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Pamalama Jo Designs

More than 20 years ago I began quilting with a group of teacher friends here in San Antonio, Texas. As I grew as a quilter I began to break away from others' patterns and develop some of my own. Then seven years ago I designed an applique baby quilt for my first grandson, Jack. His mommy and daddy love nature, and so Jack's quilt was filled with forest animals. They'd recently moved back to Texas from northern California, so I added a black bear and (Redwood Forest) banana slug to his quilt. This was my first machine applique project, and I found it very challenging. But like all sewing and quilting skills, much practice equals much improvement. By two years later, when I modified the animal quilt for Jack's little sister Paige, I was much more confident with my machine applique and quilting. Paige's quilt featured some new designs: an armadillo, skunk, butterflies and a bluebonnet. Also to make this quilt more girly, besides adding flowers and butterflies, I finished it with a scalloped edge. Fast forward four more years to 2016. Jack and Paige were about to have a new baby brother, Jude. We decided to leave the forest behind, and I began designing an ocean animal quilt. This project is what really brought Pamalama Jo Designs to life. My daughter and I shopped at Mesquite Bean Fabrics in San Antonio. As the store manager helped with our color palette, she also encouraged me to publish my design. And so it began. My first pattern was "Ocean Friends" (published May, 2016). Then in November "Forest Friends: Hide & Seek!" came out. Both patterns are available at Mesquite Bean Fabrics in San Antonio and Scrappy Quilter in Schertz. They are also available online. Visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/PamalamaJoDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu. In February, 2017 my website came to life. Come soon! www.pamalamajodesigns.com
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Pamalama Jo DesignsWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 2:59am
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Pamalama Jo DesignsTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 7:36am
💚First fabric purchase of 2018! I told myself I need it.💚Also, they're only fat quarters.💚And I wanted to celebrate their stocking my patterns!💚Have you purchased fabric yet this year?💚 #fatquarter #fabric #fabricaddict #memoriesbytheyard #ineedit
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Pamalama Jo DesignsMonday, January 15th, 2018 at 7:52am
Pamalama Jo Designs is pleased to announce our patterns are now at Memories by the Yard quilt shop in Leon Valley on the northwest side of San Antonio. http://memoriesbytheyard.com/
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Pamalama Jo DesignsSunday, December 31st, 2017 at 11:14am
At last, I'm getting back to #100daysofhandquilting 🔹This is my day 61. 🔹I'm resolving to complete the massive borders on this queen size quilt and finally finish this beauty in 2018. 🔹Ya'll are my witnesses!😜❤️🔹Happy New Year! 🔹#resolution #happynewyear #quiltinggoals #ipromise
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Pamalama Jo DesignsThursday, December 28th, 2017 at 11:41pm
Just look at this beautiful little pattern! It's FREE from Bareroots! Remember my lovely "For These I Give Thanks" quilt? Same designer! Check them out today! Happy Stitching and Happy New Year!

 

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