April 17, 2016: Have you received your copy of the Summer edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects? Inside you will find this fun bag that I designed to carry my iPad or my current appliqué project. The design wraps around to the back of the bag as you can see in this construction photos (shown with the kit), and it has plenty of pockets inside, including slotted pockets so you can just slip a credit card and ID in and you'll be traveling light- and hands free since you can make the strap long enough to go cross-body! I never hang onto a purse anymore if I don't have to! You can purchase a kit for this project, including all of the Japanese fabrics, wool, and magnetic snap closure to make this great bag here
! And if you don't have a subscription for the magazine, you can get your copy here
Nov 23, 2015: NOW SHIPPING!! Completely Crazy, Janet Rae Nesbitt's newest book features seven projects, all made using her "Crazy Piecing" technique. Janet has included some of your favorite design elements including dimensional ears on both the pigs and the reindeer and dangly legs on Santa and his reindeer as well as just plaid great crazy piecing with soon to be new favorites such as "Craziness all Around", a star quilt that was designed specifically to make trip around the world quilts, but is also just the right size to be paired with the crooked nine patch in "Crazy Charms
". The "Countdown to Christmas", an advent type calendar is sure to be a favorite, as are "Bachelor Button
" and "Tumbling Blocks"
that is pieced with modern fabrics but has such a nostalgic feeling. You won't want to miss this book! Kits fro most projects will be available for purchase on the site!
May 29, 2015: Now that my new ONE S1STER book, "Down this Country Road
", is out and ready to purchase, I've just added a kit for the journal cover
to the store! The kit includes all the fabric and velvet you need to complete the journal cover and applique, plus the composition book! A perfect take along project for your summer travels! This was a favorite project at spring quilt market! I hope to be adding additional kits and fat quarter packs in the future! I've already got kits made for new quilts for my next book! Be sure to check out the new ruler from Creative Grids that was new and a much talked about item at market, the Cat's Cradle ruler
, which would be helpful making "Lazy Stars". Its not required, just helpful!!
March 2015: New designs are blooming at One Sister! I've been busy working on new fabric designs for Henry Glass and piecing new quilts for a new book set to come out this spring. You will see bits and pieces in the the pictures here on this site to give you a hint of what will be coming, and just like a tiger that can't change it's stripes, I'm still the same old me, so you'll be getting much of what you are use to, especially in the the way of color, because I've always worked with the colors I've loved, even when I was Buggy Barn. But now I have more time to fully develop my pattern designs and I'm really excited about my first book, "Down this Country Road" due out later this spring. I'm just so excited to be designing again! Quilting is more than just a creative expression for me; it provides quiet time to reflect and pray as well as fun time to connect with with so many great friends like you!
ONE S1STER'S first fabric line "Note to Self" will be previewing at Spring Quilt Market this week! Here's a sneak peek! Note to Self“ was created in a folk art style with a deep rich primitive palette. The designs in the collection include clever words of inspiration, whimsical flowers and darling basics. See how well it works for the "Sunflower Fields Forever" quilt on the cover of my new book, "Down this Country Road
"? The words of inspiration from the focal print can be fussy cut and used in the center of the sunflower as you can see in the picture, but the fabric is busy enough that it also cuts up nicely as you can see in the lower left diamond. This is just a small sampling of the line! I'll share more in the days ahead!