Colorful squares and modern twist quilting.

another color block quilt

My Ellsworth Kelly moment seems to be continuing. I wrapped up this quilt over the weekend as well. It’s a riff on Denyse Schmidt’s “Big Charming” as well. Not a hard quilt to make and definitely one that requires quilting to really come to life. I wasn’t quite sure I liked it at first, but it’s […] Read more…

Greek Cross or Plus: a satisfying pattern

Liberty of London and Chambray

A friend returned from London with a packet of Liberty prints for patchwork; pretty blues and gentle greens. I’ll admit to hoarding a small collection of Robert Kaufman chambrays which I bought to make this quilt originally. I’ve had my denim chambray for years, but I think it’s this one which you can order from Hawthorne […] Read more…

a detail of quilting and color

Finishing up: Ellsworth Kelly quilt

I would assume most modern quilters love the art of Ellsworth Kelly. This painting  –  part of the Spectrum Colors arranged by Chance works – caught my eye as the perfect quilt. Easy right? Not so much. I’m planning on several of these quilts, so this is EK1. Color combination, spacing and perfectly matched seams […] Read more…

a fall quilt, colorful and graphic

fall quilting …. leaves

This quilt came together so fast – one day – well, I still need to quilt it of course (or have it quilted). The design is from the book “Vintage Quilt Revival” and the pattern is a tea leaf pattern (I think I labeled it Maple leaf, oops).  The book is great – well worth […] Read more…

ready to quilt!

quilts for quilting

Summer activities have included making jelly, jam, baking various treats and trying to wrap up some quilts. I managed to get 5 ready for quilting this weekend. whew.  A lovely Liberty of London “plus” quilt; a cheerful “cheerio” quilt; a rif on Denyse Schmidt’s “Big Charming” and another rif on Cherry House’s “City Rain”, and […] Read more…

Liberty prints with Robert Kaufman chambray.

Summer quilt projects, update.

I’m busy working on new quilt tops to quilt when the weather gets a smidge cooler. It’s part of my sew for the holidays strategy to build inventory now rather than have a crisis later. My friend Aidan brought back a little bundle of Liberty patchwork pieces from a trip to London (you can order yardage from […] Read more…

Cute prints with a city vibe (birds!) - Velocity from P&B

Modern Buzz Saw: the Amy Smart project.

I’m on a new mission: use fabric that I have in the closet that I’ve bought because I loved it. I must have loved it for some reason – presumably because I envisioned some quilt or project. This line caught my eye when it first came out: Velocity by Jessica Hogarth from P&B textiles. It’s […] Read more…

Ferg loves the quilt.

Dreamin’ Vintage Cheerio Quilt – dog seal of approval

It’s official. The Dreamin’ Vintage Cheerio quilt is dog pleasing. Rest assured that it will be washed before finding its new (non-pet allergy) home, but in the meantime, the appeal of this sweet fabric line is verified! Next up: quilting it. It is small, so quilting should be a breeze. A project for the weekend. […] Read more…

big zig zag in Aviary.

My favorite quilt.

I have a lot of favorites that I’ve made over the years, and choosing one is like choosing your favorite child!  I tend to love simple graphic quilts with lots of white space. When did I make this quilt & what pattern & fabrics? Today as I scan my years of quilt making, I am […] Read more…

A sweet but colorful and simple quilt.

quilting for a cause

I’m so happy to be joining this little quilt along hosted by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Here’s what Amanda Jean says about Margaret’s Hope Chest. “(You can read more about their organization here.) I love them and their heart to share HOPE with people that are hurting.” The quilt along is for a simple […] Read more…

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