I’ve been making quilts for a LONG time. In fact, I made my first quilt in 1992 . . . an Eleanor Burns “Around the World – Quilt in a Day” project. Thirty-one years later, you’d think some of the thrill would have worn off. Sure, there have been projects so frustrating or tedious that… Continue reading Sweetwater’s Blizzard Panel: a quick quilt
Hello! It’s May 5, and it’s the third straight day we’ve had glorious weather in Minnesota. With high temps hovering around 70 degrees, plenty of sunshine and a light breeze, you’d think I’d be planning my flower pot strategy for the coming season. Well, hopefully this weekend I'll focus on flowers. But this evening, I… Continue reading Starry Stockings: a cozy, country version
Hello quilting friends! I’m excited to share my newest pattern with you today: Starry Stockings! I have wanted to design a quilt featuring Christmas stockings for quite some time, but I had to let my ideas percolate for several months. I initially envisioned a large quilt comprised of many stockings, and I did several sketches.… Continue reading New pattern: Starry Stockings
Many of us are empty nesters, and we cherish the times when our children and their friends and families return home. I think a quilter’s love language is not just in the quilts that we gift, it’s also in the way we display and use quilts in our homes. We want all who enter to… Continue reading Welcome Home Wreath: Wall hanging turned bed quilt!
Hello! I hope you all are well and that all of my quilting friends in the United States enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving! The last time I posted, I shared that my husband and I were living in temporary housing while we searched for a home in a new community in central Minnesota. I am happy… Continue reading Next Up: a cozy winter quilt