Laura Kelly Mini Quilt

Laura Kelly Quilt

As a quilter, I love giving quilts as gifts. It gives me a great excuse to make something lovely, and I get to share it with someone special. Earlier this year, I went to the Snap conference. It is held in Utah, and is a conference for creative online folks - mostly bloggers, but there are some … [Continue reading]

When a Butterfly flaps its wings…

close up of butterfly quilt

I shared the back of this mini quilt on Instagram several months ago, and wanted to share the whole thing with you here, along with the story behind it. Shortly after moving here, I checked out a couple of my local quilt shops. I got on the e-mail list for one, and opened their e-mails every … [Continue reading]

Eating the Frog, and having a whole Frog Farm

Eat the Frog - Always Expect Moore com

I'm coming out of the coma. The mental coma that moving put me into. Anyone who has moved recently knows that moving is brutal. And anyone who hasn't … [Continue reading]

100th Day of School Lego Shirt

Legos added to a 100th day shirt

So, apparently, the 100th day of school is now a "thing". Which I think is fun. Any time I can get my son to celebrate going to school is a win in my … [Continue reading]

Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt

Polka Dot Double Cuddle Quilt

I was sent some of Shannon's awesome cuddle fabrics to stitch up something snuggly. Included in the fabrics were cuddle cakes - 10" squares of … [Continue reading]

Babysitter Information Sheet

Simple Babysitter info sheet

At the end of last year, I shared a Date Night book over on 30 Minute Crafts. The other half of date nights is babysitters. So, I came up with this … [Continue reading]

How to Machine Bind a Quilt

stitch down length of binding

Adding binding is the final step in making a quilt. I love the look of binding that has been hand-stitched down. But that takes a lot of time - four … [Continue reading]

How to fix a quilt mistake (after it has been quilted!)

wrong fabric in place

Last spring, I made a quilt for Art Gallery Fabrics to hang in their booth at market. They sent me the fabric, and a computer-generated image of what … [Continue reading]

Simple Money for Kids

Simple Money for kids

This holiday, I thought my oldest son, now 6, needed more help understanding that Christmas is about giving. With so many aunts, uncles, great-aunts, … [Continue reading]

How to Square up Quilt Blocks

trim half square triangle blocks

When quilting, squaring up quilt blocks is important. Squaring up blocks helps to keep the entire quilt square. The finished quilt top will lie more … [Continue reading]