Today on the Blog we welcome our guest blogger Mary Lajoie of Country Angel Designs.  Mary is one of our fabulous designers here at and we are happy to have her share a little about one of her new patterns with us. 


It is a New Year and we are all hoping that 2017 will be a good one.  I am so excited to have my patterns featured at

My first featured pattern is: Bootyful

In this pattern, you will find instructions on how to make two different boots – The Big Boot and The Little Boot.

When I first started making the boots, I gave them as gifts to friends and family. I would buy a small Christmas Cactus plant, or a can of peanuts or candy and insert them into the boots. They were a real hit.  Now I have made it into a pattern so that others can make them as well.

Many local quilt shops have purchased this pattern and have made a variety of samples. It has proven to be very popular.

While Christmas is an ideal time to make the boot as a gift, it can be used on many other occasions throughout the year.

   Valentine’s Day: Make it red and white and fill it with candy.

   Baby Shower: Use pink or blue fabric and fil it with baby supplies.

   Desk Gift: Fill it with pencils and other desk supplies and match the décor.

   Easter Gift: Use Easter fabric and fill it with little Easter eggs.

   Halloween: Use Halloween fabric and fill it with Halloween candy.

   Quilter’s gift: Fill it with quilting supplies such as marking pens, snips, scissors, glue sticks, etc.

There are so many possibilities for this Bootyful Pattern.

Often Quilt shop owners place two co-ordinated fat quarters inside the pattern sleeve and sell it as a kit as the Little Boot requires only two fat quarters.

You need to be an advanced beginner to make this pattern. Once you make just one – you won’t want to stop. I hope you will try my pattern and have fun making gifts for your friends and family.

Wishing you all the best in 2017.

Mary Lajoie


CHECK OUT MY NEWEST PATTERN:                                                                                             OH BABY! –AVAILABLE AT QUILTWOMAN.COM



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4 Responses to Bootyful

  1. Tena says:

    How do we get the pattern?

  2. good handemade job!

  3. jane caldwell says:

    lovely but cannot seem to get pattern

  4. really lovely gift idea but i cannot access the pattern!!!! please help

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