Geoff's Mom Blog

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snuggle Cakes ..name patterns win a prize!

This is my newest published pattern called "Snuggle Cakes" It is made using layer cakes and added fabric. I made 3 of them for family and friends. Krystal (step daughter-in-law) is holding it in my backyard for the picture
Below is another new pattern in the works...

Block 1 


Block 2

Block 3
I love this new line of fabric called "Christmas Gatherings" by Primitive Gatherings. I haven't figured out a name for this quilt... I'll try and get another picture when the quilt is done. If any of you out there in blog land have an idea for a name please let me know... it could win you a FABULOUS prize!


I started starching my fabrics with spray starch... it really does make a difference in your piecing!


In February Krystal and I went on a cruise with Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin... We had such a blast! Can't wait to do it again!!!



Off to the quilter... new pattern coming!


"Planted...Now Bloom" new pillow... pattern coming soon!


No name again... suggestions? Table runner.. pattern coming soon.. off to the quilter.


I've been doing a little decoration painting.. I painted the "wash" sign for my laundry room... yep the room is bright orange and I love it!

As you can tell by this post... I've been busy and have lots more new stuff to show you at another time. 
Leave your comments with pattern names and I will pick a name or two and send out a couple of prizes to the lucky winners!

Have a great day and keep on stitching!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Everything!

Happy Everything! Christmas! New Year! The Works!


My Kids got married as many of you know I took Robert in to our home through his High School years. Geoff has a "foster" "other" "real" brother. Krystal his new wife is the best! She goes with me to all the trade shows. She knows my patterns and is so strong and helpful. Tiny but "mighty". I love them all. Picture from left to right Geoff, Jeremiah, Krystal, Robert and Darren. Love having these kids around!

 In November, Rhonda McCray and I went to "Primitive Gatherings" retreat in Temecula, CA for 3 days! OMG it was a blast. We stayed in a Nunnery and it was quite sparse. Those Nuns really didn't have or should we say  didn't need much. The food was wonderful and it was beautiful. We met so many new and wonderful friends! We can't wait until next year! Lisa Bongean is a super teacher and we made fun projects.. I need to find the pictures for the projects. I think many of them are coming out in her new book "Christmas Gatherings"  

 There are wineries all over... I didn't know that Temecula was wine country... That made me a happy girl! I bought a few bottles and brought them home for Christmas. 


After the retreat I stayed and sewed with Rhonda at her studio. She is the owner of Farmhouse Threads. She is so talented and inspiring! 
I made 3 of these quilts while I was away. I am currently writing the pattern They were Christmas presents. I love working with "Wool & Needle Flannels". 

 Here is Rhonda working on her projects! I told her to smile.. she isn't fond of having her picture..be she is so cute and nice!

Lisa hard at work teaching!


 Wonder what she is teaching there????
 I bought myself two Christmas gifts this year... this is a light from Lumino.. I saw it on Shark Tank and had to have one. I love it! It is really bright and I tought it would work well in hotel rooms where they are alway too dark. It folds like a small book and is easy to carry.
 My other Christmas gift to myself was a "Juki 2010" sewing machine. It is a work-horse! It stitches so fast it almost scares you! It has needle down position, thread cutter, and just does straight stitching. I can tell my piecing is going to go much faster and I seem to be more accurate. This is a great purchase! 
I went to my girlfriend Louise's house for Christmas. This is her husband Kenny and he doesn't let dogs in his house. Well.. love me love my dog. Louise made and executive decision that my dogs were invited in the house to be with all of us on Christmas!. We all thought it would "tip" Kenny over but he did great! That goodness the dogs were well behaved! 
This is the first project made using my new Juki 2010. I will be teaching this in San Diego at the Quilt Show! Please come and take the class and have some fun with us!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

We Have A WINNER!


I'm so glad for random drawings we just picked a number and went for it. 

The lucky winner is Linda!!!
Linda would you please email me at: geoffsmompatterns@gmail.com with you mailing address. Congrats and thanks for following my blog. 

I loved all your comments and thanks so much for the wonderful response to our blog hop. The kits have been flying out the door and of course I had to keep making more! I would love it if you send me pictures of your blocks for me to post. 

Blogger Linda said...
Thank you for the lovely design. These are so-o-o different than typical Holiday blocks and I love working with wool. 

Here is the book that Linda has won! It is a great book and Lisa signed it for you. 
If you would like to purchase this book you can go to: Primitive Gatherings

I've been busy the last couple of weeks with new designs and working on making a few kits. I am teaching this quilt in Page, Arizona this week. Page is a beautiful place right close to Lake Powell. You can find details about the retreat here: Lake Powell Quilters 


The quilt above is called "Rustic Star". I make it a few years ago and it is one of my favorites. 




This  table runner is called "Circling Stars" It has been published in Keepsake Quilting Catalog. We all love patriotic colors. 


This is "Grandpa George" I know you have seen this one several times but I wanted to let you know I now have kits available on the website. Just click on Grandpa George for the link to the site. 

Don't forget to go to the next Christmas Mystery Blog..Bits and Pieces by Joan 
She has a cute block! Next Block

My schedule for the next few weeks is a bit on the crazy side. I leave tomorrow for Page, Arizona until Sunday. Then on back home to St. George for two days then to Salt Lake City, UT to meet the movers to load up my household contents to finalize the move the St. George. Crazy life I know but I do love it! 
Until next time friends!
Keep stitching!