Saturday, February 2, 2019

new fabrics!!!

 A lovely variety of new cottons!
Looks like summer to me!
 and Primitive Gatherings' "Stars and Stripes" classic beauties.
 and a breath of fresh spring air from 'Chez Moi's" new COCO line.



 And did I mention that new wools have arrived???   Just a few!  😁

Fat quarters, 10" squares, 5" squares, 8" pieces...in every color imaginable!  Oh, the projects we will make!























 Just gets the creative juices flowing, doesn't it?  There are abundant patterns to go along with these beautiful wools if you need some more inspiration!  Next post will have a finished wool quilt once Nikki Crisp does her quilting magic!  So many fun things to keep us busy while the weather keeps us indoors.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Happy New Year! This post is long overdue...


 Sorry I did not get this picture up sooner.  This is the finished sample of the free pattern from Crabapple Hill and Folktales that I gave out during my Christmas Open House.  If you have the embroidery finished now you can see how I added the borders and binding.
 This is a new adaptation of an older Kansas Troubles quilt pattern.  I made it with Minnick and Simpson's "Farm House Reds" fabric line.  I do have a few kits ready.  
Hard to believe it is time to think about Valentine's Day!
 Makes a sweet table topper!  I have always thought about adding a few more rows to make a crib quilt.  Maybe someday...
And if you are ready for spring with this delightful weather we are having here is a new sample of Plumcute Design's "Put a Little Spring in your Step".  The pattern is $10.00 and stitches up in a jiff!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Some winter fun!


This beautiful quilt is from Patti Carey called "Cameo Stars".
The kit includes coordinating backing and is $79.95

Birdbrain Designs new line of fabric is "Roly Poly Snowmen" in shades of blue. 
 I used it to make their pattern, "A Yard of Snowmen".

               This is a sweet new counted cross stitch ornament pattern from "The Bee Co."
                   The pattern includes the wooden buttons and round frame and is $10.95
 Bits and Pieces by Joan designed this fabulous nativity scene.  It is wool on a cotton background. I embellished my sample with beads for the stars and on the wisemen's gifts, and tiny tassels on the camel's bridle.  The pattern is $8.00.  The kit includes all the wool, cotton front and back and binding but it does not include the embellishments or threads.  The kit is $54.95.


I also finished the four stockings in All Through the Night's "A Change of Seasons" book.  I have made several seasonal projects with this book and still hope to make more.  The book is $27.99.






This is a small wool project from Bit's and Pieces by Joan, "A Gift from Bethlehem".  It finishes at       4 1/2" x 11 1/2".  The pattern is $5.00.  The pattern and fabric kit is $12.95.

Bareroots has a new pattern, "Little Christmas Pillows".  It has several fun pillows to make - so far I have gotten two of them made...         

                                                                pretty sweet pillows!

           A pair of placemats from Coach House Designs.  The pattern  "Tree Time"  is $6.50.
                                        The kit for four placemats with the pattern is$42.50

 This delightful snowman pillow is from Kathy Schmidt's book, "Stitches from the Yuletide".  The price of the book is $25.99.  Thank you so much, Mimi Fowler, for sharing your lovely sample in the shop!
All Through the Night has a great line of preprinted fabric patterns that are ready for wool, embroidery, bead or buttons to finish them.  This is "January"...yes, there is one for every month
and a whole lot more!  These are both 8' x 10' when finished and the cost of the pattern with the preprinted fabric included is $12.00 each.


                                        I made "The Stockings Were Hung" into a pillow.




                                         FOLKTALES' CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
                                                Friday, December 7th, 10 am to 8 pm and
                                                  Saturday, December 8th 10 am to 5 pm.

                                   We have an unlimited supply of ideas, fabric, patterns, gifts                                                                                  and projects for your home and for gift giving.

                        Bring a friend and enjoy some hot cider and homemade treats as you shop!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

fall fun

Hometown Harvest...one of my faves from Quilt Market and it is done!  I chose to do the animals, star and heart appliques in wool.  Nikki Crisp did an awesome job quilting it!  The pattern is $18.00.  Still working on the kits, so I am not sure what the kit price will be, but the backing is a beautiful fall leaf flannel print from Moda.

 Made a little elephant mobile with a pattern from Indygo Junction.  Also made a darling elephant quilt out of the same fabrics.  I will post a pic of that next time!  This pattern includes several other animals and is $12.00.
 One of Crabapple Hill's new patterns.  Seemed fitting!  
The pattern is $10.00.
 Sew Cherished "Trick or Treat" patternis $10.00.  
$39.95 for the kit.  The Tray is $45.95.

"Scarecrow" from Sew  Many Prims pattern is $9.00
Those are little black crows on his hat!
 This beautiful sample of Heart to Hands "F A L L" pattern was made by my talented friend, Mimi Fowler.  Awesome job, Mimi!  The pattern is $8.50.  The perfect branch to hang it on - priceless!
 The "Welcome" pattern from Granny's Legacy is $10.00.  
The Cotton and wool kit including the pattern is $22.95.
 Red Button Company has a delightful pattern that includes a Summer and a Fall wallhanging.  I finished the Fall wallhanging.  The pattern, Season's Two, is $12.00.  The pattern includes the tiny buttons for the bittersweet, and red buttons for the Spring Hollyhocks!  The kit for the Fall wallhanging is $24.95.             The flowers, leaves and pumpkins are wool applique.
 Cottonwood Creations new Kitty pattern is $6.00.
 Another pattern from Sew Many Prims.  I made him last year but                         this year he has a sled instead of a tree!                          The Woodland Snowman pattern is $9.00.
 "Batty" from Cottonwood Creations.  Pattern - $6.00
 Another Red Button Co. pattern, "Snowman Love".  Heather Mussard shared this beautiful sample to let me hang in the shop.  Great job, Heather!  Thank you so much!.. 
The pattern is $12.00 and the kit is $27.95
 The "Penguin Party" pattern is $12.00.  It includes the pillow pattern as well as a quilt pattern in 2 sizes.
 This penguin is made from a panel. The cost of the panel is $7.50.
 This is another sample made by Mimi.  It is a Buttermilk Basin pattern called "Woodland Holidays".  It measures 10" X 40".  
She made the frame, too!  AWESOME!  The pattern is $9.00.
 A new batch of Sew Many Prim's "Snowy Prim Stockings". 
 The pattern is $9.00.
Other news... Lynden Antique and Craft Show is coming up!  October 18, 19 and 20. I have 2 free passes for the first person who contacts me after reading my blog.  Email me at:  folktales@netzero.net or phone me 360-354-0855.
Happy Fall!  Hope you enjoy these beautiful sunny days while they last!  And when the rains come down and the evenings grow long there all ALL KINDS of projects at Folktales to keep you busy and inspired!