Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jake's Solar Quilt

The actual colors are much nicer than they look on my computer screen, but you get the general idea. A little more tweaking happened after this photo was taken. Now the squares are being sewn together.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ferris Wheel Fan Quilt and Pattern!


Hot off the sewing machine: the Ferris Wheel quilt! There's a pattern for it too. This is a fun way to make fan blocks. No paper-piecing, no fabric foundations. You make them "by eye." 


I like the spinning wheel effect you get with striped fabrics (below).


Here's another variation. The improv aspect shows up more in the example below.


Take a look at the pattern: Ferris Wheel Quilt.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Newest Pattern in the Modern Scrap Series: Camelot


A great quilt for your favorite knight or princess. See the Camelot pattern here. The triangles are made by eye. Charming look and fun to make. The photo above was taken at Topsmead State Park in Litchfield, CT, not far from my house. It was a beautiful day. 


The princesses have skirts, below. I like the brown and white hat in the middle. Yes, I'm already working on the next quilt in the series. 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tea Basket Quilt Pattern


"Tea Basket" is the first in a series of quilts, all made by piecing triangles by eye. See the pattern here.
I'm trying to make each one quite different. Stay tuned!


The beautiful machine quilting was done by Maika Christensen of Utah. She can be emailed at: maika@familypieces.com. I recommend her highly.



 The quilt measures 62" x 82."


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trellis String Quilt Pattern


 String quilts are fun to make and scrap quilts are fun to explore. This pattern has some interesting variations to consider too, as you can see below. Take a look at the pattern for this quilt here. See all my patterns here.






Saturday, October 12, 2013

Modern Raw-Edge Scrap Quilt!


This fresh, modern, scrap quilt is lots of fun to make. It's easy too. You could make a bunch of these for the young people on your gift list. Take a look at the pattern here. See all my patterns here











Friday, October 11, 2013

How to Tie a Quilt




Just imagine how many quilt tops you could finish if you tied your quilts. Batting is better today than it used to be. It doesn't shift or bunch up. So, tying a quilt is something to consider. It can add to the charm of your quilt. Take a look here. See all my patterns here