Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New pattern for Fall 2016

My work days are usually filled with 2 sorts of tasks - computer work (mainly designing and writing patterns) and studio time. The studio time often takes a 'back seat' to the design and writing time unfortunately. I tell myself each Spring that 'this will be the summer to sew' but progress is often slow. Don't you sometimes wish there were more hours in a day.

I have made progress on a new pattern to be released this fall. I was asked by Island Batik to create a pattern using their upcoming fabrics. I selected a holiday red and green collection (Holly Jolly) and a winter blue collection (Frost) to make an updated version of a Give & Take Applique pattern.

Here's a sneak peak at the banners for the Holiday Bells pattern that will be available in October. They are on their way to California to be photographed for the Island Batik Fall wholesale catalog.

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What are you working on for the summer?  Any large projects or some of your UFOs?  Have you made a quilt using a Patchworks Studio pattern or a project in a workshop with me?  I'd love to share your photos so email your pictures to me.

Happy Summer Sewing everyone!

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