Stitchin’ away….

The past month has been a busy one to say the least, but every month is busy. My sweet husband laughs at me and says the word “bored” simply doesn’t exist in my vocabulary! He’s right. I’ve never spent a moment being bored in my life. I’ve been working on some fun new projects lately, proposing others, and finishing some UFO’s. This top is now finished and ready for quilting. I used leftovers from another project. The pattern is my own, called Cut the Cake because it is a slash-and-shuffle, easy-peasy technique for using up leftover Layer Cake (10″) squares!


Doesn’t this photo remind you of the fabrics I used to make the Cut the Cake quilt?


The original quilt made using these vibrant fabrics was featured in my CRAFTSY class, Magical Blocks: Out of the Box! I used Moda’s Daydream line of fabrics and even though they are almost two years old, I think they are still as fresh and pretty as when I first used them to make the Magical Sampler Quilt. Incidentally, if you’re looking for these fabrics my local quilt shop still has them available in yardage or as fat quarters. And she will definitely ship them to you! Contact Suzie at Suzzie’s Quilt Shop

Magical Blocks Out of the Box quilt photo with name

In case you aren’t familiar with this class, which is chock-full of my best tried-and-true piecing techniques, I invite you to check it out by CLICKING HERE for a 50% off discount!

Title Card for Blog

I’ve also been working on my class samples and handouts for teaching at the Super Bowl of all quilting events, Quilt Festival, in Houston this fall.


These luscious Boundless Solids have been used to piece my new, updated Tulips quilt which is full of precision piecing techniques of small pieces without paper or foundation piecing! You’ll also learn how to set in “Y” seams with ease. I’m excited to debut this class in Houston this fall. But first it needs to be finished and quilted…..P1050612


  1. Fantastic! Love your work.

  2. I just love what you do. I have taken every one of your Craftsy Classes and made them multiple times. They are my go to projects when I need a quilt in a hurry. Always come out perfect. I use the techniques I have learned from you over and over. Would love to take you class at Quilt Festival but not possible so I will just admire it.

  3. Love all the quilts you have shown, but then I love all the classes of yours I have taken on Crafty. Still got a couple of UFOs to finish before I start anything new. Will be looking for more of your classes on Craftsy so I can sign up for them..

  4. All exciting quilts. We are looking forward to meeting you and having you as part of our teaching staff at Houston Fall Quilt Festival.

  5. Oh I love this quilt- will be hoping to take your class in Houston!

  6. Just signed up for your new class Magical Quilts Out of the Box and so far love it. Hope you give info for Cut the Cake pattern as the sneak peak you give certainly makes me hope you have a pattern for it. Am looking forward to completing the great sampler quilt and also learning lots of good info I always get from you when I take your classes.

  7. I cannot wait until you come to Houston – I just hope I can get registered for your class. I am so excited!!! I had to look twice when I saw your name on the class instructor list.

  8. I have enjoyed your Craftsy classes, and thoroughly enjoyed you at TAQG Rally Day this past weekend. I am so eager to see the class listing so I can sign up for your class in Houston! I just hope it’s on Nov 3, 4 or 5!!!

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