Woodlands

My newest fabric line ‘Woodlands’ began shipping recently.

Picture this for inspiration . . .

Redwood forest in northern CA

Redwood forest in northern CA

 

creek in the woods for a touch of blue

creek in the woods for a touch of blue

Rye straw basket with quilt beginnings

Rye straw basket with lots of HST for a new quilt

Woodlands with Dovetails batiks – so beautiful together.

Lady of the Lake blocks for a new quilt

Lady of the Lake blocks for a new quilt

Love these blocks – it was so much fun combining the Jo Prints with Jo batiks.

coming together

coming together

My quilt is out for machine quilting while I’m gone to Tennessee, patience for the final reveal.

In the meantime, this will keep you busy, it is the FTU (free to use) pattern for ‘Woodlands’ designed and made by Candy Hargrove of Kansas City, machine quilted by Maggi Honeyman in Plano, TX.  Really gorgeous!  Love my ‘Woodlands’ line with ‘Toasted’ fabric line, don’t you?

Woodlands FTU available by clicking on this image

Woodlands by Candy Hargrove
Click on image to download the free pattern

I see many happy hours of sewing ahead!

 

Good Morning

I always have good intentions to Blog, other things seem to occupy my time.  My machine sewing Retreat was last week, now I’m mid packing to leave today for Tennessee.  I’m teaching at ‘A Mountain Quilt Fest’ in Pigeon Forge next week.  I have 5 days of teaching that includes 6 classes and 1 lecture.  Russ gets to enjoy the Smokies while I work, is something wrong with this picture?  🙂

Russ and I are adding a couple of days before the event to spend the weekend with a cousin that lives north of Knoxville.  Will be fun and wonderful to spend time with family.  After teaching we plan to drive on to Asheville and see Biltmore Estate, I think since watching Downton Abbey it will be interesting!

In the meantime I have a couple of things to share with you.

I have a quilt in this issue:  and my name is on the cover at the top along with my friend Nancy Mahoney!

magazine cover

magazine cover – on newsstands now

 

Dutch Delight or Dutch Baskets

Dutch Delight or Dutch Baskets

 

Perfect for the Holidays!

Perfect for the Holidays!

I bought an antique quilt block years ago in Houston, maybe 10 years?  I finally got around to re-creating it and making a quilt. I like that there is piecing and appliqué in each block. The blocks finish at 12″, so this project moves along nicely.  Enjoy making yours!