March 5th, 2014
We have a new pattern to show you-Mosaics.
Do you love piecing with batiks and tonals? The fabrics came from Clothworks Textiles’s collection, Minerals-beautiful, rich tonals. Throw, queen and king sizes are in the pattern and you make the 18″ pillow with the leftovers.
Annie’s Catalog took the photo and you can order the pattern and kit of these fabrics from their catalog page:
Just two easy strip-pieced blocks are used to make this gorgeous quilt. A great pattern for beginners!
February 25th, 2014
I just finished adding the binding to this Irish Chain from Jinny Beyer for a client. Its made with the fabrics she has designed. The kit is not available any longer but I want to show it anyway!
Her kits usually have mitered borders using the beautiful border fabric she designs. This time I followed her instructions on how to measure and sew the mitered border to the quilt. It turned out very well with the corner fabric design matching. Her instructions were easier than I expected and worth the time investment.
On her site she has free instructions that I used. The web page address is:
February 6th, 2014
The quilt for Music Makers is done and up on our pages!
The blocks are easy to piece-a great pattern for any novelty fabric you own or want to do for that special person!
The quilt size is 59″ x 76″-a nice size for the guy who loves music. The fabric is Clothwork’s collection Maestro, currently in the fabric shops.
You can find Music Maker’s catalog page here:
January 11th, 2014
I finished the Baby Hoots quilt for my niece this week-in girl colors this time!
She gave me the palette of grayed lavender with aqua, coral and gray. It was fun using prints in the owl tummies instead of solids which I did for my daughter’s quilt for her baby son.
The cover for Baby Hoots has been changed to include this photo as the main quilt with the blue version I did for my grandson included in the corner.
I’ve been wanting to show the fabric possibilities quilters can use with this pattern-its so easy to individualize it for your baby on the way!
December 31st, 2013
I wish everyone who is visiting our site and blog a very happy New Year! I hope you have planned some excellent quilt projects to work on too. With the variety of quilt styles, fabrics, pieced or appliqued, it can be hard to choose which one!
We have some cute patterns coming up this spring-you can see them on our homepage. The samples will be using Clothworks Textiles fabrics but can easily use your fabric stash at home. Our homepage link is:
AND I will have ready soon a quilt pattern using tonal batiks and another pattern using vintage ladies hankies. Both have easy blocks and can be made in multiple quilt sizes.
My goal this year is to add patterns that use only precuts-a favorite with quilters and quilt shops! So look for more patterns to use up your stash.
Again-happy New Year-I pray it will be blessed for you and your family.
December 17th, 2013
I love to hear from quilters who make our patterns!
Karen Elma just sent this photo of herself, her quilt loving dog, Persia, and her quilt made by her talented sister, Diane Abshier.
Karen said Diane used fabric straps instead of felt so that Persia wouldn’t get his nails caught in the fabric.
Diane did a wonderful job choosing fabrics and placing them in the layout.
Thanks, Karen, for sharing with us your quilt! You must be thrilled to own it! Give your sister a big hug from me!
December 8th, 2013
Do you love owl quilts?
I created our version for our daughter’s new son.
My niece is going to have a baby girl next year and her theme is owls too! So I’m making her quilt with the colors she’s requested-lavender, coral, turquoise and gray.
And another block using the blue/lavender she requested:
My daughter does the hand embroidery for me on all our fusible shape quilts-her work is beautiful!
I’ll show you the finished quilt and add the second colorway to the pattern when its done.
Have a great Christmas season!
November 26th, 2013
Here’s a quick idea to dress up your table or livingroom coffee table-a runner using printed panels.
If the panel squares are 7″ or 6″ then add 1 1/2″ wide sashing strips between the squares. Add a border and you are ready to machine quilt them in a stipple stitch.
This one is basted with quilting pins to make a small tablemat planned to have a centerpiece on the red snowflake center square.
This is the second one made from the same panel (it had nine squares) all quilted and the binding finished.
The border width is 2 1/2″ unfnished.
As you can see the light value was different when I took the photos on different days. They make great quick gifts too.
I’m going to have some new quilts to show you soon. Its been crazy here designing new quilts and then finishing them up. But I love each one-so thankful for the opportunity to share them with you!
October 19th, 2013
Snowflake-our newest pattern ready for you to make for those cold winter month ahead of us!
The quilt has easy pieced blocks with the sample showing Clothworks new collection Alsace. The pattern has sizes throw, queen and king.
Here’s what the queen size looks like:
The king size has a gray border on the left and right sides of the snowflake to get the needed width. Here’s the link to the catalog page:
October 5th, 2013
Reindeer and Stars Tablerunner & Placemats
Looking for an easy way to decorate your holiday table? This one is sure to delight your little ones!
The tablerunner is 13″ x 41″ and placemats are 12″ x 18″. Just find your favorite red, cream, gold and green prints and brown tonal for the reindeer.
Here’s the link to the catalog page:
Its not too soon to plan and make Christmas table decorations!