First three blocks!

I think I’m going to like it here!  Well, at least in the Farmer’s Wife Sew-Along group!  These were the first three blocks for this past week. I’m hooked!  It took me less than an hour to make these, but I know the blocks will get harder as the months go along.


I used Marti Michell’s Templates and love them!  I won’t lie, they are a bit costly for all the set we’ll need, but they will make creating these small blocks go so much smoother.

Sorry about the bad photo!

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s

So . . . who else is going to be doing this fun sew-along with Gnome Angel and Marti Mitchell?  I have my book and templates, and am planning on using Moda’s “Farmhouse” line designed by Fig Tree.  Either that or going with a blue and green color wave.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute!  Join me!

The Sew-Along starts this Monday!  The good news is that you can still join. .  Sign up for the twice-weekly email from Gnome Angel to receive the blocks that you will be doing for the week.  You will be starting with the easiest blocks first, and going on from there.  The goal is to finish all of the blocks in one year!  There are also blogs hosting this sew-along who will be showing their versions of the blocks, and giving tip and tricks.  You will be given different ways to create each block – paper-piecing, templates, and piecing without templates.

The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along: Learn to sew the 99 Blocks from Laurie Aaron Hird's book The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt" with Angie Wilson of, Fat Quarter Shop and From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates. Find out more here:

New Pattern!

This is a fun and easy quilt to create!  Do you own a serger sewing machine and have always wanted to make a quilt using it?  This is a great quilt pattern to make using your serger!

This is my newest quilt pattern called “Ladybug Serger Quilt”.  The technique used making this quilt is quilt-as-you-go . . . and you can make this in one afternoon!  Check the link at the top of this page under Shop My Quilt Patterns to purchase.


Snapshot Photo Quilt

This is my newest quilt pattern that is now available from your favorite quilt shop!  It is called “Snapshot Photo Quilt” and is being published by Cut Loose Press.  Easy and fun!   Yep, those are photos of my mom an dad!


September Mystery Blocks!

September’s Free Mystery Block of the Month patterns are now available for download.  See the link above!

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ALL of the blocks for this mystery quilt are available for download along with the fabric supply list.  This link has been transferred from my website.  Using my blog for this link is much more user friendly for me and my husband.

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone!  It’s been a long few months.  I had closed my blog rather abruptly this past spring as my health issues had become overwhelming.  I will share, just this once, that I’ve been battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer for the past three years.  I’ve done chemotherapy, two extensive surgeries, and internal and external radiation during that time.  The radiation process I was going through during Christmas this past year, and then into January, became too much for me to handle.  I thought I had been handling it all very well!  It was just a head-game I was doing to myself!  I had been in remission once, then the cancer came back.  I’m in remission again, and although I am well aware of the chances of recurrence, I’m ready to get back to life again!  I was considered “too young” to have colon cancer.  Wrong.  PLEASE take the time to have a colonoscopy done!

Anyhow – let’s move on to quilting things now!  I’ll be posting regularly again with interesting quilting information.  Also, you can now purchase my quilting patterns and booklets through this blog!  Click on the links above and pay through PayPal.  You don’t even have to have a PayPal account!

The past two months I’ve offered my Facebook friends a free Mystery Block of the Month called “Traditionally Modern”!  They are into block four right now.  Two blocks per month.  You can catch up now as I’m bringing the Mystery quilt to my blog!  Blocks one through four, and new blocks five and six will be available on the link above by September 1st.   Have fun!
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Perfectly Petite!

Does this quilt look familiar to some of you?  It was one of last year’s Block of the Month programs on this blog!  “Perfectly Petite”!  This is the finished quilt, and is now available in booklet form and also downloadable from Etsy and Craftsy.  ($14.99 booklet/$12.99 download.)  Links to each are at the right of this post.

Perfectly Petite Cover Photo


I did my quilt in small prints in the 1930’s repro fabrics.  I had so much fun visiting quilt shops all over Michigan and finding fabrics to add to my blocks!  Each of the eleven ‘blocks’ are individual miniature quilts.

Do you make miniatures?   You can post your comment by clicking on the “comment” word at the top of this post near the date.