Friday, July 25, 2014

Birches and Virginia Creeper

Birches and Virginia Creeper

Today I'll show you some of the steps I took making this quilt.  Out on the fabric market right now is  a GREAT birch tree fabric. (I sell it in my store, it is by Kanvas). BUT, when I made this quilt, I had to invent my own trees and this is how I did it.

This project is one from my new book which is out in November 2014 and called Lovely Landscape Quilts. I'm showing you extra bits that I couldn't put in the book.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Since I'm still sewing bits and strings of scraps together on my current project and don't have much to show you yet, I thought I'd share with you a bit of the process behind making Watchman.  The quilt was an experiment, I wanted to see what happened if I combined vertical strips and horizontal strips in the same landscape.  I had a lot of  desert colored fabrics in my stash plus I'm going to Tucson, AZ  in the fall to teach and these things kind of came together in this quilt.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shipshewana Quilt Festival II

Detail from Audubon's American Robin by Marilyn Craig
 Isn't this a glorious piece of fiber art? I was so impressed with this quilt. This week I've been The String Piecing Queen. I'm not ready to show you anything yet... but I do have the last few quilts from the quilt festival. If you want to see more, follow the link in last week's blog to my facebook album.  Here are my favorites from the show.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shipshewana Quilt Festival I

Hi everyone! I'm back from the Shipshewana Quilt Festival and I'm beginning to upload some quilts for you.  I'm starting with the big ribbon winners and some gorgeous traditional quilts. I've also given you some closeup shots of the quilting. (Amazing stuff!)