Watch now for FREE!

Did that get your attention :-)?

The first episode of the Sizzle BOM on The Quilt Show is up and free for you to watch for 2 days, through December 31, 2018.

If you are not a member of TQS, this episode will give you an idea of why you might want to consider joining.

Watch the trailer for the show, below, or click here to go the page where you can watch the full show.

Sizzle is the quilt that I spent months designing and making (in 2 colorways!) last year. It is pieced on foundation papers and is a lot easier to make than you might think, as long as you follow the directions!

I made videos of each pertinent step as I made the quilts. It is my sincere hope that the pattern, instructions, and the videos answer any questions you might have during construction.

I look forward to hearing from you as you make your Sizzle quilts!

Show and tell…

Sharon McCrosky sent me the following email and I’m going to share it with you as written:

I was delighted to receive your Magical Unicorn Quilt Pattern. My nephew’s little daughter, Zoe, eighth birthday was coming up.  So on July 1, 2018 , I just finished a Monster Quilt for her little brother and received your pattern in the mail.

I was progressing with the quilt when on August 15th I fell walking my little dog and broke my right shoulder and left foot.  This was tortures: no sewing, no quilting, and no handwork. The mending has been slow and painful.  You can understand how delighted I was too start back on the Unicorn quilt. Today!! I mailed it to a very patient little girl, who celebrated her eighth birthday December 27. I can hardly wait to see pictures of her beautiful smile when opening her special gift.

Thank you so very much for producing such an enchanting design. Now finishing Welcome to the North Pole. Thank you, Sharon McCrosky


Sharon also made a pillowcase for Zoe from unicorn fabric! That is one lucky little girl.

Sharon, I’m glad you have recovered and are sewing again. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your quilt with us!

Merry Christmas to me!

A little while back I posted pictures on instagram and Facebook from the Sherman Altrusa home tour. One home on the tour had a Sputnik chandelier that I loved.

Two days ago I found the same one on Houzz and Steve said ‘Merry Christmas’! Not one to let grass grow under my feet, I ordered it immediately. It came today! Amazing!

It was well-packed.

Chris helped Steve hang it. First they took down the older fixture. Lorna wants it, so I suspect the guys will touch be touching it again after Christmas.

Then up went the new one!

And, boom! We have a wonderful, mid century modern style light!!!

Steve loves it too, which is very nice. We are both grinning at it :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

When you need to make long stems that are uniform in width, Perfect Stems and the perfect tool. Linda Bell, this week’s lucky winner, will receive this package of 8 plastic strips in a variety of widths that help you press your bias stem ‘tubes’ flat

To celebrate the season, I’m including a holiday scissor charm with the Perfect Stems. Ho, ho, ho!

If you are not Linda, you can find Perfect Stems here.


Show and Tell

Haley Ward made this quilt in my Empty Spools class last year…

Haley is a newish quilter and she did a fantastic job on this quilt. Her fabric rainbow is very happy! I love it that the quilt looks pretty on the wall and on the sofa!

Thank you, Haley, for sharing the photos of your quilt! FYI, the pattern for the quilt is in Piecing the Piece O’ Cake Way, 2nd ed.

Show and tell…

I’m still on vacation with Elanor in Portland, but I want to share this from Susan Sharp…

In her email, she says ‘I used your pattern to make tree skirts for gifts this Christmas.  They are beautiful.’

I agree with Susan, this is a beautiful tree skirt! And she made more than one!

It’s almost sad to cover it up with presents!

Thank you, Susan, for sharing these with us 🙂