I’m very excited that today my pattern for the Splendid Sampler 2 is released! I’m very honored that Pat and Jane asked me to be a part of this collaboration. There are a lot of amazing quilters that are involved in this book! Speaking of the book, it will be released in October but it is available for pre-order now! And of course you can get a head start on some blocks like mine 😉 I wanted to create a block that featured flying geese, they are one of my favorites! There are so many ways to make them and rulers out there to help make them quickly and easily. If you have never tried to make flying geese today is the day to start! Click here to get the FREE instructions on how to make the My Flock block and make sure to link up your photo so I can see what you made! I made up a second..
It’s funny. Fabric designers work on new lines so far in advance that when it’s time for them to finally hit the shops, you are really quite used to them! My new collection, One Room Schoolhouse is shipping to shops this week! I’ve been working on this line for over a year now and I’m REALLY excited that it’s finally here! Just like with Pie Making Day (my first collection with RJR Fabrics) I got inspiration from my vintage fabric collection. But this time, I really wanted a more late Spring/early Summer feel to the colors. I still looked for prints that were smaller for quilting. There are so many great quilting patterns out there that use small pieces and One Room Schoolhouse will work well with those types of patterns. Samplers like The Farmer’s Wife or Pony Club finish at a 6″ block! You can still see some of the pattern on the fabric even at that small of..
Some of you may already be aware of this but I now am able to add “Fabric Designer” to my CV! I’m happy to start telling everyone about my very first fabric line! I’ve been working with RJR Fabrics for a few years now with their Cotton Supreme Solids collection and working on the Color Inspirations Club. And now I have a line of vintage inspired prints! We have called the line Pie Making Day. It’s inspired by fabrics from the 30s, 40s and 50s with an updated color palette. For me, making pies and eating with my family has always been a fun tradition. Now I’m always the one in charge of pie at Thanksgiving and picnics but I really learned from the best! My pies are nowhere near as perfect as my mom’s though. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be showing you projects made with my collection and pictures from our booth at Quilt Market. The..