I'm Janice Ryan and I live in Los Angeles with my husband, 2 children and 4 cats (I'm not sure who creates more havoc when I try to sew-the children or the cats). Despite the Cali address and Irish ...
I'm Janice Ryan and I live in Los Angeles with my husband, 2 children and 4 cats (I'm not sure who creates more havoc when I try to sew-the children or the cats). Despite the Cali address and Irish name, I swear that I am genuine Pennsylvania Dutch (and, no, that is not the same as Amish-feel free to ask me about this!). I've been sewing for as long as I can remember (some of my early memories are of my mom and I designing and sewing clothing for my dolls). In my former life (that would be pre-kids), I lived the vagabond life of a costume designer for regional theater, got my MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon, and then rode off into the sunset to become a costumer for TV and film in sunny California. Although I've had a long-time love affair with my sewing machine (I love it enough that my detour into the dark world of bridal alterations didn't sway me), I didn't catch the quilting bug until I was pregnant with my son, 5 years ago. In all my free time (ha!) I also enjoy fixing up our 1927 English Tudor home, unapologetically indulging in chick-lit, and exploring my family tree. You can check out my blog at www.betteroffthread.comView all patterns by designer (11) »
Included in this pattern are two block options (10 squares in a circle and 14 squares in a circle), templates, and a full photo tutorial on paper-piecing and insetting full circles.
You can learn new skills (and they are easy!) while making these fun and beautiful blocks. The design combinations you can create with these are endless. Make a pillow, a mini, or a whole quilt.
Pattern is copyright 2013 Janice Ryan. You may sell items made from this pattern on a small scale, but please credit me (Janice Ryan @ Better off Thread) and link back to my pattern in your description.