Beetopia

Collection
My Beetopia pattern collection is in the shop! This ensemble features a number of fun, bee keeping quilted projects that will bring breath of fresh air to your decor.
Bed Quilt
The bed quilt pattern is a 5 page, 8 1/2'' x 11'' .pdf (electronic) document.

The finished bed quilt measures 80'' x 90''. The pattern contains a template and sewing instructions to make the quilt top and backing. This pattern is suitable for an intermediate level quilter. A material requirements chart is included.

Pillow Covers
The pillow cover pattern is a 14 page, 8 1/2'' x 11'' .pdf (electronic) document.

The finished covers measure 18'' x 18'' each. The pattern contains designs for both covers. They can be either paper pieced or traditionally pieced. This pattern is suitable for an intermediate level quilter. A material requirements chart is included.

Mini Quilts
The mini quilts pattern is a 17 page, 8 1/2'' x 11'' .pdf (electronic) document.

Each mini quilt measures 12'' x 12'' when finished. The pattern contains designs for four different quilts. They can be either paper pieced or traditionally pieced. This pattern is suitable for an intermediate level quilter. A material requirements chart is included.

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Have fun!


QuiltCon 2017 Book Signing

QuiltCon Book Signing

Are you going to QuiltCon this year? If so, be sure to stop by Stash books booth #118 for my Go Big, Go Bold book signing! I'll be there from 11:00 am -12:00 pm on Friday, February 24th. Buy a book at 20% off, swap pins or just say "hello". I'd love to meet you. If you've already bought a book, bring it along and I'll sign that too! It's all good!!!

I'll have a few of the quilts from my book on display and guess what? I'll even let you touch them! Unheard of!

QuiltCon Pins

Hope to see you there!

PGHMQG Inspiration Challenge - October

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The October section of my PGHMQG Inspiration Challenge Quilt is complete.

    October Quilt Strip

    My answers to the challenge questions for this month's installation:
    • My favorite thing about the month of October has to be Halloween. I've always loved it and always will. I love the decorations, the costumes, the scary movies and yes, the candy!
    • My inspiration point for this month is a common Halloween shape, the coffin. I get the creeps just thinking about coffins, particularly about being encased in one for eternity. I've found a grave yard near by where you can be buried in a simple cotton shroud; I think I'm going to go that route. Perhaps a nice bold print.
    • The color combinations/design elements that I explored this month were related to the darkness of death. For the coffins, I pulled my darkest blues, greens, grays and blacks (yes, there are light blacks and dark blacks) that I could find in my stash. I paper pieced the coffins onto a light gray background so that they'd stand out a bit. I think this would make a cute border for a Halloween quilt as well!
    • The restriction I placed on myself this month, and will for each month to come, was to build this quilt entirely from my stash.
    • The technique I explored this month was paper piecing, but I must say that I am no stranger to sewing with paper foundations. Perhaps the word "explore" is a bit strong to use this time.
    October Quilt Drawing

    I've added my October coffin strip to my quilt drawing and will continue to update it each month. See you soon!

    BOO!

    Halloween Quilt

    Happy Halloween!

    PGHMQG Inspiration Challenge - September

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    The September edition of my PGHMQG Inspiration Challenge Quilt is complete.
      September Quilt Strip

      My answers to the challenge questions for this month's installation:
      • My favorite thing about the month of September has much to do with our annual trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We've visited there for more than 30 years and it never seems to get old. We always rent a large, ocean front house, and stay together with family members who travel in from various cities. 
      • My inspiration point for this month encompasses the water related activities that we enjoy while at the beach. This includes swimming, fishing, watching the waves, pelicans and dolphins, just to name a few.
      • The color combinations/design elements that I explored this month were related to the ocean, the North Carolina ocean, which tends to have a bit of a green tinge to it. I found a great Kaffe Fasset green and blue stripe in my stash that is very much in keeping with the variations of these two colors that I see in the water on any given day. The curves represent the undulations of the of the water both far out at sea and at the water's edge near our house.
      • The restriction I placed on myself this month, and will for each month to come was to build this quilt entirely from my stash.
      September Quilt Drawing

      I've added my September ocean strip to my quilt drawing and will continue to update it each and every month. See you after I finish my October section!