Archive for February, 2013

Things are improving ’round here!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

It has been a whirlwind of a year. You may remember me mentioning my mother-in-law moving in several months back. After all the rearranging to get everyone to fit in and have our respective art spaces, she is finally able to move into her own place next weekend – I feel the world opening up again. I get the guest room back! And she gets her own phone and bathroom! Its a win-win situation.

Meanwhile, my hubby had a major make-over on his heart. We were lucky enough to discover an aneurism lurking and he was all fixed up in January. Now, heart surgery isn’t as simple as I am making it sound but its good to know he won’t be keeling over any time soon! And a great side effect of major heart surgery is all your children come home from far and wide to be here. I think its safe to say that I got a good dose of family time too!

So I’ve been on a creative jag that I am certain is directly related to the good things happening. And things are easily finished since I seem to be thinking small.

zig and zag pattern pic wm

Here’s a fun option for my Creative Grids 15 degree Ruler – Zigs and Zags. Pattern is available here and since its a Cut-Loose-Press pattern, its a very good price! Ask about these affordable patterns at your local quilt shop – there’s a lot of them available!

Super Simple wm

Here’s another one – placemats and table topper. And a quilt-as-you-go! Its reversible too! Christmas colors are shown here but the back side is patriotic – should have taken another picture… Any way, its also a Cut-Loose-Press pattern – fast and easy with the 15-degree ruler. Click here for the pattern.

Sunny day wm

Now this one is my favorite – Sunny Days Table Topper. It is also a quilt-as-you-go and I used Soft and Stable for the batting. Love the way it turned out – still waiting for the pattern to debut with Cut-Loose-Press. I’ll keep you posted!

More things are coming together in the studio – wish there were more hours in the day and I didn’t need so much sleep!

Mea Culpa

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Some one was kind enough to let me know about an error in one of my patterns and I am forever grateful. This was  a biggy on what ever scale pattern errors go as I failed to list enough background fabric! So if anyone has my Inner Cat pattern, please print out the pdf below and put it with the pattern. My sincere apologies for the mistake and hope that this has not caused too many problems out there.

Inner Cat corrections

I do appreciate feedback¬† – especially if you notice a discrepancy with any of my patterns. Although I have had these patterns proofed, its not a perfect system. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.



A Little nod to the Sewing Industry

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A music video with needles, thread, cloth and embroidery! Lots of fun to watch – wish I had all that thread!

Click on the link and scroll down to the fourth picture – click on the spool of thread and enjoy!