30 12, 2016

My 2016 Favorite Quilt Finishes

By |December 30th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

It's fun to look through all the photos and appreciate all the finishes of the past year, and of course, dream about the next quilt! These are my favorite finishes - My Wonderland Quilt, was a quilt top for too long, I was excited to finish it up earlier this year! Majestic Mountains was made [...]

14 12, 2016

Hyperspeed Quilt

By |December 14th, 2016|finished quilt|11 Comments

Just in time for the Quiltcon deadline, I finished my Hyperspeed quilt for entry! I designed Hyperspeed in response to the All People Quilt - Nine-Patch Challenge, for whatever reason a challenge always put my brain on alert for the perfect idea. As I was finishing the binding, I was dreaming of the ideal photo [...]

13 12, 2016

I Love Churn Dashes!

By |December 13th, 2016|books, finished quilt|2 Comments

Earlier this month a fun, new collaboration book was released - I Love Churn Dashes! Included in the book are 15 fresh takes on a Churn Dash quilt - everything from traditional with a little appliqué, to modern quilts in solids or with oversized blocks. I'm excited to be included in the book, there's lots [...]

5 12, 2016

Hand Maker Fabrics Tour & Giveaway

By |December 5th, 2016|finished quilt, give away, Inspiration|296 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|3 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 [...]