Power Piecing Carolina Lily

It’s retreat time!  Yay!  I was actually able to go away on a quilting retreat this past weekend, which I don’t get to do often.  I was invited to join this group when I did a lecture in Vermont last year.  I stayed in a beautiful cabin right on Lake...

Cutting for Carolina Lily

I’m away for the weekend at a quilting retreat, so I’m using the time to work on the Carolina Lily quilt. I was able to do all my cutting on Tuesday, and I’m ready to jump right in and sew.  I’ll take pictures of my progress and post soon! I really love these fabrics...

Next project – Carolina Lily

While my testers are working on my new patterns, and the longarm quilter is working on making the two quilt tops look gorgeous, I’m moving on to my next project.  I need to make a class sample for a retreat in the fall. Today I’m fabric shopping in my...

Pattern Testing!

One pattern complete, and one to go.  Luckily, most of the graphics for RickRack can be copied from Gemma.  The fabric requirements and cutting instructions are somewhat different.  I needed to create a new layout for the quilt top and a new exploded version of the...

Graphics for Gemma Pattern

Now that I have the basic instructions down for the Gemma pattern, I need to come up with visuals or diagrams to go with them.  Yes, I must admit, I think my instructions are well written, but quilters are visual people, and most are visual learners.  They want to see...

Writing the Gemma Pattern

I’ve been crazy busy – teaching, working at retreats, and working at the MQX Quilt Festival.  Now I have some time to sit down and write the pattern for Gemma. I’ve decided to break down the two winning designs into two separate patterns.  Since the...

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