Introducing Jubilee!
I designed this pattern with another older Moda collection. I'm loving these timeless collections - like always they are so nice to work with and look beautiful finished.
I can't wait to make this pattern with my new fabric collection "Blushing"
Jubilee has to be one of my favorites.
Hope you like it!

Pot Luck

Here is number two of my four new designs. 
This one is called "Pot Luck". 
I designed this pattern with an older Moda collection that I think has a timeless look, and I love that it also has a very scrappy feel to it. "Pot Luck" is the perfect pattern to use up some of your stash or would look beautiful featuring a new collection.
Finished size is 60" by 72".

New Patterns for 2013

Introducing Starburst!
I'm very excited to share with you some photos of one of my new patterns, "Starburst". Starburst was designed with a Layer Cake from a beautiful Moda collection. 
I love the way this large block comes together,
 and I think you will too!

I have three more new designs to show you in the next day or two so I hope you will come back to visit.  They will all be available in my shop on January 2.

Christmas Eve

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
and a 
Joyful Holiday

New Pattern

I received lots of e-mails about this pattern a while ago after I posted a sneak peek on my blog, but I just haven’t managed to find the time to make it … until now! … so I am really excited about releasing this pattern!
The pattern shows how to make the Pin Pouch in two sizes. The large one measures 7" long by 3 1/2" tall and 4" wide.  The smaller one measures 5" long by 2 1/2" tall by 3" wide.
They are fun, fast and easy to make.  Best of all, they zip up so you won’t lose any of your pins – perfect for quilting classes and handy to bring with you when you travel.  I have also included a fun little notions bag that holds a rotary cutter and has room for lots more. It measures 9 1/2" long by 5" wide.  




I'm busy waiting for "Blushing" to arrive ...
I'm busy waiting for five NEW quilts to
return from my machine quilter ...
I'm busy waiting for my sewing machine
to come back from being cleaned ...
What am I busy doing ??
Here's a sneak peek
I'm busy making these applique blocks. 
This collection of fabric is called Paris Flea Market. It was out years ago and I bought a lot of it then.   Moda announced earlier this year that they would re-release it January 2013 and I am so excited about that.
I'm a big fan of timeless fabric collections and this is one of them.

Winter White

My gift to you this Holiday Season.
This easy-to-make and fun-to-give pincushion is called Winter White.
I love to give homemade things and I know we all live busy lives so I designed this pincushion with that in mind. Its super easy and fast to make. The stores are filled with beautiful ornaments so I couldn’t resist adding this little dove to my pincushion.


Winter White Pincushion Pattern
One little clip-on bird or other ornament
Three squares of Holiday fabric 8 ½”, 6 ½”, 4 ½”
Three squares of Creamy/white fabric
8 ½”, 6 ½”, 4 ½”
Creamy/white print for the tie 3 ½” by 38”
Batting squares 8 ½”, 6 ½”, 4 ½”
Poly stuffing and poly pellets Craft size package
Step One - The Pincushion

Place the 8 ½” Holiday fabric square on top of the 8 ½” square of batting, right side up.  Quilt as desired.

Once quilted place the 8 ½”  square on top of the 8 ½” creamy/white fabric, right sides together.  Using a walking foot, sew ¼” around the perimeter leaving a 2” opening to turn right sides out.  Before you turn the square right sides out, be sure to clip the corners to get rid of the bulk, making sure you do not cut into the sewn line.  Now turn the square right sides out.  Firmly stuff with poly fill and plastic pellets to add weight.  Hand stitch the opening closed.

Repeat these steps with the fabric and batting for the 6 ½” pin cushion and the 4 ½”pincushion. 
Place them on top of one another with the 8 ½” pin cushion on the bottom, the 6 ½” pincushion in the middle and the 4 ½” pincushion on top.
Step Two - Tie

Fold the 3 ½” by 38” strip of creamy/white print in half, right sides together.  Sew ¼” down the side and on a diagonal across both ends, leaving a 3” opening in the middle to turn right sides out.  Turn and stitch the opening closed.

Wrap the Tie around the pincushions, and secure with a bow on the top and add your ornament.

From my sewing room to yours … I hope you enjoy this winter white pincushion!


New Pattern "Snow Angels"

I’m so excited about Christmas this year!  I’m not really sure why but I am definitely getting into the holiday spirit.  We already have had a little dusting of snow to start the season off.  Thankfully it didn’t stick around but it won’t be long and we will be knee-deep in snow.

I’ve been designing and quilting a lot these past couple of months and I am hoping to have all my new patterns out very soon.  Because the Holiday Season is fast approaching, I would like to share my new pattern “Snow Angels” with you right away.
Strip piecing with Fat Eights or a Layer Cake makes this quilt come together super fast.
Snow Angels will be available on my website later today.  I designed this Quilt in a Moda Holiday collection but I think it would be beautiful in any collection - it’s not just for the Holidays.

The finished size is 61" square.

Click on the pictures below to make them bigger.

Snow Angels

Snow Angels is my newest pattern.  I'm working on binding this morning, then a photo shoot this afternoon and of course I’ll be posting pictures … so I hope you’ll come back to visit!


I just launched my facebook page! 
I would love to have you drop by and "like" my page. I'll be posting lots of fun stuff that you won't want to miss out on.


Dresden Plate with a twist

I designed this quilt block in 2009 and I've wanted to make it into a quilt for some time. I shared a sneak peek on my blog in 2011. I think it's time! What do you think?
I can't wait to see it made up in my new fabric collection "Blushing"!!


Canadian Thanksgiving

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. It was a wonderful weekend with my husband arriving home from Italy just in time to celebrate the holiday. We all ate way to much turkey but it was so good!
I just love this holiday, especially when those near and dear to me can all be sitting at one table.
To all my Canadian friends I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Coming Soon

I was just visiting the Fat Quarter Shop website and I'm thrilled to see Blushing on their “Coming Soon” page.

I can't wait to see Blushing in Quilt Shops!!

I'm busy working on some fun patterns to accompany this line. I hope to have something to show you soon.