New Patterns

Monday, November 11, 2013

I'm sorry for the delay in posting our newest patterns. I returned from quilt market in Houston, TX, unloaded the van and then drove right back to Houston. My husband and I moved his mother to Kansas City this past week. The movers are unloading her furniture into her new apartment today. I have just enough time to post on the blog, go to the warehouse and ship some books and patterns and finally help Dave's mom unpack. This move is a bit hard as she has been in her home for 40 years and she's 91 years old. She's remarkable for her age though!

The above pattern was last month's Loose Feathers (#4) and is now in the shops. The large leaves are done with the satin stitch. They change as the light is reflected on the smooth surface of the stitch.

This is number 5 and will be in the shops very soon. 

Give Thanks is the second in our sewing box series. The designs are mounted into a 6" wooden box made by Stephanie Elmer of  Lone Elm Lane - Early Wooden Wares.

I used 1 yd.of  Norfolk Pine - Medium rick rack from R & R Reproductions for added detail. The pincushion pictured above is also in the pattern. It's framed with tiny chenille trim (Norfolk Pine also) stitched along the seam line. These patterns should be in the shops soon. Pictured below is the first in the series which was released in August. The stitched pieces are easily removed from the box top making it easy to celebrate each season.

Until later dear friends!



  1. Gosh Alma, I'm hesitant to move after 10 years in the home. Can't imagine what it is like after 40! Good luck with everything! Is this year just zipping by? Faster and faster! Busier and busier! Hope you have a little bit of free time to enjoy and thanks for posting your new designs!

  2. Oh I think I need to get this Sewing Box series!

  3. That is one major move for your mother in law - hope that she settles in nicely.
    All patterns look super and lovely, hope you post pics from quilt market also and show us what's new. I haven't seen anything so far and you always have the best. xo

  4. I wish your Mother in Law all the best in her new house, it will be difficult for her, I know because my mother (95) moved three months ago, but now she is feeling fine in her new livingspace. She lived in the familyhouse for 57 years!
    Love the new patterns, greetings

  5. Beautiful new patterns, love each and every one! Thank you!

  6. Love the new patterns. Especially the sewing box series. Take care. Sandy Muir

  7. Slow down and take a deep breath!
    Beautiful designs and finishes!
    Prim Blessings

  8. Lovely, they're all lovely. I'm on automatic for the box series with my LNS. I just love the new design and I'm almost finished with the first one. One question: Looking at the last Moda Quilt show your booth displayed an Alphabet Quilt. What's the name of it, the pattern or book? I'd like to purchase it. Thank you.

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  10. We recently had to move my MIL and she is finally settling in to her new place, but it is a big change after being in one place for so long. Love all yours and Barb's new pieces. You two consistently offer such beautiful designs and they just seem to top themselves every time. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  11. You need to take time out for you - I find that life is just one rush around lately - lovely designs x

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