Monthly Archives: August 2014

Simple stripes quilt


All the ladies in my family have a thing for stripes. Chances are one of us, if not all, will be wearing stripes on any given day. So when my daughter wanted a new quilt for her bedroom, I was pretty sure her design would include stripes. We had a great time designing this quilt–Betty chose the colors, selected the fabrics, and sketched her plan. The quilt is made of strips that I made longer than needed so we could play around with the lengths and order of the colored stripes. A process declared to be surprisingly fun!

I really like how the simplicity of the design showcases the prints, and the balance of bold and subtle patterns makes the quilt lively without being too busy. Nice work, Betty!


Betty may not have an interest in sewing (yet!) but she so far she is my favorite client.

Here is a peek at the Icy Peach backing and the Melon binding. I especially love that Melon, and am very glad I got some extra.


Pattern winner!


Thanks to everyone who participated in my very first give away! I really enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful ideas for background colors. I am sure they would all look fantastic.

The winner is Quilting Jet Girl, who said she would use Kona Jade Green. I’d love to see that finished quilt. I am just venturing out of my blue and red comfort zone and starting to use greens and yellows in my quilts. I’m not quite ready for purple–but who knows!

If you would like to have your very own copy, I am offering a discount of 20% in my Etsy shop until Friday, August 15. Just enter GIVEAWAY in the coupon field before checkout. Thanks again for participating!

Also, the pattern was not available in my Etsy shop for a day or two because I did not realize I needed to renew the listing for a digital item each time a copy sells. I am sure there is a fix for this, but in the meantime I’ll be sure to keep the “shelves” stocked.

Three flocks quilt pattern give away


Three flocks quilt, finished July 2014

I am really excited to have completed my first pattern! I think the Three Flocks Quilt pattern would be great for an adventurous beginner. It definitely gives plenty of practice in making flying geese blocks! I can see this looking great with a dark background–I have in mind to make a navy crib size (maybe that will be pattern #2).

Please leave a comment and let me know what color you would use for the background and I’ll pick a winner to receive the PDF pattern. The give away will close on Monday, August 11, at 5:00 pm. Thanks for participating!

The pattern is available for instant download in my Etsy shop.