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Custom Block Boundaries

Custom quilting adds another layer of design to a quilt. It can highlight individual blocks and borders with a single or multiple designs. And, stitching designs can accentuate a quilt’s theme. Some projects, like hand-pieced quilts, deserve nothing less than the special attention of carefully placed stitched designs. Even the simplest quilt can gain more …

Memories of Grandmother

A customer (and friend) brought a vintage quilt top pieced by her grandmother. This quilt top had been stowed away for many years. Could I finish it? I would be honored to give it some life. Close inspection revealed sturdy seams and intact cloth. Made in the traditional manner at the time, pieces of clothing …

Happy Harmless Bugs!

A special couple recently welcomed their baby boy into the world…time to make my first baby quilt! My inspiration fabric: a colorful large print full of happy little bug faces! Button Holes by Kari Nichols is the perfect pattern to showcase large prints like these happy bugs. ┬áSoon more joyful creepy crawly fabrics joined the …

Patience

I love the challenge of designing quilting for a particular project…most of the time … my husband will attest that sometimes I get a little crazy during the process. Wanting to build my portfolio of custom quilting, I was looking for a fun and fast quilt top pattern that could handle a scrappy look and …