Saturday, March 21, 2009

In A Snap! Almost Ready For Finished Pattern . . .

I write my patterns as I make the samples up. So this quilt pattern is almost finished . . . Isn't the Snippets line darling?!

The quilt top is ready for Russ Adams of The Back Porch Quilters to machine quilt it. Please be sure to seek out his quilting services . . . he does excellent work for a great price! And even with shipping, he's still probably lower than your local quilter and such a great person to deal with. He will become your quilter for life . . . believe me!

(Hey Russ, this one will be in Monday's mail!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Birds, birds everywhere . . .

Have you noticed how popular birds have become lately? I see them in fabric design, used as embellishments, as well as images used on note cards and accessories for the home. They are everywhere and what a wonderful symbol for the new Spring season!

This month's McCall's Quick Quilts (April/May 2009 Issue - on newsstands now!) has a lovely display of items you can make using Susan Branch's In Love With Nature fabric line by RJR Fabrics. You can go to McCall's Quick Quilts' fabulous new website to download instructions on how to make my wall hanging/quilt design and the accessories (bird ornaments, a pillow, and tea towels - designed by other talented women). Simply click on the caption below the photo and it will take you directly to their site. Once there, click on the Web Bonus Get it Now button and you will receive a free PDF version on how to make my quilt design. The fabric is so cheerful, I designed two more wall hangings with some little bees that you can either machine or hand applique to the top before it is quilted. The wall hanging designs will be available soon through my website!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wholesale Orders Now Through United Notions

United Notions is now carrying 5 SuzGuz Designs' quilt patterns and will also be carrying the two upcoming patterns I've spoken of recently. Shop owners who buy wholesale, you can order the patterns, here. Retail customers can always buy directly through our website and please ask for us at your local quilt shop or online quilt shop. We'd love to be a part of your quilt shopping experience in your neighborhood!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"In A Snap!"

Other projects were in line first, but today I was able to start on the sample of one of my newest, super-fast designs I previously told you about. Here is a sneak-peek, using Snippets by American Jane for Moda. This pattern will be available through United Notions and for those of you attending Spring Market, you'll be able to see the quilt in the United Notions booth. More updates soon . . .

Click on the picture for a close-up of the fabrics.