Snow Day!

I couldn't stay  I had to post some pictures of this (hopefully) last winter storm.  The snowflakes are amazing, they are as big as I have ever seen them and I'm so happy I don't have to drive in this weather.  I was born and raised in this part of the world but I will never get used to icy, snowy, slippery roads.  I hope if it's snowing where you are you're safely home, but if not .. safe travels.


A Little Binding

I thought I would drop in to say that if you don't hear from me for a couple of days it's because I will be busy binding six quilts.  We're expecting a snow storm tomorrow so I'm happily going to be inside working on these quilts.
I'll be back soon with lots of photos ... promise!!


Just Peachy

I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Saturday I finished up a couple of projects including this one.
"Just Peachy" is part of The Pattern Basket's NEW Sweets collection of patterns.

Sweets are small quilts that measure up to 45" square. 
Just Peachy finishes 44" square. You'll love the way this block comes together!

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New Patterns!

I just added "Sunnyside Up" and "Cute As A Button" to my website.  Come by and have a look.

Cute As A Button

I think every quilter loves a new pincushion!   I have to say that my sewing room has lots of them, but I still can’t always find a pin when I need one, so I had to
design two more.
Introducing … Cute As A Button!  This pincushion comes in two sizes: a small 6" square and a larger 8" square.  Both are 2 1/2" high.  I can't wait to start using the larger one on my cutting table. It’s perfect to hold a lot of pins!
The covered buttons are easy to make.  Most fabric shops carry small kits to make covered buttons, but I share a simple technique in the pattern for making fabric-covered buttons without a kit.
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Visit the Fat Quarter Shop blog and enter to win a Designer select bundle of Blushing!!

Sweets & Sunnyside Up

 "Sunnyside Up" is part of my NEW collection of patterns called "Sweets".  Sweets are small, quick-to-make patterns that measure under 45" square.  Sweets patterns share simple new techniques that will make them come together with ease and lots of fun!   

I'm very excited to release this new pattern because both these little Dresden Plate quilts are made without using a template for the petals!
With simple cutting and sewing instructions, you'll love how they come together perfectly every time ... and you don't have to buy a special ruler to make that happen.

If you like the Dresden Plate block you will love this pattern that features two variations of the same block.

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Thanks for visiting!

Designer Select Bundle of Blushing

Breaking News!! Blushing is starting to arrive in quilt shops, visit your local shop or online store and ask for Blushing .

Recently Kimberly from the Fat Quarter Shop invited me to selected 12 prints and 3 coordinating prints from the 21 prints in "Blushing" to create a designer select Fat Quarter Bundle that is now available at the Fat Quarter Shop.  This week they are having some fun on the Jolly Jabber and giving away one of the bundles.  Drop by their blog and enter to win.  Have fun!


Almost Ready

 With Blushing about to arrive in quilt shops I'm busy finishing up my new patterns that will be out before the end of the month.  It's been crazy fun in my studio and I'm almost ready to introduce you to my nine ... yes, nine! ... new designs with Blushing!

I will be back soon with lots of pictures!

Free Pattern

 In December I posted a free pincushion pattern called "Winter White" on my blog but I missed adding a link on the sidebar so you could easily find it.  The link is now on the right-hand side of my blog.
Happy sewing!!

Breezy Kits

We have a couple of Breezy kits in the shop on Sale! 
Breezy is a fun to make table topper that is perfect for Spring and features Butterfields. 
The finished size is 29" square.
We are almost out of Butterfields ~
only a couple of kits left!

Please visit The Pattern Basket shop!

Bundle Of Blushing Winner

Thank you once again to everyone who entered the draw and left me all those wonderful comments.  I can't tell you how your sweet words made me feel.  I'm delighted that you all like Blushing so much!
Catherine Z, I am happy to announce that your name has been drawn.  Congrats, Catherine!  I hope that Blushing brings a hint of early spring to chilly northern Saskatchewan!  Please email me your mailing address and I will get this bundle of Blushing out to you right away.



Only one day left!
Monday evening I will make the draw for a fat quarter bundle of Blushing.  I sat down yesterday and read through the comments and I have to say that now I'm blushing.  I wish you could all win a bundle. Thanks for making this giveaway so much fun!
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Happy Sunday!
Thank you to everyone who entered.
This giveaway is now closed.

Good News!

We just made up a couple more Chocolate Bunnies kits with Butterfields. 
Please visit my website to order.
Oh, just a reminder ... I posted a Giveaway here for a bundle of my new fabric collection Blushing.  Leave a comment and I will make the draw on Monday.
Have a great weekend!