Welcome Quilting Friends, I am so glad you stopped by today !!

Live, Laugh, Love, Quilt from Quiltville.com
Source: Quiltville.com

Are you a bit of a “quilting rebel”? You love quilts and follow the directions and/or color suggestions that are currently popular. But in your head, you have all kinds of wonderful quilting ideas that really don’t “fit in the box” for quilts that your other quilting buddies are making.

This is the place to spend time then, because I tend to be a bit of a “quilting rebel” too.

Spool of thread with needle
Source: Google Clipart

Are you?

Beginner to expert quilter

Use simple patterns that can be adjusted for personal use and likes

Want to have fun, be encouraged and inspired

Think “outside the box” when it comes to patterns and finished quilts

Maybe a bit of a quilting “rebel”

Tend to start with traditional patterns as jumping off point for quilts

Want quilts to be personal and give happiness to yourself and others

Like quilt shows for ideas and networking with other quilters

Use fabrics that you like instead of fabric that pattern may call for

Welcome Quilters - never measure your progress using someone else's ruler
Source: Pintrest

I want to inspire and encourage you in your quilt journey. This blog is a mix of quilt show, quilt journal, helpful tips, quilt resources, and current projects.


Passionate about quilting – all parts of the project.

This year have been quilting 40 years !!

Willing to mix techniques in a single quilt .

Rarely do complicated patterns, but use them for ideas.

Normally start with traditional pattern and add my own twist to it.

Love colors and patterns – I have been told I am “fearless” when it comes to mixing stuff up on my quilts.

Was re-purposing/re-using long before it was popular.

Love to hand quilt, but utilize machine quilting too.

Tend to think “outside the box” for solutions to completing a quilt.

Spool of thread with needle
Source: Google Clipart

Name: Yvonne

Location: central Indiana, USA

To contact me, please use the comment box at the bottom of the pages, or go to Contact Me tab on the home page

These are the two rules I follow for quilting (well ok, three):

Always buy the best supplies and fabric you can afford.

If using a sewing machine, get comfortable with it.

Take time to sew straight seams that are consistent in size all the way through the quilt

Quote: Life is a journey to be experience, not a problem to be solved  - by Winnie the Pooh.

I would love to see your quilts too, so please email me photos, brief descriptions, and permission to post. I really want to start a gallery of readers quilts for fun and to encourage other quilters in their quilting journey.

Thanks for visiting this blog.  Have a great day quilting.  

Clip art - Girl with sewing machine

132 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello! I simply would like to give you a huge thumbs up for your excellent quilt related information you have got here on this blog. Lots of ideas for me to consider. I’ll be returning to your blog for more soon.

  2. I like the helpful info you provide on your articles. You make quilting seem so easy.

    I get really discouraged with so many quilt websites and blogs because either the fabric is unavailable to me, or the directions are way above my skill level. You make it easy.

    I will bookmark your blog and look again here regularly. I am trying to read each post – there is good stuff in each one.

    Have a great day.

    1. I am so glad you are finding useful tips and info on this blog.

      My goal is to encourage other quilters. Quilting does not have to be complicated to have beautiful quilts.

  3. Saved as a favorite, I like your site! So much great quilting stuff here.

    I am slowly reading through all your posts. I actually am picking fabrics to do a couple of the quilts you’ve posted about !!

    1. I am so glad you are finding reading the blog and finding useful ideas here. I really do try to make quilting as easy as possible.

      Happy quilting.

  4. Hello,

    I enjoy reading through your posts. I used to quilt but stopped years ago. Got discouraged I guess – too much personal stuff going on, and quilting just quit being important to me.

    I want to thank you so much for encouraging me to start again. I have gotten my machine tuned up, purchased basic supplies, and am using an idea from your blog to make a simple quilt.

    Thank you again so much.

    1. Oh, what wonderful news that you have started quilting again ! You can do this.

      Please send me pics of your project – I love to see what other quilters are doing too.

      Happy, happy quilting.

  5. I simply couldn’t depart from reading your website prior to saying how much I enjoy this blog. I keep coming back and reading other posts. What a fantastic quilt blog!!! Thank you for taking the time to be encouraging, and just sharing your quilt passion.

  6. I found this blog months ago and it is my “go to” place for ideas and instructions. I get your posts each week and find your whole attitude and energy level for quilting amazing. You are so fast!! I can’t even imagine what kind of great time manager you are to get some much quilting done.
    I am struggling to get one quilt a year done.

    I know from other comments that you do your own photography too – what talent !!

    Anyway, I personally rate this blog a 10 – keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you for letting me know that I am encouraging you in your quilting journey. You have no idea how much that pushes me to keep quilting and sharing my ideas and tips.

      Happy Quilting.

  7. What a great quilting blog !!! I am going to recommend this blog to my quilting buddies. Thanks so much for taking the time to make a quality blog for quilters.

