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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My blog is moving!!!

My new website went live today so now you can find all Quilt Cabana Patterns related information in one spot!
Visit www.quiltcabanapatterns.com to see my new blog, shop, sign up for email newsletters, and get inspired!  You can even link to the podcast, my Facebook page, and new Twitter page from there!

Join me on the new web site today!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fall is in the air....

Now that I'm back from my CA vacation, it feels like fall is creeping right up! We've had lots of summer birthday parties, kids in the pool, sleepovers, and two vacations so I think I'm ready for fall to start! I don't look forward to long nights of homework in the house but I am looking forward to cooler air and beautiful foliage...and of course that makes me want to quilt!

I will be publishing a new podcast soon. Stay tuned for that in the coming month.

I have a fall quilted purse listed on Etsy for sale. This the link to that item:

I also have several fall and winter patterns out there too.

If you are following my blog or podcast, please leave a comment so I can get to know you and where you are from. You can comment here or over on the Big Tent if that is where you like to comment. I do have a subgroup under the Quiltcast Supergroup.


Monday, July 5, 2010

A close up...

Photo Quilt

This quilt is of my daughter in the pumpkin patch in 2006. In my last podcast I mentioned the photo quilt book and supplies that were used in this quilt. I basically printed the photo poster size and seamed them together. Once that was done, I used thread to "color" the picture. I detailed every part of the photo including shirt, sneaker, hair, skin, pumpkins, etc. I finished this morning and hung it in the dining room!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!! My day started out in the quilting room so I know it will be a good one!

I am working on a photo quilt of my daughter. It is almost done and I'll post a picture when it's finished. What are you all working on?


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hawaiian Photo Quilt

Here is a picture of the finished Hawaiian photo quilt that I talked about in the last podcast!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Podcast Episode Is Up

The latest podcast episode is available! It is a review of The Sewing Answer Book and the Picture Perfect Quilts book and supplies that I ordered through Nancy's Notions. Hope you'll join me!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finished Purses For Sale

There are two completed Sew Sandi Bags for sale on Etsy today! Check out the Etsy store!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Purse Pattern!

This bag is fun, stylish, and boasts 8 inside pockets, 1 outer pocket, padded straps, and a zipper closure (no more worries about dumping the contents of your purse out in the car or floor!).

Here is the link or you can contact me directly:




Wednesday, April 28, 2010

From Trash To Treasure!

As I mentioned in my last podcast, I found an old weathered quilt rack at a yard sale last weekend for $2.00!!! My husband helped me take it apart and then I sanded it and painted it and now I have a beautiful quilt rack! Here is the photo...the little blue and pink quilt was the first one I ever made with my grandmother when I was around 8 years old. I do wish I had a before and after photo but truthfully, the before photo wouldn't have been very pretty to look at!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Episode #4 Available

The 4th episode of Quilt Cabana Corner is up on Podbean and will be on Itunes shortly! It is a fun episode with some interesting new finds and a review of two books. The first is The Quilting Answer Book and the second is Accidental Landscapes!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunny Tuesday & Good News

It's been a busy week here with 4 cases of strep throat in the family (my 3 daughters plus myself)! However, good news came in the middle of all of that...one of my wallhangings is going in McCall's Quick Quilts magazine in July 2011 (guess they really plan ahead over there)! I'm really excited to see the quilt in print as it's a tribute to my grandmother's garden.

This week I'm working on a Hawaiian pineapple pillow that is hand applique'...not something I love doing but I bought the kit in Hawaii and I really want to see it through. I'm also figuring out what my next project will be...either a lighthouse quilt or the Hawaii photo quilt that I bought supplies for at the Maui Quilt Shop!

Have a wonderful day and happy quilting!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Firecracker Table Topper Quilt & Pattern Available!

The Firecracker table topper quilt is for sale on Etsy as well as the pattern for this project. The table topper can also be a wall hanging (there is a hanging sleeve attached on the back). You can celebrate your patriotism in style with this table topper that has decorative stitching and beautiful quilting.

The quilt itself is $35.00 and the pattern is $9.00.
The link for the table topper is:

The link for the pattern is:


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cotton Spice is now Handmade With Love

Just wanted to let you all know that the Cotton Spice online pattern store which is one place Quilt Cabana Patterns are sold has become Handmade With Love. The link is:

Be sure to stop by there and see my patterns!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Beautiful Day!

The sun is shining and it's a beautiful day. Went for a 3 mile walk today and finished up a quilt!
Hope you are getting outside!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

3rd Podcast Episode Available

Happy Spring!!!! It's just beautiful outside today! I am loving it. Spent the morning working on the last quilt for the book and now I'm sitting in the sun enjoying the day! Earlier I recorded a podcast on the Flynn Multiframe Quilting System. Check it out on Podbean. It will also be available on Itunes later today!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

3rd Podcast Coming Soon

Hey everyone,
I'm getting ready to record my third podcast! It will be a review of the Flynn Multi Frame Quilting System! Stay tuned...


Thursday, February 25, 2010


Just finished a blue and yellow floral wallhanging!!! Feels good to have it done...now I'm on to the next project. This next quilt is a charity t-shirt quilt and then I'll be back to designing some new patterns!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2nd Episode of Quilt Cabana Corner!!!

The second epidose of my podcast is here!!! It runs about 9 minutes long and the topics include the Gypsy Gripper Tool and the Elm Creek Quilt book series! Enjoy!!! You can also find these on itunes (search "quilt" or "quiltcabanacorner" under podcasts).


Don't forget that the Sweet Mail pattern is still available with free shipping on the Etsy store!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast!

I decided to do a crazy thing and start a podcast!

The podcast will be a place for me to stay in touch with everyone and share some highlights of the quilting industry.

The first podcast is about 7 minutes long and is a review of The Quilter's Catalog by Meg Cox!
I hope you enjoy it. You can get there by clicking the following link:


I'm hoping to have these available on itunes in the future. You can dowload them for free and take me with you on your Ipod!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Good News!!!

This week I joined up with two online stores that sell quilt patterns as digital downloads! If you are like me and want to start your projects right away, this is a great way to purchase patterns. All you have to do is download and print!

The Quilt Pattern Shoppe sells quilt patterns only and Cotton Spice sells all types of craft patterns. The following links will take you there.


My patterns are listed under Quilt Cabana Patterns. The Quilt Pattern Shoppe also has my biography on the site including a picture that my daughter, Lindsey, took for me.

Don't forget that the Sweet Mail pattern still has free shipping when you order through the Etsy shop! This is being offered through Valentine's Day!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I'm sure you are all back to the daily grind just as I am. I am hoping to work in some quality quilting time in between the kid's activities and schedules though. Now is the perfect time to get busy with beautiful fabrics and trying new techniques.

Valentine's Day will be here before long and my Sweet Mail wall hanging is the perfect gift for your sweetheart. I am offering free shipping on this pattern on the Etsy store between now and February 14th!