New pattern: Lakeside Star, a fat quarter quilt

  Last fall I wrote about how my new surroundings were inspiring my quilting decisions. We moved to a new home on an intimate lake encircled by peeling birch trees and majestic oaks, with native reeds along the shoreline, a lawn dotted with tiny acorns, and birds of every kind and color . . . it… Continue reading New pattern: Lakeside Star, a fat quarter quilt

Luke’s Half Square Triangle Around the World Quilt

Wasn’t it just yesterday that our oldest child, our son Luke, was born on a bitterly cold day in January? Wasn’t it just yesterday that he took his first steps, lost his first tooth, read his first book, scored his first touchdown, drove his first car? And now he is a college graduate with an… Continue reading Luke’s Half Square Triangle Around the World Quilt

Sewing for my son, remembering my grandpa

My weekend goal is to cut into this richly colored, outdoor-inspired collection of fat quarters. I’m making a quilt for our son Luke, who graduates from college this December. Luke is a smart, outgoing, adventurous young man. He continually amazes me by his can-do attitude, his perseverance against obstacles, and his enthusiasm for life. While… Continue reading Sewing for my son, remembering my grandpa

New charm pack pattern: Diamond Trail

I love to purchase charm packs, don’t you? It’s an affordable way to get my hands on every piece of fabric from my favorite designers’ newest collections. To make sure those charm packs don’t just accumulate on my shelves and become sewing room decorations, I designed this quick and easy runner called Diamond Trail.Diamond Trail… Continue reading New charm pack pattern: Diamond Trail