Thursday, July 19, 2018

Carol's Stash Buster

Carol had a bunch of 365 squares and an old printed vest panel and made a quilt!
So today the Elevate got to see a little stitching action -

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sheila's Raffle Quilt

Sheila's raffle quilt for the PSL Crazy Quilters is finished!  The pattern is Woodcarvers Star by Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer.  Sheila chose a nice light cotton batting (perfect for SoFlo) -- who wouldn't want a chance to win this beauty!  As soon as I have ticket info I'll make sure to share it at the bottom of the post.  Or you can always check the show page on their website for more info.  Sorry about the photos, this is the best I can do as it's storming out (surprise)...

A couple of detail pics:

And a peek at the back: 

If you'd like to see some real-time stitching on this quilt, as well as many other videos, you can subscribe to my Patreon page (small monthly subscription fee applies)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rosamond's Long Time Gone Quilt

Last night I finished Rosamond's Long Time Gone quilt, pattern is a BOM by Jen Kingwell Designs.  And, no, I'm not that fast -- this was actually started last week. 

And the back (ooh ahh):

And, of course, a bunch of detail pics:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Kathryn's Flower Quilt

So over the weekend I managed to squeeze in a little Elevate time on Kathryn's quilt -- bold bright floral fabrics framed in black -- such a classic looking quilt!

Friday, June 29, 2018

MQX Midwest

This September I'll be teaching at MQX Midwest -- this will be my first time at Midwest and I'm super excited.  I'll be offering a variety of classes.  Check them out here:

Oh, and a little piece of awesome -- they have a few of my classes set up as both Hands-On as well as Lecture/Demo -- cool, right?  So many options!!  There truly is something for everyone.

Who will I see there?!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Day at the Beach!

Barb's raffle quilt for the Sunbonnet Sue Guild of Vero Beach is finished -- wouldn't you love to win this beauty! It is so Florida and conveys a true sense of a-day-at-the-beach, so it is aptly named!

I'm sure Barb had many wonderful ladies help her put this beauty together.  I'm pretty sure the show is in February of 2019 - you can contact Barb for ticket information.  Oh, and this beauty is a big one -- I had to fold over the top border for the picture as it was longer than my photo boards!

Some of the fabric truly led the path for my quilting -- for the shells on the inner border I traced each one adding some detail lines where necessary.  Also, the outer border where I added swirls along the fabric pattern to simulate water eddies.  The ladies choose some great fabrics for this quilt!  They didn't want the quilting super heavy -- sometimes that gets a little difficult when you're trying to create so much detail, but I think I managed okay.

Here are a bunch of detail pics:

If you'd like to see some real-time stitching on this quilt, as well as many other videos, you can subscribe to my patreon page (small monthly subscription fee applies)

Monday, June 18, 2018

Barbara's Quilt

Over the weekend I finished Barbara's quilt - such fun bright colors!

This was stitched using the Elevate -- Barbara wanted something super simple, the pattern used was Plumeria by Patricia Ritter, I think it worked perfectly!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nancy's Bali Fever

Tonight I finished up Nancy's Bali Fever quilt (pattern by Quiltworx).  She wanted a simple edge-to-edge design so it was the Elevate to my rescue!

Another computerized E2E coming up later this week, and then a super amazing quilt that I can't wait to work on... you'll see them both soon!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Josephine's Knot by Helen

I just finished Helen's latest quilt.  The pattern is Josephine's Knot by Debbie Maddy.  Unfortunately, the clouds weren't cooperating and the full photo isn't perfect, don't worry though, there are some detail pics.

And, of course, a peek the back:

If you want to see more about the stitches on this quilt, subscribe to my Patreon page.  I'll have stitch videos of the borders and background fill posted soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


I have finally done it, I am now offering my first interactive online class! There are many people that can't travel or are unable to attend when I teach at national events. There are also people that just prefer to learn in their own environment. Well, if you are one of them, here is your chance!

Class begins July 6th - registration for this first class is limited so don't wait too long!
Find all the details here:

Monday, May 28, 2018

Helen's Labyrinth of St Omer

Helen's Labyrinth of St Omer quilt is finished!  The pattern is by Wendy Wetzel and appeared in the May 2012 issue of AQS American Quilter magazine.

the back turned out awesome:

And a couple of detail pics:

You can see more about this quilt (as well as many others) if you subscribe to my patreon page -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cathy's Folk Flower

After a week of storms, as well as UPS losing one of my competition pieces, I have finally managed to finish Cathy's Folk Flower quilt.  It is a super cute one!  Sorry, the photos aren't the best, no outside pics -- remember, rain.

Detail pic:

And a peek at the back:

I share the process of this client piece on my Patreon account - if you're curious, here's a little clip of the travel path - just some of the things you can expect when you subscribe: