Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Days

The publication of this pattern is really a happy day for me. For a long time a lot of life things have been sucking up a lot of my energy and consequently, aside from magazine and book work, I neglected to
explore the next step for my designs. Then, Rebecca from Patterns Gone Digital, and I chatted. It was a good fit for me and here we are. This is the first pattern that I have designed for Patterns Gone Digital and I hope that there will be many more.

The patterns are available in the quilt shops and are sold like an iTunes card. You buy the placard and take it home. Once you're home, you will then scratch off the code and download the pattern.

Let me know what you think!



Monday, January 09, 2012

Un-Match It Up

Are you a matchy-matchy sort? I don't think that I am! In fact when I was selecting fabric for my last few projects, I found myself trying to use as many different fabrics in the applique as possible. I find that this method results in a quilt that has depth and many layers of discovery.

As I was selecting the fabric, I'd ask myself if there was another pink in the same color range but perhaps had a different print or scale to it. What sort of questions do you ask yourself as you are selecting fabrics for your quilts?

xo, L

Friday, January 06, 2012

Surround Yourself With Cuteness

Cute things can cause smiling and therefore is good for your health, right?

xo, L

Helping Our HG Sister, Amy Hamberliin

We received this sad news about our friend, Amy Hamberlin. Please go and send her some love and prayers.

xo, L

It's A New Year.

I have been quite busy. It always happens to be around the time when everyone else is enjoying a holiday or vacation time! I have popped into Facebook and started up "Inspiration Workroom" which is a group that anyone can join for inspiration obviously. There will be challenges too [though you don't have to participate for everyone one to be part of the group]. Join us, won't you? I will try to coordinate things between here and there. At some point, you'd think I'd figure out how to link one to the other.

It's not like I had nothing to do. I had just designed and made a couple of quilts and thought something challenging and outside the box would be great. I ask questions, people have show and tell, and we all have fun!

Here's what we've done so far. We've chosen a word for the year and mine is "daring" because I want to do more [yes, even more than what I do now!]. What is your work for the year?

Here I challenged the members to take a photo of a flower but in some unusual way. Cell phone photos are ok.

Try scribbling words that describe you or your life.

Why not make something for yourself? This scarf is easy, peasy and oh so cute!

Sharing family heirlooms. I asked members to show family heirlooms. My aunt made this for me when I was little.

I hope that you join us! Happy New Year!

xo, L