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, 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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June 2017 -- Picket Corner is featured in the August/September 2017 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. It is indeed a quick quilt to make. The fabrics (so rich and beautiful!) are from the Tattooed by Libs Elliott and Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House collections by Andover Fabrics. I included a closeup shot of the quilt so you could better see the fabrics and to also show you the quilt stitching design; it's Modern Squares by Meadowlyon. I thought it complemented the quilt well. Photographs by McCall's.

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 May 2017 -- Double Star has been updated in Connecting Threads' Folk Blooms, shown above. The pattern and fabric are available from Connecting Threads as a kit or you can buy just the pattern from Connecting Threads or Craftsy. I quilted this quilt in the Curly Weave design by Willow Leaf Studio; I absolutely love the texture it gives the quilt.  

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May 2017 - Such a busy month! Graduation, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, etc. I'm pretty sure quilters have been busy, as a quilt is a quite personal and meaningful gift to celebrate such occasions. Above are two graduation gifts I enjoyed making. At left is a t-shirt quilt to commemorate high school days. At right is a quilt made from one of my patterns, Oh! The Possibilities. Appropriate, don’t you think?


English Coverlet

March 2017 -- An English Coverlet features fabric from Connecting Threads' new Country Inn collection. I kept imagining the quilt on a bed in an English cottage, thus its name. The pattern features instructions for two design variations. Fabric and pattern available from Connecting Threads.

Seven Sisters

March 2017 -- McCall's Quilting's May/June issue features this design. The fabric (so exquisite!) is from the Ombre Scroll collection by Quilting Treasures. If you'd like to make the quilt as shown, McCall's has made it easy by offering the pattern and fabric in a kit. Photo by McCall's Quilting.

Interlocking Four Patch

February 2017 -- Connecting Threads is featuring my Interlocking Four-Patch design in its new catalog. Their Batik Paradise collection is so beautiful and so perfect for this design. You can purchase a kit or just the pattern from Connecting Threads.

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February 2017 -- I just added an update of a design I did a few years ago to my Craftsy page. It was such fun coloring it with fabrics from Andover. The quilt above left has fabrics from their Printmaking collection. Brushline, a collection to be released next month, is used in the quilt shown above right. The pattern, available from Craftsy, has instructions for two quilt sizes.


Brenda Plaster

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