Hexies and Diamonds

Hexagons and diamonds have an interesting relationship. Since they both share 60-degree angles, the two shapes can fit together in a variety of ways.

Rose Reversal

Sometimes, in the quilt making process, we realize that something is not quite right. What do we do about it?

Autumn Corner

Autumn descends upon us like falling leaves in a blaze of glorious color, and that is how the leaves are portrayed in the autumn corner of my quilt about time.

Final Border Report

The borders are done! I came very close to meeting my goal of completing the appliqué this summer.

The Apliquick Method for Turned-Edge Appliqué

Here, finally, all in one place: a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful turned-edge appliqué using the Apliquick method.

Appliqué Hexies in Rounds

Let’s see what happens when we join hexies into a round – like in a traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden – but then appliqué them onto a background fabric.

Border Report #5 and Partial Seams

When appliqué patches overlap, the sewing order is important. Partial seams are a helpful strategy for a variety of tricky situations.

Appliqué Hexies with Setting Triangles

When hexagons are sewn onto a background fabric with the points touching, the space between them creates triangles!

Summer Corner

Summer leaves are green and abundant, and that is exactly how they are portrayed in the summer corner on my quilt about time.

Border Report #4 and Skinny Stems

In this border report, we’ll return to the vines and learn how to stitch very skinny stems.

Scrappy Hexies, by Machine

Modern times have brought along new options for hexies. Let’s see what happens when we arrange the hexies differently, using a variety of scrappy fabrics.

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Hexies, by Machine

Here’s how to arrange hexies in a traditional grandmother’s flower garden setting, using your sewing machine.

Hexies, the Apliquick Way!

Hexagon quilts continue to be popular and they even have a cute new nickname. It dawned on me that they would be even easier to make the Apliquick way!

Border Report #3

To create the illusion that the appliqué twists over and under the outside edge of my quilt about time presented a bit of a challenge to sew!

New Table Runner with Flourish Kits

The Table Runner with Flourish is made from motifs from the award-winning quilt Flourish on the Vine using the Flourish on the Vine Pattern Pack. New kits are now available: short and long table runner kits in colorways 4 and 5!

Spring Corner

In my quilt about time, the seasons are represented by the changing colors of leaves. Here they are in the spring corner.

Border Report #2

Vines are a recurring element in my quilt about time. It only made sense to repeat them in the border.

Quilted Snowflake

We have been exploring a variety of machine cutwork techniques while making fabric snowflakes. Now let’s take a slightly different approach and see how our snowflake would look quilted with cut-away trapunto.

Stained Glass Snowflake Block

What would happen if we placed different colored fabrics in a cutwork snowflake? A stained glass snowflake block, perhaps?

Border Report #1

A quilt border should support and frame the design in the body of the quilt. What kind of frame would be suitable for my quilt about time?

Snowflake Quilt Block

Find out how to use the machine cutwork technique for appliqué and make a snowflake quilt block.

Glittery Snowflake

Have you ever noticed how snow appears to sparkle on a bright, sunny day? Let’s bring some of that wintry beauty indoors with a glittery cutwork snowflake.

Winter Corner

Now that we’ve seen how each month looks in my quilt about time, let’s take a look at the seasons! Here is the winter corner.

Lacy Snowflake

For many of us, winter means snow. Why not bring some of that beauty into our homes with a lovely lacy cutwork snowflake?


December is the last month of the year and also the last month featured on my quilt about time.


November heralds the end of autumn. Here’s how it looks in my quilt about time.

Lessons from a Pictorial Appliqué Workshop

There is always more to be learning in this wonderful creative life and here are a few lessons I took away from my talented colleague Kathy McNeil.


October is the pinnacle of the autumn months. Here it is in my quilt about time.

Two New Apliquick Products

Two new products are now available: Apliquick pencils and Apliquick large scissors. Check them out!


September is a time of transition as summer gives way to fall and children go back to school. Here it is in my quilt about time.