Sunday, July 31, 2022


I have decided my favorite part of making a quilt is....
finding the perfect place to take the wild.

Come with me into The Franklin Park Conservatory.
It's a gem in the heart of Columbus OH.

The gardens are full of beauty and perfect backdrops.

This summer the grounds host a Topiary Takover!
  UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites, inspired the animal topiaries. 
All designs, constructed and grown by the FCP Staff!

My quilt caught the attention of this buffalo...stopped him in his tracks.

And a Bengal Tiger lay in wait...he had heard the news
of a beautiful quilt in the garden.

And the camels were not to be ignored.

Having been to Egypt they may have been a favorite.

A courtyard was full of fun sea creatures.
The jellyfish were delightful!

But lets see what other backdrops I found in the garden.

Now step inside the conservatory for more beauty
as I display my quilts among the Dale Chihuly permanent installations.

If you like this pattern called Stargazer you can buy it here.

I hope you have enjoyed this post
as much as I enjoyed getting all these photos...
and breaking a few rules in the garden 

"Quilts in the Wild"
with a wild child at the camera!

Saturday, July 23, 2022


Sitting here with COVID...
I tried to do all the right things, shots, booster, 
social distance, mask, hand sanitizer, no family gatherings,
hunkering down til my legs hurt...


I became complacent about wearing my mask outside of my home.
I became to comfortable in large crowds 
with ushering in theatres and at outdoor venues,
with NO MASKS on my face!

But tonight I share with you something beautiful....
The Stargazer Quilt Pattern by Corinne Wells of Frannie B Quilt Company.
I was a pattern tester and this top was finished in fall of 2021

My Longarm gal, Kim Hensley @happilyeverquilting
took my work and turned all my imperfections into a beautiful
quilt that I absolutely adore!

We decided the SoHo design has nice movement for all the points
and rectangle designs this pattern brought forth!
You can see all Kim's designs on PINTEREST
Happily Every Quilting, LLC

Here are some close ups her Innova put to test!

The Zen Chic fabric line, Quotation
was perfect for this autumnal feel of the quilt.

I pulled Low Volume scraps for the background!

Look at this beauty with the Dale Chihuly art behind it at
the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, OH

The quilting looks STUNNING!

Stay tuned...there's an entire post about this photo shoot!

Here's to gazing at the stars all summer long!
If you like this pattern you can find it here
at the Frannie B Quilt Company website. 

Thursday, July 14, 2022


As a pattern tester we sometime get nice little perks.
This is the newest fabric line, ELEGANCE,  designed by Corrine Wells of
Frannie B Quilt Company. 

She reached out to her pattern testers to ask if we could make a project.
Turnaround time was to be quick, what would we make and
she would send us the fabric to us. 

I said sure…how about a table runner and I love those mustard colors! 
These are the FQs  she sent me. 

We could add from our stash but she preferred solids
And try to keep her fabric the star.
I pulled these and she approved. 
Now to figure out a pattern. 

While I work on my project…here are some patterns 
Her testing team have tested over the last few months. 
Your can find them here
The Elegance line of fabric will be shipping
soon to quilt shops.   

Stay tuned…my project will be finished soon!