Classes/Patterns/Books

My latest Book
Give simple quilt blocks a touch of magic - the add-a-strip way! Start with simple squares, triangles, and diamonds, then slice and insert a 1" strip of contrasting fabric to create dozens of new designs! Quilters of all skill levels can piece.
To order go to Delightful Piecing
 complex-looking patterns that are easy to sew.
 
The Elegance of Overlapping Diamonds 
In this class you will learn how to piece the triangle block that is featured in my new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars. Once you have learned the techniques in this class for this table runner you will be able to make all the quilts in Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars book. To order go to Delightful Piecing
 


"Spinner" pattern and class
In this class you will learn how to make a diamond chain by strip piecing.  Learn how to incorporate overlays into your quilts and easy ways to cut from templates. To order go to Delightful Piecing
25" x 25"
 "Overlapping Stars" pattern and class.
This is a fast project that goes together quickly.  As you piece the catchy stars you will learn how to stack and whack fabrics, how to use stripes and how to sew a triangle base layout. 
To order go to Delightful Piecing
17" x 52"


"Cookie Cutter" 
Magic Add-A-Strip Method
Give a simple quilt blocks a touch of magic - the add-a-strip way! Start with simple triangles, then slice and insert a 1" strip of contrasting fabric to create dozens of new designs! Quilters of all skill levels can piece complex-looking patterns that are easy to sew. This quilt has a triangle base layout with only one block style to piece.  The triangles are pieced in rows and then the rows are sewn together. To order go to Delightful Piecing
Option 1 39" x 41"


Cookie Cutter Option II


"Pinwheel Pizzazz"  pattern and class
Make these pinwheels by cutting triangles from strips of fabric. There are no inset seams. It is hard to comprehend how this nifty table runner is pieced but is so simple. To order go to Delightful Piecing

17" x 38"

Book "Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars"
Turn a single block into eight distinctive quilts―the magic is in the fabric! This triangle block is easy to sew, but can transform using countless intricate designs when you experiment with color and value. Stunning triangle-star quilts are perfect for adventurous beginners looking to try something new or intermediate quilters who'd like to put their skills to use in a creative way. Includes line drawings you can color in to create your own designs.
 To order go to Delightful Piecing

Book "Diamond Chain Quilts"
From this book create dramatic new daisy, pinwheel and hexagonal quilt
designs with diamond chains, also build your skills with easy ways
 to strip piece diamonds, master Y seams, and more. To order go to Delightful Piecing


 Book "Simply Triangles"
From this book you can create complex-looking designs
for any size quilt by combining simple triangles.
Learn how to use color and value to make your quilts glow.
Try a variety of skill-building techniques from strip piecing to Y-seams.
     To order go to Delightful Piecing


"Stacking Birds" Pattern in "Simply Triangles" book.
In this class the techniques taught are: Cutting 60 degree triangles and stack n whack. 
 


 "Dazzling Daisies" Pattern in "Simply Triangles" book.
In this class the techniques taught are: applique, using overlays and 
working with 60 degree triangles.
 


Book "Star Struck Quilts"
Create 9 shimmering star quilts to adorn the walls of your home.  Mix and match 9 stars with classic quilt blocks and 4 layouts to create up to 27 bed-size quilts.  Build your star-making skills-start out                                with simple patterns and move to more complex patterns as you learn.                            To order go to Delightful Piecing

"Gradient Star" Pattern in "Star Struck Quilts" book.
Techniques taught in class: Learn how variegated fabric can play in 
designing. Learn how to cut diamonds and "Y" seams made simple.





 "Star Tricks" Pattern in "Star Struck Quilts" book.
In this class the techniques taught are: learning to
 cut diamonds from strip sets, tips on "Y" seams.





Chinese Checkers 

pattern in book "Diamond Chain Quilts".

This stunning quilt is made from simple triangles. Strip piecing makes the project fast and fun.
Size: 40" x 40".  Pattern in "Diamond Chain Quilts"




Diamond Chain pattern
The graduation of background fabrics gives this design beautiful depth; while the diamond chain running through the quilt creates a complex look. When broken down into 10" squares, the quilt/wall hanging is pretty simple to piece.
Size: 56" x 56" wall hanging
76" x 96" full quilt


Price: $8.00 plus shipping. To order go to Delightful Piecing 


Denim/Flannel Ragged pattern.

A fun way to use denim scraps without quilting or knotting, this quilt can be customized with different mixes of flannel and denim to create your unique look. Adding flannel creates a very colorful throw or full size comforter.
Size: 63" x 85" throw
85" x 106" full

Price: $8.00 plus shipping. To order go to Delightful Piecing


Star Chain pattern and class.
Star Chain is pieced in a triangle base layout. The triangles are sewed together into rows, the rows into strips, and then the strips into the table runner.
Price: $8.00 plus shipping. To order go to Delightful Piecing. 

The techniques taught in this class are: Cutting shapes from strip sets, making "Y" seams simple and how to use templates.