16 01, 2013

Dancing Stars Quilt-Along :: Follow up & Giveaway

By |January 16th, 2013|quilt-along|38 Comments

Hi friends! It’s been two weeks since I released the pattern for Dancing Stars and over 800 people have downloaded the pattern!  I’m looking forward to seeing all of those beautiful quilts!

If you’ve checked in on the flickr group, you know that there are a few new blocks, in some great color combos. If you […]

11 01, 2013

Dancing Stars Kits, Templates & Sponsors

By |January 11th, 2013|quilt-along|6 Comments

Who’s quilting with me?

Lots of good stuff to tell you about for the quilt-along!

Vicki Welsh and Canton Village Quilt Works are sponsoring the quilt-along and offering giveaways over the course of 6 months.  Look for a linky at the end of each month, to post your progress, and be entered to win!

Vicki Welsh is also […]

9 01, 2013

Dancing Stars Variations

By |January 9th, 2013|Modern Basics, quilt-along|15 Comments

Hi there!  Yesterday my book released – at last!  Joe and I celebrated with a special lunch, while most of our kiddos were in school.  Owen was a trooper, while we traipsed around town.  My copies of Modern Basics II are on the way, and I will ship autographed copies the day after I receive them (Hopefully by […]

7 01, 2013

Dancing Stars Quilt-Along :: Video Tutorial

By |January 7th, 2013|My kids, quilt-along|14 Comments

Hi there! I disappeared last week, but I’ve been working on lots of good stuff! First up is a video tutorial for the Quilt-Along :

I hope that this is helpful for some of you!  If you don’t have a pattern yet, click over here for a free download.  This is the ruler that I used in […]

1 01, 2013

Dancing Stars :: Fabric Requirements & Selection

By |January 1st, 2013|quilt-along|28 Comments

Happy New Year!  I’m excited to start the new year with a fun project with many of you!The above picture is the pattern cover that you can download here.  I included fabric requirements and cutting instructions along with the pattern.  In the next week I plan to have a video tutorial to help with piecing […]

20 12, 2012

Dancing Stars Quilt-Along

By |December 20th, 2012|quilt-along|49 Comments

I’ve been thinking about the coming year, and how to make the most of this space with all of you!

I’ll be starting the new year off with a Quilt-Along right here, and in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along group on Flickr.  It’s a great place to connect with other quilters!

This is a paper-pieced […]

26 10, 2011

Blogger’s Block of the Month – Block #2

By |October 26th, 2011|Inspiration, quilt-along|1 Comment

Hi Friends!  I know I told you about this program last month, but it bears repeating!

There have been two blocks so far, so you can jump in and catch up right away.

The first is from Sherri, and October’s block is from Vicki.

Check out the flickr group for inspiration, and don’t forget to add your blocks […]

15 09, 2011

Blogger’s Block of the Month

By |September 15th, 2011|quilt-along|3 Comments

My friend Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works, is hosting a Block of the Month program, just for bloggers!  She’s invited a talented group of designers (including me!) to each design one block and over the course of the next year we will be posting instructions.

Each month a pieced block tutorial will be offered by […]

24 02, 2011

Blog 10 :: Bloggers’ Block-a-palooza!

By |February 24th, 2011|Inspiration, pattern, quilt-along|33 Comments

It’s my turn to share a block!  If you haven’t been following along yet, you can get all the details and blocks here on John’s blog!  If you are new here – welcome!  I hope you like the block and take time to poke around a bit.

Block 10 :: Turned Geese

I think I hear some […]

18 12, 2010

Giveaway Day Winner & A New Quilt-Along!

By |December 18th, 2010|give away, quilt-along|7 Comments

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway day!  You all are just as busy as I am trying to finish things up this weekend!  I hope the new friends enjoy time spent here with me.  The winner is –

Laura, I’ve just emailed you!  Can’t wait to see what you make with the layer cake!


By […]

22 08, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt-Along – Finishing

By |August 22nd, 2010|quilt-along|9 Comments

Hi Friends~

I have not quilted my sampler yet.  I’m still working out a plan, but wanted to share some resources for finishing just in case you need them to finish your quilt!

Prepping a Quilt Back

Basting a Quilt

Straight Line Quilting

Prepping a Binding

Sewing Binding to a Quilt

Hand-stitching a Binding

I can’t wait to see them all finished up! […]

16 08, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along – Sashing/Top Construction

By |August 16th, 2010|quilt-along|19 Comments

Hi friends!  How was your weekend?  Did you pack everything you could into those precious hours?  I sure did!  Joe and I had a great time celebrating our 11th anniversary.  He had reservations to the restaurant that we thought we went to the night he proposed to me.  Turned out to be a newer restaurant, […]