Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Half Square Triangles

In the 15, or so, years I have been quilting, I have tried every method there is to make half square triangles or HST to those in the quilting world...

I thought I would share with you my method. 

Rather than cutting (for instance) 2 7/8" squares, I cut 3" squares. I always round up to the nearest 1/2" or 1". Then I cut them in half on the diagonal and sew the pieces back together. 

Cutting them in half is something I never wanted to do because I use so many wovens and the bias thing just irritated me. After taking classes from Cheri, I gave in. I will say it's so much faster and because I've cut my original squares a tad bigger, I can square them up perfectly...

Happy Quilting!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Trip Around The World. twice!

I made a trip around the world. But then I thought...hmmm. With a little cutting I had two!

This one just needs a border.

Have you made a trip around the world?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sarah's Wedding...

I was fortunate enough to decorate 
for a the wedding of these two fabulous people!

Shawn and I went to school with Sarah's parents and my kids went to school with her. I was thrilled when her mom asked me to decorate for the wedding. It was a PLEASURE for sure! 
The only bummer was that Nolan really thought 
Sarah would one day be HIS bride!!!

You can see why. 
She's everything Nolan would want in a wife! 
But alas, she is Isaac's. And he is a lucky guy!!!

Congratulations to you two! 
May God always bless your marriage!

P.S. Photography by Ben Christensen

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

My First "Real" Pattern!

I'm so excited! 
I designed my first pattern! 
I just had to share. 
Hopefully it will be the first of many!

if you are interested in purchasing a pattern, 
click here for the link to fat quarters quilt shop.