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 […]