Month: October 2019

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat! is the chorus many people look forward to each Halloween. We shop for treats to avoid the tricks. We decorate our houses and shops, hoping that rowdy kids won’t redecorate for us. Some of us even still dress up for this spooky evening. In remembrance of my childhood Halloween, I designed “Trick […]

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Quilt Stories

Many early quilts told a story. Think about the Underground Railroad quilts, Baltimore quilts, and Family Tree quilts. They provide maps or stories about our journey, family or place. For example, the Underground Railroad quilts provided a map to freedom. Family quilts represent members of a family tree. That is one of the reasons the […]

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Celtic Medallion

Northcott was celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Stonehenge Fabrics with a Block Party and a design challenge for a Traveling Stonehenge Quilt Display. This quilt was designed specifically for that challenge. Although it wasn’t chosen as one of the finalists, I was excited to design a quilt for a specific challenge. I am in the […]

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Quick Pinwheel Strip Quilt

Quilting is 75% planning and 25% improvising for me. Given most of my quilts are of my own design, I have the fun of figuring out how to cut and assemble the pieces. Generally, I have a good idea on how this should go. But every so often, my plans go awry, so I improvise. […]

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Recycled Quilt Kits

Ever buy a quilt kit and then decide you don’t like the pattern by the time you get around to making it? That was the case with this quilt. My son and I picked out the kit several years ago. A few months ago, I found the kit in the closet and asked him if […]

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