Wednesday, March 16, 2016

UpStairsHobbyRoom Designs

First I wanted to say thanks to everyone who reached out with their lovely comments! I appreciate you not holding my open moment against me!! It felt good to be real, and it helped me work through how I was feeling.....enough said!

I realize I have been very lacks in my post lately. Trying to get ahead with the One Block Wonders BOM and starting out on new adventures all at the same time, has caused a blogging short fall,
and a few collaborations with The Quilting Bee in Fonthill Ontario have changed my creative course for sure!! (This is also where I purchased my Innova Long Arm! More about that in another post)
I was sent some Free Spirit Fabric and asked to design quilts that would compliment the fabrics. I came up with 2 patterns and  I know I shared them over on IG, and thought I had shared here too, but.....I'm either really behind.....or very forgetful....

The first quilt I designed was with Tula Pinks' Eden line. I'm calling this one Bliss Medallion. The pattern comes with instructions for 2 sizes. This is the 51.5" and the larger one below is 69.5" square

 Then I sent it back and Kelly quilted it. It is just stunning. The quilt should be at Quilt Canada in June.

The next project was designed around the Leaf Dance line: I am calling this pattern Cross My Heart
Can't wait to see how Kelly quilts this one. It has some great negative spaces to fill!! It also should be at Quilt Canada.
This is just one of many ways to lay out your blocks!! I love both of these patterns and their potential for change, with colour and fabric choices and/or block placement!!

Since going down the design "rabbit hole" (wonderland) I have also opened up a Craftsy Pattern Shop where I have started to sell my patterns. (you can always link from my blog, either with the Craftsy button in the sidebar or the Craftsy Shop tab at the top of my blog) This is a very new adventure for me,  a little scary and a lot of work, but so creatively rewarding, so for now Craftsy is the only locate to purchase. If my little business takes flight and enough customers need a different location to purchase I'll look into more options, but for a start up business, this was a very good option!!

Also all of the One Block Wonders BOM blocks will become full patterns and all will be published over in my Craftsty Shop, and I am happy and surprised to say, all the full patterns right up to March's are all listed and ready for purchase.

Thanks to all who have already purchase my patterns. Would love to hear feedback,  and can't wait to see your finished projects! Also if you would take the time to link your finished projects to the patterns in Craftsy, your work will inspire others and I would love to see all the different ways my patterns come to life!!!

Have a great day, and Happy Sewing!!


  1. I love the Bliss Medallion quilt. Great use of Tula Pink fabric.

  2. Cross my Heart, super borders against the pattern, really showing it off so well.

  3. Just discovered your one plus one pattern and blog through Craftsy. It is wonderful!! Thanks so much!!

  4. So beautiful quilts and the quilting caught my eye.


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