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Quilting Journey

New... The First Bloom Quilt

The First Bloom quilt pattern is traditional pieced, using squares, half-square triangles and 3 patch quarter square triangles. It is rated for a "Beginner" that is confident with their 1/4" seam allowance. After the trimming of the half-square triangle units this quilt pieces together rather fast.


Nanette Quilt... the sunset baby quilt

The Prickly Pear collection by Emily Taylor for Figo Fabrics has had my heart for months. It reminds me of our family trips out to West, Texas; more specifically Alpine, Fort Davis and Marfa, with the pretty landscape and beautiful sunsets. 


Nanette Quilt... the solid baby quilt

Today, I'm sharing the first version of the Nanette quilt I made. I used Art Gallery PURE solids on the front and a Dashwood Studio fabric for the backing. 

I had purchased this, Soiree Between the Lines, Dashwood Studio fabric for a previous quilt and decided not to use it. So, I thought it would make a pretty backing for a baby neutral quilt. 


New... Nanette Quilt Pattern

The Nanette quilt pattern is traditional and strip pieced. It is rated for an "Advanced Beginner", that feels confident with their 1/4" seam allowance and is wanting a slightly more challenging sew.

Nanette Quilt... the cover quilt

I'm happy to share with you today, my newest pattern, the Nanette quilt! This pattern was designed in honor of my grandmother, Grandnan. She was the awesome lady that introduced my mom and I to the quilting world a few decades ago.


All Wrapped Up Quilt... tester quilts

The All Wrapped Up quilt is the fourth time I've had the pleasure of working with quilt pattern testers. This time I went with a smaller group and they were so helpful in pointing out details within the pattern that needed improvement.


All Wrapped Up Quilt... the Christmas version

When I first saw the Peppermint fabric collection by Dana Willard for Figo Fabrics, I was overcome with joy. The sweet little white trees and bows remind me so much of Christmas growing up. When we would decorate the tree with silver tinsel and all the presents were wrapped with pretty ribbon bows. 


Huge Heart Quilt

The Huge Heart quilt has been on my mind for over a year. It's gone through several changes, from complex triangle piecing to what is now a beginner friendly pattern. It includes basic square piecing and a few half-square triangle units. 

Plus, it's like getting 3 patterns for 1 because each quilt size within the pattern has a different sized heart. 


Oh the Possibilities Quilt... the cover quilt

As soon as I saw Alison Glass’s new Rainbow Stitched fabric from her newly released Art Theory Collection, I knew that would be the backing for my Oh the Possibilities Quilt. It had been listed for presale so I quickly put in my order for 5 yards. Fabric ordered from Alison Glass.

Then came the hard part! How do I match solids to a backing I don’t have my hands on yet?


Oh the Possibilities Quilt... tester quilts

Using pattern testers is a new experience for me. As a trained graphic designer, I understand the print and coding world, but fabric was a different story. Last year, I had no idea there was such a thing as a pattern tester, proof reader or a tech editor. Thankfully some local quilt shop ladies pointed me in the right direction. I began immersing myself into learning as much as I could about the quilting world.


Homemade Challenge Quilt

When I first read about the Tula Pink Homemade Challenge by FreeSpirit fabrics, I instantly knew what I wanted to design. I sat down with a piece of scrap paper one night right before bed time and sketched out an oversized sewing machine, based off of Tula Pink’s drawing on the “Pedal to the Metal” fabric. Within 15 minutes it was taking shape.