Thursday, November 30, 2023

Christmas Open House Dec.1 and 2, 10 am to 5 pm

A few new Christmas Projects to check out at Folktales' Christmas Open House!  "Baker's Dozen Holiday Ornies" by Primitive Gatherings...Not quite finished-a work in progress.  
Where does time go???  The pattern is $15.00.

These little "Mini Mittens" and  "Mini Stockings" are from Penny Lane Primitives.  The patterns are $10.00 and the pattern with all the felt and ribbon to make either set is $15.95.  I just love these!  A great  way to try wool applique to see if you enjoy it, before moving on to bigger projects!
Just a peak at some of the fun things at the shop!

This is "Sleighbells", my newest finished Christmas Quilt from Crabapple Hill Studio.  Such fresh, crisp colors!  Certainly makes me feel festive!  The pattern is $30.00.  the fabric kit with backing is $175.00.  The floss is $15.00.
Nikki Crisp quilted this one.  She did a fabulous job!  
This stocking pattern is from "Heart to Hand".  Santa and Rudy are cotton and flannel with wool applique.
They were a lot of fun to do!  
Just finished stitching on the cuffs tonight!
This sweet Snowman panel is pre-printed for you to embroider!        Jo Baner did the quilting on this one and she did a fabulous job!
 Both this quilt and "Sleighbells"
  are much more impressive when seen in person!
I guess you will just have to stop by for some Christmas Treats and Hot Apple Cider to see them this weekend!

This is a fun and FAST rag quilt from Nortcott.  It is the fastest rag quilt I have ever made!  I think it would look lovely in other flannel fabrics, as well.  Speaking of which...I just got some beautiful floral flannels in ...I might have to give them a try with this pattern.  It is a free download at Northcott's website called "Cozy Up".
I sure hope you get a chance to stop by on Friday or Saturday...but if not, all these new projects will be in the shop until after Christmas.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

october 3


The Whatcom County Quilt shops have a fun
 "Mystery Quilt Block" for you!  I will be showing off my basket of goodies for the winner SOON!

I (finally) finished a sample of Art to Heart's new book series, "On Wander Lane".  It was SO fun to make, I just wanted to keep on going!  We have all 12 books available at the shop, and a full line of her fabrics to make the magic happen!

This is a fun jelly roll quilt from Villa Rosa.  I used Clothwork's "All Hallow's Eve" fabric, with a black Minkee backing.  The finished quilt is 57" x 76".  Sold separately the pattern is just $2.00. 
 GREAT way to use a Jelly Roll!
This Pattern is also a $2.00 pattern from Villa Rosa!  Sews up quickly for an Autumn table runner that can grace your table from now through Thanksgiving!

This is a "Cheater" Panel from Maywood Studio's "All Through the Night.  The fabric line is from Bonnie Sullivan's "Autumn Harvest " flannel fabric line.  The table runner kit is $15.00 and includes the backing, but not the pattern or panel.  The panel is part of the "Autumn Harvest" panel.  

This is the main panel from the "Autumn Harvest" fabric line.  It is SUPER EASY with just 3 fabrics!  The pattern is $9.00 and the kit, with backing, is $69.95.  You definitely have time to whip this one out to add to your Autumn decor!
This is the quilt made from Clothwork's 
"All Hallow's Eve" fabrics.  The kit is $66.95.  The pattern, which would be great for many different panels, is $9.00

I hope this change of seasons finds you somewhere cozy stitching and sewing up new things for the year!  I have a few Christmas Quilts out for machine quilting, so the next time I blog, 
I might have them back to show you!
I hope you are enjoying this change of season as much as I am.  I LOVE the sunshine and long days of summer, and then I find myself ready for the cozy fireplace days of Autumn, with the wind gusting and the leaves falling. Sweater Weather for sure!
Whatever Season you are in, I hope it is a good one!

Monday, September 18, 2023

New Wool Projects


Here are some of the new wool projects I have finished.


These are from Buttermilk Basin Designs.  There are a total of 10 ornaments in the pattern.  I have made up kits for each individual ornament.  The pattern is $9.00 and each kit is $5.00

This one is from Primitive Gatherings.  The pattern, "Reindeer Games" is $10.00. 
The pattern and fabric kit is $36.95

This is a new one from Penny Lane Primitives.  "A Circle of Friends" pattern is $10.00  The kit with pattern and fabrics is $39.95.

This is another sample from Penny Lane Primitives.  This pattern is $10.00 and the pattern and fabric kit is also $39.95.  Both of these fit on the black metal scalloped stand.
The last one for today is "Going to Gratitude Farm" by Nutmeg Hare.  The pattern is $12.00 and the pattern and fabric kit is $79.95.

 I am close to finishing another set of ornaments from Primitive Gatherings.  When they are done I will post photos and kit prices.  I also got back a few quilts from Nikki and one from Megan, when I get the binding on I will post pictures and prices of them.  Some are Autumn and some are Halloween.

After that I should have 2 new Christmas Quilts to share with you!

Sunday, July 30, 2023

A few new things...

This is a new quilt that I designed using a Wilmington Fabrics 2 1/2" strip pack.  It was great fun and I made it to honor all the people who are striving to keep Ukraine free from Soviet rule.  I am working on getting the pattern fine tuned and then I will make kits.  Wouldn't it be a great quilt to take on a picnic?

I LOVE how this one turned out!  It is also from a Wilmington Strip pack.  I used a pattern called "Metro Rings".  It finishes at 57" x 76".  Tracy Fisher did an amazing job on the quilting!  The kit is $175.00 and includes the backing.  There is a special ruler needed that is sold separately, called the "Quick Curve Ruler". It is $26.00.

