“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Barney my BBFF (Best Bassett Friend Forever)
"It's great to be a dog, because if you gain weight it's somebody else's fault." - Annie Knight
Donna Reed from San Tan Valley, AZ sent me a picture of the quilt she made from my Welcome Home
book published by Kansas City Star. She says, "I've wanted for so long to make a saltbox house quilt, now it's hanging
up at my house ! Yea. Thank you so much for the designs, loved the houses. I
did change it somewhat, hope you don't mind."
No, Donna, I don't mind at all if you change the pattern.
That way, it becomes your own.
And it looks gorgeous!
Lu Ann Leonard wrote, "I love your book, At Home with
Country Quilts (published by Martingale) and decided to use one of the patterns to make a wedding quilt
for my niece and her new husband. I chose to make "Starry Nights in Winter", but made it one
row longer. Instead of doing appliqué the whole way around the quilt, I chose
the appliqué for "Scrappy Squares". This also worked well, because it had hearts
in the design. Anyway, they loved the quilt and I thought that I would enclose
a few pictures (I apologize for the poor lighting). Oh, and I hand quilted it!
Yikes! Finished 2 days before the wedding :)"
I love how Lu Ann combined two of my patterns into one quilt.
Didn't it turn out great?
What a labour of love and a wonderful gift to the newlyweds!
Author (how cool that I can finally honestly claim that!), quilter, pattern designer,and manic crafter. I love anything beat up, showing its wrinkles, worn down by time. Wife to long-suffering Ben since 1976, mother to amazing kids--Charissa and Geoff. Love traveling and discovering prim/antique/quilt shops along the way and I love spending time at home surrounded by my favourite things.