Monday, November 6, 2017

sneak peek at some new Christmas projects...

 First up is this fun wall hanging from The Wooden Bear that can also be made as a heating pad!  I have made up samples of both.  It is made with flannels and I appliqued the snowflakes and snowmen noses with wool.  The pattern is $8.00.  I have not made kits up yet but hope to get to that soon!

And this is Buttermilk Basin's bench pillow made from a checked homespun plaid and appliqued with wool.  
 The pattern is $9.00
 And for special effects, that is REAL SNOW on the Bench Pillows!  Well, the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful...The pillow below is a design from Shabby Fabrics.  It is wool appliqued onto Moda toweling.  It is embellished with glass beads.  This pattern is $9.50.
 This is another Buttermilk Basin pattern.  It is also wool applique on Moda toweling.  
The pattern is $9.00. 
 The kit, which includes the 
toweling, wool and the buttons and bells is $49.95.
I am having great fun working on new projects for the Christmas Open House, December 1 and 2.  I will try to keep the blog updated and hope you have a chance to stop by and enjoy the samples and see the other goodies arriving daily!  'Tis the Season!  Fa la la la la...

Saturday, September 30, 2017

fun new projects!

Finally got a chance to start piecing of the "Salem Witches"! I will be using the same fabrics for the border blocks.  I LOVE the way it is turning out!  The fabrics are "Halloweenie" from Bird Brain Designs
 and a few pieces from Crabapple Hill's new
 "Salem Witches" fabric line.

 I think the rick rack adds a special touch of whimsy.

 This is a new tote I made with 100% linen
with lots of pocket both inside and out!

This beautiful wall hanging is from Primrose Lane,   "A Christmas Parade".  The pattern is $9.00. The kit which include all the fabric, pattern, beads and floss is $35.00.
 "Sweet Treats" is a 54 1/2" x 54 1/2"wallhanging using all the "Halloweenie" fabrics.  The fabric kit, including the backing, is $87.50.

 Buttermilk Basin's new "FALL" wool table runner.  The pattern is $9.00.  I have not gotten the kits put together yet.  The centerpiece is made from Poorhouse Designs "Fold and Stitch" wreath pattern.

 And here is Baby J's crib quilt...

I used "Laundry Day" fabrics and a few fabrics from my stash.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

start your sewing machines!!!

The l-o-n-g awaited fabrics from Crabapple Hill have finally arrived!  These are the ones I am hoping to add to the Birdbrain Design fabrics to piece "The Salem Witches Quilt Guild" quilt.
 This is the panel. I think it would be fun to put it on the back side of the quilt!  I have the panel in both the black background and the natural background.The fat quarters are $3 each and the panel is $8.00

 This is the fabric pack I am using to finish the"Salem Witches" pattern-a combo of Crabapple Hill fabrics and Birdbrain design fabrics.

 This is not a great photo-too much sunshine! (and Wisteria) It is 
"The Cowboy Life" Quilt. 
Hope you get the general idea!  The pattern is $10.00 and the complete kit, including backing, is $179.95.
 And this is "Lilypad", a new fun pattern from Cottonwood Creations. 
 I thought they would be fun to display with the Witch Quilt. 
 The pattern is $6.00

 "Amish Kinner" is a pattern from Primrose Lane-brings back lots of memories of when we lived amongst the Mennonite communities
 in Ontario, Canada!  
The pattern is $9.00 and the complete kit, including backing, is $110.00.
 I have made some more Fold and  Stitch wreaths in fall colors.  These are so easy to make and always turn out stunning!  The pattern is $9.00

 Here is a sneak peak at one of the Crabapple Hill designs I am working on for the Christmas Holidays.  This is "Grandma's Christmas Kitchen".  So excited to start making Christmas memories with my own Grandchildren this year!  They might be a little too young to help frost the cookies, but I bet they will lick off the beaters from the mixer!  SO Blessed!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

we have a WINNER!!!!

 Here she is!  Bonnie Harp with her beautiful finished Row by Row quilt!
Well DONE!!!
Row #1-Tangled Threads, Lynden, WA.
Row #2-Folktales, Lynden, WA.
Row #3-Over the Rainbow, Camano Island, WA.
Row #4-Quiltque, Henderson, NV.
Row #5-Downtown Sewing, Henderson, NV.
Row #6-Christmas Goose, Las Vegas, NV.
Row #7-Sylvia's Quilting Quarters, Yerington, NV.
Row #8-Sew Little Time, Las Vegas, NV.

Monday, July 24, 2017


MODA'S Roses and Chocolate II by 3 Sisters 
has arrived!

 This talented young man, Grant Bruland, has finished his Big Wheels Row.  He has done 5 Rows and he has done an amazing job!  When he gets them put together I will post a picture of him with his finished quilt.  Well done, Grant!  Move over, Doug Leko, you have some competition!

 A new flannel lineby Jan Shade Beach,
 "Woodland Retreat".

 And "I still Love Snow" by Shelly Comiskey,
 also in flannel.
There are free projects for both of these lines at

All of these newest fabrics are $12.00 per yard

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!