NEW Patterns – Florette and Nova


I have been sewing and quilting lots of secret projects during the pandemic, and now I get to share some of what I have been up to.  Introducing two new beautiful patterns for you to stitch and quilt. I am delighted to share them with you.


This first pattern is called Florette.  It is a sweet table runner that changes its mood by just changing the colors.  The individual blooms are a variation of a log cabin block.  So bright and cheery, this pieces together in no time at all.  Just grab some scraps from the bin and put it all together.  This would be a great gift for a friend, housewarming, or something cheery for your own table this winter.

This table runner finishes at 14″ x 42″.


Next up is this clever two color star quilt I am calling Nova.  It is made up of a lot of flying geese! But if you use speed methods, you can whip those up in a jiffy.

I love the two color design that creates the striking star blocks.  However, it would be easy to add a little red to make this a Patriotic quilt.  My pattern includes instructions to create four flying geese at a time to make stitching it up go even faster.  The Sashing and borders also help to easily square up this quilt and make it a little more forgiving for beginner quilters.

This pattern comes in three sizes:

  • Baby    42″ x 42″
  • Throw (Pictured) 56″ x 70″
  • Twin 70″ x 84″

More Patterns to Make

Thank you so much for your interest.

Happy Quilting!

Published – Viewfinders Eye Glass Cases

Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

I have been published again, this time it is a fun quilt project,  paper pieced eyeglass cases with the title Viewfinders.

These fun eyeglass cases are published in the 2018 Winter Quilts and More magazine issue.

Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

It features a great beginner paper pieced flap of little flying geese.  I used Electric Quilt to design it.  Then I used linen for the body, scraps of batting for the inside and a color coordinated binding.

Just the flap is paper pieced so it would make a great beginner project to learn paper piecing.  It also makes a great eyeglass case for a gift.

You can easily use your scraps to make these adorable cases.  Happy Stitching!


My version of the Noodlehead zip bag – Gold Kitties


I am going to visit my friend Ann, and I thought she needed a cute little gift.  I have made a lot of zip bags, but I had not tried the Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Noodlehead.  I figured this was a great time to try it out.  And I have to say I think this is my new favorite zipper bag.  The design is super easy to sew and the zipper is even easier!  If you have not tried making one, it is time you did.  She has a great tutorial with lots of pictures on her blog.


I started out with this adorable japanese kitty head fabric that I picked up at Quiltcon.  The gold kitties are nice and I simply love the bow ties.  It is called Trefle by Kokka Fabric.  I used a quarter yard for two small zip bags.


I got this perfectly matching fat quarter in my Quiltcon goodie bag, it was the perfect size for two bag linings.


I had some vintage coral cotton that matched and I gathered up the rest of my materials.


I really wanted my bag to have some quilting, so I quilted it.  I just made a sandwich of muslin, batting and the outside of the bag and started quilting some straight lines.


I used straight lines about 1/4 inch apart for the top of the bag.


Then I quilted the base of the bag about an inch apart using my trusty walking foot.


I should have gotten a few more pictures for you of the zipper.  You don’t include it in the side seams, so the bag can literally open wide.  A little pinning and measuring and you just sew a straight seam right through it.  This picture shows me turning it right side out just before I tuck the lining inside.


Here is what it looks like WIDE OPEN.  So versatile.



Two super cute bags, one for me and one for Ann.

It is a perfect girlfriend gift.  I am filling it with small samples of lotions and lip balm.  Hope she likes it.

Have you made one of these wide open zip bags?  What do you use it for?