Thursday, July 2, 2020

Quilt Giveaway


Each month for a year, I will be giving away one of my homemade quilts.The quilt below, Gradient Star is this months giveaway.   
For chances to win,
 go to my Facebook page and 
share and like the original post.
Give away closes July 31.
This is the original quilt in my first 
book called  Star Struck Quilts

Gradient Star
48" x 48"

I am also excited to let you know I have a new book coming out in September called Diamond Star Quilts

In this book there are 12 majestic stars with no inset seams!  Learn techniques for constructing eight-pointed star quilts from diamonds. Build your skills as you start with basic patterns and move to advanced designs.

Another exciting venture is I now have three online classes.  These three quilt classes feature techniques that are in my new book Diamond Star Quilts. The e-patterns come free with the class.

 Lady Rose 88" x 88"
Link for the Class.  Link to order the  e-pattern 

Modern Star Quilt 52" x 58"
Link for the class.  Link to order the e-pattern.

Diamond Chain Quilt 41" x 41" 
Link for the class.   Link to order the e-pattern.

Life on the turkey farm with baby turkeys.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Online Class for Diamond Chain Star

I have opened my first online class.  Since my traveling and teaching quilt classes have been postponed for a little while I thought I would offer some classes online.  At this point there is only one class but I am hoping to add to the list.  
The class is called Diamond Chain Star.
Coursecraft Diamond Chain Class
Discover how fast and easy it is to create this beautiful diamond chain star quilt.
 Learn how to strip cut diamond sets and how to make the large star points. An added bonus is there are no setting seams.

This class is for both an ambitious beginner or an advanced quilter.
Here is the link to sign up for the class.
If you sign up for the class I would love to have feedback on how to improve the class.  Also if you see a pattern on my website Delightful Piecing and would like me to teach a class online please let me know at

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Designers Virtual Quilt Show

Take a moment each day to visit the Designers Virtual Quilt Show webpage to be introduced to new designers and vendors and see the class schedule.

Click here for the Designers page.
Click here for  designers Social Media Plateform.

I want to share with you my latest E-pattern called Diamond Chain Star.  You can order the $5.00     e-pattern by going to 
Delightful Piecing E-patterns.

Diamond Chain Star pieced with Cherrywood Fabric.

In September my latest book will be released called Diamond Star Quilts.   
  • Twelve terrific projects! Piece diamonds and patchwork stars with no inset seams
  • Learn speed construction techniques to sew eight-pointed stars like a pro
  • Grow your skills as you move from beginner patterns to advanced designs

This is the first project in the book for a beginner wanting to learn how to piece 8-pointed stars.  By piecing this quilt you learn some of the basics for an 8-pointed star, strip piecing and cutting from pieced strips.  Notice the quilting! Easy, easy. easy and done by using the walking foot.

To preorder a book send me an email to and let me know you want a book when it is released. 

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Scrappy Squares

Scrappy Squares is a quilt I made with my 2 1/4" squares. 
 There is no pattern so I thought
 I would share with you how I made this quilt.

Example of a green block 
From my 2 1/4" green squares I chose 25 squares with many different values.  I placed them from light to dark diagonally.  If you take a picture with your camera and turn it into a black and white scale photo you can see the values and may need to change some of the squares around. Sew the squares together to form a 25 block patch.

 I used a small zigzag stitch to applique leaf like petals onto each block.  Notice the chain of petals that run diagonal are on the dark to light shades of red from corner to corner and the two leaf petals in each corner are on the medium shades of red. The appliques need to stay 1/4" away from the side of the square so when you sew the blocks together you will not catch the petals in the seam allowance.

I used the colors of the rainbow to move from color to color when laying out the quilt.  Notice the flowers are on the medium values of where 4 blocks come together and where the chain connects there are light and dark values in every other row.

Gray blocks were used around the quilt to border or frame it.  
Petal chains are quilted in the gray blocks to continue the  the petal chain idea. 

This was a quick "how to" but maybe it has inspired you
 on the next quilt you make.