Deb Strain designed this fabric line for MODA.  The pattern, called "Family Garden" is $10.00.  The kit is $129.00 with backing included.  Nikki Crisp Quilted this one with meandering roses and leaves.  It really suits the quilt!  The finished quilt is 54" x 66".  There are several other patterns designed with this fabric line in the shop.

Here are a few fresh new Christmas lines from Wilmington Prints

That is it for today!  I have a few new Fall fabric lines, and 2 throws and a table runner for Autumn/Halloween being quilted by Nikki right now.  I will post photos when they are finished.  I have also been working on several wool projects and will post pictures of those as they get finished.  Now I am headed to Birch Bay on this glorious sunny Sunday afternoon with my 4 granddaughters to see just how sandy and muddy we can get!


Sunday, May 21, 2023

new email

 My 28 year old email address has bit the dust.  Sorry if this has inconvenienced any of you.  My new email is:

Lot's of new goodies!

This is the newest line from Moda by Janet Clare.  It is called "Collage".  This pattern can be made either in the dark colorway or the light.  The fabric for each colorway is available in the shop.
I also have Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charms.It has a modern feel but works well with more traditional fabrics, as well.

This is my Shop Hop block for 2023.  I love the fabrics this year.  They are playful and light hearted.
This is a stitchery pattern I have made.  I don't have it printed up yet, hopefully it will be ready by the end of the month.  I think it describes SO MANY OF US!  I saw the phrase on Facebook and knew it needed to be made into a stitchery!  It will go into my sewing room, for sure!
Here are the newest wools from Marcus Fabrics.  They are available on the bolt...I also have prefelted fat quarters, fat eights and smaller pieces, approximately 6" by 7".
This is a flannel quilt I have recently finished.  The pattern is called "Crown and Anchor".  The kit, with flannel backing, is $179.95.  It is 60" x 75".  The pattern includes a table runner, 15" x 60" and a queen sized quilt, 75" x 90".  Thinking about making the table runner with the new "Collage" line by Janet Clare.  Nikki Crisp quilted this one for me.  Cost of quilting, $140.00.
 This pattern is from Buttermilk Basin.  
The pattern is $9.00.  I did it in wool and cotton.  There is also a pattern for just cotton fabrics.
This wall hanging is from Charisma Horton.  The kit is $46.95.  Nikki Crisp also quilted this one.  Cost of custom quilting, $60.00
My parents were wonderful singers and they often harmonized on this song on car trips.  It was sung at my father's funeral.  I hope to give it to my mother when I retire the sample.
This is a new Moda Line by Deb Strain.  I have made the "Family Garden " quilt and Nikki is quilting it.  Nikki is coming the end of this month so when I get the binding on it I will post a picture of it.

"Forest Chatter" is from Maywood Studio.  It is gorgeous.  They actually carved the patterns in wood and then stamped them to create this beautiful line of fabric.  I haven't played with these yet, but there is a free pattern on the Maywood website that I would love to make...if I can just find the time!

"Blissful" is from Wilmington Prints, and I have all the fabrics to make this free pattern.  The colors are STUNNING.

My husband is a beer connoisseur and likes to brew his own, starting with growing the hops and grinding the grains...he can't make Kraft Mac 'n Cheese, but he can make some amazing beer!  So I made this super easy and quick quilt for him and Megan Best quilted it with foaming beer mugs.  I used black Minkee on the back, sure to keep him cozy when winter comes!  The lap quilt is 41" x 52" when finished.  The kit costs $65.50 and the cost of quilting was $60.00.

 At this time, both Megan and Nikki are limiting themselves to computerized quilting only.  Nikki is dealing with some shoulder issues and can't do custom for now.  She will be in the area the last week of May, so if you have quilts that need to be quilted, bring them by the shop or call Nikki.  Her number is 360-319-2914.  She mails the finished quilts back free of charge.  Megan Best is also available for edge to edge quilting.  Her number is 360-305-1511.  Turn around times for both of them are pretty quick.  Tracey Fisher is doing my custom work.  She has a double wedding ring quilt of mine at the moment.  I don't have her phone number but you can contact her on Facebook...and see some of the amazing work she does!

Saturday, March 11, 2023


Even though the shop is packed to the ceiling there are times when fabric is simply irresistible!  And these new lines are THAT!
This gorgeous line with eye popping colors is "Blissful" from Wilmington Prints.

This is their free pattern, available at Folktales or on the Wilmington website.  All of the fabrics for this pattern are available at Folktales. As well as 5" and 10" squares and 2 1/2" strips.
And this new line is called "Forest Chatter"
Along with these bolts, there are also Charm packs, 10" squares 
and 2 1/2" strips.

My camera did not capture the richness of these fabrics.  They are truly beautiful.  The designers made this fabric line by making wood carvings.  AMAZING!  You really have to see it to appreciate the beauty of the prints and the depth of color.
They also have a free pattern for this line on their website.

Here is a new line from MODA by Deb Strain.  Also some great new patterns to go with the line.

All of the fabrics for "Family Garden" are available, as well as Jelly Rolls, Charm packs, Layer Cakes and Mini charms.

Folktales will be at the "RED BARN MARKET" this coming Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday.  If you attend the market, stop by and say hello to my husband and daughter, Sarah, who will be at my booth.  The shop will be open regular hours on Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5.  Hope you have a chance to stop in and say hello and check out some of the new fabrics, patterns and samples at FOLKTALES