My Life, New ideas, New quilt pattern, Quick Little Projects, Quilt Market

New Patterns ready for market!

I’m so excited to have my patterns ready to go to market!  I’m also excited to be able to debut them here on my blog for all you quilters to finally see what I’ve been working so hard on.

So, for the next eight days I will be showing you one a day.  I also have two patterns that I’ve updated samples and instructions for that will be following my new patterns.

Without further ado…

In Season for Birthdays

A quick little project that would be great to make for a friend or family member for their birthday, don’t you think?

I now have a dozen patterns in my “In Season” series.  I love these fabrics, so Susan.  For those of you that don’t know me personally, THESE are “my” colors.  Muddy, muted and of course green, black with a bit of pink or red…

The quilts are all 18″ x 22″ with a bit of fusible applique and a bit of hand stitching with no. 8 perle cotton.  I like to use Sulky’s 12 wt. cotton thread for my applique stitching.  It’s thickness really makes my applique POP!  I always use the buttonhole stitch for these.

Look for this and all of my patterns at your local quilt shop, but if you can’t find them there, check out my website.

Until next time,


Hot Tips, My Life, New Pattern Sample

In Season? No thank goodness!

This week I needed to make another sample to send out for a trunk show.  It’s a sample from my “In Season” series. When I booked the two trunk shows I thought I had two samples already, but as it turned out I started making two samples of each when I got to In Season for Christmas!  Darn!  I also need to go back now and make a second In Season for Fall before I forget I only have one of those again too! 

Maybe tomorrow, they’re quick!

In Season for Winter

No, I’m not at all ready to go back there!

These little quilts are actually fun for me.  A little bit of applique, a little bit of embroidery, a little bit of piecing, a little bit of quilting, a little bit of binding and you have a cute little quilt! You can purchase the pattern on my website if you’re not close to the two shops that are having trunk shows with my patterns and samples.  The first is at Pacific Fabrics & Crafts in Seattle, Washington (I’d like to hand deliver that one) and the other one will be at Byrne Sewing Center in New Britain, Pennsylvania, haven’t been here either.

I showed you a hot tip on how to do the stitching here last winter. 

So far I have 6 patterns in this series. I should have more soon.

I hope you’re getting some sewing time too.

Until next time,


New quilt pattern

New Pattern, In Season for Love

I’ve been showing bits & pieces of my latest pattern sample with previous posts, and now the sample and pattern are complete:

In Season for Love is now available on my website and possibly your local quilt shop too!  When I took the patterns to a local shop, a quilter bought a pattern as soon as she saw it!  She has a wedding coming up and thought it would make a nice wedding gift.  She already had one of my “In Season for Fall” patterns in her possession to buy.

Start to finish, it took me longer to choose the fabrics than to make the whole sample! 

What do you think???

Until next time,