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Flight Cancelled!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Sassaman Kaleidoscope

Well, my flight to Cleveland was cancelled today and my new flight isn’t until tonight! Thank goodness, there is no lecture scheduled for tonight! I am going to tape some segments for Quilting Arts TV tomorrow, so hopefully the new flight will go as planned.

So that means I have a chance to do a few things in the studio that would have remained undone until next week, including this blog post.

It is a wonderfully dark and dreary day, such a sharp contrast to the sparkling sunshine the past couple days. So I thought I would show you this new kaleidoscope quilt made with some surprisingly subtle Sassaman fabrics… subtle colors, not pattern.

This top is made with half square triangles, except the border. The long side of the triangle is 11″ finished. So the square in the middle is also 11″ finished. From these dimensions you should easily be able to diagram the pattern, especially if you have read Patchwork Sassaman Style.

There are only 2 Sweet Lady Jane fabrics used, Daisy Chain and Fuchsia in the Periwinkle colorway.

Sweet Lady Jane Fabric

PS… have you been voting for your favorite BERNINA Faceplate everyday? The more you vote the greater chance of winning one of your own! Wouldn’t that be wonderful!!

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design competition begins!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014


The BERNINA Faceplate-Face Off got off to a roaring start yesterday! Ten contemporary designers in the sewing industry were invited to design a faceplate for the new BERNINA B350 Special Edition sewing machine. It is an honor to be included in the competition! The contest goes through April 14 and everyone who registers at the BERNINA Facebook page can vote for their favorite design ONCE A DAY for the duration!!

It is a talented gathering designers: Alex Anderson, Amanda Murphy, Angie, Stevenson, Camille Rokelley, Heather Bailey, Yours Truly, Luke Haynes, Pat Bravo, Ricky Tims and Tula Pink. You will be able to see each entry and find out more about the designers on the BERNINA Facebook page.

My design, of course, was inspired by my FreeSpirit Early Birds fabric called Strawberry Serenade. So hop on over to the contest site and vote for your favorite faceplate. Here are BERNINA Faceplate FaceOff Mobile Instructions for those of you entering on your mobile devices.

Early Bird