Tag Archives: In The Doghouse Designs

Coronation block – a New Twist

4 Sep

As posted in spring, here is Coronation block as published in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks.

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A view of a quilt made only with Coronation block.   I love the secondary designs!

2017 CORONATION QUILT COPY

BUT CHECK THIS OUT !!!   This is scrappy version of same quilt.  Published this Fall 2017 in QUILTS FROM QUILTMAKERS 100 BLOCKS.   How fun is that!

2017 BLUE CORONATON

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T-SHIRT QUILT – GO SHOCKERS !!!

7 May

SHOCKER 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt buddy Carol made this fabulous Shocker t-shirt quilt.  

     This quilt has even made a road trip – to St Louis when the Shockers won the 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament!

      If I remember correctly (? – HA!) she uses my T-SHIRT STAX pattern to make custom quilts also.

P-TSHIRT STAX

WELCOME !!! QUILTMAKER VOL 9 TOURISTS

27 Apr

    WELCOME !!!!    I’m so  honored and blessed to have a block in QUILTMAKER’S 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.  Be sure to follow the blog tour this week April 28 – May 2, and see what the many block designers have created for you!

 

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CHRY STAR 1

 

     Here is CHERRY STARBURST.   Block #874 in Vol #9.  I LOVE (!) designing sampler blocks.  When I worked at a quilt shop, I taught many sampler block classes and have been a block fanatic since.

 

 

 

                I am almost finished making this quilt for PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD SHOW in June 2014.  This is actually a  computer-generated photo.  The nearly finished product is even more beautiful!

CHERRIES JUBILEE

CHERRY SCRAP BLOCK

 

        EXTRA BONUS!   With the “stitch and flip” construction, there are these wonderful pieces left, just waiting to make something fab!

 

 

 

CHERRY SCRAP PROJECT

 

        I started laying out some of these, playing with a design.  I plan to make a small wall hanging for our PRAIRIE QUILT GUILD  MINI – AUCTION.   Have plenty to make one for myself too.

     JUST FOR YOU –   leave a comment and be eligible for a drawing for your very own copy of QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOL 9.

 

 

      Thank you,   and Joyful Stitching to you all!

2012 GALAXY X and QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOL 5

29 Apr

WELCOME TO ALL on behalf of myself and QUILTMAKER.    I’m honored to share “GALAXY X” with the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 5, and with all of you.     Below is one version of a “GALAXY X”  quilt, with the block as is.   Use your imagination with other blocks, or sashing for more great patchwork.

My fulltime job has kept me off the radar for about a year, and I’m so thrilled to be back and sharing new patchwork with you!

Post a comment on this blog, and be eligible to win your very own copy of QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOL 5.  And if you leave a comment, I’d love to know what part of the country you are from!   Check out the next few posts for more new patterns coming soon.   So long, puppy kisses from my “boys”, and JOYFUL STITCHING TO ALL!

FLOWER BOX QUILT / I’M A QUILTMAKER COVER GIRL!

29 Apr

What a thrill!    The journey from a small treasure found at the flea market to the cover of  QUILTMAKER, MAY/JUNE 2012.   This beauty caught my eye just because I appreciated the piece itself.  Then things start to perculate in the mind, doodles on the graph paper, a really cool block (originially for a 100 Blocks entry) then into a really cool quilt.   With or without the applique,  it’s a good project.    I can’t hardly describe the joy of this process of designing.

TANGERINE – ENERGY COLOR FOR THE YEAR 2012

29 Apr

Wow – timing is everything!  Have you noticed how much orange/tangerine is in all the stores these days?   TANGERINE TANGO will be available a 2012 Spring Market in Kansas City.   Several years ago while traveling to California and back, I collected lots of bright orange prints.   Have been doodling ever since to design a nifty scrappy pattern for them.   Finally in 2012 it all came together – this so dreamy easy pattern – comes in three sizes, baby Tangerine is a great quick project!

FAT QUARTER FUN – 2012

29 Apr

I had fun dreaming up these 4 easy, fat-quarter friendly  tablerunners.   They look complicated,

but are nothing but snowball blocks and altered flying geese.  Yes, really!   Am preparing to introduce this new pattern at Spring Market May 2012 in Kansas City.