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This week I had the pleasure of receiving a photo from a good friend in Arizona. Connie was the first Amercian quilter to be so gracious and welcome me into her home on my very first trip to the USA in 2003. Her and her friend Edna, also in the photo below, organized several teaching opportunities which allowed me to make that trip. What an experience and a whole lot of fun.
As I was taking a closer look at quilt pattern "Blooming Trellis" today, I realized that not everyone would like to make the background pieced trellis. The pattern is detailed with step by step instruction for the creation, but it does take a little time so I wanted to come up with another solution to create the same sort of effect.
I thought this quilt pattern - ABC's baby quilt designed by Stephanie Senior would make a great jigsaw. Give it a try.
This weekend I had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Mitchell a quilter from California. She was telling me what she was up to in quilting. I always think it is fun seeing what others have done so I asked her if she would like to be my guest quilter for my blog. As you will see, she has made a number of my designs.
Last year about the middle of May I received an email from Rosalie Hixson. She had purchased my quilt pattern "Simply Sunflowers" as a kit from the Keepsake Quilting Catalog and was working on it, ready to being the blanket stitching but had a question.
Over the past two days I have been reflecting back on 2012 - patterns released, new downloads, online quilt classes and the introduction of charm packs. Today I want to look into our Crystal Ball and take a peak at what is instore for 2013, but first of all I would like to say a great big
Yesterday I mentioned all the new patterns Arbee Designs presented over 2012. Continuing on from that I felt I should mention, we had more than just hardcopy patterns released throughout 2012. Several of our new patterns are also available as downloads. We included some of our popular older patterns as downloads too and we even introduced a few that were only downloadable patterns and not hardcopy. The download only patterns were:
I cannot believe we are almost at the end of the year. I have taken a look back over all the new patterns Arbee Designs has published for 2012. There were many more patchwork patterns this year, thanks to our designers. I can only claim my name to one and then of course, I had to sneak in a little applique at that.
As a quilt designer I know it is impossible to make a quilt pattern to the size everyone wants because everyone's needs are different. However, just because a quilt is one size, it does not mean you cannot make it another.
There is nothing better than quilting a project together. That's what my mother and I did recently when she came to visit. She wanted to make a gift for her good friend Rosemary who she was going to visit so I suggested my design "Star Runner" made in Fall colors. As it happened Mum was visiting in Fall and those were some of Rosemary's favorite colors - so I hear.