Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Pattern!

Some of you know that I have been working on a new pattern for Christmas. And it's late. I know. Story of my life. If it wasn't for the last minute, I wouldn't have any time at all.
But I really have a good reason this time...

I actually started this in July. Right before the fire. After the fire we lived in the hotel for a month and a half. Then I had to put my house back together. Whew.

So, it's almost done. I just thought you might like a peek. This is a partial view to tempt you.

Keep watching - Home Town Holiday should be ready very soon. The pattern will contain directions for a table runner, wall hanging and a throw. Stay tuned....

She's Baaaack! And she brought free stuff!

Okay. I know. I've neglected you. I haven't called or written in months. Forgive me. I promise to do better.
I have something for you... Yes, I'm bribing you to take me back. I admit it.

Many of you have asked me to write a pattern to use the leftover half blocks from the Mad for Plaid pattern. And since I always do what you ask, (sorry, I think I'm choking on that last one...) I have the pattern for you:

This pattern contains the instructions for making a basket block from the leftover half blocks. There is also a suggested setting for putting the blocks into a quilt. Yardage requirements are included. You will also find the formulas for figuring sizes for setting and corner triangles.

You will find it on my website. Just click here download the free pattern.
Have fun!


More Show & Tell

I love to get pictures from you. I am always amazed by what you have done with my patterns. Often I think "Now, why didn't I think of that?" You guys are so creative. I just love it.

This is the Hip to Bee Square, Baby quilt by Colleen Richards of Ortonville, Michigan. Don't you love the softness of her fabric choices?

This is Helen King with her Stars & Stripes quilt. Helen was one of my students when I visited the Piecemakers Guild in Saginaw, Michigan. We had so much fun that day. Great job, Helen!

My dear friend Linda Davis made this Weekend at the Harbor Star quilt. WOW! I love all the reds. I think you should give me this one, Linda!

This is the Quilt of Many Ribbons free pattern made by Glenna Duggar. Here's her email:

This is the quilt that I made and donated to "Breast Friends" as a fund raising project which will be given away at the Relay for Life in May 2009. I am a breast cancer survivor 12 years today Oct. 7, 2008.
I really enjoyed making this quilt and Had so many ladies wanting me to make them one..I entered it into our Fair this past september and won 1st place with it.
Glenna Duggar

Nice job, Glenna. Thanks for all you have done.