Show and tell…

Thanks to Sue Kersey for sharing this photo of her Butterfly Garden quilt. She wrote:

I just loved this pattern so much and this was so much fun to make and quilt.  You have been wonderful to share so much with us all during this pandemic. I so look forward to your emails.

I have spent the last two years using the wonderful fabrics & patterns that I had in my quilting studio.  I knew all my stash would be needed someday and I feel so lucky to have enjoyed it during this stay at home time in our lives.

Butterfly Garden made by Sue Kersey

Sue has a very nice stash of fabrics :-). I love the colors in the butterflies and the way she kept the colors moving across the face of the quilt. Well done, Sue!

Sue’s butterflies are vertical whereas mine are flying on the diagonal. Both are good choices and I’m happy to have the opportunity to see the blocks in a different way. That’s one of the best parts of any Show & Tell!

Happy stitching to you all :-).

Show and tell, Butterfly Garden…

Rebecca Schnekenburger sent in this photo of her happy and colorful Butterfly Garden quilt. She wrote: “After seeing your last email about the free pattern offer, I thought I would share my version of your Butterfly Garden quilt. I made it twelve years ago as a baby quilt for my granddaughter Becca Faith.” It is truly perfect for a baby!

If you missed it in my last newsletter, I am offering the Butterfly Garden ePattern to you for free until December 29, 2021, as a Christmas gift. Click here to find it.

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

Show and tell, Birds in Toyland…

Val Ursulak sent me this photo of her Birds in Toyland quilt… isn’t it cute!!! Val finished her quilt in record time so that she could have it up for this Christmas. I love everything about this quilt—thank you, Val, for sharing it with us.

Birds in Toyland made by Val Ursulak

The pattern for Birds in Toyland is included in the class that I teach online at Creative Spark. The book with the pattern will be available Spring 2022.

The Unicorn is Magical! Show & tell…

Lisa Dobberke emailed a little while back asking if I had ideas for quilting the Magical Unicorn quilt that she made for her granddaughter—and I did! One thing I suggested was quilting in words and phrases inside the background fill.

Lisa said: I included her name, some “grandma style” words in English and Spanish (she is in Spanish immersion Kindergarten) using a general meandering pattern with some flowers, hearts, and butterflies mixed in.  This was my first appliqué quilt–sure was fun!

She also used a “wiggly eye” to go with the big eyelashes… very cute!

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your quilt with us! I know your granddaughter is going to treasure it—and have many sweet dreams under it :-).

Click here to find The Magical Unicorn pattern. It is a fun pattern that can be made into a small or large quilt!

Show and tell…

Debra Miller sent me this photo of her finished Bullseye wall quilt. Here’s the story:

I took your bullseye class at the Ky Heritage Quilt Society getaway (Cave City, KY) in June 2019. Finally finished the quilt during Covid shutdown. Did the quilting myself. Trimmed with flying geese and done with extra trapunto behind the bullseye. Measures 46” square. Unfortunately I didn’t win a ribbon (at the Kentucky State Fair 2021) but I love it and so does my husband. I have a place for it in a guest bedroom. Thanks for great instruction. I picked up a lot in your class. 

Debra Miller — Frankfort, Kentucky

Debra, your quilt is lovely and how wonderful that you got to share it in person with those who saw it at the fair and here, online! It does not need a ribbon to be a winner :-). Thank you for sharing it with us!

On a personal note, I always enjoy hearing when projects started in one of my classes get finished. If any of you are interested in making a Bullseye quilt, large or small, you can find the book here AND you can find my online class that includes the ebook on Creative Spark. Click here for the class.

Show and tell…

Sue Kersey sent me this photo of her Christmas Delivery quilt. I love the way she embellished it!

I got pieces of the pattern from a friend as she found it at a garage sale. So I did the best I could figure out and made it into a small Christmas quilt this last year during the pandemic. I thought it might be yours but it was not marked and I would love to know what it is called. Was it a book, just a pattern or I think you said it was a download?

Sue Kersey

To answer Sue’s questions, Christmas Delivery was never in a book. It has always been a downloadable pattern (click here to find it). I made mine into a pillow but, as you can see, it makes a wonderful wall quilt! Thank you, Sue, for sharing it with all of us :-).