Blog Being Updated!

Hello friends, it’s been a rough nine months.  I had a new cancer surgery procedure done last summer that was very daunting.  The recovery these past many months was miserable, but I got through it.  And with that said – at the moment I’m cancer free.  Six years of battling cancer!

I’m ready to live life again and will be revamping my blog this week.  I have about five new quilt designs under my belt right now.  Two of the quilt designs are completed and almost ready to put into my Craftsy Store.

Thanks everyone for keeping in touch!

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Craftsy Store Link!

“Craftsy” is apparently having some issues with their links.  Here is the link to my Craftsy Pattern Store –

This is where you’ll find all of my Quilt Booklets and Quilt Patterns designed by me – Barb.

Instant downloads!

Quilt Away The Blues

I love this pattern!  I love designing sampler patterns and this one was a delight to make.  “Quilt Away The Blues”.

Brighten those blues up with yo-yo flowers and a garden basket!  You’ll find this booklet with step-by-step instructions and clear drawings in my Craftsy store.

Only $14.99!







Free Quilt Block Designs


One of my favorite sites is called “Quilter’s Cache”.  I can find almost any quilt block I’m looking for in many different sizes.  Wonderful block sizing and instructions are included with each block design.  Marcia Hohn is the site owner and designs up many of the quilt blocks herself.  The site is very inspirational.  Click here for a visit:

. . . and be prepared to become addicted!  Print out any design at your heart’s content!

Newest Articles from!

Here’s my newest articles about applique techniques!  Make sure to leave me a comment if you find that you like these types of articles.  It helps me and  Just copy and paste!    (Machine and Raw applique)    (Needle-turn and Freezer Paper applique)



More Destashing Kits and Patterns!

See the post below for more info.  Here are some more links to my business destashing on eBay!  Just cut and paste the links that are listed below these photos.  For some reason I can’t get eBay listings to link up here automatically.

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Clearance Sale on Kits!

I think we all made it through the holidays!  I’m now cleaning out a lot of kits and patterns.  I’ll be listing them through   I’m just putting a few on here so you can see what I’ve got for sale.  I’ll have:

Fobio Kits (Keyfobs)

Bendy Bag Kits (Cute!)

Brillian Stars Table Runner Kits

Autograph Quilt Kits

Snapshot Photos Wallhanging Kits

Strippy Days Kits

Baby Windows

Here’s a link to one of the Bendy Bags!


My 2017 Block of the Month Program!

Amidst The Stars

Amidst The Stars

My newest design is this year’s Block of the Month program I’ve called “Amidst The Stars”!  This is an eleven month pattern only program and will only cost you a one-time fee of $14.99.  Click on the tab at the top of this page for more information.  Join me for a monthly block pattern, freebies throughout the year, and giveaways!




This entry was posted on December 11, 2016. 1 Comment

How many of you are list makers?

I make lists!  I make my daily to-do lists, Christmas gift lists, which closets and drawers need to be cleaned out and in what order, and what’s in my pantry.  I just love crossing things off my lists!  And if I find I haven’t actually crossed anything off my list for the day because life became wacky then I add something I did that day to the bottom of the list just so I have something to cross off.  Yep, I have it bad!

My favorite new toy is the “Happy Planner” by Me and My Big Ideas.  It holds monthly calenders, weekly calenders to write your plans in and decorate all crazy, and lots of additional pages you can easily add to the planner.  I NOW have lots of lists!  And my love of scrapbooking makes it even more fun!  Just type in the Happy Planner in Google, or Pinterest, or on YouTube and you’ll be surprised!

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I made a list of all the quilt projects I have to finish, and then all that I want to do.  What a huge list!  I numbered the first five I want to get done and loved crossing out the first three as they were completed!  Then I numbered the next five I want to finish.  I’m actually going to put a dent in my stash of projects!