Friday (tomorrow) join me to hear about my new Welcome to the North Pole online class…


I will be visiting with Sophie Scardaci (or Jessica Vaughn if Sophie’s internet is still questionable) live tomorrow, Friday, March 18, on YouTube and Facebook about my new Welcome to the North Pole class!

We’ll start at 12PM PDT, 2PM CDT, 3PM EDT.

The book has been in print since 1997 (amazing, right?!). If you have the book but have not made the quilt because the blocks look a little scary, this class is for you! I walk you through all of the needle turn hand applique techniques you need to know to make this quilt.

There isn’t an ebook for Welcome to the North Pole so please be aware that you need to acquire the book separately from the class. There is a free digital table runner pattern included in the class that you can practice techniques on if you prefer.

PS: We had to cancel the previously scheduled event because of a bad internet connection.

Jim the Pillow, part 5

Jim the Pillow is finished! I hope you all have enjoyed seeing how to start with a photo, make a pattern, applique the shape, and add embroidery to bring your pet to life.

Watch this video to see how I embroidered the flowers—plus how to sew the chain and detached chain stitches!

It’s subtle, but the lines of stitching below Jim anchor him in place :-). I finished the bottom of the pillow with a zipper to make it easy to clean as needed.

The Unicorn is Magical! Show & tell…

Lisa Dobberke emailed a little while back asking if I had ideas for quilting the Magical Unicorn quilt that she made for her granddaughter—and I did! One thing I suggested was quilting in words and phrases inside the background fill.

Lisa said: I included her name, some “grandma style” words in English and Spanish (she is in Spanish immersion Kindergarten) using a general meandering pattern with some flowers, hearts, and butterflies mixed in.  This was my first appliqué quilt–sure was fun!

She also used a “wiggly eye” to go with the big eyelashes… very cute!

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your quilt with us! I know your granddaughter is going to treasure it—and have many sweet dreams under it :-).

Click here to find The Magical Unicorn pattern. It is a fun pattern that can be made into a small or large quilt!