Monday, April 4, 2016

hello... it's me. {and pattern news!}

Hello, it's me.  I've been wondering if after all this time you'd like to... hear from me.  ;o)

...Adele anyone? :)  So, after taking an eight-month hiatus from the blog, I'm baa-aack!  I have lots of news to share (if you follow me over on Instagram you know that my silence here just means all the more whirring on my machine over there!)  I've finished a host of quilts, started a bunch more, had two quilts published in Love Patchwork & Quilting (Kasbah Chic and Dip Dye Dreamcatcher), got a brand spanking new logo courtesy of Megan Fiechter...

AND (with Megan's help) revamped the designs for my new and improved line of foundation paper piecing patterns.  (Wahoo!)

Right now, I have *three* designs available in print and PDF:

No. 1 Painted Dreamcatcher

No. 3 Folksy Fish

No. 4 Ode to the Trees

As you can tell from the sequencing, if I weren't so overly ambitious I would just have three patterns Nos. 1 through 3, but instead I got ahead of myself and let one (No. 2 Painted Leaf) fall by the wayside.

For those of you who are familiar with all my designs, both the Painted Leaf and Shine Bright Birthstone patterns will be listed in the new shop once they've gotten a little refresh.  I'm hoping that will be by Spring market (mid-May).  In the meantime, to celebrate the launch of non-consecutives Nos. 1, 3, and 4, I'm offering 30% off all patterns (print and digital) now through Sunday (April 10, 2016).  Just enter the code HELLO at checkout in the new shop.

And since I have left a little bit of a gap in my pattern numbering, what pattern (chronology aside) would *you* want to see as next-in-line No. 2?  I'd love to know!

Thanks for the warm welcome, friends. It's good be back.



  1. I am IN LOVE with all your quilts and patterns, you are so talented Sarah!

  2. YAyyyyyyy so glad you're back. :D I've missed your bloggy voice. ^_^ Love all the patterns, natch. I can't wait to see what you do with pattern no. 2!!

  3. I don't have suggestions for number 2, but I'm looking forward to trying out your Bright Birthstone patterns. I had them on my Craftsy Wishlist forever, but never pulled the trigger. When I went to buy one last week, it was gone :(. So glad it's coming back.

  4. OMG I must have the fish! And the trees are super cool, too! I'm so excited. It's great to see a new post from you. I might be the only person not on Instagram, but I'm just afraid it will cut into my precious sewing time. :D

  5. So nice to hear from you again! Love your new patterns especially the trees and looking forward to what is to come!

  6. Your little fishies make me squeeeeel!

  7. I love it all too...I am uplifted by your work

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