Several years ago, I made a simple patchwork quilt of five-inch squares for the new granddaughter of a dear friend. I was tickled to learn that the baby’s mother was using this quilt to track her daughter’s growth! Each month she took a photograph of the baby on the patchwork quilt, documenting how she stretched… Continue reading New pattern: “By the Hours” baby quilt and coordinating pillow
Fabric selection ~ the quilter’s nemesis. Most of us feel some lack of confidence and unease when it comes to selecting fabric for our next quilting project. In fact, it can cause us to stop in our tracks. We purchase pretty new patterns and quilting books, and then they stockpile in our sewing rooms until… Continue reading Selecting fabrics for your spring sewing projects
The weather is glorious in Minnesota today, so I took my Patchwork Quilt Along quilt on a little walk-about in my yard, attempting to take some pretty photos to share with you. It\'s a bit tricky when the sun is shining full force, but I found a protected spot on my front porch and snapped… Continue reading Patchwork Quilt Along: Quilted, bound and ready for spring!
When I was a child, gumdrops were one of my favorite treats. I loved the shape, the colors and (of course) the taste. A box of Dots still holds a childlike appeal to me, and the red ones are my favorite. So today I am pleased to share another new pattern with you: Gumdrops. Select… Continue reading New pattern: Gumdrops, a layer cake quilt
Today is an \"icing on the cake\" day in my quilting world. I\'ve finished my Patchwork Quilt Along top and the pieced backing! This journey began in January of 2017, and I have thoroughly enjoyed making these petite blocks each month with Fat Quarter Shop. There is something so satisfying in taking your time and enjoying the piecing… Continue reading Patchwork Quilt Along: A finished top and back!