Author: lsmith

Snowflake Whimsy

Snowflake Whimsy is underway! I am having so much fun putting this together and want to share what I have accomplished so far.  The first step was washing all of the fabric. Why wash them? There are two very good reasons. The first reason is that fabrics have a little bit of sizing in them […]

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Western Spy

This week EQ8 announced another block challenge – Western Spy. Think eight-point star meets wreath. Designing with this was fun… piecing it would be a different challenge: y-seams galore! When I saw this block, two totally different ideas came to my brain – two complementary blocks vs medallion. I am not good at choosing, so […]

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Kitty in the Middle Fabrics!

Les Chat Noir (the black cats) fabric from Dear Stella has arrived in shops! I was so excited to get my fabrics. As a designer, I see the pictures of the fabrics before they are released, but they always look so much better in person! The little kitty faces (LW1170 White), silhouettes (LW1769 Black), and […]

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A Whimsical Year

I have decided to have some fun in 2021 – I am introducing my Whimsy line of patterns. The patterns will have a central theme of checkboard medallion and border, which were inspired by Mackenzie-Childs designs. The quilts will have fusible appliques associated with the them of the quilt, which makes them great for using […]

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Sweet Treat

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This was one of my favorite chants as a kid. My parents would load us up in the car on a Sunday afternoon and drive to the local ice cream stand. I say local, it was about 5 miles away, which is local when you […]

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Kitty in the MIddle Quilt-Along

February 1st, we start the Kitty in the Middle Quilt Along. This quilt along will help beginners learn several blocks and hone the technical skills of more experienced quilters. There are eight different blocks in the quilt – we don’t want to use up the kitty’s nine lives! The quilt was designed for Dear Stella’s […]

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Big League

Swing batter, batter swing! The holiday season is wrapping up and baseball enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting Major League Baseball’s spring training- the herald of warmer weather and playing outdoors again. Baseball is an American pastime and right of passage. Most kids play baseball in little leagues, school teams, or pick-up games with kids in the […]

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Quilting Terms and Acronyms

Have you ever had to search the internet to figure out what a quilting acronym or term meant? Quilting acronyms are definitely an alphabet soup with its own flavor. There are some amazing blogs out there that provide great answers. But you still have to hunt and peck to find those answers. Wouldn’t it be […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! May 2021 be a healthier, more productive and more positive (not in the COVID sense) year than 2020. Even though 2020 may go down in history for all of the remarkable things that happened around the world, it was a very good year for me. First and foremost, my family was very […]

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Cleaning Up and Cleaning OUt

AS 2020 comes to a close, I am cleaning up and cleaning out. By cleaning up, I mean clearing up loose ends and making those last minute deadlines. I had three of them yesterday and now I am down to 1 1/2 today. With any luck, I will have the others done in time to […]

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