House by the Bay Design


The Perfect Beach Quilt

Beach Quilt Model

Last weekend Chris and I went to a friend’s cottage. It was the perfect place to take my latest beach quilt for a spin (and take some photos).  This was a really quick quilt that came together in about three days. It has a variety of nautical prints in blues, reds and greys. My favourites […] Read more…

How to Sew Curved Quilt Blocks

How to Sew Curvy Quilt Blocks

Some of my favourite patterns include curved quilt blocks. I love curves, and maybe because I started sewing curvy blocks early in my quilting obsession I’ve never been scared of them…but a lot of people are.  I get it.  Curves can be intimidating. But they don’t have to be! My secret weapon to sewing curves? PINS. […] Read more…

Bright baby boy quilt

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This colourful baby quilt has crossed the pond and is heading to it’s new home in the UK! The quilt top fabrics are from the Rita Hodge’s Blogger’s Choice bundle from Fat Quarter Shop with a solid charcoal border. I used one of my favourite fabrics, IKEA’s  Britten Nummer for the backing and a simple black […] Read more…

Ruby Roads Free Mini Quilt Pattern


I received a lot of compliments on Instagram of the mini quilt I made for the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap so I thought I would share the pattern that I made to create it. The pattern is based off of the Ruby Roads quilt block designed by Nancy Cabot which I sketched from Barbara Brackman’s […] Read more…

Two baby quilts off & away


I’m excited to show off my latest two quilts that are on their way to two very special little ladies. The first quilt (which I keep calling Starburst because it reminds me of the candy). It uses the free pattern from Swim, Bike Sew and this one is backed with a super soft flannelette with […] Read more…