Friendship Crossing. A new quilt pattern I designed, which is available in Jan/Feb 2024 issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine. It is inspired by E. B. White’s novel “Charlotte’s Web”. Friendship are a blessing and during this Thanksgiving Holiday I wanted to take a moment to say how it is so great to have all the wonderful friendships in my life. Every one is unique and different, which makes life so fun and enjoyable.
This quilt symbolizes the love that is shared with family, friends, and loved ones. It was inspired by the beautiful red and green antique quilts I admire. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to design a holiday quilt using gentle hues of reds and greens, which would not only be enjoyed through the holiday season but also into February for Valentine’s Day.”
I am excited to share with you a new quilt pattern I designed called “Starbust”. This starry night quilt featured in the McCall’s Quilting May/June 2023 magazine! It was a great surprise to learn it has been selected to be featured on the cover of the magazine. The quilt is made with a “Glam” fat quarter bundle, a sparkly rainbow of colors designed by Patrick Lose Fabrics. The bright colorful fabrics and friendship star design dazzles the senses with its dynamic combination of color, shape, and print.
I am excited to share with you a new quilt pattern I designed called “Garden’s Bounty”. This delightful quilt is a scrap sensation featured in the March/April 2023 issue of Quiltmaker magazine! Whether you choose to go traditional or modern with your fabric, the final result will be beautiful. I used Prairie prints and Bee-Backgrounds both by Lori Holt (@beelori1) for @rileyblakedesigns.
Do you like to make beautiful home dec items? If you do, I have a fun and fabulous project – A Tuffet!
I teamed up with Sharyn from The Tuffet Source and using my Victorian Island Batik Signature collection, which is designed by Kathy Engle, I created this Victorian foundation paper pieced tuffet project.
I am so excited to announce my new FW2021 Signature Collection “Joyful” by Suite B from Island Batik designed from the watercolor artwork of Cherish Flieder. The collection represents the pure joy of knowing that every day is a gift and taking the time to enjoy the day for all that it offers.
I hope you like “Winter Waltz”. It is designed using the beautiful tone on tone batiks from the Glacier Bay collection by Island Batik. Leave me a comment and you will be entered in a drawing to receive a complementary issue of the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2021 issue.
I am so excited to announce my new Mid-Century Modern collection with Suite B Fabrics. It is now available for pre-ordering and will be shipping in April 2021. Pre-orders are now available at Island Batik. New projects I have designed a few wonderful projects to complement my fabric collection. Patterns will be available in the …
Xanadu was a quilt I made for the Ricky Tims “Rise Up” Challenge. The challenge was to express our perseverance, determination, tenacity, and fortitude during the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of beautiful art quilts were submitted for the challenge. All of the entrants personal stories and quilts are available to see on Ricky Tims’s website. Social Bubbles by Denise DeGrandis, Thornberry, Ontario, Canada was the grand prize winner of Ricky’s “Let Freedom Ring” quilt. Congratulations Denise!!!! You can read more about Xanadu on my Blog.
Our challenge was to design a medallion style quilt. I am posting mine on the last day of the year for a reason. As we all know we all have the same amount of time given to us. Time is one of those commodities to make choices on how we want to use it. Time is of the present. The quilt I designed for you is a modern representation of a circle of time inside the walls of the present. I know there will be more time outside those walls but for know I need to focus on the present. I can still dream about the time in the future but I will always be pulled back to the middle to find the balance I need to have a creative and happy life.