Friday, October 29, 2010


Finally. It is done and it is here!

I don't know if I have ever blogged about this before, but the very first pattern I wrote was for a company called Quiltsmart. It was a book called Primrose. There were three patterns inside, one called Primrose, one called Primrose Garden and one called Worms on Parade. I first started working on it sometime in 1999. Quiltsmart makes preprinted interfacing for doing applique patterns. After the company reorganized a few years back, they started changing the book format, into kits that include instructions and the interfacing. Finally, Primrose got its turn and today I received the finished product in the mail.

The cover of the book showed Primrose Garden.

The cover on the kit shows Primrose. And Worms on Parade is no longer.
Hope it does well for them, and me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On the Wall

I finished it......My Diamond Quilt.

And it is hanging on my wall. I apologize for the poor quality photos. They are from my phone and it was getting late in the afternoon, so the light was bad. Plus, they look a little blurry, so I guess my hand was shaking.
Anyway, it is so nice to make something just for me.
Once I got it up, I could see that I should have made it a couple rows longer, but what is done is done. And I am happy with it. Amie Potter did a great quilting job as usual.
I used a striped batik for the binding. It was a "bear' to needle through. My finger can attest to that. It is still sore. Sometimes batiks can be like that and then sometimes a needle will just glide through.

Tess is sleeping in her favorite spot. She is on top of her own quilt. I didn't make it for her. It's just an old one that I no longer care about. And she doesn't seem to care what they look like!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hello Out there, I am back. Never really went far. I thought today, I would show what I have been working on lately.

This is going to be another baby quilt. The print was just too cute to pass up. So while I was at the last quilt show in Whittier, I made up all the Half-Square triangles, while demonstrating Stitching Lines.

In-between the quilt shows in Santa Barbara and Whittier, I made these notebooks. Another great way to use up scraps. These are all in my Etsy shop.
I have had requests for a pattern or tutorial for making these notebooks. I am still thinking about it.

The other thing we have been working on is painting our master bath.
It still had the builder white paint, and wow had it yellowed, not to mention the peeling paint inside the skylight.
Anyway, we picked out our own white. I know, very creative! It has been a month long ordeal. What with the prep work, weekend commitments and just an unbelievable amount of corners and hard to reach places.
What a pain. This week, I am painting the doors. Two doors, one side each, each day, on top of sawhorses in the room. I swear, my next house will have 8 foot ceilings! And maybe cottage cheese ceilings!
Now off to lunch with my friend
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