How I spent National Quilting Day

| March 27, 2011

This is how I spent National Quilting Day:

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New giveaway begins March 1

| February 14, 2011

March Giveaway Preview

This is a small prototype block (half size) of the larger block from the block of the month quilt, Beyond the Gate, which will be the giveaway beginning March 1. I’ll post the rules and have everything ready on March 1. This post is just a preview.

This one is fused and ready to go. It’s 16.25″ x 35.5″ which is still a good size for you to add borders or other block to increase the size. It would make a good center for a round robin.

The giveaway will begin March 1 and run the entire month.

See how this block fits in within the entire quilt

“Breakout” quilt patterns, by request

| September 30, 2010

Several of the individual blocks from my block of the month pattern, “Beyond the Gate” appeal to quilters not wanting to complete the entire quilt. Perhaps they see those blocks as separate quilts, or wall hangings, or parts of other quilts, whatever the ideas I don’t want to hinder their creativity and I am now offering them as separate quilt top patterns.  Creativity reigns among quilters and I’m excited to hear they have great ideas for those particular blocks!

I’m calling those blocks “breakout” patterns, as they are a breakout of the original quilt. Each is only the top pattern (with instructions, fabric requirements, full sized pattern pieces reversed for tracing & positioning diagram), no borders, no binding, no backing, etc. just the top. It’s there for your creativity to envelope and run with it.

This is breakout “Windmill”:

This is breakout “Bird House”:

This is breakout “Wheelbarrow & Flower Pots”:

They are all located on this page of my pattern website:

New Block of the Month with a few twists!

| September 5, 2010

What’s more fun than a block of the month with a few twists!
This 12 month BOM, titled “Thirst Ade” is 72″ x 87″.

I’ve made a video of how the quilt is divided into months and explaining the twists,
so jump on over to my pattern website
( to watch the video!

Close up video of my block of the month quilt pattern

| July 7, 2010

My block of the month quilt pattern, Beyond the Gate, is ready for release!

The photo of the completed quilt is rather small,
so I thought you might enjoy seeing it a video with a closer view.

Just click the button in the center of the windmill.

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If you would like to see more information about the quilt, go to my patterns website at and click on the photo of the quilt (it’s the new pattern) and it will link you to the page with all the information. Also, on that page are photos of the quilt from three wonderful quilters that tested the pattern for me.

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