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Chaos to Peace Quilt

Earlier this year, I heard about the Moda Bella Challenge - a challenge to create a quilt using 12 of the Moda Bella Solids. I was a very new quilter at the time, but my interest was piqued.
I ordered a fat quarter bundle of the fabrics, thought about my design, and then let the fabric sit for months.

I realized about a month or so ago that the deadline was approaching. I know that my skills are nowhere near others who would be competing, but I had an idea and couldn't get it out of my head.

I struggle with depression at times. At my lowest points, everything in my head seems very chaotic. When I am at my best, peace seems to reign. I wanted to communicate the idea that while things are often chaotic and there are struggles, that peace will come. Thus, my Chaos to Peace quilt was born.

The letters and various pieces on the quilt top are appliqued. I used foundation paper-piecing for the circle of colors, and this was then appliqued onto the top. The stripes at the top of the quil…

Layer Cakes on Point - Giveaway!

I recently had the opportunity to share a pattern on the Moda Bakeshop website. I am fairly new to the whole quilting/sewing thing and, while I am getting more comfortable with the whole process, I prefer easier patterns.


With the Layer Cakes on Point quilt, there is minimal cutting (which can be very intimidating!). Basically you sew the squares from a layer cake together and then trim it - the key is "flipping" the quilt so that the layer cakes are standing on the point. I used "Eat, Drink, and Be Ugly" fabric by Sandy Gervais for Moda for the top and binding. For the backing, I used the Moda Grunge wide backing. You can get all of the details here: Layer Cakes on Point.


I have some fabric left over from making the quilt - a bunch of the layer cake squares and some yardage from the Moda Grunge backing. I thought giving it away would be a good idea!!

If you'd like the chance to win some fabric, you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Note: none of th…

Accuquilt 2017 Quilt Block Design Contest - Vote Now!

I have been having so much fun quilting lately. One of the things that I've discovered, though, is that I do not enjoy cutting fabric - especially when a pattern calls for lots of small pieces.
AccuQuilt makes several machines that cut fabric. I would love to have one but can't afford it right now. I was so excited to find out that Accuquilt has Quilt Block Design contest - and the winners get some Accuquilt goodies (note - the contest is now closed)!
There are several prize packages. One of the prizes is the Fan's Choice - meaning that people can vote on your submissions!
I designed the following blocks for their competition.
Block 1 - Squares on Squares

Block 2 - Wonky Bowtie
I would love it if you would vote for the Squares on Squares blockor vote for the Wonky Bowtie Block above. You can vote once every 24 hours through September 5! (see note below)
Note - you will need to provide your email address when you vote when you vote. You do not have to sign up for any mailing l…

Handbag - Sneak Peak

I've been fascinated with purses and handbags since I started sewing. I found out that there was a contest and thought I'd give it a try! Here is a sneak peak:

I will post more soon.