April Showers

  April Showers pattern on Etsy   Winter showers bring wild flowers where I live in California, but the old saying about April came to mind while I was drawing this picture, which turned into a quilt pattern soon afterwards.  I love spending time working in my little garden, tending to my flowering plants.  It’s often a struggle to keep them healthy during the harsh summers here, but when rain.. Read More

Magic Fairy Door Pillowcase

  A few weeks ago I made a 10″ magic fairy door and I used the block to make a 14″ pillowcase. The quilting process started having a mind of its own and I was happy to oblige.   My original idea was to hand quilt everything.  There was one problem –  my stitches are still in the medium size range and the leaves looked horrible and clunky instead of.. Read More

Magic Fairy Door

    Occasionally I take part in the BBC swap group at flickr where we make tiny 3″ quilt blocks based on a theme.  I have been feeling a little whimsical lately;  the recently-finished Spring Kites mini quilt is a good example of that. So this month’s Woodland theme suited me perfectly.  I designed a Magic Fairy Door quilt pattern with a little sconce on the side.      .. Read More

Spring Kites – Quilt Pattern

  Spring Kites pattern on Etsy   The bright colours and carefree nature of kites make me happy.   If you could hold on to the tail of a kite and it carried you away, you would never know where you would end up landing.  If you had two kites, you could bring your best friend along too!  So I designed the Spring Kites quilt to reflect my day dreams of.. Read More