Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Seasonal Selections #1 - Winter

Just finished adding my "Seasonal Selections #1 - Winter" pattern to my pattern store on Craftsy. Avoid the shipping charges and download patterns directly to your printer in minutes!!! Check out my pattern store at Fairfield Road Designs on Craftsy to see all of my downloadable patterns.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Check out the Festive Issue of "A Needle Pulling Thread" magazine to see the newest design from Nellie and I called "Noel". We used the "Happy Christmas" fabrics that we received from Northcott to make a tablerunner (or wall banner) and placemats. They are super easy and would make great gifts!!!

Our friend Linda Scallion also has a project in this issue! Her "Winter Window" wallhanging is just beautiful!!The magazine should be available soon at quilt shops and book stores near you!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lime on the Rocks

Here is my second new quilt design called "Lime on the Rocks" which uses Northcott's new "Shades of Grey" Stone Roll. This collection features twelve different fat quarters of grey fabrics gradated from very light to almost black. I used their new lime coloured Stonehenge fabric to make the inner border pop but you could use any colour that would match with your decor - maybe bright orange, fuchsia or wine red - use you imagination!
The pattern will be available soon at a quilt shop near you or online at Fairfield Road Designs !!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Flying Santa - Now on Craftsy!

Just finished adding my "Flying Santa" pattern to my pattern store on Craftsy. Avoid the shipping charges and download patterns directly to your printer in minutes!!! Check out my pattern store at Fairfield Road Designs on Craftsy to see all of my downloadable patterns.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Opposites Attract

Here is the first new pattern that I designed for Northcott using one of their new Stone Roll collections. It is called "Opposites Attract" and it uses one "Cool Waters" Stone Roll (12 fat quarters) and additional Stonehenge fabrics. Finished size is 100" x 109". The pattern will be available at quilt shops or online from Fairfield Road Designs very soon!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stone Rolls by Northcott

Last week I spent a couple days writing two new patterns that I have designed using Northcott's newest Stone Roll collections - "Shades of Grey" and "Cool Waters". Each Stone Roll contains twelve different fat quarters. Check out all of their new fat quarter collections on this page: Northcott Stone Rolls

Cool Waters

Shades of Grey

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Quilt Retreat

Well, I'm almost all packed and ready to go to the Quilt Retreat in Morrisburg!!! This year, my mom is coming with me and I'm looking forward to spending lots of time quilting and visiting with her and all of my quilting friends! I have a few projects to work on, two that I started at the last retreat (and never finished) and one for Christmas. Hopefully I will get lots done and be ready to quilt some quilt tops when I get home!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Tweet

Here is our new pattern "Let's Tweet" that Nellie and I designed using the "Morning Song" line of fabrics from Northcott. We really love this quilt and are very excited that Northcott has chosen it to be in their ad in the "Quilts and More" magazine which will be coming out in November!!! Look for this pattern in a quilt shop near you or on our website!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New patterns on Craftsy

I have just finished adding three more patterns to our new Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing Pattern store on Craftsy!!! Maple Reel, Snowed in and Skating Party!!!

 Here is the link to our store: UCQP - Craftsy pattern store .

If you haven't already checked Craftsy out - you don't know what you are missing!!! In addition to pattern downloads they also have a TON of online crafting courses for just about anything you can think of and lots of pictures of completed projects to get you inspired!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Morning Song

These fabrics are from Northcott's new line "Morning Song" - boy, we were super excited to design with these ones!!  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Holiday Table

Nellie and I have been very busy this week, sewing, quilting and writing patterns!!! Carla at "A Needle Pulling Thread" magazine asked us to design a quilting project for the Festive 2012 issue and since our "Happy Christmas" fabric had just arrived a couple weeks ago, we decided to use it to make a tablerunner and placemats. Here are the fabrics that we used. Nellie sewed up the samples, handed them to me to quilt one night this week, now they are back with her being bound while I work on the computer to write the pattern. Boy - it's a good job we are such a great team!!!

Check out our finished project in the next issue of "A Needle Pulling Thread"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Christmas already????

