March 12, 2019

Hi Everyone,

I have missed writing....and, have found that I enjoy it more then I thought, and, have actually missed posting in my blog.  Spring is March 20th - right around the corner.  Yippee, boy, am I ready!  I spent almost the entire month of February in Washington...

December 19, 2017

This is the quilt that needed to be completed before Christmas.  I really wanted to make sure that it was finished with enough time for the maker to bind and wrap.  I am happy to announce that it is in the hands of the maker now - 12-16-2017.

This quilt was pieced...

December 17, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner now.  I am now catching up with my backlog of quilts - thank goodness.  I had one (1) quilt that absolutely needed to be done before Christmas with enough time to bind and wrap.  Yeah, it is done a...

December 8, 2017

The third, and final quilt, from Betty R. of Haymarket, Virginia is Dancing Tulips.  This fun quilt was a quick quilt to quilt all in all because I combined blocks to minimize stitching-in-ditch.  Stitching-in-the-ditch is time anytime it can be minimiz...

December 2, 2017

Hi All!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I have been working on several more applique quilts....I do not post pictures of quilts until they have been picked up by their owners....the three (3) following quilts I quilted for Betty R. of Haymarket, Virgini...

November 3, 2017

Hi Everyone ~

I have been working on a beautiful applique album quilt made by Patricia D. of Gainesville, Virginia.  A little background on the quilt pattern.  The quilt pattern is based on an original quilt made by Ester B. Matthews in 1858.  The Virginia Quilt Museum...

August 15, 2017

I received an email from Betty J. asking if I could imagine a quilt design that would work on this quilt?  Oh yeah, way too much fun....I printed out the picture of the quilt and sent back 3 different designs.  She chose a design and away we go.....

Before I g...

June 8, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This quilt by Emily M. is beautiful!  Emily is a very talented quilter and her applique is amazing.  Going into this quilt, I knew my goal was to make her applique stand out, literally.  I really wanted a 3D trapunto effect.  I double batted the quilt with...

May 6, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Two (2) quilts in this blog today.

The first is a spring shower....  Definitely, partly cloudy with a spring rain in the studio with this fun quilt.  Water was the theme of the 2015 Row by Row (it seems like last year - yikes).  It's Raining Cats and Dogs wa...

March 29, 2017

This quilt was fun to plan and quilt, and the design actually came together rather quickly.  Some quilts I really need to think about and 'process'.  Sounds weird, I know, but I would rather not take out stitches!  And, yes, I have.

This is the before.......

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