Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sneaky Secrets

Since I've been back from the Scrappy & Happy Quilt Cruise to the western Caribbean, it seems the activity in my sewing studio has been a whirlwind of activity, and I can't really SHARE that much of it yet. And I'm about to bust! So, I hope you'll settle for quick synopsis in the form of sneaky peeks. I promise, as soon as I can share more details, I will!

There are patterns for this summer's Row by Row Experience™ shop events. Six shops have hired me to create their patterns. I can't share their designs just yet because I don't want to steal their thunder, but I will say that if you travel to Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York, you might just find a row pattern there written here on the Highway. More details soon!! Very soon!

Samples to be made. Might this be a sneaky peek of one of the rows mentioned above? Hmmm. You'll have to wait and see. . .

Sometimes a different technique needs to be tested. Scraps come into the picture to see how well the technique works. . . .

How about a Shop Hop pattern for a Western Pennsylvania hop this fall? This project is woefully behind schedule (100% my fault!), so it's on deck for completion this month!

Then there's a big, BIG project with many facets. That one is top-top secret. It involves applique. . .

. . . piecing and quilting. And so much more!

Whenever there is a spare minute or two, a project just for fun is available to stitch.

With all this sewing going on, it seems I don't have time to take the wrapper off these delectible magazines. Must make time!

Do you have any secret projects going on, too? Gifts for Mother's Day, for the Grad or a special event this summer. Do share!

Happy Stitching!
joan ford

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joan, I loved the keeping it real story. So true and it is good to be reminded when we feel frantically inferior. Sorry about the tea. I empathize with that story. On the bright side.... a new carpet to look at. Lori