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Posts Tagged ‘design’

Facing Your Fears and Finding Your Niche

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

What is a Niche?  And how do you find it? Researching online led me to this definition in the Urban Dictionary: 1. An activity that particularly suits somebody’s talents and personality. 2. An area of the market specializing in one type of product or service. Okay, so now we have a broad idea of what […]

Putting Myself Out There

Posted on: March 5th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

I guess I’m a little SAD. This time of year is always difficult for me.  The winter is long.  The sky is grey.  The air is bitterly cold.  The pipes and drains are freezing.  The tractor won’t start.  The car got stuck in a snowdrift in the driveway.  Again.  And the shed fell down last […]

Sewing With Certainty

Posted on: February 12th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Back in November, I signed up for the Sewing With Certainty series with Jessica of Quilty Habit.  The purpose of this linky party was to evaluate your sewing/quilting abilities and then outline goals for improvement.  In my first post here, my four goals were centered on improving my ability to design quilting patterns.  The following […]

Spring time baby quilt

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Well, all the snow days the kids have had off school must be really getting to me…. Because I designed another baby quilt and this one has a spring theme and spring colours! After working on writing up a pattern for the Krazy Katz quilt, I just about got a headache from all that thinking.  […]

Monday? Already!!!

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Well, I see that it is once again time for +Marelize Ries‘s Linky Party at her Stitch by Stitch blog.  Wow!  That was a fast week! As of my last post on Tuesday, I have worked on the quilt for Victoria Quilts, but I need some more white to finish.  Sew I have put that […]

It’s official! I am now a Independent Designer…

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I spent the whole day today working on adding my Soft Kitty applique blocks into pattern form, converting them to PDF, and uploading them to my new Pattern Store on Craftsy. Sew… I did not get one stitch in today!  But it is the first day in what seems like a long while since the […]

Spoonflower! Sew easy to use…. Even on dial-up!

Posted on: December 27th, 2012 by Lorna McMahon

A big Thank You! to Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts for posting about Spoonflower.  I visited their website tonight and was able to upload a picture to use for Sew Fresh Quilt labels and have placed my order! Worked hard on the pinwheels for the Enchantment quilt today.  It’s designed to fit a twin size […]

Sew Fresh Quilts – New Year’s Resolution

Posted on: December 24th, 2012 by Lorna McMahon

I have never been one to make (or follow through with) New Year’s Resolutions.  But this year I am determined to make and keep some quilting/blogging resolutions.  Perhaps they will be easier than losing weight or quitting smoking!  Perhaps not… However, I am certain these resolutions will far less painful to accomplish. Here is my […]