Tokyo quilt block_BlossomHeart_BigCityGirl

This elegant quilt block is the creation of Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. Inspired by living in Japan, she explains this represents Tokyo and is her contribution to the Big City Girl QAL. She shares how she made …

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Modern Christmas Tree QALDense Quilting sketch FMQ

Christa is hosting a Quilt Along (QAL) on her blog for a Modern Christmas Tree wall hanging. On the color diagram you see her quilt pattern for piecing the top. On the other she generously shares her sketch for free

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zig zag quilt pattern Pere Noel TeresaDownUnder

Teresa of Teresa Down Under shares on her blog how to make this Christmas-themed lap quilt. She’s broken it down into three parts, the first is piecing the quilt top – notice she’s using gorgeous holiday fabric. The second is …

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monster quilt pattern googly eyes

I spied these googly eyed monsters on a quilt designed by Jen Eskridge of Reanna Lily Designs. By far, it’s the cutest Halloween decor I’ve seen this season. She says it’s a fast quilt to make, plus she offers …

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coffee pot paper pieced

Svetlana has renewed her interest in paper piecing; she admits in large part due to discovering patterns made by Sew-ichigo. The one shown here is my favorite pattern she’s sewn up, Kitchen Classics Enamel Coffee Pot. Visit s.o.t.a.k.

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quilted embroidered coasters

These coasters are embroidered with pretty flowers atop two shades of linen, then quilted. Sweet and modern, visit Waterrose Etsy to see this and other homemade goods by this talented maker.

Image credit: Waterrose

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ikea hallenknopp fabric

This HÄLLEKNOPP fabric yardage is available at IKEA, in stores only. First, the black and orange color scheme makes it great for Fall or Halloween decor. But best of all, the design reminds me of the 1000 Pyramids quilt pattern. …

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sewdown nashville 2014

Registration opens in October for a MQG SewDown being held in Music City (Nashville, Tennessee) next April. This Modern Quilt Guild sponsored event includes a weekend stay at this sweet hotel (Loews), meals and tons of sewing workshops. Bring a …

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Best Fall Quilt

I love this autumn-themed quilt made by Amanda of Hey Porkchop. Calling it Maple-O’s, you must see it close up to fully appreciate her design and fabric choices. Visit her blog post to see more.

Image credit: Hey

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Target patchwork pillow

Look what I found strolling down an aisle at my local Target® store last Saturday. It’s a patchwork pillow that I’ve seen similar renditions of for years in the blogosphere. It’s a DIY look mass-produced. This store is always “on …

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Modern QAL Crafty Gemini

I love this modern, sophisticated quilt made by Vanessa of Crafty Gemini. Her color choices are sublime. If you love it too, listen up. Vanessa is hosting a 3-video quilt along for her Keys Afloat quilt. She explains,


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best photographed quilt week 8

Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs shows off her latest quilt, Steam Punk. She created it from a pattern by Jen Kingwell of Amitie Textiles. It’s my pick for this week’s best photographed quilt. Go HERE to see more photos

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Texas block

This is the August quilt block for the Austin Modern Quilt Guild’s block challenge. Called “Texas Puzzle”, visit the blog post to see step-by-step how to make one.

Image credit: Austin Modern Quilt Guild

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modern denim quilt

Autumn of It’s Always Autumn entered this quilt in the So You Think You’re Crafty contest and won. I see why. The way she placed the lights and darks…brilliant! Visit her blog to get the tutorial.

Image credit: It’s

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Coat of Many Colors Y Seam

Mary of Molly Flanders Makerie lays out the top of her Gee’s Bend inspired quilt and takes lots of great photos of it, one with her feet – so cute. This one though, gets my vote for best photographed quilt …

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