Garden Maze 2017 12 post

December 2017 - You might think I'm partial to this design, as I've posted about it before. I suppose I am. It seems my pattern and quilt customers are too; the pattern is one of my most popular and I've been commissioned to make several quilts of this design. I just updated the pattern available from Craftsy, illustrating it with fabrics from the Portofino collection by Quilting Treasures (shown above left). The quilt shown above right uses fabric from the Mariposa collection, also by Quilting Treasures. (I'm a bit partial to Quilting Treasures, too; they have gorgeous fabric!)

Winter Wonder large

December 2017 -- Connecting Threads is featuring my Winter Wonder design in their current catalog. Their Glacier Peak collection was perfect for the design and in fact inspired it. Quilters, wouldn't this make a nice Christmas gift? It could be used as a wall hanging or lap quilt. The pattern, kit and fabrics are available from Connecting Threads. Photo by Connecting Threads.

Frozen and Peachy Keen
November 2017 -- If you're shopping in Danville, KY, stop by the McDowell House Museum Gift Shop, also known as The Gift Shop at Constitution Square. They have some of my quilts for sale. Above are two, Frozen and Peachy Keen (I'm sure you can tell which is which!). The shop is located at 134 S. Second Street, adjacent to the Constitution Square Historic Site.

 Citrus Twist Uptown

October 2017 -- Andover is releasing the Uptown collection next month. I updated my Citrus Twist pattern with it and love the result. The pattern is quite flexible; once you make the blocks, you can create several designs depending on the orientation of the blocks. Two variations are shown above. It has instructions for two quilt sizes. The pattern is available from Craftsy and PatternSpot.

 

QQ53 Spellbinding

October 2017 -- Halloween is creeping up! Quilting Treasures has a wonderful collection, Queen of We'en, celebrating this fun holiday. If you decorate for Halloween, check out my table runner design. You can easily make the runner reversible, as I did, using the large image of the Queen herself and the smaller panel images to make a pieced backing. The pattern is in the Oct/Nov issue of  McCall's Quick Quilts.

runner 29 x 105

Sept 2017 -- If you love batiks, check out Connecting Threads' Tradewinds fabrics, part of their Batik Paradise collection. I came up with this design, Coxey's Camp, to show them off. The pattern, available from Connecting Threads, includes instructions for the table runner shown above and for a bed size quilt.The quilt is constructed in vertical rows vs blocks, simplifying the process. Fabric and pattern are available from Connecting Threads.

CT Spools and Wrenches

September 2017 -- Monkey Wrench and Spool and Bobbin blocks combine to make this design, so the idea of naming it Spools and Wrenches came pretty quickly. It's also appropriate considering all those thread spools in the border fabric, part of the Emma and Myrtle collection by Connecting Threads. (As you can guess, the Spool and Bobbin block also inspired my business name.) Fabric and pattern available from Connecting Threads.

Interwoven

August 2017 -- The Just Add Sugar collection (such a great name!) from Riley Blake Designs is used in this quilt. I love its playfulness, and the design sews up easily and quickly. This would be a great project for a beginning quilter. The quilt is featured in the October/November 2017 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. You can purchase a print or digital copy of the magazine from Quilt and Sew Shop. Photo by McCall's. 

Nanas Picnic Quilt

August 2017 -- This design, Nana's Picnic Quilt, is so easy to make! I just updated the pattern, illustrating it in Henry Glass fabrics. The quilt at left above is shown in their Nana Mae II collection. (Love that name!) It's the perfect collection for a baby or picnic quilt.The quilt at right is illustrated in their Folio Basics collection; I suppose this color way appealed to me since I'm beginning to think of approaching fall. The pattern is available through Craftsy or PatternSpot.

Southern Belle2

July 2017 -- Connecting Threads is offering my Southern Belle pattern, illustrated with their Belle Reverie collection. If you'd like to reproduce the quilt as illustrated in the pattern and shown above, you can buy a kit, which includes the fabrics as well as the pattern; you'll then be ready to start making this beautiful quilt! Photos by Connecting Threads.

Many Hands to Make Use Well

July 2017 --  This wall hanging was made as a gift to a surgeon in appreciation for the care the person received from him and his staff. The center panel, from beautifulquiltfabric.net, didn't need a lot of embellishment, so a simple border design complemented it well. The corner quotes are from Annie's Catalog

Artisan Center exhibit

June 2017 -- It may not be too early to make plans to attend the Quilt and Fiber Extravanga hosted by the Berea (KY) Arts Council. As part of that celebration, the Kentucky Artisan Center is now exhibiting some of my quilts. The Extravanga is scheduled for July 28-29. If you love quilts, you'll have a great time. Photo by Kentucky Artisan Center. 

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