5 12, 2016

Hand Maker Fabrics Tour & Giveaway

By |December 5th, 2016|finished quilt, give away, Inspiration|263 Comments

About a year ago Natalie asked me to make a small quilt with her new fabrics debuting at spring market. Hand Maker is Natalie's first collection for Windham fabrics and I love the group! I am here today to tell you that not everything goes to plan in my studio. I had designed and sewed [...]

10 11, 2016

Sewing Tips! :: Scrap Quilt Fabric Selection Process

By |November 10th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

I get asked about fabric choices a lot, especially when a quilter is selecting fabric for a scrap quilt. Did you catch that, I said selecting. Occasionally there's a pattern that can take all the scraps you have collected, and never seem to incorporate in your projects, but still want to use somehow. (Think: Postage [...]

20 09, 2016

Splendid Stars

By |September 20th, 2016|finished quilt|5 Comments

Splendid Stars is my entry into the current Blogger's Quilt Festival! I made my Splendid Stars quilt in late 2014 for an episode of Love of Quilting, once it was back in my possession we put it to use right away. It's one of the quilts I'm constantly refolding in the living room, or asking the kids [...]

12 09, 2016

Baby Boy Quilt

By |September 12th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

I was commissioned by my sister to make a new baby boy quilt for one of her friends having a baby! Of course, a new baby needs a new quilt, just for him! I started with a few Layer Cake pieces that were left over from another project, and selected the palette to be used. [...]

29 08, 2016

Adventures Quilt Patterns

By |August 29th, 2016|finished quilt, pattern|0 Comments

I have new quilt patterns that coordinate with my Adventures fabric line shipping this November to share today! It's always fun to make in my own fabric, but seeing your creativity in the fabrics you choose and layout decisions are the best. I can't wait to see what you create with these! [...]

12 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts

By |August 12th, 2016|books, finished quilt|0 Comments

A quick look at all the quilts in Modern Heritage Quilts! The names of the quilt are in order if you would like more information about any of them. With each quilt I have a flat shot of the entire quilt, and a look at the skill level to make each one. The Comfort [...]

11 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Double Dutch

By |August 11th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Double Dutch from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is cute and fun to make. Double Dutch was beautifully pieced by my friend Shelly Pagliai – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The Four Patch is possibly the earliest quilt block, with alternating light and dark fabric squares. The easy piecing offers a simple, [...]

10 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: The Wedding Quilt

By |August 10th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

The Wedding Quilt from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a bold and beautiful quilt. The Wedding Quilt was expertly pieced by my friend Audrie Bidwell – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The Greek Cross blocks in the center and border of this quilt are assembled like the common Churn Dash block. It's [...]

5 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Soaring

By |August 5th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

Soaring from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a great way to explore value in your quilts. Soaring was beautifully pieced by my friend Melissa Corry – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The design in this quilt top reminds me of birds in flight. The transition from light to dark fabrics in [...]

2 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Mingle

By |August 2nd, 2016|finished quilt|1 Comment

Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This sweet baby quilt, Mingle, was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! I designed this minimal block to make a star when four blocks are set [...]

1 08, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Abloom

By |August 1st, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Abloom from my new book, Modern Heritage Quilts is a great example of a traditional block in a modern setting! I enlarged the blocks to make them the unique focal point in a soft sea of grey fabric. The Flowering Snowball block was one of many patterns made widely available by the Ladies Art Company [...]

29 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Tunnels

By |July 29th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

Tunnels from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts is a fun use of scraps from multiple projects. Tunnels was beautifully pieced by my friend Shelly Pagliai – a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! When designing quilts, I often take cues from traditional blocks and look for a way [...]