Sunday, June 30, 2013

Paired Blocks # 19 Recap

Debra Did This

Debra of Who Said Sew ?  sewed this quilt from a design I posted way back in 11 April 2011. She even improved on my design by adding a light band in the border.

I've designed more quilts than I'll ever be able to sew. So I'm always pleased to see the result when someone sews one of my designs.

What's even more exciting is that Debra has now caught the design bug herself. She bought Quilt-Pro and is using it to design her own quilts.

It's a great feeling to be able to say not only did I sew this quilt, I designed it as well. It's very addictive.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ontario Series #4


My Ontario Series of quilts is designed using triangles that aren't half-square triangles and so have to be paper pieced. The odd shaped triangles help make the blocks more interesting.

I call this block Mississauga.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quarter 0f Nine #16

Antique Tile

Antique Tile is a tradional block that is made from 9 square patches. So it is a nine-patch block. If you make one and then cut it into quarters, the result is four Quarter of Nine blocks.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ontario Series #3


Manotick is another simple block I've designed that I would paper piece.

Monday, June 3, 2013


I Need Help

I've decided to publish a pattern that features my School House pieced alphabet.

On the back cover I want to suggest different things that could be done with this quilt. One of these is to use photo transfers for the walls of the school houses.

I've never done a photo transfer and so don't have an image to fill in the blank spot.
Does anybody have a suitable image that I can use? It will be reduced to a 1/2" square.
If so, and you want to make a fellow quilter happy, email me at

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ontario Series #2


I used non-45 degree triangles to design this paper pieced block that I call Collingwood.

When I ask what if and play with the color and setting I get results like these:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quilter's Connection

Four Friends

The pattern for my Four Friends quilt is in the June issue of Quilter's Connection. And the quilt is on the cover.

This quilt is made using what I call a Quarter-of-Nine block. To see more of them go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Quarter-of-Nine.

To learn more about Quilter's Connection and find out what else is in the June issue go here.