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September is here. Today, where we live, the air is a touch cooler and with the cloudy sky it almost feels like the season is about to change. It reminds me to hang my autumn wreath on our front door. While I enjoy many things about summer, the oppressive heat isn’t one of them. Autumn is truly my most favorite season of the year. Bring on fall. 

Thanks to Kent’s sister, Penny, for sending me this photo of him on his 1st birthday.

My sweet husband had a birthday this week. It was quieter this year than in years past now that both boys are away at college. We celebrated with another couple who are our very dear friends at a favorite French restaurant in Great Falls, VA. The meal was exquisite! 

The FedEx man brought a surprise this morning. I received a box of three quilts which were beautifully machine quilted by Carolyn Archer of Ohio Star Quilting. To be honest, I had all but forgotten about these quilts which were all designed and made as class samples. Two of the quilts are brand new mystery quilt class projects I’ll be debuting in Paducah and Houston this year and at several major shows next year, too. The talented Linda Lasco pieced both of these new designs (she road tests and edits the patterns for me as well) and Carolyn did a spectacular job of quilting them. (Thanks, Linda and Carolyn!)

Wish I could show you the front of this quilt, but its a mystery! Check out the fantastic machine quilting by Carolyn Archer. She continues to raise the bar with each quilt she finishes for me.

This is the back of another new mystery quilt. Tuffy is guarding it to ensure no sneak peeks!

Pieced by KSEinmo, machine quilted by Carolyn Archer, Ohio Star Quilting

Meet “Double Cross.” This is a new class offering from me I’ll be teaching beginning with the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year! I pieced the quilt and Carolyn finished it with a terrific, modern quilting design, which is perfect. This quilt is so easy — and totally fun — to piece! You simply use strip sets and the EZ Flying Geese Ruler and your blocks stitch together lickety-split! 

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend. Hug your family and friends and enjoy the last of the season!


  1. I’m looking forward to seeing what is on the other side of your mystery quilt.

    I see that Tuffy is doing well, seems he has adjusted to his new life without your son.

    September is my favorite month, because the changes that come this time of year. Everything is getting ready to slow down and wait for winter to arrive. It is also my birthday this month, on the 6th.

    You and your husband enjoy the weekend.


  2. I, too, am looking forward to seeing your mystery quilt. Will you be teaching it at VQF next summer? I also look forward to September as it is our wedding anniversary month. We celebrate #62 this year. We are so fortunate to still have each other and to be in good health.

  3. I didn’t see your “Double Cross” class offered at the Houston festival. Is it still available? I love the look of it!

    • Hi Jennifer! It might be listed under Hokey Pokey — and not Double Cross on the Quilts, Inc website. I think there are just a couple of spots left. The photo on the website shows a blue and white version; I made this version just a couple of months ago. I believe the class is on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. (Not at home at the moment, so going from memory…..)

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