Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Sultan's Garden - Sneak Peek


Here's a preview of my new collection, The Sultan’s Garden. The line, inspired by a trip to Istanbul, will be available through RJR Fabrics later this summer. It will be offered in two color palettes, Apricot and Berry. I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with the fabrics!





Monday, May 11, 2015

Winners Announced

I would especially like to thank those of you who found your way to my site even though Quiltmaker's had an incorrect link to my blog. Looking on the bright side, the broken link meant a better chance of winning for those who made the extra effort! As always, I would love to see a photo of any blocks created from the pattern. 


I randomly selected three winners from the list of comments. Each will reveive a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, volume 11. Congratulations to:

JoyceLM, Debby E, Anna Brown. 

I will send you each an email to ask for your addresses.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

100 Blocks

I’ve been included in Quiltmakers 100 Blooks, volume 11! Welcome to my portion of the 100 Blocks blog tour. 

My block, named Just Go With the Flow is number 1056.  Just Go With the Flow is made from Licien’s Color Basic Dots as well as RJR Fabric’s Supreme Solids.
The design is a raw edge appliqué, with a generous sized blanket stitch in pearl cotton number 8, my favorite hand quilting thread.


Quiltmaker is currently hosting this tour on their Quilty Pleasures Blog. Today is the last day of the tour but there is still time to check out the other designers and a chance to win today’s giveaways.

Now for the exciting news, Quiltmaker has generously donated one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for me to give away and I have two additional copies to add to that. Just leave a comment here, on my blog and I will randomly select three winners.

Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the tour.


-Mary

Monday, February 16, 2015

Goodness Gracious

I was excited when I found the latest issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in my mailbox because the magazine features one of my quilts, Goodness Gracious. I created this quilt using fabrics from my Grace collection.

The blocks consist of three, 60-degree triangles which are made from 2 ½” fabric strips.  I decided to do the quilting by hand because I love the folksy look of hand-quilted stitches in pearl cotton.

Love of Quilting March/April 2015 is available now, so be sure to pick up a copy at the newsstand. The pattern can also be ordered as a digital download at the Fons & Porter website.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Killer Heels

With two weeks to spare, I barely made it to Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, one of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibitions. The show includes historic as well as wild and wacky shoe designs that date from the sixteenth century to today. There is something for just about everyone’s taste as long as you’re a little eccentric. The only design I found missing is one we could really use in NY right now, high heels designed for walking through slush and snow.

Killer Heels will be up until March 1st, but if you can’t make it, here is a link to the museum's website and a video featuring curator Lisa Small and her description of the show.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Winners Announced


Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and participated in the tour. If you create my block, I would love to see a photo. I randomly selected three winners from the list of comments. Each will receive a copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 10.


Congratulations to Dawn, Anita, and Quilter Kathy. I will send you each an email to ask for your addresses.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

100 Blocks Blog Tour


Exciting news! I have a block included in Quiltmakers 100 Blooks, volume 10. Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks should now be available at newsstands. Welcome to my portion of the 100 Blocks blog tour. 


My block, named Best Friends Forever is number 949. The block is paper pieced and includes half square triangles. BFF is made from the blue color combination of my fabric line, Grace, as well as RJR Fabric’s Supreme Solids.


Here is Best Friends Forever in pink and aqua.


And here is an example of one way the blocks might be arranged to make a really cute quilt.


Quiltmaker is currently hosting this tour on their Quilty Pleasures Blog. The tour will continue through November 21st.  Throughout the week they are featuring designers and having daily giveaways including two fat quarter bundles of Grace.

Now for the really exciting news, Quiltmaker has generously donated one copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks for me to give away and I have two additional copies to add to that. Just leave a comment here, on my blog and at the end of the week, I will randomly select three winners.

Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the tour.

- Mary