I LOVE quilting. I also have a beautiful family with 4 very active grandchildren. I also love to quilt and piece and applique and did I say quilt???? I'm a Longarmer which allows me to quilt for other people. And, I have an awesome dog - Lhasa Apso/Havanese mix!!!! Another activity I dearly love is painting Icons.
I work for Connecting Threads as a Pattern Designer which means I design patterns with our fabric collections. Whaoo!!
Mari!!! I'm so glad to find you on here! Did you design the recent Checkerboard Stars Quilt for CT that was featured? I soooooo wanted to order this kit but 4 days after my catalog arrived, it was out of stock. I asked if the pattern would be available and was told probably not. :( I'm devastated!! Well, not like end of the world devastated but, you know. I had finally found the quilt of all quilts (in my opinion!) and wanted to make this for my bedroom. I've been looking for 2 years for a pattern and fabrics to make just the right quilt for my room, and alas! It was here....for like 30 sec! :) While I'm glad this pattern went over so well, I'm sad that it disappeared so fast! Any chance that even if I cannot get the kit, you will post the pattern? Please? Pretty please???? :*) I promise chocolate! :) LOL!!!
Thank you for your time and no matter what, your design was fantastic!!
Hi Mari-You're right this is a fun & cute pattern-I've read all the way through and I have my materials, but now I've run short of time. I am enjoying all the comments and finally seeing Lou Ann's first block. Since I can't really contribute I'm just staying mum for the time being & I'll just jump in when my life slows down! Thank you for offering it to us as a quilt along!!