Category Archives: Books

Happy Groundhog Day

OK, It’s not a groundhog. But It’s the closest thing I have. https://www.etsy.com/listing/87953224/cant-we-all-get-along-instant-download?ref=shop_home_active_1 This cute little guy can also be found as a digitized pattern at Anna’s Awesome Applique Designs.com

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Paper Cut Valentine Classes

I have a Paper Cut Valentine class scheduled at Oklahoma Quiltworks on April 14, 2015. http://www.ashtonpub.com/books.htm#PCV

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Digitized Frogs and Turtles

My digitizer, Anna Aldmon of Anna’s Awesome Applique Designs, is busy digitizing the frogs and turtles from my Aquatic Creatures book. Here are the first few stitch outs. I think they are pretty darn cute!

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Embroidered Filler Stitches

My newest stitching joy is adding embroidered filler stitches. It’s so fun and easy. It makes the perfect TV project, it’s similar to hand quilting but you don’t have to work as hard and you get to change colors! I’m … Continue reading

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Hand Embroidered Fish

These hand embroidered fish are for a workshop that I teach. I emphasize filler stitches. You can add color inside the lines with crayons if you want, but I choose in these examples to just use thread. They are very … Continue reading

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Hand Embroidery

I’ve been experimenting with hand embroidery lately. Especially filler stitches. This is just one example. Two of my books, Butterfly Dance and Aquatic Creatures work especially well for this because they are a smaller size. I’ll post more pictures soon … Continue reading

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Checkerboard Fractures

Brenda has come up with some amazing new ways to fracture fabrics for art quilts. They are all spelled out in her new book “Fracture Frenzy” with clear step by step illustrations. One of the new techniques is called “Checkerboard … Continue reading

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Fracture Frenzy

I’m very happy to unveil a new book by Brenda Esslinger. This is Fracture Frenzy and it is a sequel to the best selling Fabulous Fractures book from 2009. Since writing that first book, new ideas and techniques came to … Continue reading

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Little Sunshine Quilt

My digitizer, Anna Aldmon, has finished her work with my Sunflower Baby pattern. She has included many options to make the machine embroidery fun and easy. She also has added three different sizes for the face. I made this little … Continue reading

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Sunflower Baby Pattern — Digitized!

My digitizer, Anna Aldmon, has prepared my Sunflower Baby pattern for embroidery machines. Aren’t they coming out cute? These are ready now.  Check her website for details. She has instructions for several quilts, including the Little Sunshine quilt, included on … Continue reading

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