I've really enjoyed the time I set aside for myself to create new designs and quilts not tied to a deadline.  One of the projects I was able to work on and complete, which is always a bonus, is my Swatches quilt!

This quilt was inspired from my oil painting days; sketches, painter palettes, paint tubes, canvases, brushes, lighting and other images both concrete and abstract.  I designed this quilt to convey a feeling more than actual objects tied to painting.

I’m finding that more and more I’m merging my first creative love, oil painting, with my current creative love in my quilt designs.  I've even started working with watercolors again mainly because the clean up is so easy. 

I chose the quilting to add interest and depth to the design. I took some risks, like black thread echos around the paint swatches and hand quilting the small grey squares. Most of the quilting is fairly dense and I was shocked when blocking the quilt to find out the length shrunk by 3”.

I reall…

NEW Honest Fabric Designs!

Thank you to everyone that has purchased one of my designs at !  My Trellis quilt is doing well and I wanted to offer a more neutral color way so I designed an off white and blue version.


All Honest Fabric designs are available in three sizes: 51" x 60", 68" x 80" & 88" x 104" and quilt up so nicely.  The fabric is soft and the printing is amazing!

Trellis quilt in the orange color way

I've also added a new design, Light Bending!

Light Bending

This design is inspired by a quilt I made several years back and is now my daughter's favorite quilt.

Chest of Drawers

I think Light Bending has great potential for creative quilting and you've gotta love those bright colors!

If you haven't already go check out Honest Fabric and all the amazing quilt tops!  I have six different designs available and several colorways and am hoping to add a few more this year.

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10


  1. Hi Can you buy the Trellis quilt as a quilt pattern?

    1. The Trellis pattern will be released later this year, hopefully before June! It's at the top of my list and I hope I will have time to work on it in March. I'll definitely do a full blog post when it is available!!

  2. Your designs are fabulous! I would love to be able to purchase them as patterns!

    1. Hi Vivian, I have several patterns currently available in my etsy shop ( ) and I plan on releasing the Trellis pattern this year. I will have a blog post when new patterns are available. Thank you for your interest in my patterns!!


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