Category Archives: Made By You

From the Depths of my Email…and Made by YOU!!

I know I say this all the time but my email is a little like a black hole.  Things go in there and NEVER come out.  I’d been better, not great, at keeping up with it but then last week with all the family stuff came up and my email got lost yet again.  It’s an ongoing battle.

Today I’m pulling out lots of emails and sharing them here on the blog with you.

This one came from Lynn.  She is busy putting together her Inspired by the Past quilt.   Thanks for sharing Lynn.


You might remember that I came up with this quilt and it was published in American Patchwork and Quilting in the February 2022 issue.  HERE is a link to the original story about the quilt.  I later went on and did a tutorial on how I made the block.  Find the tutorial HERE.

McGill wrote and said: Continue reading

Made by YOU!

Welcome to a regular feature here on the blog called “Made by You!”  We have free patterns listed on the right sidebar of the blog, we have a book Country Girl Modern, we have patterns in our online shop and we have patterns often featured in magazines.  We have so many of you taking those patterns and making them in your own way and your own style.  The blog series features YOUR quilts made with our designs. We love the series as there is no higher compliment to a designer than to know you like our design well enough to spend your time and money to make it.

I recently got an email from Sue.  She writes:

I was inspired to make the brick quilt when the blog reader sent you the UFO and then seeing your Fly the Flag quilt.  I made this for my grandnephew for his fourth birthday.


He was saying he wanted to be a farmer and have animals.  I found the backing for a great price at a garage sale.

Most of the yellow is a banana fabric from a sewing group friend who gave up sewing.  She also gave me the brown stripe fabric.  I made a label on my Bernina using a tractor design.

Thank you for the blog and the wonderful ideas you share with us.  You have so much insight and I began following the blog when I saw all the love you have for others, and your love for making projects.”

Awe…this is … Continue reading

Made by YOU!

In the great email clean-out, I found a whole bunch of quilts that viewers had shared with me.  They are all patterns that Kelli and I created.  I thought I’d share the quilts all here with you.

Kathy writes:
Hi Jo,  Wanted to show you my Chain of Faith quilt made in 2013. I gifted it to my step-granddaughter.


Think I may have to make this one again.”

The pattern for our Chain of Faith quilt is a free pattern and can be found HERE.

 

Dianne K in Oregon made our Black Magic table topper, opting to make it in Christmas colors.


So cute.  The free pattern can be found HERE.  We did ours in black and white for Halloween.

Theresa used a pattern from our blog to make this… Continue reading

Made by YOU! The Retreat Edition

I have a regular feature here on the blog.  We have free patterns listed on the right sidebar of the blog, we have a book Country Girl Modern, we have patterns in our online shop and we have patterns often featured in magazines.  We have so many of you taking those patterns and making them in your own way and your own style.  The blog series features YOUR quilts made with our designs. We love the series as there is no higher compliment to a designer than to know you like our design well enough to spend your time and money to make it.

Hello!  I have a treat for you today.  In 2017 Kelli and I hosted a retreat.  We held it nearby and MANY ladies came…not to see us, but to see Bonnie Hunter.  She was the featured teacher and it was so fun.  Kelli and taught and Bonnie taught too.

Sherry one of the retreat goers was so sweet and sent me pictures of her finished quilts from the retreat.  How fun!!  I am sure you are going to love them and enjoy the special things Sherry did to make the designs her own.

This is her Spider Web String quilt.


You can go to Bonnie’s blog and find her version there along with instructions on how to make one.  This is the LINK.

The next quilt Sherry has to show is… Continue reading