a stitch in color Windows

I had some reservations about Malka Dubrawsky’s “a stitch in color” for Moda Fabrics.  I’ve been a fan of her pillow designs for a long time but I generally don’t care for the bold hand painted look represented by her first line of fabrics.  That is until I saw the pillow she made with them. And …

Authentic Jelly Roll

This was my second quilt using the Authentic line by Sweetwater for Moda.  The Jelly Roll 1600 pattern can be found on numerous web sites and there are Jelly Roll race videos on YouTube.  I can’t remember where I saw it first but it seemed like it would be a good project for getting back …

Aggie Patchwork

This quilt was an unexpected challenge.  It was based on a design we saw at Lone Star Quiltworks in College Station (Bryan really).  The novelty fabric (four different prints) did not have as tight a weave as quilt quality fabric.  I had a lot of issues with stretching, shifting and raveling.  It’s a bit out of …

Easy Peasy Patchwork?

I’ve never ripped out so many seams in my life.  This novelty fabric is definitely harder to work with.  It stretches and ravels like crazy. It’s so out of square it’s embarrassing.  But I finally got it pieced together.  Probably should have used some spray starch. But I do still need help getting a consistent …

Authentic Nine Patch

Good grief!  It’s been 12 years since I’ve made a quilt and it took me two years to make this one.  Not really. For the life of me I cannot remember how I got there but one day about two years ago I stumbled upon Jacquie Gering’s Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  I read every page of …

Pink Dragonflies Whole Cloth 2000

In early 2000 I decided to try some more quilting.  I know it was 2000 because that’s the year my second niece was born.  I made two small quilts that year, one for my daughter and one for my newest niece, born in June. The first was made from some fabric my daughter just had to …

The Quilting Failure of 1998

In February 1998, my first niece was born and I was determined to make her a quilt.  That summer I purchased a flat sheet that matched the set of sheets that were in her nursery.  They featured a Winnie the Pooh theme in a soft, muted caricature on a beige background.   My plan was to frame the images of …

Blue and Beige Four Patch 1998

Once again determined to be a real quilter, I came up with this simple wall hanging.   It is constructed with cottons from JoAnn’s and the trusty craft batting from Hobby Lobby.  The binding is bit wide and is a bit twisted in some spots.  I can’t remember if it was cut on the bias or not.  The …

Blue Lone Star Pillow 1996

Right after I completed the red, white and blue mini quilt I made this decorative pillow.  I gave this one away as well.  The fabric and 14 inch pillow form came from JoAnn’s.  I had tried constructing blocks before with limited success.  Lining pieces up is not as easy as it appears.  This Lone Star …

Mini Irish Chain 1996

This photo is terrible.  I didn’t have a digital camera back then so there were no retakes to be had.  But I at least I did think to take a picture of this quilt before I gave it away.  It was small, maybe 30 x 30.  The project came from a book written by Marti Michell.  …