Thursday, March 10, 2016

What's the hardest part of pattern writing?

So as I am writing six new patterns this spring, one thing has become increasingly obvious. I would love to write using all sorts of techniques  --- using specialized tools I have access to  -- but everyone's equipment/sewing machines are so different! I have to stay somewhat generic, writing for all brands and the average machine that might not have a lot of bells and whistles  --- or feet! Hmmmm!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Faithfully Yours is now in Quilt Shops!

Clothworks picked some Vanilla House patterns for some fabric reviews. They dub out the fabrics on my covers and place their prints in, all in Photoshop. It looks amazing! The fabrics are great! Love the colors!

Barbara Tourtillotte's fabric, Faithfully Yours, is in your local Quilt Shop today!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My best advice yet!

So I haven't posted in a while. Guess I will never be a consistent blogger - oh well!!

But there is definitely a bit of advice I would give out today. I am currently working on cover samples for Quilt Market - which is eleven weeks away. So I am in pretty good shape. Since I am not in a terrible crunch this spring ---- I have been able to re-write and re-do. And Slow Down! Right there at the sewing machine too! Plugging along one stitch at a time instead of one seam at a time!!

Normally, I am a energizer bunny, going a hundred miles an hour. But wow -- when I actually Slow Down, taking one stitch at a time, I am shocked at how much better my projects look!

So my advice for today, Slow Down!