Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cozy Cabin Time

What's better than a cozy lap quilt to keep you warm on cold winter nights. This pattern coincidentally called "Cabin Cozy", features Kathy Schmitz's upcoming line "Bits and Pieces". The rich colors of this fabric line, available in May of this year, will be great in your family room or den from September to April.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow Day Again

I finally feel like I really live in Canada. Five days in a row of Snow Days for the kids with blowing snow and -20 degrees celsius temperatures. We haven't had weather like this in 15 years and I didn't miss it. Today's new pattern post is called "Winter Friends" featuring Deb Strain's 2012 Christmas line "Share the Joy". Too bad it's too cold and windy to build snowmen here!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Autumn 2012

Here is the 2nd pattern of nine featuring "Give Thanks" by Deb Strain. This pattern, called "Falling Leaves" includes piecing and hand applique. Fall is my favorite time of year and I can hardly wait to make this quilt when the fabric is available.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fall and Winter 2012

Just when you thought that Christmas was over, the Moda fabric sales reps are on the road showing Christmas fabric and patterns for 2012. Just like the fabric designers, we pattern designers are planning a year in advance. I have designed 9 patterns for Autumn/Christmas 2012 featuring upcoming fabric lines by Deb Strain and Kathy Schmitz. I am happy to give a preview of my upcoming patterns beginning with "Boo!" featuring Happy H'owl'o-ween by Deb Strain. This pattern and fabric line will be in stores beginning May 2012.