The Evie – A Scrappy Vintage Beauty

I ADORE vintage quilts. This quilt made by Eveler Blankenship begged me to make her again. It's a controlled riot of scraps and strings and bits. Here's my version just before I finished putting her together (please excuse the night time studio lighting): We had a fabulous time making The Evie in my June 22nd class at the Sewing Doc! My friend Pam Cobb of The Stitch TV Show joined us and made these lovelies! (Check out The Stitch on YouTube!!)   We're doing it again on August 18th. Sign up to come sew The Evie with me! Hope to see you soon! xoxo ~Tara

Text It! Blog Hop – Mar 4th-16th

This new book from Sherri Noel has some really terrific projects for words on quilts and quilted pillows. TWO weeks of projects on this hop, and each blogger is giving away a copy of the book and two large spools of Aurifil thread! I'll reveal my Freedom Quilt (pictured lower-left below) on Thursday the 7th. See you back here then!

Border Quilt QAL – A Checkered Tale (borders 1-4)

Here we are on the second installment of the Border Quilt Quilt Along hosted by Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen: the checkered borders and first few background borders. I like to prove you can screw something up and make something beautiful out of it anyway. Let's be honest: that's half the battle of winning at life in general. I made my applique center too large, so my 1st border on my Border Quilt is really a half border (top and bottom only). And I am totally fine with it. In fact, I love it. [caption id="attachment_1036" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Border Quilt - Checkered Borders[/caption] I can already tell I'm going to be madly in love with this quilt...Read More

I Just Wanna Quilt

I’ve been interviewed! What? That’s crazy talk. I had such a great time chatting with Elizabeth Townsend Gard of Just Wanna Quilt recently, and the podcast episode is live today! You can listen directly at, or head over to your favorite podcast platform (iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker). You’ll want to make this channel one of your favorites… she interviews some big names and interesting quilty people. I’ll be chatting with her again in another week or so, because we ran out of time and had loads to talk about! Come join the Just Wanna Quilt Quilting Army on Facebook! Are you headed to QuiltCon in Nashville next February? Catch one of Elizabeth’s lectures and check out her workshop!...Read More