Sunny Side Up! ~ New Pattern

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Oh sweet heaven ~ this has been a fun design to play with!  Light and Airy–Fresh ~ Easy-Breezey–just like these beautiful Montana summery days! The Sunny Side Up Pattern is an “AccuQuilt Friendly’ project with THREE different designs; the first is a large wallhanging or table topper at 30 x 39.”  The second is a square topper or wall hanging …

New ~ WaterColor Scripture Art Cards

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Hello! Well–who knew?  Ahhh… {Raising My Hand} — “I know–I know!”  God–Yes. HE knew! Recently, a friend messaged me asking if I had some of my watercolor cards available for purchase, as many of her friends needed to be lifted up in a difficult time–the time we know as Sheltering in Place, or COVID-19. I usually don’t offer them for …

Happy Mail! ~ New Pattern, Kits and More!

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Who doesn’t love Happy Mail!  Well, I know I do!  I bet you do too.  “Happy Mail” is my newest pattern design, and it features three different sizes, 18×26″–13×20″ and 8×10.”  Lots of fusing hints, quilting tips, and I’ve included what I teach in my classes:  “the 3-D’s” of placement technique and of course–lots of illustrative photos and full size …

Hearts of Spring ~ New Pattern + Kits

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My newest pattern features a variety of projects ~ three of them, in fact! Sketchy heart accents with gold foil embellishment ~ such an easy technique!  And the pattern features illustrative photos, details with hints and tips on fusing and cutting, placement and quilting suggestions!   The Large Heart is a bigun’ ! It’s 39 by 41″ and features fun …

Makes a 23 x 25" finished wall hanging

Cheeky Charlie Bear ~ New Pattern!

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Hello there! Well, I’ve had a heck of a time deciding on a name for this guy. First, it was “Berry Merry Bear.” Hmm–no. Then, Chubby Cheeks Charlie. Now it’s “Cheeky Charlie” –I think it’ll stick with that — for now?!   I was a lot of fun to put him together utilizing the new Christmas fabrics that came out …

Jerome the Knome ~ new for Christmas!

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All summer long, I would peruse the fabric shops, keeping an eye out for the right fabric background for a Christmas version of Jerome the Knome! I found it—and I love the feel of the midnight blues with this gorgeous Hoffman fabric with scratchy-moody light blues and gilded silver accents.  It was also a great opportunity to employ some special …

Buds n’ Roses ~ my latest pattern!

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Spring–oh spring–where are art thou?  LOL!!!  With long anticipation, it has arrived, but it has been a cold one—and with all the rainy, dreary days, I decided create my own version–in fabric that is! And Buds n’ Blooms came into the scene! Inspired by low-volume fabrics in black, white and gray, and some pretty florals, as well as beautiful batiks, …

Sweet Tweets ~ New Pattern

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Spring. Birdies. Sweet Music and Apple Blossoms everywhere! That was the inspiration for this quilt design. While we wait a little while yet for blooms in the apple trees, the birds are singing sweetly every morning, and that is a sweet gift in itself! May we greet every morning just like they do–with a “sweet tweet!” The pattern features full …

Jerome the Knome ~ new pattern

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Check out my newest addition to my line of Collage Patterns–Jerome the Knome! He’s checking out the spring blooms, after a very–very long winter! {see how long his beard is?!} LOL. Anyway, he is full of character, with a tall, hand-dyed velvet hat, a dyed gray wool coat, sweet pom pom nose, with a full-length furry beard and short little …

Lucky Ducks Christmas! ~ New Pattern

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Oh ~ The Merriest of Christmas Memories to you! Today we have One Gold Star. Two Lucky Ducks. Hats and Scarves. Warm stockings too.  A forest of trees, pretty silver snowflakes, lots of merry and bright words, and a birdhouse in a bunch of trees! Colorful Trims. Oh and let’s not forget the adorable scrappy fabric Christmas Tree!! All in …

Noel ~ A {Merry} New Quilt Pattern!

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Hi friends!  It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog–but my heart and hands have been full!  I’ve got a new pattern to show you–loosely based on a pallet board project I made last year! Can I just say–THIS. Was So Much FUN!!! Especially since my husband made it for me according to my specs–thanks honey!  I actually took my …

More ~ Painted Cork Blooms

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Happy Summer Days Folks! And it’s a perfect time to try your hand with painting on Cork!  I’m showing a couple different modifications from my new pattern, “Painted Cork Blooms!”  {It’s still $5 off for just a little longer!} I had a great time teaching this class several times last week, and I am always-always inspired by student creativity!  One …