My designs tend to fall into three categories: simple, modern quilts great for beginners or quick projects, fanciful machine applique and embellishment projects, and my personal favorite, crazy scrappy fabulousness. All of my patterns fit my "fun over fuss" design philosophy by featuring quick piecing techniques and minimal matching points - which sometimes means none at all.
If you see something you like, I'd love for you to give it a try! All of the patterns featured here are available for paper pattern purchase through PayPal, and will be shipped out to you within 24 hours. Those patterns marked with an "**" are also available for digital delivery via email and on Craftsy, and will normally arrive in your inbox within two hours. Unfortunately, please note that my shop can only service buyers in the US due to current VAT regulations. Be sure to check out the Kits and More page too for kits and tools I can't live without. I welcome wholesale orders and am happy to assist you at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-433-9896 between 9:00am and 3:00pm ET Monday-Friday, when we are less apt to be interrupted by the crazed lunacy of motherhood.
Hexies a la Mode - A little ice cream never hurt anyone. This cool (get it?) pattern will have you stacking your cone high in a modern take on pieced hexies. Simple shapes combine to create the hexie rings, which are built from the outside in for simplicity and look so amazing in all manner of colors and fabrics. It's not your grandma's hexie quilt; this one can be all yours. $10.00
**Harlequin Shake - Ready to Shake it? Grab as many fun and colorful solids as you can,
combine them with some black and white, and you'll have a quilt fit for
the king's jester. One block combines with some basic setting pieces to
create a fabulously modern and striking double sized quilt as seen on
the front cover. Take out the setting pieces, move your blocks around,
and you have the funky labyrinthine setting on the back cover. Either
way, it's gorgeous.
Don't care for solids? No problem! These
blocks are fabulous in prints as well. Use your imagination and your
quilt will be truly your own. Also makes an excellent stashbuster.
of my patterns that began life as a group project, Harlequin Shake
features a block that, once mastered, can be used in almost infinite
layouts. I had such fun deciding on the two for the front and back
covers, but so many more were also appealing that I included FOUR bonus
layouts in the directions as well. So the pattern includes six layouts
total - and I know you can come up with many more! SRP $10.00
**Mod-ified Trees - Pink
Christmas trees were a staple in the oh-so-mod 60s. I'm bringing them
back in "Mod-ified Trees." Lucy surely would have picked these if they
had been on the lot, and Charlie Brown surely would have said no, but
what does he know?
Mod-ified Trees hung out in my head for quite a
while before I finally picked up my tools and just went for it already.
Once I gathered my supplies and started sewing, I was able to make the
entire cover quilt from start to finish in less than four hours. Of
course, your results may vary, but this is a project that it truly would
be hard to spend more than a day on; it is perfect for a quick
diversion when you are sick of big projects, or as an almost instant
gift when you find out the wedding shower is THIS week not next week, or
you are throwing a Christmas dinner party and realize the afternoon
before that you need some new duds for the table.
quilt was made using Leaves Galore "Petite" template, and if you own
that, fantastic; if you are like me you are always looking for new
patterns to use the templates with, so here you go.. If you don't own
it, and have no desire to do so, also fantastic. You can still whip this
up using the easy alternative cutting directions, so no special
equipment beyond a good attitude is needed.
Machine quilting is done prior to the applique on this project, which helps the applique give a second quilting dimension once it is in place. The piece is 16" x 39" and self-bordered with border applique units cut from the leftovers of the tree fabrics. SRP - $10.00
Triangles on a Roll TM "Sew and Flip Geese" were determined to be the most accurate method of piecing the geese to make the blocks come together like a perfectly cooked goose. I do recommend them for use with this pattern, but if you have a method of goose cookery that you prefer, have at it. Directions for cutting pieces are given for use with Sew and Flip Geese.
"Happy Jacks" is the result of my 2014 group block project, run on my Quilting Hottie Haven blog. SRP - $10.00
The pattern uses 8 print fabrics along with a solid or tone on tone background. Fabric amounts are generous and include the scrappy binding. While it is Leaves Galore TM compatible, applique templates of the petals are also included. Advanced beginners and up. Lap/Twin size 61" x 82". SRP - $10.00
**"Synocopated Ribbons" - Clean out your scrap bag with this free flowing, fun, break-some-rules design! Unique angled piecing guarantees no two quilts made from this pattern will ever be alike; combining flexible piecing and virtually no exact measurements make this quilt practically impossible to mess up. Perfect for anyone who is ready to step out of their comfort zone and have a ball! Can also be made with fat quarters. Pattern contains baby, lap, twin, and queen size directions. SRP - $9.00
"Diamond Dazzle" - Use scraps or yardage to create this ten-carat beauty! Start with some simple strip piecing, play with some templates, add a fun scrappy border strip (or don't - it's totally optional!) and end with a quilt that will bring on the oohs and aahs. 12 page pattern booklet features full sized templates, detailed cutting and piecing charts, and five sizes with two border options. Five sizes, table runner to queen. SRP - $12.50
"Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tale Puzzle Quilts" -
A one of a kind project book that will have you feeling like you have been transported to the time of princesses and fairies! Create a unique puzzle-style quilt that will totally delight your favorite little princesses by choosing from the many given layouts, backgrounds, applique shapes, embellishments, and borders. Chock full of embellishment tricks and tips, suggestions for customization, and creativity notes in handy call out boxes. And as an added bonus, it is just a lot of fun to read! You will find yourself reaching for this book again and again! SRP - $26.95
|Crown detail from "Once Upon a Time"|
|Shoe detail from "Once Upon a Time"|
and for eight years I have wanted to design one that would work as a tree skirt. For eight years ideas have flit into my head, stayed long enough to prove they were too complicated, and flit back out, leaving me slightly depressed and wondering if I would ever come up with something that fit my style and "fun over fuss" philosophy. Somehow the circles craze in quilting today was what I needed to finally hit upon inspiration that stuck and kept growing into "Ripple Effect". Machine applique means no curved piecing; a great, quick project to highlight some of your favorite fabrics.