Thursday, December 18, 2014

I Just Wanna Sew!

I have been so busy at my computer, I think my sewing machine forgot who I am!  Not good!

I have been loading a brand new website (wow, that takes time and brain power), I recently traveled to Denver to film a Craftsy class (more on that in the day to come), I have been getting ready for Road to California (I am such a lucky girl to be listed as faculty)!

I am starting to wonder if I remember how to sew.  I seem to think it is like riding a bike.  Let’s find out:

DSC_0090I am in love with the Handcrafted fabrics that Alison Glass designed.  I created a quilt called Hampton (story on that in a blog for January).  Hampton will be available on my new website as soon as it goes live, wish I could tell you exactly when that will be, but I don’t even know, soon, I hope.  Well, here is Hampton:DSC_0089I had left over fabric!  I am a lucky girl!  So, I decided to make another pillow (I have 3 included with the pattern).  I love to hand applique, so I just started in with the petal shape.  Well, I decided this set of applique petals needed to grow up into a quilt, not just a pillow.  I have no idea what the quilt will look like.  I usually have a complete design created in EQ7, but this time I’m gonna wing it and see what comes.I am sewing, sewing, sewing! I am happy! I haveDSC_0091 decided that since I have 16 fabrics in the center, I can make 16 blocks to go around that center.DSC_0092

I hope to get these made today and have more to share soon, as well as an idea of what I might do next.  This is as much as an adventure for me as it will be for you.  I hope you follow along and give me some suggestions too!DSC_0094

Blog at you later!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Downton Abbey 9 Pattern Give-Away

Time for FREE patterns!
I will be teaching at Road to California in January!
I have 2 Downton Abbey Mystery classes on the schedule.
I am very excited and plan to have an abundance of fun.

On the Road to California blog you can enter to win a set of 9 of my Downton Abbey patterns.  Click on the picture below to visit their blog and follow the directions to enter to win.

Good luck everyone!
The patterns are also available on my website,

just in case you don't get the whole set.
Check out the loot:

Best of Luck!
Blog at you later,

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Moving My Blog!

Well, I have gone and done it!

I have a brand new look to my website. It also has the blog on the same site. That means this is the last post on Blogspot.

Please, please, please head on over and check out the new place.

The website address is the same, we just spiffied it up a bit...

You can check out my next blog post there, as well as my newest patterns and such.

Thanks for following me through posts and post droughts.

Blog at you later,


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sapphire in The Quilter Magazine!

Good morning, I want to tell you that if you were to run out today and pick up your copy of a The Quilter Magazine, in side you would find a quilt called Sapphire. Would you like to take a guess on who designed that quilt?

You guessed! It is my design, but I need to give some credit to those who support me. First off to my favorite and local quilt store, Bolts in the Bathtub, who have kitted this quilt and have it ready for you on their website.

The fabric is from Exclusively Quilters, the wonderful modern quilting was done by Vickie Wall, and the pattern was proofed by Michelle (aka - the best pattern proofed on the planet)!

So, if you are running out to get your copy of a The Quilter Magazine, here is what you are looking for:

Now for some more eye candy...

These fabrics are just plain fun!

The quilt is listed an intermediate, I think that is a fair assessment. It is not hard, but you do need to have a bit of quilting experience behind you.

I snapped a quick pic of the actual magazine.

I even played with a picture of Sapphire and turned it into a watercolor.

Kinda cool, huh?

Ok, I have a ton of thinks to think, and things to do, so,

Blog at you later,



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Downton Abbey Sunday

I have decided to share the many quilting sides to my personality. For this post I am going to focus on fabrics. My favorite fabrics are batiks. I use batiks when I am creating for me. I have used them in creating my Asteria block of the month, but I have a multi-faceted quilt personality. I love the Downton Abbey series as well as the fabrics that support the show. I get to design with all kinds of fun fabrics. Sometimes the fabrics talk to me, sometimes they shout with joy and occasionally they don't say much at all. I know, I'm crazy.

The other morning I was thinking, what if I merge my Asteria design with the Downton Fabrics? Well, I did just that! Now I want to share the results.

First I would like to present Lady Edith.

Next, Lady Mary.

Next, Lady Sybil.

And my favorite, Violet.

What do you think? Do you want to weigh in with your favorite?

I know these are not time appropriate quilts. I wasn't trying to create quilts for Downton, I was just having fun merging my interests to see what would come from it.

Please feel free to share you thoughts about my crazy creations. I can't wait to get some feedback.

Blog at you later,



Friday, January 24, 2014

More from Road to California

I just have a couple quick shares tonight. First off a sighting of the Downton Abbey fabrics. They catch my eye everywhere.

This quilt caught my attention today...

I really seem to be drawn to quilts that have a New York Beauty theme to them.

I love the black and white check in there. I would never think to do that.

I sat through a lecture today on the art of bait king fabric. They use these things called chops. I really wish I owned a few authentic chops. Maybe someday.

I also took a class tonight on Celtic drawings. Here is my piece:

I visited my Mom, Aunt Rosie and Grandma Toni earlier this week. I need to share what my grandma has been up to. She used a pre-made quilt and added lace to it. She glued and sewed lace. Check this out!

Here is a close up. Isn't she amazing?


I have one more class early tomorrow. I will try to get pictures of my goodies from the show and share those later. For now, I need to get to sleep,

Blog at you later,



Road to California 2014

I know it's been forever since I have posted. I cannot undo the past, so let's just move on, shall we? I am at Road to California. I have only ever come for a one day visit to the show, but this year is different. I am staying in a hotel and taking classes. I took a class with Julie from Jaybird Quilts on Monday (loved it). I am a difficult student, I do not always want to follow the rules. I did the project for Julie's class but I did it a different shape and size. She gave me permission, but asked that I not share it yet. When I can, I will!

Yesterday I wandered the show. I did a quick preview (as I will be here for days). So here are a few things that caught my eye:

Wool? I have never played with wool. Apparently I find it at least a bit interesting. I have collected a few pieces over the years, maybe it will sneak into some project soon, who knows?


I think this was a sample in a booth, I might be back there today for a closer look.

Look at this quilting! I was amazed, so much so that I forgot to get a picture of the information about the maker. I will try to do that today as well. Until then, here is another view:

This one is lovely to my eyes.

Love the horses too.

I would like to visit the street in real life. Want to come with me?

I have two sessions to attend today, one lecture, one class. I will wander the show again and find new tidbits to share, so...

Blog at you later,