Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy 2012 and Congrats to the winner!

                  Thanks for all your comments and good luck on your New Years resolutions!

Our winner for the Vintage Modern scrap bag is Nicole!

She said: "One of my New Year's resolutions is to write in my journal at least once a week and to specifically write about each one of my three boys, so I don't forget these days when they were little.
I love your new patterns and your new fabric line. They are all just lovely. A quilting cruise sounds like heaven this time of year...maybe one day. "

Congratulations Nicole, e-mail me your address and I will send your package right out!

I wish the best to all of you for a wonderful 2012. Don't forget to take some time for yourself and a minute here and there to stitch something!
It can be great therapy,

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year, New Patterns, New Experiences

First let me say,
Happy New Year!

It is always fun to begin a new year.
It's like a fresh new start. 

  If you are like me, I have great intentions to be more organized, get in better shape and have more balance in the crazy schedule I keep.  I am never sure just how to make that happen.  I had a brand new fabric line land on my doorstep a week before Christmas (which is so much fun to sew with), my entire family came for Christmas (so great) and I am teaching on the Moda/ Stitchin Heaven Cruise (can't wait to meet all of you) at the end of January.  It's a little overwhelming, crazy and very exciting all at the same time. 

Oh... and I also designed, wrote and stitched 5 new patterns

So introducing 
Sweet Pea

This is a 6 Month, Row of the Month Quilt.  It is written so shops can use it as a class for 6 months, but the pattern includes the instructions for all 6 months! 
 No buying 6 different patterns.  It includes instructions for the 
traditional fusible applique method and the soft raw edge method.   



This pattern takes 20 Layer Cakes and also has the instructions for either
soft raw edge or  fusible web method.

Ziggy Petals

There are two sizes in this Table Topper pattern.
The large one uses Charm Squares...

... and the small one uses tiny scraps.


The perfect project for a jelly roll.

You can either do the scallops or the zig-zags, both quilts with one jelly roll.

Baby size or throw size.  So fast and easy!

 Peppermint Pizzaz

A 43" x 43" Table Topper for Christmas.

 (this was a picture before it was quilted)

So, hope you like my new patterns and our new fabric line.

Even though it has been a crazy sewing marathon couple of weeks, it has been so fun to sew with fresh new fabric that rememinds me of SPRING!

And as for my new experience...
In two weeks I am teaching on the Moda 2012/ Stitchin Heaven Cruise.
Hey any of you ladies out there that are joining us, you are in for a great week!
The perfect week, sandy beaches and quilting.

I also want to let you know that Fat Quarter Shop has chosen
Thanks Kimberly and crew!

Camille and I have a block in the quilt as well.
You won't want to miss out on this project!

And last but not least...

 I am sending one lucky winner a box of scraps from Vintage Modern.

Leave a comment with one of your New Years Resolutions, then come back on
Tuesday the 17th to see who the winner is.

Wishing you a
Happy 2012!