Wednesday, November 28, 2012

501!

I didn't even realize that my last post was #500! Holy cow!  I can't believe I've written that many over the last few years. Thanks for stickin' around with me. I've come along way since those early blogger days. I can't wait to see what changes come my way during the next 500 posts.  :o)

In addition to my new Sew Solid patterns I also managed to design a couple more.

 
The cover quilt for Everything Zen was pieced by the talented Erin Kyle from Around the Block Quilt shop in Beaverlodge, Alberta She used Juggling Summer by Zen Chic for Moda. I LOVE the way it turned out!

 
Storytime was been in the works for almost 8 years. Yes, you read that correctly. This quilt features six embroidered nursery rhyme blocks. I made the original quilt for a neighbor of mine before my daughter was even born- now she's 7. I entered the original quilt in a quilt show and won Best of Show. My first entry EVER! So many people liked it and begged for the pattern. I started writing it but wasn't sure how to market it with all the embroidery patterns too. (The original had 12!) I considered a block of the month style but eventually set it aside when embroidery wasn't so popular anymore.
Over the last year I've noticed embroidery gaining in popularity again. I knew it was time to re-make the quilt. I wanted to make sure it was gender neutral (the original was very girlie) so I found a fabulous collection of fabrics- Storyboek by Jay-cyn designs for Birch fabrics and knew I'd found the one.
I tried to take some pictures of the individual blocks to show you but my computer isn't recognizing my camera :o(  When I can get them re-introduced I'll be sure to show you.
This pattern will have a limited release. Fat Quarter Shop will have paper patterns available for purchase in a couple of weeks. After that it will only be availble in PDF form from Patterns Gone Digital through your local shop. (If they don't have PGD ask them to sign up- it's FREE!)
 
HAPPY SEWING!
 
 

4 comments:

Yvonne said...

Congrats with your 500th post! Amazing isn't it? I love the Story time quilt. A perfect one for grandmothers to make.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Congrats on the 500 posts...I have a way to go on my blogging to reach that number. : ) Love the new patterns.

VickiT said...

Congratulations on all you've accomplished while doing all those posts! That's a lot. Keep up the good work.

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I love all three quilts. You have outdone your self.