Riley Blake Chevron ~ A Westwood Acres Sponsored Giveaway

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m excited to start out this week with an awesome giveaway sponsored by Amanda and Weston of Westwood Acres. Check out these beauties…

Ok, wipe the drool off your keyboard now. One lucky winner will win the entire fat quarter set. You can enter this giveaway a couple times.

1. Leave a comment, any comment ~ that one is easy!
2. “Like” Amanda’s Facebook page here and leave another comment that you did

I will pick a winner Friday morning, May 11th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing Comments to Select a Winner ++

The winner is #400, Paige of Paper Starfish! I accidentally closed the window before getting my screenshot, but that’s how the number was picked. 🙂

Paige said “I really need to buy some of these! I guess I’ll try to win some first!” Well it’s your lucky day Paige! I will email you for your address. Thanks for commenting everyone!


Riley Blake Chevron

Riley Blake’s Chevron has arrived! I missed the boat on the chevron in Moda’s Half Moon Modern collection. I couldn’t decided if I wanted it or not, and the next thing I knew the colors I wanted were sold out everywhere. So when I saw this new fabric by Riley Blake, I didn’t hesitate. I am seeing this pop up in a lot of stores online, including Westwood Acres, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and Bloomerie Fabrics.

It is a beautiful day here and I just finished my daughter’s Easter dress last night, so we are heading out to take a picture of it. I can’t wait to share!

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head…

You know the song, right? Well I couldn’t stop singing it while making this quilt. All those adorable little umbrellas are an unstoppable force!

I just love the Rainy Days and Mondays fabric by Riley Blake. I paired 5 fat quarters with some green Katie Jump Rope flowers and gray Wishing Flowers from My Mind’s Eye (one of my new go-to prints now). Even though these aren’t colors I usually work with, I really like the look of this quite.

The back is a simple design, with coordinating solids. The binding is a green dot – stripes and dots just made the best bindings!

This one measures 32″ x 43″. I quilted it free motion and it’s nice and crinkly, my favorite! It can be found in the shop.

I’m off for vacation in the morning! Boy am I going to miss my sewing machine and my computer but am in need of a serious break from the daily routine. See you when I get back!

Twin Surfer


I finished my first twin quilt! This quilt was made for my husband’s cousin’s son (got that? LOL) who is moving to his “big boy” bed from his crib. I had a great time making it, and I feel like I’ve really accomplished something as it’s the biggest quilt I’ve made so far.


I was thinking of everything I used for this quilt…12 yards of fabric, 130-7.5″ squares, 500+ meters of thread, 1 package of batting, 350 basting safety pins, 3 hours of sewing binding….I feel like I should finish by singing “And a partridge in a pear tree!”

This one is quilted free motion and it took about 4 hours which was less time than I expected. I knew that binding would take a while though and it did! Totally worth it though. Does anyone else start getting REALLY excited when you see that you are almost done hand sewing that binding and nearing completion?

The back is a Kona Solid and stripe of the fabrics used on the front.


I just love these “windy quilt” photos. And one thing we have a lot of in Chicago is wind.

I also made a pillowcase using this tutorial and a throw pillow from the scraps. I think this will make an adorable little boy room that he can grow into for years to come!