Tag: primitive gatherings

Log In, Log Out

I am super excited! Just received the news 
that my super duper big log cabin quilt 
made the cover of 
Magazine on Newstands, Feb 4, 2014
This quilt was so fun to make. I just started and 
did not know for sure where I was going 
but loved the final outcome.

I combined jelly rolls from 
2 collections from Primitive Gatherings.
 “Used with permission from Quilts and More (TM) magazine. Copyright 2014 Meredith Corporation. All Rights reserved.”  

I am obsessed with shirtings and how they can be 
used in 1890’s quilts as well as how 
modern they look in 
some of the quilts of today. 
Combine the shirtings with Floral Gatherings 
by Primitive Gatherings and have fun sewing 
round and round. 
There is no way to go wrong. 
I cant wait to get my hands on the real copy and 
see all the other projects inside. 
Thanks to Maggi Honeyman for her great quilting. 
Maggi, you rock!

sewing thimbles

I recently went on a retreat.
Took several projects to work on but did not FINISH anything.
Then I succumbed to peer pressure and started a little thimble quilt.
Everyone else was.
The problem with this was everyone one else was happy sewing a pack or 
two together, adding borders and FINISHING something.
 But NO, 
 I thought it would be fun to buy a new set of thimbles
each time I go to a show.  
I could keep adding on to make a bigger quilt.
At this rate, how many packs do you think it would
take to make a
thimble quilt.
If you want to make one small quilt or just start
collecting like me, 
hollar at
Primitive Gatherings.

If interested in ordering these go to
are under FABRIC, Then
So once again I have another project started. The upside is that
I have something
 to shop for at every quilt show 
 for YEARS to come.
It is amazing the trouble that peer pressure
causes no matter your age!

When Harry Met Sally

Have you ever worked on a quilt project that you just couldn’t sleep? You were so excited to see it all come together that you would sneak off to your sewing machine for hours at a time?
I make alot of quilts but I must say that this happens to me a couple of times a year.  I even dream about sewing the quilt when I do sleep. I know this may seem extremely odd to some of you, but for those that have caught the fever they will know exactly what I am talking about.
My quilt is featured in the current issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
While I was making this quilt, I thought I should name it When Harry Met Sally. You all know the hiliarious movie starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal?
If you read my blog often you know that I like to mix different moda designers lines to challenge myself on fabric combinations. I choose two totally opposite groups, Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings and paired it with Etchings by 3 sisters. Just like the movie where two total strangers meet, these two fabric lines seem strange to include in the same project.
But I love it!

As I sewed the dark browns, blacks, tans, blues and greys on one side and then mixed the soft romantic floral on the other side, I couldn’t help but think of this movie and the power of opposites attracting whether in a chick flick, real life or a patchwork quilt. Throwing in some medium fabrics on both sides for the “Clash Factor” helps make it all interesting.

The Log Cabin block is one of my all time favorites. I made larger blocks for a graphic look. The color and layout options are endless. You can find all the instructions on how to make this quilt in American Patchwork & Quilting, but I have taken those same blocks and given you several layout options below.

I didn’t name it When Harry met Sally for the magazine but will probably always refer to it as that.
So with any quilt I make I have a few scraps left over. It isn’t enough to make the quilt but it will get you started and I am giving it away here along with a copy of the magazine.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite quilt block.
I will pick a winner Saturday night the 5th of November.
Make sure you have an e-mail address that I can contact you.

my beautiful scraps

this isn’t a great picture but I had to introduce Bo’s new puppy, Cassie. A black lab with huge feet just like my boys!

Thank you for stopping by. Good Luck and Happy Quilting.
The Winner is
charlotte said…

I love the idea of mixing two such different lines. How clever of you to have come up with that. It never would have occurred to me. I love the log cabin. I also love the simple 9 patch.

November 3, 2011 6:31 PM