Thursday, April 7, 2016

Classic and Heirloom day

Fat Quarter Shop and It's Sew Emma have been having a sew along with the patterns in my book, Classic and Heirloom so I had to join in the fun. 

I've seen some great projects made from my designs, but in different fabrics on Instagram. 
Often we see a quilt in a particular color scheme and either want to make our own just like it, or are turned off because it's not 'our' color. 

Classic designs never go out of style. Sometimes I think we should only have patterns in greyscale so we can be imaginative. LOL Have I just dated myself?  Isn't that the way some of the really old patterns were, black and white?

But oh my goodness, I do love color. I love the fabric choices we have. I love the creative process. I'd love to see what you make!

So the little quilt you see above, has Mary Ann's Baskets made in my new Bramblewood fabric that will be in shops in May. Yes, you read correctly, May. 

I read a great and appropriate sewing area description earlier today-room of doom. If you saw mine now with all the prep for Spring Quilt Market, that what you would think-room of doom!  But there in THAT messy room ideas bloom. I just forget where I put them. ;-)

Until next time~


  1. I have today ordered your lovely book. I hope it doesn`t take too long to come.:) I love how your have different sizes to make. Happy Stitching.

  2. Oh Betsy - these quilts are so beautiful! I just love every pattern in the book, and those fabrics...LOVE!!!! Are you going to Paducah? If so, maybe we can meet up.

  3. We got the book in this week and your fabulous new fabric line. Now if I can just find some time.....
    Carrie Quinn

  4. I have just received my copy of your book Classic & Heirloom Quilts. I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing some family history. My favoutite quilts are the ones that have a story.