Patchwork Doll Quilt Tutorial

Patchwork Baby Doll Quilt Sewing Tutorial

      A few days before I needed to send off “the” Christmas package to my family out west, I decided that I needed to throw just “one more” gift in there.  Normally I have quite a nice time planning out projects to sew for my nieces and nephews but this year I had… 

Read More »

Quilted Pillow Tutorial

Tutorial for a simple quilted pillow. A great way to use up scraps, would be cute to change out for the different Holidays.

Wait, is Christmas over?? Well yes it is… the silly thing about Christmas is that if you make gifts for someone then blog about it, it kinda ruins the surprise.  That’s why today I’m going to share with you a tutorial for these little quilted throw pillows that I made for friends and family this… 

Read More »

Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow Tutorial

Bow Tie Quilted Pillow Sewing Pattern

  This post first appeared on Riley Blake Designs Blog as a part of their Design Team Wednesday series. I am totally smitten with bow ties lately (as seen by the bow tie print on my fabric) and thought that it would be fun to make a bow tie pillow.  The pillow is constructed simply… 

Read More »

Around the World Blog Tour

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

 If you’re a reader of sewing and quilt blogs you may have seen the Around the World blog series that was started last fall pop up in your reader.  Today I am so excited to be participating in the tour which was started by Jen Kingwell.  I was invited by Amanda of the Quilted Fish who… 

Read More »

Top 10 Sewing Projects of 2014

Padded Camera Lens Case Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Thank you so much for reading along in 2014. Personally I love reading blogs, especially now that I know personally many of the people behind some of the top sewing blogs around. I hope that by stopping by here regularly that you get a dose of inspiration and feel uplifted and inspired when you leave…. 

Read More »

Vintage Vibe Book Tour

Vintage Vibe Book Tour

  Merry Christmas! I can not believe that it’s in just 2 days! I’m feeling totally “off”this year and for some reason feel like I’ve still got a good month until Christmas Day. I think it’s because I don’t have little kids running around the house any more asking about Santa Claus every 5 minutes. I’ve… 

Read More »

Shop Small Book Special

Project Teen Sewing Book "Shop Small" specials

  ‘Tis the season to be Merry, but it also seems that,  ‘Tis the season to be shopping. I’ve shared a few Holiday specials and deals with you the last few days. I hope that you’ve found them helpful with your holiday gift giving.  I have one more to share with you then we are… 

Read More »

Derby Style Fabric

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

  Hello, Happy Monday Morning to y’all!  Today it’s my turn for the Riley Blake Fabric Designer Blog Hop! If you came here from the previous stop,  Lori Whitlock‘s blog welcome!  I thought that I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa Mortenson, I live in the Louisville Kentucky area with my husband and 2… 

Read More »

Riley Blake Designers Blog Hop and Holiday Gift Guides

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

Happy Monday!! We woke up to snow! I am sooo not ready for this after last years “polar vortex”. The kids are all off of school today and I can’t think in my 20 years living in Kentucky of a time that we’ve ever had a snow day BEFORE Thanksgiving. I hope this is not… 

Read More »

Clementine Applique Quilt and Craftsy Class Giveaway

Inspired Modern Quilts Class on Craftsy

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine   You may recall that I’ve been slowly working my way through several online… 

Read More »

Visit me at Quilt Market!

Melissa-Mortenson-Quilt-Market

  (photo from iPhone) If you will be at Quilt Market in Houston this week I’d love to see you!! I’ll be debuting my new fabric line Derby Style and signing copies of my book, Project Teen. I’ve been busy prepping samples for the booth and have a few things that I can’t wait to share… 

Read More »