I love this time of year when the

summer-time sun shines in my sewing studio window at 6a.m.!Suzn+Quilts+Sewing+in+the+Sunshine

This along with the new light (w/ 8 bagillion lumen) David installed for me last year

Suzn+Quilts+lightmakes to so easy to get up even in the dark & start my day.

Clare complained that it was “like Walmart in here” when he first put it up!

I said “I know! Isn’t it great?  I can see!!!”




as I cut & stitch on a new Tiny Dresden pattern sample this morning, I can see!

What are you up to?

Whatever it is,

just keep sewing!


When I started my happy 4th of July-2015 post

I didn’t know I was going to be showing you all of my patriotic patterns.

When I saw the cute little Betsy Ross seamstress on the post card it reminded me of my patriotic patterns.

So, one by one I thought of each pattern & added it to the post.

It was fun remembering them all.

I had no idea I had so many.

After I published the post I remembered I had even more!


“Freedom Basket” was my very first published pattern.

I still love that cute patriotic children’s print.

I feel bad forgetting my very first pattern!


“Stars & Stripes” is one of my quick & easy

Quilt-as-you-go, lap quilt patterns.

They say the memory is the first thing to go…

and I don’t remember what’s after that.

I hope you get to see lots of fireworks tonight.

If not, perhaps you can sew some of your own.

Just keep sewing.


4thofJulyWhether it’s a patriotic project or not,

today & always I hope you get to sew!

I just happen to have a few patriotic designs to whet your appetite.


 In Season for Patriotism #176 for web

A Pretty Plate #180 for web




America# 142+web


& last, but not least,


Let freedom (& your sewing machine) ring!

Just keep sewing…



IMG_2724[1]Chloe & I flew to Quilt Market in Minneapolis to show my new designs.

We had a booth full of Tiny Dresdens, Mini Dresdens & some pretty cute Frosties!

Our special market friends were there too.

IMG_2744[1]Robin- Nestling by Robin had an adorable new Shoe quilt BOM

& an assortment of beautiful baby quilts!

IMG_2747[1]Celine-Perkins Dry Goods had new eye catching geometric quilts in all sizes,

even an adorable baby quilt!

 IMG_2745[1]Susan-The Quilt Branch with helper Karen had a cute new tote pattern

along with more of her signature 6 halves quilts & place mats.

It was great to see so many of our quilt shop customers again that we only see at quilt market

& it was fun to meet so many new ones too!


If your local shop isn’t already carrying Suzn Quilts’ Patterns, please send them our way:


Just keep sewing!


So, new pattern #4…

Remember me showing you bits of these in a tutorial a couple months back?




Surprise, no Dresdens!!!


Instead, more of my Quilt-as-you-go technique!

Much cuter with faces, buttons & scarves don’t you think?

The pattern includes instructions for 4 quilts;

2 for your wall or door,

plus two for your tables.

These are quick & easy enough you’ll certainly make more than one!

Warm & Natural Cotton Batting & walking foot a must.

The pattern is now on my website if it’s not in your favorite quilt shop.

Pull together some cute fabrics, a bit of fusible web & start sewing.

Just keep sewing,


Another new pattern incorporating my Tiny Dresden & Mini Dresden plates,

surprised aren’t you?

This quilt also incorporates my unique Quilt-as-you-go technique.

Meet Dresden Trellis.


I never get tired of designing & making these lap quilts.

Know why???

They’re quick & easy of course!

I’ve added applique to the borders,

applique that uses my Tiny  Dresden & Mini Dresden petals…

in a nontraditional way!

There is a full-size applique sheet to align the stems perfectly!

Like Garden Romance,

the stems are made easily with Clover’s fusible bias tape maker.

It was also made with


Moda’s Mill Book 1892.

Any questions?

Pattern is now on my website if you can’t find it at your favorite quilt shop.

One more new pattern to show you.

Just keep sewing,


I have another new pattern to share with you today.

Remember when I showed you my progress several months ago?



Suzn+Quilts+Betsy+w+Mini+petals Suzn+Quilts+Drying+Dresden+Petals


Well, this is what I was working on, Summer Blooms.


Summer Blooms continues the theme of incorporating my

Tiny Dresden & Mini Dresden plates in nontraditional ways.

I fractured the mini Dresden plates &

inserted a square in the center of them.

Fun, huh?

I think so.

All piecing, all the time!

I forgot to mention in my last post & it stands true for this quilt as well,

100% sewn by machine.

The only hand work I did on this & on Garden Romance is stitching the binding down.

I use a tiny blind hem stitch to applique the Dresden plates.

This quilt was also made using the new


Mill Book 1892 by Moda.

Summer Blooms can now be found on my website if your favorite shop isn’t carrying it yet.

Just keep sewing,



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