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 …

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 …

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 ~ …

Pick Me Up Blooms ~ new spring collage pattern is out~

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Hello out there!  And Happy SPRING!  Woot Woot!  Wowza… we had 80 degrees this past Saturday! I thought I was gonna melt! LOL. And to help celebrate {just a tiny bit!} I have been diligently working out a new pattern.  This one, named by my sweet husband, is “Pick Me Up Blooms!”  Let me say this one… was a tough …

Jean Pocket Placemat ~ variations

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Hello! I’m really having a lot of fun with my newest pattern! I’ve been experimenting with a couple different placemat style options in my studio, and there’s so many styles, colors, and themes to play with for sewing up this sweet placemat pattern.  I think that’s the hardest part!  Deciding.  But once the decision is made, it comes together really quickly! You may …

New collage pattern ~ Mrs. Frosty {n’ Snow Baby!}

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Morning Everyone!   Mrs. Frosty and her baby have arrived in a new collage.  She’s been in my head for a few months, and I just had to make up my mind between two different sketches I had done, and combine elements I loved from both of them. “The Mrs.” is  just a tiny bit old-fashioned, sporting a classic, gorgeous wool cape, …

Published ~ Art Quilting Studio Magazine

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Oh my.  It may not be “really big news” in the large scheme of life events, but it is pretty darn cool for me!  To find my own art in a national magazine I’ve read and admired for many years feels pretty surreal to me: it’s the Summer 2016 Issue of Art Quilting Studio! I’m truly honored and humbled to be …

New pattern: Lady Love Bug

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Hi y’all!  Perhaps you’ll remember, like myself, the movie “The Love Bug” from Walt Disney?  You know, the cute little race car, “Herbie?”  Well, my latest collage pattern was definitely inspired by my childhood memories of that movie!!  Cute.  Delightful.  And quite Spirited!! Only this is the “lady-like version!” Because… She is also inspired mightily by a special lady I …