Monday, June 30, 2014

Patterns are available!

Patterns are now available on my website!

 It finally happened!  To purchase one of these patterns click here. Please allow 24 hours for e-pattern delivery because the process is not yet automated.

I am so grateful to feel well enough to have taught at the Small Town Quilt Show in a Big Town Way! It was so much fun! I am thankful to my students for all they taught me and the good time we had together.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Modern Chevron Quilt Kits Will Be Available At The Small Town Quilt Show!

The kits for the Modern Chevron Baby Quilt will be available at the show! It has all the fabric you will need to make the baby quilt, including backing fabric and pattern (no batting). The cost is $57 and that includes sales tax. Kits without backing fabric are $41 including tax.  If you would like to reserve your kit just contact me here and I'll prepare one for you to be picked up and paid for in class.  (Cash or credit card required.)

I can't believe how soon this fun show will be happening! Can't Wait!! Click here to register for modern chevrons at the Small Town Quilt Show!  


Monday, March 3, 2014

Time for Healing

Photo Credit Alex Brown                                          

There is nothing like a health crisis to make you realize how green the grass is, on your side of the fence! And to really distill what the priorities are in your life. I recently received a diagnosis I never dreamed I would hear and I am grateful that I have a chance to learn more about bringing my mind and body into balance. I am taking some time to recover and that means my Modern Chevron Pattern and the Modern Chevron Kits are going to be delayed. They may be on the back burner for now but they are still there simmering with anticipation, and I will be back on top of the world again soon!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Scrap Potholders

I've been having so much fun making hot pads with left over scraps!
Here is one set front and back. This set has flower quilting.

Here is another set quilted using the Stitch in the Ditch technique! 


So these are fun and easy to make. I cut a 7 1/2 to 8 inch square of left over cotton/poly batting.
Somewhere near the center I place a triangle or pentagon shaped scrap.

 I lay another scrap face down along one side of the original scrap and sew a quarter inch seam.

Flip the upside down scrap so it is right side up and finger press.

Then, place another scrap upside down along another side of the original scrap and sew it and flip it. 

Repeat the place, sew, and flip steps round and round the original scrap until the whole piece of batting is covered. 

Cut a backing square the same size as your batting.

Quilt along a few of the scraps to hold it all together. Trim to even up the square.

Bind with your favorite method!

Easy Peasy!

If you have questions you can look at this tutorial for Crazy Quilt Foundation Piecing:

The fabric combinations are endless, happy quilting!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Small Town Quilt Show -- In a Big Town Way

The quilt show where I am teaching, is in four and a half months! I can hardly wait! There are so many good classes to take and lots of fun things to see, 
and do, and win! The Small Town Quilt Show -- In a Big Town Way
is going to be in Midway, Utah on June 26th-28th, 2014.
I am so excited to teach my class Modern Chevrons! Click here to register.
Keep scrolling down for links to the other teachers at this event.

All about the Teachers and their Classes:

Friday, January 31, 2014

Joleen's Quilt for New Grandbaby boy!

Joleen brought me this darling quilt she pieced for her upcoming Grandbaby boy!
I love these beautiful colors!

Here is a close up of the front! She chose stars and loops for this lucky little guy!

Her is a close up of the back! The back is minky and so soft!

Here is her quilt all ready for pick up!

Thank you Joleen for having me quilt your quilt! Enjoy that grandson!

Monday, January 13, 2014

JoAnn's Irish Chain

JoAnn brought me this beautiful Double Irish Chain to custom quilt! My website has more information about how you can get custom quilting for your next quilt, click here.  I love how this quilt turned out, the fabric the blocks and the quilting all came together beautifully!

the lovely front...

the lovely back...

I just love how the flowers and the feathers work together...

I loved quilting on your darling quilt! Thank you JoAnn

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!

This year Steven and I chaperoned a youth New Years Eve Dance. These kids were so well behaved! They also have different social customs than I had when I was their age. Not understanding how things work for them leaves me feeling ancient but inspired by their amazing potential. 

Here is a little video of the midnight balloon drop! Hope you have a most excellent new year!