Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's a Mystery!

My latest blog for AccuQuilt is all about a Block of the Month Mystery!  While I have written a lot of Block of the Month patterns, I don't recall ever writing a Mystery Quilt pattern before!   It was quite an adventure.  I am inspired and in awe of the quilt designers who regularly come up with Mystery Quilts.  Debbie Caffrey comes to mind!  Phew!

I pulled my friend, Joyce Overberger, into it by having her make one of the samples (there are three!) in the traditional colors that she loves.

On another note, check out this small quilt I made for the guild raffle.

I had a lot of fun playing with the parallelogram die in my GO! Qube 8" Mix and Match Block!

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Serendipity

I'm sure you have heard of Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts) by now.  She of the lovely quilt designs in patterns and books.  Well, add AccuQuilt dies and embroidery to the list!

With the GO! Qube Specialty Set - Serendipity by Edyta Sitar, you get dies and an embroidery CD to make a couple of her designs.  Plus, you can use the the applique and geometric dies to cut shapes for your own quilt.

For my most recent blog tutorial for AccuQuilt, I made patriotic placemats using some of the applique shapes!



After making the star placemat, I wanted to play with some of the floral appliques to make the flower placemat.   I love the way these turned out!  So, if you would like to check these projects out, head on over to my tutorial!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July!

I don't know about you but I'm never ready with presents and projects in time for Christmas!  For once, I've made an early start.  On this hot July weekend, why don't you join me and dive into Christmas projects?   And, boy, do I have a cute project for you!

Check out my blog on the AccuQuilt website to make this wonderful table topper!

Shown here On Point
It doesn't take that long to make so spend the hot day in the cool indoors and you'll still have time to sit out to enjoy the sun at the end of the day!