My Life, New quilt pattern

Day #2, 5 New Patterns in 5 Days


I, along with 99 other designers, am featuring a block in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 2!  It contains 100, original 12″ blocks by different designers and contains full size patterns and setting ideas too. It is scheduled to be out Mid-November, but the blog hop that you’ll want to join in on starts Monday, November 8.  So, mark you calendar, because Quiltmaker is giving away lots of nice prizes.  Among the prizes will be the 100 autographed blocks featured in the issue.  You’ll have a chance to win a copy of the collector’s edition publication right here on my blog, Monday.

Now, back to my originally scheduled “5 new patterns in 5 days” blog…  This next pattern,

#169 Welcome to my Home

  It’s made using fusible applique.  The houses are two different sizes and the larger one I’ve also shown appliqued  on a tea towel.  I love making quick little projects like applique tea towels for gifts.  Like yesterday’s pattern, 3 Little Words, this quilt and towel were also featured at one of my holiday open houses.  I recently visited a friend of mine and she had one of these towels hanging in her kitchen.  I had stopped in unannounced at Vi’s house to give her some Christmas baking dishes for our upcoming smorgasbord bazaar for church. so I know she didn’t hang it on my account!  That got me thinking I needed to turn this design into a pattern too. 

If you’re so inclined, stop by my website and shop a bit.  More patterns in the next coming days. And don’t forget to drop by Quiltmaker’s Website and get ready for the blog tour!

Until next time,


New quilt pattern

Day #1, 5 New Patterns in 5 Days

First of all I can’t believe I did not post, not once, in the month of October!  It’s no wonder though, because if you take another look at the title of this post, I’ve been designing, sewing, photographing, writing, and polishing 5 new patterns.  On top of my business tasks just listed I’m also a mom with three school kids at home, our oldest attending college as a freshman.  So, laundry, food shopping, cooking, cleaning and errand running, etc. I pretty much am never doing nothing.  Still, I’m a bit surprised at myself for not noticing this big lull in my blogging.  I certainly hope to not repeat said bad blog etiquette. 

Without further ado, here is the first of 5 new patterns,         

#168, 3 Little Words

I first started making these cute little things when I was having holiday open houses.  I crafted and sewed seasonal and holiday decorations for months and then sent out invitations to all I knew who loved my “stuff”.  I would practially kill myself   empty the first floor of my house of all it’s decoration and fill it with the holiday crafts I’d been making.  Lighted pinecone baskets, applique towels, sweatshirt jackets, wreaths, framed and quilted  items such as these, homemade chocolates and much more.  Then for one day, from 7 a.m. ’til 3 p.m. I would open my home to shoppers.  What work that was, but I loved every aspect of it.  The idea hunting, the shopping and then the creating.  Once I started vending at market, which falls the last weekend of October, I really didn’t have enough time to do all the work in time to sell before Christmas.  So, now this little idea of mine from several years ago blossomed into a pattern to send to market this year! 

You can buy it here on my website.

Hope you like it!

Until next time,