A Wintry Sight Earning Its Place on the Wall

Posted by on 14 December 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow how did Christmas get to be just a week away? This year has sped by quickly, yet seems so long... if that is possible! But being so close to Christmas, I decided it was way past time to get out my Christmas quilts so went digging in my quilt chest. While looking through them, I found my Fractured Winter quilt - one I don't often display yet it is so crisp with its blues and whites - definitely a wintry sight and one that should be out on display around this time of year.

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Light Upon the Earth Renewed

Posted by on 7 December 2020 | 0 Comments

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This morning while I began updating my website and seeing all my color wash patterns displayed, it finally came to me why Light Upon the Earth quilt was never as popular online as my other color wash patterns, yet in person, I always received many compliments about it.

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Down in the Woods

Posted by on 7 September 2020 | 0 Comments

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Remember last week I mentioned a new pattern? Well, it is here now! Freshly released and a fun make with modern cutting techniques (or traditional if you prefer). My new quilt is called "Woodland Foxes" and is ideal for baby or toodler as you can make it in any size you require with ease - crib, cot, single or lap quilt.

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Idyllic Iris

Posted by on 17 August 2020 | 0 Comments

I'm so happy to finally launch my latest color wash pattern this week. You may have seen the sneak previews last month.

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Free-hand Embroidery and Beading

Posted by on 11 August 2020 | 0 Comments

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It always amuses me how one blog post leads to another. My recent post about how to make a knitting needle case sparked some added interest among quilters as the beading on the cover caught their eye. It's not something I teach in my free online class, just merely an extra feature added because I liked the effect!

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Colorful Poppy Embroidery

Posted by on 7 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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A few weeks ago I made my pansy applique block as an embroidered block. This is how it looked....

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More Ways Than One to Use An Applique Pattern

Posted by on 14 June 2020 | 4 Comments

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It suddenly occured to me that my applique flowers can be made in a number of other ways, not just applique so today I wanted to show you how I created a new block from one of my existing flower blocks - actually, I chose my very first flower block in my BOW series, the pansy.

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So many Reds!

Posted by on 8 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Last week I made my first Folded Ribbon Heart from Anita's new pattern. It was super easy and super fun!

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Folded Ribbon Heart Block

Posted by on 2 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the past week, I have been working with Anita on getting her newest pattern published. It's been a lot of fun discovering all the various ways her Folded Ribbon Heart can work in blocks and quilts or table runners so today I wanted to share some of the great points this pattern has.

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A Flower Garden Quilt

Posted by on 4 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the last week, I have been finishing off my "Flower Garden" quilt pattern. Coordinating the fabrics was the most fun and wording it in the pattern rather than referring to color makes it easy for you to pick your own set of fabric colors. Note: To learn more about color choices, I can highly recommend Elizabeth Barton's Color Course - it has a wealth of information and exercises to try.

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