One thing about designing quilts for Northcott is that you have to be ready for ANYTHING - like Christmas fabric in MARCH!!! Here is our new pattern "Ready for Santa" which uses Northcott's new Happy Christmas line of fabrics. These fabrics will be available in quilt shops this month - so I guess we ALL need to start thinking about Christmas!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Woodland Shadows

Northcott's new line "Equinox" features one colourway of fabrics in lovely earthy hues! Here is a picture of our new pattern "Woodland Shadows" which uses this new line. Check out the Equinox  fabric line on the Northcott website. The pattern is available on Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing .
Here is a close-up of the block:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maple Reel pattern

Here is our pattern "Maple Reel" which was designed using the Stonehenge Oh Canada line of fabrics. The pattern includes instructions for making the wallhanging (pictured above) or the bedquilt which is pictured below. The pattern is available now on our website: Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stonehenge - Oh Canada fabric

I love Northcott's Stonehenge fabrics and when Patti Carey sent us the images of this new line "Oh Canada" I just couldn't wait to start designing with it. It will be available in quilt shops in June!! Check out the Northcott website to see ALL of their great new fabric lines!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Here is our new pattern "Spellbound" which was designed and made using the "Trick or Treat" line of fabric from Northcott. We think this fabric is SUPER CUTE!! and can't wait for Hallowe'en!!! The pattern includes directions for both this quilt and a wall haning.
It is available now on our website: Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Towne Cats Pattern

Here is another one of our Northcott patterns which has just been added to our website Upper Canada Quiltworks Pubishing - thsi one uses a panel from the Jive Cats line of fabric.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine

I got a nice surpise in the mail on Thursday - four copies of the newest edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine! My "Carson's Courtyard" quilt pattern is featured in this issue. Here is a link to the webite: Primitive Quilts & Projects - for this issue they asked each of the designers "What was your favourite project?" I answered with a short blurb about the Fibre Friends Christmas Quilts and this picture of Colleen McMahon and I and the quilt that I made for her this past Christmas - all of which they included in the magazine!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New patterns added to Upper Canada Quiltworks

Nellie and I have been VERY busy designing new patterns for Northcott fabrics. And now that we have finished writing, editing, printing, folding, packing and mailing the hundreds of patterns needed for our last order, I have finally had a few minutes to add the new patterns to our website! Here is the first pattern called Paisley Picnic. The pattern includes directions for both a table topper and a tablerunner. Here is a link to the page: Upper Canada Quiltworks - Patterns page

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another New Pattern!!

Here is the second new pattern that I am releasing this month - called "It's A

Spring Thing". Many thanks to my friend Liz Healy who came up with the winning name in my Facebook contest last month. She won a pattern of her choice from Fairfield Road Designs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New pattern!!!

Now that things have gotten back to "normal" around here, after Christmas and a wonderful vacation in Florida, I have finally had a chance to finish up a few new patterns. Here is the first one "Cornerstones". You only need one jelly roll or "Stone strips" set to make the centre and pieced border and two other fabrics for the inner border/binding and outer border. Many thanks to my friend Darlene Nelson for testing the pattern for me. I will be teaching this pattern at Taylor Sewing Centre on February 13 & March 5 9:30-12:30. Check out the class schedule at http://www.taylorsewing.com .

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Create and Decorate

Another one of my favourite magazines is Create and Decorate. I recently ordered a subscription and just love it when it appears in my mailbox!! It has quilting, punchneedle, wool applique (all of which I love) and lots more! And my "Clematis Vine Tablerunner " will be featured in an upcoming issue - I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Primitive Quilts and Projects

Here is the newest magazine that I have a subscription for:
For those of you who like primitive and country quilts, you will LOVE this magazine. There have only been two or three issues so far, but they have been beautiful. I can't wait for this spring issue to arrive in my mailbox. I will be eagerly awaiting the summer issue too as my quilt "Carson's Courtyard" will be featured!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Wow- I can't believe that it is January again!!

Looking back to last January's posts I found my list of new year's resolutions: 1. Spend one day each month clean-sweeping a different room of my house.2. Spend time creating just for "fun".3. Read all of the "Quilting Arts" magazines that I bought from my friend Colleen (at our huge quilting garage sale) and try out some of the different techniques in them.4. Write a new book with Nellie.5. Take a yoga class.6. Keep up with this blog.7. Use my new AccuCut machine.8. Use my felting machine more often.

So, I didn't exactly do ALL of them (but who EVER does). I did clean sweep a few AREAS of my house, Nellie and I did do some fabric painting and wool dyeing, I "kinda" kept up with my blog and I DEFINITELY used my AccuQuilt machine, so I think I did OK.

I also took a FOUR month online pharmacy class, designed four new quilt patterns for Fairfield Road Designs that will be published this month (hopefully), Nellie and I designed quilt a few new patterns for Northcott, I started a Facebook page for Fairfield Road Designs and a profile on Craftsy AND I have patterns coming out in a bunch of magazines over the next few months so I think 2011 turned out pretty good!!!

This morning's view out of my front door.