Archive for the 'patterns' Category



Hippity Hoppity

Published on March 13, 2013

Oh my goodness, could it be?! I haven’t posted in so many months I was beginning to wonder if I ever would again. Life has been busy – as always. But I did get a banner quilt done. This one isn’t too big, or too hard – well, the letters might be a little time […]


Sugarplums Block 2

Published on March 9, 2012

Our schedule has changed just a little bit in that we are going to be posting new blocks on the 2nd Friday of the month. Like I mentioned last time we are still working things out. Here’s block 2 – this time it’s a little snowman on a hill of polka dots. He’s sportin’ a […]


Sugarplums meet Tales of the Quilt Shop

Published on February 3, 2012

I’m SO excited to announce a new project! I’ve teamed up with author Terri Thayer, actually she’s the one that approached me with the project over a year ago. She’s writing an 8 month series of stories, Tales of the Quilt Shop and I’m creating an applique project to go along with it called Sugarplums. […]


Smiling

Published on January 16, 2012

I don’t know about you but I subscribe to quite a few newsletters – in fact so many that I’m actually starting to unsubscribe to those that aren’t my favorite because my inbox just gets too full. But I love seeing what’s new, what’s happening and just feeling like I’m in the loop since I […]


Puppet Patterns by Julee Maggiora

Published on February 26, 2011

My friend Julee Maggiora created this adorable puppet pattern. It’s her first pattern, hopefully more will be coming. :) The large black and white kitty, KeeKee, on the cover was actually a puppet given to her by her uncle when she was just a baby. Well, Julee still has KeeKee Kitty – she’s holding up […]


Pattern winner for Stash Manicure post

Published on November 14, 2010

The winner of 3 patterns: Ida LivelyCongratulations Ida! I also wanted to say that I really can’t thank you all enough for reading the article and stopping by. I so enjoyed all of your comments. Thank you!!Bye. Holly To keep things on the up-n-up, here’s a snapshot of the winner’s number from random.org…


Guest poster at Stash Manicure & Free pattern drawing

Published on November 10, 2010

It started with a little comment – Kay Mackenzie (All About Applique) wrote to me and said that someone had posted about Don’t Drink and Fly (my witch quilt pattern). So of course I had to stop on by and see the post. Well, I ended up leaving a little comment and the next thing […]


Quilt Sampler – Fall/Winter 2010

Published on September 10, 2010

I picked up a copy of the latest Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine – one of my favorites. I was excited because I had read in another magazine that one of my favorite shops – ThimbleCreek was having an encore listing – the first was a decade ago (gosh how time flies). Anyway, […]


Round Robin block – Oh kitty

Published on May 17, 2010

Well, another month is here which means another block for our guild’s Round Robin. When I got this person’s bag full of goodies I knew I just had to include a kitty – I know her and she’s very much a cat person. (However, I did try to remove any stray cat hairs from my […]


Round Robin block – Christmas in April

Published on April 23, 2010

Quite awhile back I mentioned that I joined a round robin through my quilt guild. I posted the block I had made to start my quilts journey through the year long quest. I also said I’d try to post the blocks that I did for other people’s quilts and seem to have fallen short on […]