Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christmas Baskets is Ready!

Ready to get a head start on your holiday sewing?  The Christmas Baskets  pattern is ready!

Featuring the Christmas Remembered  fabric collection, this pattern brings a beautiful Christmas quilt to your home that can become a family treasure for some lucky person this holiday.  

Perhaps your shop can hold a class before Christmas!  

Give me a call at 712-362-3022 for patterns.  And I'll get them out to you as soon as possible! 


 Although we are having a few rainy days this week in Iowa, I hope you are enjoying these beautiful fall days!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Awesome Tree Skirt with Christmas Remembered Collection

Twilight Tree Skirt by Holly Hansen
What a great surprise!
Thanks so much to Holly for making her Twilight Tree Skirt from my 
It is simply gorgeous!  

She found the pattern in the book "Mariner's Compass Quilts" by Judy Mathieson!

The pattern in the book is 20" in diameter but by enlarging it 118% as the pattern directs, she was able to sew a 30" diameter tree skirt!  The collection's stripe makes a perfect bias binding for the Mariner's Compass circled by flying geese!  It is just awesome!

Thanks again, Holly, for sharing it with us at Thursday Girls last week!  And for finding such a great use for my newest collection!  Time to get on those holiday projects, girls!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Almost Amish Baskets

Almost Amish Baskets
One of my new designs !  

With the Christmas Remembered Collection, together with the reds & greens, there is a lovely coloration of blacks, creams & tans!  

I wanted to do a small quilt using the cream/tan toile as background, so here is my 
Almost Amish Baskets little quilt.  

The pattern is written in two sizes - 

22" square & 30" square.  

Patterns are ready now.  It will be on the website soon or call me at 
712-362-3022 for patterns!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Mariner's Compass is Growing!

 I have always believed I would sew a Mariner's Compass quilt someday - another on my bucket list of quilts to make!  I'm sure none of you have a list like that!!

Anyway, when I learned of a new tool for this block, I went to work on it again quite a while ago.  With the Robin Ruth ruler & method for a strip pieced compass, I was able to make a pretty good first block from some of my Flying Geese collection.

So that is as far as I got that day & I have been looking at it on the wall ever since.  Then I received some of the vintage fabrics from the Star of Bethlehem (1860 - 1880) & Rising Sun Medallion (1840 - 1860) collections by Washington Street Studio/P & B & my interest piqued again.  Thus - the borders appeared.

Recently, I added the pyramids & so far I'm really liking the vintage medallion look.  Although it is remaining a work-in-progress at this time, I'm having lots of fun with it!

These star blocks may find a home on this quilt eventually - who knows!  For now I'm just happy to enjoy it on the design wall again!

Hope you are all having a divine week!!

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