Quilts and Sewing Projects

My favorite thing is to make quilts that remind me of the kind my Great Grandma Rhoda would make and that makes me happy.  I use mostly Quiltsmart patterns because they have simplified the classic quilt blocks and made curved piecing a possibility. My favorite fabrics to use are French General, 3 Sisters, Lakehouse, and Sarah Jane.

Choo Choo Tummy Time Quilt
Toile Lone Star (top only)
Americana Lone Star Quilt
 Peace on Earth Double Wedding Ring (queen size!)
Pinwheel Table Runner in Moda Dottie
Smart Bags
French General Rouenneries Black Eyed Susan Fireworks
Pumpkin Seed Table Toppers in Nature's Chorus
Chloe's Wall Hanging
Pumpkin Seed Martinique Runner and North Star Avignon Table Quilt
 Pinwheel in Green and Blue
Double Wedding Ring & Music Pinwheel Table Toppers 
 Double Wedding Ring Runner
Camp Choo Choo Quilt
A Breath of Avignon Pumpkin Seed Runner

Dinner Plate Picnic Quilt
Be Merry Christmas Lone Star

Rural Jardin Double Wedding Ring

Blessings Double Wedding Ring Runner
Winter's Grace Runner
Amy Butler Love Quilt

Grandmother's Flower Garden Potholders
Winter's Grace Topper
French General Pumpkin Seed Quilt

Fruitcake Table Topper
Martinique Black Eyed Susan 

Double Wedding Ring Table Runner
Grandmother's Flower Garden Baby Quilt

Avignon Picnic Basket Quilt
Pumpkin Seed Runners
Grandmother's Flower Garden Runner
Avignon Love Ring - Award Winner!

Christmas 2010 Presents: French General Pumpkin Seed and American Jane Lone Star

Kate Spain 12 Days of Christmas Love Ring
Double Wedding Ring Runners: Awesome and French General
Children at Play Apple Core
Sweet Sixteen Black Eyed Susan
Irish Chain
T-Shirt Quilts

Baskets Around (for Bridget)
Lone Ring

In December 2012 I mailed a thoughtful gift to my sister Jen for her 40th birthday. The birthday came and went and Jen and I never talked about her gift. Weird. Sometime in January I asked if she ever got her birthday gift (in December) from me and she said no. WHAT?! I was DEVASTATED to find that out. Her 40th birthday came and went and I said and (apparently to her) did nothing. As soon as I found out, I started working on a quilt for her bed, the Irish Chain a few photos above. She and I are Irish twins! And we have Irish ancestors. Perfect. It felt so good to do something epic to celebrate a 40th birthday, so I decided to make queen or king-size quilts for each of my sisters and sisters-in-law when they turn 40. I've made two more since Jen's, one for Katy and one for Allyn. They might know it's coming, but I try to keep it a surprise. I've used designs and fabrics that I love and that remind me of the sister I'm making it for. It's always pretty epic and it makes me happier than any other project I do.

Katy's 40th Birthday Quilt

Allyn's 40th Birthday Quilt