Saturday, September 8, 2007

No, I Haven't Fallen Off The Edge of the World....

....I've just been to Texas.
El Paso, to be exact.

Well, not all summer....just for a wonderful weekend, where I taught a fun class for The Counted Thread. I designed a special quilt pattern just for those West Texas stitchers and called it "Basket of Bluebonnets." I looked thru my quilt block resources and found a bunch of quilt blocks that had TEXAS in their name, and then tried to blend them into the quilt design. The two main blocks are called "Texas Cactus Basket" and "Texas Bluebonnet" - you can figure which one is which in the picture....And I even added a few different center block choices, so each stitcher can stitch the block they like best in the center of their quilt! The center blocks choices are called "Texas Tears," "Texas Treasure," and "Texas Puzzle."

I was printing up a batch of these patterns today and got to thinking that it would also look good in other colors, such as red, yellow, pink, and purple. What do you think? Can you see it stitched up in different colors?

Now for the reason I haven't blogged in months: I've been really, really, really BUSY!!! Printing patterns like a woman possessed...then stitching lots of new projects so they're ready for classes, shows, and other looming deadlines. No time to rest, think, or blog....just stitch, stitch, stitch!

Anyway, here's another pattern I had to finish in time for my Texas trip: the next design in the house series.....LONE STAR COTTAGE

That's a little armadillo button down in the corner...(check out a fantastic button website: for lots of her great buttons.)

Well, I wish I could sit a spell in that porch rocker, but I've got to get back to printin' and stitchin'...YEE HAW, Y'ALL!!


Anonymous said...

Oh Laura, I am so happy to "see" you again! I read your blog every day and have been fretting over when you would be back....woo hoo! THANK YOU for fabulous-ness and for keeping my stitchy fingers busy! Kiss Kiss! Coni Rich

M&Co. said...

Oh the quilt block is lovely! And the house? Swoon! Where can I see some of your other stuff?

tintocktap said...

Lovely to see you back - I love all the textures in the garden of your Lone star Cottage!

Jane/Chilly Hollow said...

And from Chilly Hollow, a little mouse says, "yee HAW!"

Love the Texas front porch with the dog watching the armadillo over the flower beds!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Texas cottage ~~due to my Texas heritage. I MUST do that pattern. Where can I get it?