FREE PATTERN: Heads Up

Hello Friends, I am excited I am finally able to share with you the news of a new fabric line Heads Up that is released by Quilting Treasures.  I loved this line as soon as I was shown the color card for the fabrics – the reason being I felt like these fabrics would work just as well for home dec purposes in additional to quilty creations despite them being kid-themed.  I designed two child quilts with this line… one was shown in American Quilt Retailer‘s Summer 2015 issue:

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The other was shown in McCall’s Quick Quilts December 2015/January 2016 issue.  Oh look, on the opposite page is my Rows of Roses quilt. :)

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Click here to view the entire fabric range.  And don’t forget to check out your local quilt shops to see if they carry these fabulous fabrics!!

Click here to download free to use pattern for this crib quilt.

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Click here to download free to use pattern for this baby playmat.

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And I thought I would give you a heads up (so, the pun was totally LAME, haha!) that there will be a giveaway of a really nice fabric bundle in the very near future… probably by this weekend.  So, be sure to check back for details. And with that, I shall sign off for now!  Thanks for stopping by.

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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 Quilting (January/February 2016): Sherbet Stars

Free-to-use Designs:

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

Rows of Roses in McCALL’S QUICK QUILTS (December 2015/January 2016)

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Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you my Row of Roses quilt today.  Row of Roses is a lap quilt that is featured in the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts!  Click here to purchase the exclusive quilt kit.

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I love reds, but it seems like it is not often I get to work with a predominantly pink/red quilt.  So it was quite a treat for me making Rows of Roses because I got to play with the red Indigo Rose fabrics by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics.  You have to check out these vintage, luscious floral fabrics if you are a floral person… the fabrics will work equally well for home decor purposes as well.

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I quilted free-handed swirly plumes on the quilt, using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting. On a quilt with such pretty prints, I generally quilt for texture so that the texture highlights the prints, instead of having the quilting take the show.  Merely my personal preference. :)

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Incidentally, I also designed a bed sized quilt with the same fabrics – you may purchase the kit here, and download the pattern instructions here.

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I hope you have enjoy my floral offerings today!  The profusion of flowers is the reason I like spring, and seeing this quilt again makes me rather impatient for spring to come.  But there is a season for everything… for now, I shall accept the wet, the rain, and the cold, because I get to snuggle with Miss Baby under our quilts!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely rest of your week, while I get caught up with from traveling over Thanksgiving.

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My 2015 Line-up

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

Editorial Features:

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy

American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration

Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner

Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)

Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Snowbirds

Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Painted Snowball

McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines

McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town

McCall’s Quilting (September/October 2015): Twilight Trellis

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

Quilters Newsletter (October/November 2015): Sherry’s Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags

Quilter’s World (Winter 2015): Square Dance

Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point

Free-to-use Designs:

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)

October: Devon (Quilting Treasures)

October: Ballet School using Tiny Dancers (Benartex)

November: Jenny Jane (Hoffman Fabrics)

November: Our Father (Quilting Treasures)

Be on a lookout….

… for quilts humbly designed by me in various publications that aren’t posted on my blog (yet!)… due to a case of extreme work load! I want to let you know in case you aren’t subscribers to any of the magazines, and want to pick up a newsstand copy before they are out of circulation.

1.  All That Glitters (American Patchwork & Quilting, December 2015)

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2.  Square Dance (Quilter’s World, Winter 2015)

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3.  Rows of Roses (McCall’s Quick Quilts, December 2015/January 2016) – ON THE COVER!!

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4. In Your Corner (Better Homes and Gardens / American Patchwork & Quilting Calendar 2016)

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5.  Twilight Trellis (McCall’s Quilting, September/October 2015 )

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And I am supposed to have a quilt in the latest issue of Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 75), I think (!). Unfortunately I do not have any information.  If you do, would you pretty please email me?

Now, you know why my life has been crazy (just a little bit, haha!)… but enough about my very boring and uneventful life!  I am more interested in yours — how’s your week shaping up?  And… curious mind wants to know if you have a favorite from the quilts I have shared with you in this post.

Thank you for stopping by.  I am working a bird, swirl and star quilt that is very me — my three favorite quilty elements all appearing in one quilt! Can’t wait to be able to reveal the quilt to you!