Sunday, March 25, 2018

Learning from a master!

I was lucky enough to attend a trunk show with 

Jenny Doan the other night!

What a delight she is- truly inspiring, generous with 

her time and knowledgeable!

 I don't own many charm packs and they were all 

given to me by friends...

So I decided it was time to make a baby quilt using 

the Window Pane Disappearing Nine Patch pattern.

More details can be found here

This range of fabric was called Bunny Tales by 

Darlene Zimmerman, long discontinued it seems.

I knew I wanted to make it larger than the 30" it 

finished up at this stage;

Pardon the heads, I was in the third row!

So I added a deeper blue 1" border and a 4" spotted one!

I really loved how it turned out!

I think Mr Tiger is pretty pleased too!

I have a few more ideas for the rest of the charm 

packs I have in stash....

Happy sewing!



  1. Well lucky you, I only live ten hours from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and met Jenny briefly at a quilt show but visited her stores and felt dizzy from overstimulation. I had to check out the tutorial because I was so impressed with how your sashing lined up to see if there was a special trick to doing it because mine never line up. I love your quilt with the DZ fabrics; it's such a great pattern to use the 30's fabrics.

  2. Charm packs are great for those times when you want quick and easy without too having to think to much. So many great ideas for their use. Your small quilt is adorable!

  3. Such a cute quilt! I've heard that Jenny is super nice in person. How lucky you are to have taken a class from her :)

  4. I think we had the same lecture, and I loved every minute of it! I kept taking pictures of how the disappearing blocks worked. I also loved all her stories. Your quilt turned out really cute--way to go!!

  5. Hi Susan, I thought of you while I was retreating this weekend at Missouri Star. Others kept commenting that they were hoping Jenny would stop by and I felt so smart telling them, "Oh, she's in Australia!". You have to come visit if you make it to USA---I only live a little over an hour from all that shopping! Your quilt is cute!

  6. I am so pleased the trunk show was a great evening. How special to meet Jenny, Too. Great to be inspired and to get ideas for fabric you already have. Love the finished result with your quilt top.

  7. That's a perfect baby quilt the borders set it off just right.
    And a trunk show with Jenny Doan, super fun.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. That's two celebrities in two months! Lucky you! Lovely quilt - the "disappearing" blocks are so effective!

  9. I bet you had a lot of fun! I'd love to meet Jenny Doan in real life too ;-) And your baby quilt is fantastic!

  10. I'm happy for you to have a chance to meet Jenny. It seems that designers and teachers who "make it big," eventually visit Australia, and that confirms their popularity. I enjoy seeing who travels over there. Your charm pack project turned out nicely. Looks like a good baby quilt for gift-giving, as I'm guessing that's what you'll do with it. It's always great to see what you're making, and how self-motivated and productive you are without a quilt guild to participate with. Keep making your lovelies!

  11. I'm sure she was fascinating to listen to - she comes across as so full of joy and energy! I love the fabric her top was made from!!!

  12. I wish a lot more quilty speakers would come to NZ,nice to see you were so inspired after seeing her and so productive.

  13. As long as Mr Tiger approves, all is well. I would use this idea for my overflowing charm pack collection, but they are all traditional florals – not very babyish.


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