When you create a blog you never know who is going to stumble across it. You just hope and pray that someone does. Before Facebook, my blog was the main way I shared my craftiness with my friends and families. I don’t get to post as much now as I used too. Priorities change and life just gets in the way of what I want to do. I know that sounds selfish right? Why can’t we just sit at the computer for hours on end and sew until our hearts are content? Well for me nothing around the house would get done. What about you? I tried talking my husband into a house cleaner once every two weeks. I’m still doing the cleaning. Sigh…
Back to Feeling thee Love. I recently had a lady named Cathy who lives in France email me with a picture of a quilt she made using a quilt pattern that I created. So exciting! Who knew someone in France would stumble across little ole Fabric Mom. I asked Cathy for permission to share a picture of her quilt top with my readers.
She used the Easy Firefighter Baby Quilt Pattern. Cathy’s quilt top measures 96″ x 80″. Can you believe this is only the second quilt top that she has ever made? Hats of to you Cathy. It is gorgeous. I love the color combination and how she made sure the Eiffel Tower fabric was vertical. The fabrics she picked out all look very nice next to each other. Not to busy or blah. One again, Great Job Cathy. I can’t wait to see what you make next.
A reader sent me an email asking where she could find this baby quilt pattern. Since I made this up as I went I didn’t have a pattern. I have been meaning to make one for some time. The time has come. (Per Mary’s request of course). There’s nothing like a request from a reader to get the ole creative juices flowing. Thanks Mary. I needed the push.
I was searching for free quilt patterns and came across this cute pattern. It looks pretty easy so I thought I would share it with you. I know how hard it is to find cute easy quilt patterns that are free. It is a PDF so you will have to have acrobat reader to open it.
I designed this easy baby quilt pattern on EQ7 using 5 inch squares in shades of blue. Click on the link below to print the pattern. It is in PDF format. If you can’t open PDFs email me and I will send you a copy in .doc or .odt format to open in Word or Libre.
Joyce Wood, a Co Chairperson for the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild in California contacted me a while back about using the True Blue quilt block pattern I designed for their July (BOM) block of the month. She is going to send me a picture of the winner with all of the blocks they won.
Needless to say I was flabbergasted and still am. It is an honor to be contacted by others who want to make quilts from the patterns I design. It is gratifying to know that other people read my blog and like the patterns. Hopefully soon I will have time to work on more free patterns.
Not too long ago I received an email from a lady wishing to know how much fabric she needed to buy to make the Easy Black and White Quilt Pattern that I have for free on Fabric Mom. (Apparently I forgot to put this in the instructions.) So sorry friends. I asked her to share a picture of the finished quilt with me when she was finished. I got another email the other day with the finished quilt. It is beautiful. I asked her if I could share her quilt story with the photo on Fabric Mom. I was delighted when she said yes. Here is Traci’s Quilt and her story:
“I just started sewing/quilting in March of 2011. I started making my quilt in the class I was taking but got the flu so was unable to finish. I got frustrated on my own so took a break. Then I found your pattern for the black and white quilt, and decided to make that for a wedding gift for my sister in law. So I used red and gold, their colors, and finished my first quilt! I love it and am so happy that I could do that for her and her new husband. It took me about two weeks, would’ve been one week but I have a two year old son! Plus a husband who is going to college part time and working full time. Everyone at the wedding reception signed it and it looks beautiful!” Thanks much, Traci
Traci, I love it! You did a wonderful job. I see many more beautiful quilts in your future.
It has been a while sense I have been able to sit and work on a pattern to share with my fellow quilter’s. I designed this a few months ago. I finally finished the DOWNLOADABLE PDF. The finished wall hanging measures 30 x 30 inches. I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to actually finding the time to make it for myself. (This is my 501 post too). Wow!