MORE LOOPY STARS Posted on 11 Jul 12:37 , 0 comments

How did you celebrate your 4th of July Holiday? I did the usual traditional things we do here in the States ... barbeque with friends and fireworks. We have gotten together with the same friends for almost 30 years now every 4th of July.

We play our own version of Progressive Rummy while waiting for the sun to set, the sky to get dark and the fireworks to start. Norm and Pam come to our place to celebrate the holiday because we are up high enough with our elevation being above 1000 feet, we have quite a view  of the fireworks shows across the surrounding valley. And the best part ... no hassles with traffic getting back home after the show.

Another activity I did during the holiday weekend was to quilt three quilts for the American Hero Quilt Project. I've written before about my friend Jan who has ladies into her studio regularly to piece the tops for this cause. Jan sends me all I need to quilt the quilts for them once the quilt tops are finished.

This time I quilted all three quilts using the freebie pattern from the previous post ... 1375 Loopy Stars. If you didn't pick up your freebie yet, be sure to go back a post to find the download link. And, enjoy the EYE CANDY as you check out some great ideas for piecing patterns for soldier quilts.

AMERICAN HERO QUILTS & NEW PATTERNS Posted on 18 Apr 11:31 , 0 comments

Let's start off with a shout out for the good old USA! Hooray for all those quilters out there working hard to meet the comfort needs of our service men and women and their families. This poster is designed to honor the efforts of all those who work with the American Hero Quilt Project, but especially to honor a very special friend of mine Jan Sims and all of her ladies who come to Jan's studio every week to work on tops for this worthy cause. Click on the link above to read  more about this organization and to learn how you can get involved.

And now onto the news about the new collection. Daisy Days E2E has been a long time favorite for many of you. It's gone through a couple of revisions and just keeps getting better and better the longer it sticks around. By request, I have a special Daisy Days update for you ... 1371 Daisy Days Collection. Yes, you read it correctly ... this simple little edge-to-edge quilting pattern has now graduated into the big leagues with it's very own collection. Daisy Days now has a block and a border unit plus a border corner to complete the collection. Each can be purchased separately or you can get the whole collection at an unbelievable savings of only $25.00. If each were purchased separately, the total bill would come to $51.