Dinosaurs!

I am helping my friend, MJ Kinman, spread the word about Mighty Magnus and his big, beautiful dino buddies! The patterns are cute and perfect for dinosaur-loving kids of all ages.

Textile artist Annette Frye created 6 adorable quilt patterns to honor her great-nephew Magnus. Little Magnus was born with a genetic condition. After a valiant battle, Annette’s sweet boy left this world when he was only 2 years old. Annette’s desire to honor her little “Mighty Magnus” culminated in these 6 joyful patterns that she’s delighted to share with all of us.

In addition to being adorable, Annette’s patterns are very “do-able”. She originally designed them with freezer paper piecing techniques, copying the patterns onto Freezer Paper Sheets. But English Paper Piecing lovers can create them, too by copying the patterns onto EPP Specialty Paper and cutting them apart into the paper shapes.

Click here to find the patterns on MJ’s site.

There’s a free Sew-Along! Click here to register.

Watch the video below of MJ and Annette for more info. Happy Dino-stitching!

Wednesday Giveaway

Therese is this week’s winner and she is going to receive a set of 12 rainbow colored Wonder Clips… because they are wonderful :-). I use them in a variety of ways but this size is especially suited for holding your binding in place to sew it to the back of the quilt whether by hand or machine.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

If you missed this week’s newsletter, click here to go to my Newsletter Archive. There is also a link in the sidebar.

Show and tell…

Mary Coombs sent me this photo of her covid quilt (Covid-19 and it’s Mutations) done with my Searching for Beauty pattern. Mary wrote:

While I didn’t like the disease taking a year from normal life, it was fun to choose fabric from my stash and use some up. Certainly been a year for that activity. Thanks for all you do!  Mary Coombs. Winslow, ME 

Mary, thank you for sharing your quilt! It’s bright and cheerful and I like that especially now that we are coming back into normalcy. Maybe not the old normal, but close :-).

Happy stitching!

Wednesday Giveaway

Theresa Duval is this week’s winner and she will receive 4 spools of Wonderfil #8 Perle cotton in these lovely neutral colors. I use this thread for big stitch hand quilting and for some embroidery. It is a little softer than other #8 Perle cottons which makes it easier to pull through the layers when hand quilting. And it is thick enough to make bold stitches.

If you are not Theresa and you would like to shop this thread, click here or on the image below.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

If you missed this week’s newsletter, click here to go to my Newsletter Archive. There is also a link in the sidebar.

Show and Tell…

This lovely Simply Delicious quilt was sent to me by Dana Toulson Leech. She wrote:

Hi Becky,
You asked me to send a picture of the fruit quilt once I finished it. Well, that happened yesterday! Thank you for all of the beautiful designs. They were really fun to do and it taught me a lot about applique. 
I purchased kits for all of the blocks except the tomato. For that one, I used the pattern I ordered from you along with my stash. I also added a wedge to the cantaloupe and embroidered a few seeds in the middle. 
This quilt is destined for my 96-year-old mother — to brighten up her room at the assisted living home.
Cheers and thanks again! Dana   

We all know that Dana’s mother is going to cherish this quit, and everyone who comes into her space is going to enjoy it too. Well done, Dana, and congrats on the finish! Thank you for sharing your quilt, and the story behind it, with us!

Click here to find the Simply Delicious ePatterns.

I have a mold question…

Do you remember the giant winter storm we had in Texas, in February? It turns out that Lorna and Chris had a small pipe break that went unnoticed long enough that now there is mold under the house.

The pipe is fixed and the space is drying out, but they need to find a mold-abatement company—as do a whole lot of other people. Getting someone to even return a call is kind of a problem.

Do any of you have a recommendation of who they can contact in the Sherman, McKinney, or Dallas area? If so, please do email me at becky.pieceocake@gmail.com

It doesn’t look that bad as winter storms go, does it? It was so much worse than it looks.