Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sew Scrappy Spools QAL

 An advantage to retirement, I can participate in a Quilt-along in addition to sewing my own designs .... sometimes more than one.  I always have a leader/ender scrap quilt going, however some of the  scraps are  starting to overflow.  I keep them in several 20-quart plastic bins by color and/or type.  

When the Fat Quarter Shop introduced the Sew Scrappy Spools QAL, designed by Lori Holt with Bee In My Bonnet, I chose the bin that just won't close - i.e., the Batiks! 

About half of the batik scraps are now pressed to get started. I pulled a piece of greenish/ gray yardage for the spools and very quickly, the first 8 blocks are done. 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Follow My Heart Quilt (Free Pattern)

Have you picked up your free copy of Black Cat Creations' Follow My Heart?  There is still time to make a Valentine's Quilt.  The 40" quilt is uniquely interchangeable as a table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt.  
Thanks to EQ, Electric Quilt, alternate color layouts include one for Mardi Gras .... which also happens to be in February this year.  
 How about St. Patrick's Day? 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Follow My Heart - Show and Tell (@bayoubobbinquilter)


The Follow My Heart Pattern has only been out for a week and Susan, @bayoubobbinquilter has made TWO  .... pieced, quilted and bound!

The Free Pattern has been published by Black Cat Creations and is available here.  After signing up for the free pattern, visit the home page and add your email address to the mailing list for alerts to new patterns.  

Friday, January 13, 2023

Follow My Heart FREE Pattern Release

Introducing my newest pattern -  "Follow My Heart", published by Black Cat Creations.  

As a Thank You,  this PDF/Downloadable pattern is presented FREELY to new and experienced quilters. 

As one of the designers, I invite you, your friends and local quilt shops to join the Black Cat Creations Newsletter List for announcements to new patterns, tips and tricks and to meet the other designers.  You can sign up for the email list on the Home Page of Black Cat Creations here.  

While there, please take a few minutes to tour their site.   The designers are busy working on 2023 patterns and confident there will be something just for you.  

Also follow me on Instagram:  @lfairquilts

Baby Josie fits perfectly and still has plenty room to grow.

Follow My Heart will finish at 40" Square and is uniquely interchangeable as a table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt.   

A special thank you to Paulette Garrett for styling my quilts in her booth "Delillah Jane Designs" within the Jocias Vintage Market in Houma, La.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Follow My Heart Quilt Pattern

What I am working on ....

Valentines Day is right around the corner.  Are you interested in a small quick table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt?  In a weekend, this quilt top can be cut out, pieced and quilted.

Black Cat Creations, will be publishing this pattern very soon with a BIG surprise - it will be FREE.  Sign up for their newsletter on their home page and be the 1st to know when the pattern is available. 

Please feel free to share with your readers this "Thank You" from Black Cat Creations. 


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Aurora Sails Table Runner

Table Runners are the best way to decorate for holidays.  They are small enough to make quickly and large enough to make an impact.  I have enjoyed making the various sizes of this pattern and encourage makers to mix and match the block units for different designs.  

Pattern:  Aurora Sails
Published by:  Black Cat Creations
Designer:  L' Fair Quilts
Size:  22" X 70"  

The pattern is available thru Black Cat Creations in both PDF Download and paper patterns.  

Black Cat Creations has a Newsletter Signup introducing their new patterns and special alerts.  Year  2022 has been a good one, therefore giving back to new and loyal customers in 2023 is a goal.  In addition to new and exciting patterns coming next year, we have a FREE HEART project that can be created over a weekend.  More to come later, so be sure to sign up!.

Just a personal note on the subject of Newsletters --- I have a big appreciation for Newsletters.  So much so, that I personally created a separate email address for all of the incoming newsletters from Quilters and Shops offering them.  This keeps my personal email nice and tidy with personal exchanges.   Once a day (or sitting in Doctor's offices), I can open my Newsletter Email account and enjoy them all in one place. 


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas Placemats

In 2021, the Fat Quarter Shop offered a mini Christmas Quilt Sew Along which I finished and gifted to a sister.  I was so in love with the trees, I quickly made six more blocks ..... then they sat for a year.  With a push to finish lingering Christmas projects this year, I added a gift box block and made placemats.  

My inspiration for color is from a collection of Horizon Blue Vintage Diamond Point Glassware and dessert plates gifted to me years ago.