I am busy getting new patterns written so they will be ready when the fabric comes out. Twirl should be in stores in February, so these patterns will be there, too. Here is "Bows and Toes" in the first version:
I am planning to make a second sample of this quilt once I get the actual fabric. I had to substitute some fabrics to finish this one because I just didn't have enough on the strike-offs that I had. So when I get actual fabric, all the fabrics will be from the Twirl line (and the Jams and Jellies--which are the coordinating pieces from my new basics line.) By the way, isn't the quilting cute?? Thanks, Maika!
This pattern is called Tutu Tuffet. You can make it using a small round ottoman, or you can purchase a foam base, and I will have all that information in the pattern. It is just too cute not to make!
I think this ballet line made me a bit obsessed with tutus. Here is a little ballet bag to carry your shoes and stuff in. I think I will write up this pattern, too. But I don't know what to call it. Any ideas? It would be nice done in the pinks, too.
And then there were the embroideries. I just love stitching, so this was so much fun to do, and very quick! What a darling little detail to add to a special little girl's room! They would also be cute on a pillow, don't you agree?
Well, we have to wait for all of that until February, so I decided to move on! I started working on a fun quilt that I can't wait to finish! I have all the pieces cut--unless I change the size--not sure yet.
They are just sitting there by my Bernina, tempting me every time I walk by. I would love to have a whole block of time just to sew, but that is not realistic around here, so I have them ready to work on --a block or two as time allows.
And on my design wall, it is starting to come together:
That's one thing I love about quilting. From all these small insignificant pieces, you can get something quite wonderful.
I am paraphrasing a favorite scripture,
"...by small and simple things are great things brought to pass."