I’d be lying if I said…

That I haven’t been crazy busy these last few weeks. What with the Sarah Jane redesign last week, some last-minute pattern revisions (which were all my fault because I’m a newbie, and luckily my printer was kind enough to give me the heads up…), and some serious salsa and spaghetti sauce canning, I’m surprised I got any sleep at all.

Though I have to say, going to bed at 2am and getting up at 6:30am doesn’t make for a very well rested Mommy.

Also, for those of you who placed orders, I’m shipping them out via express mail, you should see your patterns very, very soon. The delay was caused by aforementioned pattern revisions, and weren’t really anything I expected. My apologies, and of course I’ll include a little extra something for your patience.

In other news, International Quilt Market is this weekend, in Houston. I’m not going, and even though a part of me wishes I could be there…the rest of me is excited to take Mario and Princess Peach out for their first real stint at trick-or-treating.

Cross your fingers for me, I don’t think they’ve ever had more than 2 consecutive pieces of candy in their little 2-and-a-half-year-old lives. It could get dangerous over here.

I’m working on a few fun freebies for you in the next couple of weeks. It’s a little too late this year for the one above, but I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what shows up.

Come back soon!


PS I forgot to tell you, I’ve started archiving my monthly desktop wallpaper. I make myself a new one each month with a quote on it that inspires me. If you’re interested in seeing or downloading them, they’re here.

Winners, Winners, WINNERS!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the giveaway. You gave me some great ideas for upcoming patterns and posts. I’m excited to get started! Remember, patterns are still buy 3 get a free gift through Friday, when patterns start shipping. If your name was listed above, email me with your mailing address, and I’ll get these prizes out to you right away.

Something fun and Halloween-y coming up in the next few days, come back soon!

Grand Opening Giveaway: Bliss, Fandango, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Life’s A Hoot

I thought that would get your attention.

In honor of my huge Grand Opening this past weekend, of course there needs to be a HUGE giveaway! Four (yes, FOUR) lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive ONE of the following prizes:

Bliss Fat Quarter Stack

Fandango Layer Cake

Life’s A Hoot Stack Pack (10″ squares)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Charm Pack

Do you want to win? Of course you do! And it’s really, really, easy.

Just visit my shop and come back and tell me which of the patterns there is your favorite. Then, tell me what kind of quilt you would love to see a pattern for. Do you wish there were more Queen sized patterns? More throws? More patterns that are super girly? More “small” home decor projects? Tell me, tell me!

Giveaway ends Monday, October 11th at 10pm, MST. Winner will be announced Tuesday morning.

I hope you win!


Prairie Grass Patterns: Fall 2010 Debut Patterns are Here!

Inspired by pinwheels blowing on a hot summer day, Dancing in the Wind is the perfect scrappy quilt for cloud watching. Be sure to lay on it out in the open where you can feel the breeze!

The Long and Short of It:
62×85 (Twin)

Perfect for using up scraps or your favorite 2½” strip precut (35+).

Cover fabric: Spirit by Lila Tueller for Moda

With so many beautiful fabrics out there, I love that this pattern can show off so many at one time! Grammy’s Scrap Basket is easier than it looks, and works up in a hurry. A perfect quilt for a sweet new baby, featuring an optional first and middle or last name. Applique templates for both boy and girl shapes are included.

The Long and Short of It:
39×51 (Crib)

Perfect for using up scraps, or your favorite 1½” precuts. (40+)

Fabric is Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

Perfect for staying warm and cozy on a fall evening, Little Lanterns is an innovative pattern that uses simple blocks to create a beautiful quilt that looks much more complex than it really is. Reminds me of little paper lanterns on the porch at our “Hooray It’s Fall!” party.

No Y seams.

The Long and Short of It:
53×67 (Throw)

A great way to use up stash fabrics, or your favorite 2½” strip precut.

Fabric is Cotton Blossoms by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

A fun and versatile twist on a classic argyle, this quilt uses ribbon for the stripes, instead of piecing. There are so many possibilities: Camouflage fabric with twill tape stripes, satins and velvets with sequin stripes, or some good old fashioned flannels with grosgrain. Any way you mix it, this one’s a knockout!

The Long and Short of It:
Finished Size: 59×72

Can be made with various yardage, or precut 10″ squares (20).

Fabric is Life’s a Hoot by Tammy Andersen for Adorn It Just Sew

Based on my popular pattern “Grammy’s Scrap Basket,” Scrap Basket {Remix} uses the same simple techniques to make a fun and flexible twin size quilt.

The Long and Short of It:
65×87 (Twin)

Fabric is Hooty Hoot Kangaroo by Doohickey Designs for Riley Blake.

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