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Made by YOU!

I’ve made a new regular feature here on the blog.  The new blog series will feature YOUR quilts made from our designs.  We are so excited to be launching the new 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 got a note from Michelle P.   She wrote:
I LOVE your rhubarb pie recipe. My honey & I are rhubarb pie fans (no strawberries mixed in – just rhubarb 😉). I had learned many decades ago (I’m older than you) from my grandmother to use tapioca as my berry (& rhubarb) pie thickener. However, like Grandma D, sometimes the pie would be too juicy, other times a bit too dry. Your recipe with the tapioca & cornstarch mixture seems to be the absolute best combination. Every time I make a pie using this recipe, it is perfect. Not sloppy, not too dry. It is printed out & in my recipe notebook noted as the PERFECT RHUBARB (& BERRY) PIE recipe.  I think of you and thank you every time I use that. Last time was just a few weeks ago when I got enough rhubarb from the garden to make him his birthday rhubarb pie.”

You can find the recipe for the pie HERE.  It looks like it’s a recipe for Strawberry Pie only but the Rhubarb pie recipe is there too.

Michelle also commented that she discovered Whittles Fabrics and Quilted Twins after reading the blog and enjoys both places for ordering reasonably priced fabric.

Another blog reader sent me an email.  She included a picture of her quilt. This is from Dee… Continue reading

Our Quilts Made by YOU!!

I love getting pictures from blog readers that include photos of quilts that we designed.  Today I have three quilts that are being featured.

This one comes from Kathy S.  It’s our Fun and Games quilt.  I think this one is about the most popular pattern that people have sewn up.


I think it’s true for several reasons….it’s a relatively easy pattern.  It uses up lots of scraps.  Most people wouldn’t have to go out and buy fabric for it.  The quilt is small so it’s quick gratification too.

The June 2020 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting is the place to find the pattern.


This one was shared in Quiltville’s Open Studio by Beth…

She wrote:
I started this quilt a couple years ago and decided it needed to be finished during our Covid lockdown. It has over 2400 half square triangles made from miscellaneous solid reds and shirtings and the rails are from Jo Morton fabrics. I quilted in the ditch around every single piece. The pattern was in an issue of American Patchwork August 2016. One ufo done – a whole lot more to go.”

I smile every time I see this quilt.  When I designed it I had a bag of half-square bonus triangles that I was trying to use up.  There were somewhere around 300 of them.  I thought oh my this will use them up.  Well, it did, plus I needed to make a lot more.

Here is our version… Continue reading

Made by YOU!

I’m going to make a new regular feature here on the blog.  We have free pattern listed on the right sidebar of the the blog, we have a book Country Girl Modern, we have patterns in our online shop and we have pattern 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 new blog series will feature YOUR quilts made with from our designs.  We are so excited to be launching the new 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.

Theresa shared her Brick House quilt.  She writes:

Your Brick House quilt inspired me to make my own.  I had been in a quilting slump but this got me started sewing again.  It isn’t quilted yet… I may add a couple of columns to make it a little bigger to fit my Queen-size bed.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie writes:
I copied your Brickhouse pattern.  So much fun!  With all my scraps, I could make 20!  I am not sure what I will do with this one.”

Brick House has proven to be one of the most popular patterns that people have recreated.  I love seeing them all.  It truly is the perfect scrap quilt!

This came from Jenny in the UK.  It’s her version of our Fun and Games quilt.  She made it for the 1st birthday for a friend’s little girl.


It seems our scrappy quilts are popular.  I’ll have to keep that in mind as I design.  I know they are always popular with me but everyone is different as to their preferences.

Here’s a nod to another designer Becky at Quilted Twins… Continue reading