Baby Rox Grow Quilt

Baby Rox Grow Quilt

The amazing fabric designer Carol Van Zandt made this baby quilt using her Pop Rox collection. Fabric kits are available on her etsy site for just $49.95.

kit includes:

fabric for quilt top and binding

100% cotton measuring tape (see right edge of quilt)

quilt pattern instructions written by ME.



Modern pillow pattern

Quick modern pillow – pattern available


This fab pillow is made using 5 fat quarters of Terra Australis 2 fabric from Ella Blue (due in stores in September). Of course you can use any fabric you like. But seriously, don’t you this fabric is amazing?

The pillow pattern available. It’s a great project for a beginning quilter or home sewist. The cutting and piecing is very basic. It’s a slip-cover, so no zippers or buttonholes required!

The pillow top is quilted in straight lines – easy peasy!

I’m setting up my Etsy store, so for now, just shoot me an email if you want a hard copy or downloadable PDF.

For those of you in the Bay Area, I’ll be teaching this class at Intrepid Thread in Milpitas, CA , October 3rd.

If you haven’t discovered Intrepid Thread yet, I promise that you will LOVE it! Julie carries modern quilt fabrics at great prices. All of the inventory is online, so you don’t need to be in the Bay Area to indulge yourself.

Don’t you love projects that give you instant gratification?

Midnight in the City quilt

Midnight in the City quilt

My skyline quilt “Midnight in the City” was displayed at Stitch Modern in Piedmont, CA. It all started with my Skyline quilt block and a great group of friends on the Flickr bee, Simply Solids. Click on the photo to go to the free tutorial for the basic block I used to make this quilt.

Test block for Esther

Test block for Esther

I made this block as a test block for Esther of ipatchandquilt. She’s in the Netherlands and designs some amazing paper pieced quilt blocks. She was looking for someone to proof this pattern.

Like a fool, I thought I could make it a little better by dividing the sections further and alternating sections with light and dark fabrics. Esther correctly predicted that matching all 16 points in the center of the block would be problematic and Yes It Was!

Still, I loved the way it turned out. Just a little messy in the center, but we here at SewMessy don’t really care about that! 🙂

Low volume block for simply solids bee

Low volume block for simply solids bee

I made this block for April in the Simply Solids flikr bee. It’s improvisationally pieced, which sound like fun. When I started piecing it, I wanted to control the final design, which quickly became frustrating. Once I let go of my control freak tendencies, it was really fun. Thanks to A Quilting Jewel for picking this block!