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 .

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.