Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ninepatch Pinwheel Quilt #8

Look What Susan Did

She made this bed quilt using a variation of my Patricia/Ribbons quilt design. This is for a single bed. The piano keys along the border drape down the sides. The Patricia /Ribbons part is the rectangle in the very center.

I think this was a brave choice for a beginner quilter and very well executed.

You may be wondering about the /  in the name. I designed a series of blocks that I call Ninepatch Pinwheel blocks. They are based on nine patch designs that are rotated to make pinwheels and are named after places in Alberta. I design quilts using these blocks and add a second name to indicate each quilt variation. I call quilts made this way my Alberta series.

Here are some previous posts that feature Ninepatch Pinwheel blocks and Alberta series quilts: Airdrie/King's Heights, Airdrie/Iron Horse Park, Rocky Mountain HouseNorth Cooking Lake, Galahad, Seebe, Seven Persons, Campsie, Dead Man's Flats, Alberta Series Display.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Half and Half Block

Look What Terry Lynn Did

Terry Lynn made this quilt using my Foam Lake block. The variety of reds and greys adds life to the quilt. The border she used provides an interesting frame to the quilt.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

An Applique Alphabet

In my last post I showed you the lower case Cranston alphabet. This time you get to see the upper case.

Monday, April 7, 2014

An Applique Alphabet

In my last post I showed you Chaparral, an alphabet I designed that combined piecing and stitching. I also pointed out that it had some issues that needed to be worked out.

I have decided that if I change it to an alphabet that combines applique and stitching, all those problems disappear. In addition raw-edge applique allows me to make the letters even smaller. And that means I can use these letters on quilts that are not huge.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Pieced Alphabet

Chaparral is a lower case alphabet I recently designed. It is made by combining piecing and stitching.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014



This is a postcard I designed and sewed. It is 4"x6" and it's on its way to Sisters Oregon.