magnificent fussy cutting!

We will be headed to Australia mid November, during which time we will attend ‘Quilts in the Barn’, an annual exhibit of quilts, a vendor will be selling new fabrics, kits, etc, another will have antique quilts for sale.

Quilts In The Barn Raffle 2015

Quilts In The Barn Raffle 2015

If you would like a sneak peek at the raffle quilt, made with Jo fabrics, go to this link:

In Linda’s Blog post, she is showing pieces and parts of the raffle quilt, there will be a big reveal later on her Blog ‘Quilts in the Barn’.

I’m honored the gorgeous quilt was made with my fabrics, and in awe of their fussy cutting details to make beautiful quilts!

We are looking forward to another great time with our friends in Australia.

I think one of the reasons I quilt, there is ‘always, always, always’ something to learn.

Happy Stitching, and maybe some fussy cutting will be involved?



‘Isabella’ is now arriving in your favorite or local quilt shop.

We have fat quarter and half yard bundles ready for shipping here if you can’t find it locally.  Has been a busy couple of days at the studio cutting and folding, Sheri was there making it happen.  There are 22 pieces in this group.

beautiful Isabella!

beautiful Isabella!

Gorgeous Fall color way complemented with Pretty in Pink color way!  I’m having fun using pieces in existing projects right now.

Looking forward to see what you are making with it, show your pictures on Instagram or Facebook on our Jo Morton Stitchers Private Group Page.

Happy Stitching!

Isabella FTU (free to use) pattern – here is the real quilt!

Maggi Honeyman machine quilts all the FTU quilts for Jo’s fabric lines.

Our friend Candy Hargrove designs the quilts and makes them.  It also takes a village to get quilts made, please remember this.

Maggi recently posted these two pictures on Facebook after taking the quilt off the frame, next up, sew the binding to the quilt and hand stitch it down, Candy will be doing this after her teaching trip this week.

Sneak Peek at the real quilt, the FTU pattern is on Andover Fabrics website – perhaps this quilt should have been called Pretty in Pink!

Fabric coming soon to your local or favorite quilt shop.  I’ll also have bundles on my website after I receive my order.

Isabella - coming of the frame

Isabella – coming off the frame

Isabella in all her glory - spread out on the floor.

Isabella in all her glory – spread out on the floor.

See how easy it is to want to make yet another quilt!

4 3/4″ hand pieced LeMoyne Stars

This is a new project, I started piecing the blocks in early June, I used Cindy Blackberg’s stamp set ‘Carpenter Stars’.  I probably sewed half of the blocks in the car, the other half watching TV.  I made 52 star blocks and used 49 of them in this quilt.  I was going to make 64 blocks and decided 49 would be enough.

This is the center of the quilt top, will share the finish after it is machine quilted and bound.  I’ve wanted to make a soft colored quilt for some time, this may be it.


4 3/4" hand pieced LeMoyne Stars

4 3/4″ hand pieced LeMoyne Stars

If you notice toward the center in the second from the bottom row, one of the squares of the stripe fabric was sewn in turned the other way.  I did notice it and decided it didn’t hurt anything and left it.  I like quirks in my quilts from time to time, how about you?

There is a song about this . . . ‘Let it Go’!

Please sing along with me!   lol

Happy Stitching!