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Rachel’s Patriotic Star Table Runner

Rachel S. recently finished her version of the Patriotic Star Table Runner & was gracious enough to share pictures with me!

Rachel's Patriotic Star Table Runner. Pattern by Ormond Beach Quilts

Rachel’s Patriotic Star Table Runner.

She used Bunny Hill Design’s Celebration fabric by Moda.

Rachel's Patriotic Star Table Runner.  Pattern by Ormond Beach Quilts

Rachel’s Patriotic Star Table Runner.

Isn’t it perfect for summer?  I love the sailboats!

Also, take a close look at her quilting.  She did very simple quilting on this runner- just “Stitch in the Ditch” around the stars & then in the border she quilted straight lines.

Rachel's Patriotic Star Table Runner.  Pattern by Ormond Beach Quilts

Rachel’s Patriotic Star Table Runner.

Many times I show fancy quilting here, but this is a great example of how sometimes fancy quilting isn’t needed or necessary.

I also know that this was part of a UFO competition for her & sometimes simple is better because it helps us finish our projects faster instead of getting caught up in planning “Over the Top Quilting.”

Again, I want to say a special thank you to Rachel for sharing these pictures & encouraging us to work simply so we can finish & enjoy our projects!

Also, you can purchase a copy of this pattern in my Etsy shop!

VAT Update

If you remember I posted back in December about the VAT “to do” that was impending.

(Quick recap, the EU was going to make me file & keep track of a lot of tax info for every country that had a citizen buy a digital download from me.  I opted to not sell any digital pattern to an EU citizen.

Well we can have a party now because Etsy has figured out how to keep track of this for small businesses like me so guess what folks??

Yes!  I now have patterns available for sale on Etsy!

These are digital downloads with immediate access- just like with my Craftsy patterns, only through Etsy I’m able to sell to EU citizens.

Thank you so much for being patient with me through this- I’m so glad Etsy worked out a solution that enables us pattern writers to get back to business!

Big Announcement! (and Housekeeping)

Ready for the big announcement?? 🙂

I’ve decided to start selling thread!

Yes, I’m a longarmer who does quilt for others, but sometimes, it’s best for the piecer to quilt it themselves.  (*Gasp*, yes, I know I just said something that would have many longarmers wanting to throw things at me!)  But really, sometimes it’s not worth a piecer sending a quilt to a longarmer!  It may be a quilt they know longarming wouldn’t enhance (yes, those quilts do exist).  It may be something that needs to be quilted & used before a longarmer could even start the quilting.  So because of these reasons (& plenty others), I’ve decided to bring some of the great supplies I know about to those quilters.

This is a beautiful pic of some of the amazing colorways in Superior Threads‘ King Tut line.
I adore this thread!  It’s 100% cotton, the colors are breathtaking & it quilts like nothing else!  I use it in my longarm & domestic sewing machine.

And in celebration of me opening up this branch of the shop, it’s 15% off with the code THREADJAN.

Ok, I’m done with the sales pitch.  I promise this blog won’t turn into a huge sales pitch.  If you know me personally, you know I can’t stand salespeople.  They kill me.  I promise I won’t turn into one of those people.  And if I do, you have my permission to throw tomatoes at me!  (Or at least just give me a nudge! 🙂

Onto the housekeeping.  For all of those that have commented: THANK YOU!!!  I can’t tell you how much I love to read them!  They make my day.  I smile at each & every one of them.  One thing that’s frustrated me with Blogger is that is was sometimes hard for me to reply individually to the comments.  (This may of course have been my complete ineptness of how Blogger actually works.  So I can’t blame them entirely).  Now Blogger has introduced “Comment Threads” – this way I can now respond to you!  So please, comment away & let’s chat!

Whew, ok, boring stuff done with.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a great recipe & more!