Friday, July 25, 2008

A New Pattern!

Here's the cover for the first of several new patterns I'll be introducing in the next month or so. You asked for more Halloween designs and I love doing them. This one is now shipping and you can be one of the first to get your copy. Be sure to visit my website to order. I think there's going to be a contest involved with this new release so check back often for details!

"Happy Haunting!" includes the pattern and detailed instructions for creating the two 20x28" (please ignore the wrong measurement on the front cover) Poster Quilts shown in satin-stitched and raw edge appliqué (click on the photo for a closer look). The main quilt features two of my favorite characters I've ever designed for Halloween. They first appeared on one of my most successful collections of Halloween fabric. "Frank" and "Drac" make a great pair of beggars night greeters on your front door in this fast and easy-to-make quilt.

The second quilt is even easier featuring all raw edge appliqué and free motion quilting over the surface. Make one for yourself and one for a, friend!

If you'd like to take a look at my other patterns and books that are available click here.

I'll get back to the machine and finish up some of the new designs. Wait til you see how many Holiday/winter ones I have coming :) It's been awfully busy around here and you'll see why soon.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think of this one. It's your feedback that drives me on to the next design.

Thanks for looking in on me :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The July 4th weekend was wonderful but, even though it was a long weekend, it was way too short for me! It was great to get the family together for the old-fashioned barbecue and to take the kids to the fireworks display. I actually spent a lot of the remainder of the weekend working but, when you enjoy what you do as much as I do, it's not unusual to work nights and weekends.

I've actually completed 5 new projects for patterns and I'm in the process of getting them photographed for the pattern covers. Then, I'll design the covers so they can be sent off to the printer and the process of writing the instructions continues. I can't show you the projects just yet but, so far, there are two Halloween projects (both included in one pattern!) and 3 new Christmas projects. That's a teaser photo at the beginning of this entry :) I'm hoping to have them all available early to mid August. I hope you'll check back for the release date!

I've been using my
new fabrics in a lot in these projects and I've also used some of Robert Kaufman's Kona Cottons. I have to say, these cottons are beautiful and a pleasure to work with! They're so crisp and full of body. Back in my fashion days, I would have grabbed yards and yards of it in different colors to make shirts for myself! They're beautiful and durable for quilt bindings and I love the perfect crease you get when pressing the binding fold. Be sure to get your hands on some..especially the Jet Black.

Speaking of bindings, I have one that's all ready to be sewn onto a holiday table runner so I better get to it. I hope all is well with everyone and that you're enjoying your summer. Cheers!