Friday, December 16, 2016

We Have A Winner!

Allison from Alabama has won the drawing
for a bundle of Natalie's new fabric.

Lucky, Lucky...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WooHoo! Natalie Barnes #handmakerfabrics Blog Tour

Just about a year ago my friend Natalie Barnes or Beyond the Reef Patterns asked me to be part of the rollout of her first fabric line for Windham fabrics. To say I was excited to be part of this celebration of Natalie and her accomplishments would be an understatement, and I jumped on board to have a bunch of her quilting buds create a wall of smaller quilts - 30"x30" for her quilt market booth promoting the new fabric line.

Each of us on the wall created a quilt especially designed for Natalie and her wonderful #handmakerfabrics. When I received my fabrics I just had to make flowers -- the colors are vibrant and fun, and I loved the simple (yet complex) patterning.

This bundle of fabrics contain all the fabrics from Nat's new line and could be yours.... keep reading for further details.
Below is the quilt: Flowers for Natalie
and as it appeared on the wall at Quilt Market...

click here for full size pattern
full directions for Fast-Piece Applique
can be found in any of my books or on my Youtube video.

Meanwhile, take this opportunity to leave me (in the comments) the name and city of the quilt shop where you plan to check out Nat's wonderful new fabric.

That's all you need to do -- You could be the winner selected next Wed.

For more fun, don't miss out on more patterns and other giveaways by following the blog tour stopping at all the cyber stops noted below:

Saturday 03 December 
Natalie Barnes +

Ann Shaw +

Sunday 04 December
Angela Walters -

Monday 05 December
Amy Ellis +

Tuesday 06 December
Julie Herman +

Wednesday 07 December
John Q. Adams +

Thursday 08 December
Latifah Saafir +

Friday 09 December
Rose Hughes + - quilt artist

Saturday 10 December
Jenny Pedigo +

Sunday 11 December
Cheri Leffler +

Scott Hansen +

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mark-Making Opportunities in the Works

Lots of creating going on -- though not a lot of quilt works happening.
This past summer I wanted to start playing with paper mache --
Building 3 dimensionally
Getting dirty
and basically having fun.

these 3D playthings have turned into a new place to try out some of my mark-making ideas. It all begins with balloons - newspaper - cardboard - masking tape - and homemade paper-mache glue....
 Then they can turn into things like these.

FUN... right?!?