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

Crafted Applique And Giveaway

  Photo by Lara Buccella Welcome to my spot for the Crafted Applique Blog Hop.  I am a very committed paper piecing pattern designer who never seriously thought of doing appliqué.  However, when your wonderful friend has a published book about a new applique technique and includes you in her celebration, you just have to give it a try!  Once I got my copy from Lara, I read through the first.. Read More