Sunday, May 15, 2011

Starry Night #11 - Almost there!

I've had this block for two weeks and just got to it today. I feel like I did a much better job cutting, but my sewing left a lot to be desired. I was in a hurry, and wanted to get on to the sashing for my Flipside quilt. (The baby shower that the quilt is a gift for is on June 4th, so I have to get crackin'.)

The year that I've been working on this BOM (which is the first BOM I've ever actually gone all 12 months for) has flown by. I'm really hopeful that I can motivate myself to do the filler blocks. I've done 2, I need 13. I don't tend to do well with repetitive sewing. I am for sure and instant gratification fiend!

Although I missed Quiltmarket this week, it's been great to see everyone's posts and tweets. I saw so many beautiful pictures, I almost felt like I was there. Almost. Here's to getting my work together for Houston...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Find me on You Can Make This!

Now this is exciting news! I've had my very first pattern published on You Can Make I heard about his site from Carla Crim (aka The Scientific Seamstress), who is a pattern writer extraordinaire. It was at my very first Quiltmarket, last spring in Minneapolis. Carla said it was easy to get your patterns published and sold using this great website. It's a year later, but my first pattern was approved this week, and I am officially a pattern "author"!

The pattern is for a large pieced pillow, styled to resemble a garden maze. You can find my pattern here.

My favorite part about this confident beginner pattern is that you could easily quilt it and make it into a wall hanging or table topper.

Now I'm off to write another pattern!