Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fun new Fall and Winter projects...

Moda designer "Chez Moi" has 2 fun new linen blend panels.  I had great fun making pillows and using black Minkee on the back of the pillows (The Minkee is only $8.95 a yard!).  I also put some of the panel pieces into frames and a hoop.  EASY PEASY!

This is what each panel looks like:

This is a hand embroidered wall hanging called "Live Oaks" by Kathy Schmitz.  The pattern is $10.00 and the kit including the backing fabric is $37.99. 
 The wall hanging is 20" x 28"

This fun wall hanging is from Studio e.  It is called "Harvest Moon".  The panel is $12.00.  The complete kit for the 52" x 47" wall hanging is $79.95. 

Another fun new Halloween quilt, "BOO"!  This one is made with two jelly rolls.  It would look great in other color choices without the word "BOO" appliqued on.  The finished quilt is 78" x 85".  The kit with cotton backing is $169.95.  With flannel backing (Black with White polka dots) the kit is$184.95.  I backed mine with flannel.  I think it will make a lovely snuggle quilt.
Megan Best quilted it with this 
wonderful all-over spider pattern!
I made a table runner with the left overs.
This is another jelly roll quilt made with Holly Taylor panels (2) and one jelly roll from her Country Charm fabric line.  Doug Leko is the pattern designer.  I LOVE the rich warm colors.  The kit is $168.50
 and the quilt finishes at 69" x 87".
Here is my finished winter gnome bench pillow.  I LOVE THIS ONE!  I have kits available for $44.95.  The pattern if purchased separately is $15.00.  Below I have several close ups so you can see the details and color placement if you choose to buy a kit.

And these are some new Halloween Gnomes that I just finished putting together.  The pattern is the same one I made Christmas Gnomes with last year, but I switched out the colors and added a brim to make the stocking cap a witch hat!  The pattern is $14.00 and I will all the pattern for the hat brim.  The finished gnomes are $13.95 - $19.95, depending on the size you want.

I have been listening to Harry Potter while sewing and I think that may have influenced the outcome!

Here are the close up shots of the 
Gnome Bench Pillow...

That is it for tonight...time to get some sleep!  There are so many more projects to work on...tomorrow!


Saturday, September 5, 2020

My theme for 2020...KEEP CALM AND STITCH ON!!!

This is a beautiful new Christmas Line from CLOTHWORKS
This is the panel.  So lovely!
And here are some of the fun new fabrics from 3 Wishes...only $8.50 per yard.  SO CUTE!

Not a lot of new projects to entice you with but they are on their way!  Nikki has 2 of my quilts at her long arm shop and two in the wings.  I also have some smaller projects to share as soon as they are all finished!  Lots to entice you as the days grow shorter and there is more time indoors to get creative!  Hope you are all staying healthy and happy.  The shop remains open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  Mailing to anywhere in the US and Canada.  Just got word that the Lynden Craft and Antique Show will not be happening in October. 😞  I plan to just keep on stitching away and praying that brighter days are ahead.

Monday, July 6, 2020


15 bolts available in cotton...

...and 10 bolts available in flannel

Designed by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass Fabrics.  Check their website for fun FREE projects!  Flat cottons are $11.00 per yard and the flannel prints are $12.00 per yard.
The shop is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and I will gladly mail orders to anywhere in the US and Canada!
If you are able to visit the shop please wear a mask and respect social distancing.  
Be safe out there!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Folktales is OPEN! Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 5. HIP HIP HOORAY!!!

Here are some fun new things I have been working on.  I started with the "Summer Swag" Quilt pattern and when I was finished with the quilt I used some of the leftover blocks 
to create the small projects.
Most of the fabrics are from Primitive Gathering's "Stars and Stripes Gathering" fabric line from Moda,
 but some are from other designers, as well.
This is the finished quilt.  The pattern is $10.00, the kit is $169.95.  I included enough backing for the quilt and all the smaller projects as well.
This is a new fabric line from Betsy Chutchian called "Nancy's Needle"  They are $12.00 a yard and are also available in pre cuts.
This is a new line of homespun flannels from Marcus, and an embroidery panel for the center of the quilt 
designed by Quilt Doodle Designs.
A new line of outdoor themed fabric from Clothworks.  I am hoping to get the quilt done from "One Sister" called 
"The Mountains are Calling".  The project list never gets shorter!
This is a sweet quilt I designed for a "Bunnies by the Bay" panel.  My precious 2 year old granddaughter has a lovey bunny called "Hop Hop" and she never leaves home without her lovey and a tutu on, so I am giving her this quilt when she moves to her big girl bed.  I am working on writing up the instructions so I can have kits available.

Here is a new Halloween line from April  Rosenthal 
for Moda called "Midnight Magic".
Midnight Magic pre cuts...
...and the project I hope to make with the jelly rolls.
Oops!  Got it sideways. sigh... 
I made a flannel rag quilt for my brother's 60th birthday.  They live in La Conner and their house is decorated with a beach theme.  I think this will work well.  The kit is $139.95.
Last, but not least, Kathy Schmitz has a new pattern and fabric line out called "Snowbound".  She stitched and appliqued these little snowmen onto black flannel for a wall hanging, but I decided to stitch them onto black wool and make ornaments.  It has been so much fun!  I have many more to finish.  It reminds me of paper dolls.  You can get 50+ from one charm pack of her fabric line.

The pattern is $10.00.

More fabric lines have arrived, Sheltering Tree by Birdbrain Designs, Studio e's Home for the Holidays and Harvest Moon, just to name a few.  I will try to keep you updated with pictures and project ideas.

For now, I am postponing my 25th Anniversary Celebration.  Maybe August?  I just want to keep a close eye on what is happening with Covid 19.  Always better safe than sorry.  My health, as well as yours, is very important!  So take good care, wash your hands, wear your mask and stitch on!