I know I’ve been neglectful of this blog the last few months.
Besides having 12 new patterns for spring market,
helping with my son’s wedding this past July,
going on our family’s summer vacation
and then the release of my new book,
I’ve been busy & you must have thought that I had dropped from the face of the earth.
I had not.
In fact I’ve been working A LOT!
I don’t know about you,
but this time of year I pop my head up and wonder where summer went!
I’ve been stitching.
Besides the new sampler that I’m working on with Circulus & Lollies Sweet that I showed you earlier this week,
I recently finished a new Tiny Dresden little quilt.
I used an American Jane charm pack plus a cute black dot print.
I’ve also been writing instructions for these feathered star blocks.
I designed them just the right size to have a Tiny Dresden plate appliqued in the center!
So, are you intrigued?
Have you made a feathered star quilt before?
Do you think they’re hard or do-able?
I once thought they were extremely difficult, but no more!
You’ll think so too when you get one of my patterns, not any day soon though.
You’ll have to wait a while longer until I can get my quilt finished (designing & sewing…)
and the rest of the pattern written.
So far I’ve made 4 blocks
and I think that I have all of the step-by-step illustrations just about perfect!
Just as I was finishing those step-by-step illustrations, wondering if I was going a bit overboard, I got the nicest email out of the blue from Dana who had just finished making a quilt from one of my patterns:
Your pattern was very easy to follow . . . it was like you were sitting here telling me what to do next!! I like that!
Have a blessed day . . .
Needless to say, in my opinion, that’s the nicest compliment a designer/author can get.
It’s also the affirmation that I needed just then.
Knowing that I hadn’t wasted the weeks
I had just spent on those illustrations for just part of that pattern was nice.
Unfortunately, I don’t know what direction the quilt is going just yet,
hence the reason I put it on the back burner to work on my sampler quilt.
We’ll all be surprised together, Lol!!!
What have you been stitching?
I hope something fun!
Just Keep Sewing…