Category Archives: Books & Patterns

Free Star Quilt Pattern

Star Blocks never go out of style. They make wonderful quilts. Here is the paper-pieced star block I made the other day…Star Block for Challenge 001 and here is the free pattern if you want to make one. Hopefully you can click on the image below and print it out, or email it to yourself and then print it out.

Star Block Pattern

Towerhouse Quilts Star Block Pattern





And if you are inspired by stars, check out this book. It might just need to be added to your quilting library! (Click on link below photo to take you to

star quilt book
Star Quilts: 35 Blocks, 5 Projects – Easy No-Math Drafting Technique

Happy quilting!

Longarm Quilting Designs

This longarm quilting design was inspired by one I saw from Laura Lee Fritz. Her book, Mindful Meandering has many freeform and casual designs for overall (edge to edge) quilting. I love her breezy style. Even though her book is geared towards longarm quilters, her designs can be adapted for home machines.

This t-shirt quilt needed just a touch of something wonderful and I think this design does the trick. Carol V. made this beautiful t-shirt quilt. T-shirt quilts are very fun to make (I have several) and no matter how you put them together, they work. I do love Carol’s tilted approach!

And if you are interested in this book, click on the link below which will take you to to purchase it.

laura lee fritz book

Mindful Meandering: 132 Original Continuous-Line Quilting Designs

Happy quilting!

Garden Gradation Quilt Kit

Garden Gradation Quilt by Lisa Bee-Wilson in McCall's Quilting Magazine

The folks at McCall’s Magazine are still selling the kit for my Garden Gradation pattern in their Quilt & Sew Shop! And it’s on sale right now.

So if you’ve wanted to make this quilt, but haven’t yet gotten around to it, now is a good time. And the kit even includes the pattern. No running around town to purchase fabrics….just “click, click, click” and it will be on it’s way to you (at least I think they are pretty fast at this shipping thing.)

Perhaps this is the summer project you were looking for?

Happy quilting!