EQ Mini: Easier Quilt Design Software

I just found out that there's an easier-to-learn version of EQ7 - called EQ Mini!  

I use EQ7 when designing & although it's a lot of fun, it's also hard work.  EQ Mini has fewer options & features which can be a good thing!  

I learned about it from watching one of Laura Coia's excellent YouTube videos (Sew Very Easy channel).  She shares lots of good projects & has such an easy manner that all things seem possible - I love that kind of teacher!  Anyway, be sure to watch the video to the very end - Laura's giving away a free copy of EQ Mini just by leaving a comment on her site - how cool is that?!  P.S.  There's a deadline, so listen & comment quickly!

Watch Here:  Make Your Own Quiilt Patterns Using EQMini


Autumn Beauties

There was no convincing Angel to pose with my "Cottonwood Leaves" samples, so we did it the easy way ... that's what photo collages are for! 
Angel + Cottonwood Leaves Samples
Doodle Time Designs-Cottonwood Leaves Pattern-Craftsy
Doodle Time Designs-Cottonwood Leaves Pattern-Etsy



Happy Leaves

Do you remember Bob Ross?  He painted "Happy Trees" & showed everyone how they could do it, too.  His trees were evergreen, but if they had leaves they would look like this:
I think Bob would be proud - even though I paint with fabric :)   love, faith.


First Day of Autumn!

It's been chilly lately ... trucks drive by loaded with firewood ... leaves are changing color & falling to the ground ... patterns are emerging! 

"Cottonwood Leaves" Pattern, Doodle Time Designs

Paper-Pieced on the Inside - Curves on the Outside
Four Sizes; Dimensional or Ribbon Stem

FINALLY available at your favorite Local Quilt Shop - ask for it!  
Also online at Craftsy & Etsy!  

Thank you!  faith.


Log Cabin Star Table Runner

Doodle Time Designs - Log Cabin Star Pattern
(10" Blocks)
Sometimes you gotta just sew something SIMPLE!  faith.


Happy Father's Day!

All my love ... forever & ever!  faith.


On Memorial Day, We Remember ...

"And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave,
for glory lights the soldier's tomb, and beauty weeps the brave."
--Joseph Rodman Drake


Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  When I was old enough, mom & dad gave me the Kokeshi Doll they had bought in Japan when I was born.  As you can imagine, I treasure it.  She's only 3 1/2" tall, but these Japanese "bobble heads" come in all sizes. Mine is "vintage", but here's a modern-day craftsman at work:  Kokeshi Doll in the Making  Thanks Mom ... love, faith.
Egg-cellent Mug Rug Pattern
Doodle Time Designs


Little House on the Prairie (LHOP)

Have you seen the "Little House on the Prairie" line of fabric from Andover?  There are several groups to this line, but one of them especially caught my eye:  Scenics & Icons  I love the girl running through the prairie grass & the Quilt Label panel.  So sweet they make you smile in remembering. But, I make mostly itty bitty things - what to do?  Stay true to yourself, of course!  Thank you Miss Beadle :)

Quilt Labels make wonderful Pin Cushions - don't you think?
Lots of "Last Minute Mug Mats" + "Love Notes"

Another Colorway - More Mug Rugs!
love, faith.


Hippity-Hoppity Happy Easter Day!

Can't get this song OUT of my HEAD!!  lol  So, of course, I thought I'd share - you can thank me later :)  Click here for a great memory:  Hippity-Hoppity HAPPY Easter Day!    love, faith.


Springtime? Forecast is for SNOW!

I know it's Springtime somewhere!  Here's an oldie but a goodie to keep all of us ever hopeful.    faith.



Egg-cellent Mug Rug Pattern - FINALLY!

Been working on my pattern backlog from last year (yikes!) - hope you like this little Egg Mug Rug design with Fussy-Cut Center.  And, even though it would be a sweet little "extra" to include in someone's Easter Basket, it's a great design for breakfast or brunch or celebrating Spring or ...  

If you have some bright & happy fabrics waiting for a little paper-pieced project like this, the Egg-cellent Mug Rug Pattern is available online only (for now):

Etsy:  Egg-cellent Mug Rug Pattern - PDF Download 
Craftsy:  Egg-cellent Mug Rug Pattern - PDF Download

Thank you to my testers (your Pattern will be on its way this week) - especially for your patience!  A little late, but done at last!  faith.