Patterns & Books
CCB1: Black and White Quilts by Design
Winter Pines, Mama, It's Cold Out!, Fools Travel in 4-Packs, Cave Ungulum, Catwheels, Door Number One, No Fences, Please!, Slaphappy, Snuggletime, He-man, Rubies…Diamonds…?, Flannel Newbies
CCB2: A Black & White Garden
Garden Gate, Garden Pathway, Triune, Balinese Beauty, Form Jack, Paper Posies, Limetail, Loos E, Patch of Posies, Garden Goddesses, Leaf Dreams, Till the Rows, Leapfrog
A black-and-white approach to easy paper-piecing—with a splash of color.
If you love the crisp, precise results of paper-piecing but stress over all the ripping and stitching, this book's for you! Black & White and Pieced All Over shows you how to use foundation piecing to stitch perfect quilts every time. Even if you've never tried this breakthrough technique, you'll pick it up right away following full-color photos and numbered steps that detail every stitch.
Open this guide and see for yourself. It's got everything you need to create an array of gorgeous quilts, including:
- 16 step-by-step quilting projects ranging from "easiest" to "not hard"
- Clear patterns that take the guesswork out of color combinations and matching fabrics
- A full-color "Getting Started" section that covers everything from choosing materials and tracing designs to stitching and finishing blocks
- A CD containing printable templates for every project
Best of all, there are NO MISTAKES! A special "Opportunities" section at the end of the book shows you how to take an "oops"—like when you might have cut a strip too narrow—and transform it into a creative success. It's really that simple!
Black & White and Pieced All Over is the fun and easy approach to quilting you've been looking for. Put foundation piecing to work for you, and see how great (and stress-free) your quilts can become.
Panel Panache, Annie Gets Quilted, Wandering Walrus, Fractured Flowers, Greet the Day, Gentle Morning, Wise Words, Wise Water, Stripe it Stunning, SewPlay, Inchworm
This foundation pieced wall hanging is quick and easy. It is a great exercise for beginning paper piecers. It was designed out of a need to remember 9/11. It has taken on greater meaning since my husband has been deployed to Iraq. Celebrate your patriotism with this cute and compact wall hanging. It measures 7 ½”x14”.
GODDESS OF LIGHT
This quick and easy pieced quilt can be done in absolutely so many color combinations! It utilizes one color and one zinger contrast. There are four size options on the pattern ranging from queen to crib. The twin and crib sizes have no border. Play with color, value, and contrast and end up with a beautiful quilt in no time!
This big, easy bag is great for totin' all your supplies to class or all of your finished projects to Show-n-Tell! It even holds a 24” mat!! You can pick a color scheme, go completely scrappy or use a panel that you like. You quilt as you go and finish in nothing flat. The straps go all the way to the bottom of the bag for strength. I wish I had designed it while my kids were still small…I could have carried a few of them in it!
DOT, DOT, DASH
This scrappy, raggedy quilt was designed as a tribute to my friend Dorothy (Mama Dot) - she hated being called Dot! You can make this cuddly and fun quilt in two sizes. Smaller is 64”x80”. Bigger is 88”x104”. The piecing and cutting are no stress - raw edge and freehand circles. It doesn't get any easier than that! This quilt is great in summer colors, Christmas colors, the dark and dirties, brights, or anything you can imagine! Pull out your stash and get creative!
These foundation pieced chickadee condos are easy to make in four sizes. The City is 43”x52”, the Town is 30”x45”, the Village is 23”x36” and the Street is 14 ½”x52”. The wonky angles take the stress out of paper piecing. Have fun playing with color and enjoy “clean” bird watching. There will be no bird debris to clean up around these houses!
I call them trees - my Dad sees electric poles…. Whatever you see, these wonky trees are fun to make and spectacular in so many different color schemes! There are three sizes given in the pattern - Little (22”x44”), Big 32”x41”) and Bigger (44”x56”). Practice your value skills to effectively frame and set off these foundation pieced trees.
