Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thinking About Christmas in August

I recently had the privilege to design some sample quilts using a new line of fabric coming out from Fabri-Quilt this fall.  What fun!  Their new Marblehead line by Ro Gregg is worth waiting for.  And is right up my alley!!  Similar to Northcott’s Stonehenge line, this has wonderful colors and textures.   I could play with this line for months and never run our of ideas!  LOL. 

Oh Wait. . . .let me start by saying my new pattern, Bath of Apolausis is coming out this month in the October issue of Quilter’s World.


This next picture is from the magazine.  I downloaded it from their digital issue which just came out on their website.  I had to laugh when I saw this page.  Not only is there a whole picture of the Bath quilt but the other twoOctober_11_issue pictures in the ad are both my quilts!  LOL The cover quilt on their April issue is my Romantic Posies Table Mat and the pattern illustration below is my Roses Around Bed Runner Pattern!  WOW

OK, now to move on to the new stuff.  Not sure where these will end up.  Likely I will publish some of these.  Fabri-Quilt used several as promotional models for their fabric line.  Here are a few of the ones I designed.  For some reason that sort of have an “eastern” and “southwestern” feel to them.   I was exploring the possibilities of using just two blocks and creating lots of different looks based on rotating and color blocks.  Tell me what you think?

Then I did another series of quilts using the Marblehead Christmas fabrics that I based on a quilt I designed for my friend Kathi some years ago for a BOB (bag o’ blocks) that I put together for here.  Here are a few of those.

Then I worked on some more fun and whimsical patterns using Ro Gregg’s new Calypso line.  That was a bit more challenge but still fun.  They selected one of them for Fall Market, so I will keep that one a secret.  Here are a few of the designs they didn’t select.  I sort of like these better!  LOL

Ok, I am looking at these saying to myself.  So. . . what is my style?  Oh wow, what a great give-away question.  Leave a comment and describe “my style.”  I need to be able to put it on my website and can’t really decide IF I have a style. . .LOL

A free Morning Glory Designs Pattern of your choice goes to the best description of “my style.”  Contest ends Sept 3, in one week.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Correction BOM 8

There is a small correction in the BOM Block 8 instructions.  I have fixed the error and uploaded a corrected version of the instrucions.  Please go to the BOM page and download the instructions again if you already got them so you have the correction.  [Step 6 should say red "rectangle" instead of red triangle.]

Thanks to Barbara Kious who spotted that mistake!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winners in New Website Signup Contest

I just love announcing winners and my random number generator pulled three numbers from among the 50!!! quilters who signed up for my newsletter on my NEW and IMPROVED website!  Whoo Hoo

So here they are:

1. Winner of a pattern of her choice:  Jeanette Hansen
2. Winner of a complete BOM of her choice: Debbie Harmon
3. Winner of the 2 charm packs is: Ingrid Mulder

Congratulations to our three lucky winners!!!  And thanks to all of you who entered.  You are all winners because everyone who signed up for my newsletter in August will receive a 20% off saving coupon on any of my patterns, and a 10% off savings coupon for any EQ products!! 

Please contact me to arrange for the shipment or download of your patterns and prizes!!

I so appreciate all of you who checked out my new website, provided me with encouraging comments, and even a few people who helped me correct a couple typos and broken links.  I so appreciate all those sharp eyes checking for errors.  It really helps to know that I have so many proof readers!  LOL

And in September, I will be doing another give away as I bring several new patterns onboard on my website.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My New Website is LIVE!!!

It is finally ready.  My long awaited NEW and IMPROVED website is up!  I am so thrilled with all the new things it will do.  Mostly, it displays my patterns and programs in a much more accessible format.  Please go take a look.

Why, you ask??  Well, not only am I really proud of my new site, but if you go there and join my mailing list you will be hooked up for a great give away!!  3 winners will be selected from among those who sign up for my Newsletter/Mailing List.  What am I giving away?

  • winner #1 will get their choice of any pattern on my site FREE
  • winner # 2 will get a complete Block of the Month set of patterns FREE
  • winner #3 will get 2 -- count em -- two Moda Charm Packs: "Hemming House" and "Roman Holiday"
This is a fun way to see my new site, hear about all my upcoming events and patterns, and quite possibly nab some great free goodies!  Give away will close on August 15 so now is a GREAT time to wander over, look around, sign up for my newsletter (of course I never share your info with anyone!).  Since each month's newsletter will have a special coupon in it, it might be worth getting!  Whoo Hooo.