The talented TIna Dillard is my guest designer this week. Tina is one of my Certified Instructors and she is also a Certified Instructor for Deb Tucker, Studio 180 tools. Tina combines her love of piecing and fusible applique in this beautiful pattern, "Twisted Ribbon". Tina has just annouced the release of this brand new pattern from her design studio, Quilting Affection Designs.
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My friend Sherri Noel has just published a new book, "Text It". Sherri and I have been in the same quilt guild for years and have so much in common as quilt designers. When she asked me to make a quilt from her new book and blog about it, I knew I was going to make the "1 Sheep" quilt! After reading all about "Counting Sheep", tell me the one thing that helps you relax before bed in a comment below to enter the give-away! Tag a friend in the comment for an extra chance to win!
It's here and we are ready!! The next nine month Quilt-Along, Belle en Rouge, will begin on April 1st. Be the early bird and sign up before March 1 to get 2018 pricing of $4.95 per month! If you wait until March 2nd, the price will go up to $5.95/ month for nine months. After April 1 our option for monthly payments goes away. Join now while the price is as low as it will go!!
Over the past nine months over 275 of our customers and students have been participating in a Block of the Month quilt program online to learn to use their Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates. On Friday I posted the final installment of our Block of the Month pattern on my website. I can not wait to see the progress of my students and to start posting photos of the finished quilts!
Today is the day! Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program. Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt.
Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere! Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns. Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.
But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you! The BOM quilt is finished! It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border. But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!
I sew in my basement. The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.
I often get asked which tool I would purchase if I could only have one. This is such a tough question for me as I use every one of my tools at least once a week! I always say that the Norme Leaves Galore template is the most versatile, not too big, and not too small.
One of the things I love to do around the holidays is to make gifts for people in my life who would not normally expect a gift. Last year I made Bowl Cozies for the 26 employees at my local coffee shop! Why, you ask? There are five or six women who work there that make my coffee for me and my husband every morning. They don't even ask, they just make my coffee when they see me waiting in line. Some days we are chatty, some days I am not so friendly. Remember, it is morning and I haven't yet had my coffee!
Do you get bored with your projects midstream? Do you have more UFOs than finished projects this year? I have the worst case of bright, shiny object syndrome of any quilter I know! But you would be so proud of me!