|Available for purchase on Craftsy|
The QuiltsYou may recall Blue Skies...
In February I made the flimsy for the Craftsy Sweetens Up My Quilting Life blog hop, as I wanted to showcase the bundles available; prior to this purchase, I had had no idea you could get yardage, and fantastic deals on said yardage. I finished it in April. It is the first quilt for sale in my Etsy shop.
Then I made Sunny Days.
second rendition of their Three Quarter Patch Tote.
Sunny Days is also for sale in my Etsy shop.
|I seem to have developed a thing for quilts in trees...|
The Pattern TesterI was blown away the weekend that I posted the Sunny Days finish: Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland, was dead serious when she sent me a message saying that her husband, David, wanted to make my pattern. I had, at first, thought she was joking. Nope. She had shown him a photo of the quilts and he really liked the design. Thought he could maybe make it. And wow, did he!!
|David's "Hawaiian Stepping Stones" in a tree just for me!|
I am just so very thankful and grateful and truly amazed at all the help Tish has given me this past month. She it is who did the block and layout diagrams in EQ7 for me from my drawings. She even redid the layout for the background cutting in Sunny Days, not once but oh three times!!! Never one "Nope, can't do it right now, sorry," always a "Let me know if there is anything else you need." Hugs big ones, and a 'mwah!' to you my darling friend.
This week I asked Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs if she'd be able to give the pattern the once-over with her expert eye. I am so very very grateful for all the improvements that resulted from her wise suggestions! It means so much that a designer at her level would do this for little ol' me and do it pronto! Thank you Cheryl!
The PatternAnd now, to make the circle complete, you can purchase your own copy of the pattern in my Craftsy pattern store! For the first week, that is until June 10, it will be on sale for $5. After that it will be $7. I've included instructions to make both sizes of quilts, as well as two methods of construction for the quilts, one with jelly roll strips and the other with strips and yardage. But wait, there is a giveaway....
The Henry Glass Fabrics Desire to Inspire ChallengeWell I must say June 2 has been one Red Letter Day, the day that I made the final tweaks to my pattern, ready for release, and then... received an email in the later afternoon telling me that they, the Henry Glass Fabrics peeps, had chosen me, moi! to be the designer for the month of June!! I am hap-hap-hap-HAPPY DANCING indeedy-do I AM!!! When I saw the lake-themed fabric, I was like, PUH-LEEZE pick me, pick me, pick me...I live on Lake Erie; I see her every day....and well, they did pick me! I hope to make them proud. Want to throw your hat into the ring for a challenge? Follow their blog and watch for the announcement for the July challenge, usually on the blog the 1st of the month.
Here is their announcement Friday morning about moi.
GiveawayAnd now to celebrate the pattern release, I am going to give away 3 (my favourite number) prizes: 2 copies of the pattern, and a 13-strip set of 2.5" fabrics that I used in Blue Skies. Sadly, due to the cost of postage, I will only be able to mail the strips within Canada and the US, but the pattern giveaway is open internationally. Just leave me a comment that says in what colour or colour combination you'd make my quilt! Followers can have a second entry, just tell me how you follow me. New followers are always welcome!
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Winners have no been chosen and notified by email. Thanks so much for the lovely comments everyone! :-)
Linking up with
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
TGIFF this week at Devoted Quilter