I’m gearing up to release the Rinse and Repeat pattern next week and decided that it would be fun to make another version. I’ve been wanting to make something from Kim Kight’s line Welsummer for Cotton and Steel since the moment I saw it and I knew that this design would be a great fit for these fun, colorful prints.
I added some solids and other basics to the mix and started playing. The pattern is made up of five different blocks, each with six fabrics. I make piles of six fabrics and move things around until I like what I see. Then I cut and sew. Rinse and Repeat. (Get it? *wink*).
The pattern has four different sizes: baby, throw, twin and full/queen. I am going to make a throw or a twin sized quilt – both use 14 blocks. I like to check in after sewing about 2/3 or 3/4 of the blocks to see if I need to add more of one color or take something away. Once I had these up on my design wall, I knew immediately what it needed. MORE PINK!
I’ve got the last five blocks cut and waiting for me up in the studio. I am hoping I can squeeze in some sewing time and get them completed. Then it’s a matter of choosing a background fabric. I have a few options in mind, but want to see all the colors together before deciding.
Back with the finished quilt top soon! And the pattern soon after that! Just a reminder that I will be sending out a coupon code to my newsletter subscribers. Not on the list? You can easily sign up in the blue bar at the top of this page.
Although it saddens me to part with it, I will be destashing a large quantity of Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt fabrics this afternoon. The fabrics will be in bundles as there is far too much to list individually. There will be more than enough in each bundle to...read more
Hey there! I have so much to share with you all. I arrived home Monday from Quilt Market in Houston (and finally got to hold my book in my hands!!!) and am slowly getting myself back into the groove this week. I have spent a total of 30 minutes in the studio, making a...read more
For the past few years, I have made and donated a quilt or three to our church and school's summer picnic. To win one of these quilts, you buy a chance on a wheel. When all of the chances on the wheel are sold, the wheel is spun and the winner gets to choose the quilt...read more
Oh, September. It seems like you just started. I had good intentions to be back in this space weeks ago, because in my mind, Labor Day marks the end of summer. Never mind that summer officially ends tomorrow or that, for us, it ended mid-August when the girls started...read more
A few weeks ago, my copy of The Fussy Cut Sampler by Nichole Ramirez and Elisabeth Woo arrived on my doorstep. It is such a beautiful book with 48 great quilt blocks that made me want to cut up some fabric right away. Nichole and Elisabeth walk the reader through all...read more
Thank you for the kind comments here on the blog and on Instagram about my new book, Make Your Own Medallion! I am so excited to share more about it with you over the next few months. I'm even more excited to have it out in the world and see what you all make with...read more
You guys! Today is a great day. It's my 46th birthday AND this is my new book! I am so excited to announce that Make Your Own Medallion, published by Lucky Spool Media, will be available in November 2017. I am enamored with medallion quilts and have so much fun...read more
I have a major crush on a color combination. I cannot get it out of my mind and find myself thinking of all the quilts I could make with fabrics in these hues. Are you ready? Orange, caramel, lilac, berry-red, plum and cream. As a die-hard lover of the color green and...read more
Let's start with the obvious: I'm on a bit of a sock knitting bender. Eight pairs since July, with the ninth on the needles right now, almost finished. Despite the tiny needles (size 1! Officially crazy!) and the thread like yarn (fingering weight, I'm...read more
Hey there. I am still here. I spent the first three months of this year, head down, working. It was the good kind of work - exciting, challenging, at moments frustrating, but in the end rewarding. The result? A book. I promise to share more soon. Soon! I think (and...read more