Storts Market

by Lesley Storts

»Published! in Modern Patchwork Gifts«



I am excited to share that I have 2 projects in the current issue of Modern Patchwork Gifts. This publication is the inaugural issue for a Holiday Gifts publication from Modern Patchwork. I have a quilt, Urban Twinkle, and Lucy and I wrote instructions for making Saltcellar Pincushions!

saltcellar pincushion article 1

The secret is out with instructions and tips for making your own – if you get your own copy of Modern Patchwork Gifts!

MP gifts cover

You can buy copies at various locations. In central Ohio it is available at Sew to Speak, Barnes and Noble, or JoAnn Fabric. I you are interested in a digital copy, click HERE for information.


This has been such a rewarding process! I started with these beautiful Kona solids in blues and one yellow back in March. I have learned a lot and plan to keep learning, designing, and making.

The current issue is loaded with beautiful quilts and fun projects. Also included in this edition are recipes from the contributors. I have 2 of my family favorites – chocolate pie and cranberry cream.

Happy Quilting ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎

urban twinkle article 3




Author: Lesley Storts

I’ve always been a doodler and loved art from an early age. I picked up my first fabric, a pink and white checked gingham, at 9 years old and cross-stitched my name. In 1996, my mom started quilting and her inspiration motivated me to make my first quilt in 1998. I found a pattern in a book from the library, changed the colors to make a Christmas quilt and pieced it together. I even quilted and bound it! I enjoy working with all kinds of fabric mediums and threads. I enjoy sewing with my machine and doing handwork. I get inspiration from my life including people, scenery, patterns and objects around me. Follow me here and on Instagram @lesleystorts.

2 thoughts on “»Published! in Modern Patchwork Gifts«

  1. I love how the yellow stars “pop” in this design, and how the elongated points carry the eye across the quilt. Congratulations on being published!


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