Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Designs

   Show season is beginning this Labor Day weekend. I never like to vend at a show with the same designs I brought last year. I've developed a line of mini quilts sold as kits that were super fun and quick to make...
               Simply Mini Snowmen
              Simply Mini Baskets
I also have a Haloween mini to round out the group.  Although Primitive is my love I also am quite fond of remaking those designs with a Modern edge. Here's my latest modern design which I will have up in Big Bear this weekend
Hope you all get a chance to visit your local quilt shows and your brick n mortar shops. Happy sewing!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sew Group

   The sewing group times are always a fun time to catch up and to take a peek at what the other ladies are working on. Our resident hooker, Shirley, shared two of her projects...
Love the turquoise background on her pumpkin tree piece.  
And she's almost finished this sports piece for her doctor. 
I am nearly finished with the embroidery on my new mini quilt.  This may just lead to a few more designs that are floating around in my head???

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Working on Projects

   Okay vacation is officially over!  My project basket is empty and therefore it's time to prep more hand sewing.
This little rabbit pattern is by Cheri Payne and has been on my to do list for years. 
I found some Bunny Hill blocks I had hand sewn a while back, so I made a shabby chic table runner out of them. Just needs quilting. 
This little mini quilt took on a life of its own. Soon it will be a kit that I sell at shows.  What a relief to have a few projects prepped to work on again. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A modern type day

Summer vacation is officially over!!  One downside to living in Southern California is the abundance of fun things to do during the summer. Unfortunately that isn't always conducive to getting work done...
So this morning I added the border to this new design that had been on the drawing board for a month now.  
Next to add the fun stuff...applique' and embroidery.  
Went up into the hills to take cover photos of my new piece..."Kaleidoscope Garden". This one is on its way to France to be published in an upcoming QuiltMania edition.  So you see it is a Modern kinda day here at Simply Put. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Market Wrap Up

   Simply Put recently returned from vending at spring quilt market in SLC Utah. For the past 3 years I have been reworking my primitive designs with modern fabrics. 
This decision has led to several successful markets in a row. I'm able to reach a larger market and shops that would normally pass me by...stop and chat awhile. 
I walked away from Market determined to focus on designing this year. My new design Kaleidoscope Garden was picked up by Simply Modern magazine.  
Primitive Quilts and more magazine took 2 other designs (not able to show you those).  Simply Put will be distributed by Petersen-Arne and I did a live interview with a national blogger who was fascinated by my primitive to modern designs!  I will post links when that interview airs. 
Utah was a beautiful state and I left there feeling more inspired than I have been in a really long time, that in itself is priceless. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

What I'm working On

   After three shows this year it's time to restock...
So it's kit making time here at Simply Put. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Wishing you the very best this Easter morning.