Sunday, January 20, 2013

Calypso Carnival Published

Calypso Carnival Published in the Sping 2013 Fons & Porter Easy Quilts.


This is a super fun and easy quilt to make.  You can purchase the magazine or buy the pattern via download from F & P's website.  They even have a kit put together for the quilt using Ro Gregg's Calypso fabric line!  Whoo Hooo.

 Here is what the quilt looks like opened out.

Brenda Weien did a great job of quilting it, as usual and it really glows with all those bright colors.  And I like the feel of the quilt with no borders.  Wouldn't this make a great quilt for kiddo's room?

So now that the last of my quilts have been published I really need to get on the ball and work up some more designs to send in.  I have a couple on the fires, but I need to simplify them a bit.

Let me ask all of you what you think.  Publishers are telling me that quilters want EASY quilt patterns.  I certainly understand that.  But how many "boxy block" quilts can one person make without blowing a gasket?  OK, what I mean, is what would YOU like to see more of?


  • Pieced?  Applique? Combination of both?
  • Bed Quilts?  Lap Quilts?  Wall Hangings or Table Runners?
  • Modern Fabs?  Reproduction Fabs?  Scrappy Fabs from your stash?
  • Easy?  Intermediate?  Advanced?

Tell me YOUR preference about what you would like to see me design and I will draw 2 winners from among all comment to receive a free pattern.  (Drawing on Feb 1)

And thanks for following along on this crazy adventure! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

And the Winner is. . . .

I love giving away patterns to our winners!

And the winner of the free pattern for the F & P Stars and Bars Give away is Comment #17, as chosen by my Random Number Generator.

Comment # 17 is Edie!

Congratulations Edie, contact me with your full name and email and I will send your winning pattern.

Just in case you want to get a bit ahead on the free Block of the Month, I am posting these a bit early.  School starts in a few days, and as many of you know, when I get busy with classes sometimes my time gets limited and I don't get the blocks up on time.  So while I still have one free weekend before all hell breaks loose on campus, I am trying to stay ahead of the game and posted blocks 24, 25 and 26! 
Block 24 Bleeding Heart

Block 25 Purple Pot O Posies

Block 26 Poppies

Hope you enjoy the extra time to play with these fun blocks.

So what am I working on?  Well, I am trying to learn how to do fabric post cards.  I am doing a post card swap with my guild and so far I have received these great ones in the mail:

Any suggestions would sure be helpful!  I printed off post card backs onto printable fabric but I need to get a stiffener for the middle layer.  I am thinking of Timtex.  If any of you have done this before please give me some suggestions.  I could really use some help on this one.

Thanks and have a great New Year!