Thursday, July 20, 2017


Emily Hardwig from The Red Button Quilt Co. 
 has designed these darling new wallhangings and has sent some samples of her finished designs 
for a little Trunk Show!
The first two photos are of the "Seasons One" pattern. Both mini quilts finish at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2".  The pattern is $12.00, which includes the buttons 
for embellishing.  If you want to make 
more than one set of these mini quilts
 extra buttons are available for $4.00
 The next two photos are of "Seasons Two", same size and same price as "Seasons One".  
They are all so cute I don't think I could resist making all four!

 "Garden Memories" is a bigger wallhanging, 
18" x 26".  The picket fence and
 Hollyhocks are appliqued in wool.
  The pattern is $8.00 I LOVE  Hollyhocks but have never been able to grow them.  Maybe this wallhanging is a better option for me!

" Little Red 17" 
is a sweet little hexie project that finishes at 10 1/2" x 12".  The pattern includes the 1/2" hexagon paper pieces and the buttons for embellishing the embroidered vine.  The price is $14.00.

 "Turning Corners"
is a great little project that uses traditional quilting with yo-yo accents and embroidery and button embellishments in the outside border.  The finished size is 13 1/2" x 17 1/2"  The price for the pattern with buttons is $12.00. 
 Extra buttons are available for $4.00

These projects would be great for "take alongs" when you are travelling this summer, or sitting on your porch with some lemonade.  Emily has done an outstanding job again.  The samples will be here through August so stop in and have a look if you get a chance.  They are even more stunning when you get to see the actual sample!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New samples finished...

Here are a few of my favorite new things!
"Farm Fresh" is a new quilt from Yesterday's Charm.
There are three stitchery patterns-and they are IRON ON!!!  
Each pattern has three farm animal blocks.
Each pattern is $8.00.
The fabric kit is $75.00 and includes instructions 
for how to piece the quilt.  I wrote up the pattern for the quilt and 
am delighted with how it turned out. 
 I used Valdani 3 strand floss O775 for all the stitching.

 Nikki Crisp did the quilting.  I think she did a superb job!

 This is from the new book "Celebrate the Seasons"by Bonnie Sullivan.

 The flannel and wool kit is $125.00.  The backing is included.
Nikki also did a great job of quilting on this one!
 A couple of new samples, just for fun!  Feels like summer!

 Hope you get a chance to stop in 
and see these new samples!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fun new goodies...

 A new line from Holly Taylor...

 and a new book from Doug Leko called "Winterlude" using all of these beautiful fabrics!

 These are from Bird Brain Designs-"Halloweenie".  This is the fabric group I plan to use for the piecing of Crabapple Hill's "Mystery of the Salem Witches".  There are more close up photos farther down.  I have FINALLY finished all the embroidery for the witch panels.  Can't wait to start working on the piecing!  Crabapple has a line of fabric coming in July based on the Salem Witches and I hope to use some of those fabrics along with the "Halloweenie" fabrics to complete my quilt.

Crabapple Hill has also created a line of fabric inspired by her Gingerbread house embroideries.
 This is a fun new country line of fabric.
"Forest Frost" is from Moda.  Hard to capture with the camera but it has a beautiful glimmer to it.
 DRUM ROLL PLEASE...Here is my   Shop Hop Block for 2017!
 More pics of the Halloweenie fabric line...

 Tangled Threads and Folktales are collaborating for 2017 Row by Row.  Here are our rows, Tangled with the Train Engine and Folktales with the Caboose!  Row by Row begins June 21st.
 Folktales and Tangled Threads are challenging our customers to design a train car of their own!  Guidelines are available at both shops.  Bring your finished block/blocks to either shop by June 19th to enter the contest.  Whichever block gets the most votes from each shops' customers will win a $50.00 Gift Certificate from that shop!
 Folktales' License...
 Tangled's License...
 And finally, Folktales' Shop Hop Block with an optional spool frame!  Shop Hop starts June 17th and runs through June 24th.
Lots going on at the shop this June!  Hope you get a chance
 to check it all out!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SPRING! Even if it is monsoon season outside!

It may be dreary outside but we have lots of  Spring fabrics and Inspiration inside our doors!  This sweet quilt is made with Studio e's new line, "Bunny Tales".  There is also a book panel for $11.50. The yardage is also $11.50.  The complete kit for the quilt includes instructions and backing for $79.95.  I made the book and a coordinating pillowcase, too!

"On the Road Again" is from Wilmington Prints.  Yardage is $11.00.  The panels for the quilt are $7.95.  The panels for the placemats are $3.75 for 2 placemats.  The quilt kit with instructions and backing included is $84.95. 
 Packs of precuts are 24 pieces. 5" squares are $7.75. 
 10" squares are $25.00.  2 1/2" strips are $25.00

 Here is another "E Z Breezy" table runner made with Moda's Poppy Mae line.  The pattern is $9.50.  The fabric kit is $27.25.  It is available in charms, layers and jelly rolls.  Moda's precuts are packaged in quantities of 42 pieces.  Charms are $10.00.  Layers and jelly rolls are $39.00.
 Next up, the placemats that coordinate with the Trailer Quilt.  Still don't know how to get them on the blog in the right order!  Or right side up as you will see farther down!

 And keeping in the Vintage Trailer mode, 
here is the first in a new mystery series from Crabapple Hill...
 ...and more new Crabapple Hill lovelies...

 I used Whistler Studios' Laundry Day fabrics for This and That's sweet little stitchery (pattern $5.00).  It is supposed to be a pillow but I made a wall hanging. I am working on an ironing board cover with the yellow fabric.  That should make ironing more fun!
 Here are more of the Laundry Day fabrics. 
 Upside down as promised, but still ADORABLE!

 Newest to arrive are these "Bee Inspired" fabrics from Moda also available in charms, layers and jellies.  Check out the great FREE projects on Moda's website.

 2017 ROW BY ROW
 A sweet spring bunny designed by Sew Many Prims 
 just in time for Easter!
 Just finished this "String Bean" quilt. The pattern is $4.00.  I made 16 blocks.  The pattern has 36 blocks AND borders.  My sample is about 40" square but you can make it any size.  I used 2 of Moda's "Scrap Bags" and 1 1/4 yds for the backing.  Total cost: 45.00.  A bright and cheery table topper or baby quilt.  Fast and Fun!
Now I have to get serious about designing a block for Shop Hop (LOVE the fabric this year!), and designing my row for Row by Row.  Ideas just keep a-popping!