Thursday, August 30, 2012

Zig Zag Cheater Quilt

For Spoonflower's Zig Zag Cheater Quilt Contest I decided to enter the Ladybug Cheater Quilt.  This piece is part of the Ladybug Collection.  Currently I have five pieces available for sale from that collection.  The fabrics that you can purchase now are  Daisies & Ladybugs, Colorful Ladybugs On Vine, Pink Daisies & Ladybugs , Red Ladybugs On Vine and Red Ladybugs On Vine Green Background.  If you are interested in any of the other fabrics please contact me and I can make it available for purchase as soon as possible.

This cheater quilt was my first ever to put together.  A cheater quilt is designed to look like patchwork or applique so that you do not have to do the piecework and just quilt and bind the fabric to make a finished quilt.  They are a lot of fun to design.  It's kind of like putting a puzzle together using fun colors and different designs.  The ladybugs were inspired by my dear friend who asked me to design ladybugs for her sweet daughter's first birthday.  End result was 16 different fabrics and 2 cheater quilts to choose from.  I love being asked to design something special for people that they have in mind.  If I have time what I tend to do is to make a variety of different fabrics of the same theme so that the client has many to choose from.  I'm also always willing to adjust sizing of the design and colors to better suit the needs of the client.  So if you have an idea for a design and would like to have it on fabric and would like me to design it please by all means contact me.  It provides great inspiration for me and I always love the challenge of a new project.  Plus I'm always honored by the request.

Now at Spoonflower you can also purchase these designs for wallpaper and wall decals!  Perfect for a child's bedroom or play area! 


  1. Hi my name is Tara and Im very interested in the fabric called pink daisies and ladybugs for my daughter's crib set.. if you can email me the information on how to purchase it I would be so happy .......thank you

    1. Hi Tara! How precious that will be as a crib set! I will make Pink Daisies and Ladybugs available asap. It usually takes about a week and then I'll contact you to let you know it's available for purchase. How precious Tara! I would LOVE to see pictures when you are done. Congratulations!

  2. Yaaay...Thank you...I'm so excited cause that pattern is exactly what I want...yes I will send pictures!!!

  3. Tara!! I'm still waiting on the swatches to get here. It takes awhile to get them sometimes. Hopefully they will be here tomorrow (Saturday). I just wanted to make sure you know that I have not forgotten. I'm too excited for this sweet baby girl to be surrounded by ladybugs. I will post pictures of the fabric and let you know when it is available the second it arrives in the mail. Hope all is well with you!

  4. Tara, thank you for being so incredibly patient! I finally received my swatches today from Spoonflower. Pink Daisies & Ladybugs is available for purchase. Here is a link at Spoonflower to help in your decision of what kind of fabric will be best for the crib set. Go to this link:
    Scroll down to...What fabrics can I order? They give good descriptions of each kind of fabric for sale at Spoonflower.

    Now it's really exciting because Spoonflower has turned our designs into wallpaper and wall decals. Something to think about for the walls in the nursery. Please send me pictures! I would be so thrilled to see what you create. You can reach me at if you have any other questions.

    Here is the link that should take you to Pink Daisies & Ladybugs:
    I believe you have to log in with a facebook account or set up a buyer account at Spoonflower and it's free to do that. If you are having any problems just let me know and I'll be happy to help. Make sure that you click the type of material you want when you are ordering and also if you need me to reduce the size of the print let me know and I'll be happy to do that for you as well.

    Thanks Tara!

  5. Thank you I'm going to check it all out right now