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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …