Tag Archives: QUILTMAKER

LOG CABIN REIMAGINED – YOU WONT BELIEVE IT

26 Aug

2015 FRESH FLEURS

QUILTMAKER JULY/AUG 2015

I’m so very blessed to have FRESH FLEURS in the summer issue of Quiltmaker.  This 60×78 quilt is a log cabin block, based on a variation of the KANSAS FORTUNE block published in 100 Blocks Vol 3.

Quiltmaker also presented using this block in four other layouts – so very versatile

2015 FRESH FLEURS BLUE

I’m really in love with the blue and white model (Tonga Snow Angel batiks by Timeless Treasures)   So beautiful!    You need to get your own copy of this issue!!!!

Coming by Oct 2 –   I’m making a model for Picket Fence Quilt Shop and the  Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop – I love this easy pattern!

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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.

KANSAS FORTUNE-QUILTMAKER VOL 3 – AND YOUR FUTURE!

4 May

 

HELLO ALL!     WELCOME ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND QUILTMAKER MAGAZINE!      

     I’m so please and honored to share my block with Quiltmaker Magazine and all of you.  KANSAS FORTUNE is a great block for your future quilts.  Positioning of the block can give you lots of really quite different looks.   I’m excited to be working on a pattern that puts KANSAS FORTUNE on point too.    Great block for just about any line or style of fabrics imaginable.

        Here are two more ideas for you!

  

   Post a comment on this blog  May 2-6, and be eligible to win your own copy of QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS VOLUME 3.     Or get your copy on the stands appearing by May 10.   Trust me, you’ll want to get your hands on another great bunch of sampler blocks.    Make sure and check out all the designers on the blog tour.  

            My boys, MICKY, RUSTY AND WYLIE say bye-bye and Joyful Stitching to all !!!

HELLO QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCK TOURISTS!

7 Nov

MAYWOOD BLOSSOM – my contribution to this wonderful Vol 2 of  QUILTMAKER 100 BLOCKS  issue.  What fun!  I so enjoy designing applique with easy lines, and sometimes with a twist.  I have a full-time job besides this great adventure of designing, so I’m big on do-able projects.  I’ve worked about 6-7 yrs.  for a quilt shop, and taught many students in sampler classes.  I still have students of mine visiting with me at Prairie Quilt Guild meetings.   They are still quilting and loving it – does my heart so good!   And what an opportunity in Quiltmaker’s magazine to have a whole world of sampler blocks available to you!

October was extremely busy – I designed several new patterns for local quilt shops for the shop hop event.  Then preparing for Houston after that.  At Houston, I enjoyed meeting June and some staff of QUILTMAKER.  I’m making up some lost time with hubby, and the three dogs.  Am anxious to get to the drawing board with another block idea bouncing around in my head for a future issue of 100 more blocks!

Be sure to check out previous blogs about new friends from England, and Halloween at Houston market.                        

Please return to my website in the near future to see the new patterns I took to Houston market, or contact me  – I would love to share them with you asap!

Post a comment on this blog during the blog tour Nov. 8-12, and be eligible to win your very own copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 2  !!!

JOYFUL STITCHING  TO ALL!