Wednesday, March 22, 2023

baby quilt

This is one of my own quilts... I just love those simple hearts in the setting blocks. 💙  it was good practice doing set-in seams.  It is about 46" square.

Just need to trim the edges, and then think about what quilting pattern i want to use~

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Stars quilt

Quilted with the Ginger Star pattern..

Friday, January 13, 2023

Quilts on the floor

If you are ever at the Iowa state capitol building, look down.... there are quilts everywhere you look!  

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


You can now follow me on Instagram!  My user name is myquilter or you can use this QR code: 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Pricing change

Level 1: $.015/sq inch (*large* meander)

Level 2: $.018/sq inch (standard meander, and a few select simple patterns)

Level 3: $.02/sq inch (most patterns will be in this category)

Level 4: $.025+ (very densely quilted patterns, price will reflect quilting time & extra thread)

Minimum charge will be $40, consider grouping small pieces on one backing to be quilted with the same pattern to avoid the minimum charge for each small piece.  

Complete binding: $.10/linear inch.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dogs in Sweaters

Starting another Dogs in Sweaters quilt.  This may be the cutest pattern ever.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

tshirt quilt

Quilted with the Birds Eye View pattern.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

One giant stitch quilt

This is a super fun quilt!  It is quilted with the Birds Eye View pattern.  
You can find the piecing pattern at if you'd like to make one of your own.

One Giant Stitch quilt sewing pattern from Kelli Fannin Quilt Designs

Thursday, May 26, 2022

trip around the world quilt

The front is made from t-shirt fabric.  Because of the stretch of the knit fabric, I "tied" it using a large X stitch on my sewing machine in every other block.  It's very soft and cozy!

I did not use any special needle for piecing it.  I do recommend using your walking foot if you have one..... my Pfaff has this built in for piecing.

Monday, May 23, 2022

New patterns


Friday, May 20, 2022

7th Annual Quilting Friends Quilt Show

Friday, June 3: 1pm-8pm
Saturday, June 4: 9am-3pm

New Life Reformed Church
232 16th Street SE, Sioux Center, IA 

Suggested viewing donation $5

All proceeds go to the Family Crisis Center.  

Friday, April 22, 2022

custom made tshirt quilt

A grid-layout t-shirt quilt... 40 shirts, 5x8 grid.  Some blocks needed to be cut to smaller sizes to fit them all in.  I used tshirt pieces for the cornerstones to add some fun pops of color to the black sashing. 
It's quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.

Friday, April 15, 2022

free pattern download

Right now on the Hancock's of Paducah website, you can download this pattern for free.  It's called Fine China, and looks like a fun pattern.  I've included a link to the pattern.
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Blue & white quilt

Quilted with the Brittle pattern.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

fish quilt

Quilted with the "Rip Curl" pattern.

cute wall hanging

Quilted with the cross-hatch pattern. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Prewashing your fabric

 I recommend pre-washing your backing fabric to reduce shrinkage in your quilt and to remove any excess dyes in the fabric.  

I just purchased a piece of flannel for the backing of a baby quilt, and it measured 63 5/8 x 43 1/2 before washing, and after washing & drying on low heat it measured 60 1/2 x 42.  That's 3" lost through shrink on the length (parallel to the selvedges)... flannel would probably shrink more than regular quilting cotton, but that's not a given either, depending on the brand of fabric.  

Sunday, March 27, 2022

applique roosters quilt

Quilted with the Argyle pattern that echoed the shape of the chicken wire print fabric in the background.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Colorful squares quilt

Quilted with the Birds Eye View pattern.