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Showing posts from September, 2020

"Garden Friends" Quilt Pattern Release

Hello and welcome!  I hope you've been following the "It's a Garden Party" Row Along blog hop and collecting all of the cute patterns!  Aren't they adorable??!!  (By the way, there is a TON of work that goes into organizing and setting up something like this, so if you're enjoying this blog hop, please take a moment to stop over at  Seams To Be Sew  and let our hostess Marian Pena know that you appreciate this event! You can also go there to see the full line up for the entire blog hop.)   Today it's my turn to be featured on the blog hop and I'm so excited to share my new pattern "Garden Friends" with you!  True to the theme, it's a flower garden scene filled with bellflowers, tulips and sunflowers.  But I also added some cute little critters because what's a garden without some critters?  Mr. Turtle is bobbing along in the pond, grinning a hello to Mr. Frog,  Mr. Frog sits peacefully at the side of the pond, relaxing and grinning a

Quilt Blanket Fort Day

Remember when you were a kid and you made blanket forts?  It was a place to hide away and hang out, a place to relax and forget about your troubles.  Well, with all of the trying circumstances we are all dealing with these days, a bunch of my fellow quilt designers decided we needed those cozy forts again!  They declared September 1st to be "quilted blanket fort day" and encouraged us all to pull out our quilts, make forts and share pictures of our little hideaways using the hashtag #quiltedblanketfort. To make my fort, I had to figure out where to put it and what to support it with.  As it so happens,  I got a longarm machine recently and had the brilliant idea to use it for my fort.  Plenty of space and too funny not to do it!  Then I pulled out some quilts and covered up most of the machine. That was quick and easy!  So my fort was up and ready for use.  Now what did I want to put in it?  Since this was going to be an "adult" fort, laying on the floor was out of