What I have been working on

So many of the projects I am working on are “top secret” and I completely forget to show and share. Week one of 2018 and I thought I would catch up on a few of the things I  have enjoyed being a part of during the last quarter of 2017.

First up is a quilt kit for Angel wings.

The angel model is my grandson, Jacob. This was the beginning of him rolling over so it was tough to

even catch a photo of him laying flat. We even had a little swaddling of fabric to cover up his diaper

but that was impossible to stay in place. Love love his little rolls!

I am one year ahead on Christmas quilts. YEAH, YIPPEE!
At work I signed up to make the sample of one of the Bonnie and Camille quilt kits,

with Vintage Holiday fabrics.

This quilt will travel to trunk shows throughout the year and by Christmas 2018 it will come home to live with me!!

Nothing like having a deadline to finish something an entire year in advance ! This never happens for me.I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new program called COLOR CUTS by Moda. If you have been following me for very long you know that I love working with a variety of moda designers to create scrappy quilts. Not scrappy quilts that are everything including the kitchen sink, scrappy quilts that are color coordinated and have a large range of fabrics.

This quilt was designed by Carrie Nelson using Color Cuts Layer Cakes, Bella Silky solids and Cake Mix papers. Stacking print layer cakes with Bella solids and adding the triangle papers to be able to mindlessly sew hundreds and hundreds of half square triangles is the perfect kind of sewing therapy that I needed right before Quilt Market. I love how airy and clean the quilt is. The variety of some of the centers makes there be movement throughout the quilt.I didn’t make this one but I did create it digitally, does that count? Carrie and I tagged team on this sampler.
Sarah Huechteman made our actual sample but this one is certainly on my to – do list.

Isn’t this one SWELL? I just finished up this sample and I am super excited to have it for 2018. I can’t wait to have my grandkids snuggling under this classic fun quilt. I am sure it will become a family heirloom. Fabric is Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks and will be in stores MAY.

One more thing that I have been working on for the past two years is my very first solo book!! I have always worked behind the scenes along with many, many talented designers on collaborative books. Yet I have a hard time calling this a solo book, since so very many people were a huge part of this project. Oh Scrap hits the shelves in March 2018. You will be hearing lots more about this book and I would be honored if you choose to add it to your quilt library.


Now I am off to work on a few more top secret projects that I will share in bits and pieces as I go along!

Here’s wishing you a blessed and healthy 2018.



  1. Kathleen says:

    Your grandson is too adorable!❤️ Can barely wait for your book to come out.
    Still loving the quilt ladders (got the idea from you). Can’t imagine where you store all the quilts you make.
    Happiest new year to you!

  2. Mary Andra Holmes says:

    Looks like it’s going to be a busy year for me. After reading all the fabulous quilts you’ve done, I want to do them all too.

    A book all your own…. congratulations❣️

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Now my list just got longer!!! Looking forward to all the new fabric releases in next few months. Have already signed up for a Swell kit and now I see another I need! Thanks for all the inspiration Lissa.

  4. Rhonda Thomas says:

    Lissa, I am just in awe of your talent! Not sure where you find the time. I have never seen a quilt of yours that I did not love. So inspiring!

  5. Sandy Tyson says:

    I love every one of these quilts! I’ve already pre-ordered the Christmas kits, and I’m a sucker for a sampler quilt, so I’m sure I’ll be making that one too! I can’t wait for your book- I love everything you do! Your grandson is adorable! My grandkids are roly-poly like him too! I love it— except I can’t carry them around for too long LOL! Happy New Year!

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