July 9, 2016

Ever since I saw the Fancy Forest quilt that Elizabeth Hartman designed, I've been smitten.  It is so adorable.  My new grandson is supposed to arrive in a few weeks, which means I only have a few weeks to get this done.

 I am making the smaller version, which is o...

July 4, 2016

My quilt Edinburgh Square is named after the city where my son and his family live.  I recently made another trip to Scotland for the purpose of going on a vacation with them to the Highlands.  Oh the joy I had with this little one.

We saw some incredible sigh...

July 4, 2016

Hi friends.  I hope all of you are enjoying this holiday.  Below is my favorite patriotic quilt.  I made it from a block of the month program from The Cherry Pit quilt shop in Sevierville, TN.

 It was one of my early quilts.

I also wanted to shar...

June 23, 2016

Today I had the pleasure of teaching the Edinburgh Square quilt to a group of ladies from the Village Quilters guild.  Thank you friends for attending!  I enjoyed meeting each of you and hopefully you enjoyed the class.  I am really looking forward to seeing your finis...

June 16, 2016

If you are visiting from the McCall's Quilting website - Hello!  Glad you stopped by.   I love to quilt, design quilt patterns, and an assortment of other hobbies - running, cooking, DIY, photography, research, and woodworking. Maybe you could describe me as a Jack of...

June 10, 2016

If you've been a blog follower you know my husband goes on afishing trip about this time each year. I love to plan house projects to do while he is away. After completing the king bed project I had another small one in mind I hoped to get finished before he comes home...

June 4, 2016

It is finished.  Special thanks to Ed Hart for his adaptation of Ana White's original farmhouse bed design. I had to do some adaptations of my own.  I used non-mortise bed rail fasteners.  If the screw holes are the right size and your lumber is straight they work grea...

June 4, 2016

I think so.  I recently made a king size quilt, for a king size bed we don't have. Yes, you read that right. The husband has been wanting a king size bed for years. The guy has a 6' 5" arm span and I've been elbowed numerous times in the night. On top of that, add a 15...

May 27, 2016

My heart rate increased when I got the following notification:


Hello Rachel,

We'd like to use your quilt in the McCall's Quilting July/August 2016 issue.




You'll find my quilt, Dandelions, on page 34 of this issue.  It is a simple design I created i...

May 27, 2016

I'm not really fond of making half square triangles, but when I do, I use this method and chain piece. Put right sides together and draw a straight line from one corner to another. Sew 1/4” on either side of the line, cut on the line.  This gives you two HSTs.

 I also l...

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