Sunday, August 21, 2016

One Lovely blog award

A couple of weeks ago, I was nominated by my friend Jen over at  Jen and I met as we were doing the 2016 new bloggers blog hop. Thanks Jen for nominating my blog.

So we are supposed to share 7 things about ourselves. So, here it goes:

1. Quilting really is my passion. I enjoy all aspects of quilting. I really like testing patterns for quilt designers, and these are just a few I am doing.
This is on I am doing for Tammy at

This is the fabric selection for another quilt I am testing for

This one is for Jen at #patternsbyjen.

This is my fabric selection for a pattern test for

2. I am a professional seamstress. We make all sorts of things for events, tradeshows, etc.

3. My family brings great joy to me.

4. I am an early riser, even on weekends. I love taking a walk in the quiet, peaceful mornings.
This is a view from one of my recent morning walks. 

5. I just recently published my first quilt pattern on craftsy. If you would like to view or purchase it you can do so here.

6. When it comes to sewing and quilting, and people ask me to do something, I tend to not know the word "No". This is a dress that I will be making for one of my granddaughters to wear to an upcoming wedding.

7. I really enjoy blogging about the quilts I make.

As you may notice, I like to stay busy. I don't watch a lot of t.v. and my quilting is really very relaxing to me.

I also need to nominate some other bloggers.
These are just some of the bloggers I like to follow:

Friday, August 12, 2016

Giveaway winners!

So as you know I was doing a contest where if you left a comment on my blog post about my pattern release, I would enter you in to win a copy of it. I am giving 2 away. The way I chose the winners was by a generator. Here is what it came up with:

True Random Number Generator  5Powered by RANDOM.ORG   Comment number 5! Winner is Cheryl! Congratulations!  True Random Number Generator  3Powered by RANDOM.ORG  Comment number 3! Winner is Cat Lady! Congratulations!  Thank you all for participating. Please remember that if you did not win and you would like to purchase the pattern you may still do so. Just click here to purchase.  The winners will be receiving an email from with the pattern in PDF from. The comments are greatly appreciated. Thanksfor making this contest fun!  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bricks and Blocks pattern release And GIVEAWAY

In 2013, I had a couple of ladies contact me about making some quilts. I told them I would, and they described what they wanted. I couldn't find a pattern, so I decided to come up with my own. This is what I came up with:

All done and my little grandson loves it. 

Twin size. Super heroes. Made by my daughter Jennifer for her little guys first birthday.  She chose to tie this one. Love it.

Well, I got the quilts done, and I had made notes, just in case I ever wanted to do them again.
Fast forward to earlier this year, when I was reading a newsletter from a fellow Quilter and learned about a pattern writing series hosted by Cheryl over at  I started reading it, and decided why not finish writing the pattern I had started before. So, I wrote, sent copies to my daughters and revised. Then I had 1 of my daughters do some computer drawings. Yes, they both proof read  again, could understand everything and then it was time to test. I asked both if they would make 1 up. They were more than willing to.
Crib quilt from the pattern. Will be backed with green fleece. Made by my daughter, Krystal. I will quilt this on my machine quilting frame.

 We did a quilt along on the blog, and made sure all revisions were made.  Everything went well.
Queen sized quilt that my daughter is hand quilting. This was done during the quilt along  just before the pattern was released.

Up close look at some quilting, as well, as the fabric.

Then I got this crazy idea why not publish it as a pdf. So, I had one daughter working on figuring out how to do craftsy and get our pattern on there. I enlisted the help of my daughters as I work full time.

So then we had to get a quilt done for the cover. 1 is sitting in my quilting room waiting to be quilted. 1 daughter was tying hers for her little guys first birthday and the other daughter is hand quilting hers. So, I asked my daughter who was tying hers if we could use it for the cover. She was more than willing.

our cover quilt.

GIVEAWAY TIME:  how would two of my readers like to win a pdf of the pattern? All you have to do is leave a comment, then we will use a random number generator to choose 2 winners.   The contest will go until August 10th.  If you want to purchase the pattern, you can do that here.   The sizes include: crib, twin, and queen. Please share with your friends.