QuiltCon Block Challenge Results: Quilt Back

What a wonderful and unexpected surprise to have my block design selected for the QuiltCon Quilt Back! Thank you Elizabeth and MQG. The back of the quilt looks amazing!

April 24, 2017

Modern BOM Phenomenon

Alissa Haight Carlton from Handmade by Alissa and the creators of Sew, Mama, Sew! teamed up and delivered an outstanding 2011-2012 Modern Block of the Month (BOM) series.  While I have never been a fan of “quilt alongs” and block of the month programs, having not participated in one since 1997,  the simplicity of the Modern BOM kept my enthusiasm and […]

September 9, 2012

QuiltCon Block Entry

Just in time!  I submitted my QuiltCon block entry TODAY.  Measuring 12.5″ x 14.5″, I created a Rectangular Log Cabin Block that utilizes six of the QuiltCon logo colors:  White, Coal, Tangerine, Chartreuse, Lemon, and Turquoise all in Kona Cotton solids. A traditional Log Cabin block begins with a red or yellow center square (called the “hearth”) with strips or “logs” pieced […]

August 15, 2012

Welcome to Folk Quilts

My first Folk Quilts project of 2012 is off to a great start.  It is a String Pieced Floor Pillow that fuses Jinny Beyer Fabrics with recycled scraps of polyester, rayon, linen, and knit, culled from the back of my Grandmother, Mary Beatrice Shorter (1914-2008).  The aesthetic is both fresh and modern, but deeply rooted in traditional techniques such […]

January 1, 2012