Monday, May 9, 2022


Both my blogs have been relocated and merged into one wonderful blog. AND are now one - you can find them both here:

This change makes my world just a wee bit easier.  I'll be posting everything in one place so make sure you bookmark the new site.  Once you get to the new site you can subscribe to blogposts so that you don't miss a single thing!

Jan's Quilts

 I've just finished up these two cuties for Jan -- and yes, they were long over-due -- it's been just shy of crazy over here.

I love how Jan told the story using the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics - a super cutie indeed!

And the bird circles -- I love these birds!  Did I mention Jan hand pieces a lot of her work?  Amazing, right?!!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Mary's Gardeners Alphabet Quilt

Late last night I finished Mary's Gardeners Alphabet quilt (pattern by Crabapple Hill Studio).  I had to wait until this morning to get the full flat pic.

I did share several photos of this on my CLQ FB page while it was being quilted.  Go check them out if you haven't seen them -- you know, in case you don't already follow.  

You can also find two videos on my YouTube - 
one of the border marking using my Edges templates 

and one of the background quilting

Go check them out - don't forget to subscribe (and press the little notification bell so you don't miss anything).

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Diane's Roses

 Recently I finished this beauty for Diane.  Diane teaches hand applique - she does the most fantastic applique I've ever seen.  She is teaching this at Road 2 California later this month.  I also have to mention this quilt is 108x108 -- it was too big for my photo boards so these are the best pics I could manage:

Friday, December 17, 2021

Jan's Quilts

 First up was the owls... oh... these owls are precious!  The patterns are from the Outstanding Owls book by Darcy Ashton.  I've actually started making some as well... although mine will take quilt a while before they are ready for quilting.

Then on to the Sunflowers - I ghosted a few in the background.  I love how this piece turned out!

And then some poppy flowers - this background was more about creating some texture.

Last, but not least, wool squares with some fun flowers in the border.  Some all-over scrolls was perfect for this!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Kris's Moonglow

 Kris picked up her Moonglow (pattern by Jinny Beyer) quilt this morning so now I can share!  I have wanted to quilt a Moonglow for some time now but yet none had come through my client workload (and you know me and piecing... like it takes me 85 years to do anything) - so I was super excited when Kris added this to the schedule.

Well... it was originally on the schedule for September and well... L I F E... so here it is the end of November and it is finished (better late than never, right?).

And... not a single feather on it!  Both Kris and I wanted the quilting to be different than all the other Moonglows out there -- I think it turned out awesome.  Well, Kris does too!  It's always nice when your client loves it when they pick the quilt up... and then texts again later telling you how much they really love it!  I have the best clients!!

So yeah, one quilt caught up but I'm still pretty far behind schedule... looks like December will be full of client work (normally I take most of it for myself).

I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Shay's Australian Wedding Ring

I finished this beauty for Shay right before I left for Houston but this is the first chance I've had to share about it.  The pattern is by Lynette Anderson (that's the only info I have, sorry).

Now I'm working on a Moonglow for Kris... I'm so far behind schedule but hoping to be all caught up before the end of the year.  I know, I know... the best plans... hahahaha

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Muriel's Strawberry Jam quilt

 I've just finished this little beauty for Muriel.

I went through several plans before landing on this one-- if you want to hear all about the process as well as see the stitching you can follow along on my patreon page (links below - subscription required)

Monday, August 23, 2021

Kathy's New York Beauty Fans

 I've just finished this beautiful quilt for Kathy.  It's her New York Beauty Fans (she's been working on it for like10 years!) -- it turned out awesome!

Here's a few pics -- sorry about the lighting and the angles - the quilt was bigger than my boards so this was the best I could get.

See... awesome right?  If you want to see all the quilting on this, you can join my patreon (paid subscription required).

Monday, August 2, 2021

Martha's Starry Bouquet

I've been dodging storms for over two weeks... me and lightning have a history... it's not a good one.  But after two weeks of trying my best to quilt during the oddest of hours (for me at least), I've finally finished Martha's quilt.  It is a beauty, and a biggie... 108x108!  So, excuse my not so perfect photos - it's too big for my boards to get a nice flat pic.

I used my Edges (Set 2) to mark the frames around the open blocks and then filled with feathers.  You can see some of the stitching on this beauty over on my patreon (subscription required).

So now on to the next client quilt, another big one, and now two weeks behind schedule.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Some quilty catch-up

 It's been awhile since I've posted so grab a cuppa and let's catch up!

Diane's Roses Gathering Basket
Diane does the most beautiful hand applique ever!  And she almost always leaves me tons of open background to stitch.  I used my Edges marking rulers for the framework - over on my Patreon you can see the marking (subscription required) and the quilting (subscription required).

A couple pieces for Jan
First was this super cute wall hanging

And then this super snuggly flannel with all over loopies

Peggy's quilts
Peggy had several quilts saved up.  The first was a finish... she had started the quilt on her domestic and just couldn't finish the borders so this one went super quick

Next was an E2E - Four Patches and Friends/Open a Can of Worms.  I used my KM_Flourish02_e2e pattern.

Then was her Asian Big Block floral. I used my Frippery_03_km pattern.

And then another custom, this beautiful Tennessee Waltz

I think that brings us up to date... if I forgot anything I'll make sure to post it soon!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Kathy's E2Es

Kathy had a bunch of quilts that needed some Elevate™ love.

First up was a 1930's Drunkards Path with Applique -- digital quilting design frippery01_km 

Next was Tropical Butterflies & Flowers -- digital quilting design butterfly03_km

Then was Love Links (pattern by Studio 180) -- digital quilting design featherduo_km (which when you increase the size looks kinda like palm leaves)

Then a Hunters Star quilt (pattern by Studio 180) -- digital quilting design EQS Star in Square2 e2e

Next up was an Aurora quilt (pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts/Edyta Sitar) -- digital quilting design JR_tortoiseShellSpirals_e2e

And finally, Patchwork Barn (pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts/Edyta Sitar) -- digital quilting design ModButterfly01_km