Modern God’s Eye – A New Pattern

Sandy and I are excited to tell you about our latest project!  Last November we submitted several designs to FaveQuilts and Leisure Arts  for a book dedicated to quilted wall hangings.  We are thrilled that one of our designs was chosen for this book of eleven unique projects!
Book pic 1Currently, the book is available for purchase on the Leisure Arts Website and on Amazon.  In August, the book will be available in Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Last November, we were reminiscing about Girl Scout Camp and how we used to make God’s Eye crafts from sticks we found in the woods and scraps of yarn.  WHOA!  What if we designed a quilt around this concept???  THEN we decided to call it “Modern God’s Eye”.   Below is a picture from the book.
IMG_1915The book also highlights the quilting from Sharon Johnson of Purple Cow Long Arm Quilting.  Sharon lives here in Ohio and she does a great job, as you can see!
Sharon's quiltingThe fabrics we used are from Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements Collection.  These solid colors are perfect for this modern quilt design.  Speaking of design, Sandy and I are big fans of using EQ8 software from Electric Quilts.  It’s easy for us to share design ideas electronically with this program, especially since we live in different states!

Here’s a sneak peak at the back of the book.  We think you will find a project that works with your décor!
Back of book portrait





Another (Re)Purpose!

Happy Thursday!  Cindy is your blog host today!

Sandy and mom always find the greatest things at tag sales, especially vintage fabrics.  Here is something they gave to me that I’ve been saving for just the right re-purpose:


Last week, I bought a new printer that resides in my sewing room.  With all the dust and fabric fuzz floating in the air, I thought I’d better cover it with a towel or something.


What self respecting quilter would use a towel instead of a quilted printer cover??!!  After a brain re-calibration, I got busy with my trusted Bernina.


I made the printer cover with only three sides so I can easily slide the cover off and on.  I had some matching bias tape on hand to finish the back side and the bottom.


Here is the “fruit of my labor”…haha (pun intended)!  My new printer works great and  it’s much prettier covered in quilted vintage fabric!