Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dotsy Do Little

A few months ago Donna Latour of DeWitt, Michigan emailed me to ask for a quilt pattern. She wanted to make baby quilts for twin boys. They will make their debut into this world in November. Donna's quilt will greet them and provide loving warmth during their first winter. 
The Rowdey Twins Quilts
Here is Donna's email to me that came with the photo of the completed quilts.
"Dear Jean Ann
I want to send you my finished baby quilts. Remember I called you and you sent me the patten of your Dotsy Do Little quilt. The twin boys are due Mid November and will send them off soon. I think they turned out very nice. Thank you very much for sending the pattern."

Friday, October 10, 2014

I design quilts for Andover Fabrics For the past two years Andover has brought Downton Abbey fabrics to quilters with lots of FTU (free to use) patterns to sew. My latest design for this collection is named "Table Talk" using the new Downstairs collection  that features fabrics for the people who work downstairs at the abbey...the servants who take care of the family. Here is the quilt I designed for this collection.

You can get the free pattern by visiting the Andover website and clicking on the link to Free Patterns at the top of the page and then doing a search for Downton Abbey , or use this direct link: Table Talk

Monday, October 6, 2014

6" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool is here!

Are you on Facebook? If so take a look at my new 6" curvy log cabin projects. They are featured on the Creative Grids USA facebook Go take a peek and see the new projects I designed for the ruler. Obviously I was in a playful mood when sewing the quilts this summer. This little photo is a sneak peek, follow the length, enjoy, then rush out to your local quilt shop and ask them to order ruler and patterns so you can join the fun.
The new ruler and patterns are for sale on my quilting website as well You can order and I will ship!

Fredericksburg, VA

Just got home from the Sewing Expo in Fredericksburg VA. I sold my strip piecing trim tools in a vendor booth and taught 2 workshops....Cut the Cake Hexies and Curvy Log Cabin. The quilters in Virginia are a great group to work with in class. We had loads of fun and lots of quilt blocks were stitched up. Here are photos from my Cut the Cake Hexies workshop.

When a workshop space has no design walls, the floor works! This quilt is for a baby on-the-way. Grandma-to-be is getting ahead of the game with her nautical theme quilt.

At the Sewing Expo you don't have to bring your own sewing machine...the classrooms are set up with latest models from all of the best manufacturers with the help of local quilt shops. Ironing stations, rotary cutters, mats and rulers are also provided. In the front row are two quilters who are best friends and cousins. If you can't bring your sister or your best friend, bring your cousin! 

October 16 to 18 I will be in Ft Worth with the Sewing Expo. See you there!