Archive for July 2013

Free Pattern Birdhouse + Bird 3

I have one more bird pattern to join the others. I am also giving away my bird house pattern for free. All of the blocks in my bird collection are 5" x 5", so they are great for attaching side by side. 

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Bird Patterns + Etsy shop update

There is something about summer that makes us want to be closer to nature. I have always been a big fan of bird motifs, so I am happy to share these patterns with fellow bird lovers. 

News Update: I made some small changes to my Etsy shop. I now have 26 paper pieced patterns in total, and to make shopping easier, I created different sections. The sections are Animals, Plants, Home, and Miscellaneous. This also helps me to keep track of what I am designing, so I hope that you will check it out!  

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New Pattern (a girl & a boy) + Gift sets I've been working on.

My latest pattern is a girl & a boy. Although I was never a girl who played with barbie dolls (I preferred stuffed animals and legos.), this pattern is for quilters who enjoy dressing up and styling characters as much as kids. I came up with 3 different ways for the girls and boys to wear their hair (see the picture below), and you can also add tights to a girl. I think that these little people can easily represent a grown up couple as well as children. This pattern would be great for making a square pillow or for framing. I would love to see what other people do with this pattern. 

My sister and cousins from out of state are visiting me this weekend, so I've been busy making these little gift sets for them. These triangle garlands are so darn cute when they are hanging up. All you need is some coordinating fabrics, bias tape, and a triangle template which you can draw and cut it out of a cereal box (or a thick paper). I also learned to make the drawstring bag, and I made 5 of them in last 2 days! The drawstring bags are just the perfect touch for giving away gifts. In case you are wondering, here is a Youtube tutorial for making it (link: Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorial).

Remember my kitty coasters? This pattern is available from 'Free downloads'. 

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Happy Fourth of July!

I finished a nautical wall quilt just in time to share on Fourth of July. I used my Anchor and Sailboat paper pieced patterns and added 1" x 1" tiny little squares all around them. Red + Blue + White. It is patriotic too, I suppose. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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