I know I’m a bit late to the party…

International Fall Quilt Market was over two weeks ago…

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(Image from Moda’s Cutting Table Blog)

I wasn’t able to attend, but I do have new quilt patterns that would have been there. I was with my family instead since my wonderful Mother-in-law passed away the day before Chloe & I were to fly to Houston.

How appropriate that this is the first of my three new patterns.

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I’m sad, I’m tired & I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful family & such dear friends. Getting older is not an easy thing for anyone involved. I will miss my mother-in-law dearly. She was one of my best friends. I’m so thankful that she was able to live independently in her own home & will not be going into assisted living or to a nursing facility.

So, if you’ve been wondering why I’ve been lacking in presence here, she is one of the reasons. Also, my dad had heart surgery the day Chloe & I were to fly to Minneapolis for spring quilt market back in May. We did fly out the next day though so we didn’t miss that. I then spent the majority of the next six weeks at the hospital & then rehab with him helping him to recover from the surgery. I’m happy to report that he was able to resume baling hay this summer, his passion!  Once a farmer, always a farmer…

One of the reasons I do what I do is because of the ability to work around my family & its many schedules. I can work at any hour & stop at the drop of a hat to help whoever needs me at that moment. It started with raising our children but more recently it’s been helping with our parents.

I’m very fortunate & I’m so thankful they at least take turns!

How appropriate that this is my next new pattern.

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I’m definitely in “My Happy Place” with my family & in my sewing room!!!

My third & final new pattern: Suzn+Quilts+Tiny+Dresden+Happy+Birthday+cover+RGB

All three use my Tiny Dresden Template,

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& “My Happy Place” also uses my Mini Dresden Template.

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Like my previous Dresden plate patterns,

the paper template is included in the pattern, but you’ll want to also purchase the plastic template because it will make your cutting so much quicker & more accurate.

Look for them on my website & hopefully soon at your local quilt shop!

Just keep sewing…

Susan

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They’re back from the printer & ready to ship!

New patterns that use my new Tiny Dresden template.

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A 10″ stocking, that’s a cute as can be (if I must say so myself!)

These are quick & easy.

Completely by machine except for the hand work to stitch the binding.

Also using Tiny Dresden plates,

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make either the runner or wall quilt with adorable little angels.

“A Joyful Christmas” was stitched by hand with perle cotton,

the rest was all done by machine.

I even sew my buttons on by machine.

 I can’t wait to see what other color combinations these are made into.

Lastly, incorporating both my tiny & mini Dresden plates,

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Dresden Heaven.

I absolutely love this quilt!

I used fat quarters, but you can use charm squares & layer cakes along with yardage.

A shop ordered these yesterday and she’s going to use the new Downton Abbey collection.

I can’t wait to see it!

Check your local quilt shop or my website to get yours today.

Sew them for Christmas, or put them on your Christmas list!

Until next time,

Susan