What Will You Do For a Quilt Photo?

Yesterday, when I wrote about this quilt, I told you that I thought I needed to write another post about all the silly situations I have been in while taking photos of my quilts. I hope you will share some of your stories too. While I was taking the pictures for my first book, Intentional … [Continue reading]

Black Magic Quilt

This is my Black Magic Quilt from my book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design.  One of my goals for both of my books was to make them feel like New England, the place where I live and work; the place that is home to me.  Lucky Spool was accommodating and allowed me to photograph … [Continue reading]

Patchwork Heart Baby Quilt

My daughter's teacher recently announced that she was having a baby.  That day, Penny came home asking if we could make a baby quilt for her. I told … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along: Almanzo’s Pumpkin

Penny and I managed to find some time to finish sewing her pumpkin block for the Little House on the Prairie Sew Along last night after all of her … [Continue reading]

Sixty Seconds Quilt

I thought I would share another quilt from my book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design today.  I named this quilt Sixty Seconds … [Continue reading]

Fussy Cut Melon Ice

I just love fussy cutting. Recently, while preparing to teach my Melon Ice pattern for a workshop, I came up with a new idea. I was actually trying to … [Continue reading]

Win EQ7!

  I have partnered with The Electric Quilt Company to offer you a chance to win a copy of EQ7 quilt design software!  I bought EQ7 five … [Continue reading]

Catawampus Quilt

My Catawampus Quilt hung in the Lucky Spool booth at Quilt Market this fall and has been shared a bit on Instagram as a result. But I haven't shared … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie; Maple Leaf

My 7 year old, Penny, just finished sewing her Maple Leaf block for our Little House on the Prairie sew along.  This block design was actually … [Continue reading]

Revolution Quilt

Time has gotten away from me and it's been almost two weeks since I shared a quilt from my new book, Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt … [Continue reading]

Melon Ice Pattern Variation

I just finished up another sample for my beginning paper piecing class.  I almost didn't get a picture of it this morning because the wind is gusting … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sewalong; Bunny

My cute little second grader finished up her fourth block in the Little House on the Prairie Sewalong over the weekend!  When we finish a block, I am … [Continue reading]

Win a Copy of Improv Paper Piecing

I'd like to invite you to visit the EQ blog today where there is a Q&A with me where I talk  about my book, Improv Paper Piecing, and how I use … [Continue reading]

Sea Glass Quilt

I just returned from QuiltCon in Savannah where I taught three classes, one of which was Improv Paper Piecing, based on the shape based section of my … [Continue reading]

Luminous Quilt

My local paper printed a really nice article about Improv Paper Piecing yesterday.  You can read the article here.  They chose the photo of my quilt, … [Continue reading]

Peacock Crossing; A Sneak Peek from Improv Paper Piecing

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek from my book, Improv Paper Piecing.  I am told that Amazon will begin shipping mid next week!  You can … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Mary’s Nine Patch

Penny just completed the third block for her Little House on the Prairie Quilt!  Information about the free sewalong and the block pattern can be … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Table Runner Pattern is Ready

The Bamboo Table Runner project that I showed yesterday can now be purchased as a PDF pattern in my shops.  Links are in my sidebar to Etsy, Craftsy … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Table Runner

This weekend, we found ourselves in need of a birthday gift for a close family friend who is really hard to buy for!  A few years ago, I made him a … [Continue reading]

Improv Paper Piecing is Shipping!

My copies of Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design just appeared at my door step this afternoon!  They are arriving at shops who … [Continue reading]

Stars Hollow Quilt

Finally!  I started this Gilmore Girls themed quilt hoping to finish it in time to watch the new episodes of the show wrapped up in it.  That didn't … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Black Susan

Penny finished sewing her Black Susan block this afternoon, the second and final block to accompany the Little House in the Big Woods book.  We are a … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along–Take Two!

In 2014, I started a sew along to make this Little House on the Prairie Sampler quilt.  It was sewn by my daughter Lily, who was in second grade at … [Continue reading]

EQ Ambassador–Do you EQ?

EQ asked if I would consider being an EQ Ambassador for 2017 and I was happy to agree!  I purchased EQ7 at the beginning of 2012, five years ago now! … [Continue reading]

Mighty Lucky

I just wanted to remind you that a new year of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club has just begun!  I am starting out the year with my challenge called … [Continue reading]

Little Lady Project Bag

My mom's birthday is right on the heels of Christmas. I asked her if she'd like me to make her something and she asked for a sewing project bag using … [Continue reading]