Monday, April 29, 2013

A Little Late to the Game

So, I'm sure a lot of you have heard of the "Scrappy-Trip-Along".  I fell in love with Bonnie Hunter's version of this pattern a long time ago, so when it went viral I could hardly resist!  With my move, and new job I was a little late getting started, but once started I couldn't stop!

These blocks are SO MUCH FUN!!!  You can put some of the most random fabrics together, and collectively the result it beautiful!  I used up a ton of scrap 2 1/2" strips in this process, but I have enough to make 10 more of these quilts!  I tried to put the darkest fabric in the center of the block, but that was the only fabric placement that was planned.

This past weekend we had BEAUTIFUL sunny weather!  I could hardly wait to get outside and get fresh air!  After a 3.5 run on Monday, I was blessed to see a Bald Eagle flying circles around the harbor. :)  I about jumped out of my skin with excitement.  Today has been cold and rainy, but having a sunny weekend was a great cure-all for a long winter indoors.

My Favorite Block!

I have really been settling in to Northern Michigan, and I am LOVING IT!  This past weekend was a riot, and non-stop!  There is a lot of local culture, as well as tons of ways to explore nature.  I think I may have found my forever-home; I don't think I'll ever want to leave.

Also, don't forget that my new pattern "When In Rome" is now available on Craftsy!  Find it HERE.

Have a lovely week!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's Official!!!

I am now, officially, a published designer!

Meet:  "When in Rome"

I FINALLY managed to get some respite from the weather in order to get some photos taken.  This little baby has been in the works for quite some time, and the photos have been holding us up for the last 2 months.  All in all I am so proud of this.  To see something come together from start to finish is humbling, and a constant trial in motivation. 

Thankfully I didn't have to do it alone.  My dear friend Justine not only helped test the pattern, but she helped motivate me to move forward on this project.  Thanks a million Justine!  Also, Justine's husband Nate deserves credit for the name.  :)  Thanks Nate!

Justine's beautiful version of "When in Rome"

This pattern works great with scrap 5" charm squares or with charm packs.  However, the most important part is the focus fabric.  This is great for that fabric that you love, but you'd hate to see cut into tiny pieces.

This pattern can be purchased here:(Craftsy)

or here:  (Etsy)

I hope you love it as much as I do, and I can't wait to get working on the next one!!!

The Quilted Mitten