NEWSLETTER 03042016 Posted on 4 Mar 12:11 , 1 comment

... TODAY ONLY ...
It's a deal you can't pass up ... a must-have FAN FAVORITE (no pun intended LOL)
 1312 FAN E2E for your quilting library.
I had totally forgotten about scheduling this goodie in the DAILY DEALS for you.
You'll want to get right over to the store before midnight tonight.
Grab this pattern at an incredibly low price while you can! 

Lots of new patterns have gone into the store this year ... over 4 pages (nearly 80 in all) of new designs.
But this one 1741 HUGS TRIANGLE has to be a favorite for me.
Isn't that just the prettiest border!
I can't quite figure how you could possible get more value for your dollar spent with this design. It's like the energizer bunny ... it just keeps going and going and going. The design possibilities are endless but here's a few to get you started. 

February was a busy month all the way around  ... lots of fun playing with the design possibilities with quilt tops piecing using a log cabin block style. I put together a little slideshow highlighting patterns that work with these blocks, ran lots of "featured of the week" sales with heart designs, and helped out with some custom work/design consulting on the side with a Mountaintop customer.
Pat did a great job with her Chevron Log Cabin quilt.
It was a good month and win-win for everyone. 
We started here:

And ... ended up here:

... all point-to-point - even the border 1274 POPSICLE STICK P2P E2E
... and that's a wrap-up for the last few weeks ...
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QUILT TOP PLAY TIME: LOG CABIN BLOCKS Posted on 16 Feb 09:49 , 0 comments

Design time fun playing with blocks as they come ... or tweaking, mix-and-match, or use them in a different way than intended ... the idea: have fun while creating and learning. 

What's my favorite ... playing with the triangles and mixing and matching to create a whole new look ... because ... what a great way to get double-duty or more value from the quilting designs in the pattern library. That's the best! 


1652 SNOWFLAKE SWIRL E2E Posted on 22 Oct 00:00 , 0 comments

So far we've been lucky to be enjoying one of the most beautiful colorful fall leaf seasons one could ever possible imagine here in Western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. However, there is an increasing nip in the air and we all know, the snow is a-coming. We're hoping not too soon, but, rest assured, it will be here before we know it.

And with the fall weather, the family Christmas gift quilting load starts coming in. Such was the case for Jane completing her first quilt top and giving it to her daughter as a surprise. With all the wintery scenes and snowflakes flying across the top of this quilt, it seemed only appropriate that I design an edge-to-edge pattern to match.

... and a second look or two at the stitch-out and quilt top ...
1652 snowflake swirl stitch out


RE-ENTERING THE QUILTING WORLD Posted on 1 Nov 21:52 , 0 comments

It's been a long  time since I've been "out in the world" at least the cyber-world, but I'm back now and have lots to share ... starting with SOME NEW PATTERNS! Today I'm sharing the latest new E2E pattern, but come back often for there will be new patterns going up each week.              

The Inspiration: the fabric with the barbed wire looking print would make a great pattern ... looks a lot like ripples with little horns or stickery things poking out. The challenge was on and I was off to the design board.


The Quilt: Lois brought this quilt to me with very specific instructions. It is a gift for her nephew and must have absolutely NO frilly girly stuff in the quilting. The fabric is flannel, soft and cuddly and a beautiful collection of very manly colors and prints. The easy thing to do would be to quilt it with the ever popular 1102 Ripples E2E. It stitches quickly, smoothly, and just adds texture. No frills to this one. But that seemed so cliche - so easy. I looked to the quilt for ideas.

It wasn't quite as easy to design as I thought it would be but after sleeping on it over night, the next morning everything fell into place and I was ready to load the quilt.

And here it is quilted out ... stitches out quite smoothly and quickly, is an easy set up in repeat patterns, and if you're adept at using the fill feature you can have those side traveling lines trimmed right close to the edge of the quilt as you work your way down the quilt.

You can find this pattern in the store ... 1599 BARBED WIRE E2E. Use the promo code NOV20 to receive a 20% discount from now until November 11th in appreciation for shopping with Mountaintop. (discounted price will show upon checkout)