Making a star block is so easy! And a quilt full of these sweet little blocks is just the best. For each star block you’ll need two prints – one for the star and one for the border. The grey print is my star and the green is my border. For the star: Cut 8 […]

Click here to see my finished Scrappy Log Cabin QAYG I’ve been accumulating scraps for long enough that I have enough to make several quilts…I’m starting my scrap elimination program with a scrappy log cabin quilt and I’m trying the QAYG (quilt as you go) method since this quilt is going to be about 98 […]

There is no good reason to avoid paper piecing like I did for so long. It’s so easy! And the results look beautifully intricate and uniform. My first stab at paper piecing is this lattice quilt and I am totally loving it. I cannot wait to see it all put together! It’s going to be […]

  I am FINALLY getting around to finishing up some quilts. This is the Ginger Blossoms fabric from Michael Miller from a while ago. I decided to do a tulip stipple design and tried marking the design on the fabric BEFORE basting the whole thing together which is a very good idea. I used a […]

  I finished this pirate quilt top ages ago using the very cute line for Riley Blake by Emily Taylor. I just saw that she has a brand new Pirate Matey’s line coming in October and I think I like it even better than this one! But I always say that… I finally got around […]

2011 was a busy year. Here are some of my favorite projects and tutorials from last year:                                                                             […]

I finished sewing all the strips together on my Citron Grey quilt…only I decided at the last minute to try to do them a little bit wonky. I totally cheated and cut them wonky on purpose, so it wasn’t all free loving with no measuring, but I’m a little braver and think I could try […]

The Alphabet Soup winner is Kathy, who said, “I love Alphabet Soup the best.” And the Pirates winner is Shelley, who said, “My son would love the pirates! but i really like the Sweet Nothings dreamy!” Send an email to kelseyatvanillajoydotcom to BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize. Congrats! THE PRIZE Two winners will each […]