Sunday, January 31, 2016


2016 has started off with a bang for me!  I have completed three projects already.

Another quilt I have finished is my Vintage Quilt Revival Sampler.  I still need to add the binding and the label.

Today I pulled fabrics to make RebeccaMae Designs Dear Daughter BOM 2016.

I have chosen some solids, stripes, and some bright prints.

It took me about an hour and a half to cut the components of the first 7 blocks.  Now I am ready to sew next week.  This will make the First Chapter.

I am looking forward to this adventure this year!!!!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016


I always have more plans for Holiday gift giving than I ever get finished.  This year was no different.  I had planned to have these Wall Hangings done for Christmas 2015.  Did not happen.

They are now finished and I will pass them on to the lucky(?) recipient by Christmas 2016 so they may be used in the Holiday festivities.

I fell in love with this pattern when a friend of mine shared it with me.  I decided that it would be gorgeous done in Batiks.  Making three separate pieces seemed to be a better plan than making one large piece.  I thought this allowed the pieces to be displayed in more ways.

This is raw-edge applique with organic straight line quilting.  These are very contemporary pieces and I decided less was more.

           FAITH is actually done in purple, the color of power

HOPE is done in green, the color of abundance

LOVE is done in red, the color of strength


Pattern by J. Michelle Watts


Tuesday, January 5, 2016


My mother had a vanity stool that was part of her bedroom suite that my daughter loved.  Eventually this vanity stool ended up at my daughter's home.  For several years it has needed a fresh cover for it.

This is how pitiful this cushion has looked!

I decided to recover it as a gift for my daughter.

So I made this little piece using the Mini Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Love these Drunkard's Path blocks.

Quilted it with a serpentine stitch.

So I had the hubs get out the stapler and we covered the vanity stool.

Love the way this looks!!!


Saturday, January 2, 2016


Every year I think about making a quilt for each month of the year, or certainly for each season of the year.  Well, it has not happened yet.

This year is no different.  However, I was asked to make a special quilt for a very talented photographer in Austin, TX.  (Check out to see her awesome work.)  The quilt that resulted makes me think I would like to make another one for me.  It makes me think of Winter Star-Snowflakes.

She needed a quilt that was crisp and bright and would be a good backdrop for her winter scene photography.

She chose her color palette of cyan, azure, and lemon yellow with a pure white background.  All of these fabrics are from Kona.

The pattern for the stars came from Vintage Quilt Revival written by Katie Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones.  This pattern was designed by Lee Heinrich.       

After I completed these blocks, I decided to go back and re-work the center and I reversed the positions of the yellow and white in the center pinwheel.

I like this much better.
It has now been quilted with an overall pattern using stars and swirls.  Thanks to Pat Pike who did a wonderful job with the longarm.

Kerry chose a toile for the backing.

Using such a drastically different fabric on the back and keeping in mind the possibility of using the reverse side for backdrops made me consider doing a two-color binding.

I cut the toile at 1 3/4 inches and the white at 3/4 inches which resulted in a 2" wide binding.  Next time I will alter these measurements because I would have liked the white to be a little wider and the toile a bit more narrow.

I joined the two together and then pressed in half and applied the binding to my quilt in the usual manner attaching the white binding to the top and folding the toile to the back.

I like the way the binding matches to each side.

I definitely will be using this more often!