Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Strike A Chord and Banyan Batiks

Presenting the perfect pairing of the City Spirit Fabric line, from Banyan Batiks, and my pattern "Strike A Chord".  The City Spirit batiks are coming to quilt shops in August 2023.   

Enjoy perusing Northcott's Winter 2023 Lookbook , which  includes two color ways of the City Spirit Batiks among all the Winter Lines presented by Northcott Fabrics.  

Pattern:  Strike A Chord
Published by Black Cat Creations
Fabric Line:  City Spirit, by Banyan Batiks (Northcott Fabrics)
Size:  80" X 80"


Thursday, February 9, 2023

Sew Scrappy Spools QAL

The February Sew Scrappy Spools .... Sew Checkers and Sew Dash Blocks are done.  While the Spool Box was open, I quickly assembled additional spool units for the next several months.

The quilt was designed by Lori Holt and the quilt along is hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop, which will last through the end of the year.  Slow and Steady.


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.