Sew to Speak Mar/Apr 09

Steppin’ Out

Back in 2001, I purchased shoe fabric knowing that one day I would make Steppin’ Out , March/April ‘01 (No. 78). I changed the dimensions of the quilt to fit the wall I wanted to hang it on. I really prefer to wear flat shoes, but making this quilt gave me the opportunity to own high heels without actually having to wear them!

Paula Foerder • Williamsville, New York


Quiltmaker’s Puzzle

I promised our grandchildren that I would make each of them a quilt for their wedding. Quiltmaker’s Puzzle, May/June ‘02 (No. 85), was made for my grandson Matt and his bride, Jolene. With so many pieces and a different arrangement in each block, it became a real challenge (I expanded the pattern to make it king size). I needed some assistance and encouragement, and gathered my sisters one weekend to help me. I was very pleased with the finished quilt and the bride and groom were thrilled. The quilt also earned a blue ribbon at the Fayette County Fair!

Pat Baumler • Wadena, Iowa


Turtle Twirl

After a coworker announced that she was expecting a baby girl, I started looking for a pattern for her surprise crib quilt. I instantly fell in love with Turtle Twirl, Sept/Oct ‘08 (No. 123). By replacing the turtle with a dragonfly and using a dragonfly batik in lavender, I was able to pull together all the elements to create the perfect baby quilt for her decorating theme.


Michele Turner • Cullman, Alabama

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