July has been a month of pattern writing for me..... trying hard to catch up and clean the slate. I have eight new patterns written ! Some of them are still being tested by the wonderful ladies who answered to my blog post calling for testers. I have loved the feed back about the draft copies they have tested for me and I am sure it has made me better pattern writer.
Now just waiting for the weather to give me a nice day to take the cover shots..... we have had such terrible wet weather but it is winter after all. On the nice days it seems there are always other things that take preference. (like my poor husband being struck down with the flu) However I do have a few sneeky shots that I can show you.
The Butterfly Table Runner. This is one of my favorites, made with 'Wild Orchid' range by Blackbird Designs.
Also made with this range is 'Wild Orchid' can you tell I have trouble naming my quilts lol
Union Blues made with the Union Blues range by Barbara Brackman
Flying Home Quilt Made with a selection of French General Fabrics and a few Minnick and Simpson Fabrics.
Milly's Garden made with a range by Sara Morgan
Aunt Bessy's Sparkle Table Runner made with the same range with a few other bit's and pieces added in for good measure.
Pine Tree Quilt, the fabrics are a mix of older fabrics I had been saving and I love how they came to life in this quilt. Living among Pine Trees this quilt reminds me of how they look after the rain when the sun is filtering through the branches.
Simply Baskets Quilt made with the same Sara Morgan range as Milly's Garden Quilt.
Well that's my show and tell for now. The patterns for these quilts will be released soon, I'll let you know when I release them either here on the blog or via the Pine Valley Quilts newsletter.
I would love to know which one is your favorite ? I love them all ! but I am biased lol
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It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.