Monday, August 10, 2020

Glad Tidings Mystery Quilt

Hi there! I am so glad you are here! I wanted to go over all the details about this sew along! I decided to have all the info in one place! If there is a question I didn't answer, please leave a comment and I will add it to this post!

I will update this post with the most current info as we go!

PDF Downloads: 

Fabric Requirements: HERE

Cutting Guide: HERE

Block 1: HERE

Block 2: HERE

Blocks 3 and 4: HERE

Block 5: HERE

YouTube Videos:

Fabric Requirements: HERE

Block 1: HERE

Block 2: HERE

Blocks 3 and 4: HERE

Block 5: HERE

Hashtag: HERE


Q:  How do I sign up?

A: You just need to be signed up to receive my Newsletter.  The box is in the top right corner of my blog!

Q: How do I buy a kit?

A: We sold out of kits.  The fabric I am using is called Christmas Traditions by Riley Blake. 

Q: How much fabric do I need?

A: Here is a link to the fabric requirements - Click HERE - I also posted a video about the fabric, you an find it HERE!

Q: How do I get the patterns?

A: You have to be subscribed to my newsletter. The first pattern was sent out on July 30th.  You can find the YouTube Tutorial HERE. 

You can print the Cutting Guide HERE

You can also print out the PDF HERE: Block 1 - Pinwheels. 

Q: I am signed up for the Newsletter, but I'm not getting the patterns, what should I do?

A: Most likely it ended up in a spam/junk folder. The best way to ensure they don't go into your spam/junk folder is to add me to your contacts! Just put: in your address book to make sure my emails don't get filtered into junk mail. :) 

Q: What is the schedule?

A: PDF patterns will be emailed every other week as follows: 
July 30 
August 13 
August 27 
September 10 
September 24 
October 8

Q: What skill level is this sew along?

A: This quilt would be suitable for a confident beginner. You will need to be comfortable with making half square triangles, trimming your blocks, and keeping an accurate 1/4" seam allowance. This quilt is pieced using traditional piecing methods. (No paper piecing or appliquΓ©)

Q: How much fabric for backing?

A: You will need four yards of backing.

Q: How big is the quilt?

A: It finishes at 64" square. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Let Freedom Ring Quilt Along - Row 1

Welcome to the first row of the Let Freedom Ring Quilt Along!

This month we are working on the Yankee Doodle Dandy Stars! This row is a super easy row and you will definitely get this one pieced in no time!

You can find my video with the tutorial on how to piece these together and my tips and tricks HERE! 

Please share your completed row to Instagram using the #LetFreedomRingQAL  - Please post your row by June 15th, so you can be entered in to win the prize for this row!

The prize is a Creative Grids Ruler! This is my favorite ruler and I used it often in this quilt!

I hope you enjoy making this row! 


Thursday, April 9, 2020

Let Freedom Ring Quilt Along

Hi there! I am so glad you stopped by! I wanted to officially announce the Let Freedom Ring Quilt Along today! I am so very excited about this quilt!  This quilt has been a labor of love, and I can't wait to start this quilt along with you! 

Let's go over all the details of this quilt along! 

1. This is a ten month quilt along.  We will be doing one row a month and then an additional month for finishing.  I know that may seem like a long time, but I didn't want to rush this quilt!  I want you to enjoy sewing it together and I wanted it to be something you look forward to monthly. 

Here are the scheduled dates: 
  • May 6 - picking fabric and tools. Video HERE
  • May 20- kick off, row 1
  • June 17 - row 2
  • July 15 - row 3
  • August 19 - row 4
  • September 16 - row 5
  • October 21 - row 6
  • November 18 - row 7
  • December 16 - row 8
  • January 15 - row 9
  • February 20 - finish

2. The pattern is called "Let Freedom Ring".  The fabric I used for this quilt is called Fireworks and Freedom, by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs.  

This pattern is a row quilt, and I would definitely recommend this pattern for an experienced quilter.  Don't let that scare you, there are blocks that are very beginner friendly, and blocks that are more advanced.  All blocks are pieced using traditional piecing techniques.  No paper piecing or appliquΓ©.  

Want to participate, but you are a beginner quilter?  You still can!  You can easily make a table runner using one of the rows, or an entire quilt just repeating the same block! 

Beginner friendly rows: 
Row 1
Row 3
Row 5

The pattern has nine rows, and twelve blocks.  The pattern is fully illustrated and has step by step instructions.  You can purchase a paper pattern or a digital PDF file.  

