Saturday, November 15, 2014

Denyse Schmidt Quilt

I am always excited when I am asked to make a quilt designed by
 Denyse Schmidt.

I think her first fabric collection for Free Spirit Fabrics was Flea Market Fancy.
I had this in my shop back then 
and one of my own favorite quilts is from this fabric line.
I would include a picture of it, but that quilt is in storage right now!!

Her newest quilt is very clever as it is reversible
 and is made from two solids and a 10" square charm pack.
This is the top and front side of the quilt.
The machine quilting is very modern and I think it is City Windows.
If you follow Denyse Schmidt Quilts, you know she thinks simple is best.

 This is a close up of the quilting.
Cami Cress offers many modern machine quilting designs.
I will show you the backing in the next post!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

To Market To Market

In the midst of all of our relocation, I did make several quilts for
 Fall Wholesale Quilt Market in Houston.

I think it was a great distraction!!

This is a quilt designed by Tula Pink in progress.  
Yes, curved seams, but quicker than hand applique!!

And the finished quilt -

Machine quilting by Cami Cress.

One more quilt designed by Tula Pink from the same fabric line 
for Free Spirit Fabrics.

I think this is most interesting 
because of the three different colors of background fabric. 

 I also like the different directions of the flying geese in this quilt.

The choice of linear quilting on this quilt makes a great finish.

Hot diggety dog!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

RELO to OKC!!!!!

As many of you already know, my husband and I have relocated to the Oklahoma City Area.

Why?  You ask??

We did alot of research
 and can list many reasons why we are giving this area a try.

1.  Midwest Location + Warmer Climate + 4 Seasons
      We can head out on a road trip in any direction plus be back with friends and
     family in a day!!!

2. Tier Two City
      Everything we need is here!  Affordable golf, dance studios, yoga, great 
    restaurants and food trucks, Big 12 sports (not ever an Oklahoma fan), 
    shopping, shooting clubs, theater and very big churches!!!

3.  Very friendly people.  Oh my goodness!!!

4.  Affordable housing.  We are building a new home - 2100 sq. ft. - (4100 sq. 
     ft. in our last home) in a new neighborhood called Town Square. All homes
      will be1930's home designs - including bungalows, tudors and mission 
     homes. Stay tuned for more details.

5.  3 Month Apartment Lease
       We are staying in a one bedroom 800 sq. ft. apartment - even a gated 
     community with a fitness center and an outdoor pool - open all year round.

What a difference not to do yardwork!!!  
We needed rest and relaxation
 after getting everything packed and moved out of our house. 
 Then the drive and moving in here!  
We are both really enjoying this time!

One of my friends called us pioneers - moving to Oklahoma City - 
but we did not come by covered wagon.

One of my dancing friends said I would be dancing with a Bible under my arm.
Actually, no one here is doing that!!

Plus, in the last month I have made a number of quilts and will be posting pictures soon.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Off The Rails

A project for Westminster Fabrics
featuring Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Three different stripped blocks come together for a very scrappy quilt.

Nice spot to shoot the photo.

This twoo may be a quilt kit soon for sale on

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lark Quilt Revisited

A few years ago I did the sewing on a Lark Quilt designed by Amy Butler.
The original quilt was 72" x 72".

I was contacted to make it again - but to increase the size to 90" x 90".
Also using different Amy Butler fabrics.

I think this will be a quilt kit on

These photos were taken on my king size bed by me.
Photo shoots are not my specialty.

I went ahead and made a smaller version - 42" x 42"
with the leftover fabrics.

These photos were also taken on my king size bed.

So you can see, this quilt can be made in any size square!!

Just do the math!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pillows Pillows Pillows

I have had several requests lately to make pillows for the fabric companies.

So, take a look!!!

Designed by Anna Maria Horner and made using her new fabric line.

Made one for Natalie, too!!

A remake of the vintage Honey Bee Block

featuring Amy Butler Fabrics.

And the most time consuming one of all, but also the best…..

1" hexagons on a neck roll pillow

featuring Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!

for sale…..for sale…..for sale…..for sale

I have a few items from my sewing studio for sale!!


A Big Shot by Sizzix

This system is for use with fabrics.
Included with the machine are 6 dies.

2 1/2" hexagons
1 1/2" circles
2 1/2" squares
5" half-square triangles
2 1/2" x 5" rectangles
2 1/2" half-square triangles

For sale as a package.

Retail Value:  $220
Sale Price:  $60

Set of Jaquard Fabric Paints

Always wanting to try your hand at dyeing fabric??

This maybe just for you!

Retail Value:  $15
Sale Price:  $5

Crazy Curves book and templates

Never been used!!

Acrylic templates

Retail Value:  $40
Sale Price:  $15

Punch Needle Embroidery

This deal includes:

an  instructional dvd
4 punch needles patterns
7" embroidery hoop
all the tools needed

Retail Value:  $125
Sale Price:  $30

Assorted Templates


3 1/2" Drunkards Path Templates (not shown)

4" Drunkard's Path Templates

8" Rainbow Block Templates

Melon Block Templates

All acrylic template sets include block layout options for quilting.

Retail Value: $80

Sale Price:  $25 

Paintstick Starter Pack


Painststicks on Fabric Book

6 Iridescent Painsticks

6 Rubbing Plates

One Pattern

Retail Value:  $70

Sale Price:  $25


If you are interested in any of these deals,

please email me @

Pass the information on to anyone you know who might be interested.