This month we have the pleasure of getting to know Debbie.
She is someone that I run into every once in awhile and am amazed at how much she gets done and the variety of patterns! She jumps around in the sewing world a little similar like me….she likes quilts, bags, mermaid tales and other fun sewing projects. She doesn’t restrict her to one thing and loves to explore new ideas and techniques.
Take a listen as we chat and check out the pattern that she has designed for us– Won’t you be…… of course I know you can finish that line!
A little bit about Debbie-
About the project for the quilt group:
“The project I am sharing is a quilt made of the block I designed for the Block Stock online shop hop this year. Their theme for 2017 was Welcome Home. I call the block “”Won’t You Be…”” My neighbor, of course! I kept the piecing super simple so the fabrics can shine. I’m in love with little houses this year. The houses in the block are a little larger but make for an easy size to work with.
I chose some yummy new fabrics with lots of color. These houses will look good in any style of fabric! And would make a wonderful house warming gift or a just because quilt! Great for snuggling on the couch, taking on a picnic or watching a sporting event.”
Download the Pattern: (members only for access) login here
Each house uses one 3 1/2″ x 12″ for house and roof, one 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ for the door and 3 1/2″ strip of background. This works well for a scrappy quilt!
Background – 2 yards
Houses and Doors – 12 Fat 1/6ths (12″ x half WOF)
8 Fat 1/8ths (9″ x half WOF)
Trees – 6-8 Fat 1/8ths
Sashing (grass) – 1/2 yard
First Border – 1/2 yard
Outside order – 2 yards
Enjoy her interview and trunk show:
How did you get your start in sewing?
I started sewing by hand making Barbie doll clothes and sewing any two pieces of fabric together. Both my grandmothers were beautiful seamstresses and I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I always claimed my hobby as sewing!
What inspires you?
All designs inspire me. If I’m traveling, I’m the one taking pictures of the tile floors, carpets, wood carvings, lead Windows and wrought iron gates.
Do you have a favorite notion?
“My personal favorite is my “”Brillian Bindings”” tool! I took everything I use for binding and put it on one tool. The trapizoid shape of my tool was the first binding tool on the market. I pride my self in writing instructions and full color instructions come with every tool! The tool helps to accomplish perfect mitered corners and no fuss finish of the binding tail ends. The tool is multipurpose and can be used as a cutting template. I have 14 unique patterns on the market that use the tool as a cutting template. I also have several free patterns and instructions on my website for using “”Brilliant Bindings””.
If I were to pick another favorite notion, I’d say a seam ripper. It never seems to get the glory, but Oh so helpful! A favorite that is not really a notion is graph paper. Great for inspiration and sketching block ideas.”
Quirky Fun little thing about yourself:
I never took Geometry in High School or College…yet, I use it everyday in my pattern designing! And I love camels!
What’s coming up for you that we can check out~
I was chosen to be the featured “I am AQS” member in the July edition of American Quilter. I will be teaching teaching two classes at the Fall Paducah AQS Quilt Week in August! The classes are “Snuggle Tails – Mermaid” and “Become a Brilliant Binder”. I’ll also be teaching a lecture “Binding a World of Options” at the AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines. I will have a vendor booth at both of these show as well as Quilt Week in Grand Rapids.
Where can you find her?
Ready to sew up her quilt? Become a member here.