Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Quilt Art Studio - New Selvage Quilt!

Pam at QuiltArtStudio in Virginia recently made this gorgeous selvage quilt. She used a "quilt-as-you-go" method. This quilt is for sale on Etsy at QuiltArtStudio. She has a stuning collection of quilts there, many made with colorful Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Lots of inspiration there!

Pam put her label on the back of the quilt.

Nice quilting. It looks like Mickey is admiring it too. Nice job, Pam!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New Honeycomb Quilt by Diane Volk Harris!

Just off her sewing machine: Honeycomb quilt by Diane Volk Harris (from Nebraska) of Quiltmaker magazine. She used my quilt pattern Honeycomb. She says it may be her favorite project ever. Aww. I love her version! Isn't it gorgeous?
Diane posted this photo on her Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pincushion from Kathleen

My quilt guild Hearthside Quilters had a handmade pincushion exchange in February. This is the beauty I received from my friend and fellow guild member Kathleen Connors. She made it from wool. And what a nice embroidery job she did. It looks great in my quilt room (I love black). Thank you, Kathleen! 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Paperweights Quilt from Alaska!

Maile Soto of Wasilla, Alaska made the beautiful table runner below, inspired by my Paperweights quilt pattern. Her version has nice machine hand applique blanket stitching around the edge of each circle. (I thought it was machine done because it is so neat; but it's hand stitched!)

Here's a close-up so you can see the applique and quilting. Nice job, Maile! 
I wonder how long quilting season is in Alaska. About 10 months, I would guess. I could deal with that, especially with those gorgeous mountain views.

Monday, February 29, 2016

New Puddysticks Quilt Pattern

Here's my latest quilt pattern: Puddysticks. It measures 65" x 84," XL twin (dorm bed). Instant download pdf, photos, helpful hints, 5 pages. You might already have all the fabrics you need for this string quilt, a fun stash-buster. 

The ease of making this quilt is what led to the title “Puddysticks.” In South Africa it’s a children’s phrase that means “very easy.” For example, “The math quiz was puddysticks! I finished in five minutes.” Or, if you are very cool, you might say, “That quiz was pudds!” 

See pattern here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Seize the Day and Make a Quilt!

Step 1: Cut 12 white squares, 21" x 21."
Then cut them in half on the diagonal. 
If you already have some 3" strips, this quilt won't even take all day.
You'll love the Carpe Diem pattern.

I took this photo in my front yard yesterday before the snow. 

Mary Watt ( did the machine quilting. 
The quilt is 60" x 80" XL Twin size, good for dorm beds.

If you would Pin, Facebook, or blog about this, it would be great. Thanks.

Here's the link: