Betty Ann’s Lace Alpha A

This is our free Lace Alpha letter A. The remaining letters are also available to purchase.  I wish all reviews were as detailed as yours Betty Ann!  Thank you…Suz

Hello Suz,

Thank you for introducing your thoughts on the Lace Alpha.

As I watched the stitch out of letter A, I was impressed by detail used in this design and the beauty of the finished design.

I used medium tear away stabilizer in my hoop and floated the top layer material.  For the first colour (white) I slowed my machine to 700 spm,  the second colour (pink) I reduced the speed to 500 spm.  There were no thread breaks or broken needles.  Amazing, I wish all my embroideries were as hassle free as this one.

Kindest regards,  Betty Ann

Sunny’s Butterfly Project

Sunny has been so gracious to show us her project from beginning to end.  It is gorgeous – thanks so much Sunny….Suz

You always give me incentive for a big project, Suz (like the wall hanging f the Geishas on one side and the Samurais on the back!)  I love that moth, and I’m thinking he would look great in the center of a wall hanging and the butterflies all around, such as this:

I love the pic of your moth on the white background pillow, though, and that would be more “do-able”!  I realize butterfly #12 isn’t out yet, but I can wait!  In any case, all of the butterflies are definitely going on a quilt!

Have happy holidays, and I hear the East is going to get pounded with cold weather, so stay warm and dry!  We’re loving the weather now that we have moved back to CA from MT, but would you believe, we even miss the snow (a little bit!)

So far I have four more of the 6×6 butterflies to do.  The block sizes will be 8×8.  And I am going to redo the moth, even though my machine is hiccuping.  I’ve found that using Terial Magic makes the fabrics stiff enough so that there’s very little puckering.  There is a piece of fabric on the very left that I am thinking of using for border (it has a lot of contrast.)  I am thinking of a gold/orange  background for the moth – we’ll see.  The bottom four blocks will be lavender and more shades of blue.  I’m having fun stitching these out, Suz, and they go fast.  The strip between the left column was an audition for sashing, but there’s not enough contrast.  (Pls excuse the busy quilt underneath them all – it is on our guest bed!)  Let me know if you have any suggestions! 


Well, just wanted to show you how far I have gotten on this project.  Just finished the gold flange on the large center square plus all the sashing on the quilt-as-you-go method and am getting ready to put the sashing strips on the outside, then the borders and binding!  Woo hoo.  I created an applique to put in the center of the back – it is a poem in Spanish that means:  In order to fly more lightly, Put on two rose petals, As does your companion, the Butterfly.  (It rhymes in Spanish).  Just wanted to show you my progress so far.  And BTW, I love your new alphabet of the flowers.  Thanks Suz for your generosity.   — Sunny
PS – I handed around the square with the moth to our recent little quilt club, and they LOVED it.  (Decided not to re-embroider it and quilted over the ripples!)


BFC2121 The Turquoise Moth

19th Anniversary Butterflies

Ree’s Steampunk Biker Jacket!

What I did with one of your designs – thanks so much! It has gotten many compliments and I’m telling everyone where the design is from – Ree

I absolutely love your jacket!  That is such a great idea and something I doubt many people would think of.  I’m glad you are getting the compliments for it – you deserve them.  And thank you for telling where the design is from 🙂   Suz

BFC1666 Steampunk Couture


Sunny’s Feline Zodiac Pillows

My oldest daughter loves kitties (and has two), and she needed new pillows for her couch.  Just finished Feline Stare and Sagittarius Cat pillows with modern backs.  They are 18 inches square, with pintucks and FMQ circles. Everyone at the quilt club loves them!!! =-= Sunny

I think anyone that saw them would love them!  You are so creative Sunny. 🙂



Laura’s Fairy Wildlife

Howdy.  Happy New Year!  Just wanted to show you my first finished project of 2023, using some of your “Fairy Wildlife” designs.  Thanks for these fun critters.  They really make me smile.  Until next time, Laura.

I love these critters too.  I keep hoping the artist does some more 🙂  Suz


BFC1871 Fairy Wildlife Part2

If you scroll down on the above page you find Part 1 and also all the animals as singles.

Ron’s Quilt in Progress

From Ron:  I just bought the fabric and thread for using the 4 part set.  I am going to make a wall hanging using all 20 blocks on a gray background.5 x 4 block set. Sewing out at the largest 7.92 x 7.92 size. All on the quilting machine. I will send you picks for you and your blog when it’s done

I like the choice of the gray!  It’s not something I would have thought of, but it adds a nice soft look.  I’m eager to see the quilt finished!  Suz


BFC1795 QIH or Reg Swirling Colors Part 1

Scroll down on the above page to related products to see the other three coordinated sets.

Laura’s Feathers plus…

Thought you would like to see the “mash up”of designs I put together starring two of your designs, The feather with flowers, from design pack, 1787, and the cat eyes from design pack 0763, ‘The cat eyes have it”. I call this pillow top design ” Friend with Feathers”, and it is for a 16 year old foster girl who probably needs a friend.  Thanks for your wonderful digitizing and design work.  You and Fred are truly blessed with your artistic talents.  Merry Christmas from myself and my sewing machine to you and yours.  Until next time, Laura.

Thank you Laura for always doing such a great job with our designs!  I love to see more than one design in a project 🙂 You are so creative!  Suz

BFC1787 Watercolor Feathers
BFC0763 The Cats Eyes Have It