Happy Friday, Friends!  I hope you have been well!  My summer has gone by like a chaotic blob of blur, but my little family is doing well and keeping busy with life!  Miss Baby went to have a visit with Mrs. George Washington a couple of weeks ago at Mount Vernon for a special doll event!  You can see Mrs. Washington in the picture sharing about her childhood, and her eventual life with the great General.  You should have seen her reminiscing on how good General  (then Colonel) Washington looked in his blue velvet wedding suit!  I told my husband later that General Washington was even ahead of Elvis in the sartorial trend!

The girl in purple and the purple straw hat is mine — she was enchanted with Mrs. Washington’s stories. [Side note: that golden gown you see on the left is Mrs. Washington’s wedding dress she wore to marry Colonel Washington.]

Miss Baby is also enjoying tending to her herbs and flowers this summer, as well as working on her stitching!  She is finally onto the last row of her Maisons des ABC sampler!!!


Many of you have emailed to ask about purchasing the pattern for a quilt design you have seen in the latest issue of Modern Patchwork Magazine!  You are in luck…. the pattern is a free-to-use pattern I designed to feature Ink & Arrow’s Zola fabric group!

Click here to view the fabric group.  Be sure to check out the adorable snail prints!

Click here to download free to use quilt pattern.

Well, that’s it for now… Friends!  Be sure to come check back on Monday if you are up for some free fabrics.  As you know I have been outfitting my sewing room, and I have a stash problem, a HUGE ONE!  Anyway, information forthcoming on Monday!

Hugs to you all, and have a great weekend!!


My 2017 Line-up


Editorial Feature

American Patchwork & Quilting (Jan/Feb 2017):  Close Quarters (Cover Quilt)

American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar (July 2017):  Summer Sparkler

Australian Patchwork & Quilting (Volume 27, Number 4): Wildwood Way

Fons & Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2017): Pound of Sugar (Cover Quilt)

Fons & Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2017): Cozy Castles

McCall’s Quilting (May/June 2017): Village Square (Cover Quilt)

McCall’s Quilting (May/June 2017): County Fair

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2017): Summer in Quebec

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2017): Santa’s Tree Farm

McCall’s Quick Quilts (Feb/March 2017):  I’m Blue For You

McCall’s Quick Quilts (April/May 2017): Stamp Pad

Quiltmaker (May/June 2017): Highland Roses

Quiltmaker (July/August 2017):  Santa’s Crossing


Free-to-use Design

Jan 2017:  Stars and Stripes Forever (Hoffman Fabrics)

Jan 2017:  HOPE (Windham Fabrics)

Jan 2017:  Bleecker Street (Quilting Treasures)

Feb 2017: Sheeps and Peeps (Quilting Treasures)

Feb 2017: Smarty Cats (Windham Fabrics)

Feb 2017: Wildwood Way (RJR Fabrics)

March 2017: Hamilton (Windham Fabrics)

April 2017: Vines (Windham Fabrics)

April 2017: Storybook Flannel (Windham Fabrics)

April 2017: Monroe (Quilting Treasures)

May 2017:  Not Your Garden Variety (Quilting Treasures)

May 2017: Love My Hero (Quilting Treasures)

June 2017:  Flag Banner (Windham Fabrics)

July 2017: Zola (Ink & Arrow)

11 thoughts on “HAPPENINGS & FREE PATTERN: Ink & Arrow’s Zola

  1. I love Miss Baby’s big hat! And her stitching sampler looks fantastic :)

    Thanks for sharing another great pattern, Wendy. I’ve tucked it away into my files for future use!

  2. Oh wow!, such a wonderful opportunity for Miss Baby. How lucky that she got to meet and chat with Mrs. Washington. (Occasions like that are when you want to be the tiny fly on the wall.). Miss Baby’s cross stitch sampler is a work of art, absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for your pattern, Wendy. One can never miss with florals. Know that it has been a whirlwind summer for you. This soon shall pass. Remember those roses. Lots of Hugs 🤗

  3. looks like you are all having a wonderful summer so far. her hat is lovely. and her stitching is coming along nicely

  4. Miss Baby is growing up right before our very eyes! How wonderful for her to have this day with Mrs. Washington. I love seeing her photo tending her herb garden too.

  5. Miss Baby is beautiful and she is growing so nicely. I love Mount Vernon.
    Her stitching is perfect.
    Thank you Wendy for your free patterns as always. So generous.

  6. That sounds like a GREAT educational and fun day. I love the photo!!! It sounds like her summer has been busy and productive. Is she learning to cook with her fresh herbs too? Her stitching is perfection – like her mother. ;-)

  7. I couldn’t leave a comment on your offer to help destash. If there are still boxes available I would be interested in one. Thank you.

  8. Missy Sheppard, it was great to see you had a nice visit with Mrs. Washington. I hope you learned a lot and enjoyed yourself. You have a green thunb with your herb garden and flower garden – is that a balloon flower? Looking at your cross stitch sampler, it looks like you have taking time to learn your stitches very well. Is that 24 Aida count cloth? I love all the colors you have used – it makes your work very beautiful. Blessings to you as you continue to learn new things. Thank your Mommy for sharing them with us.

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