The Autumn Leaves table runner kit is ready, just in time for fall... at least in Australia, right? :-) Or maybe you really like to get a jump on things! It coordinates with the Autumn Leaves wall hanging, and comes with everything you need except batting and thread.
Also, there are two more days left for you to get in the drawing for a free kit of your choice, see the previous post or my facebook page for details!
A batch black eyed Susan cards I made in memory of my Aunt Sue, her favorite flower, for her siblings and husband. A few years ago I had made her a Kindle case with a similar design, I'll stick a photo of that in too.
I have been travelling, so I don't have anything new to put on here, so I am borrowing from someone else! Helene Corbett, in a facebook group that I am in (Art Quilts 101) made this great journal cover, and gave me permission to post it here. So fun!
Here is her great description as well :-) " I just picked a few colours & went mental on my machine . :-) Ive used some hand dyed scrim (pink & blue pieces) & the background cotton fabric was dyed using spinich. The flower is made with melted satins & beads. The butterfly was rescued from a pillowcase that my Mum in law was throwing out & the journal itself is made from recycled paper..... And I didnt realise until now how eco-friendly it is"
If you want to make your own, check out my tutorial here! (Basic tutorial, not her design)
I never used to be a journal person, but these days I have them all over the place, all for different purposes. I have been making quilted covers for them, partly so I can tell them apart, ha! But possibly my favorite journal is the one that accompanies Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts. I have a fairly nasty chronic illness (Lyme disease), although it is often treatable now that I know what it is, and this book has been such a blessing to me! If you are not familiar with it, the overall concept is that if we are always looking for things to be thankful for, our whole outlook on life changes. It is a constant reminder of God's grace, which builds our faith even when things look difficult. So, with her permission, I am offering a free tutorial to make your own journal cover to match the book if you would like. It mostly uses the tutorial I already have for quilted book covers, but there is a page for the parts that are specific to this one. I hope you find this book and this process of seeking God's grace everywhere you look to be as amazing of a blessing as I have! It is a great cure for anxiety, for sure.
The previous blog post is about another free tutorial/pattern, for a quilted greeting card with a coffee mug and a pocket for a coffee shop gift card. The combination of the book, a covered journal, and the coffee card would be a great gift for someone going through a difficult time! Click here for that tutorial.
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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