Christmas memories. 

At Halloween time I made my kids matching Halloween pillowcases, you can check those out over on Instagram, they loved them. They showed them to everyone that came to our house, so at that time I decided it would be fun to make them Christmas pillowcases. They actually wanted Thanksgiving pillowcases too, but I thought that was a little extreme, maybe next year.

Anyways, last week I picked up these darling Riley Blake Christmas fabrics at my local quilt shop, Quilted Works. I wanted to make their pillowcases with coordinating fabrics to eliminate fighting, I'm sure some of you can relate. :)

I used the Crafty Gemeni's YouTube tutorial to make the pillowcases, I know, I've made enough of them that I shouldn't need a tutorial, but it's just a nice little reminder. :)

Oh, and I tried really hard to take a good picture of my kids....this was the best they could do! 


Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie + A Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

I love Apple Pie, like, I love it a lot! If it weren't for Pumpkin Pie I might say it is my favorite food! Have you seen or tasted the Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie? It's awesome, just like home cooking. 


Northbound - A Low-Volume Quilt Tutorial

My local modern quilt guild, Red Rock Modern Quilt Guild, recently issued a Low-Volume quilt challenge. I was pretty excited about this challenge and couldn't wait to get started. Even though I'm not much of a "stasher" I do have a few fabrics that are left over from quilts I've made that I've just been dying to use. You all know that I love brights, so I knew that the combination of brights and the low-volume fabrics would be the perfect combination for my quilt.

I had the idea in mind to make flying geese, but I wasn't quite sure what the layout would be. I just wanted to go with what I had. I did pick up a few low-volume prints from my local quilt shop, Quilted Works, but other than that, the fabrics are all leftovers.
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