October 18, 2016

More Pie Birds!

Pie Birds are now available in hard copy! 
If you'd like to receive a pattern in the mail, i can do that!

 The Pie Bird Hot Pad pattern includes 2 versions of crows.  The crow shown on the pattern cover and the whimsical crow in the 'soon to be finished' pot holder.

Made completely from scraps!  Aren't these cute scraps?!!!  Love the dotted legs!  Lol

AnnMarie shared her Pie Bird runner on Instagram recently.  She added offset 16-patch blocks and straight line quilting!  Ahhh!!!

Follow AnnMarie @runandsew and me @laughyourselfintostitches on Instagram!

Gayle combined both crows separated with a sashing strip. She uses it as a festive hanging on her office door!  Great idea!!!!

Terre and Jean were busy on a quilt retreat making Pie Bird hot pads!  They both added an additional border.   I suspect those crows appreciate standing in that fresh grass!!  Nice!

What kind of Pie Bird project will you make? 
 A quick fall decoration for yourself or a nice gift for a friend?

Pie Bird Hot Pad pattern is available for instant download on Craftsy and Etsy or you can get an emailed or mailed pattern through my blog.   Click on My Patterns for option details.  

October 15, 2016

Quilt Patterns now available through local shops

Good Morning from Oregon! 
I'm excited to share with you that my patterns are now being sold in  a few local quilt shops!  

Last month at the NW Quilting Expo was my big debut...thanks to Momma Made It quilt shop in Longview, Washington!

Isn't their booth fabulous!
They took my Redwing Black bird and Cinderella Pumpkin quilts to display in their booth and now sell both patterns in their shop.

Boersma's in McMinnville is also selling 3 of my quilt patterns and have 3 hanging in their store.

They have the black 'Cinderella Pumpkin' quilt

'And So it Crows' quilt

My 'Indian Summer' quilt

And are making their own sample of Poppa's Tree Farm quilt.
Can't wait to see it!

Lastly, I made a trip to Bend this week to visit my son Mason and give him a big hug.  I miss his hugs!

While in Bend, i thought i would drag along some quilts to show to a couple shop owners.  Sew Many Quilts instantly picked up and are displaying The brown version of Cinderella Pumpkins, Poppa's Tree Farm, Redwing Blackbird and this sample of Indian Summer made by my friend Cheryl...Isn't her's great?!!

FYI...There's a Central Oregon shop hop going on through tomorrow!

Sew Many Quilts will also carry my Stars for Every Season and Easy as Pie! quilt patterns very soon.
 Stars for Every Season, perfect for Christmas!

Easy as Pie uses 13 Fat Quarters and goes together super quick!
 Great pattern for large prints!

BJ's Quilt Basket will also carry some of my patterns soon.  New owner and super nice.

My patterns have been well received by these local shops. What's most exciting to me is getting to know the owners and share our love of quilting!  

One more piece of information...I'll be having a trunk show on November 9th at Aloha Sew and Vac!  I'll have my entire collection of quilts with me...so please come!!

Click on My Patterns to see them all!  

If you'd like to see my patterns in your local quilt shops...please email me (chezstitches@gmail.com) their website or show them this blog post next time you're shopping!  :)

October 4, 2016

Great variation to my Redwing Blackbird pattern!

Diane did wonders putting these birds together in her own fashion! 

She used a rich gold background (from the Andover Cloverdale House collection), vertical checkerboard to separate the rows of birds and added appliqued vines with leaves, berries and stars. 

She's such an over achiever!!!  Lol

Diane pieced the left over redwing half square triangles together to create the final border.

Here's a look at my original....or visit my Redwing Blackbird blog post for more pictures.

Get a copy of the Redwing Blackbird pattern...see what you can do!

September 17, 2016

Photo Shoot

Spent the late afternoon at Cindy's taking photos...she has the best props!!  Thank you my friend!  ...for the m&m's...  

Cinderella Pumpkin Wall Hanging 

Cinderella Pumpkin Pattern comes in 2 versions!

Indian Summer Quilt

Who doesn't love an Indian Summer!  Ahhhh!

I'm making a second Indian Summer quilt using darker, more primitive colors and fabrics.  LOVE!

RedWing Blackbird Quilt Pattern

Going to the NW Quilting Expo next week?  RedWing Blackbirds and the brown version of Cinderella Pumpkins will be hanging in the Momma Made It quilt booth.  They'll have patterns and kits available!  Stop by!  :)

Pie Birds Hot Pads
 I think i had the most fun photographing these!...i call this one   The Impostors 

 Pour me some more pumpkin and crow please....

You'll find purchase options for these Fall Quilt Patterns...plus more!  Just click on My Patterns    Thank you!  :) ~karen

September 13, 2016

Introducing Indian Summer Quilt Pattern!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are really enjoying beautiful late summer weather!  Warm days ~~ cool nights!

So I'm very happy to welcome ~ Indian Summer!

Isn't it pretty?!!!

You could display this quilt from August through November!  

It's not hard to make either...I have a step saving method, shared in this previous post.  All those pinwheel are made from knocked off corner triangles used to make the sunflower petals.  

I was hoping to complete another version...using a darker background for the more primitive appeal...
It's almost completed...and i changed it a tiny bit from the original Indian Summer pattern....for that more prim look.  I'll share my tiny change when it's done.  Unless you can pick it out! 

Hey!  First one to leave the correct answer in the comment sections gets the pattern for free via email!  
                So include your email address

If you'd like a copy of Indian Summer, I have the pattern listed on Craftsy and in my Etsy Shop

Hoping our warm Indian Summer continues!  Our weatherman Mark Nelson says it will!  But if not...I'll enjoy my own patchwork of Indian Summer.

September 3, 2016

Fall Line Up!

I love fall quilts the best!  I don't know if it's the colors (which i suspect) or just the changing of the seasons...

My very first pattern released in August 2013, has been my best seller.  As my son coined it...my "One Hit Wonder"!  hee hee brat...

The next two pictures are last years' pattern.
 I absolutely LOVE this pattern!  Cinderella Pumpkins are my favs!

This year i have put the pedal (sewing pedal) into over drive with the next 3 patterns

and two versions of this hot pad or mug rug pattern called

A bit crazy with the bird theme...

Then i offer some fun Fall freebies...found in Craftsy Pattern Store only.  Etsy and my blog, don't offer the ability for instant free downloads...so if you'd like copies of these freebies...head to my Craftsy store!

Freebie Tea Stained Sunflower pictorial
This photo was taken by my cousin Diane who made gigantic Tea Stained Sunflowers for her entryway!

Freebie Just Jack and Just Joey pillows

Freebie Candy Corn Pumpkins Table Runner

Lastly, Freebie Candy Corn Pinwheels. 
Made using pieced scraps from the above Candy Corn Pumpkin pattern!   Waste not!  

Oh but there's more!   I'm writing instructions for my newest pattern Indian Summer!  Hopefully it will be listed later next week....stay tuned!

Thanks for supporting my little business!  I truly appreciate it!
Happy Fall Quilting!     ~karen


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