  8. Great great blog!!! I love your attitude toward quilts and quilting – fun and original. Keep this up. I can’t wait to see more of your posts on what your next quilt project is…

  9. Keep up the great spirit of this blog. I have never seen a quilt blog before that it so obvious that the writer truly enjoys the entire quilting process and is so willing to share her experience. I love this blog and recommend to other quilters.

    1. You have no idea how much your kind words encourage me as I quilt and blog about the process. Thank you.

      Happy quilting.

  10. Appreciate the persistence you put into your quilting blog and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your feeds to my Google account.

  11. Hi I am so thrilled I found your web site. Many
    thanks for a remarkable all around quilting blog (I also love the theme/design). I
    have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read much more. Please do keep up the superb job.

  12. Way cool! Some extremely good points! I appreciate you taking time out from quilting to write these great posts. Do you take your own photos?

  13. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles and photos.

    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I will learn many new quilting tips and ideas right here!

  14. My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different page.
    I like what I see so I am just following you. Looking forward to
    seeing what great quilting stuff you put on here next.

  15. Hello! I just would like to give you a huge thumbs up for the great quilting info
    you have got on this blog. I will be returning to your web site to read more soon.

  16. This is a really attention-grabbing blog. Obviously you are a very skilled quilter.
    I’ve joined your rss feed. I’ve also shared your site in my social networks.

  17. Like!! I really thank you for your content. The quilting articles have truly peaked my interest. I have been wanting to make a quilt for ages, but it always seems so hard to start.

    Your posts make it seem very do-able for a beginner. I will be picking one of your quilts and see if I can make it for myself.

    Thanks again.

    1. So glad to hear I encouraged you to start a quilt for yourself. Believe me, you can do this.

      Happy stitching.

  18. I was extremely pleased to discover this quilting website.
    Wonderful read!! I am working my way through the posts
    and I have you book-marked.

  19. Marvelous, what a blog this is! This quilt blog provides valuable info for those of us who are not experienced quilters. You obviously have been doing this a long time and have much experience in making quilts. You make it look fun and easy.

    1. I am so glad there is info to help you here. Please keep reading. It is easy to subscribe too so you get all the posts as they come out.

      Happy quilting.

  20. Your style is so unique compared to other folks I have read quilting related stuff from. You just make the various projects seem so simple to do. Beautiful photos of beautiful quilts too. Thanks for sharing.
    I will just bookmark this blog and keep coming back.

    1. Quilting is fun, and there are so many simple patterns and designs – I am all about encouraging other quilters.

      Have fun reading, and if you subscribe then you won’t miss any posts.

      Happy quilting.

  21. Hello,

    Glad you are enjoying the content.

    The resource tab of my blog has other quilting blog links that I like to read when I have the opportunity.

    Have a great day.

  22. Thank you for the kind words. It is hard to write fresh and good quality info on quilting, so glad you are finding my posts helpful.

    Have a great day. Happy stitching.

  23. Hello there, I discovered your site by way of Google whilst
    searching for a comparable subject on quilting. Your web site came up, it looks
    good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.


  24. This is the perfect web site for anyone
    who really wants to understand quilting.
    You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has been discussed for many years.
    Great stuff, just great!

  25. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbled upon it and I am going to come back again since I bookmarked it.
    Lots of helpful info here for quilters.

    1. Hi Tess,

      Glad you are enjoying the blog. I really do hope my blogging about quilts helps other quilters.

      Have a great day. Happy Stitching.

    1. Glad the info and instructions are helpful – that is certainly my goal.

      Have a great day and come visit often.

  26. Thanks for the marvelous posts! I really enjoy reading them.
    I bookmarked your quilting blog and will be back in the future.
    I want to encourage you to continue the great writing job. Have a nice afternoon!

  27. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was good and really interesting. And I’m not even a quilter !!
    Cheers !!

  28. This is my first time visiting here at this quilt blog and i am really happy to read all this great stuff at a single place. There is just so much here. I used to quilt alot, but i had to stop for a few years. Restarting quilting and just reading your blog makes me happy and ready to get back at the sewing machine. Thanks so much.

    1. Glad you are getting back into quilting. Have a great time.

      I try to put out a post weekly on Monday. Either check back, or subscribe so you get the new posts.

      Happy quilting.

  29. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educational and interesting, and without a doubt, you have done both. You make quilting look more fun than time consuming and frustrating. I am very happy I came across this in my search for a solution to my questions over my quilt project. Thank you.

  30. Wonderful blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or
    go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m
    completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

    1. Hello,

      So glad you like the blog. I love to quilt and hope it shows through in the posts.

      Blogging is a learning journey. I started back in 2009 on blogger just as a way to keep track of my quilts. The blog is still there and there are lots of posts to read. https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/ I moved to WordPress last year – more options and help with blogging.

