Friday, May 22, 2015

Woven Braid - Original Design Entry in Amy's CS Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival

Excited to share complete photos of this original design - Woven Braid as part of Amy's Creative Side and the 2015 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival.
It was recently hanging at Spring Market in the Island Batik booth. Local shops can order these fabrics and the pattern through Island Batik. If you're interested in the pattern, you can purchase it from me directly--just let me know in the comments so I can reply to you with details.
This is using the new "Meadow" collection from Island Batik--I've heard that the fabrics will ship in August to local shops that have ordered it. In July I'll be participating in a blog hop and will be giving away some fabrics from the Spring collections. So, I hope you'll follow my blog so you won't miss it! I do intend to have this as a complete kit in August, you can get on the pre-order list if you let me know in the comments.

I had a lot of fun creating and quilting this one ...learned several things as I tend to do on every quilt that I work on. These fabrics were absolutely wonderful to work with!

First and last two photos, courtesy of Island Batik.

Consider voting for it in the Original Design Category at Amy's Creative Side Spring 2015 Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Thanks!

Viewer's Choice Vote here.

Thanks for stopping by! Happying Sewing!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

You Can Quilt!

A long anticipated wait coming close to the end.

Our book, You Can Quilt! -- Building Skills for Beginners, is in the mail!

For those of you who followed my journey of making 'Rosie's BOMb' as part of the Skill Builder Sampler a few years ago....this is the next step in the journey. Leila hosted the SBS and mid way through I joined in. I got to collaborate with her on the last two blocks in that series and in 2013 we met in person and decided to pursue getting a book published using this concept of learning.

I got notice earlier this week that the 'Author Copies' were being sent via Media I'm on the slow wait from Paducah for media mail to arrive and expect copies that I can sell to follow shortly. I did get a tracking # and have been watching it daily coming across the country.

Leila is in Iowa so she got hers today! WOW!! It really did get printed!

I've set up a preorder purchase point on my website at: There are several options -- a sticker autographed by both of us; just autographed by me; or no autograph but would like to purchase it directly from me anyway.

While you're there, use the Email Signup link on the right if you'd like to get my monthly newsletter. I've got some new patterns coming out this year, so you'll want to stay tuned.

DON'T use the Amazon link if you want it autographed.