Sleigh Bell Trio Table Runner – Come Quilt With Me!

With our latest book “Patches of Blue” I welcome you to our new home. I love to decorate it with blue and white quilts. 

I especially love pretty table runners.  They set the atmosphere for the whole room.

This is one of my personal favorites.  I used pine tree blocks set in rows and then sprinkled in a few snowflakes.

You can find detailed directions for it in our new book “Patches of Blue” or included in our Sleigh Bell Trio pattern.

Come and quilt with me! On our YouTube channel, we just posted a new video to show how I made this table runner.  Just click on the picture above to see the video.  I enjoy making small projects.  It helps me to practice my blocks for larger ones… like the quilt behind me in this picture (Blue Barn Quilt).

The laser cut snowflakes are so easy to use.  You just fuse them in place and then stitch through the middle.

I cut some beautiful kits for you from our newest fabric collection Blue Sky.

 

 If you would like to see them click on this link.

Take some time and enjoy these fun little quilting projects to dress up your home.

Happy quilting!

 

Patches of Blue – New Book

 

It is my great pleasure that I introduce to you my new book, Patches of Blue. This book will be available in Fall 2017.

I’ve always loved blue, it’s such a timeless and classic color combination. Not only when I design fabrics, but especially when making my quilts with such ease. I look forward to inspire you to create your own masterpieces.

This book is dedicated to the love of my life, my husband Michael.

My house, just like this book, is full of amazing inspiration of blue and white quilts.

I hope you will enjoy some of the close up pictures.

From a breathtaking gallery of antique quilts…

to some of your favorites from Laundry Basket Quilts.

This maybe a perfect invitation to start pulling some Patches of Blue and begin daydreaming of some special projects.

Don’t wait! Visit your local stores and ask them to order this stunning edition to your quilting library. Click this link to visit the Martingale website to put this book on your wishlist!

Happy Quilting!

 

Quilting With Friends -Signature Quilt

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting a very special group of friends for a little 101 quilting lesson.We enjoyed making a block from one of my new patterns, Made in USA using Blue Sky collection from Andover and Sweet Blend from Moda.

Everyone had so much fun and the blocks came out so beautiful. It was quite appropriate since the girls that were making them are wives and a daughter of our servicemen. Everyone was planning to use the blocks in different ways; as place mats, wall hangings and pillows.

I managed to make a few extra blocks with the help of one of the girls mom – enough for a quilt. Then I chose this label fabric (French General for Moda Fabrics) for a backing and quilted it just in time for a special day.

The quilt turned out beautiful and the lovely couple that received this gift were so happy.

My favorite part was that all the guests at the wedding got to leave their own messages and well wishes to congratulate them.

This may be one of my favorite projects so far. Sometimes that personal touch is what makes a quilt very special.