Showing posts from April, 2014

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks and a Giveaway

The Gretchen Block as seen in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 9 Even after all these years (22) of having my quilts published, it is still a treat to see them in print. I am especially happy to have one of my favorite magazines feature one of my blocks. This is the fourth time I've had this privilege and it still makes me smile! (Don't miss out on any posts - Sign up to follow my blog on Bloglovin ) Follow the 100 Blocks Blog Tour daily April 28 - May 2, 2014 at The Quiltmaker Blog Quilty Pleasures for inspiration, ideas and giveaways galore! They have prizes (did I say that?) Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 9 is  the newest issue of this fabulous magazine. Honestly, I think a magazine is the most bang for the quilting buck around. All the blocks in this magazine finish to 12" so the possibilities are endless. Many thanks to June Dudley, Kelly Eisinger, Carolyn Beam, Diane Harris and the rest of the Quiltmaker staff for making each is

For the Love of Flowers Blog Hop & Giveaway

Palm Springs Fabrics by Benartex Today is the first day of the  Flower Favorites Blog Hop . Flower Favorites Blog Hop I was invited to make a block using any Benartex fabrics, as long as the block said "flowers." Since I was on a tight schedule, I chose to work with some Fossil Fern hexies (no kidding!) I had already completed. Two inch EPP hexies using Fossil Ferns The Hop lasts for a week and includes a lot of inspiration. Go see what I've done at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog. Then come back and tell me about it. IF YOU ARE A FOLLOWER of their blog, let me know. You are entered into the contest to win a fat quarter bundle of Palm Springs (there are 38 different fabrics - not just the three I chose to feature today). If you visit their Facebook page and "like" them (or already follow them on Facebook), let me know that, too. You can enter to win a second time. Contest is over May 6th. Make sure I have your email (Google accounts au

Modern Patchwork Magazine Preview

Spring 2014 issue of Modern Patchwork Magazine It never gets old - I've been publishing in magazines for 22 years (over 1,000 times) and I still enjoy seeing my name in print. But more than that, seeing one of my projects get her day of glory is so much fun, too! (Don't miss out on any posts - Sign up to follow my blog on Bloglovin ) For the 3rd time I've had something in this fresh, modern magazine. My little English Paper Piecing needle book appears on page 61. I enjoyed sewing it and using it this past summer to carry my English Paper Piecing supplies. Now she's come back home after her photo session at Modern Patchwork Magazine. Needle and EPP carrying case for supplies It's just as cute inside! Holds my papers, scissors, needles and pins. Those are batting "pages" Check your local newsstands for your copy of Modern Patchwork Magazine . Or visit the Interweave internet site to see how you can order your hard copy or even download

Hosannah! Happy Easter

Single 10" block on point (Don't miss out on any posts - Sign up to follow my blog on Bloglovin ) Made by Kathryn Wright and appears in my book: Perfect Piecing Perfect Points New Class: Cupid's Arrows Palm Quilt using 10" blocks and Regency Dandy fabric collection Yes. You can see that I have made a LOT of these blocks and quilts. I happen to enjoy the block when I can paper piece it. I thought I'd show them to you for Easter. It's Easter. Hallelujah. He is risen. The Palm block is a traditional block that has been historically pieced with intricate templates and in two sections (with the seam running through the center diagonally). I redrafted the block in various sizes for foundation paper piecing in an off-center log cabin arrangement of the patches. Very quick and the points are very pointy. I've made several quilts over the years. Here are some of them. They all sing "Hallelujah!" Single 10" block set on po

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Daffodils in my  backyard jungle Actually, it's March SNOW brings April flowers! The backyard in my rental house is a total jungle past the deck. My husband often says that if we owned it we would just nuke the entire thing and start from scratch. (We owned homes for 25 years and spent hundreds of hours doing all that improvement stuff) For now, I just enjoy not having to mow it and seeing the daffodils growing wild. Follow me on Bloglovin My daughter Audrey sent this pic to me this morning. She loves to buy flowers at the grocery store (she lives in an apartment). She wanted me to see the spiderweb trivet I made for her a few years ago using my precious stash of REAL FEEDSACKS! She loves to rummage in that box and make little things. I often make her things like this so she can enjoy these vintage treasures. Authentic feedsacks used in this spiderweb trivet Today it is pouring down with some serious April showers. But that's what the flowers love and we have to

Orange Peel

1930s prints for a Lafayette Orange Peel quilt Doing research into the historical Orange Peel patterns and remembered this little quilt I made in 2003. Since gone to live with some little girl, I think. This basic petal shape can become so many blocks: Joseph's Coat, Pumpkin Seed, Petal. It's the shape of my EZ Double Wedding Ring two-template acrylic set. Playing with petal shapes Now back to my research. Just had to add some eye candy to my blog today. I've been traveling for 6 weeks and it's good to be home for more than 3 days at a time. Sewing machine and stash - here I come! Follow me on Bloglovin