FREE PATTERN: Bonjour Table Runner and Throw Quilt

Hello Friends, I have worked extensively with Quilting Treasures in the last couple of years.   I have a whole bunch of designs to share with you in conjunction with the releases of their many new lines!  Today, I am happy to share with you two projects that have a French bakery/bistro feel using Quilting Treasures’ Bonjour fabric line.

Here is the table runner:

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Here is the throw quilt:

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I love red, and I love gray, and I really like how the roosters are stylized in the Bonjour prints.

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download pattern instructions for runner.

Click here to download pattern instructions for throw quilt.

So, tell me how you are liking Bonjour, especially if you are a rooster person!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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[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)

FREE PATTERN: Shimmering Constellations

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a great week!  I have another free-to-use pattern to share with you today.  It is my Shimmering Constellations, designed with Benartex’s Gold Standard fabric line.

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The image above simply does NOT do the fabrics justice.  You really have to see these metallic fabrics in person. They don’t just make great quilting fabrics. I think they also make beautiful home dec fabrics as well!

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A big thank you to my lovely quilting elves (Sherry of Indiana, and Darlene of Sew Graceful Quilting) who graciously helped out by making the sample,  I have an upcoming editorial feature with these amazing fabrics!  I like to make my own samples whenever I can, but when I can’t, Sherry is the only one who pieces my tops, and Darlene is the one who quilts them.  Stay tuned for details of the editorial feature — it is breathtaking!  You will also start to see the other samples Sherry and Darlene have made for me popping up in the near future.  These two dear ladies allow me to sleep better when I do go to sleep, ha (!), but seriously, I know I leave my samples in good hands when they work on them.

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Click here to view the Gold Standard fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a lovely rest of the week.  My busy week just got more complicated — so, I need to get going for now!  Hugs to you all. Oh, and don’t forget to see if you couldn’t view these fabrics in person at your local quilt shops!

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[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)

FREE PATTERN: Yuki

Hello Friends, I have long admired Hoffman’s fabrics – actually ever since I started quilting. Recently, I have had the pleasure of using some of Hoffman’s fabrics in a couple of projects. Even more thrilling for me is that I have also started designing with Hoffman’s fabrics.  I designed the following free-to-use design using Hoffman’s new line Yuki.

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Yuki features wintry woodland themed fabrics that just look so soothing and peaceful to me. You have to check out the focal woodland deer print – it’s gorgeous.

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

Well, I know it’s a bit soon to think about winter yet (ha!), but be on a lookout for these fabrics at your local quilt shops if you want to make these quilts, or add the fabrics to your stash!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed Yuki.  I sure enjoyed designing with the line.  I shall catch up with you later!

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[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)

FREE PATTERN: Baby Bunny

Hello Friends, I hope you have had a great day!  Tuesdays are always extra busy for me because of music lessons after school.  But it’s okay, because being a chauffeur is part of my job description as a Mom.   I have a baby quilt design that is free to use to share with you today!  Baby Bunny (offered in boy and girl versions) is designed with Benartex’s Bunny Hop fabric line.

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The neat thing about this line is that Benartex is also offering the flannel option for the fabrics!  I know some babies are going to be extra blessed with sweet things made with this fabric line.

Click here to view the entire fabric line.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoying your week.  Hugs to you all!

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[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)

Would you please vote — FINAL (Benartex) March Madness Championship Game?

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.  I just got word that my Star Struck design made it to the final round of Benartex’s March madness and into the Championship Game, and voting is open now through tomorrow 5pm EST.  Click here to vote!  You will also read about the technical aspects associated with the design.  I am turning off comments on this post, so that you can leave your comment on Sew in Love {with Fabric}.

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Thank you for stopping by!  I will have more to share with you this week on stuff!  Have a great week!

Wendy vs. Wendy?!

Click here to find out more! :)  Four of my designs made Benartex Fan Favorite Elite Eight – it’s been fun for me to follow which of the designs connect with you all!

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This will count as tomorrow’s post.  So, I shall check in with you again on Wednesday!  Hugs to you all! With that, I need to get the car loaded with my quilts to share with some new quilting friends I will be meeting.

FREE PATTERN: Flutter B’s

Hello Friends,  Happy Monday to you!  I wish you a lovely week ahead.  Very quickly, I want to share with you another free-to-use pattern to start off our week: Flutter B’s designed with Benartex’s Butterfly Effect fabric line.

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Click here to view the entire fabric line.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

I freely admit to you I have a thing for pinwheel blocks.  I love the sense of movement the pinwheel blocks convey! How about you?  Do you or do you not care for pinwheel blocks?

