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 :-).

Wednesday Giveaway

This week’s winner is Renee Grandinetti! She will receive the Encouragement Sticker Sheet in the mail in a few days.

I really like a good sticker and these are good quality, and just pretty perfect. My favorite from this set is a great motto for Quilters: “Give yourself margin.” Good advice!

In the meantime, 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, including stickers at

Show and tell…

Connie Werner sent me this photo of her first needle turn project—amazing, right!? I love her colors and knowing that she enjoyed needleturn so much that she is doing more. Yay!

Connie wrote:

I made from your excellent teaching and pattern. I call it May Baskets. 
I hope to have Birds in Toyland ready for this spot by December. 
Thanks again for all your inspiration!

The May Baskets epattern is available individually here. It is also in the ebook, Curl-Up Quilts.

Than k you, Connie, for sharing your lovely quilt with us!