Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grace's Flower Garden

The talented Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby has designed a lovely new quilt. It's called  Grace’s Flower Garden, and it was made for RJR fabrics featuring Grace. The pattern is available as a free download in the Free Patterns section of the RJR website. The finished quilt measures 72" x 90" and looks like a lot of fun to make.

Corey’s followers may have seen this quilt as a work in progress at her blog, Here is the quilt top, before she added the borders.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Penelope Purse and Mae Messenger Bag

I was so excited when I found out that Jennie & Clara of Clover and Violet had created two new bags using my Grace collection! I saw both bags at RJR’s Fall Quilt Market booth and they are as nice in person as in the photos.

Shown above, is the Penelope purse. It's really cute. Here is how Jennie and Clara describe it, “This small purse features a subtle pieced chevron design with a pretty pleat and a zipper top to keep all your belonging secure. The inside also features a zipper pocket and a small slip pocket, to help keep things organized. Sized for every day use, this purse sits higher on the shoulder and is lightweight. If you're hesitant about sewing the top zipper, the pattern features an alternate closure option.”

The exciting news is that RJR Fabrics is offering the Penelope purse with Grace fabrics as a kit! So be sure to ask for the kit at your local quilt and fabric store, they can order it from RJR Fabrics. The Penelope purse pattern is also available in paper version as well as a digital download on the Clover and Violet Shop.

Shown below is the Mae messenger bag.

Jennie and Clara's description, “This messenger style bag features a large flap to keep your belongings covered yet accessible.  It is sized to fit a laptop or 3-ring binder, and is perfect for carrying around supplies for a class or two.  It has a zipper pocket under the flap and two large slip pockets inside the bag.  It also features a closure option, should the flap not be secure enough for your use.”

Happy Sewing!!!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Congratulations to Carol Nelms, MaryRuth Jones and Lisa Allen-Kennard, who were randomly selected to win the Grace Pixie Strip contest. Carol, MaryRuth and Lisa, I would love to see what you create with the fabrics. 

For those of you who didn’t win, you have another chance. When my Facebook Fan Page reaches 500 Likes, RJR is giving away three more Grace Pixie Strips. So keep sharing Facebook posts and liking my Fan Page and you might be one of the next lucky winners!

Thanks to everyone for visiting.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pixie Strip Giveaway

RJR Fabrics has “GRACEiously” made 3 Grace Pixie Strips up for grabs. All you have to do is Like my Facebook Fan Page and comment #rjrgrace

Thanks RJR Fabrics and thanks to all for liking my page!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


My latest fabric line, Grace is now shipping and should be in your local quilt stores any day! 

I love to bridge the gap between traditional and modern aesthetics. Some of the elements found in the collection are based on a traditional design concept but have a more carefree style. My nieces, Emma Grace and Grace Evelyn served as my muses for this playful design collection.

Grace consists of eight prints in two colorways, Bermuda and Caribbean. In addition to yardage, RJR Fabrics has made Grace available as Fat Quarter Bundles, Pixie Strips, and Patty Cakes.

I hope you enjoy working with my new line.