Geoff's Mom Blog

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Giveaway and Block of the Month

Hi Friends,
Things here at Geoff's Mom Pattern Co. have been really busy. I just finished three quilts and took them to the quilter.  Whew!  That always makes me feel like I accomplished something special.  We also launched a new look for the WEBSITE. Websites take a lot of work and usually there are kinks to work out but I think it is up and running great. Let me know what you think????

Here is a preview of our new BOM pattern that will be coming out later this year.

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
Any free pattern of your choice!
Leave a comment.
I will be drawing 4 winners on Monday, March1 31st.  (if you are outside the United States there is a charge for shipping costs).

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's New

Be True
This is my newest addition to the website. I couldn't decide whether to put this in a full size quilt or just make it into a wall hanging but I decided I liked it best as a wall hanging. What do you think?

I named this pattern "Josephine" after a woman I used to quilt with. She was such a great quilter and she had a quilt house. She always dressed nice wearing make-up and all the accessories. I know she was in her 80's and that was many years ago.  She built a house just for her to go and quilt in. She said her husband didn't like the mess of sewing and threads all over the house.. (I actually think it was a way for her to get out and enjoy her quilting time)I always looked up to her as a shining example.

Girl Fox in Flowery Frock

I am not the best knitter. I actually learned from my dad how to knit. His mother and grandmother were master knitters. I thought it was time I tried my hand at something different and knit this cute fox for Spring. If you are a knitter this is a wonderful pattern you can buy on

Pansies will be planted in my front yard today. Hopefully the weather will stay nice. Keep those comments coming my friends! They always put a smile on my face.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Let's Share

Remember the quilt I showed in the last post? I am going to call it "Pineapple Scraps". We are still working on the pattern but I wanted to show you a few pictures on how I made the block. When I make my blocks I always make things bigger and square them down to size. Is that what you like to do? I think it helps with accuracy and then I don't usually cut my points off while sewing.

How the pieces are sewn together.

Cut those tails off. They get in my way.

More tails.

Square it up to the size you want!

Last weekend I took a quick trip to Lake Powell as many of you are aware it is one of my favorite places. The air is so clean and I had could take a deep breath. The air in Salt Lake City is the pits and my asthma doesn't like it so a breath of fresh air is always a good thing.

The boat ramp. The water is really low but they are expecting it to rise quite a bit this year it has been a good winter so the snow run off should help fill the lake.

My girlfriend's son fishes in tournaments and I could wait to go watch them weigh the fish. I'm always a sucker for a good time.

Look at the size of the fish!

More exciting news.
Traveling to a RETREAT to have fun and learn new embroidery stitches. My mother was excellent at embroidery. I want to learn some new things and have fun in sunny Florida with some great friends.
Keep the comments coming. I will be picking a winner as soon as "Pineapple Scraps" is published.