Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Aunt Anne Sent a Picture!

Well, I have waiting awhile for this picture, but my aunt Anne has finally sent me a picture of herself with the bags that I sent her.  She tells me she loves them both, so I am happy about that.  I have 3 students that have made the large quilter's tote, and I have made 3 now, making small changes along the way.  I am now ready to publish the pattern. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

We have a winner, and it is Bright Angel.  Please contact me, I have sent you an e-mail.  Thank everyone for the great response to this contest, and also a thank you to Michele at The Quiltting Gallery.  Some of the colours that were suggested for the mugs I had not thought of!  It seems red, pink, turquois, orange and lime green are popular colours.  I will let you know what I choose.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Blog Hop Give-Away

I am happy to be participating  in my second blog hop hosted by The Quilting Gallery.  I look forward to hopping around all the blogs, great fun! This bog hop runs from March 17 until March 23.  My dad is Irish, so we always liked St. Patrick's day.  Our church always hosts a St. Patrick's Day Tea, it is fantastic!  Along with the tea, little sandwiches and lots and lots of sweets, there are hand-crafted items for sale.  One of my favorite things is a large tin of home-made fudge, my favorite!  You buy tickets on it, and no, I have never won it!  Probably just as well, I do not need to eat a tin of fudge, but it would be great!  Just in case you were wondering, it is on Sunday, so you can have these things even if you gave them up for lent.
My give-away is 2 of my patterns, The Jessica Bag and Easy Peasy Quilt, I just posted about one of my students' Easy Peasy.  It is a beautiful purple one, love it!  The other is a hand-made pottery mug that David Eastwood of Gagetown made.  The mug has my logo on it, last time Daivid made mugs for me I had them done in lime green and purple, I am getting ready to order more,what colours do you think I should order?  I have a post about David's studio on my blog as well.
To enter, just leave a comment, and if you join my blog or fanpage I will put your name in the draw twice.  Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

What fun!  Another blog hop hosted by The Quilting Gallery!  I had lots of fun last time and am looking forward to another.  The hop will start shortly make sure to check  it out.
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Purple Batik Easy Peasy Quilt

Grace, one of my students just finished an Easy Peasy quilt on in purple batiks, the pictures do not do it justice at all!!  This is so beautiful, and would go nicely in my house, but she dosen't want to give it to me!  It is a queen sized quilt and she says it looks great in her bedroom too.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Disappearing 4-Patch Tutorial

Well, here goes, I hope you all understand this tutorial.  I really like these disappearing 4 and 9 patch quilts, but I do like them with a bit of consistancy, like a background fabric.  The tutorial is on a 4 patch using 5"squares, it would be quicker to use larger squares, and I think I would like sashing and corner blocks.

Start with 4 squares, placed as above.  Sew together to make one large square.  Now, place the 1" mark of the ruler on the seam of the square and cut.  Do the same on all sides of this middle seam.

Now, mix those long rectangles up, then sew back together.  Square, if needed, you are finished.  This block has many possibilities, so have fun!  And remember, press, press, press!!!