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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Princess Appliques

Well we are in full princess mode and loving it. Her highness, our three year old regularly consults and is approving. We have the main top machine stitched and assembled, inner borders are on and outer borders are cut. The biased cut vine is pinned in place and today has been flower central. We chose an 'old friend' and added a new twist for the flowers. The Lazy Daisy applique pattern makes it's return and now has a really great flower bud applique to go with it. Can't wait to show pictures of the finished machine appliqued quilt top. For now take a peak at The Pattern Place facebook page for more photos. SO much fun, hubby is home with dinner, got to go :) Happy Quilting

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Here comes Spring

Well the weather is definitely changing, soon green grass and trips to the lake. We have weathered this winter quite well, my girls love to play in our play room and I love to watch them from my sewing room. All we need to do now is add french doors to the rough opening, right hunny? Not sure he reads this but it's worth a try, right?

It has been a productive last few months for us here at The Pattern Place. My first magazine publication, Take Good Care was published in the Spring issue of Quilter's Connection Magazine.

The theme of the magazine was, green. I wrestled with so many ideas and finally this applique pictorial came through. I am quite proud if the detail and symbolism. The hardest part was scaling my design back to fit inside the magazine. I hope readers enjoy and that someone is inspired to create this entire project or add some parts to their own project design. I am looking forward to future publication projects, it is so fun to see your name in print. :)

Farmyard Friends machine applique pattern is now finished and available for download from The Pattern Place Online Store. Here is the completed 45" x 45" quilt.

In a few weeks our Princess Patricia machine applique quilt pattern will be ready. My 3 year old is especially excited about this new pattern. She comes into the sewing room and asks "how is my princess coming" Just fine is my answer, so cute. I am fighting the urge to go princess crazy and develop more and more projects. I might have to earnestly think about that one, appliqued pillow sham or covers, a couple of different princess quilts and of course a princess doll! The sky is the limit. I am told several times a day that I "forgot the dragon on this one MOM" so sassy but maybe so right? Who knows, if only there were 36 hours in each day?

We are truly blessed and look forward to the next few months, who knows what will come through my sewing machine. Happy Quilting