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

Nancy’s Large Starry Night by Van Gogh

It is finally finished.  I moved the machine over the ¼ inch and held my breath.  Other then the one spot on the left side it looks fine. Think I will look for fabric with a wood grain and create a frame around it and hide that spot.

Nancy is referring to the lower left square.  There were some problems, but she got it stitched.  Great job Nancy 🙂

BFC1829 Large Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Dana’s First BFC Project

Hi Suz!

I  have finished my first bfc project and i want to share with you and your followers  how  delighted i am about the result.

I want  to thank you once again for being so kind and change the size of the embroidery because i ordered firs a wrong one .

All the best to all of you!

Very Creative Dana – I love it……Suz

BFC1592 Backgrounds – Jungle Leaves

Vicki’s Steampunk Seahorse

I’m still moving things….Moving to a new state isn’t easy. I know how to use a drill, saw, cutoff saw, router and how to caulk. I stitched “Steampunk Seahorse” a long time ago. A couple of mess ups but it was my first time stitching a large multiple hooping embroidery.We are all so proud of our work. Have a good day!

You should be proud! I think he came out beautifully Vicki!

BFC1836 Steampunk Seahorse

Rise’s Studio – The start of a long Journey

Rise and I became good, good friends soon after I opened BFC in 2003.  We’re in touch just about every day.  When her health needed help, my Yahoo group donated money and she was able to get an oxygen barometric chamber.  I’ve been amazed at what she has accomplished since then 🙂 From Rise:

I’m Rise, living in Odense, Denmark. I run a clinic and a studio – art and craftsman and i LOOOOVE BFC designs !!  As you can see they are richly represented in my studio – both as finished projects such as pillows, wall hangings or art quilts- two  in progress the “Poppy Fields”  with the fsl poppy and leaf designs, and the blue (crazy) cats

Other favorites are absolutely animals !  They are gorgeous and also a top favorite for visitors in the studio ! The wows and expression on their faces  when they let their fingers gently touch the tigers for the first time always makes me smile !  I have several stitchouts so people can see different choices of fabric, colors, displays etc…

Some might remember the Ugly ducklings/ Blue swan designs ? The designs Suz transformed from sketches til embroidery files and donated sales to our fundraising for lifesaving oxygen equipment many years back? Oh they still live ! Both as embroidery designs and paintings, calendars, prints, – I moved to H C Andersens birth city so  they are quite popular here.

At the studio working out colourline for a pillow…sitting with one of the original swans. I use BFC thread whenever it is possible. This is because it is the Best looking. The easiest to work with and it has a fantastic glow..that doesn’t fade over even many years…I have most of the colours and love them.

BFC1263 From Ugly Duckling to Elegant Swan

From the situation with my own health I am developing medical treatments to treat pain and stress, mostly by working  with your breathing and the nervous system, through the Vagus nerve and I’m now running a clinic where I treat mostly people with chronic pain, stres, lung diseases , many with long covid symptoms, and I am in the process of offering Hyperbaric treatment to others. It has been a firm desire for me to provide this fantastic treatment to others that needs it as much as I do.

And it is still almost impossible to get where I live, so I started the long process of first my own rehabilitation and educating myself professionally so I meet the international standards for this highly specialised, medical treatment. And it has been a long and hard way, also due to the lockdown,  but I have never one day lost the goal of sight and I have never forgotten, first how hard it was to get 30 days of treatment at a hospital, cause even with my 10 diagnoses none of them gave access to  HBO treatment. And the way I first was rejected to receive more needed treatment from the healthcare system and was send home well knowing how hopelessly ill I would get again. They could easily have helped me with more treatment. but wouldn’t.

And I have also never forgotten  how loving and caring people that didn’t have any kind of responsibility towards my health situation,  helped me get my life back !

My friends locally started a fundraising but it was so hard for me to just “receive” without giving something back. Then Suz suggested I could send some of my sketches to her and then she would make them into embroidery design and present them and donate the income to my fundraising- and I LOVED It !

And can never express how much that still means to me, seeing the one sale after the other just roll in- and it was…amazing.. heartbreaking and fantastic!! Gives me goosebumps just to remember and write about it again!

I remember the one-dollar-donations.  Many wrote me and almost apologized that they didn’t have more than one dollar !  But you know what ?

When I send the account of the fundraiser to the accountants such a huge part of the final result was the one dollar tributes !  I never will forget what I since have called “the -one -dollar -honour” . It just proves that when we are many enough, we can do a hugh, hugh difference !

I can never say THANK YOU enough to Suz and the team at BFC for doing this and for a deep and loving friendship and can never say THANK YOU enough to all who donated back then.


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