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Hi Friends, sooooo… you aren’t quite ready to think about Frosty after the looong winter we have had.  I totally understand that.  Trust me — I know, ha!  You can definitely file these free patterns away for the future… but since Fun With Frosty is one of the April fabric lines released by Quilting Treasures, I thought I will go ahead and share the free patterns with you in case you want to stock up on the fabrics while they are still current.

The Quilt:

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The Runner/Banner:

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Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download quilt pattern instructions.

Click here to download runner pattern instructions.

Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends!  Things are looking up at my end, at long last.  More on that later…. meanwhile, blessings to you all.

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My 2014 free to use designs:

[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under "FREE PATTERNS" on the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex

April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures

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Hello Friends,  I do appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you have been well, and for those of you who are in the “under the weather” category like me, I hope you will get to feeling better very soon!

A few months ago, I had posted this sneak peek of my quilt, and asked for your suggestions in naming the quilt… click here to see all the suggestions.

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The finished quilt is being featured in the current April/May 2014 issue of The Quilter.  The editorial team of The Quilter officially named the quilt Tulip Trail, and you will see the reason for the name in the following image — the fussy cut border strips.

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Here you see the quilt in its entirety.

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Tulips aside, the combination of the light taupe and cooler color palette in this quilt reminds me of a walk on the sandy beach on a cool morning.

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Tulip Trail is constructed of large blocks, 15″ x 15″ (finished) for those who like to work with large patches.  For once, I didn’t make a quilt using tiny patches, eh?  You can probably also able to tell that these blocks are fairly easy to construct.  They are — because I have intended for this quilt to actually be used. :)

Click here to purchase kits.

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Tulip Trail uses fabrics from Benartex’s Palm Springs fabric collection.  You may recall I had designed a free-to-use design for Benartex, My Cozy Sweater, shown below.  Click here for information on the free pattern download.  Click here to view the entire fabric range… you can see how the choices of fabrics alter the “feel” of the quilt design.  Tulip Trail looks cool and airy, while My Cozy Sweater looks warm, and… cozy!

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Back to Tulip Trail,  I kept the quilting scheme simple, uniform and predictable with marked quilting.  Someone recently wrote and asked what kind of markers I use.  I generally use the blue “Mark-B-Gone” washable marker.   Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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I hope you have enjoyed Tulip Trails.  You have to go to Ellen‘s blog to see her tulip pictures – real tulips!  They are incredible.

Later today, you also have to check out Benartex’s Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog here for further revelations on Tulip Trails.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a most blessed Easter weekend.  God’s blessings to you and yours.

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My 2014 lineup to date —

Editorial features:

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

Free to use patterns:

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom

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Hello Friends, this will be a rather quick post today.  I have another free to use pattern to share with you.  The blocks are easy to construct, and this throw sized quilt is easy to complete for an easy peasy and quick project.

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This quilt uses fabrics from Benartex’s newly released fabric line Sew Rousseau — it features beautiful foliage and animal prints.  Though my design uses the Safari animals, the fabric line actually also features bright and cheery tropical fabrics with flamingos!

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions in pdf format.

Thanks for stopping by.  Curious mind would love to hear your thoughts on the fabrics and the quilt design!

Alrightie – I shall catch up with you later.

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My 2014 free to use designs:

[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under "FREE PATTERNS" on the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex

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Hello Friends,  thanks so much for your get well wishes.  I am not feeling any better today, but I am hanging in there (by a thread, pun intended, ha!) Nonetheless, I am most excited to share with you my “joint venture” feature with Lynette Anderson in the latest issue of Popular Patchwork (April 2014), a UK publication!  A special thank you to Kay Harmon for constructing the quilt top so that I could jump right into quilting it.

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Lynette added the applique portion to my pieced design, and made the quilt into a really fun one!

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Here are more shots of the quilt:

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Mending Fences uses fabrics from Lynette Anderson’s Mending Fences fabrics.

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You may recall I already have two other featured quilts, both named Farm Crossing, made using fabrics from the same collection.  Click here, and here to view additional quilt photos, and for information on the magazines in which the quilts are featured.

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Now back to UK Popular Patchwork’s Mending Fences quilt… this quilt afforded me many opportunities to do some fun quilting.  The following pictures will show you what I mean.  Quilting is done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  The quilting is done totally unmarked and free-handed.

