Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~ Sarah Maxwell of Sarah J Designs


Today, we continue with our Monday's With Marcus series.  Sarah Maxwell of Sarah J Designs is our featured Marcus designer today.  Sarah has been designing fabrics for a long time, and she has had many, many quilts published in national magazines, some with her business partner, Dolores Smith, and some on her own.  

Check out her website and be sure to download her free pattern, Dawn Sparkler.  While you're there, browse her website for loads of beautiful quilt pattern designs.  Make sure you also stop by our Monday's With Marcus Facebook page, and LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE for a chance to win Marcus Fabrics!!!!!  

Presently, I am piecing a new quilt design called Hands To Work using my new Farmer's Daughter fabric collections.  Photos coming very soon!  

I am also piecing my next Quilt Archaeology darn excited about that as well.  I named it Abigail's Doll QuiltI am planning the big reveal for May 14th!!  Just like before, you can receive a FREE quilt kit for Abigail's Doll Quilt with a purchase on my website!  Yay!  So, stay tuned for news coming soon.

Well...that's a lot of piecing to do, so I'd better get back to it.  I sincerely hope you and your family are doing well, and that you're enjoying spring where you live.  

Happy Stitches Always.....Be Well...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tiny Baskets Are Calling You!!


My Tiny Baskets quilt pattern is finally completed.  I'm thinking there are a few more Tiny Basket quilts on the cover than you were expecting....and you're right!

I first shared a block with you...

...then a peek at the quilt top.

Then a reveal of the quilt all finished.  Oh how I love it!  I loved making the blocks so much, I couldn't

I made a smaller quilt with 5 Tiny Baskets.  I have a very special place for this quilt with a fun idea to display it.  Watch for more about the display idea coming very soon.  Still...I couldn't stop making these adorable blocks.  What is it about tiny quilt blocks that make them so darn cute, and quite frankly, irresistible?

My last quilt is Teeny Tiny Basket with just one Tiny Basket.  Super cute!!   Instructions for all three of the quilts are included in the pattern.

If Tiny Baskets are calling to you, click here to order the pattern.  

The other quilt patterns made from my Primitive Traditions fabric collection (for Marcus Fabrics) will be ready soon.  

Happy Stitches Always....Be Well.....

Monday, April 26, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~

Happy, happy Monday!  Oh yes....we're back with another featured Marcus Fabrics designer.

This week, Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs is offering a sweet project for embroidery enthusiasts.  Isn't her Make Something Sweet design adorable?  Be sure to browse her website when you visit to download her free pattern.  Don't forget to also visit Monday's With Marcus Facebook page to LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE for a chance to win fabric each week!!  Who wouldn't love more fabric, right?!!

I'm so excited to announce a new Quilt Archaeology coming soon.  I recently acquired an adorable vintage doll quilt that I think you'll love as much as I do.  So, so charming.

But, right now, we are busy, busy, busy cutting a whole lot of kits from the Primitive Traditions collection.  I must take care of those quilt kit orders first.  I'm also working on sending a new fabric collection into Marcus, and designing a few quilts for upcoming collections already in production.  Gratefully, I am never bored!  Soon, I'll be showing my new Farmer's Daughter line...very different from my usual palette, and I'm loving it!  

Best get back to cutting so I can get those orders out.  Sincerely hoping you are all doing well, and finding time everyday to do what makes you happy!  Be well.....

Monday, April 19, 2021


Hello!  You don't know how happy I am to be back on Blogger!!  A Gremlin hi-jacked my account and I couldn't write any posts for a I missed last week's Monday's with!

This happy Monday, be sure to visit my fellow Marcus Fabrics designers, Lisa & Lora of Material Girlfriends.  They've designed the April Showers project for you!!  Visit their website to download the pattern and be sure to browse all the quilting goodies they have to offer!!  

Once you're browsing the web, stop in and visit with my pals Paula and Mary Ellen of Red Crinoline Quilts!!  They were featured last Monday when the Gremlins took over.....but that's no reason for YOU to miss out!  Click here to visit their website and to download their Bountiful Stars pattern for the table topper quilt in the photo above.  

My new arrival are the Primitive Traditions 10" precut bundles!!  Forty-two prints all bundled together and waiting for you!  

Click here to order a bundle for yourself.

As I await my Primitive Traditions & Country Meadow fabric orders, I am busy working on the next quilt for a new fabric line coming soon, called Farmer's Daughter.  I'll be posting sneak peeks on Instagram and Facebook follow me if you will.  I'm getting a little sewing time in here and there when I can, proofreading patterns, designing....generally staying out of trouble.  Teehee.....

Have a wonderful week.....stitch everyday, and be well......

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Country Roads Quilt Pre-Order


Country Roads quilt by Pam Buda
AAHHH!!!  I'm so jazzed that my Country Meadow fabrics are coming soon!!

