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Change of Focus

Posted By on October 28, 2015

Haven’t been posting to this blog in some time, as my focus has changed a bit. I’m still quilting and designing quilt patters, but I’ve taken a hiatus to spend time designing fabrics. Actually, the surface pattern designs will work for wrapping paper, wallpaper, plates, cuts, apparel etc. Art licensing is my current focus.

If you would like to look over the designs, please visit us at www.margaretbucklew.com.

In addition to the designs, vaca vista video productions has been making videos to highlight a few of the collections. On the website, click the drop down menu under Videos at the top of the page, or see them on our YouTube channel.

And…we’ve begun putting our work up for sale on BoomBoomPrints (a nursery and home products site), Society6, Zazzle and others.

Hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video and visit our website and stores.


Free Quilt Masks for children

Posted By on September 20, 2014

It’s been a while since I have drawn up a new Halloween mask, so here is the latest one.

The cut outs are in the proper place for a six year old.

This would be a fun mask to make at the last minute,
or just use it as a project when the grandchildren come over.

Size is 6″x7″

The masks are in 300 pdf format.

When you click this link you will see a list of the two masks, download your choice.

Hope you and the children enjoy them.



Free Print & Tape Continuous Line Panto

Posted By on April 30, 2014

This is one of my Print & Tape continuous line pantos!

Dancing Daffodills

Rather than purchase a 10′ panto, just enlarge this jpg print to 200% or your preferred size.

It is one repeat, simply match the marked ends.

Print it, tape as many repeats as you need, and you’re set to go!


Happy Quilting!

Repurposed…saved from the trash!

Posted By on March 28, 2014

Another of Phillip’s creations!

This one is perfect for the rural/rustic theme.


He took one of those really large cans of chili and removed the bottom.
It was my job to remove all the chili and put into freezer bags.
The lid was inverted to act as the lamp stand.
Pretty cute, huh!

Texas Ranch (BOM) Applique Book Available

Posted By on March 7, 2014



How much fun is this!! A Block of the Month quilt with only 6 monthly patterns to complete before it goes on your bed (or wall)!

Beyond the Gate is a gorgeous 92” x 109” quilt made of six units, organized in monthly blocks. At the end of six months, you will have a lovely garden inspired quilt top, or use it as an overall quilt pattern.

This book is a pattern book only, designed for applique enthusiasts who have applique experience and wish to use their favorite techniques. To allow you to decide your favorite colorway, the inside of the book is in black & white.

Each monthly installment begins with a story behind the block, fabric requirements, positioning diagram, and full sized pattern pieces.

Sarah Cline, Katie Pannell, & Dawn Hurney each tested this pattern. Check out photos of their quilts.

The book is now available on Amazon, click inside the book to check it out.

I hope you’ll share it with your friends!



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