Thursday, August 18, 2016

School Bag

My favorite four year old starts preschool soon and grandma thinks she needs a new cute bag to carry all of her important stuff.

Elephant fabric by Robert Kauffman.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Throw Back Thursday to the first quilt I ever made. Circa 1977.

When I was 14, the young women in our church group tied quilts to put in our "hope chests." My mom and I went to downtown Provo, Utah, where we purchased this SUPER COOL calico cheater cloth at House of Fabrics. My friends and I tied this quilt and then for years it sat unbound in a closet. 

By the time I actually got married, I thought this quilt was hideous. But MANY years later, my mom bound the quilt and brought it to my home. I still thought it was ugly, so it sat on a shelf for many more years. Then my youngest daughter found it when she was a teenager and laid claim on it. 

This SUPER AWESOME quilt has now been to too many high school sporting events, concerts, and trips up the canyon, to count. It stays in the trunk of Jocelyn's car, ever ready for the next adventure. From time to time she brings it home and I wash and fold it. Now I look at this quilt with love and admiration for my dear friends who helped tie it. They are women of strength, who go about doing good. So much love and goodness in one quilt.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Scrap Buster

I love this stash busting quilt! 320 half square triangles made completely from fabrics that I already had!

My husband has been eyeing this quilt since I pieced it last fall and I finally gifted it to him this morning. Since the beginning of the year I have made quilts for husband, our four children, our daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and my mother. I love that they treasure the quilts that I make.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July!

Another finish from last week. I made these blocks NINE years ago and finally put them together.

This quilt is for my son, who recently moved to Texas.

I just love a pieced quilt back!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Gift of Love

This large Moda Love quilt is being gifted to a friend who literally saved my husband's life.

After over two years of unexplained illness, we were feeling helpless and quite hopeless until our friend became an advocate for my husband. She would not rest until we found out what was ailing John. Long story short, he had a hole in his heart the size of a quarter. Now repaired, he is enjoying good health again. We'll be forever grateful for our dear friend.

Isn't this quilting beautiful?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pattern Testing

Is it possible to love a quilt a little too much? I didn't think so!

This Triangle Hexies Quilt, is one that I pattern tested for Emily Dennis of Quilty Love.

This was a gift for my sweet daughter-in-law.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mother Goose Quilt

This quilt, short of the binding, has been finished for four years. I fell in love with the Mother Goose and Friends the first time I laid eyes on it and I knew that it would make a perfect quilt for a child. Of course, a Mother Goose quilt must have flying geese.

Pieced back.

My favorite four year old and her friend Bruno.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Quick Sew

I'm so glad that I could squeeze a little sewing into my day!

Pattern by Sherri McConnell. Fabric by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda Fabrics.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Moda Love

I woke up this morning and decided that I needed a little diversion from the monotony of the project that I have been working on. This Moda Love quilt was just the ticket.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THS the Best!

It's always a good feeling to be a part of something good.

I was honored when my friends who serve in PTA asked me to make a quilt for the principal of our local high school. Mr. Murphy is a great leader and is loved by all of the students and parents. He will be greatly missed in the hallways of Timpanogos High School, but we wish him well as he takes a position at the district level.

The front of the quilt is signed by the faculty and staff, the back is signed by the students.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Not much of a day for a clam bake or a daysail. But let's be honest…this is Uath and we don't really do clam bakes.

Clambake pattern by Thimbleblossoms. Daysail fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


This navy and white rugby stripe quilt was made for a special baby boy. His sweet mama-to-be is a dear friend of our family. She and my daughter grew up together as best friends. During high school hardly a day went by when she wasn't in our home.

The daddy-to-be played rugby on BYU's national championship team. That explains the rugby stripes.

I'm so excited for this great couple. They are going to be wonderful parents!

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

I love the simplicity of this traditional rolling stone pattern. It's eye catching and shows off the fabric well. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

BoHo Goodness

This quilt is for my oldest daughter. She recently bought her first home and this is a little house warming gift. It will go well with her Bohemian decor. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kitty Cat Charm

This Kitty Cat Charm Quilt is a pattern by Robert Calleham and was published in the October 2000 issue of McCall's Quilting. My daughter has been begging me to make this quilt for her since she was eight. She turned 19 two months ago! It took a few months to get it made and I'm so happy to get it finished. 

I love the 30's flowers quilting, especially on the minky backing. 


Let the Binding Party Begin!

I'm getting ready for a binding party. I've committed to myself to get these seven quilts bound before I start on the two new projects that I have on my list.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Pink Gingham

Nothing says cute and classic like pink gingham.  

The sweet bunny background is a precious pairing. The metallic gold hearts and crowns lend the perfect finishing touch. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mama Hen

This Mama Hen quilt was a gift to my mother. For years she has enjoyed raising hens and gathering eggs in her backyard. Last year she sold her home and moved to a community for active seniors, so she no longer has room for a backyard farm.

Mom squealed when she opened her gift. It will always be a reminder of her sweet Henny Penny.

Friday, March 4, 2016


A fun herringbone quilt…just because. I'm in love with this Riley Blake boat print on the back.

My first try at machine binding using Cluck Cluck Sew's tutorial. There is a learning curve, but I feel like I'm starting to get the hang of it.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lunch Bag

This was a fun little project! The lunch bag tutorial is by Ayumi over at Pink Penguin.