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 …

reverse applique snowflakes ~

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snowflakes galore ~ a sweet snowflake inspiration most definitely!   and so, here is the reverse appliqué method.  simplicity, and effectively accomplished with my accuquilt snowflake die and gray and white fabrics: i carefully laid my solid piece of silver gray sparkly fabric on top of the die, being careful to fold a center line, which then was centered in the middle of …

oh~so~elegant gray and white snowflakes ~ and christmas tidings to you!

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oh goodness ~  and happy monday! today, a snowstorm is blowing’ ~ and yes, it’s cold outside~ and i so love being retired… and staying off the streets, content to be at home on a snowy, blowy, wintery, cooooollllish day doing what i love ~ designing, quilting, and enjoying the Christmas season!  but i’m keeping nice and cozy!  to help celebrate the …

christmas collage a’peel ~ and classes!

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hello ~boy have we enjoyed the relief of blessed rain these past few weeks, and it’s also been a great motive to dive into… yes… christmas!  now i’m not anxious to bring on the season, but after seeing a few really charming christmas quilts hanging at the sewing palace in helena, i was inspired to start thinking about it ~and …

collage aPeel ~ my newest pattern {coming soon!}

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happy monday fellow fabric, quilter and sewing buddies!… and happy summer quilting days!this is a fun quilt i’ve been happily spending summer hours working on, writing instructions for a new pattern. based on that sweetly wonderful, classic ‘orange peel’ quilting shape.  cut quickly and accurately through the accuquilt Go! system. i simply used  an orange peel die shape, and a …

red and white snowflakes ~ placemats

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good morning all ~i am enjoying a burst of happy contrast using white on red, and of course prepping for christmas, and since i’m enjoying using my die cutters… {accuquilt go! and size big shot} it’s the perfect time to put them all together and make fun stuff: it’s been a madhouse of fusing and cutting! how fun it is to …

“joy” coasters with snowflakes ~

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hello!it’s a simple formula.  red christmassy print meets silver white snowflakes in a joyful match.this pretty red christmas fabric was quickly fused, and even more quickly cut with a round 5″ die shape from the accuquilt “go” system.  round two; repeat with white christmas fabric for snowflakes and the word “joy” and there you have it…joyful red and white.and it …

a flower festival ~

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good morning friday ~it was the dead of winter, errr, uhum  make that a beautiful “fusing” day … when a hot iron meets hand dyed cloth, velvet, and fusible web!  and… an accuquilt die!  this die is new, and i love how it turned out. i do really like love the color action all the way around:once i ‘get in the mode’ …