May 21, 2015

At a recent quilt show, Maryann Maiorana stopped by and told me about a banner she had made using the Studio pattern from Scrap-Appliqué Playground. Maryann enlarged the size of the project to hang in a big communal sewing space that is actually known as “the studio.” :)

Maryann chose to keep this one simpler by using just one fabric for the letters in this bright and cheerful version. I told her, “I always say, you can make any little sewing room or nook into a studio, if you only hang up a sign. Your studio was always a studio, and now it is officially proclaimed!”

At another show, I met fellow appliqué enthusiast Louisa Postier, who showed me the sweetest little wall quilt that she made using one of my blocks.

Louisa added heart-shaped buttons to the stems! Adorable! They look like hearts that are just about to bloom. And the border fabric is perfect.

Heartberries is one of the designs in my book Growing Hearts to Appliqué.

Thank you, Maryann and Louisa, for taking the trouble to stop by and show me your projects. I love seeing what other quilters do with my designs.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie

P.S. Another personal Show & Tell: my little teddy bear dog.


5 Responses to “Show & Tell x 2”

  1. peggy on May 22nd, 2015 6:25 pm

    What breed is your darling little dog? My “Daisy” looks just like that but when we adopted her from the shelter, no one knew what she is. I can tell you that she is faster than lightning and loves everyone she sees. Thank you for the “studio” idea !!!

  2. Kay on May 22nd, 2015 10:04 pm

    Our Daisy is fast as lightning also, and loves everybody. She came into the shelter as a stray puppy. From her appearance, she is a terrier/chihuahua mix. The terrier part may have a little o’ the Yorkie in there. Enjoy your pup, we sure are. :)

  3. Eileen Keane on May 27th, 2015 2:16 pm

    Awww :-)
    Very nice show & tell.

  4. Joyce Gettys on September 11th, 2015 6:37 pm

    Is your little Teddy Bear dog a Carin Terrier? He/She sure is cute! My little Dixie looked just like her when she was small!

  5. Kay on September 14th, 2015 7:35 am

    Hi Joyce! Daisy is some sort of terrier mix, we don’t know exactly what kind. Everyone who looks at her sees something different… Cairn, Border, Yorkie, etc. I just say, she’s 100% cute! :)