      Have a great day.

  31. Spot on with this write-up on quilting, I absolutely feel this blog needs far more attention. I’ll be returning to read more!

  32. After looking into a number of the articles on your blog, I truly like this place. I book marked it to my reading list and will be checking back in the near future.

  33. This was an extremely nice post and blog. Thank you for taking the time and effort to generate a good post on quilting. Great photos and info.

    Thanks for keeping it simple for a beginner.

    1. So glad the blog is helpful. My goal is to encourage quilters. Please visit often.

      Have a great day.

  34. I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your posts to be precisely what I’m looking for. You make quilting seem so easy. After reading so much on here, I think that I can actually make a quilt.

    Again, awesome web site!

  35. Right here is the perfect blog for anybody who really wants to find
    out about the quilt topic. You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that has been discussed for
    ages. Excellent posts!

  36. This is a really interesting blog. I am looking at the photos and writing – you are super skilled. All the years of experience have really paid off. Thank you for the encouragement – you make me feel like I can complete my quilt project. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful posts. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

    1. Hello, Yes you really can complete your quilt project. Hopefully after that one you will want to do more quilts. Have a great day.

  37. I seriously appreciate your quilt information. These great articles have really peaked my interest. I have wanted to make a quilt for a long time, but it seemed like something really hard to complete. Your blog instead makes the quilt process look very do-able. Thank you.

    I will take a note of your website and keep checking for new details. I subscribed to your feed too.

    1. Quilting is very much a do-able process. Have a wonderful time on your first quilt. Please send me a photo when you are done with it.

  38. Hi there from the far north! I simply would like to give you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you have right here
    on this entire blog. Your whole approach to quilting is great – I actually think I can make a quilt for myself after reading several of your posts. I’ll be coming back to your blog and also subscribing.

    1. Quilts are just cozy and warm. And you being in the north having a nice quilt to wrap up in is a good way to spend a cold evening.

      Happy quilting.

  39. Hi! I’ve been following your quiltiing weblog for a while
    now and finally wanted to give you a shout out from
    Lubbock TX! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you. Have a wonderful time reading the various posts. Hope you find encouragement and inspiration here.

      Have a great day and happy stitiching.

  40. You’re so cool! I don’t believe I’ve read a single thing like that before.
    What a wonderful and original way to approach quilting.

    Really.. thank you. This quilt blog is something that is
    needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

    1. I don’t think of myself as doing original quilting, but that is a really nice comment. I just have fun with my quilting. Have a great day.

  41. After going over a handful of the blog posts on this quilting blog, I truly like your way of blogging.
    I book marked it to my website list and will be checking back soon.

  42. Hey there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of
    volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You
    have done a marvellous job!

    1. Quilts are such a great way to help out in any community. They say “I really care about you” in a way words do not. I am glad you found helpful tips and information on my blog for your community project.


  43. Helpful info – wow, so much helpful stuff here on quilting, and other ideas that go with quilts and quilting. I bookmarked it.

  44. Hi there,

    Found your blog through Google, and it’s truly informative. So much good quilting info here and the photos are terrific. Your passion for quilting really shows through.

    There are so many posts here and I intend to read everyone of them.


    1. Hello Bo,

      So glad you found the blog and that you are enjoying reading the various posts. Please visit often or subscribe.

      Have a great day.

  45. Hello everyone, it’s my first visit at this website, and I am really impressed. Lots of helpful tips and ideas here for this not experienced quilter. There is alot here that will help me personally with quilting. Keep up posting such articles.

    1. Hi,

      I am glad you are finding helpful info here for your quilting journey. Come back and visit often or subscribe.

      Have a great day.

  46. Hi there, it’s pleasant for me to visit this site, it consists of valuable Information for me to learn quilting.

  47. First of all I would like to say fantastic blog! It is clearly written and shares your passion for quilting and sharing your knowledge with others. Bet you mentor great in person.

    1. Hello Blair,

      Thank you for the kind comments. I tend to teach or mentor one-on-one or very small groups. I feel like the students get shorted if there are very many people waiting on the “instructor” especially when I deal with so many beginner quilters who are not real confident in their quilting or sewing skills yet.

      Happy Stitching.

  48. Hello,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your love of quilting. Thanks for showing that simple to make quilts can be really pretty.

    I have been looking through your posts and seen several I think that I can make just following your simple directions. Very much still learning about quilting.


  49. What a fun blog !!!!!

    How nice to see a blog that shows off pretty quilts made with simple patterns that any quilter can do !!

    Love it – keep showing off what you are doing. I have all kinds of new ideas thanks to the great stuff on here.

    Just subscribed.

  50. I am truly pleased to read these posts – there is lots of helpful information. Thank you so much for sharing your skills and encouragement.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *