New Pattern: Turkey Mug Rugs

Our guild had a “Mug Rug in Autumn Colours” swap this month, and I was undecided if I wanted to participate. While working on another pattern I came up with this funky turkey and in the end decided not to use it for that particular pattern. Then it occurred to me that it would be perfect for the guild’s swap, and I started digging through my scraps and made two mug rugs, one for myself and one for the guild. The pattern has now been published and is available for purchase in the store section. The mug rugs come together fairly quickly, you can still finish them before Thanksgiving.

PPP-073 Turkey Mug Rugs



Die Anleitung für die Turkey Mug Rugs gibt es auch auf Deutsch/mit metrischen Maßen.



 



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New Patterns: Jungle Monkeys Quilt & Hibiscus Pillow

After finishing the Monkey Business BOM I thought I should turn the monkey into a quilt that doesn’t feature human behaviour and is less complicated than the BOM quilt. So I took the first block with the monkey swinging on a vine with a banana and put together a completely different quilt with vibrant hibiscus flowers in the alternating blocks. And since I made the monkey pillow in fabrics matching the original Monkey Business quilt, I tried to make a second one with Jungle Monkeys colours but wasn’t really happy with the outcome. I guess I was bored by doing the same thing again, so instead I took the hibiscus block and turned it into a colourful pillow.

PPP-069 Jungle Monkeys Quilt


PPP-072 Hibiscus Pillow


Both patterns are now available for purchase in the pattern store. I have also created a discount code, if you enter HIBISCUS you will get 20% off. The code is valid until Nov 14, 2022 (11.59 pm PST) and applies to the Jungle Monkeys and Hibiscus Pillow patterns only.




If you want both patterns, I have also created a bundle at a discount price that is valid until further notice.



Eine deutsche Version mit metrischen Maßen gibt es nur für das Kissen, für den Quilt lohnt sich der Aufwand für mich leider nicht. Der Discount Code HIBISCUS gilt natürlich auch für die deutsche Version.





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New Pattern: Monkey Pillow

I made this little pillow matching the Monkey Business quilt quite a while ago but then got sidetracked by having too much going on at the same time. I am now working on cleaning up all the different projects I have been working on, trying to take a more focused approach. I used to only work at one project at a time, and I am not sure when and where I strayed but I am determined to get back to my old ways because it works so much better for me. Anyway, I have finally published the pillow pattern, and I have also created a bundle for those who never had a chance to download the Monkey Business blocks last year when they were free.

PPP-068 Monkey Pillow


059 - Monkey Business Quilt PPP-059





Für beide Produkte ist auch eine deutsche Version mit metrischen Maßen verfügbar, und auch hier gibt es ein Bündel zum Sonderpreis.




 



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New Patterns: Bunny Buddies Quilt & Pillow

When I started playing around with bunny ideas last year for the new BOM, I got sidetracked and came up with a different bunny pattern. I quite liked it even though it wasn’t suitable at all for a BOM. I have been working on it on and off, and the pattern is now ready to be released. The Bunny Buddies are simple shapes, so if my usual tiny pieces are not your cup of tea or if you have never tried your hands at fusible appliqué, this is a great pattern to start with. You can even substitute the bunny tails for circles instead of the flower shapes that I used. I also created a matching pillow, I just love the bunny silhouettes, and especially the little guy with the floppy ear.

PPP-065 Bunny Buddies


PPP-066 Bunny Buddies Pillow


Both patterns are now available for purchase in the pattern store. I have also created a discount code, if you enter BUNNY20 you will get 20% off. The code is valid until May 20, 2022 (11.59 pm PDT) and applies to the Bunny Buddies and Bunny Buddies Pillow patterns only.




If you want both patterns, I have also created a bundle at a discount price that is valid until further notice.



Eine deutsche Version mit metrischen Maßen gibt es nur für das Kissen, für den Quilt lohnt sich der Aufwand für mich leider nicht. Der Discount Code BUNNY20 gilt natürlich auch für die deutsche Version.





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New Pattern: Butterfly Pillow

Who still remembers my Rainbow Butterflies quilt? Or actually, even both of them? I made them a long time ago, before I started my first BOM here, so many of you probably weren’t stopping by at the time. The first Rainbow Butterflies quilt was made as a donation at the request of a local care home. You can read all about it here. I really liked what I came up with and decided to adjust the quilt size a bit and make a second one as a pattern sample. This is the final version of the Rainbow Butterflies quilt:

Rainbow Butterflies


While I usually plan my quilt designs meticulously, I took a different approach for the Rainbow Butterflies and just made blocks in all colours, using whatever I could find in my scraps. When I had enough blocks, I started laying them out and shuffling them around until I was satisfied with the way it looked. This was still the original quilt that was donated later on. I had one pink block that I couldn’t fit in, it just didn’t work with the rest of the colours. I finally ended up stitching it to the back of the quilt with the label, and when I made my pattern sample I did not make another pink block.

But I still love pink and wanted to have a pink butterfly, so in December I finally made another pink block and turned it into a pillow. What a simple solution, and I should have come up with it a long time ago. Of course you don’t have to limit yourself to just one pillow or to a pink one, this is an excellent pattern to use up leftovers in any colour. Just sort them into light and dark values, and off you go.

PPP-064 Butterfly Quilted Pillow


I have also created a bundle with special pricing for those who would like both patterns for the quilt and matching pillow.






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New Patterns: Penguin Pillow & Curling Penguin Pillow

I have been planning to make a matching pillow for the Penguin Promenade quilt for quite a while, and I finally got around to it. I also made a second pillow featuring a curling penguin. This was suggested by Linda and her sister who thought that in Canada winter activities need to include curling. And of course they were right! In Germany, curling is something that you see every four years at the Olympic Games and then forget about it until next time, so it never even occurred to me when I was designing the blocks for the Penguin Promenade quilt. But I was happy to follow up on their suggestion and came up with this little guy.


I emailed Linda the pattern a few weeks ago, and she surprised me by putting the block together quickly and sending me a picture. Isn’t he cute?

Linda's Curling Penguin

Linda’s Curling Penguin


Patterns are available for both pillows in English and German. I have also created two bundles with special pricing, one with just the two pillows and one with both pillows and the full Penguin Promenade quilt for those who missed the free downloads in 2020.

 





Anleitungen für beide Kissen sind auch auf Deutsch und in metrischen Maßen erhältlich, entweder einzeln oder als Bündel zum Sonderpreis. Und für diejenigen, die den kostenlosen Download im Jahre 2020 verpasst haben, gibt es auch ein Sonderpreis-Bündel mit dem kompletten Penguin Promenade Quilt und beiden Kissen.








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New Pattern: Monkey Business

After a year of monkey blocks, I finally present the full Monkey Business pattern, all twelve blocks including finishing instructions for those who missed most or all of the free downloads. I’ll even throw in a special discount code, enter MONKEY20 during checkout for a 20% discount. The code will be valid until January 10, 2022 11.59 PM PST. I had fun custom quilting the monkey blocks and tried to find a background filler for each block that works with the general theme of what the monkey is doing. The sashing and border fabrics are quite busy so the quilting isn’t very visible but overall I am very happy with the result. Bright and beautiful, just the way I like it!

059 - Monkey Business Quilt PPP-059







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New Pattern: Deck The Halls Mug Rugs

Once again, thank you to everyone who stopped by last week to make the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop special. And also once again I have to apologize for not replying to every comment, I just can’t find the time, and my health issues are leaving me very tired these days, and I have to prioritize. But I still want you to know that I read and appreciate every single one of them.

I drew the winners of the pattern giveaway yesterday and emailed the digital copies to them right away. If you are a winner and didn’t receive an email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the pattern, please let me know. Congratulations to

  – Cindy P.
  – Wendy
  – Becky T.

If you didn’t win but would still like a copy of the pattern, it is now available for purchase in the store section. A German/metric version is also available.

061 - Deck The Halls Quilted Mug Rugs PPP-061




And speaking of prioritizing… I did make good use of my time, and next year’s BOM is ready to start on January 1, 2022. I will be officially announcing it on Friday, so stay tuned.



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Reminder: Only 5 Days Left

It’s almost April, and this is a quick reminder to those of you who were planning on sending in pictures of their penguin blocks to receive the free finishing instructions pattern. There are only five days left, you need to get it to me by March 31, 2021 which is next Wednesday. I am in the Pacific time zone, so behind most of you, and I will accept any pictures that are in my inbox when I first check it on April 1 in the morning. I am an early riser, so don’t leave it until the very last minute 😉

PPP-054 Penguin Promenade Quilt


If you haven’t checked out the Penguin Promenade Show & Tell Gallery, grab a cup/glass of your favourite beverage and head on over, lots of cute little penguins are waiting to be admired.



And if you missed the free downloads last year, the full pattern including all blocks and finishing instructions is available for purchase in the store section.







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New Pattern: Penguin Promenade

And here it finally is: the finished Penguin Promenade quilt. I hope you had as much fun with the little guys as I did. I have sent the finishing instructions to everyone who has emailed me a picture of their finished blocks, and I will post the gallery of penguins in my next post, sometime this week. I enjoy looking at all this creativity and the different fabrics everyone picked and how it all comes alive. For those who have only collected the patterns and know they are not going to make the deadline for sending in their finished block pictures, the finishing instructions are now available as a separate pattern in the store section. And for those who missed most or all of the free blocks, the pattern for the full quilt with all nine blocks and finishing instructions is now available for purchase as well in both English/Imperial and German/metric.

PPP-054 Penguin Promenade Quilt

 










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New Pattern: Reindeer Romp Mug Rugs

What a great Cookie Exchange Blog Hop we had last week! I agree with Carol of Just Let Me Quilt… every year I think this was the best hop ever, and then next year comes along and tops it. So many delicious Christmas treats and holiday projects to choose from and admire. A big thank you to Carol for all the work she puts into her blog hops. And thank you to everyone who visited my blog and took the time to leave a comment. I always enjoy reading them, and I have to apologize because this year I just didn’t have the time to reply to them all. Not just for the blog hop post but all of my recent (and not so recent) posts. There are only so many hours in the day, and I spent a lot of them getting next year’s BOM ready, so I hope this makes up for being a bad hostess and not replying to all the wonderful comments. But please know I read and appreciate all of them and all of you.

Early this morning I drew the winners of the giveaway and emailed the patterns to them. If you are a winner and didn’t receive an email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find the pattern, please let me know. Congratulations to

  – Lori S.
  – Michelle D.
  – Mary A.
  – Inge L.
  – Connie S.

PPP-058 Reindeer Romp Quilted Mug Rugs


If you didn’t win but would still like a copy of the pattern, it is now available for purchase in the store section. I also wrote a German version of the pattern with metric measurements. It’s relatively easy to do for small projects that don’t involve a lot of math.





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New Pattern: Poinsettia

Last year when I published my Pansies, Snowdrops and Sunflower patterns, I mentioned that someone at the Chilliwack quilt show had asked if I had a poinsettia pattern. I didn’t have one but I thought that maybe I would like to come up with a few more of those flower wall hangings. A year has come and gone, and Christmas is around the corner, so it was time for me to get to work or postpone it to next year. I am happy to announce that I did not procrastinate this time and am ready to publish my Poinsettia pattern. There is plenty of time to get this done before Christmas. I am really enjoying this flower series and have already received another request, this time for violets. Inspiration hasn’t struck yet but I will definitely give it some thought.

PPP-057 Poinsettia Wall Hanging


Die Anleitung für den Weihnachtsstern ist auch auf Deutsch/in metrischen Maßen erhältlich.



 



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