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.  

A Change is Good

I have a new website and I am over the top excited to invite you over for a visit! 

 About 4 months ago I decide it was time to freshen things up. I wanted a website that better matched with my blog – bright and fresh and perhaps even a little more modern. Today my website is up and running. Please come by and have a look around!
Thanks for stopping by!

Music In my Studio

I notice on blogs some quilters have shared a list of their favorite songs. I think these lists are wonderful to share and when you listen to their music it gives you a glimpse of what it might feel like to be sewing with them.

The music I love to listen to is a little different - it doesn’t come from a CD, IPod or the radio. It actually comes through the walls of our home. My son William picked up a guitar about two years ago and taught himself to play. In the last two years I don't think a day has gone by when I haven't listened or watched him practise. Sylvie is his girlfriend and a beautiful singer, and for me to hear them making music together is very special.

William showed me this video of the two of them yesterday. They've had a great summer and I've enjoyed every minute that I have been able to listen to them in person or through the walls.

This is the sound that inspires me.

Confetti Cake Blocks

I was playing with my new collection "Blushing" this morning. Well, not with the actual fabric … I have to wait for it to arrive. But that won't stop me from designing with my new collection. Here are some digital Confetti Cake blocks I just made. This block is strip-pieced so it is easy and fun to make. I designed this pattern about 4 years ago (boy, time flies!) but as soon as Blushing arrives, this quilt is one I definitely want to re-make.

I'm designing some NEW digital patterns with Blushing. I will be  sharing them with you soon.


It's the middle of the week and I should be working, but this 4 1/2 pound fellow keeps
looking at me and he won’t stop!  All he wants to do is play … and how can I refuse?!

I'm heading out the door and I'll try to get some work done later when Louis is napping. Hope you are all having a wonderful fun day!

UPDATE (Friday August 17, 2012)

I had to post this picture.
I accidently woke Louis up from his nap, and this is the face I get. I love this puppy!


And the winner is...

Laurie, who wrote:

I've admired your Butterfields material for months - it's been a favorite bookmark for my wish list - would just love to win this beautiful fabric!!!!! Thanks so much for the chance :)

Congratulations, Laurie! You have won a fat eight bundle of Butterfields and my new pattern "By the Sea". Please contact me and I will get this parcel out to you right away.

Thanks to everyone who entered – it’s a real pleasure to read all of your comments. I love Butterfields and it's wonderful to know that you do too.

Homespun Magazine

I was invited to design a pattern for Homespun Magazine!!  They asked me to be the guest artisan in the garden issue due out this month.

This is a magazine that I always pick up at the book store.  It's filled with lots of beuatiful work by Australian quilters.  So when I was invitied to be included I jumped at the chance.

Here is a sneak peek at my design in Homespun - I called it "Breezy".  I promise to have more pictures soon.

(click on the picture to see it bigger)

I just ordered the magazine so I will be making up some kits which will be available on my website.  Quantities are limited so if you would like me to put aside a kit send me an e-mail and I will do my best to make sure you get one.

The finished size is 31" square.

Summer Party Giveaway

If you are visiting from the Henry Glass Summer Party I'm so happy you found your way to my blog. 

To celebrate with Henry Glass I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway for a fat eight bundle of Butterfields and my new pattern "By the Sea".

Please leave me a comment below and
I will make the draw (end of day) August 12, 2012. 

Happy Summer!