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Your Beautiful Projects of 2011

December 28, 2011

The Artisania Patterns Gallery Group on Flickr is a constant source of joy for me. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy and sunshiny I feel inside when I see a project made using one of my patterns!

It might seem silly to say, but even the smallest and quickest little project someone may whip up on a whim, completely validates my work. You’re really the reason I do this.

Yes, I am trying to somehow make a living here, doing something I absolutely love,

but at the end of the day it’s so much more important for me to see your happiness and satisfaction.

Whenever someone emails me that one of my patterns, or video tutorials helped them learn how to paper piece I literally do a happy dance. I’m not kidding!

Hi Sonja!
I just wanted to let you know that I used your Lil Fox Pattern to make a mini-quilt for a friend’s holiday gift and she loved it! It is such a cute pattern and it was my first time paper-piecing. So thank you for helping me to get over that sewing hurdle. 🙂

I also wanted to let you know my purchase went smooth and worked fine.

Have a great holiday!



I cried when Theresa emailed me about the memory quilt she made of her cat with my Oto pattern.

In Memory of My Kitty, Murphy

Dear Sonja,

Attached is a picture of my quilted version of your Scottish Fold quilt pattern. I made this in memory of my Scottish Fold kitty, Murphy; then put it in a frame. You may notice the black on the head stops above the eyes, rather than down past; I modified the pattern, so it was true to my kitty.

Anyway, I thought you would enjoy seeing your pattern finished in another style. And again, thank you so much for creating this pattern; I love it! Now, I just need a pattern for a Labrador, so I can do a framed picture of our dog…LOL



oh here I go again *tears* I passed this link on to Theresa, it’s to the Canine patterns page at Silver Linings Originals. Good gravy her patterns are out of this world!

Remember how excited I was when I was finally published in Quiltmaker for the first time ever? Then you can just imagine how bowled over I was when I saw this beauty pop up in the Flickr group:
Be still my heart… Jenny made one and blogged about it and everything!
Her inspiration photo is so darling I could cry again:


It’s hockey season again and I have to say I LOVE Arita’s feminine take on the Canucks Hockey Stick:

And Halloween brought some fun sightings this year. CreativeDawn went Halloween gaga! I love all of it!

Elaine made one helluva scary version of Mumford the Mummy.. who knew batiks could be this scary?
And then Sandy appliqued a Mumford for the same Mug Rug Swap..
Jennifer from All Things Belle whipped up an Easy Peeping Owl and posted a really great review on her blog:
We’ve had more adorable mushroom and hedgehog sightings too! Michele made this cutie pie:

Krom Mama was back at it with her fabulous shrooms:
I spied a teeny Gnomelette and mushroom in this super charming batch of blocks for Krista.
Anna Michelle whipped up this great free pieced gnome and shroom house!
And Angela made a great Christmas Gnomeling elf for her friend:
Look at this sweet little chocolate hedgehog by Quirky Granola Girl:
…and this wee sweetheart by Kelsey:
I just love how well Melinda’s Peeping Owl turned out, the eyes are great as buttons!
I could die, Jelleybeanlamb’sPeeping Horse is just all kinds of awesome!

And finally the Lil’ Fox has also been popping up around Flickrland lately. This adorable milkmaid apron by Racey Tae is so completely charming:

As is this Foxy backing to Caroline’s Pillow Talk Swap pillow. I adore the fabrics she chose, and so did her partner!

And then Miss Amy of Stichery Dickory Dock contacted me via Twitter and showed me these little heartstealers:

Well done ladies!! What a fabulous collection of handiwork! Please be sure to grab a “featured” button from up on the right for your blogs!

Wanna see some more?
These are the most recent Winter Critters Quilts.
And here is the last beautiful post of what else you made this year!
Thank-you all so very much for choosing my patterns for your projects! And thank-you for coming by and reading my little ol’ blog, and for your awesome comments!
*HUMONGOUS HUGS* to each and every one of you!

And I can’t wait to see all the extremely charming things you’ll make next year!
Happy New Year dear readers! I wish you all the luck in the world, and hope 2012 brings you many wonderful moments. May all your dreams come true.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2011 2:14 pm

    Oh, Yay! My mummy got a shoutout! 😀
    He was so fun to make. I need to make one for myself now. 🙂 I think I want to do the whole Halloween Quilt of Awesomeness with batiks.

  2. December 28, 2011 5:48 pm

    Oh my, you are such an inspiration. Just look at all the goodness from your awesome patterns. My hedgie mushroom quilt was donated to AAQI to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Look, Carol Doak posed in front of it: Thank you for all you do.

  3. December 28, 2011 7:55 pm

    Oh, you are the paper piecing pattern maker genius! I just had a great time making your wonderful Halloween patterns. They were so inspiring and the ladies that I swapped with really enjoyed the cats! The lady who received the tote and rug mats were was just over the moon about them. Thanks for featuring me on your blog…It is my FIRST time! WOW!

  4. Joelle Lambert permalink
    December 29, 2011 2:44 pm

    I wish I had your talent. You make the patterns so easy to follow. Thanks!

  5. December 31, 2011 9:34 am

    Hey, that’s me! 🙂 Your patterns have such great personality- it’s wonderful to see your work in more publications!
    Happy new year and may you find even more success in 2012!

  6. January 16, 2012 2:09 am

    Thank you, for the sweet mention! I loved the Oto pattern, and plan to order some others from you to try out. I love your patterns so much I had to add you to my web site. Please feel free to add mine, if you like.

    I really enjoy visiting, to see what the other talented people have created with your patterns…Great Job! to everyone! You really inspire me to do more of this type of quilting.

    This site makes me smile,


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