Thick & Thin Log Cabin
A Basket of Blooms on the Courthouse Steps


someone told you that you could make quilt blocks such as the Pineapple, Log Cabin, Off-center Log Cabin, Sunburst Star, and Geese in the Cabin (to name a few) with just squares and strips of fabric or scraps, would you believe them? What if they also told you that the blocks use no foundations, no templates, no triangles and have no Y-seams but turn out perfectly square and all the same size, even in miniature?

I have developed a method that I call “Perfect Strips”. It allows you to use precisely cut squares and “quick-cut” strips or scraps right from the scrap basket to make many wonderful quilt blocks and requires just two simple and inexpensive rulers. The method actually helps you sew a perfect ¼” seam and has other unintended consequences that help ensure successful blocks and beautiful quilts every time.

It has taken a number of years to perfect this method and to adapt it to a number of quilt blocks. Go to the gallery to look at some samples of the different blocks and quilts that have been done by me and some of my students. I offer many classes and workshops in this technique so please check out that link for descriptions. Most classes can be adapted to any teaching situation, so please contact me for dates and fees.

I have two patterns that are now available for purchase through the website.  Basket of Blooms on the Courthouse Steps uses Courthouse Steps Log Cabin blocks as a background for a very large basket with flowers.  The blocks are made using a traditional Log Cabin technique.  Flower Pots is an Accuquilt GO! pattern that turns tumbler blocks into flower pots.  This pattern has a simple and unique way to "float" the pots into the border.  If you don't have a GO! cutter, patterns are included for all  pieces so that the quilt can be cut using a rotary cutter.

Please contact me for wholesale information.

One more thing, I get a lot of inquiries about the beautiful quilting on my quilts.  I'm not a quilter, but I've been so fortunate to have found someone who is an artist and does all my custom quilting.  Claudia Chapman of Aroundabout Quilts, Upperco, MD. is the one responsible for helping me finish my tops.  If you'd like to contact her, go to

What's new:

Summer is here, my garden is growing and so are the weeds.  I just wish there were more hours in the day!  Right now preparing for Quilt Odyssey is first on my list.  The patterns for the classes will be here today from the printer and I'm busy gathering samples.  Can't believe it's only a few weeks away. 

Some really exciting news, my Accuquilt GO! patterns will be available for download on the Accuquilt web site shortly. 

I'll be posting some new quilt photos shortly as well as a ton of student photos.  To everyone who has sent me photos, please be patient!  I will get this done, I promise.







Our Gallery

Flower Pots - An Accuquilt GO! original pattern
Geese in the Cabin - a "Perfect Strips" quilt and workshop
A Few of My Favorite Things Log Cabin
Log Cabin Medallion - no triangles, no templates
Primitive Baskets
Red, White, Blue & Green
String Star
Wacky Wedges - Folk Art Baskets
Pineapple Valentine
Folk Art Pineapple
Sunburst Pineapple