October 5, 2017

Frosting on the Cinderella Pumpkins

Delicious! 





This quilt belongs to Gayle...perfectly pieced and the fabrics are soooooooooooooo much better than what my photos show....
 I stitched in the ditch around each pumpkin and stems, created echoed diamonds around the pinwheels, cross hatched inside the pumpkins and feather swirled the background.  Super fun to quilt!!!  
Thanks Gayle!  

Cinderella Pumpkin Pattern is available here

Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen

October 2, 2017

Sunflowers On Parade.

There have been a few 'And So It Crows' quilts getting finished this Fall!  

Love how this quilter changed the pattern by adding pumpkins!

Here's a look at the full pattern quilted with an all over panto called Marmalade.  Looks terrific!  Quilted by Kim Coons of Goldendale, Washington

A smaller version of the quilt pattern

Quilting sure adds interest!

Oh and this one!  Bring on the teal!!!  Love it!!



And a look at the original 'And So It Crows' 

Don't be intimidated by all those small pieces!  For the sunflower petals, bird tails and beaks, I use the Magic 8 Method to create half square triangles. 
The pattern calls for enlarged fabric squares, making 8 half square triangles at a time and bigger than needed. This allows each half square triangle to be trimmed to size, creating accuracySweeeeet!
Visit the highlighted Magic 8 Method above for a step by step tutorial.

Click on My Patterns for purchase options 

Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen

October 1, 2017

A Flock of RedWings

I had the pleasure of quilting Cindy's RedWing Blackbird quilt using an all over pantograph called Ginger with 50wt. So Fine thread.  



Below is a close up of my original quilt using just one background fabric. 
I love how Cindy 'scrapped' her background!

This is Cheryl's using a cute red polka dot! Sweeet!

No matter how you fly...these RedWing Blackbirds make me smile!

Pattern is listed on Etsy, Craftsy and on the right side of my blog under 'More Patterns'.

If you have a favorite quilt shop in your area who you think might like to carry some of my patterns, or a quilt guild who would like a trunkshow//lecture//workshop...please pass my info along.   I'd appreciate it. :)

Learn, Share Quilt!
~karen

September 28, 2017

PieBirds ~~ Runner// Hot Pad pattern now available

If you have been waiting for the new PieBird pattern, it is now available instantly through my Craftsy Store (found on page 2) and in my Etsy Shop.  Mailed patterns are also available through Etsy.


Emailed and Mailed copies for the new PieBird pattern can also be found right here on by blog!  Look on the right side bar and click the drop down menu under 'More Patterns'. 
The emailed copies are not instant...i have to actually email them to you. :)


Both the runner and hot pad instructions are included in the pattern

I'm waiting on my printer for hard copies of PieBirds.  You can order now and they will be mailed out later next week.   

Have a Happy Day and Thank you!!!! 
~karen  

September 24, 2017

New PieBirds Runner Pattern


New release of PieBirds pattern...coming soon!

I'm updating the previous PieBirds Hot Pad pattern to include this cute PieBirds Runner.  Measures 7" x 37"...nice and skinny to fit down the middle of your table with enough room to set place settings too!




Great for an entry table...







I have an old door inside my entryway...why not hang it?  

Pattern will be available on September 28th and the PieBird Runner will be hanging in Momma Made It Quilt booth at the NW Quilting Expo!  Pattern and kits available then! :)

September 6, 2017

Momma Made It~ Top Quilt Shop!

Spent the day in Longview, Washington admiring all the beautiful quilts, cottons, wools, handmades, ahh!
Owners Jennie and Jacie make it so homey!!  You don't want to leave!  

Here's a look inside!






If you see something you love...they also have an online store!  

Kits and fabrics, wool...notions...love!



Here's the magazine!


Oh...and look!  I always say my only goal as a longarmer is to one day have a picture in a magazine of a quilt that i quilted!  Thanks to Momma Made It, i can now die a happy quilter!  Yay!

You'll have to get a copy of Quilt Sampler to see their quilt!  


Also inside, is a photo of  Noble Spools!  I don't even know what to say!  

Lots of great shops and their quilt patterns showcased in the magazine too! 

Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen

September 4, 2017

Winners Announced and Etsy Sale Continues...

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Give~Away!  I wish i could send everyone a tote bag filled with Pie Bird mak'ns!

If you'd like to purchase a Pie Bird Hot Pad pattern, i've extended my 20% off Etsy Sale through tomorrow...Sept. 5th.

And, included in the Digital Pie Birds pattern through Etsy, you'll also receive instructions on how to make these cute tea stained sunflowers!  

**Sunflower instructions are not included in mailed copies of the Pie Birds pattern. However, if a Pie Birds Hot Pad mailed pattern is purchased during the sale, send me your email and i'll email you the sunflower tutorial.


And the winners are...
Carlene is the Facebook winner



And Frannie's name was drawn for the Instagram winner


Congratulations Carlene and Frannie!!!

September 3, 2017

LAST DAY TO ENTER! DRAWING IS TONIGHT!

Final Give~Away Day!

The last ''drop in goodie' is a Clover Seam ripper!
 I don't know about you...but my seam ripper gets plenty of use!!  A new sharp one is so nice!!

TO ENTER THE GIVE~AWAY:
There are 2 different drawings, one on Facebook and one on Instagram.   Click here for the facebook give~away and/or find me on Instagram @laughyourselfintostitches for the second give~away!  
Winners will be announced tonight! 8pm PST.


I'm also having an Etsy Labor Day Sale on all my patterns and Farmer's Wife classes through tomorrow!  Visit My Etsy Shop!

September 2, 2017

20% off All Patterns!

Great time to stock up on Fall quilting projects, or dig back into the Farmer's Wife Classes!!

Sale is going on today through Labor Day, Monday Sept. 4th in my Etsy Shop!

Once there you'll see 'Items' on the left side...The patterns and Farm Classes are itemized so you can find what you are looking for easily!


Here are a few Fall Favorites!
Cinderella Pumpkins

Indian Summer

Pie Birds Hot Pads

Happy Labor Day to all us working folk!
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noun
  1. a public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people, in the US and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries on May 1.

September 1, 2017

GIVE~AWAY POST FOUR AND FIVE!

Have you entered the drawing to win a Laugh Yourself Into Stitches Tote bag full of
Pie Bird Hot Pad makings?

Yesterday, i added some Insul~Bright (the heat resistant batting) and bottle of Fray Check.  I don't know about you, but that comes in handy sometimes!

Today is Post 5 and I think everyone should try a spool of 50 wt. Aurifil Thread!  It's great for piecing, leaving a nice flat seam.

Last 'drop in goodie' will be tomorrow Sunday Morning!  

There are 2 different drawings, one on Facebook and one on Instagram.   Click here for the facebook give~away and/or find me on Instagram @laughyourselfintostitches for the second give~away!  Winners will be announced September 3rd, 8pm PST.


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