As an instructor for many years, I have discovered numerous patterns with poorly written instructions, causing great frustration for those using the pattern. Consequently, when I design the quilt that will appear on the cover of my patterns, I spend a tremendous amount of time writing clear, accurate instructions. I have several usability testers to proof and critique my patterns and instructions before they go on the market.
It is my goal and intention to provide patterns and classes for quilters that will accomplish and achieve the following:
- Furnish detailed and precise instructions.
- Inspire the customer’s creativity.
- Provide usability tested patterns.
- Encourage customers and students to finish fun projects.
- Produce patterns that are easy to navigate, thus avoiding frustration.
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This is a fun quilt to stitch. Watch the dancing kaleidoscopes come to life as they waltz across the quilt top. I love the traditional Bear Paw quilt block. I designed the flower on this block with inspiration from the Bear Paw block. After creating my quilted couch, I wanted to design a quilt pattern with the same block, available for all bed sizes.
Transform your trendy t-shirts into an awesome quilt that you (or the fortunate recipient) will enjoy for many years to come. Have fun sewing down memory lane while making this creation. If your quilt is a gift, the recipient will have a ball remembering where each and every T-shirt came from. People have asked me on numerous occasions, “Are those t-shirts?” With the products and techniques used in the pattern, this quilt is a classy t-shirt quilt.
I designed this pattern in honor of my dear friend, Alice. She was a fairly new quilter and after two bouts of ovarian cancer she wanted to make a quilt. I referred to it as her “therapy quilt”. This project helped Alice focus during difficult times. She wanted to name it, “Alice’s Quest for Victory”.
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Click here for a slideshow of photos of the quilted couch in progress.
Story behind this design:
We were in the market for new living room furniture and I hated the thought of giving up my comfortable couch with a cozy hide-a-bed that we use when we have a house full of company. After all, they don’t make things like they used to and the sofa has a good, sturdy frame. I called Francine’s Upholstery to get a quote on reupholstering my couch. She mentioned her classes at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, Virginia and I decided to take a class. We were visiting about the project and I expressed my interest in using two fabrics. At that point, I had the bright idea that I could have a quilted couch! The end result was stunning. Quilt shop owners from miles around went crazy over my first quilted cushion. I decided to share my concept with others. When I went to my machine quilter’s house to pick up the quilt, she commented, “This looks really good on my bed.” She was right. I made the decision to design a quilt pattern, rather than write instructions on how to quilt the couch.