Friday, June 2, 2023

T-Shirts for Quilters - Now in my Etsy Shop!

Quilting with my peeps! Cute fluffy chicks. Digitally printed on a nice soft shirt.

This shirt says: "I'm thinking of getting a longarm quilting machine...but I don't know."
Make your quilting buddies chuckle with this one.

Of course all the quilt patterns are still in the shop too.  :)

Stop by for a look.
Happy June! I hope all is well with you.


Sunday, March 5, 2023

Sawtooth Quilt by Simone Symonds

 This stunning quilt by Simone Symonds of Parap, Northern Territory, Australia won the Quilting Excellence Award sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild at the recent Quilt Con Show. This quilt is titled: "Sawtooth No 3: Betelguese," and measures 63" x 63". 

This quilt design is big and bold, but intricate too. It's measured and improv at the same time. It captures my attention and won't let go. I love a quilt that inspires me to drop everything and make my own version. And this quilt does that for me. Nice job, Simone! 

Monday, February 20, 2023

Many Dark Chocolates Contain Lead and Cadmium

 I don't know why I never heard of this, but according to Consumer Reports many brands of dark chocolate contain dangerous levels of lead and cadmium. Click here to read the article.

So much for the benefits of eating dark chocolate for the antioxidants! I'm not tempted now.

Consumer Reports recommends certain brands that have lower levels of these toxic metals. I don't get it. Why injest any at all?

Saturday, February 11, 2023

The Escalator Quilt Pattern - Plus 4 Variations


This quilt pattern is fast and easy, like riding an escalator. Perfect project for beginners, but fun for experienced quilters too.

If you have jelly-rolls or 2.5" wide strips, you're ready to roll! You will love making this one. Download the pattern now and start creating!

See the pattern here: The Escalator Quilt Pattern

X-Long Twin size measures 60" x 84". Perfect size for college dorm beds.

Have a question while you're making this? Just email me.

Post your quilt pic on IG using #escalatorquilt.

Here are some options to consider:

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Chocolate Bars, A Yummy Quilt Pattern, New! Feb 2023

Just listed on Etsy, this pattern will have you binge-quilting your stash scraps into beautiful quilts. Add some novelty fabrics for a little "I spy" fun. Sure to become a family favorite.
See the pattern here: Chocolate Bars quilt pattern.

This twin quilt measures 60" x 77". Machine quilted with a stippled design. The batting is low-loft cotton. The backing is a medium brown (crackled leather/alligator skin) design. The binding fabric is the same as the backing. 


Monday, October 17, 2022

Party Apron, Hostess Outfit, Wearable Art!

Turn a basic black-pants-and-top into a festive party outfit when you wear this Art Collage Hostess Apron! See 8 new aprons in my Etsy shop.

What a conversation starter too! Lots of fun images from the best of my fabric collection: sock monkeys, cakes, Dr. Suess pictures, seashells, just take a look. Lots of fun. 
Makes a wonderful hostess gift!


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Pat Sloan is Making the Red Zinger Selvage Quilt on YouTube!

I'm so excited that Pat Sloan is making the Red Zinger quilt on her YouTube channel: The Sloan Zone! 

Pat has a daily YouTube video, a website, she's written 35 books, and designs fabrics. She does it all! And she's as friendly and energetic as she looks in the pic above. I love to start my day with her show and a cup of tea. 

If you'd like to participate in the Quilt-Along, click here: Red Zinger Quilt Pattern

Cut some selvages wide enough to enjoy a cute image, like this little monkey.

And here it is: the whole Red Zinger quilt. I can't wait to see all the versions that will come out of this quilt-along. Use #redzingerquilt on Instagram to show us your quilt.