As I write this, Country Roads is being quilted.  I snapped a few photos before it left home.

Seeing the fabrics sewn into blocks gives them a new and wonderful look!  Visit my Instagram page to view two short videos of the blocks and fabrics up close.  You'll love it!

The Country Meadow fabric collection features seven creamy, dreamy neutrals....

...nine soft and yummy green prints....

...and nine beautiful blues.  Wrapping them all together is the gorgeous, soft gray print with blue and green flowers.  I promise you, photos don't do these fabrics justice!  I can't tell you how jazzed I am over how wonderful this quilt looks all pieced together.  So soft and cozy!

Country Meadow will be arriving at your LQS sometime in May.  This is another fabric collection stuck on a ship somewhere, waiting its turn to clear customs. is the time to PRE-ORDER your Country Roads quilt kit.

Click here to find the details and pre-order a kit just for you!!  Kits will not be available after April 23, 2021....and the pattern is FREE with your pre-order!  

Back in my studio.....I am still waiting on the Primitive Traditions fabrics to arrive.  Putting the final touches and proofing on all the patterns in this group.  Waiting on the sample yardage of my brand new fabric collection called Farmer's Daughter, and working on getting a new collection into the Marcus design office.  Plenty to keep me busy and out of trouble.....teehee!  

Hope you find time each day to stitch and make your soul happy!  Be well......

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~ Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs

 Happy Monday on this pretty spring day.  I hope your weather is showing signs of spring.  Isn't Cindy's Coneflower quilt the perfect spring quilt to decorate your home?  Download her FREE pattern, and be sure to mosey her website for all the goodies she has to offer.  

As always, visit Monday's With Marcus Facebook page and LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE for a chance to win Marcus Fabrics!!!  Scroll the page to see all the yummy fabrics that have been given away....why not you??

Hickory Sticks by Pam Buda
My Hickory Sticks quilt is back from my quilter and I'm so loving the way it turned out.  It's a great cuddle quilt that I think guys and girls would both like.

Unfortunately, like so many goods coming into US ports, my Primitive Traditions fabrics has been delayed.  Arrival is now expected the end of April or early May.  Sob, sob.....we've waited so long already!  But...there's nothing we can do but wait with anticipation.

Enjoy your day and I know you have good stuff to keep your stitching fingers busy!

Be well.......

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~ Dolores Smith of Timeworn Toolbox

 Another Monday, funday!!!!  Today, we are spotlighting fellow Marcus Fabrics designer....

....Dolores Smith!  Her company name is Timeworn Toolbox and the fabric she designs is uniquely her own in her soft, muted palettes.  Gorgeous!!  Please visit her at Homestead Hearth (the quilt shop she co-owns with Sarah Maxwell) to download her sweet Simplify pillow pattern.

This week, I'm continuing to piece my new Primitive Traditions quilt.  I'm enjoying the piecing, and loving how it's coming out.  Can't wait until I can layout all the blocks.....we all love that part. 

I'm also working on piecing two more little quilts using my Tiny Baskets there will be three quilts in the pattern - not just one!  I so adore that block that I haven't been able to stop making them!  Teehee....

The next fabric line after Primitive Traditions is called Country Meadow, and my sample fabric has arrived.  I can't wait to show it to you!  If you'd like a sneak peek of Country Meadow, click here

I try to post to my Instagram and Facebook pages five times a week, so if you'd like to see a lot more, please follow me on social media.  

Stay safe, everybody and be well!  

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New Bundles ~ Scrap Boxes and Last Call for Pre-Orders!

 I have re-stocked my fat quarter bundle collections......

The new Folk Art Star prints are available in fat quarters...

.....a limited number of full collection bundles are available....

...and a whole new batch of color bank bundles!
including new shirting and light print bundles!!!  I love color bundles!!!

I've also prepared half a dozen of my super popular scrap boxes, too!!  

Click here to browse the new bundle selections.

This is also your LAST CALL FOR PRE-ORDERS on the four Primitive Traditions quilt kits.

I thought I would have more time to place the fabric order, but I have to get it in next week.  

Click here to read all of the details about pre-ordering any of the four quilt kits. 

Click here to browse the Primitive Traditions quilt kits for pre-order.

Cut off is Monday morning, March 29th.  

I'm sewing away on Primitive Traditions to get it off to the quilter because there's a new fabric line coming in any day now!!!  Exciting stuff!

Be well and happy stitching!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~ Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Company


Hello and welcome to another fun week of Monday's With Marcus II!!!  This week we feature my talented friend, Sheryl Johnson of Temecula Quilt Co.  Don't you just love her quilts? Fabrics? Quilt shop? Sew-alongs??!!!!  YES to all!!!

Be sure to visit her website for the FREE download of her super cute baskets quilt, and while you're there....browse and see the plenty of other goodies she has to offer, including bundles of her brand new Delightful Dozen shirtings! 
Be sure to visit our Monday's With Marcus Facebook page to LIKE/FOLLOW/SHARE for a chance to win fabric prizes each week!!  Spread the word with your friends!!

