watermelon table runner

watermelon table runner in green, red, and white with watermelon border

Made with 2″ squares in reds and pinks, them a semi-circle in green for the rind. The white rick-rack was added to make it look more like a watermelon. It even has seeds in black. Finally, it was set on 13.5″ white background squares and sashed and bound with watermelon fabric.

Mini critters – scraps happen

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Available on the sale page, these mini critter drag around quilts are made from the scraps left over from the bigger versions that are crib size. The pieced area of each critter is made with either 1 1/2″ squares or 1 1/2″ half-square triangles. The borders are the remaining fabric that is not large enough to do a full sized crib quilt. Most people would just sweep these pieces into the trash, but I can’t bring myself to waste them (therapy may be indicated!

Shamrock tablerunner


This is a scrappy St Patrick’s day table runner made with tone on tone white background squares, green 2 1/2″ squares that are cut into shamrock shapes and appliquéd down. Finally it is sashed with shamrock fabric, quilted and bound. Fun for the holiday.

Table runner with scraps

wine themed, golds, light olive green

This runner made with scraps, less than 1/4 yard of main fabric, 5″ of cream, and about 5/8 yard of green (includes the binding.) It was so fun and easy to put together, Read more…


Oregon State/ U of Oregon potholders

These are 8″ x 8″ potholders with a cotton and double layer of insulated material interior to keep heat from penetrating. So fun from scraps or even themes.

Cat nap quilt

cat or kitten baby  or lap quilt

This quilt is make using 2 1/2 inch squares and half-square triangles, and 4 1/2 inch squares.

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Christmas log cabin

Queen sized Christmas log cabin quilt This is a fun way to use up all those excess Christmas prints from you stash. Read more…

Strip star baby quilt

pink crib/baby quilt Here is a new pattern I found that is designed for those popular “jelly rolls” Read more…

Bubble duck baby quilt

This pattern is a combination of and irish chain and an Ohio star. Fun and fast to make.

Oriental stack and whack

Stack and whack may be my all time favorite for making a quilt. I just love the symmetrical look the  kaliediscope produces. This one is made from an oriental print purchased in Maui. Read more…