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, …

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 …

Painted Cork Blooms ~ new pattern

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Happy Almost Summer! It’s a perfect time to take inspiration from the flower garden, and… apply it to cork!  And so I did!  This my newest pattern, PAINTED CORK BLOOMS! And using the brilliant, and beautiful, Dye-Na-Flow paints, made by Jacquard.  This paint is highly saturated in color, and transparent, and perfectly gorgeous on cork… even cork that has been …

Free Style and Happy Cone Flower ~ New pattern

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Hellooo!  Happy Spring–coming soon to a Montana town near me?! Well, as we wait, here’s how I’m living spring out in my studio!  Flowers, flowers–everywhere.  In my head, in my drawings, in my quilting, and in in this happy free style pattern! The pattern features lots of great textures, beginning with the ‘cool-wool’ plaid print cone tops, and free-cut, scrappy-happy …

The Lucky Ducks ~ a new pattern

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Hi folks! You’d think there’d be lots of time to get on here and write a blog post— in our loooonnnggg Montana Winter this year!  We’ve had over 75″ of snow!  Been a long time since *that* happened in this neck of the woods!  LOL. But alas… no!  I’ve been busy… doing what, I’m not always sure, but I have …

Edgey Cork Blooms ~ New Pattern!

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Hello ~ Beautiful Edgey Cork Blooms! Have you seen the new cork fabric in the shops lately?  Perhaps you were a bit like me… you loved it, but didn’t want to make a wallet or bag from it?  Well, I began experimenting–fusing it of course, and developed a project to combine a placemat with collage flowers, and all of it …

Mini… Bloomin’ Cool Thread Spool ~ New pattern!

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Happy New Year everyone!  I went out of the old new year with a big ol’ mess in my studio! I blame it on the weather {everyone seems to anyway}… as we had a lovely White Christmas, and lots of snow and cold weather.  Perfect for me…  and perfect timing too! I was abuzz with drawing, fussing, fusing, creating… cutting.. and …

Letters of Joy ~ Christmas table runner pattern

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  MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas always generates in me all kinds of JOYful inspiration… and I do love how it ramps up in my studio… never too late for Christmas in your heart, or in your designs!  As you can see… working with text upon text in this new pattern “Letters Of Joy” ~ a table runner, or it could easily …

Bloomin’ Cool Thread Spool ~ new pattern!

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Another idea that’s been floating in my head for awhile now… wanting to do with creating something from the new cork fabric that’s been catching my eye in the quilt shops! And so the inspiration and timing came together ~ and it was the right time to ‘get it out’ of my head, and onto a quilt… and then paper …

Joy ~ A Christmas Plaid {pretty} Please ~ paper pattern, pdf pattern and kit!

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My new pattern ~ dedicated to my Mom, Tinkey ~ {1938-2013}. She passed away during the Christmas season, as was kinda fitting since she lived with Christmas in her heart all year long.  I’m grateful for the trying of her patience with me {!} as she taught me basic sewing skills at a young age. Thanks for that gift Mom. …

My Christmas Skates Quilt ~ {new pattern}

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The snow has arrived here in beautiful Central Montana!  It’s really perfect timing.  After a whirlwind season of eight straight teaching weekends… I’m ready to slow down and enJoy… and since it wasn’t our first little snow teaser, I’m doubly glad for the inspiration it brings to my design mind!  I’m so ready to hunker down, sketch out ideas… and …

Pumpkin Spice ~ My newest pattern!

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Hello Pumpkin Spice {and everything nice!} Who doesn’t love the Autumn Season…?  Not me!  This pattern is a reflection of just a few of the many things to love about Fall.  Pretty Colors!  Great Textures!  Lovely Glow! and Happy Memories of playing in leaves, going through a Corn Maize… or a drive through window for a Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ …

“Petal Pushers” ~ new quilt pattern!

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Hey ya’ll! Today on the blog, I am showing my new quilt design, “Petal Pushers.” Ya know I just love this quilter’s classic orange peel/petal shape!!  I wish I could say I’d been planning it, but it’s just not that complicated.  It just happened as I was playing with extra fused petals I had, determined to use up some fabric …