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 …

Happy Cups Quilt – new pattern

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I’m a tad late with posting about my latest pattern design… but nonetheless, it makes me Happy Happy!  A bit of inspiration, inspired by our late-appearing spring here in Central Montana. Regardless, I am elated to see it arrive, and this pattern reflects that joy! Three  whimsical tea cups, stacked upon one another in complementary tones and patterns, present a …

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 …

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 …