4 Apr


I was blessed to be mentioned in the STUDIOKAT DESIGNS March newsletter.   Kat referred to some patterns seen at quilt market.  This was T-SHIRT GALLERY quilt, TRIPLE PLAY BEDRENNER, and 5-RUNNER RALLY  tablerunners.  The t-shirt quilt has instructions for 12″ and 15″ blocks.  All three patterns give you lots of bang for your hard-earned $$$.

I checked out Kat’s website – FUN!    So many handbags and organizing inserts – surely you can find the perfect bag/organizer that you need.   And be sure to read Kat’s  “ABOUT ME”   21 things to know about her.  Funny!



26 Mar

4P 2



    Quick and easy brand new baby/toddler quilt   44×60.  Had fun designing something for new “farm” print at PICKET FENCE QUILT CO, Wichita Ks.  

    This fabric is directional, but pattern is designed for non-directional also- and it uses the same yardage for either one.    4-Patches use 9 coordinates, but I gave an option to use just 2 colors if you choose.

    Most fun part of this simple ditty is it’s a “mini” .   One sheet instructions packaged in a small 4×6 baggie.   First time for this sales option.  Am looking forward to designing more “mini packages”.

GO SHOCKERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Mar

SHOCKER 2 copy


GO SHOCKERS  !!!!!!    Can’t help but be excited about the Wichita State Shocker basketball team !   I don’t normally follow basketball at any level, but find myself caught up in the talent and the classy character of these young men.    This is a block of 5 in bedrunner model I made for my TRIPLE PLAY BEDRUNNER pattern.  The pattern includes instructions for t-shirt blocks, large print blocks, or sampler blocks.  Silly me, at this point I can’t figure out how to get a full pic of the runner without getting blurry – will keep working on that.    Anyway,  GO SHOCKS !!!!!!


8 Mar



This is Miss Haley.  She is the store mascot of PICKET FENCE QUILT COMPANY in Wichita Kansas.  She also happens to be sister to my Wylie.  “Aunt Debbie” gets a wonderfully excited welcome when she pops in at Picket Fence, expecially if she brings a new toy to dismantle.   HA!


18 Feb



      MY, MY !!!   I’VE GOT THE BLUES!

      This beautiful sampler was made by Prairie Quilt Guild (Wichita, Ks)    member LEE MIESCHER.   She assembled the 12 blocks I designed for the 2013 newsletter, other sampler blocks, and a lovely sprinkle of  just-right applique.  She also did her own quilting.  

      I was quite taken when they unfurled it on stage for show-n-share this month.   Great job, Lee !!!!

JUBILEE inspiration in Florida

31 Jan

Wanda's Jubilee

One of my quilt bee buddies “flew south”.  Wanda made this lovely version of my JUBILEE pattern.  Rumor has it the local quilt shop is planning a class.    Wanda is so very talented, and is inspiring Florida with her projects.   You go girl!

Fancy Surprise!

30 Jan

fancy freehand

Rarely do I get to “surf the net”.  But found a great surprise last month with pics of my FANCY THAT pattern.  These two are from a long-arm quilter named Linda.  She did quilting for 2 ladies she met at  RAINBOWS AND CALICO THINGS quilt retreat.  Linda’s quilting is so lovely – had to share with you all.   And RAINBOWS AND CALICO THINGS shop is a treasure, as they have sold so very many of FANCY THAT pattern.   Check out more of what Miss Linda is up to:   www.lrdesignsquilting.comn     And look in on RAINBOWS AND CALICO THINGS

Fancy That by Ellen


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