It’s been way too long since I have posted. I was so busy all summer getting new patterns ready every week for a “debut” of my designs at the quit shop I work at. The week leading up to the special evening was spent finishing several samples that already had patterns written. After the debut I felt like I could take a deep breath. I am trying to find a balance between the quilt shop, the classes I teach, watching my grandson, taking care of my home and designing new patterns. First and foremost is my relationship with the Lord. I believe I am in between seasons right now, I know where I want to be and I am praying and waiting on the Lord. In the meantime, I am trusting Him for the strength for each day.
I do love anything seasonal or “monthly”. Maybe it is the very organized part of me that loves checking off all the boxes that is so drawn to completing something for every month or each season.
I also love scrap quilts and small pieces. I pulled out my bin of 1.5″ squares to find the pieces for this quilt. It was fun to remember the things I had made with each fabric as I pulled them out. Some of the scraps have also come from friends who think I am crazy to work with such tiny pieces that they would normally throw in the garbage. I gladly take their scraps, press them, cut them into squares and add them to my stash.
A scrap quilt made entirely from my scrap bins is another desire of mine. When my brain works out the details I will get out my graph paper and start designing.
Lazy daisy stitches and teeny tiny yellow buttons form the forget-me-nots. My woods and gardens are full of them each May and I love their cheery faces. I literally have thousands of them and welcome them each year.
The great hardware to hang the pieces in this series is from Ackfeld Manufacturing. It has small clips to hold the mini quilts so you don’t need to add a sleeve to the back. It is very convenient!
The pattern for May is available here in my shop.
Praying you are blessed beyond measure today. I hope you have something to put a smile on your face and in your heart.
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