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See what I mean about the quilting being “fun”?  Can you tell I thoroughly enjoyed the quilting the quilt?

There are many things I like about this quilt, but I think what I love best is the feel of coziness that permeates throughout.

Now, I am not sure where one could buy Popular Patchwork issues in the States. If you do, please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this quilt.  Hugs to you all.

p.s.  I am still waiting for favorable weather conditions to take pictures of my other currently featured quilts.  Stay tuned for details.

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My 2014 lineup to date:

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

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With permissions from McCall’s Quilting and the quiltmaker, I am very excited to share with you a blue version of my Spiral Squared quilt, made by Dolly in India.  It is a gorgeous quilt, don’t you agree?  Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled to have Dolly use one of my designs for her recently completed quilt.  For that matter, I am always over the moon when a quilter uses one of my designs.

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The following is my original yellow/gray version.  Click here for information on pattern instructions.

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If you have made this quilt in other colors, please please send me a picture of your quilt.  I should dearly like to see it!

Thanks for stopping by.   I shall catch up with you later.

p.s.  You may click here to see other readers’ projects.

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Hello Friends, I hope you have gotten a good start to another new week.  My weekend went totally not-as-planned, and now I am having to play catch up.  All that to say, I am well, alive and kicking.  I thought I would share with you before we go too late into April a couple of free-to-use patterns that were released in March.  First up, My Cozy Sweater, designed using Benartex‘s newly released collection, Palm Springs.  The Palm Springs fabrics are loud, happy, cheerful and cool.

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I like the name Benartex gave the design.  My Cozy Sweater is just that.  The happening design reminds me of the sweaters some of my Engineering professors used to wear in the 90′s.  :)

Do stay tuned for when I can share with you more pictures of my Tulip Trail quilt, recently featured in The Quilter Magazine(April/May 2014), that also uses fabrics from Palm Springs.

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Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions in pdf format.

While we are still on the subject of Benartex fabrics, I am happy to share with you my Movement in Squares and It’s Electrifying! designs made final four in Benartex’s March Madness games. :)  You have till tomorrow to vote between Movement in Squares and It’s Electrifying to usher either of the two to the final round.  Click here to vote.  I also shared more “behind the scenes” details on the designs in the same post if you are curious.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I am not sure how much I will get to update my blog this week.  But please know that I do miss visiting with you all while I am working hard to push through a few things in the final stage of my “final stage” of things.  Hugs to you all.  And do tell me what’s on your plate this week…

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My 2014 free to use designs:

[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under "FREE PATTERNS" on the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

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Hello Friends!  Are you enjoying your spring, har har? :o)  It was 25 degrees when I took Miss Baby to school this morning.  I said all that to say this: I have this pile of featured quilts that have been waiting (and waiting) to be photographed, just as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer.  We have plans for a brief outing this weekend, but it’s supposed to thunderstorm etc.  So, we shall see…

Meanwhile, I want to give you a quick run down what quilts of mine are currently in print.  Many of you have written to ask to be alerted whenever my quilt(s) are featured in print so that you can purchase the magazine issues while they are still available on newsstands.  I have in the past posted about my featured quilts as soon as they became official, but I just haven’t been able to do that this winter, and I don’t want you to miss out on the newsstand issues should you be interested in any of them.

1.  Urban Oasis (Quilter’s World, Spring 2014)

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2.  Stardom (Annie’s Row Quilts, click here to purchase book)

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3.  Tulip Trail (The Quilter, April/May 2014; click here to purchase quilt kit)

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4.  All Squared Up (The Quilter, April/May 2014; click here to inquire about purchasing quilt kit)

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5.  Teething Rings (Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts, Summer 2014; click here to purchase quilt kit)

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6.  Mending Fences (UK Popular Patchwork, April 2014)

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I will be posting about these quilts individually as soon as I am able to squeeze in photo shoot sessions for them.

Meanwhile, curious mind is curious if any of these quilts caught your eye…

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Meanwhile, are you still playing Benartex’s March Madness game here?  I am happy that 3 of my quilts made the “Elite Eight Round“.  I have been walking around feeling like an elite, NOT!  Ha!  Trust me, my life as a quilt designer is no where near glamorous.  I am as normal as one comes, just doing my best to honor my Savior, and take care of my little family, and still dabble a bit in the working world.

