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: 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Welcome to My Studio!

C'mon in. Left to right: design wall on the left, fabric in the white wire drawers (and yarn on top), door to walk-in closet, Juki 98Q sewing machine, Big Board ironing board in the foreground.

To the right of the log cabin quilt is the door to the porch. It has a nice view of the woods.

This is the "husband's sofa." I like to relax there too and browse through my quilt books.

The sturdy elfa drawers (from the Container Store) hold a lot of fabric, 
but I do have more in plastic boxes. 
Is my studio always this neat? Hahaha. Not even close.

Selvage Quilt by Jodi Nelson

This selvage quilt top is the creation of Jodi Nelson from the Pleasant Home blog.
She lives in Oregon. I like the little bits of color scattered about in her quilt.
Nice job, Jodi!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Selvage Rainbow Bookcase Quilt

Jessica Skultety loves to quilt and read books. See in-progress photos and read about this quilt at Quilty Habit. Jessica is the author of the Wonky Press modern quilting newsletter.

She quilted the names of some of her favorite books on this unique quilt. Nice work, Jessica!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Louisa's Selvage Quilt

Louisa Enright's selvage quilt is called "Ain't This Fun?" See more photos of this quilt on Louisa's blog. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Owl Selvage Quilt is a Hoot!

What a creative selvage quilt! I wish I could see what words are printed on the owls.
Made by Darcy Ashton of Ashton Publications in Oklahoma. See her Outstanding Owls patterns.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Modern Selvage Mug Rug

Stunning modern selvage mug rug by Cassandra of The Not So Dramatic Life. She used Cotton and Steel fabrics for this little pretty. 

And here's the back side. I love the jacks fabric in every colorway. Nice, Cassandra!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Selvage Pillows

Pretty selvage pillows made by Barbara Cain from Modern Quilting by B. Her book is called Go Big Go Bold, Large Scale Modern Quilts,  published by C&T. Beautiful, Barbara!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Selvage Double Wedding Ring

Impressive double-wedding ring quilt block featuring selvages! 
Made by Miriam/berlinquilter. Nice job!