Here is a list of shops that have ordered patterns and some also have fabric available. 
Calico House (Sold Out)
Kori's Fabric Creations (Bellingham) (Patterns, fabric and kits)
Fat Quarter Shop  - patterns and fabric
Simply Love Fabrics - kits
My Heritage Fabrics
Missouri Star Quilt Co. - fabric
Handmade is Heartmade - kits

Here is a link to the digital pattern: PDF Pattern HERE
Can't find the paper pattern? - Paper Pattern HERE

3. How to participate: I would really love to have you join in this quilt along!  Here is how you can pariticapte! 

  • Post your rows each month on Instagram using the hashtag:  #LetFreedomRingQal  - this is how you will be entered to win the monthly prize drawings! 
  • Sign up for my quilt along newsletter - this will be separate from my regular newsletter, this will be just for the sew along! Sign up BELOW:

Let Freedom Ring QAL Newsletter - Sign Up

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Happy Spring Chart {Free}

Hey friends! I have recently been loving cross stitch! I thought it would be fun to try my hand at designing charts!  I am still a super newbie, but had fun putting this together! Just click on the image to enlarge and print! :) 



Click on image to enlarge and print.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Daisy Mae Quilt

Hi there!  Today is my stop on the Daisy Mae Fabric tour! 

You guys, this fabric is sooo pretty! I am so in love with all the florals and farmhouse motifs! You guys are going to love this fabric!

Daisy Mae - Poppie Cotton
I really wanted to showcase all the lovely prints in this collection, so I decided to use my Framed pattern. This pattern is a quick make, and is pre-cut friendly! I used fat quarters, but 2 1/2" strips make this quick a breeze! 
Framed Quilt Pattern 
I am so smitten with how my quilt turned out! I love the simplicity of this pattern because it really lets those gorgeous fabrics shine!

I can hardly wait to quilt this beauty! I think Benny is excited too ;).

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Deep Blue Sea Quilt

Happy New Year! I am starting the year off with this darling baby quilt! 

I used the most charming fabric called Deep Blue Sea by Jen Allyson for Riley Blake Designs! This fabric is full of nautical motifs! 

I used my 4-Square pattern, and did the baby size.  This pattern is so fast to put together and the best part is that it is precut friendly! 

4-Square Pattern HERE

I just love how this quilt turned out! It shows off all the fabrics in this collection perfectly! 

4-Square Pattern HERE

For the binding, I used the red and white stripe basic by Riley Blake! I love Riley Blake basics! They all coordinate so well with their fabric collections! For the backing I used a woven navy gingham, and it is so light and airy! This is a perfect summer quilt! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Happy Christmas Sew Along - Fabric Pull

How about a quick and easy Mystery Quilt Sew Along for Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ Here are the details:
1️⃣ Quilt measures 36” square
2️⃣ Scrappy happy is what I will be using for my quilt! So gather all of your fav Christmas scraps! ❌You will need about 1 1/2 yards of background.
3️⃣Tutorials will be emailed to my email subscribers! ❌ Subscribe at
4️⃣Sew along will be a quick one! Starts on the 19th, ends on December 1. 
BLOCK 1: November 20
BLOCK 2: November 23
BLOCK 3: November 25
ASSEMBLY: December 1
5️⃣use the hashtag #happychristmassewalong πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„I will do some fun random prize drawings through the sew along.

I am so excited about this Sew Along! Today we are going to share our fabric pull and post on Instagram! 

I have had a lot of questions about the sew along so here is some more information! 

1. Question: Do I need to sign up?
Answer: You don't need to sign up! If you get my emails, you will get the patterns automatically emailed to you on the days that I post the blocks! 

2. Question: How much fabric do I need?
Answer: This is truly a scrappy project, so I would recommend diving into those overflowing scrap bins and getting all of your favorite reds, greens, and Christmas prints! I have pulled a few to show you the scale I am using for my prints.  You don't want large scale prints, for this mini quilt.  Stick with smaller/medium scale prints! 

As for yardage, I would have at least 1 1/2 yards of background fabric on hand.  I am using my favorite background fabric Bella Solids Off White by Moda.  If you want to use a low volume print, that would look cute too! I would recommend something very low volume, since we are going super scrappy on this one, I wouldn't do something that would take away from your red and green fabrics! 

Along with all of your scraps, you will need a 1/2 yard of red fabric.  Pick something that is a smaller scale print! 

3. Question: What skill level is this Sew Along?
Answer: We will be using small pieces, but everything will be traditionally pieced.  I would say a confident beginner to the advanced quilter would love this mini quilt! 

4: What if I don't have an Instagram account?
Answer: You can still participate! I will be sharing all the posts here in my emails! 

5: Do I need any special rulers or tools?
 I love to use my 4 1/2" square Frosted Ruler by OLFA. (I have some of these in my Etsy shop if you would like one!) This is the perfect size for squaring up blocks! You will also need a marking pen.  

I think that answers all the questions! If you have on that wasn't answered, shoot me an email or message on instagram!  :) 

Remember if you are posting your pictures on instagram to use#HappyChristmasSewAlong - so I can see your fabric pulls! :)