Monday, January 11, 2021

Hourglass Quilt Block

An hourglass quilt block is so easy to make. With two squares of contrasting fabrics, you can quickly make two hourglass blocks. You can make any size by adjusting the size of the beginning block. 

Hourglass blocks are timeless and it's no wonder. You can whip them up quickly and make an entire quilt using just these blocks. OR incorporate them with other blocks. 

Since it's so easy to adjust the size, it would make a fun border too!

hourglass quilt blocks



New to quilting? The hourglass unit is a great starting point. 

You can also try your hand at some basics like half square trianglesfour patches and nine patches. You can build on those skills by creating some blocks that utilize those basics. Like the Jacob's Ladder block or the Shoo Fly block.

Be sure to check out my quilting page for even more quilting tutorials.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Let me introduce you to the peppermint Kiss cookie. Its soft and chewy with a crisp bottom. It's full of peppermint flavor and topped with a candy cane Kiss. 

These cookies are so festive and so EASY to make!  You may want to make a double batch because they will disappear quickly.

  If you love cookies, be sure to check out all of my favorites! (After you make these ones of course :)
peppermint kiss cookies


One of my favorite cookies are Andes mint cookies. I decided to play around with the recipe and mix it up a bit. These candy cane Kiss cookies were the result. You guys, they're so good! 


Monday, November 30, 2020

Basket Quilt Block

The basket quilt block is a classic block. There are many variations, but today I'm keeping it simple using half square triangles and rectangles to form the block. 

Enjoy this free pattern with printable cutting chart and video tutorial! 

Basket Quilt Block

 

This block is really easy and ideal for beginners. It's the perfect block to continue on my quilting journey. 

Some of the other easy quilt blocks I've shared include the churn dash quilt block, Jacob's ladder quilt block, shoo fly quilt block and the bear paw quilt block. See even more block ideas at the end of the post.