It’s never too late

I’ve come to believe that it’s never too late to start again.  Life is all about getting back up and trying again.  Thank heavens for that.  I heard  someone say today, “life is not standing on a mountain of successes, but rather a successful life is built upon a mountain of failures”.  Now you know…

Hand Quilting

I’ve been having a blast re-doing the Sycamore Rose Pattern to include directions for Quilt as you Go and Back-basting applique.  I’m learning so much and have been having such fun!  I thought I’d post a little bit of what I’m working on.  This is Sycamore Rose block 7 which I’m in the middle of…

A Beautiful Quilt

Elizabeth Palmer Austin sent in this photo of the gorgeous quilt she made using the Sycamore Rose blocks.  Her interpretation is stunning! The work is exquisite and I can (and do – lol!) look at it all day.  Thank you so much Elizabeth for sending it in for everyone to enjoy! I’ve been busy working…

Sycamore Rose Finishing Instructions

  We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family. Most notably our daughter and her husband who are due with our first grandchild any time now.  There have already been a few false starts but no baby yet.  Soon, though, we will have her to hold and kiss and cuddle.  I’m so excited to be…

Sycamore Rose – Block 16

Happy Halloween!  It’s cold and blustery here, perfect Halloween weather! Well, we’ve made it to the end.  Sycamore Rose – Block 16 is ready to download.  I will post the finishing direction in the next couple of days.  Electric Quilt and I are disagreeing over how much fabric is actually needed to finish the quilt….

Sycamore Rose – Block 15

Sycamore Rose – Block 15 is ready to download. I can’t believe we’re so near the end already.  The last block and finishing directions will be posted Nov. 1, along with a sneak peak at next year’s BOM, Lancaster County. All Sycamore Rose patterns will stay active until January 1st.  So, get them while you can!

Sycamore Rose – Block 14

Well, we’re nearing the end of the journey.  Only three more blocks to go.  Here is the first of the three: Sycamore Rose – Block 14.  It has been a delight and a joy to do this BOM.  I had so much fun that I’ve already started planning next year’s.  Stay tuned for a sneak…

Sycamore Rose – Block 13

Sycamore Rose – Block 13 is ready to download.  I hope you enjoy! Have fun and keep stitching, Christy

Sycamore Rose – Block 12

  Here is Sycamore Rose – Block 12 ready to download. I’ve been on a bit of an applique adventure these last couple of weeks.  It started with a Craftsy class by one of my all-time favorite applique designers, Mimi Dietrich.  She’s phenomenal and makes it very easy for a beginner to get started.  One of…

Sycamore Rose – Block 11

  This is probably my favorite block!  It just makes my heart sing.  I’m still working on putting the block together, but here is the pattern for Sycamore Rose – Block 11.  Have fun with it!