I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Sweet Shabby Dreams
Use up your favorite scraps to make this deliciously sweet quilt. Each block requires two different fabrics. Sashing and multiple borders complete this ultra-easy quilt. It's a wonderful project for beginners, and the perfect quilt for using up favorite scraps, fat quarters, and pre-cut strips in your stash. Keep the colors soft for the "shabby" look or make yours bold and beautiful in batik brights or stronger prints. Directions are included for Lap, Twin, and Queen-size quilts. Directions for a "Sweet Shabby Baby" quilt variation (without the multiple borders) are also included. The block is super simple to piece and sashing and cornerstones connect them into a simply dreamy quilt.