Friday, June 7, 2024



New fabrics from Quilt Doodle Designs!
Can you believe that it is time to start stitching our winter projects?
This should get us inspired!
The pre printed panel is $8.50
The companion fabrics are $12.00 per yard

This quilt is a new favorite.  It is called "Mountain Lodge" by Charisma Horton.  The pattern is $12.00.  The finished quilt measures 54" x 72".  The kit with flannel backing is $125.00  I am definitely keeping this one!
This is a finished quilt from Quilt Doodle Designs.  It includes the pre printed panel, which you can choose to embroider if you want to.   The finished size is 56"x 68".   
The kits include flannel backing and are $138.50

And this is my 2024 Shop Hop block.  The fabrics this year are all about the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest! 
 My kit, which includes the buttons, is $5.00
Shop Hop beguns June 17th and runs through June 30th.  I sure hope you get a chance to stop by.  I have 3 new fabric lines arriving any day!  I just don't know where I am going to put them!

Friday, May 10, 2024



A few new items to get you inspired!
This sweet farm quilt is so much fun to put together!
The fabric "Happy Day Farm"  is designed by Dan Dipaollo for Clothworks and the pattern is from Ladeebug Designs
The kit with coordinating backing is $115.00
If you prefer to choose your own backing, the kit is $85.00  
I quilted this one myself.
I am almost finished with a coordinating table runner, I just have to get the binding on and finish making the kits.
This $13.00 pre-printed panel from Bareroots is almost done!  Just have to finish up the hand quilting, trim it up and put the binding on!  The fabric kit with backing is $54.95.  
The DMC flosses are not included.
This week the UPS man really was like Santa Claus, bringing me an entire line of new Christmas fabrics! And these great patterns to go with the fabric line!

 I also got another quilt from Nikki Crisp that she quilted for me.  It is called "Climbing Vine"  As soon as I get the binding 
on that one I will post a picture.
She has 4 more quilts of mine that she is hoping to get done for me before Shop Hop.  Yes, it is almost here!  It starts on June 19th this year.  The brochures and passports are here anytime you have a chance to come by and pick one up.
I am also making progress on some of those slow stitching projects that I love.  The one I have been working on this past year is from "Hatched and Patched".  It is called "Around Town" and includes lots of hexies and 16 small embroidery blocks.  I was stuck on what fabric to put around the embroideries but I found some from Diamond Textiles and it came today and is absolutely perfect!
I don't know if I will EVER get tired of new projects and new fabrics.  The shop will be 29 years old in June and I think I get just as excited now as I did back then!  
Next year we are going to have quite the celebration!
So a great big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported my shop over the years, making it possible for me to keep doing what I love and sharing the adventure with all of you!
My husband and I are heading to Europe on Monday to see our precious grandson, (and his parents C; ).  There are lovely ladies that are willing to run the shop while I go play.
Hope to see you when I get back...and maybe I will make some progress on some of my stitcheries while I am on the planes, trains and automobiles.  Or maybe I will just read a good book and play with William C:

Thursday, April 4, 2024



I am having WAY TOO MUCH FUN with Bareroots pre-printed panel!

As soon as they arrived on a grey drizzly day I just knew my soul needed to play with all the happy colors!

I can't decide what to do with them when I am finished with the stitching...the wallhanging?  Pillows?
These are two new samples from Art to Heart.  The books come with the main wall hanging and so many other projects!  Bev Moore pieced and quilted these samples.  Thanks, Bev, for letting me display them!  And GREAT JOB!
There is a booklet for each month filled with goodies!  And the price of each booklet is only $12.00
This is another new sample, quilted by Nikki Crisp.  I love the retro cowboys!  Just  a little sorry there are no cowgirls on the panel!  The cost of the kit, with coordinating backing, is $118.75

 Hope the weather warms up for all of us!  We have had some glorious days...and then the clouds return.  But the daffodils and primroses are blooming, and soon the tulips will be popping!  Enjoy all the sunshine that you can, and if you are looking for a project to work on in the meantime...Folktales is bursting at the seams with all kinds of fun new things!

Saturday, February 24, 2024

New Projects and Panels

This fun quilt is all about the great outdoors!  It has flannel backing and the kit costs $70.00

This pattern is so versatile and easy!  The pattern includes the duck block, the owl block and the dog block!  The pattern is $10.00.  The kits all have flannel backing.  The duck kit is $64.50
The Owl kit is $70.00
And the dog kit is $70.00
This is a new panel from Baeroots.  It includes embroidery instructions right on the panel!  It is my next embroidery project!  SOOO fresh and makes me feel like Spring is on it's way!
And here are 2 more fun panels for Spring!

I made two of these, one for each of my granddaughter's beds.  I love it!  Hopefully they will, too!  The kit for this one is $140.00.  I didn't add the backing this time, but I do have some bright flannl widebacks for you to choose from!


Monday, February 5, 2024


Fresh new Spring colors and fabrics to celebrate the return of sunshine!!!  The Easter panel and Enjoy the Ride panel are $9.00 each

And all of the coordinating fabrics are $13.50 per yard

But while you are waiting for the sun to shine and the daffodils to bloom, we have fun new spring projects for you to make NOW!!!  I have several quilts out for machine quilting at the moment...unicorns, dogs, owls, ducklings, retro cowboys, camping themed...
and as soon as I get them and have the binding on I will post pictures 
and info on patterns and kits.  So keep checking 
this blog to see all of the fun new projects!  Better yet, stop by the shop to see it all! Nothing like touching and seeing the beautiful new fabrics in person!

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

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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!