Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Worldwide Quilting Day!

This stunning green quilt was featured 6 years ago on the Quilt Inspiration blog, and I still love it.

"Jour de Semaine Charges by Gyöngyi Váradi, seen at the Hungarian Patchwork Society."

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Quilt Pattern: Lady of the Lake

Did you know that the classic Lady of the Lake quilt block originated in Vermont in 1810 and is one of the few blocks that hasn't been known by any other names? This according to "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America" by Rose and Kretsinger (1935). 

See the pattern here: Lady of the Lake

This pattern shows how to make fast half-square-triangles, 8 at a time. I'm sure my readers know how to do that, but it's a real eye-opener for new quilters! 

These two throw size quilts are made with RJR's gorgeous batiks: Jinny Beyer Best of Malam.

Thanks to my new EQ8 software, I can show you this quilt in two colorways. Or as many colorways as you want! Haha. Don't get me started.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hexagons Raffle Quilt in Oregon!

Tina in Pendleton, Oregon made this stunning 88" x 101" Honeycomb quilt 
for her guild's raffle. What a wonderful quilt! 
She used my pattern: Hexagons, (The pattern is for a twin size.)

UPDATE: For info about the May 5 & 6 quilt show, visit: or Facebook. You can get raffle tickets there too.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jessica's Selvage Bookcase Quilt

Jessica Skultety loves to read almost as much as she loves to quilt. 
She also has a blog: Quilty Habit, and a quilting newsletter
Click here to read about this quilt and see in-progress photos.
To see my previous posts about bookcase selvage quilts, click here.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

I Need Advice About EQ 8

When I make quilt patterns, I currently take photos of the actual process, then I use Microsoft Word to make the pdf. I don't do much math, my designs are uaually the "liberated" type. 

I'm considering switching to Electric Quilt 8. 

My question is: I want to create my own blocks; I don't want to use their library of blocks.In that case, would it be a waste of $ to buy EQ8?  Do you like using it? Do you recommend it?
I really appreciate your advice!  Thanks!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Violet Craft's Selvage Blocks

Violet Craft made these blocks using selvages from her own fabrics and
the book Sister Sampler Quilts by Anne Marie Cheny. See Violet's blog post.
Violet is a former software engineer who now designs fabrics which are influenced by her tech background. She also  has a children's clothing line called Kung Fu Bambini. She is one busy quilter!

Selvage Quilt by Anne Marie Chany

Look at these very cute selvages from Anne Marie Chany's fabric line. Anne Marie uses them in one of the modern style quilts featured in her book: Sister Sampler Quilts. You can read about it on Violet Craft's bloc post. 

Quiltcon Show Next Month

Looking forward to fresh quilt inspiration for the new year!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kaffe Collective Fabrics for Clergy Stoles

I just made a series of red clergy stoles (worn by some ordained Protestant ministers) using my collection of Kaffe Collective fabrics (and a few others). These happy fabrics are a joy to work with, especially in colorless January. I'll be back to quilt-making pretty soon.
I hope your new year is off to a good start!