Saturday, May 31, 2008

June Block of the Month and Pattern for Assembling BOM Quilts

The FREE block of the month for June has been posted. The whimsical sailboat can be appliqued using the method of your choice: hand, fusible, mock needle-turn, or machine. Add some waves and embellishments of your choice and enjoy some smooth sailing over the summer!
Click here to download the free patterns for the 2008 block of the month.
After numerous requests for a pattern for the quilts using the free block of the month patterns, I am happy to annouce that Simple Things is available.

Perhaps you have a year's worth of blocks from another block of the month program. Maybe you still haven't put together that pile of sampler blocks you made in a class. Or maybe you've fallen in love with my block of the month patterns and want to make a quilt "just like the one on the website."
Whatever the source of your blocks, you're sure to enjoy this easy-to-follow pattern which includes complete instructions for assembling a wall hanging or throw in two versions using ANY 9" blocks. Read more about it at my website:

In other news, I will be setting sail for points north in about a week. My daughter will be graduating from UW Law School on Father's Day (won't that be a wonderful gift for her dad!) and we'll be heading north to Alaska shortly thereafter.

The best way to contact me will be by email, with orders sent through PayPal. If you prefer to order by mail, please use the temporary address shown on the website.

I'll be attending the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach in late July as well as the Pacific Northwest Quilt Show in Seattle in August. If you are at either show, please stop by the Superior Threads booth to say hello.

Happy stitching!


Saturday, May 3, 2008

May Block of the Month. . . and I've Moved!

May's FREE block of the month, a beautiful butterfly, has been posted on the website. Paper piece the butterfly, then add triangles to each side of the block to skew it slightly. Finally, embroider antennae and embellish as desired.

Click here to download the free 2008 Block of the Month patterns.

It has been a busy month at my house. In between trips to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago and the AQS show in Paducah, we moved. After seventeen years in the same house, I was shocked at how much I had accumulated.

The new house has an awesome sewing room/studio and I'm slowly getting things settled into new places. There are two great closets in the room but no cabinets or drawers, so I'm really glad to have two great hanging organizers for storing and displaying rulers, cutters, manuals, and all the various supplies that a quilter accumulates.

Click here for more information about these handy over-the-door organizers.
I really was amazed at how many boxes it took to move my sewing room. . . and at how many unfinished projects I had, not to mention finished quilts and store samples which I'd made from my patterns. So, I think it's time for an online studio sale. Watch for more info about that soon.

Happy stitching!