Fons & Porter’s Love Of Quilting: Bluegrass Jamboree Quilt

When designing quilts for the Love of Quilting magazine and television show we are given prompts to jump start our thinking and provide a theme for each edition of the magazine. The prompt for the September/ October 2022 Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine was “Home”. So, stop for a moment and think about […]

Bettye’s Vintage Valentine Block of the Month Quilt

When I met with Bettye she casually said she had an applique quilt she wanted me to quilt for her. Bettye doesn’t normally share her quilts during Show and Tell so my ears perked right up. I knew she was a fabulous piecer but I’d never seen her applique. I wasn’t prepared for this top […]

Arline’s Block of the Month Cherry Hill Quilt

Speaking of great ways to learn how to quilt – Arline’s gorgeous Cherry Hill sampler is a perfect example of a great way to start piecing. Arline is in no way a beginner, but she decided to join a block of the month club. This particular club is set up so you pay $5 the […]

Jelly Roll Strip Quilt, Pickety Sticks, is One Great Newbie Quilt!

There are some quilt patterns that are perfect for beginners and this is one of them. It is called Pickety Sticks. It is also perfect for those popular Jelly Rolls. This quilt belongs to the owner of one of my local quilt shops, Wendy, at Among Friends. She taught it as a class last week. […]

Sue’s Sampler Quilt

Sue Sent me this happy sampler quilt which she is going to enter in a quilt show this fall. She used the always wonderful yellow and blue color combination! Every block is different and every block has a different quilting motif. There is lots of eye candy. So I’ll be quiet and let you check […]

Laura’s T-Shirt Quilt with Minkee Back

This is a graduation gift for Laura’s daughter.  The shirts are all mementos from the things she holds dear. Laura told me her daughter was just a wonderful young woman who has been a joy to watch grow up. The back of this quilt is black dotted minkee fabric and feels like chinchilla fur! The […]

Bettye’s Lone Star

Show and Tell is my absolute favorite time during my local quilt guild meeting. All that eye candy is just wonderful! I love seeing how much talent all the women around me have- they are amazing! Well, there is one lady in my guild who rarely shares her quilts during Show and Tell. I’ve always […]

Debbie’s Wedding Quilt

Debbie made this quilt for a coworker who is having a destination wedding in the Carribean next month. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? I put an all over edge to edge design using Sew Fine turquoise thread with Hobbs 100% cotton batting. It looks great! I especially love the binding fabric she chose. I’m always intimidated […]

Monsters In My Bed Quilt for a Lucky Boy!

This is Kathy’s fun monster quit for a lucky boy. My favorite part of this quilt is the eye ball fabric used in the outer border.  Love that! The monster faces used in each of the blocks is also used for the backing. This quilt is bright, fun, carefree and will make a little boy […]

Animal Print Quilt

It is so surprising to me how many realistic animal print fabrics are on the market right now. I especially like the alligator prints. They look 3-D! This quilt is made in bright hot colors and framed in black and white prints. It was the feature quilt on the cover of Quilter’s World in Feb […]

Katy Pinwheel Party Quilt

This is Katy’s Pinwheel Quilt. She used a yellow fabric with small daisies in the sashing. I used that fabric as a jumping off point for the quilting motifs. The sashing has leaves with each of the white cornerstones getting it’s own daisy! The blocks themselves have a lot of seams all coming together in […]

Nonnie’s Handkerchief Quilt – Hankies Are Fun!

Nonnie made this lovely Hankie quilt with lots of quilting room that is so much fun to play within! The hankies are all floral motif, so I wanted to reflect that in the quilting. I chose a flower bud design for the setting triangles from Pam Clarke’s book Quilting Inside the Lines. Her technique for […]

Moda Snowman S’mores Quilt

Okay, so you saw Nonnie’s Card Trick quilt. This is another of her quilt tops made from Moda’s Me and My Sister’s Smores fabric line. Snowmen s’mores!  Too cute! When a quilt top has this many active fabrics I usually recommend using an all over, edge-to-edge pattern so the fabrics take center stage. On Nonnie’s quilt […]

Sentimental T-Shirt Quilt for a Graduation Present!

This is Jennifer’s T-shirt quilt made for her daughter by her good friend, Kitty. Can you tell her daughter likes horses? You can’t see it but the backing is a plush microfleece fabric.  If you haven’t used it before be aware that it stretches and sheds like crazy when you are putting a seam in. […]

Becky’s Purple Floral Quilt

This is Becky’s latest creation. Don’t you love all the colors she has been able to put together?  I’m not sure what pattern this is. It reminds me of a Yellow Brick Road quilt but I don’t think that is the right pattern.  If you know- leave a comment!         I love […]

Nursery Rhyme Embroidery Baby Quilt

My last post showed Susie’s Five Little Monkies quilt for one of her expected grandbabies. Here is the second one. She did some delicate embroidery in the center of each block with different nursery rhyme themes. I framed each embroidery and added freeform daisies in the corners of the frame. You’ll find all your favorite […]

Five Little Monkeys Embroidered Baby Quilt

Susie is expecting twin grandbabies!  How exciting! She tells me her daughter is doing great and she can’t wait to hold the two little angels in her arms. These lucky babies are going to be welcomed into the world with 2 fabulous embroidered quilts.  Plus, I’m pretty sure Susie get a dozen gold stars for […]

Embroidered Lighthouse Quilt with Fish: Fay’s Knockout Quilt Top!

Okay, I have a new favorite quilt! Fay is an embroidery wizard who teaches loads of classes at one of my local quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. She is also the service tech for my beloved Viking. I have a Designer II machine which I just LOVE! Anyway, this is her Dali-esque bendy lighthouse […]

T-Shirt Quilt for Kitty’s Daughter

This is a gift for Kitty’s daughter who is graduating this year. Don’t you love how you can get a glimpse into what interests someone through the t-shirts that mean a bunch to them? Kitty made this top herself and asked me to quilt it for her.  I don’t have a photo of it but […]

Yvonne’s Bountiful Blessings Quilt

Yvonne is a new quilter who I’ve been lucky enough to teach in a quilting classes recently.  She made this quilt out of a Laural Burch Christmas collection called Bountiful Blessings.  The center is a panel with wonderful Christmas cat motifs, a stocking, ornament and peaceful dove. Yvonne put a couple borders around the panel along […]

Fay’s Dresden Plate Quilt in 30s Fabrics!

Fay’s Dresden Plate was on the frame today.  She used perky 30’s fabrics to make this happy lap quilt. I had fun putting a 3 leaf cluster in the corners of each plate block. The plates have a center leaf star and loops on each petal of the plate. The sashings are vines with another […]

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt As You Go

Dee Dee brought be this Sunbonnet Sue quilt which was made by a woman who passed away recently. Her family wanted the quilt finished. As you can see, she used a quilt as you go method which, I think, is supposed to allow you to quilt each square to a piece of batting, join the […]

Sandy’s Moda Holiday Chirstmas Quilt from Layer Cakes

My client, Sandy, has declared that she is a true Moda groupie. She said there is something about the fabrics they offer that just pull her it.  This Christmas kit was no exception! Take a look at how the ornaments in the center are pieced and embellished with a line of embroidery stitches.  Isn’t it […]

Faye’s Feminine Jelly Roll Strip Quilt

Faye is well known for her embroidery creations. Wait till you see the lighthouse quilt she did! I’ll post that one soon. First up, though, is this sophisticated and very feminine pieced quilt top. I don’t know the name of the fabric but it all reminds me of chocolate covered cherries! I did an all […]