• Changing quilts – December 2019

    My goal is to try to switch out my quilts seasonally but sometimes I forget. I am finally getting around to replacing my autumn quilt ‘Desert Morning’ with ‘Peppermint Twist’.


    Desert Morning

    the closeup shows off the batik fabrics and the lovely quilting.


    ‘Peppermint Twist’ is made using some fun non-traditional Christmas colors. Now that the quilt is up I need to gather some more holiday decorations.

    Peppermint Twist

    I added the closeup so you can see the fabrics I used.


    Happy Holidays !

  • Changing quilts – February 2019

    I need some color. Winter has been way too long. Here in Minnesota, we have broken records in both really cold temperatures and snowfall and the weather folks say we will get more snow this weekend. That means more shoveling. UGH !!

    Since I am not taking a vacation to a warmer climate – let’s switch out one of the quilts on display with something light and spring like. It has been a while since I have had this quilt out to play. It has fold creases but I don’t care. It brings a little sunshine into my home. If you squint the creases seem to disappear.

    Gum Drops

    ‘Gum Drops’ is a quilt top I made back in 2015 and finishes at 69 x 89. To read more about the quilt check here and here.

    Have a fabulous weekend !

  • Changing quilts – Spring 2017

    It’s spring and time to switch out the quilts I have on display.

    Here is my quilt “Waterfall’ that I made from lovely batiks back in 2011. It is 81″ x 97” – which is a big quilt for me.


    This is one of my favorite quilts. First because it bright and bold and second because it is an easy quilt to make. I called this ‘Grid’ and ended up finishing at 67″ square. Wonder why I haven’t made another color version? Yet.


    Have a great day.

  • Tis the season

    Oh, I seem to be able to pull together fabrics for a quilt so why am I so bad when it comes to decorating my home for the holidays. The quilt now on display is ‘Winter Solstice’ hanging over my buffet has a lighted artificial garland and some holiday decorations. Makes my home look a little more festive.

    Winter Solstice

    The background is mostly made with 2″ finished four patches and squares. I am not sure WHY I decided that they needed to be so small. They add some texture but you almost have to have your nose against the quilt to see all of the different fabrics.

    Happy Holiday !

  • changing quilts – fall 2016

    With Fall approaching it seems like a good time to switch out a couple of my quilts.

    Here is my quilt ‘Bird of Paradise’ that I made in 2008. Geez, doesn’t seem that it was THAT long ago. My nickname for the quilt was ‘When Margaret met Carol’. Inspired by Margaret Miller’s ‘Strips that Sizzle’ book and a paper pieced block by Carol Doaks. Doesn’t the border and binding blend nicely with my purple walls?

    Bird of Paradise
    Bird of Paradise 65 x 83

    I also switched out my ‘Polka Dots’ quilt for ‘Red Stripes’ The quilt top was also completed in 2008. I must have been very busy that year.

    Red Stripes
    Red Stripes 64 x 85

    I took my ‘Red Strips’ design and tweaked it a bit so that I could use some fussy cut animal fabric. The photo was taken at the 2010 Minnesota Quilt Show. Unfortunately, not a great photo but you get the idea.

    Animals gone wild
    Animals Gone Wild 53 x 74

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