Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kris's Rhapsody Quilt

Kris's Rhapsody Quilt is finished and it is gorgeous!  Such bright happy colors!  It is a Ricky Tims Rhapsody pattern.

Kris has already discovered how awesome solid backs are -- look how beautiful:

So one of the perks of my Patreon subscribers is they get to watch me quilting on just about every part of the quilt.  On this one I share how I use the background fills to travel while doing the initial ditch work around the appliques, among other things.   If you're interested in subscribing, just click here and it will take you to my Patreon page.

I know you've been waiting for some detail pics - here are a few:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Kris's Cherry Roll Vine

Kris's Cherry Roll Vine is finished and it is awesome!  The pattern and fabrics are by Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics.  

I wanted it to be a little different than all the others I've seen so I opted for a stem-like shape in the leaves, which I then couched with copper YLI Candlelight and followed with a small meander to really make it pop.  Swirling fills in the background create lots of movement.

I'll have a video of the couching and background swirl fill on my patreon page sometime tomorrow (it's down for maintenance right now). 

Here are a few detail pics:

And, of course, the back (Kris made sure to use a solid fabric so the quilting really showed):

Monday, February 12, 2018


Build-A-Stitch 3 is finally finished and available for PRE-ORDER.  Copies are expected in my hands by mid-March and then the signing begins -- all pre-orders will be signed!  They'll begin shipping immediately after - or until I have to leave for the East Coast Gammill-Statler Conference, then any remaining will be shipped as soon as I get back.

And yes, I must say, this is the best Build-A-Stitch yet -- it is pretty awesome -- 85 pages full of inspiration and ideas on how to use the stitches in Build-A-Stitch 1 and Build-A-Stitch 2.  I haven't been able to look up from my computer for almost two weeks -- I wanted this book finished so I could share it with all of you!  And yes, the two cover images are included in their appropriate sections.

Get your copy - available on the website store: