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Summer Pattern Sale!

Three of my favorite summer patterns will be half price on Craftsy all summer long! You can find these three patterns for $5.25 each HERE.

Nautical Table Runner QCP-304

Seaglass QCP-109

Third Seasonal Trio QCP-103

So come and get your summer patterns while the weather is hot and the sewing room is hopefully cool!

This week I’m still plugging along on quilting the love notes quilt for Lindsey. I am enjoying ruler work for the lines on the ┬áinner border and the center block flower motif. The outer border is getting a stipple treatment. The corners of the love notes are getting a free motion back and forth squiggle. How’s that for a technical term?















I have this much left to do…








This is taking time but as I mentioned, I’m ok with that because I like the results. The rulers are fun to work with and I’m discovering more things I can do with the ones I own. It’s also the first time I’m floating a quilt top which simply means the top is not attached to a roller. I’m using the painter’s tape that you see in the photo as a guide on each end of the pole. I know my quilt top must line up with the tape or it will be quilted crooked. It’s good to keep learning and using easier ways to quilt.

Have a super weekend, everybody!


First Quilt On Long Arm, Seaglass Progress

I finally made the leap from the practice quilt to a real one this week. I finished piecing the baby quilt, loaded it on the frame and quilted a lovely meander! I think it took me the same amount of time to load it as it did the actual quilting! It was fun and I learned as I went about advancing the quilt and knowing where to start and end a pass.
















I’m looking forward to quilting another one soon which will be my student, Nancy’s, beautiful star quilt.









We finished up seaming the back and cut the batting for it yesterday. I have it in my studio and will be getting to that soon.

I also made some progress pinning pieces of the Seaglass quilt. I have ten blocks left to piece and then I can begin sewing blocks into rows. I can’t wait to find time to finish them up.







If you’re looking for fall patterns, don’t forget to check out my Craftsy pattern store!

You’ll find these cuties and a whole lot more!



Friday Post & Flash Sale

Happy Happy Friday!!!!!!!

It’s snowing here and it’s very cold seeing as we woke up to cold air coming out of our heat vents! I’m pretty sure I didn’t set the heat to 62 degrees when I went to bed last night. Hoping the repairman gets here in a hurry this morning. It looks like this which isn’t bad but makes me feel even colder.

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This week I’m still working on Frozen Makeup Bags for the craft fair in December.

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I’m running in to a little snafu as stores seem to be sold out of this Frozen fabric. My intention was to bring 12 to the fair with me to sell alongside my patterns but I’ve already sold a few and I’m not quite sure I’ll be able to get more fabric. Tomorrow I’m heading to the Fabric Place Basement to visit the Boston Modern Quilt Guild for the first time so I’ll check there for it. I ordered some online at Joann’s and got notification that the order was canceled because they didn’t have it. I’m also awaiting an order of zippers…so a bit of a standstill at the moment.

I am happy to say that I’ll be delivering 10 more Comfort Bears to the police station as they get ready to head into the holiday season.
It makes me happy to know that they have something comforting to offer any child under duress.

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While I was pricing items for the craft fair yesterday, I flipped through Little Quilts For Big Occasions and started thinking about how fun it was to design these projects and what a great book it would be for kids as well as adults. The designs are holiday themed and timeless so I decided to put the book on a flash sale this weekend for 20% off in the Quilt Cabana Patterns Shop . You can purchase it for $7.95 Here are some great photos of the projects that I borrowed from the Leisure Arts website. I’m going pull out my Thanksgiving one and hang that up today. These are all about the same size so once you choose a spot in the house to hang them, you can just switch them out holiday to holiday.









I know many of you own this book already and if you do, pull it out and make one these wall hangings today…there’s plenty of time before Thanksgiving and Christmas to get those ones done!



Works In Progress

I hope everyone is having a very productive week! I am slowly working on projects in between shuffling kids around.

In the last couple of days I finished up a second Hello Kitty Reversible Hobo Bag. I love the red fabric with the black and white polka dot reverse. These are for the comic shows that are coming up.

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I also made a few more makeup bags yesterday.

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Last night I had a hankering to work on my Featherweight, Snow White. I’ve had the hourglass blocks made up for about a month so I went ahead and starting stitching blocks together to make rows. I got 4 rows out of 7 completed. I like the way it’s coming along and I think this might become the music school raffle quilt for June.

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Another project I’m making progress on is the bed runner. I’m submitting that one so I can’t post photos yet.

This weekend is the Quilter’s Gathering in New Hampshire. I’m super excited to be heading up there to see the beautiful quilts and of course, shop the vendors! Anyone else going?

I came across two great blog articles this week. One is a tutorial from Nancy’s Notion on how to make No Sew Napkins. This a great idea for gifts and when you are hosting a holiday meal. Click Here For Article.

The other was a wonderful English Paper Piecing project that Denise Panter over at Count It All Joy is working on.
Click Here for the link to that blog post. Look for the Patchwork Of The Crosses project. She always makes me want to pick up my hand projects and get working on them.

I think that’s about it for today! Enjoy!!

PS. Don’t forget Christmas patterns are 10% off in the Quilt Cabana Patterns Store.
There are also some fun notions to take a look at.


Postcard Swap, Cookies & A Granny Square

Happy Monday!

The Flickr Group for the postcard swap is open and ready to receive photos of all those beautiful postcards everyone swapped! There are only 3 pictures in there at the moment so don’t forget to add yours!
This postcard swap is slated to be the last one for the year and I have some votes for a new swap either for potholders or mug rugs. If you have a preference, let me know! The next swap won’t be until after the holidays…probably mid to end of January is when I’ll get organizing for it.

I don’t have too much progress to report as it was a busy week with Halloween and all. I did spend yesterday on the couch while the snow fell working on this giant granny square afghan that my daughter has requested. I got about this far and it kept me warm while I worked on it!

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I also ate quite a few of these…

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These are the most delicious pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting…they are so easy too. They are Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Cookie mix that you buy in the pouch and canned cream cheese frosting. Easy peasy and you won’t be able to stop eating them.

Just a reminder that all Christmas patterns are 10% off in the Quilt Cabana Patterns online store. No coupon code needed. Sale goes until midnight Sunday night!



Pattern Sale!!

Happy Halloween to Everyone!!! I hope you all have your costumes ready and candy by the door!

After today, I think Christmas will be on the minds of quilters everywhere. Let’s celebrate with some really cute and easy patterns. All Christmas patterns in the Quilt Cabana Patterns Store are marked down 10% today through Nov. 2 at midnight est.

Come see what’s new at

Click on the SHOP tab and that will bring you to the store.

Here’s a little promotional video I put together this morning.





A Storefront, A Pattern & A Postcard

This week I got the online shop up and running on the website! You can visit the shop by clicking here.

I’m excited to have a place to directly sell my patterns, book and some interesting notions. I do hope you will come and visit the shop and check out the exciting products!

I know a few of you are in just about the same place I am in regard to opening a quilt pattern online shop so I’m comfortable sharing information about this on the blog. If you aren’t interested just bare with me a moment and we’ll get right back to quilting talk.

My website host is iPage which I like very much. Through the plan I have with iPage, I am able to open a starter shop called ShopSite Starter. This plan allows me to list and sell 15 items at no extra charge. With at least a dozen patterns, a book and several notions that I feel go well with those patterns, I filled up 15 slots VERY quickly. In fact, I had to delete patterns off the site because I was so excited about the notions I wanted to list. The alternative to picking, choosing and paring down items is to upgrade to the next level at a whopping $30 per month. This allows for an unlimited amount of products. The plan for me will be to see how well I can sell the items that are currently in the store and upgrade when the time comes…


So this is available now!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Snowflake

hi res snowman pic for QW

I am awaiting my shipment of these to arrive so I can put them in the Quilt Cabana Patterns Shop but if you would like to order one now, you can find it on Craftsy and also on QuiltWoman.

This will make an excellent holiday decoration and a terrific gift for someone on your list!

I had some super happy mail arrive this week in the form of a beautiful postcard from Diane! Diane is my swap partner and this is the lovely postcard…

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The little crystals and that gorgeous pumpkin just make me smile. Thanks Diane! I’ll update the Flickr group and then post the link tomorrow. So if you have received a postcard from your partner, go ahead and post it to the group.

How is your week progressing?