Adding a Granddaughter’s Drawing to a Pillow – Another Inspiration for a 2016 Project

All thoughts, ideas, comments are welcome.

Has anyone had any experience transferring a drawing to fabric?

Here is a picture of me drawn by my 5 year old darling granddaughter Allegra.

Text on the drawing.. All sounded out and written by a 5 year old.. no help from a grownup.

Allegra For You Gramu Cibi (Grandma Cindy)

The pitshr (picture) is you standin (standing).




Sharing Quilt Photos Sent to Me by You Quilters Who Have Used My Patterns

I have been remiss in posting photos that several of you have shared with me.  I deeply apologize for this.  If you are interested in downloading the pattern for any of these quilts you can CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN.

Here they are for all to enjoy.

Here is a wonderful wedding quilt from Fred.  He made a KING SIZE wedding quilt for some newlywed friends.  They chose the fabric.  He used my Plaid for Dad pattern.  What a fabulous undertaking.  The newlyweds are loving their wedding quilt.


Caroline in Spanaway, WA made this gorgeous Two Color Mystery.  She is truly a recycler.  The quilt was made from light weight drapery fabric found at a local thrift store.

Caroline in Spanaway, WA

Here is a Two Color Mystery Quilt from Terri.  The red and yellow look great together.


Joyce S. just responded to me.  I am so happy she got back to me.  Here is her response.

Thanks Joyce.

This is my quilt, a baby size I made for a local charity and donated through my quilt guild. It is backed with fleece and quilted on my home sewing machine.

Unknown Quilter

Pat C. from Walla Walla, WA made this beautiful sea colored 2015 Spring Mystery from some beautiful batik fabrics.  Thanks for sharing.

Pat C Walla Walla

Terry N. made a very beautiful and sweet Scrappy Heart Quilt.

Terry Niedling Heart Quilt

Gerry from Burgundy, France sent in her Delectable Stars.  I love that quilting is so international.  Thanks Gerry.

Gerry from Burgundy France

I love the quilt.

Pat C. from Walla Walla made a top from my Delectable Stars.  The gray background works great with the scrappy brights.

Pat C from Walla Walla

Ina C. made a beautiful Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt.  All those cheerful hearts definitely put a smile on my face.

Ina C

2011 Jelly Roll Mystery Quilt

From Diane, Cherese, Margaret and Laurie some stunning quilts in luscious colors.  It is great to see the quilt in both dark and light backgrounds.

Diane Cherese Margaret Laurie

The second photo is from Pat V. who is from the Seattle area.  We are both friends and members of the same quilt guild.. The  Busy Bee Quilters of Snohomish, WA..  I love how the jelly roll colors play against the gray background.

Pat Vetterlein

This is a quilt I made recently for Clothworks to take to Quilt Market.  It is made from their Rosehill line of fabrics.  The quilt pattern is called Shabby Shades by (Bee) in My Bonnet and designed by Lori Holt.

This is not a free pattern.  You can purchase it on ETSY using the following link.

Shabby Shades by Lori Holt (Etsy Shop Link)


Help Bill and Marie Choose Their Wedding Quilt – Poll Ended – Marie is the Winner 155, Bill has 150

Marie likes green.. hence the green quilts.

I will use a scrappy green color palette in the quilt.

The background will be scrappy neutral colors.

Marie likes Quilt #1 and Bill likes Quilt #2.

They will be getting married in June so I need to get going on the quilt top soon.

Fortunately Marie is a longarm quilter and I am not so she will get to quilt her own wedding quilt.

I will be creating a pattern for their quilt as I am making the quilt top.


Quilt #1

Quilt #2

My New Hawaiian Fabric – Enjoy

DH and I just returned from a two week vacation on the big island and Kauai.

I strongly recommend the Kimura General Store in Kona for great fabric.

In Kauai the Kapaia Stitchery is absolutely divine.

Needless to say I overindulged and came home with a big smile on my face.

Hawaiian fabrics are my absolute favorite fabrics, especially since I go to Hawaii to buy them.