If you asked me how my summer was going I'd have to say, "pleasantly." I've been able to work on projects, get to know new fabric-cutting and sewing machines, design like crazy (of course), and get in some relaxation and enjoyment of these summer days.

As far as the new machines go, mentioned above, I recently purchased a Zing cutting machine. I hope to have more information and some tips for using it later on. It works like magic but it takes a little setting-up time. If you're new to computers it's either not for you quite yet, or once you've got it going you'll be more familiar with your computer! But once set up I've enjoyed watching it work and it is fun to use.

Anyway, more on the Zing another time. You can find video tutorials on YouTube to see it in action. I'm looking forward to using Janome's Artistic software with the Zing, more on that another time!

The other new "toy" in my sewing room is a Janome MC 15000, Janome's flag-ship sewing/ embroidery machine. It really is a dream, with large embroidery hoops, auto-threading (it even lifts the foot automatically), foot-controlled thread cutter, and much more! You can find some more information on my Janome Fun web page, and much more info and videos at Janome.com and on YouTube.

I'm currently finishing an embroidered table runner project that will appear on the Janome web site. I've made two runners so far, you'll see one that was made on the MC 15000 and one made on the MC 9900. Watch for it!

I hope you are enjoying your summer too,
July 2014
Grace (Pattern only)
Wall Hanging, 43 x 55
Bed Quilt, 95 x 107
10.50
Tree of Life
42 x 56
10.50
Grace
Shown here using Anastasia fabrics, top Black colorway, bottom, Indigo.
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Floral Meditation
27 x 40
10.50
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Tree of Life
My Fabric
Shown using Bollywood Bliss fabric. Pink Sari and Royal Raja colorways.
"Does the song of the sea end at the shore, or in the hearts of those who listen to it?"

- Kahlil Gibran
This Fabric ...
Anastasia is inspired by a traditional European paper cutting art.

Graceful curves, stylized birds and flowers, and intricate lace-like forms typtify the art.


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Janome's MC-9900 comes with several of my embroidery designs already on-board!

Beautifully digitized by Lindee Goodall, they will help create a memorable quilt that uses embroidered embellishments or motifs!
A pillow that was made with the embroidery.
Here's the panel from my Anastasia collection. The fabric is used in my Grace pattern at left
Hollyhocks
Hollyhocks Wall Hanging,
21" x 34"
10.50
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Anastasia shown. Use links, top of page or below, to open the fabric pages.
Detail of Hollyhocks
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Wall Hangings, Throws, and Quilts
Grace Wall Hanging Kit
Pattern included
Backing fabric not included
49.00
Mod Meow
Wall Hanging
This kittie is looking for a warm home!
Bed Quilt
Welcome!
Baby Quilt 48 x 60
Copyright 2014 Jane Spolar
Twin Sized 70 x 94
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"It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly."

-Epicurus
Created with the Rainbow Coordinates collection by Deborah Edwards.
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Both quilts are easily appliqued and pieced. The look is "the new modern" and would be a great gift for any little someone in your life.
Midsummer Dreams
Mod Meow Baby Quilt 48 x 60
& Twin Sized Quilt 70 x 94
10.50
I made this quilt with the Artisan Spirit "Shimmer" collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.
Scent of Lavender
Romance
22 x 29
10.50
Embroidered Block, detail

23" x 47"
Appliqué only wall hanging, 52" x 52"
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Embroidery embellished wall hanging,
52" x 52"
Above, Midsummer Dreams. This pattern can be found below.
Queen sized quilt with pillow tuck, 89" x 117"
Detail
Scent of Lavender
10.50
Only two kits remain! One of each colorway.
Midsummer Dreams
10.50
Made from Northcott's Lavender Market Fabric & Embroidery collection, designed by Deborah Edwards. Embroidery digitized by Urban Zündt.

Pattern includes directions for both applique & embroidery and applique only versions. Wall hanging and queen size included.
Embroidery CD not included, but is available at your local quilt shop.
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Weaving Hope
Shown, using fabrics from Deborah Edward's Sweet Jane collection.

Part of the profits from this collection will go to breast cancer research!
anastasia fabric
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bollywood bliss fabric
Below, detailed view of Weaving Hope
bliss fabric
Link to Northcott's Sweet Jane collection.
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saturday afternoon fabric
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groovin' fabric
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

~James F. Dent
rhapsody fabric
A life without love is like a year without summer.

~Swedish Proverb
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