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Rebecca Makas
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My Wide Open Spaces Quilt in McCall's Quick Quilts April/May 2017
I am so excited to share my most recent published quilt pattern!  It is in the April/May 2017 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts and it's called Wide Open Spaces. This pattern is modeled after those vintage chenille bedspreads, where the pattern was along the o...

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Blithe Fabrics Blog Tour - You don't know what you don't know!
Diamonds quilt with a scrappy binding When Katarina Roccella posted on Instagram that she was looking for entries for a blog tour for her new fabric line, Blithe , with Art Gallery Fabrics , I got right to work designing a pattern.  I adore Art Gallery Fabr...

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NOW what do I do? Plus quilt that's already almost 2 years old
I've seen a million plus style quilts.  I've seen scrappy ones, and modern looking ones.  I've seen them with lots of space between the pluses and no spaces at all.  I bought this pattern in 2014.  Yes, that's right.  2 years ago and then some.  One holiday...

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Do you like scrappy or do you like order?
I have a dilemma.  I've had these 128 HSTs that were saved as the cut aways from another project.  When I made the quilt, I (and this NEVER happens) had the presence of mind to save the castaways and sew them together.  It's been a while...they have been si...

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2016 Denyse Schmidt Studio Sale
Denyse Schmidt's Studio sale was last weekend, and I was actually able to make it there!  I have wanted to go for years, and it did not disappoint. It was set up beautifully, and of course, I pretty much wanted to buy everything.  The President of my MQG ha...

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My Guest Tutorial on Sew Mama Sew - Little Boy Blue Baby Quilt! + GIVEAWAY!
Here is my secret sewing project from the last 2 weeks!  I did a guest tutorial for Sew Mama Sew and you can find it here: Little Boy Blue Baby Quilt Tutorial Finished baby quilt is 33/5" x 38.5" I love all of the amazing content and inspiration available o...

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St.Patrick's Day Saddle Pad - Custom Sewn for Schooling Show
I'm finally in that place as a sexist where I feel like I can crank something out if I want to.  This week I did that to make my daughter a St. Patrick's Day themed saddle pad for a schooling show at her barn.  There is a "Costume" class at the end of the s...

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Magic Show by Villa Rosa in Purebred
One of the great parts of QuiltCon 2016 were the vendors.  I bought a lot of great stuff, but I didn't go too crazy, it all fit into my suitcase (which weighed 49 pounds at check-in YEAH!). I bought this adorable kit at Villa Rosa's booth.  It is for their ...

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QuiltCon 2016 Classes and Demos - Alison Glass Appliqué & Heather Jones Improv Pineapple
One of the things that I loved about QuiltCon were the fantastic lectures and demos.  There were demos going on at the back of the show all day, and I saw one with Alison Glass, where she talked about appliqué and reverse appliqué techniques.  Appliqué is o...
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