My Life

Please Follow Me To My New Blog…

I hope you will move with me to my new website integrated blog.

https://sewingwithsusan.com/blogs/news

It seems I’ve used up the parameters of my original 10 year old blog!

Don’t worry, I plan to leave all the wonderful information that we’ve created here for you to refer back.

So, if you’re in the middle of one of our quilt-alongs

or if you’re like me and refer back to tips & techniques they’re still there!

Thanks for sewing with me so far and hope you click here to

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

New quilt pattern, New tiny Dresden plate quilts

Gnomes At Home Will Love Your Home!

My brand new Gnomes At Home seasonal series

is now on my website & the gnomes are

waiting for you to call them to your home!

Make a cute little 6″ x 9″ gnome quilt each month

with a beard made of Tiny Dresden petals.

These are perfect displayed on an Ackfeld 6 x 6 stand,

also available on my website.

I’m a one-stop-shop!

Make just your favorite or all 12.

Only one stand necessary to swap the quilts onto.

Patterns include the adorable Just Another Button Company

button or buttons each month,

full-sized, reversed applique templates &

complete, illustrated Tiny Dresden plate assembly instructions.

I loved making these & you will too!

Be the first on your block, lol.

Just Keep Sewing… gnomes!

Susan

New quilt pattern

Another Fresh New Pattern, Baskets & Posies

This new pattern is made with Cider by Basic Grey

for Moda Fabrics plus I added the stripe fabric.

Some of the prints are new Grunge colors,

as part of the Cider collection.

This quilt just sings spring, don’t you think?

I showed you some of the basket work last fall while I was making this quilt.

I love the check print.

My pattern tester, Heather used the check print for her baskets and varied the flower fabric colors.

It looks fantastic! I’m a bit jealous…

There were circles to make…

Of course…

A nice pile of petals were also made.

This is such a fun quilt to make!

Baskets & Posies is now available in both paper & PDF forms

on my website by clicking here.

The pattern instructions include;

my Tiny Dresden plate tricks & techniques, of course,

freezer paper appliqué

& the piecing of the basket blocks.

This would make a great workshop for you quilting group!

Do you know that I travel to teach?

You can see my offering on my website by clicking here.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

New quilt pattern

Another Fresh New Pattern, Bazinga

Bazinga was such a fun quilt to make!

The color prints are from Winkipop by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics.

In retrospect I probably should have named it something like “I Spy,”

or maybe “Ghost Trees.”

Can you see the (trunkless) trees from my Tiny Tree Template Set #286?

The block is similar to the 54-40 fight block,

but as you can see, there are no points to be fussy about!

Originally I designed this with Christmas fabrics.

My pattern tester, Chris,

thinks this would make a good Quilts of Valor quilt.

I agree!

I’m excited to be able to design more quilts using my

Tiny Tree Template Set like I’ve been doing with my

Tiny Dresden #216 & my Mini Dresden #186 templates.

I have a lot more designs in mind,

so if you already have my Tiny Tree Template Set you’re set,

if not, you can find it on my website by clicking here.

Bazinga can now be found in both

paper & PDF versions on my website by clicking here.

More fresh new designs to come!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

New quilt pattern

Fresh New Patterns For 2021!

I’m excited to show you the fresh new patterns

that I’ve been working so hard to bring to you.

I hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve been up to.

I also hope you’ll be excited to make 1 or 2 yourself.

Each one was so much fun to create!

If you remember, I showed you my favorite a couple of weeks ago,

Dredsens In The Park.

I love making little Dresden plates

more than any other quilting task these days.

Does it show???

They’re so relaxing & gratifying when

you have the right tools & know all of my tricks!

I discuss & illustrate these for you in every one of my patterns.

When you sew the rainbow it’s nice to have

a beautiful box of Sulky cotton threads to match!

I’ve included exact measurements to easily

lay them all out the same way so they match.

Yes, I like precision…

Most of the fabrics are Winkipop by Jen Kingwell.
I also added a couple other Moda fabrics

like this black dot by American Jane.


I intended to use one of these prints as an outer border, but when I laid it out,

the border was “too much” for the quilt.

Remember this pic?
It’s from back in October when I started cutting these fabrics!
This quilt has been done for quite a while.
Can you understand why it’s so exciting for me

to finally have this pattern ready to send to you???

Freezer paper along with glue &

my Apliquick Bars create perfect leaves so easily.
Practice definitely helps.

I shared with you several videos of me making & also

appliquéing these pieces back in November in my post

“Does Freezer Paper Appliqué Scare Or Excite You?”

You can watch them (again?) by clicking here.

There’s a little difference in the technique

between straight & rounded edges,

so be sure to watch each very short

video clip for the most tips.

Flying geese blocks add a bit of “zing”

around the quilt, don’t you agree?

Dresdens In The Park is now available

in both paper and PDF versions

on my website by clicking here.

Stay tuned for more fresh new patterns!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Applique quilt projects, My Life, New quilt pattern

National Quilting Day 2021

Today is National Quilting Day!

What does this mean?

In my sewing room,

any day that ends in “y” is a quilting day, you?

On this “National Quilting Day”

I thought I’d give you a peak

at my very favorite of the new patterns

I’ve been working on

the past several months.

I showed you a few sneak peeks last fall when I was creating it, remember?

It’s the perfect spring quilt with these Winkipop fabrics

by Jen Kingwell for Moda.

I used freezer paper applique steps,

but you can use your favorite.

Having the right tools is key to

“Having Fun In Your Sewing Room”

which I can teach you & your friends

when you have me over for a workshop & lecture!

Dresdens In The Park is full of my favorite little Dresden plates.

Both my Tiny & Mini Dresden plate templates

are used in this pattern

& you probably already own them by now,

but no worries if you don’t

because the paper templates are included the pattern.

Easy & fun!

I put Dresdens In The Park on my website this morning.

You can purchase the PDF & start working on it today,

this National Quilting Day,

or you can pre-order the paper version

& I’ll ship it to you as soon as it’s available!

I hope you have fun in your sewing room today!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

My Life, Quilt Show

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2021

I’m a sponsor &

I’ll have a pretty booth at the

2021 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival!

You should plan to attend!

Registration is now open with lots of classes & lectures.

My lecture, Having Fun In Your Sewing Room,

is scheduled for Thursday evening at 5:00.

So, when your legs are tired,

you can sit & enjoy my tips for getting lots done in your sewing room.

Registration is now open.

There will be many beautiful quilts in the judged show

& lots of vendors.

This is Clare & me in our booth at their last show in 2019.

Our booth will be full of brand new quilts!

My photographer just finished shooting 25 new ones today!

Can’t wait to show you all my new patterns.

It’s such a nice show.

Very close, free parking & reasonably priced hotels right there.

If you live in the St. Louis area,

it’s less than a 4 hour drive straight down Hwy. 70 to KC.

Then it’s right off the interstate.

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66211

Come see us!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan