Monday, November 1, 2021

Monday, February 12, 2018

Nordic Sweater Quilt Pattern release

I am very excited to announce the release of my new pattern:

Nordic Sweater Quilt!

If you love your 1/2 square triangles and have that fabric that is just TOO Pretty to Cut Into then THIS is the pattern for you!! 
 It uses LARGE pieces of your favorite fabrics.  

The pattern is available on  Etsy link: Nordic Sweater Quilt

Please note NOT suitable for directional fabrics. 
Another hint - the 'light' fabric can't be BUSY.  Here is my example of what NOT to DO.

The Snowman fabric was a bad choice as it was FAR too BUSY.  The design of the pattern got lost in the fabric choice.

I also used a directional fabric which you can get away with in the baby size BUT could only use 1/2 of my 1/2 square triangles with the snowman fabric to keep the direction correct - so I saved the others for another quilt. 

Super huge thanks to Susie Boots for reviewing and testing this pattern!!!

The pattern is available on this  Etsy link: Nordic Sweater Quilt

Remember to visit my 1/2 Square Tutorial if you have questions about making  8@a time: 1/2 Square Triangle Tutorial

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

1/2 Rectangle Triangle - B Unit! Tutorial :)

Shortcuts, Tips, and Tools!!
for making your ½ RectangleTriangles.
You will use the B Unit if making my 
Breezy Point Star #BPS
You will also want to check out the 1/2 Square Triangles Tutorial here!

Using Bloc_Loc Rulers allows you to be consistently accurate which will save you time and energy.  
You do need to add a little extra fabric to your estimates but it is worth the time you save!

Hope this helps you with your 1/2 Rectangle Triangles - To make the A block you just place the pieces opposite  in the first step.  I'm working on that tutorial now..

Enjoy!   Marie

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sharing a few updates!

Mini Cosmic Waves - is a paper piecing pattern.
Here's Susie's beautiful 9" block sample!!

Pattern comes with SEVEN Block Sizes Included: 9", 12", 15", 18", 20", 24", 30"
The pattern is available here on 

Huge thank you to The Modern Quilt Guild for the mention in their newsletter!!
Thank you Susie!!
I'm working on this one's BIG sister!!!
Cosmic Waves - the Quilt will be appearing soon!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Getting Started is the Hardest Part!!

Don't you think so?

I recently had an opportunity to spend the day with one of my favorite people, Karen.

As I had her for a whole day I set out to find a project that she would enjoy that could be completed in One Day!!  

It's always hardest to Start a Project 
BUT if someone else...
Shows up with the project 
The supplies 
Says PICK.... 

I found it wasn't so hard at all!!

I happened to find the perfect project in a recent email from "Sew She Can" - "Quilting UnPlugged: design-your-own MINI QUILT" and thought this would be a perfect - One-day project!

I had recently worked on a Charity Quilt with some friends using our scraps.  I hadn't unpacked the leftovers and it just happened to be a happy 'little' container of lovely blue and aqua's that would be just the combination to get Karen's creativity going!

From this stash she picked a large flower (left fabric) as her focus piece and placed it in the large square where it would stand out. Next she grabbed a few coordinating pieces plus a background and set to work. 

Here is Karen with the beauty she created!

Fabric selected, cut, pieced, machine quilted, bound, and 
hanging pockets in the corners.

ALL done in One Day!!!  

Now if only I could apply some of this to my WIPs!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Sewing

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fun belated baby quilt!

Our friends had a baby a year ago and I finally got a quilt done for them.

This was made with the cutest Crayon fabric using the DNP block.

 I added borders of the primary Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow.
 Found this fun matching Stripe fabric for the back. 
Lisa @ Garden Gate Quilting machine quilted this fun pattern.
Love how it looks like a scribble ;)

One more item off the WIP list! Of course I added 2!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dresden plate and DHG chair pad - pillow!

Did you ever just 'need' a finish?!

Well I did!
I grabbed a couple of favorite blocks...
Some beautiful batik fabric that I would enjoy playing with...
And this is what was created!

Pillow Front & Back.

Didn't realize how dark it was in the room until I looked at the pictures below.  Still, love the way the quilting shows above ;)

I've always loved the look of the traditional Dresden Plate block and the Disappearing Hourglass is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

Here's a quick run through of my process:
Dresden Plate

Disappearing Hourglass:

Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm heading over to link up with Lee's WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!, Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts! & My Quilt Infatuation!  Hop over to see all the creative going ons....