These foundation pieced trees are fun and simple to make. The pattern includes three sizes for the Banner - Single (32”x25“) , Door (32”x77”), or Cover the Bed (90“x93“). The Single makes a great wall hanging for transitioning through the seasons. You could specialize the Door Banner for the winter holidays - or for the summer holidays! Imagine wrapping yourself in the majesty and tranquility of the Cover the Bed Banner in your favorite color scheme!
COCKTAILS WITH VAL
Val finally accepted the offer from the guy in 3B to go for cocktails. Whatever will she wear? Help her out by foundation piecing one, several, or a whole closet full to choose from. The pattern gives directions for Single (18”x20”), Row (42”x20”) and Closet (34”x40”) size wall hangings. Don't stop with just piecing them - you can embellish and frou-frou them to your heart's content!
These foundation pieced trees are a little more “regular” than my normal fare…hence the name. They are also pink - that didn't hurt either! There are directions for three sizes in this wall hanging pattern. You can make a Solitary (30”x30”), a Stack (30”x66”), or a Stand (48”x66”) of Pepto Pines. Dig out that fabulous print that you have been afraid to cut up. Highlight it with some Pepto Pines and you'll have a show-stopper!
DOOR NUMBER B
"For this I traded Door #1?" This foundation pieced wall hanging measures 20" x 56".
DOOR NUMBER 1
"Shall I keep this or trade it for Door #B? This foundation pieced wall hanging measures 32" x 50".
SHATTERED SAUCERS C
This pattern uses templates to create these wonky quilts inspired by Broken Dishes. The wall hanging measures 40" x 40", while the dresser scarf measures 22" x 35".
CRACKED CAPE COD
Use templates to create the second installment of the Broken Dishes series of quilts. Foursquare (34" square), Moresquare (68" square), or Lotmoresquare (102" square).
FIR LINED SOCK
Sock it to your loved ones with this "quilt as you go" stocking. Fill it up with goodies and you'll really score some points.
Bring spring indoors with this 18" x 34" wall hanging. This fusible posy is a tribute to Karen and the folks at Bali Fabics, Inc.
Keep these foundation pieced cats in line in this easy and fun wall quilt. Play with embellishments to dress up the kitties or let them frolic "au natural".
Size: 63" x 63"
The print fabrics in this quilt are all designed by Pepper Cory. Pepper was kind enough to send me fabrics to play with & I just needed one solid green to complete the assortment. While organizing clothing for a garage sale, I saw the perfect green hanging right in front of me! The too-small silk shirt would bring a whopping $.25 at the sale - no sacrifice is too large a quilt!
Low-Slung I Can Live With
Low-slung tote for fashion conscious Mommas
In order to elevate my status from dork to hip, I have been searching for a way to incorporate low-slung into my life. I have been unsuccessful via garments, so I have looked to accessories to achieve my goal.
My skinny little daughters wear these low-slung pants that barely reach their hips, let alone offer any additional coverage. I have had some difficulty locating stylish garments that will cover my ample figure. Pants that don't insist on a career change (sorry, plumbers!) are very difficult to find. I need coverage and will not sacrifice my dignity for fashion. In response to being "square", I have come up with something low-slung that I can live with - my new tote! Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
29 1/2" x 35" This fun wallhanging uses the wonky shapes of my earlier pine trees, but no foundation piecing. Using raggy edge applique, you can create this trio of trees in no time at all!
Palms On Pooh Corner
Take a trip to paradise with this 38 ½" x 59 ½" wall hanging. Using traditional piecing and fusible appliqué, this quilt whips up in a jiffy. Bring the islands to you anytime you want!
Baby, Oh Baby!
Size: 44 1/2" X 55 1/2"
Wrap your favorite baby in a stimulating and fun quilt!
Sing A Song of Saffron
Size: 31 1/2" X 73"
Create this distinctive and dramatic wall quilt with just a few fabrics and a little bit of time. I designed this wall quilt for my friends at Yellow Bird Art.
Flower Hour C
Size: 36 1/2" X 48 1/2"
Play with simple, yet beautiful Hourglass Blocks to create this dazzling quilt!