Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Craftsy Kits and Patterns

Don't forget the kits and patterns for Craftsy's new fabric lines, Colonial Manor and Aura Blenders will be out this week.  The kits include the exact fabrics that I used for the patterns and include all fabrics for the top as well as the pattern. I had designed 8 patterns for Colonial Manor and 5 patterns for the Aura Blenders.  So far, I've shown you 7 and here are 4 more.

Stars and Stripes from Colonial Manor
 

Night and Day from Colonial Manor
 

Glory Days from Colonial Manor
 

Shimmering Galaxy from Aura Blenders
 
Only 2 more to show you and then hopefully, the kits will be live!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Two more Quilts for Craftsy

Here are two more quilts that I designed for Crafty's new fabric lines.  The first is from Colonial Manor and is called Regent.  It uses the whites, light blues and dark blues from the line. 

This is called Radiant Rainbow.  It is using the Aura Blenders fabrics.  Does this look familiar?  It's similar to Radiant Star!  The background is white and the center star is larger.  Love this quilt too! 

Just a few more days and the kits will be out!  I will keep you posted.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 27, 2016

More Quilts

I just found out yesterday that the launch for the kits and patterns will be next week!  I thought I'd better show you some more so you can see what will be available.

Black and Tan from the Colonial Manor collection.  The black, tan and white prints make a lovely, traditional looking quilt. 

 Radiant Star from the Aura Blenders collection.  The black background makes this lone star quilt pop!

More to come in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Another Craftsy Quilt and Zed

Here is another of the quilts that I designed for Craftsy.  This is the Colonial Manor fabric line and the quilt is called Tumbleweed.  For this quilt, I used the light blue, dark blue, white, and beige prints. 


 
Did I tell you that I love our new puppy?  He is really smart and keeps us on our toes.  He already knows how to sit, lay down, and roll over!  The only time he's not chewing or destroying his toys is when he's asleep. 
Resting up for the next round of puppy fun!
I love my daddy!
Thanks for stopping by!  More quilts and Zed soon!

Monday, May 23, 2016

More Regent's Park and a Second Craftsy Quilt

I've been working on a new pattern for Regent's Park.  So far I have the blocks done and I am cutting the sashing strips.  I'm not happy with one of the blocks, so I'm going to redo it.  Here is a sneak peak of the quilt on my design board.  This is the red colorway of the line and I've called this pattern Lady Slipper.  Love this quilt!!

The next quilt that I want to show you for the Craftsy quilts is called Juicy Cactus and I designed it using their Aura Blenders fabric line.  The Aura Blender fabrics are mottled colors ranging from lights in white, grey, and yellow to darks in blues, purples, reds and greens plus much more.  The background for this quilt is made using the charcoal grey. 



More quilts to come later this week and an update on Lady Slipper.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 20, 2016

A lot has happened in a year!


There has been a lot going on in the last year and I'm finally back to blogging.  Sorry for the long delay! Here is a summary of what's happening to me.

On my personal life:

I got engaged! To the wonderful, smart, sweet love of my life, Mark.  Wedding is planned for October of this year.  
I sold my house.  I had lived there for 20 years with my late husband and although there were many happy memories there, it was time to start a new life with Mark.


 So, we bought a new one!


And, we got a puppy!  We adopted him from a local animal shelter.  His name is Zed and he is a mix of border collie, lab and ??.  He is 6 1/2 months old, super smart and we love him to bits!!  Tillie and Zed get along great and that was my biggest worry about getting another dog.  He is now part of the family and we can't imagine life without him.





On my business life:
It's been busy!

I have a fabric line out with Maywood Studio.  I came out last fall.  I love it and I continue to make patterns using it.  Here are some of the prints:
Regent's Park

I have been working with Craftsy quite a bit.  They have started to design fabric and asked if I would design some patterns to go with their fabric lines.  So far, I have designed 16 patterns and the first 13 will be coming out in June.  Here is the first of the quilts.  This is called Old Glory and it uses their fabric line, Colonial Manor.  Kits and patterns will be available in June.  Can't wait!!


In the next few weeks, I will be showing you all 13 quilts that will debut in June through Craftsy.  Hope to see you again!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

French Connection Sew Along - Week 4

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by to get the last instructions for the sew along.  Click here to get the final instructions.

You know when they say that you should move every 10 years so you can weed out all your stuff?  Well, I am totally agreeing with whoever "they" are!  I am moving after being in the same home for 25 years.  I have accumulated a lot of great stuff but when you move, it doesn't feel so great!  So, this is what I've been doing for the past few weeks instead of sewing the final steps of the French Connection Sew Along.


I hope that you understand and thank goodness for Celine!  She has finished her quilt and it looks fabulous.  Check it out on her blog:  http://www.perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/

Now, back to packing...