A little more on Portland

Here is a picture of the ladies in the Hand pieced LeMoyne Stars class.

'Stars' group!

‘Stars’ group!

Judy who is also on the JoMortonStitchers Yahoo Group brought along her Leesburg – Scrap Basket Sew along to show and share.  Judy is the one that didn’t want another large quilt, instead of making the 6″ blocks she reduced them to 3″ – it is precious and very wonderful.  Here is a picture of her progress:

blocks downsized to 3" - so wonderful!

blocks downsized to 3″

Some more inspiration for you.


Exciting News – Dovetail batiks !!

The ladies that came to my ‘Sewing at the Orchard’ retreat this weekend had the opportunity to see pieces of the new batiks first – the box arrived on Thursday – I told them it was the international debut and they are here to see them first!    🙂

June shipping – 30 pieces . . . . we named the batiks ‘Dovetail’ because they will ‘fit’ with my fabric lines.  We used motifs from prior lines to create the patterns on the batiks.  So very happy with the results!

Dovetail batiks - lights

Dovetail batiks – lights

Dovetail batiks - darks

Dovetail batiks – darks

I snagged Geannine's picture from FB, like seeing them all together

I snagged Geannine Ott’s picture from FB, you can see them all together


If your quilt shop is on auto-ship for Jo fabrics, these are not part of the program, they have to be ordered.

Let the sewing begin!




check this out

I’m packing to leave early in the morning for a teaching trip to Texas, you have to check this out – Andover Fabric Blog.

My friend Nancy of Pink Sand Beach Designs used ‘Leesburg’ to make a beautiful tote and an iPad bag, must see the pictures:


Back to packing – enjoy!

I plan to Blog while I’m in Texas – cross your fingers!