A New “Palomino” version of Boot Cut Blooms Quilt

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Hi there!  Boot Cut Blooms are on my mind!  Inspired by beautiful batiks—particularly the barbed wire batik print featured as the background of this “palomino” version—which has become my latest favorite design and color story!  You’ll find the Limited Edition of this design in a pretty kit—available in the shop’s kit section to make your very own!  As always, the …

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 …