Happy Friday, Friends.  I hope you have had a great week.  Mine went by too fast without enough things checked off my list.  So I will be working this weekend.  But enough about my trials and tribulations…

I am happy to share with you a free-to-use pattern, Star Dust, that I had designed to support Benartex‘s Brittany fabric group.  Brittany has a very Provencal look, which many of us love!


High Res_2b_75 x 93

Click here to view the entire Brittany fabric line.

Click here to download Star Dust free-to-use pattern instructions.

So what do you think of Star Dust?

I will catch up with you again next week!  I hope you have a most blessed weekend.


My 2016 Line-up

Note:  You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar: In Your Corner

McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses

McCall’s Quick Quilts (February/March 2016): Early Birds

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2016): Sherbet Stars


Free-to-use Designs:

January: Heads Up Crib Quilt & Playmat (Quilting Treasures)

January: Big Love using Go Big or Go Home (Windham Fabrics)

January: Star Dust using Brittany (Benartex)




Before I go on, I want to say I do love the cover picture — using a powder blue wheelbarrow to hold all the quilts for a glamor shot is such a brilliant idea, don’t you think? American Quilt Retailer kindly sent me their June magazine issue because they had very kindly included my upcoming book Creative Quilts and Projects in their Spring Market 2015 report.



I had the most pleasant surprise when I saw two of my designs being featured in Quilting Treasures’ ad in the same magazine issue.


And one of them is Sassy!  I love love love this newly released fabric line!  I don’t know, there’s just something sunny and bright and cheerful yet sophisticated when yellows (golds) and blues are mixed together!

High Res_Design 1b_48.25 x 57.5_redo1

Click here to view the entire Sassy fabric collection.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

I am curious to know what you think of the Sassy fabrics, and what you would do with the fabrics.

Thank you for stopping by.  I have been in pre-Fall Market rush of late… and so, I’d better get going and get working.  I owe MANY of you emails/responses — thank you for your patience! Hugs to you all.

p.s.  Quote of the day from the long drive home after music lesson…

Miss Baby: “Mom, I figured out a way to teach little kids to say the word perhaps.  You first teach them percent, and then you teach them to say happy.  So, Per-Hap with an at the end is perhaps.”

Brilliant – got it, kid! :)


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

January: A Red Letter Day using Seeing Red (Benartex)

January: Star Struck using Caryl’s Feathers (Benartex)

February: Happy Home House Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)

February: Happy Home Throw Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)

February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)

March: Camp Cozy Quilt (Quilting Treasures)

March: Pretty Little Houses using Tango (Benartex)

March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)

March: Flutter B’s using Butterfly Effect (Benartex)

April:  Baby Bunny using Bunny Hop (Benartex)

April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)

April: Shimmering Constellations using Gold Standard (Benartex)

April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)

April: Baby Boutique (Quilting Treasures)

May: High Speed Racer using Vroom (Benartex)

May: Flower-Scapes using Blue Paradise / Sundrenched (Benartex)

May: Rusty’s Sleeping Hollow using Rusty & Friends (Benartex)

May: Christine’s Rose Garden using Christine (Benartex)

June: Treeline Drive (Hoffman Fabrics)

June: Frosty the Snowman (Quilting Treasures)

June: Jolly Old St. Nick (Quilting Treasures)

July: Memento (Hoffman Fabrics)

July: Monkey Business (Quilting Treausres)

July: Dream Blossom (Hoffman Fabrics)

August:  Birdhouse Neighborhood using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)

August: For the Birds using Tweet As Can Be (Benartex)

August: Christmas Morning using Santa’s Here (Benartex)

August: Chelsea (Quilting Treasures)

September: Charlotte (Quilting Treasures)

September: Sassy (Quilting Treasures)