Thanks for stopping by.  I have to get going with my day.  I shall catch up with you later!

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[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)

FREE PATTERN: Ariel

Hello Friends,  I have another free-to-use pattern to share with you today.  This one is a bed quilt I designed for Quilting Treasures using their newly released line Ariel, which features floral prints that are fresh and sweet!

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Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download the pattern instructions.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Ariel bed quilt.  Curious mind wants to know when the last time was you made a bed quilt.

Thank you for stopping by.  I shall catch up with you later.  Have a lovely rest of your day!

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[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)

My McCall’s Designs, YOUR Quilts!

Happy Monday, Dear Friends.  I hope you had a good weekend, and your week has gotten off a good start!   I am certainly enjoying the sun and slightly warmer weather where we are.

I am always happy to see quilts made with my designs.

1.  Making Valentines in McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015)

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Diana from Georgia made my Making Valentines quilt for her cousin.  Diana calls her quilt Heart to Heart — I love that name!!!  I love seeing the pink and red accents in Diana’s Heart to Heart. Diana’s quilt is quilted by Carrie Rebeiz.

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2.  Owl Be Your Friend  in McCall’s Quick Quilts (August/September 2014)

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Marty from California made a space themed quilt for a little boy name Shepard.   I feel so honored because my last name is Sheppard!  Marty adapted the quilt to fit Shep’s double bed.

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3.  Spiral Squared in McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014)

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Kathy from Wisconsin made Spiral Squared in all grays for her daughter-in-law Carrie to hang above Carrie’s fireplace.  You know how I love gray!!!

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Thank you, ladies, for being willing to share the quilts you make using my designs.  And a BIG thank you to the editorial team at McCall’s Quilting for the opportunities to contribute – it’s been an absolutely joy for me to work with the wonderful people at McCall’s!

Have a great week, everyone!

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Click here, and here to see quilts made with my designs featured in McCall’s Quilting.

March Madness FUN 2015!

Hello Friends, you may remember my Movement in Squares pattern won Benartex’s Fan Favorite last year from their March Madness event.

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Well, it’s time for 2015 March Madness again… a few of my designs made the first round of selection, and Benartex is asking quilters to select their top 3 for the next round of 16.  I will show you in the following the ones I designed that made the first initial round.

So far, I have shared about these designs on this blog.  Click on quilt names to download the free to use patterns.

A Red Letter Day

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Farmville

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Pretty Little Houses

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Sew Lovely

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Starstruck

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Sunshine

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Zoey’s Flowerbed

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And the next few designs are ones I haven’t shared with you, but made the initial round.  I will post about each of them in the very near future.

Baby Bunny

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Carry On

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Christine’s Rose Garden

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Flutter B’s

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So, those are the designs (by yours truly) that made the first round.  Would you head on over here to vote your top three among the entire list?  I don’t want you to vote on what you think are the best three designs, not just mine. Designing is NEVER about me.  When I design a quilt, it is about being able to do the fabrics justice, and to be able to come up with a design that pleases and connects with quilters.  So, may the best design win!

I am turning off comments for this post.  But feel free to email me if you have something to tell me. :)

Thank you, FRIENDS!  I hope you have loads of fun judging all the quilt designs. :)  Hugs to you all.

FREE PATTERN: Pretty Little Houses

Hello Friends, Happy Monday!  I am so glad you are back for a visit.  Please allow me to thank you for all your kind comments for Nancy in my post about Nancy opening a quilt shop with her friend.  Click here if you missed the story.

A few months ago, I had the absolute pleasure playing and designing with some loud, bold but very colorful and happy fabrics from Benartex’s Tango fabric line. And Pretty Little Houses is the result.

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Spring is around the corner — and I am ready for some colors!!!

Click here view the entire fabric line.

Click here to download the free-to-use pattern instructions.

Thank you for stopping by, Dear Friends.  I hope you have a lovely week!  I shall catch up with you tomorrow.

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[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)

FREE PATTERN: Camp Cozy

Happy Wednesday, Friends!  I hope you are well.  I have another free-to-use pattern to share with you, featuring Quilting Treasures’ new fabric line Camp Cozy.

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Fabric strips + 9-patch blocks = an off-centered design that highlights a woodland camping fabric.  I love that focal print, don’t you?  Perfect for scouts, and the out-doorsy type, yes?

Click here to view the entire fabric range.

Click here to download pattern instructions.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a loveliest of days.

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[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)