Just a few things...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I got an exciting message today from Tracey at TraceyJayQuilts.  She's been working on this pillow using my Mod Medallions pattern!

Isn't it so fun!?!  I love her fabrics and how different it looks just by using different colors for the backgrounds (instead of white like my version) and leaving out the sashing.  Great thinking!  Tracey, you're making me want to make another one!   

I told Tracey that I was just wondering the other day if I would ever see someone else's version of any of my patterns and what that would feel like.  These patterns have been selling well, but I didn't know if anyone was actually making them!  As a designer, this is the best part, I think.  It was so fun to see Tracey's version of Mod Medallions and it makes me so happy to know that I brought some inspiration and joy to someone else's life (because I know Tracy must be so pleased with herself!  It's so dang cute!) 

So, thanks for sharing Tracey!  I'll be sending you a copy of my upcoming pattern when it's ready (should be in the next month or two.)  Also, just for fun, I will send the next two people that send in pictures of their Gigi's Thimble projects a copy of my next pattern as well.  Email your pictures to:

Just a couple more things:

First, we put our house up for sale!  We've been living in our house for about 6 years and decided it's time to move on.  We love our house, our neighbors, our view, EVERYTHING, but we decided we want to downsize a little bit and get something that's a little more "us."  We'll see what happens...  I'm just mentioning this because I'm going to be a busy little girl this summer.  We'll see how good I am at juggling. :)

Oh, the second thing is my Dresdens ~

I'm hand appliqueing the last dresden (#12 of TWELVE) onto it's background and then I'll start in on the sashing blocks.  You guys gave me some good advice last time, so thanks for the input.  I'm still auditioning fabrics for the centers.  I bought some of this as a possibility:

But I may hold off on deciding that until my other blocks are made (so I can see what direction they take the quilt in.)

Well, I gotta run.  I've got dinner to make and need to get to a baseball game after that.  Tomorrow is the last day of school for my first grader!  Yay!  It's party time!  (Yeah, I know that mentality will last for about 2 days.) 

Have a great night!


  1. I'm so glad you like it. :)

    And yes, I am quite pleased with it myself.

    And yahoo for a free pattern! Your designs are so cute. :)
    And the dresdens... amazing.

  2. I really like this! Fabric makes each one look different.

    Good luck on the sale of your house!

  3. Oh I love her version. Those colors she used are great. Makes me want to make some pillows, too. :) And ya know I don't need another pillow in my house.

    I am amazed at how fast you are whipping your quilts out. Slow down, I can't catch up. :) I can't wait to see your dresden all finished.

    And I am still shocked about the house for sale. But I am glad you are following your heart. Happy thoughts your way!

  4. I am in awe of all the talent over here!

  5. Amber ~ You cute little designer... you!

    I am in love with your Mod Medallion pattern and hope that it is one guilt that I get made this summer. Go on over to my Stash Manicure blog and see what it is coming out of the "Giveaway" bag!

    I vote "yes" on the black and white polka dot fabric.

  6. I loved your guest post at Stash Manicure and seeing all of your projects. You are a busy girl already and moving too??
    Love the pillow version of your pattern.
    I am still working on my red, white and blue version of Sugar and Spice. Will take a picture before I give it to my grandson, but it looks much like yours.
    Keep posting your projects. I get such inspiration from you.

  7. Congrats. Amber! That is so exciting, I can't imagine seeing all of your hard work paying off in that way. I can't wait to see what other people do with your creative ideas!

  8. I love Tracy's pillow. I'll have to check out your patterns. I love this Dresden too. Can't wait to see what the Dresdens will look like together! These are wonderful colors!

  9. I love this combination of colors!


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