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Using Fat Quarters for the Nordic Star Quilt

One of the questions I field the most is whether Nordic Star is fat quarter friendly. The short answer is no. The long answer is, yes, you can use fat quarters for the Nordic Star quilt, but it’s complicated. Nordic Star was written to use yardage. The ombre version is a gradient and each color gets used more than once. So as written, the pattern is not fat quarter friendly. However, if you wanted toContinue reading

Creating Coordinating Quilts

I’m a big fan of coordinating, or companion quilts. Quilts that work well together in a room but aren’t exactly the same. Quilts that use the same fabric collection but different patterns or styles. In my mind, I always call these sister quilts. I grew up with one older sister, and she’s an amazing person. Kind, generous, thoughtful, always willing to help. She’s the quintessential older sister and I’m so lucky to have her. WeContinue reading

Printable Color-Your-Own Valentines (Free!)

I have something a little different for you today! If you’re looking for a DIY candy free valentines option for your kid’s school party, this is for you! My free printable color-your-own valentines are here! There’s two different options for you to use. Printable Color-your-own Valentines are a great gift for kids because it gives them an activity to do (win), without the sugar high (double win!). Pair this printable color-your-own valentines with crayons orContinue reading

Using Graffiti Hearts Offcuts | Ideas and Inspiration

So you’ve made a Graffiti Hearts quilt, congrats! It is one of my favorite designs and I’m sure you’re sitting there admiring your quilt. You’re also eyeing up that little pile of Graffiti Hearts offcuts from making the blocks. Want some ideas on how to use them up? Read on! First, create HSTs using all the offcuts from Graffiti Hearts: 1. Sew together all the small stitch & flip offcut triangles to create HSTs, oneContinue reading

Scrap Throw Pillows | Free Pattern!

Turn your Graffiti Hearts offcuts into these scrap throw pillows! These pillows coordinate well with the quilt, really tying the room together. I’m a big fan of using my scraps before they hit the scrap bins, so these scrap throw pillows check all the boxes in my book! If you haven’t made a Graffiti Hearts quilt yet (and omg you totally should 😉 ) but want to make these pillows, start by sewing together someContinue reading

Graffiti Hearts | Coral Version

For my second Graffiti Hearts quilt, I decided to go subtle and soft with a range of coral prints. I wanted to see how this pattern handled prints and a limited color palette. I’m happy to say I love BOTH in this coral graffiti hearts quilt! I pulled out various coral prints from my stash, enjoying remembering which quilts I used them in or where I purchased them. There’s a lot of happy memories wrappedContinue reading

Scrap Heart Quilt Block | Free Pattern and Tutorial

I’m a big fan of turning scraps into useful items before they hit the scrap bin! So for Graffiti Hearts, I wanted to create tutorials to help you feel confident in turning your scraps into coordinating items. Plus, what’s more fun than turning your hearts into more hearts? It is never-ending hearts over here. Ha. This scrap heart quilt block is the perfect use of Graffiti Hearts scraps and makes a fun coordinating pillow! There’sContinue reading

Mini Heart Quilt Block | Free Pattern & Tutorial

This mini heart quilt block is the first in a series of tutorials aimed at using up your scraps from the Graffiti Hearts quilt. This tutorial uses up the smallest scraps created from making the quilt. Heart finishes at 5″ wide by 3.75″ tall. The fun thing about this block is that it creates some super fun, funky hearts! You can choose whether the solid fabric will be the background or the heart itself, orContinue reading

Graffiti Hearts | A Quilt Pattern

Meet Graffiti Hearts! The latest Patchwork and Poodles pattern! Graffiti Hearts is a super fun mockprov quilt pattern. This means that although the hearts look like they are improv based, they’re not! There’s step-by-step color diagrams in the pattern to achieve this quilt. PLUS, it is even easier than you think! Shop Related Products: Graffiti Hearts is the second quilt in the Mockprov Quilt Series. The first was Concrete Jungle. Don’t they look like suchContinue reading

Creating a Monochrome Graffiti Hearts Quilt

When I first designed Graffiti Hearts, I went all BRIGHT and BOLD with my color choices. I wanted the hearts to be a showstopper of a block, and I love the resulting quilt. I like to showcase the range of a pattern, so in making more Graffiti Hearts quilts with different color variations, I decided to make a monochrome Graffiti Hearts quilt. Shop Graffiti Hearts: Making a Monochrome Graffiti Hearts Quilt: Graffiti Hearts uses 11Continue reading

2021 Year in Review

Happy New Year! Here’s my 2021 Year in Review! I love doing these Year in Review posts because they allow me to reflect back on the accomplishments of the previous year. I always feel a lot of pride when I see how little steps, taken every day can result in such a beautiful outcome at the end of a year. PS: Use my FREE Printable Quilt Tracker to track your WIPs! It makes it soContinue reading

Small Lone Star Christmas Stocking Tutorial

“Once you start, you just can’t stop” is how I currently feel about Lone Stars. After making a lone star quilt, I made a Lone Star quilt coat and a large lone star Christmas stocking tutorial! I loved the large stocking so much that I decided to make an even smaller lone star for my small stocking pattern! This tutorial will show you how to make a lone star quilt block that finishes at 10.5″Continue reading