Welcome to Helle-May Designs!

 Traditional Designs Sewn with Unique Inspiration!


Helle-May Cheney

I discovered my passion for quilting just after my first son was born in 1999. Quilting became a way to relax and provided a productive outlet for my creativity.  In September of 2008, both boys started school full time and I began using my new found free time to figure out a way to share my passion and designs with fellow quilters! Follow the journey of each new quilt I design and then take your own journey with the pattern.

During these past 20 years, my quilts have been exhibited across the country with Hoffman Challenge travelling collections, at AQS shows and at Quilts, Inc. shows. I have also been fortunate to have had my quilts published in magazines you may have read: American Quilter Magazine, Quilters Newsletter, Quilt It for Christmas, and Quilter’s Home. Maybe you have already seen my work?!

The quilt in the background is Treasure ChestIt was the first of my quilts to be noticed and start me on my great adventure!


I am working on a long over-due website overhaul.  If you are interested in purchasing any of my digital patterns, please visit me at my Etsy Store!

Helle-May Designs on Etsy

It's Red, White, and Blue Season!

I've had the good fortune to work with Island Batik over the years to design quilts to showcase their beautiful fabrics.  This year was no exception!  The "Americana Collection from Island Batik" is a beautiful collection of red, white and blue batiks that is shipping to stores April 2022. 

This collection inspired my newest pattern, Liberty Crystals!  Liberty Crystals is a pieced quilt and measures 55" x 67".  The pattern is suitable for the Advanced Beginner Quilter and beyond.  Liberty Crystals makes for a great lap quilt and meets the mnimum size requirements for a Quilt of Valor!  Liberty Crystals is available as a printed pattern or PDF from my Etsy Store.

HMD-134 Liberty Crystals Pattern



Liberty Crystals

Print and PDF Pattern
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Liberty Crystals by Helle-May Designs

Liberty Crystals by Helle-May Designs

New Flavors for the Candy Apple Octagon Topper!
Everyone is loving this Octagon Table Topper pattern!  Originally released in February 2020 showcasing the beautiful Spellbound Fabrics from Katia Hoffman's 2020 Fabric Collection, I have created several new "flavor" variations to suit the changing seasons!  There are now 3 patterns:

  • Original Candy Apple includes
    Snow Cone, Assorted Jelly Beans and Anerican Pie variations
  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie includes
    Spiced Pumkin Pie and Christmas Cookie Variations

  • Candy Hearts with appliqued hearts

Patterns are available individually or in sets in my Etsy Store.

Octagon Table Topper Patterns
Candy Apple

Snow Cone

Jelly Beans

American Pie Flavor





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