Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to my New Pattern Company

Welcome to my new Blog! I hope you will come back and visit as I will update often with news and my new patterns as they become available.

My new pattern design company is in full swing with my first pattern, “Cody’s Flower Garden" (as seen in the above photo), on the market. My best friend, Michelle Cole, designed and made this quilt for me as a going away gift for my move from California to Kansas. When I received the quilt, I immediately suggested that I write the pattern for the quilt and that we market it to the public. She agreed and “Cody’s Flower Garden” was born. I named it after my Labrador Retriever that I lost in 2007. She had been my faithful and loving companion since October 1992 and I thought it would be a wonderful tribute to her.

I recently travelled to Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota for a family reunion and vacation and decided to bring along several patterns. Thanks go out to Emily’s Country Cottage in Bemidji, Minnesota; Quilt S’more in Roseau, Minnesota; the Bent Pin in Williston, North Dakota; and The Quilt Shop in Custer, South Dakota for purchasing my first pattern! There’s nothing quite like seeing your very first pattern hanging on a display rack. Links for Emily's Country Cottage and The Bent Pin are on the left of the page.

I am currently finishing up my second pattern. The quilt is completed and the pattern is almost done. I just have a few finishing touches and it will be ready for market. It features Moda’s new Layer Cakes with a touch of appliqué. Look for “Appli-Cake” to be released soon.

Until next time...happy quilting! Mindy


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful pattern. Anxious to see the next. Maybe we'll see ya in our quilt shop!

Debi said...

Another beautiful quilt pattern, I could see myself making this one.

Eau d'Ile said...

J speak english a little and J like many your blog and yours patterns -
I live in french mountains - Briançon Hautes Alpes - France -
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