Show and tell…

Karen Sullivan wrote:

A few ladies & I got together & did your block of the month Sizzle pattern. I thought you’d like to see my rendition of it below. I added three extra blocks to make it fit my queen bed. I also used an a accu-quilt dye to make unique corner blocks.

Karen, you did a great job of altering the pattern to make it fit your bed. I notice that you also made the borders wider and used a lovely appliquéd block in the corners. Well done! And the quilting is perfect. I hope that you use and enjoy your quilt for a long time :-).

If any of you would like to make your own Sizzle quilt, click here to find the book.

Thank you, Karen, for sharing your lovely quilt with us!

Wednesday Giveaway

The Sweetie Pie Chai and Piper Mint Blues tea and tea ball go to our lucky winner – Joneen Sargent! These herbal varieties, plus Strawberry Shindig and the black Chocola Tea are on sale at

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at!

Show and tell…

Kathrin Brown sent me a picture of her newly finished Bullseye quilt. The colors grab your attention and pull you to the center of the Bullseye. It’s amazing! Kathrin wrote the following about her quilt:

“I won a stack of books from CT Publishing when they launched their new online learning platform “Creative Spark” in November 2020. A fan of paper piecing and modern aesthetics, I started this project immediately when I received the booklet. This 40” project is manageable, I had fabric in my stash, and it was fun to piece (with some redo to get a flat center). I spent about 30 hours of quilting on the longarm to finish it. Started in February 2021 and finished in July 2021.”

Click here to find the Bullseye Quilt book/pattern. You know you want to make one :-).

Show and tell…

Marilyn McWilliams took my Bullseye class on Creative Spark as part of a guild class. She sent photos of her progress as she worked toward making a 40” wall hanging. Here are the Center and Rings 1 and 2. The next photos shows the fabrics she planned to use in the next rings.

And here it is with Rings 3, 4, and 5—it’s amazing! The next photo shows the fabric she will use for the corners and the flying geese border blocks. This quilt allows you to play with color in a way that not every pattern does.

Wednesday Giveaway

Ann Hindmarsh is our winner! She will receive the Clover Embroidery Threader. The threader has a flat piece of bent metal that slips through the eye of the needle. (It is sturdier and easier to see than fine wire threaders.) The Embroidery Threader works on big needles with long eyes.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at! (Look here for the Clover threader, as well as several other great options: Threaders – Piece O’ Cake Designs (

Lap App show and tell…

Look at the cute Lap App cover and matching pillow that Janet made! She sent me this photo after watching last week’s Time Out. I think that using a small pillow with the Lap App is a brilliant idea—well done and thank you for the idea, Janet!

Janet does not live in the US and would love to hear about the various Quilting Festivals and Shows that take place in here, so on her next trip she will have a Must See, Must Do Quilting Travel Wish List. Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions!

I will kick off the ideas with Quilt Festival in Houston. It is an experience that every quilter should have at least once! More than once is even better :-).