Friday, June 29, 2012

They've arrived!


Square Dance and Cupcake Countdown have arrived from the printers and I'll be sending them to distributors Monday.  I'll keep the pdf files up in my Craftsy shop until Sunday night and then they will be available just as printed patterns.

Can't wait to see what people make with them!

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cupcake Winner!

And the winner of the Cupcake pdf pattern and the Dessert Party Bundle is....

Heather. who said...

Under the Veranda, Garden Paths and Blssoms are all my favorites! You do fabulous work!

Thanks Heather - and thanks for all the other kind comments.  Hope everyone has a good week!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Delicious Cupcake Countdown Giveaway

It is time for a delicious Cupcake Countdown giveaway!

After I made this project, I still had fabric leftover, so I have a great Fat Quarter Bundle of Dessert Party by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman to give away, along with a pdf copy of Cupcake Countdown!

To enter, visit my Craftsy shop.  Come back to this post leave me a comment on this post telling me what pattern is your favorite.  (Cupcake Countdown and Square Dance are only there temporarily until I get the paper patterns, but they still count.)  Please consider becoming a follower if you aren't already.  The deadline to enter is this Monday the 25th at midnight.

And if you get a chance, hop on over the Madame Samm's too.  I'm guest blogging there tomorrow with directions another quilt block - "Park Place!" and some fun quilt layouts too.

Happy sewing!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Under the Veranda... at last!

Maybe you remember this?

It is "Under the Veranda", my block-of-the-month style modern quilt pattern that was previously only available to shop owners who had ordered the Veranda collection.  It is definitely my favorite of my quilts - hands-down no question about it.

This pattern got me in a bit of trouble - many people have written me wanting to order it as a stand-alone pattern but I felt I had a responsibility to shopowners who had ordered this collection, so I didn't feel comfortable selling it right away.

I developed a plan - a year from the collection's release I would make it available as a stand-alone pattern, thus giving shops who ordered the pattern exclusivity for one year.

Unlike my other two new patterns, it has not been sent off to the printer - at least not yet.  With 20 pages of full-color instructions, I haven't found a good printing solution for this pattern.  I'm considering and iBook, eBook, and other digital formats, but right now it is available to you all as a pdf over at my Craftsy shop!

This pattern has a bit of everything: bargello, applique, Dresden Plates, Snowball blocks, Flying Geese - the list goes on, but it really comes together for a fun, modern look. 

My daughter and I pieced it together in 5 days over spring break last year.  We aren't sure we'd recommend that schedule (in fact, we are sure that we would not recommend that schedule), but the blocks are really fun!

So tell me, would any of you be interested in digital patterns other than pdfs?  If so, any particular fomat?

I hope you really like Under the Veranda!

Happy sewing!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cupcake Countdown and Square Dance

Introducing two new patterns... Cupcake Countdown and Square Dance!

Cupcake Countdown is a fun, advent-style birthday calendar for your favorite kids in your life! (Fabrics shown are from Dessert Party by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman.)  As the days go by, you move the yo-yo cherries from the bottom white confetti print area up to decorate the top of each cupcake!

And Square Dance uses up modern fat quarters in a really fun way.  You need 20 fat quarters for the twin size quilt and 9 for the smaller lap version.

I'm sending them off to the printer, but in the meantime I'm trying something new.  I'm temporarily putting them on Craftsy.  I will eventually take them down once the printed patterns come out, but right now you can download them over in my store!

Happy sewing!


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Friday, June 8, 2012

A sneak peek...

Of something yummy I have been working on...

I'll show more soon - along with a really fun giveaway of fat quarter stacks of the fabric I used - Dessert Party line by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman!  Stay tuned.

Also, make sure to check out the latest tutorial on  Melissa's Happy Quilting blog.  She made an amazing modern Double Dresden quilt using Veranda. 

I might just have to make one too!

Happy sewing!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Pinwheel Park

Would you like to learn how to make this interlocking block?

Put your scraps to good use and head on over to Madame Samm's!

Happy sewing!

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