She used MY pattern!!!….

Last week I posted about receiving blocks in the mail and today I want to tell you about a wonderful email that I received.

But first….the backstory…..

Back in January, I released my very first quilt pattern….. “Crumbs for the Geese”

I did not put it out for sale but rather, it would be a gift for anyone who signed up for my newsletter.

Now, this was the first time that I had ever written a pattern and I was a bit concerned that I hadn’t done a good job. I think that we all know THAT feeling!!

Over the past 10 months, a bunch of people had downloaded the pattern but, as far as I knew, no one had attempted the quilt.

BUT, last week I received an email from Charmaine with this photo attached…..

Didn’t she do a great job!!!

She told me that it will be donated to the Calgary Child Advocacy Center to give a young person some comfort. That makes it even better!!

As we corresponded further, she told me that she used scraps of fabric that were given to her from various sources and then used a specialty ruler to cut out the flying geese.

She also mentioned that she made the flying geese “wings” larger than needed and then used “Deb Tucker’s Wing-Clipper” ruler to trim the geese down accurately.

Like most of us quilters, she does love gadgets that help her be precise!!

Interestingly, later that same day, a friend wrote and asked if I had ever used any of the Deb Tucker rulers?

Well, that can’t be a coincidence!!

So, I have now ordered the Wing-Clipper and am looking forward to trying it soon. Stay tuned for a review of this tool.

Thank you Charmaine for your sweet encouragement!!!

If you are interested in receiving this pattern, you can sign up for my newsletter (in the top right-hand corner of this page).

Crumbs For the Geese

I am happy to say that “Crumbs for the Geese” is officially finished.

I am super pleased with how it turned out…..

Crumbs for the Geese

This odyssey started back in September when I watched a video about making Crumb Blocks….of course, I was on the treadmill at the time!!! I made the first three and was hooked.

Once all 9 were finished, I started thinking about additions to the quilt and came up with the idea of adding Flying Geese blocks. After a bit of trial and error, I found the perfect mixture of geese and background fabric.

The top languished for a short time as I thought thru how to quilt it but the holiday season provided time and inspiration!! In particular, I love the mixture of straight lines in the geese and squiggles in the background!!

Now came the hard part….writing the pattern!!! Since I was new to this process, I spent a fair amount of time studying other patterns and trying to determine the best solution for me.

I am happy to present a pattern that contains step-by-step instructions and access to an exclusive video showing the crumb block process and hints for making flying geese.

And….the pattern is available for purchase!!! Just click on the “Patterns for Sale” tab at the top of this post.