Sep 27, 2013

Tooting My Horn. New Quilt Patterns.

These are my new patterns now available on my web site.

Pinwheel Puzzle is a table runner measuring 12" x 34-1/4". I've created a new fun and quick technique to make the units for this pattern. Can you find the pinwheels? It looks complicated but is simple. Choice of fabric gives the illusion of a contemporary, modern look. What about holiday fabrics? I might try that.

Southwestern Trilogy is a small wall hanging measuring 7-1/4" x 18-3/4". Perfect for that little side wall or an RV. This pattern goes together quickly and is a great way to use up some of your stash.
Enough bragging for today.
Thanks for visiting.

Sep 23, 2013

Quick Christmas Ornaments

I found these at a thrift store. I was so excited as they're made with thin cotton batting. Differant shapes can be found in coloring books, Google Christmas shapes, or use cookie cutters. They measure as follows.
Heart: 3" wide by 2-3/4" high
Mitt: 1-3/4" wide by 2-3/4" high
Bird: 3-3/4" by 2" high
Stocking: 2-1/4" wide by 2-1/2" high
How to make them? Well first find the shape you want. Trace the shape onto a piece of template plastic and cut out on the traced line. Trace the image on a piece of batting. Repeat as you'll need two of the same shape. Cut the shapes on the traced line. Layer the two shapes together. With colored thread of choice blanket stitch around the outside of the image leaving an opening for stuffing. Stuff with cotton balls or fiber fill. It only takes a little stuffing as you don't want these too fat. Continue the blanket stitch to close the opening and finish the edge. Add a hanging loop and your done.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at or leave a comment.
Happy quilting!

Sep 2, 2013

More News to Share

My Color Crayon Mini Workshop has been published in the September 2013 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I even made the front cover. My directions tell how to make the cutest little wall hanging. A great technique using color crayons to create a work of art to use in any quilt. Fun too. For information on this magazine visit
Happy quilting!