Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yours, mine, and ours

I love seeing your versions of my designs!
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!
Keep those pictures coming!
They inspire me to keep doing what I do.
Thank you all!


  1. I don't think I have ever made something from a pattern that I didn't change, just can't help myself, lol. I love all your pumpkins and now I remember where i got the burlap idea, just put mine out today, but need to get new moss.


  2. I too have 'Welcome Home' & I am itching to get making from this lovely book!
    Wonderful quilts.

  3. I also love to see how people have made your patterns! Gorgeous quilts!