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Welcome to Six Gables Designs
We're more than just quilt patterns!
Six Gables Designs took a giant leap forward in 2010 with the introduction of OUTSIDE THE GRIDô rulers, and now I am happy to announce the publication of my first book, Tidbits & Twiglets: Stash-busting strategies for creating quilts from five easy pieces.
On the pattern designing front, I am expanding into other forms of stitchery (going back to my "roots"), especially handwork. Don't you love having a small portable project to carry along with you? It's amazing what you can get done in just a few minutes here, a few minutes there. If you haven't tried your hand at penny rugs, now is the time. Directions for all of the projects pictured are in my pattern Four for Fun.
I've been selling a selection of Clover notions in my booth at quilt shows lately, and decided to offer my favorites on my web site. I can't say enough about what fun Kanzashi flowers are. I have a purple thumb, but these blooms brighten my day. I mix and match sizes and shapes to create a variety of flowers- poinsettias, columbine, chrysanthemums, even water lilies. And Flower Frills make bold puffs of color in no time at all. The Fusible Bias Tape Maker and its accompanying Fusible Web are the same products I used in creating my patterns Patty Piper Strikes Again, and Dinner with Patty Piper.