Oriental Stained Glass was inspired by a stained-glass window which I saw while travelling with my sister in Europe. This is our most popular pattern, and we have also put out covers of the same quilt called Batik Stained Glass and Aboriginal Stained Glass.
Crooked Tracks is one of our newest patterns and one which took a while to get exactly right. This quilt was inspired by the way a river flows around rocks, and the movement of the water.
The design for Crystal Flowers comes from several inspirations, including flowers and the light catcher crystals which you hang in the window.
Hanging Lanterns was inspired by a picture I saw of paper lanterns in bright colors hanging in a shop.
I was playing with the Storm at Sea pattern and discovered that you can make hearts within the pattern, which gave me the inspiration for this pattern.
This pattern was inspired by a small stained glass window that I saw in a small chapel in Scotland. The window only had five squares which were interconnected, but I have enlarged it to make a variety of quilt sizes.
I saw a quilt in a show, which was made up of squares and half-square triangles, which formed a large zigzag design, and I thought, what if the zigzags didn't all go the same direction and instead were wrapped around each other? This was the inspiration for this quilt pattern.
I designed this quilt for my sister Michelle after she requested a quilt with stars inside of stars.
This was the first pattern I designed for Batik Textiles, and it was designed using the On the Ranch Collection by Batik Textiles. This quilt is one of a few that I have designed which use traditional quilt blocks on a larger scale, with additional quilt blocks inside of them to create the effects of the pattern.
This was one of my first patterns, and was designed while I was still using only graph paper and a pencil. I was playing with ways to put together simple blocks and create interesting patterns.
This idea for this quilt was inspired by my dad, who thought it would be interesting to have a quilt that was one border after another after another. I started with the center blocks and worked my way out, playing with different borders until I got a border that fit and looked good with the quilt.
The idea for this quilt came to me when I had a stack of flannel fat quarters and I wanted a simple quilt that used all of the fat quarters in the collection.
The pattern for this quilt was developed while trying to get another pattern idea to work, and I ended up liking this accidental pattern much better than the original one I had been working on!
I developed this pattern to be a block of the month, and it features smaller blocks inside of the traditional Rocky Mountain Chain block which makes up the quilt.
When my sister and I were living in Maine, someone used duct tape to decorate a fence near where we lived and that design was the inspiration for this quilt pattern.
Our family has lived in both New Mexico and Arizona, and the southwest designs that exist in that part of the world got me playing with ideas which ended up becoming this quilt pattern.
This pattern was developed at the same time as More Split Squares, and both patterns came from the same idea, putting simple blocks together in different ways to make intriguing patterns.
I loved designing Interlocking Squares, and wanted to design more quilts that had a similar feel to them, which is how I came up with the idea for this pattern.
This was the first quilt I ever designed, and the quilt that started this entire business! I wanted a quilt which would fit the extra long twin beds in the dorm rooms at school and I wanted something bright and cheerful, so I drew this pattern out and put it together.
This pattern was designed using the Moose Junction and Puffin Ridge Collections from Batik Textiles. I love star blocks, and I also really like symmetry in a quilt, and I drew the idea for this quilt while I should have been taking notes on a lecture I was attending.
I really like Irish Chain quilts, but thought that they would be even better if you used the traditional pattern and incorporated blocks inside of the blank squares. This idea led to the inspiration for this patriotic quilt pattern.
When I was living in Colorado, I visited a quilt store which was closing and bought about 14 different strip packs because they were on sale and really pretty. Then I thought I should probably design a quilt using a strip pack since I had so many, and that brought this quilt pattern to life.
I love a good flannel quilt, and wanted a pattern that would be easy and quick to make up in flannels, using the 5" charm squares that a friend had given me. I found coordinating fabric and came up with the idea for this pattern.
This pattern was designed using the Xxxs and Ooos Collection from Batik Textiles. I like playing with quilts that are not put together in traditional blocks, and this quilt is put together in vertical rows.
This pattern was designed for the Safari Collection from Batik Textiles, and is made with rectangular blocks. The inspiration for the block came from a stained glass piece in a window of a shop in Edinburgh Scotland.
This pattern was designed for Villa Rosa Designs, using a cute charm pack featuring bees. I liked the interplay of the simple blocks turned in different directions.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, features 5" charms squares in a cascading pattern, flowing down the quilt.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, was inspired by the cobblestone streets in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This is the first pattern I designed for Villa Rosa Designs, and is named after and inspired by a Scottish Country Dance with the same name.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, was developed after I purchased a fat quarter pack with pigs, chickens and sheep. The super cute fabric needed to go together in a fun pattern, and this is what I came up with.
I like rail fence blocks and the different things you can do with this pattern. Experimenting with this pattern and black blocks led to the development of this pattern for Villa Rosa Designs.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, was based on some tile work I had seen in the entryway of an old house in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This was my second pattern for Villa Rosa Designs, and it was inspired by my dad, who thought it would be interesting to have a quilt made up of plus signs. That idea led to the development of this pattern.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, is based off of the traditional rail fence pattern, using a strip pack and background fabric.
I developed this pattern for Villa Rosa Designs, after considering how a strip pack might be used for a quick, striking quilt pattern.
This pattern, designed for Villa Rosa Designs, came about after I was playing with large half-square triangles, and seeing what designs I could make with them.
I wanted to have a table runner with a lot of hearts on it, but without a right side up or upside down, so that it would look good from both directions, and playing with that idea gave me the inspiration for this pattern.
My sister has a collection of teapots, and I thought that she might like to have a table runner with different types of teapots on it. That idea was the inspiration for this pattern.
I wanted a table runner which could work for Christmas, and thought about the idea of trees. Like with the Hearts Table Runner, I wanted trees that went both directions so that there was not an up or a down.
This table runner was inspired by winter, which reminded me of cutting out paper snowflakes as a child to decorate the windows. Those same snowflakes decorate this table runner.
I enjoy purse and tote patterns and wanted to develop some of my own, using strip packs. This led to the idea for this pattern.
After designing the Strip Pack Purse, I thought it would be nice to have a similar bag, but with a cover that made it more travel friendly. This led to the idea for this pattern.
Many of the tote patterns I had seen and made were very complicated, and I thought it would be nice to have a pattern for a simple tote which went together quickly and easily, so I developed this pattern.