I'd like to thank everyone who left a comment for me on my blog, Instagram and Facebook pages for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of my new Folk Art Stars fabrics!  

The winning blog comment is from Loris who wrote.....Thank you for sharing this lovely design! I've been waiting for your week...had it on my calendar :-) The preview of your pattern really got my attention. I'm going to pull some your gorgeous small prints to use. Have a great week!

Thank you, Loris!  Please send me an email to with your mailing address.  

Remember, I encourage you to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for behind-the-scenes posts that don't appear here on the blog.  

Be well, my friends....keep on stitching!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday's With Marcus II ~ It's My Week!


Hi and welcome to Monday's With Marcus II!  It's my week, and my Back In Time pattern is available as a FREE digital download.  Yay!  
If you're just joining the fun, it's not too late to buy a kit, and sew along with my video!  

Click here to download the FREE Back in Time pattern.

Click here to order either version of the Back in Time quilt kit.    They're a terrific price, too, at $39.75 plus postage.  Kits available only while supplies last.  Quilt size: 19 x 25

Click here to watch my video tutorial.

Don't forget about all the prizes this week!!!  

Be sure to visit Monday's With Marcus on Facebook.  LIKE/COMMENT/SHARE to win fabulous fabric prizes from Marcus Fabrics each week!!  

Follow me on Instagram and comment for a chance to win a fat quarter pack from me!

Like/Comment/Share on my Facebook page for a chance to win a fat quarter pack from me!

Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance to win a fat quarter pack from me!

I have three fat quarter packs of my brand new (just arriving in quilt shops now) Folk Art Stars fabric bundles to give prize per person.  

Giveaway ends Monday, March 22nd.

Have fun!  

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Primitive Traditions Quilt Collection Pre-Orders!!!

 It won't be too long now until my Primitive Traditions, Folk Art Stars and Primitive Plaids fabric collections arrive in quilt shops everywhere!  We've waited so long!

Primitive Traditions Quilt ~ Designed by Pam Buda
Primitive Traditions is my feature quilt for this collection.  It's a beauty with how the black fabrics offset the colors and make them just POP!  

I'll bet you're saying it looks very difficult to piece.  WRONG!  The units in the blocks are made larger and trimmed down...honest!  

For this block, there are Half Square Triangles (trimmed to size), Flying Geese and the kite unit in the corners of the block.

Intimidated by the kite unit?

Don't's made larger and trimmed with a really cool ruler.

I'll bet the pieced Pinwheel block worries you, too.  Nope...not a problem.

You know the Half Squares are trimmed.  But, what about those Shaded Four Patch units.  

Hard to piece?  Not a chance....

Make the unit on the top.....and it becomes

two Shaded Four Patch units!!  Easy...I promise!

Primitive Traditions is made using three rulers: Bloc-Loc for Half Square Triangles, Tucker Trimmer I for Shaded Four Patch, and Corner Beam for Kite unit.

See....I told can do this!

Hickory Sticks Quilt ~ Designed by Pam Buda
Hickory Sticks is the easiest of the four quilts I designed using the Primitive Traditions fabric collection.  

The block center is full of the Folk Art Star fabrics in every color!

The stars are surrounded by the Primitive Traditions fabrics, creating a Window Pane block made from strip sets.  Fun to piece and pretty quick, too!
Folk Art Stars Quilt ~ Designed by Pam Buda
My Folk Art Stars quilt was designed to really feature the Folk Art Stars prints.  Stars, stars everywhere!  Love it!  

The Ohio Star block (a favorite) is made of the Primitive Traditions fabrics, and has a fussy cut Folk Art Star in the center of each block.  

Framed by black, green and red sashings and borders adding lots of color, and finished with the blue Folk Art star print.  Just love it!  

Last but not least is Tiny Baskets.

Oh, I have wanted to make this quilt for a very long time....and now it's here!  

Using only the Primitive Traditions prints, this scrappy quilt makes my heart sing.   Why?

...because every block is cuter and irresistible when tiny!  

And, this basket block is just the cutest! 

With all of the fabric collections coming soon to your local quilt shop, please, please ask for the fabrics and the four quilt patterns there first.  I always want you to support your LQS!  

If your LQS won't carry these collections (sob, sob) then consider my pre-order offer.

I am kitting all four of these quilts and they are available for PRE-ORDER right now. 

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your kit.  (Deposit is applied to your balance when the balance is paid.)


I will only be making kits for the quilters who pre-order them.  They will not be available after April 1st.  I plan to only order enough fabric to fill the pre-orders I have, so you have a few weeks to think about it.  

You can find all of the details about each quilt on my website here.

I'm so excited!!  

Stay safe and be well, my quilting friends.  Thank you for your support!