I talk about my choices for my quilting related logo and website design,describing what my logo means to me and the people who helped me get there.
A couple of weeks before Market, my friend Victoria asked me if I could quilt something for a special exhibit featuring her Double Wedding Ring quilts. She needed some help, and I was glad I could step in. Victoria had originally envisioned this quilt as a marriage between traditional and modern, blending the two together, and […]
This is a quilt I finished almost two months ago! it was pretty big, and she hoped for a custom look without paying full custom prices, as well as one large feather over the borders. Once I found a path for a single start and stop, I was able to work back and forth, making […]
Back when I first started longarming, I had expected and planned to do certain kinds of quilting: I’d quilt for others, probably pantographs, and save the custom work for my own quilts. What actually has happened is that I have ended up doing custom for nearly everyone, with only 2 pantographs requested in the last 3 years! In […]
Well, I may not be at Quilt Market, but I am happy to have something hanging there! I recently finished a quilt pattern for RJR Fabrics called “Fair Day”, made with the line “Pie Making Day” by Brenda Ratliffe of Pink Castle Fabrics. The sashing is all 1 1/2″ finished HSTs, and the pattern will […]
I just got the email that the pack for my English paper piecing pattern “Strawberry Moon” is available at paperpieces.com! This was the quilt in the Spring 2015 issue of Modern Quilt Unlimited. And what is even better, the whole pack for the complete top is only $22.00! Thanks Jess and company!
I just got back from MQX in NH, I just finished up another quilt for Modern Quilts Unlimited for the Summer issue, and I have been writing and prep a quilt for kitting up before Spring Market. Phew! In a much needed break today, I walked out to the mailbox and to my great delight, I got […]
If there’s a 12 step program for quilting, I would have to introduce myself by saying, “My name is Mandy Leins, and I have been buying fabric for 15 years.” The truth is, though, I haven’t bought (very much) fabric for the last couple because I have so much that I don’t even have places […]
As my mom would say: “Oh honey, it was so sad.” I was on my way to teach a quilting class at my LQS last week, and had a big plastic bin of things to share with me. It’s been a long, gross winter, and that day it was raining and foggy. All the parking […]
Hey, y’all! Over on the BERNINA We All Sew blog I’ve written up a free pattern for my quilt “Star Crossed”! It uses 2 1/2″ strips, and while it has a complex pattern, it’s only one block to put together. I also wrote a bit about choosing color schemes, AND there’s a giveaway for my […]