Archive for May, 2014

Bargello Breeze Hot Off the Press!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Another clever yet affordable Cut Loose Press Pattern! This little darlin’ uses the 45-degree Diamond Dimensions Ruler to strip piece all those wonderful diamonds. It comes together very quickly and NO points to match!

It’s available here in my store or at your local quilt shop. Remember, its new so if you don’t see it in there, just ask about it. Shop owners are always happy to hear about new things!

Dining Dresdens!

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Missed Quilt Market but this little darling was there – debuting in the Cut Loose Press corner of Checker! Hope it enjoyed its first time away from home! And did you notice the heirloom silver goblets – they are just tarnished enough to look really good with the yellow and grays! Looks like that’s a good enough reason not to polish them!

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Dining Dresdens

And yes, it uses the Creative Grids 15-degree Triangle Ruler but the best thing about it is – Its quilt-as-you-go and reversible! You can do spring on one side and fall on the other! That is pattern #19 I’ve made for the ruler so far – one is still in the works and don’t forget this one – its Free!



A Good Morning’s Work

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Kaleido striped star wm

This is my Kaleidoscope Star pattern using striped fabrics. It has been hanging around forĀ  months, maybe even a year, waiting to be quilted so today it was! It uses the Creative Grids 45-degree Diamond Dimensions Ruler.

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Straight lines in a sea of pebbles! Really more like river rocks though…the bigger they are the less time it takes to quilt fill the space. Glad this one is finished. But alas, it can’t come off the frame yet as I tend to gang up quilts on one backing and there are still a few more to go on this one before its done.

Time to get stitchin’ again!


Beading and Lifetime Movie Network today!

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Got the quilt quilted and bound. Found some really cool beads and now I will spend the day with thread and needle putting the two together – It is days like this that I am grateful for cable TV!

beading the wedding

I love to add beads to my quilts. Although can be tedious, the beads add just the right touch to create the elusive WOW Factor.

Sometimes it is to just to add a little sparkle to the quilt …DSCN0976

But more often, I find I am creating fringe and edging treatments.

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Wonder how it will turn out today…