Fossil Ferns Still Shine!

Paper Pieced Carpenter's Wheel
I keep discovering older quilts that I made with Benartex Fossil Ferns. I can be forgiven for forgetting, I guess. I've made almost 1,000 quilts and published most of them. Thank God for digital images and file folders on my computer with a searchable data base!

The Carpenter's Wheel quilt is typically sewn with y-seams and true diamonds. These are true diamonds but I have no set-in seams. This pattern appears on my "Shortcuts From a Short Woman" CD of 16 patterns. Still a popular seller.

Patches and Leaves Table Runner
Patches and Leaves - from my Block a Day Calendar
I combined a Benartex print with several colors of Fossil Ferns to make this table runner. The block appears in the Quilter's Block a Day Calendar (Martingale). I use this as a teaching sample. You can see all of the blocks in the calendar by selecting the link. The desktop calendar is in its 4th printing (it's not tied to a calendar year; it's perpetual). I sell the companion CD which has 366 blocks in TWO SIZES and 12 quilt projects. Works on all computer platforms (nothing to install). A bargain at $12.95. I'm just saying.

This is brief because I am busy getting ready for THREE POSTS next week (yes, 3 with giveaways!)

1. On Monday (May 27), we have another mini-blog hop featuring fabrics from the new Regency Collection by Blank Quilting.

2. On Tuesday (May 28), my day for sharing "Say it with Flowers" will be awesome!

3. On Friday (May 31), I will be posting as a guest designer on the Benartex blog!


  1. You are a busy woma for sure.

  2. I'm still reeling from winning! I'm on vacation with my college roomie, and just happened to click on my e-mail and find your message. Whew! Anyway, I LOVE this Carpenter's Wheel. It is perfect colors and looks gorgeous.

  3. wow you are so busy. I love your table runner and quilt. I really love how the colors on the quilt pop.
    Good luck on getting ready. You can do it.


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