Friday, August 26, 2022

Strolling Patchways in Charmed by Moda Bake Shop

I'm thrilled to announce that my most recent design, Strolling Pathways, is included in newest book from Martingale Publishing and Moda Bake Shop titled Charmed-A Dozen Delightful Charm Pack Quilts. The book release date is October 3rd but can be preordered now from @martingaletpp or from Amazon. You can also check to see if your local independent quilt shop will order it for you. My quilt features the gorgeous Slow Stroll fabric line by Fancy That Design House.












The pattern uses 3 charm packs (you can also use scrappy charms) and 4 yards of a background fabric. I loved creating this new design and can't wait to see your version. It's simple and comes together quickly so pull out a stack of your favorite charm packs and preorder your copy of the book so that you can get started as soon as it arrives.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Susan's Green and White Check Quilt

My friend Susan's almost 4 year old grandson requested a new, not babyish, quilt for his bed and picked out the colors himself.  It's a big quilt, finishing at 94" square so that was a lot of green and white pieces. The small squares are 2" finished.

Loaded and ready to go.  It's a good thing I have a 12 foot frame so I'm able to handle the bigger tops with no problems.

 Another rainy day meant indoor photos.  Luckily I have a good size great room and have enough floor space to spread this out after I move a bit of furniture back and out of the way.

Such pretty texture and just the perfect amount of weight with Quilters Dream 80/20 batting.

Susan wanted a simple panto design so she chose Stars and Loops.  The tread was Glide Coin for the top and Glide Black for the back.

One of the quilt inspectors had to test this one out and give his approval.

The backing is a cute flannel construction vehicle print.  Perfect for a little boy who loves trucks.

We were both happy with the result and her grandson was over the moon when he finally received his big boy quilt. 










Thank you Susan for letting me quilt for you.  I can't wait to see what's next.

Friday, August 19, 2022

5 more baby quilts for Charmaine

My customer Charmaine recently admitted to me that she's addicted to making baby quilts and her next batch of quilts is certainly more proof of that.  :)  This time is twas a stack of 5 that I recently stitched for her. There were 4 of her simple bars baby quilt designs.  Each one is a tad bit different depending on the whimsical print and other coordinating fabrics she uses. All have Quilters Dream 80/20 batting and either Glide Turf or Glide Sea Mist thread.

Charmaine's favorite panto design is Stars and Loops so all of these received that treatment.


She always brings some of the most adorable flannel prints for the backings. This one was this cute animal motif.

The 2nd one was more girlish with the pink and purple fabrics. The navy print has owls and smiling moons on it.

Though it's tough to see in this pic, the backing for this one was a soft buttery yellow and white fabric.

Next is another bright version with the elephant print that I've seen her use before.

The backing was another really cute animal print, this time with baby bears, elephants, giraffes and hippos.


Quilt number 4 was another similar girly version with the same owl and smiling moon print.

This one also had the soft yellow and white for the backing.

Quilt number 5 was a total change from the usual.  It was this colorful squares on point using the owl and moon print.

You can see here what I'm referring to - that print is just so sweet.

The backing this time was a pastel checkerboard print that coordinated well with the colors in the owl and moon fabric.

The panto is an easier one to stitch so these were finished and ready to be picked up very quickly.  I'm glad I'm able to help Charmaine restock her pile of baby quilts so she has them ready to go the next time one is needed.

I know she'll continue to make baby quilts so I expect before long I'll get a call that she has another pile of tops ready to be quilted.  I look forward to seeing what design and fabrics she uses next.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Kate's 1930s Nine Patch Quilt

With summer starting to wind down, I'm determined to get caught up on blog posts and sharing pics of all the fabulous customer work I've completed in recent months.

First up is Kate's 1930s Nine Patch quilt.  I don't know if she used a specific fabric line or a variety of mixed 1930s prints but the result is a bright and colorful beauty.

Here is is loaded on the frame and ready for it's spa treatment.













The fabrics she used are certainly cheery.

I liked what I saw after the first pass. Her good friend Susan delivered this quilt to me and together we chose the panto design and thread colors.  Glide Tar Heel was the winner for the top.

All done and ready for trimming.  Doesn't the stitching give it so much movement and life?













It was another icky weather day so the photos needed to be taken inside which is a shame because they are never as good as the ones taken outside in the natural light. 


The top thread color was bold enough to stand out without overpowering the blocks and prints. I admit that I was tempted to keep this quilt for myself since it is so sweet, but I did return it to her.

I just love the texture and Quilters Dream 80/20 batting provided just the right amount of snuggliness.


The panto chosen was Flying Paisley.










 Kate sent one of the red fabrics that she also used in the blocks for the backing.  I really like this print and it was the prefect choice.











I believe Kate took this one to her beach house on the Outer Banks once it was finished.  That's a perfect setting to enjoy this pretty quilt on the chillier evenings.










Another fabulous quilt pieced by Kate is to come.  You're not going to want to miss it.  Stay tuned.