Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by!  One huge reasons I have been rather scarce this year is that I have been quite a bit of designing, as in quite a bit.  And many of the designs are starting to become official!  Last week, I shared with you Chelsea.  This week, I am happy to share with you Charlotte…. a vision of blues!

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This is a lap sized quilt that I designed with beginners in mind.  Click here if you haven’t read my thoughts on designing with beginners in mind.

Click here to view the entire Charlotte collection.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

And you must know I simply adore blue!!!






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And you get the point… so, I am wondering how many kindred spirits are out there when it comes to blue.  Raise your hand if you like blue!  If you don’t, we still love you the same at Ivory Spring. :)

Thank you for stopping by!


[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)



Happy Monday, Dear Friends! I hope your week got off with a rousing start! I am feeling a bit disoriented from the things I have to get done before I leave for Fall Market next week. So, this will be a quick post… :)
Do you remember these fabrics?


These fabrics are from Benartex’s Leap Frog fabric collection.  I designed a free-to-use design using fabrics from the same collection: At the Pond.

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I like this fun pattern – I can see it done for a kid’s playroom, especially for a boy, or an adventurous girl who loves bugs!

Click here to view the entire Leap Frog collection.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by, Dear Friends.  I need to hop (pun intended!) for now to get back to work.  You all take care, and have a lovely week!


[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

April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex

June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures

June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics

June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures

August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex

October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex

FREE PATTERN: Country Stars

Hello Friends,  I shared with you a sneak peek of my Farm Crossing quilt a few days ago:


The quilt is made with Lynette Anderson‘s upcoming line Mending Fences by Lecien!

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I also designed for Lynette, using the Mending Fences fabrics, a free to use pattern called County Stars!  ALL the fabrics in the collection are represented in the design.  I love how varied the Ohio Star blocks look with the different fabric combinations.

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Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Here is a peek of the actual sample made by Lynette’s talented friends.

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Lynette’s fabrics always sell out early and quickly.  Click here for more information on ordering the upcoming Mending Fences fabrics.

Another exciting little snippet I have to share with you is that Lynette is having a new Autumn book out with projects made with the Mending Fences fabrics.  Click here to pre-order the book.


There’s never a dull moment in the vast world of quilting, is there?  Anyhow, I hope you will have fun making Country Stars, and do stay tuned for more Mending Fences offerings that will be revealed in the near future!

Thanks for stopping by.  God’s blessings to you and yours on this September 11th.


Have you downloaded my other 2013 free patterns?

January: Mediterranean Dream (Quilting Treasures)
February: Butterfly Kisses (Quilting Treasures)
March: Pumpkin Patch using Autumn Fauna (Benartex)
March: Floral Linda using Catalina (Benartex)
April: Forest Floor using Wildflower Wood (Lecien/Lynette Anderson)
April: Nature’s Harmony using Silent Harmony (RJR Fabrics)
May: Tied With A Bow using A Gingerbread Christmas (RJR Fabrics)
June: Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle (Quilting Treasures)
June: Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet (Benartex)
July: Silver Lining using Urban Oasis (Benartex)
July: Rooster Royale (Quilting Treasures)
August: The Gallery using Floral Philosophy (Benartex)