Saturday, September 13, 2014


This Old Block

This block is from my 18 April 2010 post.
What if I play with it again?
Can I find new things to do with it?

There is always something new to try with any block
There is always something new to discover.
That's why designing is so much fun..

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Something Simple

What if I start with these two simple units?

I can make these three blocks.

What if I play with these blocks? Try them in different combinations. Color them different ways.

I can make a lot of different quilts. Including These:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

5 Patch Block #2

I designed this 10"x10" block on a 5x5 grid; it is a 5 patch block.

Part of the fun part of designing your own block is you get to color it any way you please.

The other part is seeing what happens when you do:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Echo Block # 5

Friendship Star

Friendship Star is a very simple block. Adding a second smaller star to it makes it more interesting. Quilts made with the new block have more variety and life as a result.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drunkard's Path

Drunkard's Path Plus

I got to wondering - What if a Drunkard's Path block had two quarter circles instead of one?

Here's what happens.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Shoo Fly Place Mat

Version 4

Once again I'm playing with the idea that quilting can change how a quilt looks.
This place mat is made using 6 Shoo Fly blocks.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Sun & Waves

The Ladies in
Foam Lake
Made This Quilt

"Some lucky person will win this great quilt. We have had many great comments about this quilt and have sold a lot of tickets as a fund raiser for the new Foam Lake Water Park. We had fun doing this and many have commented on the different design."

The quilt is from my pattern Winter Sun and Snow. However, the ladies decided to rename it Summer Sun and Waves.

A version of this quilt first appeared in my Sunday 10 April post.