Thursday, June 11, 2020

NEW QUILT PATTERN: Positive Charm - uses charm pack, layer cake, fat quarters/eighths, or cut yardage

Thrilled to introduce Positive Charm Quilt Pattern. This pattern finally worked it's way up the list to completion. Yay! One of the reasons I love this pattern is it combines my love of charm packs and a plus sign/cross quilt. Quilty perfection, in my humble opinion : )

With a couple of my favorite charm packs (Ella & Ollie by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics) and some Riley Blake Designs Chocolate Basic Shades I made up the throw size, four other sizes to choose.

To be honest, I was a bit nervous making a quilt with such a dark background but I love it! It adds warmth and coziness to the quilt yet it remains cheerful and bright. And isn't the little check binding just darling?! It is a print from Catalina by Fig Tree & Co.

Positive Charm quilt pattern offers five sizes to choose from (lap to king) and five fabric options  (charm squares (5"), layer cake (10"), fat quarters, fat eights, and cut yardage). So many options!

One of my sons suggested a green print for the backing so I went with a favorite Ella & Ollie floral. I usually like small prints best, but there is something about these large Fig Tree florals that pulls me.

On Positive Charm I tried vertical straight-line quilting. Not sure if I prefer horizontal over vertical quilting. Verdict is still out on that one. Vertical means less quilt rolled up under the machine throat but it also means longer lines to quilt. Pros and cons either way.

If you are looking for a quick, fun quilt finish, look no further. This pattern has very little matching and nesting seams.

Happy quilting!

Editing to add a couple of fun versions of Positive Charm Quilt Pattern:

Faded beachy patriotic version of Positive Charm Quilt featuring 
Sweet Tea by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

NEW QUILT PATTERN: Prairie Barn Quilt

Introducing Prairie Barn Quilt: This pattern has been on my mind for years (ever since seeing it made of wood hanging on a real barn : )  I just knew I had to design and make it with fabric.

I'm thrilled with how this pattern turned out. The colors of my sample inspired the name Prairie Barn Quilt. They recall to my mind the colors of late summer grasses and blue, blue wide open skies.

Prairie Barn Quilt is another versatile quilt pattern featuring two sizes and four different color options to choose from. You can make this quilt pattern with yardage, a charm pack, a layer cake, fat quarters, or even go all scrappy.

I just might have two or three or five different versions of this quilt I'd like to make : ) I think it would look so neat in the one-color option reversed, think navy and white or red and white or any favorite color.

Happy quilting!

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Burlap Solids by Benartex - Pewter and Sea Blue
Background: Moda Bella Solid 9900-98
Batting: Heirloom Hobbs wool.
Size: 40" x 40"

Tuesday, December 31, 2019


One jelly roll (or a partial jelly roll) + accent fabric (or charm squares) + background = one large throw quilt OR a runner and a throw OR a runner and topper and baby quilt.  When writing this quilt my goal was to utilize as much of a jelly roll (2 1/2" strips) as possible.  I believe that goal was met in my newest pattern, Log Cottage.

Log Cottage Quilt Pattern offers five sizes - 
Quilt Runner - 12" x 72"
Quilt Topper - 36" x 36"
Baby Quilt - 48" x 48"
Throw Quilt - 60" x 72"
Long Throw Quilt - 60" x 84"

A few of my favorite blocks. Love the green! Usually I'm not a poinsettia fan, but these certainly are pretty and whimsical.  Little Tree by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics is such a pretty and fun fabric line. A pleasure to make with.

Log Cottage Quilt Pattern is definitely a quick, simple finish in any size. Toss in straight line quilting and you can finish up a runner in a few hours or one of the larger sizes in a weekend or a few afternoons.

  Once strip sets are pieced and sliced, Log Cottage blocks piece like a traditional log cabin block. So much fun to build.

You can find Log Cottage Quilt Pattern in my etsy shop here.

Obligatory quilt runner roll : ) Don't you just love the binding?! Almost didn't use it but am so happy I did. It makes a fun little finish to this quilted table runner.

Happy quilting!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Log Cottage: A Jelly Roll Table Runner

Just in time to grace the Thanksgiving Day table, my latest finish is a table runner made of All Hallow's Eve by Fig Tree Quilts. It turned out so pretty and elegant.

This table runner is made with a block from a pattern I'm developing, Log Cottage.  Look for this full pattern sometime after the new year in 2020. Using jelly roll strips or cut strips from yardage and simple strip piecing, this pattern is going to be a fun, quick make. My favorite kind of quilt pattern : )

The small gray print with dot of black is my favorite print of the All Hallow's Eve fabric line. I'm a bit of a sucker for small prints : )

Usually table runners are a much quicker finish for me. This little quilt was started in September on Sew With a Jelly Roll Day while we were in temporary quarters waiting to close on a new house in a new state. With so much new and uncertain, it was nice to just sit and work on this project when I was able. Although it didn't get finished until a week or so ago, it is finished now and makes me smile to have it done for T-day. It reminds me to be grateful for little blessings.

Here are a couple of my favorite blocks.

Straight line quilting with the walking foot because I still love it.  I really like how the quilting kept with the simple, elegant feel of this quilted table runner.

Black binding makes such a pretty table runner roll :)

Pattern now available here in my

Thank you!

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: All Hallow's Eve by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics
Background: Moda Bella Solid 9900-97
Border: Bella Solids Black
Batting: Flannel
Size: 12" x 72"

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New Quilt Pattern: A Charming Barn Star 3

A Charming Barn Star Quilt 3 has been gracing our wall for a couple weeks. It's dear husband's favorite to date, which thrills my heart, and our kids love the 3D effect.

Patriotic coordinating quilted wallhanging and table runner - goal accomplished!

My goal with this pattern design was to create a quilt using a charm pack/mini charm pack utilizing squares as much as possible and very few half square triangles/HST. For the border I wanted a bold frame yet not just strips of fabric. Trying to use as much of the charm pack as possible, I was inspired to use four patches in the corners. Voila! a striking yet simple quilt. My kind of quilt pattern : )

Straight line quilting with hashtag quilting in the center and corners to keep it simple but a bit different to change the quilting up a bit. (Don't you just love that striped binding?! Sweet Tea fabric has some of the best stripes for binding.)

A Charming Barn Star 3 quilt pattern makes two sizes using either a charm pack (5" squares) or a mini charm pack (2.5" squares). Throw in a little background and border fabric and you have a quick finish.

A Charming Barn Star 3 quilt pattern is now available in my shop here

Quilt Stats:
Fabric: Sweet Tea by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics
Background: Moda Bella Solid 9900-97
Border: Bella Solids American Blue
Batting: Flannel
Size: 36" x 36"