Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tennessee Waltz is my new Favorite Pattern


I love this pattern!  I saw it in a magazine a few months ago, and thought, "I need to make one of those."  As is my usual way, I got distracted with other projects and things that needed to get done.  Now in the past month, I have had two customers bring me these beautiful quilts to quilt for them.  They have me chomping at the bit to make one of my own!  I love this particular use of a light, multi-colored batik as the background.  This simple two block quilt is just a snowball block alternating with a 54 40 or Fight block.  The easiest way to make it, I assume would be to use Eleanor Burns' Tennessee Waltz book.  Eleanor's books are like "Quilting for Dummies" and I love them.  Of all the seemingly thousands of designers out there, I feel like Eleanor makes the best patterns.  They are so easy to follow, and have the quickest possible methods.  This is definitely on my "to do" list!