Blackbird Pie

Check out my new pattern called Blackbird Pie  – I’ve been teaching it for a while as a mystery and now it’s time to put it out as a pattern! I’ve used it in the Beach Baby quilt you can see at


Need some suggestions? Visit for some block ideas using 2 1/2″ strips. You might also enjoy my latest article on Catching the Creative Muse.


On a personal note: our family will be walking in the GREAT STRIDES walk at the Grafton Lakes State Park walk on May 30th @ 9:00 am. If you would like to help “Team La La” (My granddaughter Ella’s nickname) raise funds, visit to pledge. (Donations do not show up immediately.) Help make CF stand for Cure Found!

Last but not least, I found a video that applies to everyone who can remember the 60’s: