1. More Baby Quilts

    Wow, I haven't done a blog since January. I figured I would share the latest baby quilts I made. The first one is for my new great nephew who lives in Maine and the one on the right is the one I made for my granddaughter. Her due date has been moved up to April 25, so we are anxiously awaiting the arrival. She doesn't know if it's a boy or a girl and she hasn't told us any names that they are thin…Read More

  2. Baby Quilts Galore

    I've been quiet about blogging the last few months because I was very busy with Christmas jobs and January started off with a bang as well. I've also been busy making baby quilts. Our family is having a major baby boom that started in August when my youngest sister became a grandma for the first time. Her daughter and son-in-law adopted a precious baby boy and we are all in love with him. Another …Read More

  3. Why Does It Take So Long to Make a Quilt?

    Other than pricing, the question I get most often is "What is your turnaround time?"  Invariably, the second question is "How long does it take to make a quilt?" That's a loaded question that is almost impossible to quantify due to the different steps being done at different times and the variables as to type and size of quilt.  I'm not a mind reader, but I can sometimes see the wheels turning i…Read More

  4. Why I Love Making Quilts

    If you've read many of my blogs, you know that I am passionate about quilting. I just love the process. But there is also a great deal of satisfaction from the pleasure that others derive from my quilts. I got a text from my sister yesterday that was probably the most rewarding I've ever gotten in relation to my quilts. My baby sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She was 50, but she's…Read More

  5. Step Back in Time Quilt Book

    I just received my copy of the new book Step Back In Time by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts. Even if there weren't a couple of quilts that I quilted in the book, I would still highly recommend it. There are 13 patterns in the book that are inspired by Civil War quilts, but they would all look good in modern fabrics as well. There is also a story accompanying each quilt…Read More

  6. More Wedding Quilts

    One of my relatives recently told me that she didn't expect me to make a quilt for a wedding gift for all of her grandchildren. (She has twelve.) I told her that I love making them and the first thing I do when I hear of an engagement is to start planning a quilt. I shared with you the one I started for my New York niece and I will share a picture of the completed quilt at a later date. It is goin…Read More

  7. A Different Crown Royal Quilt

    I just finished all of the Christmas t-shirt quilts for customers! I usually try to get done before the 20th and I cut it close this year. I also did several Crown Royal quilts that people ordered for Christmas gifts this year. One customer brought me a new kind of Crown Royal bag that I had not seen before and I didn't think my usual purple and gold would work real well, so I tried something diff…Read More

  8. Quilt for My Brother

    My mother, who taught me to quilt, is still piecing a few quilts at age 88. My brother wanted a new quilt for his bed, so she pieced it and I quilted and bound it for her. We presented it to him on Thanksgiving Day at his home where we always celebrate Thanksgiving. I'm very busy with T-shirt quilts for Christmas, but I wanted to take the time to share this photo.…Read More

  9. Specialty Crown Royal Bags in Quilts

    I make a lot of quilts out of Crown Royal bags for people who have collected them. They make really nice Christmas gifts or Father's Day gifts. Most people are familiar with the purple bags, but Crown Royal makes some specialty whisky and they use different colored bags for those. If someone includes specialty bags with their purple ones, I try to incorporate them into the quilt in a symmetrical m…Read More

  10. Embroidery for Your Memory Quilts

    As mentioned in a previous post, I bought an embroidery machine this summer. I can now embroider names and labels for your quilts. Here are a couple of options that will be put in memory quilts. There are other sayings similar to the ones pictured, and I can change the wording to whatever you want it to be. Or if you have an image like the heart on the left that you would like put in your quilt, I…Read More