Friday, December 1, 2017

December Pattern Sale

My holiday gift to all of you ~ 50% off all patterns
in my Etsy shop for the month of December!

These are paper patterns that will be mailed not E-patterns.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Space Crystals and a Give Away

Some exciting news!

space crystals by FunThreads Designs (4)

My quilt, Space Crystals, is featured on page 56…

 space crystal page

…of the new Jan/Feb 2018 issue of McCall’s Quilting.

McCall's Quilting

Remember this sneak peek of the simple units in lovely Island Batik fabrics?
If you can make these…you can make this stunning quilt. That’s right!!!

Don’t fear quilts that look complicated. Color placement and simple shapes can be combined to create movement that impresses the eye.

Give Away

One copy of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of McCall’s Quilting to one random winner. Enter Rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

McCall's Quiltinga Rafflecopter giveaway


Guidelines and Rules for FunThreads Designs give away.

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  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
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  • One (1) copy of the Jan/Feb 2018 McCall’s Quilting magazine will be given away to one winner.
  • Winner picked at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the day on Nov. 17th. Winner will receive notification via email. Winner will have approximately 5 days to claim their gift, if 5 days passes, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winner who will receive a shipped item will need to provide name, address, city, state. All prizes will be awarded.
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  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win where applicable.Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies.This sweepstakes is void  where prohibited by law.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Creative Borders and Bindings

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors have been playing with creative borders and bindings.

Flutter shown in the Spoolin Around collection.

Creative Borders and Binding Graphic

Don’t be afraid to play with your borders!
You might just find something fun along the way.

My go to for border play is Electric Quilt. It’s so easy to change things in real time. My other favorite border references are The Border Workbook by Janet Kime (ISBN 1-56477-184-9) and Pieced Borders by Judy Martin (ISBN 0-929589-03-3).

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Come play along with my Flutter block…
I started with simple plain borders. It’s just OK. Nothing exciting.


Hmmm, how about some border blocks. Wow big change ~ right.


Maybe some inside blocks too. Umm NO. Way too distracting.


How about circles instead of blocks…Hey, I like it!!!


How about something a little more soothing.
Shown in the new Autumn Grace collection.

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But why stop there….

Don’t be afraid to try your borders at a different angle too.


Amazing how different it looks ~ right!

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         Tulip Time featured in The Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine vol. 13. Shown in blenders and basics.

Be sure to visit all the Island Batik Ambassadors for
more border and binding fun.

Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seams to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts  DON’T MISS THIS ONE
Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore