Saturday, February 22, 2014


What can I say, I stumbled upon Megan’s blog CanoeRidgeCreations by accident one day and I could not believe that quilts could look that way. Her signature straight-line quilting and incredible color sense as well as the beautiful photograph was just stunning. I never thought quilts could look like incredible graphic design pieces.  Click on the picture to go see her post.

This took my breath away! Victoria I am stunned honored and overwhelmed at the beauty of your quilt and your incredible pictures of Africa! A double whammy! What a magnificent post and a perfect perfect ending to this blog tour and collection. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

II am completely honored to have Katy form IMAGINGERMONKEY be part of this hop and make these fabulous projects!  I am beyond thrilled that this quilt will be in Love Patchwork and Quilting!!!!!!! Much more than I could ever dream or imagine! Please go see her post HERE Thank you so much Katy!

                 I met  Sandy through Instagram and we immediately connected even though she is around 2000 miles away. I am so amazed by the amount of work she does and what a lovely person she is. She has been helping me too in the blog world. I just adore all her projects that she made for this hop and so amazed at the speed that she made them! You can find out about all the projects and patterns on her post!  Please go see HERE  
You will truly be so inspired by all her blocks and projects. Thank you so much Sandy for helping me with this hop and being a great friend. 


I set out to do this blog hop and was surprised to meet such wonderful women behind these projects.
Lynne is a wonderful fun person and all I can say is that I wish we lived closer. After making her Staple dress she said she didn't like the way it fit so she sent it to Katy from Im a Ginger Monkey!!! And look how sexy she is in it!!!! WOW.
So can we say Yay to the infamous Staple Dress of April Rhodes and YAY to a beautiful picture of Katy that landed on my blog! Thank you so much Lynne, your dress got a lot of attention to say the least! Thanks to the beautiful model wearing it!  Thrilled beyond measure to have this fantastic project. See POST HERE

I love this fabulous foot stool that Jane made! It is so so cool and look at the quilting on the sides! Amazing. Wish that she wasn't so far away I would have her make me one! Please go read her wonderful post HERE Thank you so so much Jane for all your hard work on this fantastic foot stool!

I love so much what Terri made her quilt is beautiful please go see her HERE
Her quilt was using Thimble Blossoms Lucky pattern, and made for her little girl. This pillow, which I also love was made for a little girl fighting cancer. This really touches my heart. I am blessed that Terri made this pillow for her. Thank you so much Terri. I will cherish this always.

I have always been in love with Lee's blog, her blocks and quilts are so beautiful. I am so proud that she said yes to doing this hop and the result of this quilt blows my mind.  Lee is writing a pattern for this quilt. Thank you so so much I love this! The background is so striking with the collection.

I am so in love with this quilt by Amy Smart. The beauty and simplicity of the modern design
takes my breath away and it really show cases my prints. The back drop is unbelievable.
Thank you so so much Amy! Go See her LINK HERE

Cristy, sensational post, moved me to the core, this quilt is a masterpiece. I am so so impressed. Your blog post was really special and I was so touched. I really love the entire creation process. Thank you so so much.

Day 3! Can you believe this Katydid Bag by Sew Sweetness?
How in the world did she piece that circle???? Anyhow I adore Sara and all her work. She helped me put together this blog hop! I could not have done it with out her ! I have gotten to know her this year and she is a great friend. Thank you Sara for your amazing work and inspriation. Here Is her BLOG LINK


Beautiful quilt by Linday very fresh and modern, I love the organic quilting style. Lydsay, I can't believe you made this and had a baby! I am so so greatful and congratulations to your beautiful son! Thank you again for this beauty!      POST IS HERE


 Fresh lemons Quilts

A great success to day 1 of the blog hop thank you so much Faith! Stunning quilt and pattern to go with it! Thank you!
See Post HERE

I am so excited to announce the most talented group of quilters will be joining me with A BLOG HOP using the  Safari Moon fabric collection starting Feb 24 ending March 12 ! The projects will range from bags to quilts to other goodies.  I hope you have an exciting trip!
Please see links below so that you can join in this wonderful adventure through everyone's blogs!

Monday February 24  Faith Jones  Fresh Lemons Quilts  
Tuesday February 25    Lindsay Conner    
Wednesday February 26   Sarah Lawson  Sew Sweetness
Thursday February 27  Cristy Fincher   Cristy Creates 
Friday February 28   Amy Smart  Diary of a Quilter
Monday March  Lee Heinrich Freshly Pieced 
Tuesday March  4  Teri Harlan Sew Fantastic 
Wednesday March  5  Jane Davidson Quilt Jane 
Thursday March  6  Lynne Goldsworthy Lilys Quilts 
Friday March  7  Sandy Whitelaw  Upstairs Hobby Room
Monday March 10  Katy Jones  Imagingermonkey 
Tuesday March 11  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Victoria Findlay Wolfe  Quilts
Wednesday March 12  Megan Bohr Canoeridgecreations 
* Host Frances Newcombe Designer with Art Gallery Fabrics  Belly Buttons Boutique

Leave a comment HERE EVERYDAY
on what you enjoyed the most about that days post to be entered into the prize draw held at the end of the Hop

Thank you everyone for commenting I will be reading all of them! I so enjoy everyones lovely comments

Thank you to everyone who participated in this blog hop! What a wonderful experience!
I hope you all come back again! Here is the announcement for the winners!

Friday, February 21, 2014

A Morroccan Getway…. (a weekend project)

This stunning runner quilt can be found IN THE BOOK FAT QUARTER QUICKIES BY KATHY BROWN HERE and in this link you can open the book and see various pages and you will see this quilt. It is a quick project and would be great for entertaining on a beautiful table. Escape in an adventure through this stunning quilt and enjoy a fun weekend getaway project.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A horse and a quilt "Blue"

I am so excited to show you this wonderful quilt designed by my friend Karen Turchan, called Pulled Taffey. She also designed the free quilt pattern called Safari Stars on the Art Gallery web site. Here is the link to her pattern shop.  Will get you a link to this pattern soon! This beautiful horse is name is "Blue" My husband feeds her carrots everyday and the blue quilt is so perfect next to her. I think she was intrigued!
Love, Frances

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

A little Safari travel case / ELLIE TRAVEL CASE

 Is this so cute I can't stand it? My friend Nancy made this cute bag for me and I just about flipped.
Thank you so much Nancy Helpinstill! YOU CAN FIND THIS ADORABLE TUTORIAL HERE!!!!!!!!!!
It is designed by Heidi Staples and she had a darling blog. The size is so cute. But It can be made in differnt sizes too.
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed receiving this cutie! xo Frances

Friday, February 7, 2014


Ok so you are wondering what pattern this is right???? SHHHHH don't tell anyone it's Simplicity 2685
HERE bag B. The handles I used are from Joanns. Brown leather and I just made tabs to fit them.
Hope you enjoy this post. Love Frances

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


When I saw this mini quilt design by Canoe Ridge Creations HERE I fell so in love I knew I had to have one! The center is from my fabric collection and was cut wrong but turned into a snowball... I LOVE this happy accident.  I am so in love with Megan's blog and patterns. Go to her Blog at CANOERIDGECREATIONS. I love every photo on Megan's blog! Take a moment and look. Canoe Ridge Creations patterns are so easy and the directions are so well layed out.  I've been dying to join one of her mini quilt clubs but with my full time schedule at NBC and being a fabric designer and mom to a 3 year old. Well, I just have to make room lol!!!! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Forest Leaves Larkspur Top!

 Are you ready to go to town? Cousin Aynsley is amazing looking in this top!
and yes I will share the pattern!

The fabrics are Forest Leaves Larkspur 'Safari Moon' collection and Floral Elements Lapis Lazuli FE-510 probably my favorite blender! The color is super rich in person. Funky Fun right! Ansley knows how to accessorize! xo Frances