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Making A Surprise Gift: Sharon Holland Pinwheels

Making A Surprise Gift: Sharon Holland Pinwheels

Pinwheels are one of my favorite quilt elements. I love everything about them including making them. I love how they add a quaint and traditional feel to quilts.  To me they just shout naiveté. One of the most exiting new fabric designers to come on the scene over the...

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Stash-buster: Trip Around the World

Stash-buster: Trip Around the World

Here is a giant piecing marathon I undertook this summer. As you may have noticed, I have been on a quest to make simple "utility" quilts. Partly because it has been a while since I actually made large utility quilts and my bed quilts are actually starting to look a...

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Finished Quilt Top: The Grunge Quilt

Finished Quilt Top: The Grunge Quilt

Can a quilt be grungy? I think this one is, or maybe it is just a little edgy. I am so stinking pleased with this. It is so easy to make pretty. But this quilt is new to me. It really started off with a couple of rolls of Kokka precut 2.75" strips that I purchased...

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Another Quilt Complete: Modern Spin

Another Quilt Complete: Modern Spin

Here is another quilt that I finished in the late spring. This pattern is available in one of Kathy Doughty's books and it called Modern Spin. I made this entire quilt form fabrics that were already in my stash. It actually made a dent in it:) I made my version of the...

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60-Degree Triangle Stars

60-Degree Triangle Stars

This quilt was finished a while back but I never posted about it. It was a result of me wanting to learn to piece 60-degree triangles. I thought it would be difficult, but it really isn't. I used the absolutely fantastic 60-degree triangle ruler from Creative Grids...

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Finished Cotton&Steel Quilt

Finished Cotton&Steel Quilt

I just realized that ALL my blogposts seem to be about fabric that I love and collect and tell you that I am using, but I haven't really shown off a finished quilt in a while. Well, I actually do finish a few here and there. Some of them I can't show you because they...

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Designing with Garden Glitz from Michael Miller

Designing with Garden Glitz from Michael Miller

I am not normally a glitzy blingy sort of person but this spring I was introduced to Michael Miller's new line Garden Glitz....and all of a sudden fabric with a lot of gold in it seemed like a REALLY good idea. I have just started work on a new book and although I...

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New Pattern! Maya’s Flower Will Ship in August

New Pattern! Maya’s Flower Will Ship in August

Yeah! My new pattern, Maya's Flowers, is launching at Bernina University this week! It will be ready to ship around August 15th. The quilt measures 36"x36" and features raw edge appliqué. I played around with a bit of wool this time in the appliqué. You can of course...

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The Perfect Red Fabric

The Perfect Red Fabric

For the last couple of years I have had a favorite fabric.  It is Cotton Couture "Cherry" from Michael Miller. It is the PERFECT color of red. Not rusty, not orangy,not brownish, not bluish. It is a true fire-engine/Scandinavian Christmas red. I want to use it for...

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