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Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends.  I always enjoy your visits and comments.  And a BIG thank you to those of you “night owl” ladies that emailed/commented last night while I was working!!!  It was really nice being kept awake by your emails/comments. :)  Hugs to you all.

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Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well.  I definitely do feel the madness of March quite keenly due to work.  But again, I am not complaining, and that’s not why I post today… Benartex team is doing a March Madness contest on their blog for quilters like you to pick their favorite quilt patterns that have been featured recently.  I am excited that a few of my designs made the contest lineup, shown in the following.

[If you haven't already done so, click on the following quilt names to download the pattern instructions for free!]

1.  It’s Electrifying!

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2.  Midori’s Place

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3.  Silver Lining

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4.  Everything’s Coming Up Rosey

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5.  Movement in Squares

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6.  Space Odyssey

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Please click HERE to vote!  You are under no obligation to vote for my patterns.  Just go there, join in the fun and vote your favorites.  Voting is only open through this Friday (3/14/2014).

Thanks for stopping by.  You have a lovely lovely day!

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Hello Again, Dear Friends!  It’s Tuesday – that means a quick check-in with you before I go off gallivanting on extra curricular activities with Miss Baby!  How about another free pattern – a black/white quilt at that?!  I have always wanted to do a black/white design (and a bit of… *gasp*… gray!).  Here is is… my Poseidon’s Adventure quilt design:

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This design uses Benartex’s newly released fabric line: Neptune’s Dream.  The imagery is just exquisite.  You have to check out these fabrics, especially you have nautical interests.  So, are you a nautical fan?

Click here to view the entire fabric range.  They do have a non-black/white colorway.

Click here to download the free pattern instructions.

Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you have a stupendous day!

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My 2014 free to use designs:

[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under "FREE PATTERNS" on the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

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Hello Friends, I thought it would be fun to show you some of the quilts I have made/designed in the past with fabrics from the same collections (thus “cut from the same cloth”) to illustrate concept of possibilities!

1.  Benartex Perennials II — a.  Flower Duet (American Patchwork & Quilting, June 2012), b.  Sweet Bouquets (Quilter’s World, April 2012)

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2.  RJR Garden Frolic  — a.  A Sprinkle of Spring (Fons & Porter Love of Quilting, May/June 2012), b.  What’s the Buzz? (Quilts and More, Summer 2012)

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3.  Blank Quilting Mayu — a.  Spice Garden (The Quilter, August, September 2011), b.  Thanksgiving Topper (Quilter’s World, October 2011)

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4.  Riley Blake Avignon — a.  Not Too Square (The Quilter, December 2012/January 2013), b.  In & Out (Quilter’s World Quick & Easy Quilts, Spring 2013)

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5.  Quilting Treasures Monkey Around — a.  Free Pattern I, b.  Free Pattern II, c.  Monkey Around (Quilter’s World, April 2013)

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I hope you have had fun seeing these quilts as proof of possibilities in quilting.  I think the idea of countless possibilities is what excites me about quilting.

Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends.  Your sweet comments have truly encouraged me to soldier on this week.  Hugs to you all.

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Happy Monday, Friends.  Let’s start off the week with another free to use pattern, shall we?  The quilt shown in the following is designed with Quilting Treasures’ Hot Topic fabrics.

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Click here to view the entire fabric range.  You simply have to check out these fabrics.  I won’t spoil it for you, but I am going to say I used to love doodling with Spirograh templates!  And the ombre fabric is just too cool!  And I am thinking summer and orange crush and azaleas when I see the fabrics.

Click here to download the pattern instructions in pdf.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day and week.

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My 2014 free to use designs:

[Look on the my other free to use designs from previous years in the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

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Hello Friends, this is a super quick post as it’s Tuesday when I work at my other “day” job (Mom/chauffeur for extra-curricular activities).  Look what came in the mail – the fabrics for my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt!  Some shops are doing it as a BOM program, while some are selling the complete kits.  I got the kit, but will be showing you my progress on a month-by-month basis.

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The quilt sample that was shown at Quilt Market last Fall is now being shown at Quilt Events in Europe.  I wish there was a way I could tag along…

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Interested to be my Plain & Fancy stitching buddy?  Click here to see if your local quilt shop is participating.  If not, many shops are taking online orders for mail-order as well.  I still haven’t decided whether to do the pieced or applique version for the sashing blocks.  What do you think?

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Alrightie, Dear Friends!  I have to take off for now.  You have a lovely day, okay?

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