I hope everyone had a great Christmas season! It was a bit of a whirlwind for me, and several things I was working on were gifts, so I couldn't post about them! Now I can, but first, I have a fun announcement!
I have been a fan of Alaskan artist Teresa Ascone for awhile, so I was very excited when she announced she was having an exclusive panel program for Alaskan shops this year! Our panel is called "Setting Sun', it was very hard to choose! It is available now under our 'store' tab, or click the photo...the pattern and kit for my sample project (photo below) should be coming soon! I have been having fun with panels lately anyway, since a customer ordered 16 little panel quilts for Christmas! They are a great way to practice some free motion quilting. This panel is approximately 13 x 9 inches including a 3/4 inch border.
Also, we finally got a bunch of classes scheduled! Check out the classes page!
Here are a few more projects from before Christmas! The wolf is a copy of a page out of a children's book called Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman. (copyrighted, I'm sure, so not selling it) I knew my mom liked the artwork in the book, so I made a page into a wall quilt. I had a few adventures with that one...I accidentally traced all of the reflection trees in reverse! I hadn't fused the applique parts on yet, so I got a new piece of fabric for the front, put my traced one on the back, (which reversed it) and did the main outlines from the back. Problem solved with no retracing!! :-) I then used some silk screen ink to color them silver.
The ear bud holders are great, they don't get tangled up! Each member of our family got one of those.
The third picture is a panel quilt for my husband's office.
And, last but not least, new leashes for the dogs :-)
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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 would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. 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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