Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

Just a quick note to my followers, Happy New Year. I have made it one of my resolutions to keep up with my blogging and I have so many new free patterns to share with you over the next few months. See you next year!!!!
Until next time,

Friday, December 10, 2010

San Francisco

Hello All
This is my first mobile blog. I am in San Francisco to check out a potential show for us to show at next year. Of all the cities I have been to, this by far is the most inspirational. Every time I come for a visit, my creative juices start to flow. Maybe it is all the different people in a small space or the vibrant colors in their clothes and homes. Perhaps it is being so close to the water. But whatever it is, I love it here. Yesterday we flew in and walked around Noe Valley then took it easy the rest of the day. This is when the creative bug hits. When I am away from my everyday routine and am forced to sit quietly and think big thoughts. So off I go and I will let you know about the great ideas I get from visiting this wonderful place.
Until next time,

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bugged Out Fabric Kits

A quick note, Pam at is offering kits for the free Bugged Out pattern I posted yesterday. Check it out here,

Happy Creating

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bugged Out


I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Matthew and I were in San Diego doing a holiday art show. So we are having Thanksgiving this Sunday. That's what is so great about this holiday, it is truly about family and friends. There is little commercialism about it since stores start to decorate for Christmas right after Halloween. So if you cannot celebrate on the assigned day, you just pick another day. I cannot wait for my turkey and pumpkin pie this weekend!!!!! And seeing how Matthew is an amazing chef, our family and friends did not mind waiting either! :)

I wanted to post another free pattern I recently did called Bugged Out. This past summer I went to visit my 4 year old niece in Atlanta. We went to this nickle and dime store (yes, they still has some of these) and I offered to buy her one thing. There were so many toys but she focused on this little bug cage. It was so cute. So when I came home and found this "Bugged Out" fabrics from Blank quilting waiting for me and they requested a free pattern for the collection, I was so excited.

Click Here to download this pattern
I designed the quilt with this little bug cage in mind and alternated the blocks with the iconic "Bug Jar" blocks. It took me a couple of hours to piece this great throw and you can use any bug fabrics for the cages and jars. I know it is perfect for any boy or girl.  PLEASE NOTE: The Whimsical Workshop does not have this fabric in stock. I just thought this pattern was too cute not to share. The fabrics are from the "Bugged Out" collection from Blank quilting and can be ordered from fellow E-merchant  These guys have a great website for all things bugs and I just love their whimsical spirit!

Happy Creating,
Heidi & The Whimsical Workshop Elves