Who Won the Book? And Your Prize

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Thank you for celebrating the longevity of my plant and the publication of Joyful Stitching. Both have survived a year under my care. Hurrah!

And hurrah for the winner of the give-away of Joyful Stitching: Ellee. I hope you enjoy the book.

 

housingdeptpatternBut wait, there’s more! I’d also like to give you all a gift and thank you for visiting my blog. Please click here to download a PDF of this pattern: Housing Department.

An Etui for Youi

etui12Traveling this summer? Then you need a portable sewing kit or etui like this to carry all your sewing needs. It’s easy to make and small enough to fit into your purse, glove compartment, saddle bags, or under the seat in front of you.

etui10This little etui measures about 5″ x 6″ and is made with felt and a stiff interfacing like Timtex. Stitched together by hand, it holds your scissors, thimble, needles, and pins. Click here for directions on how to make your etui.

Basket of Flowers for You

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Basket of Flowers by Laura Wasilowski

When I teach, I always bring samples of small art quilts for display in the classroom. Improvisation is the theme for many of my classes but occasionally students receive a pattern to combine with their own improvised designs. A good example of this type of class is the Woven Flower Basket workshop I’ll be teaching for the Illini Country Stitchers in Champaign-Urbana IL soon.

flystitch6You say you can’t make it to Champaign-Bananas, as we call it in Illinois? Happily I’ve developed a pattern and kit for you called Basket of Flowers. Directions and templates make it easy for you to create this 12″ x 13″ fused wall quilt in the comfort of your own home.

Here’s an Idea

Bird and Ladybug

Bird and Ladybug by Laura Wasilowski

I often wonder what people do with my patterns after they purchase them. Recently, I saw a version of the Bird and Lady Bug pattern as an auction piece at the Dallas Quilt Show. Hope it made big money for a good cause!

lorraynespillowAnd then there is this pillow by Lorrayne. She has placed the Going Home pattern design on a pillow topper. She also stitched the edges of the fabric elements by machine. That way she can wash the pillow without worrying about frayed fabric edges. Thanks for sharing your work with us Lorrayne!

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Your Chicken is My Command

leonaleghornpatterncoverYou asked for them and now they are yours! I’ve updated my chicken patterns created years ago and hidden from sight for a decade. These are new and improved chickens. You could call them fun, delicious, and even down right tasty patterns.

chickenpatternbannerCheck out all 5 scrumptious Poultry in Motion Patterns chicken patterns. There is one with a shining personality just for you. Or that strange Aunt you have.

A Leafy Winner

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Hurrah for Pam S.  She is the winner of our Leaves in a Whirl pattern with instructional DVD from Friday’s give away. May she feel re-leaf.

Sadly, the rest of us did not win. But we can always get a free copy by purchasing anything from the Artfabrik store in November. It’s a $25 value and has the extra value of being free!