School-House{s}

School-House{s}

One of the highlights of School-House was Sarah Jane’s fabric debut.  {called Children at Play, from Michael Miller} It was definitly the ‘IT’ fabric of Market.  Everyone wants it and loves it.  It is whimsical and adorable and perfect for both boys and girls!  Everything you need for a great children’s line.

Sarah Jane and Sandy Henderson Present their School House! Both had fabulous lines!!

Gorgeous, right!? And this is just a small sample!

Sandy Henderson has a great new line coming out as well called Secret Garden.  Talk about eye candy.  The colors are just beautiful.

I wish that was my living room!! Hahah!

Next up was the Moda designer school house!  Talk about a good time!  Those Ladies know how to have fun!  Each designer made a block and a project to go with their new lines.  It was fun to see what they did (or didn’t do).

The room was packed with people!  Miss Lissa Alexander sure knows how to put together a show.  They were all such a delight to meet and mingle with.  It is just amazing to see so many creative minds work so well together.

How can I get a Market post in and NOT talk about Heather Bailey and Amy Butler?!!?  Not possible.

Heather Bailey has a lot of fun things going on in other industries as well.  Note cards, plates and napkins, tea towels, aprons etc etc.  It will be fun to see how the different industries meet.  Quite exciting, if you ask me.  And guess what!??!?!  She announced in her schoolhouse that she was pregnant!  Yup, Heather Bailey is PREGNANT!!! {she told us even before she told her staff!}  Talk about a scoop, huh!  Congrats Heather!  {btw, she is absolutely adorable and nearly half way through with her pregnancy and you couldn’t even tell she was preggo!}

Anyway, Amy Butler has some fun things happening too.  She is very excited about her new organics line and talked about that as well.  She has some pretty fun patterns coming out too!

Then there was SAMPLE SPREE!  Oh-my-craziness!  Talk about ravenous-hungry-fabric loving- crazy people!  For real!

Can’t wait to show you those pics!

~Sarah

A fairytale….

A fairytale….

Wasn’t the wedding amazing?  I know, I know….some people will think I am crazy for getting up so early to watch, but I just had to.

The bonus was she {the wedding, actually} kept me on the treadmill an extra 30 mins.  So you see, I was also improving my over all health as well.  *snicker

What is it with our obsession with ‘Royalty’ ?  For me it is just the idea of the fairytale.  It is so fun to see the lives they lead.  I am sure that they wish sometimes to just live normally, like we all wish to be them for the day.  Wouldn’t it be great to trade?  {just for a bit}

Anyway, if you haven’t heard yet Quilt Market is happening in less than 2 weeks!  HOLY FABRIC!  I am so looking forward to being there and meeting up with all of our ‘Fabric Celebrities’!  Yes, yes Market is like the Oscars of the fabric/sewing/quilting world!!  It is so fun to see and meet the newest designers.  To see the new stuff.

I’m not gonna lie, I totally get ‘star struck’ when I am there too!!  My first time at Quilt Market I had a list of people that I idolized and couldn’t wait to meet!  Sandi Henderson, Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Sandy Gervais, The girls from Sweetwater and Anna Maria Horner to name just a few.  They were all so, so sweet.

Funny though, now my list is bigger {as the quilting world grows} and am even more excited to go than I was the first time!!

I can’t even make a list now as it would be HUGE!

Who do you want to meet?  What would you say to them?  Is there anything about Market you are dying to know about????  I can try to get you the inside scoop, if you want.  Ask away, and I will try my darnedest to get answers!!

I hope you have a ‘fairy tale’ weekend!

~Sarah

ps. I can’t stop talking in an English accent.  I say, today we shall all speak in one. Please join me.  {see, I told you.}  I suppose now I will go clean my baaathroooom.

Hello March….an invitation to Spring.

Hello March….an invitation to Spring.

March just says to me, that Spring is so close.  I love Spring.  (really, I love all the seasons.  By the time they get here, i am usually ready for them.)  This weekend I received a SURPRISE package from Missouri star Quilt co!  It was really from my Sister Natalie….She knows about my infatuation with Heather Bailey, and had made this quilt for me!  OMGoodness.  To say that I was excited would be an understatement!  I almost cried I was so excited!  Isn’t it just gorgeous!? (made using Nicey Jane)  I haven’t decorated much since we moved, and this is just the motivation I needed.  I am now on the hunt for anything and everything to make my bedroom feel more like home!  (yay, new curtains and pillows)

So, I  bought myself some tulips this week in celebration of March {and a new quilt for my bed}  and couldn’t be happier!  They are just a perfect bright spot in my house.

My family has been struck by the sick-monster. {AGAIN}   What is it with us this year!?  My husband came home from work early and my daughter came home from school early yesterday, both with fevers and aches.  In the middle of the night our baby (Biebers # 1 fan) woke up with a fever too!  Poor babies.  I hate when my family is sick!  My motto is to out run the illness or it will take me over.  It’s working so far.  🙂

Another thing that is getting me out of the winter blahs is the Sunkissed line from Sweetwater! I LOVE it!  Mom put together this amazing table topper (or baby blanket) and I just had to have it!  Can you even stand it’s amazing-ness?  I just love how the colors and designs just scream SPRING!  {really, the screaming is pretty soft, which is why I think it appeals to a larger group of quilters!} It really looks fabulous on my table!  🙂

Isn’t this just darling!?!?

Mom is putting together a tutorial on this table topper really soon!  It is way easy and I think you’ll love it!

Well, I guess that is all for me today!  I hope that you are having a fabulous week and that you are able to get a little quilting done.  Do something you love, it will make you feel happy!  🙂

Sarah

Nicey Jane table runner….

Nicey Jane table runner….

You may have guessed it by now, that I LOVE Nicey Jane, by Heather Bailey.  I may only be, mildly obsessed with her.  I may even be willing to name a child after her.  (well, if I have any more, I will totally consider that!!)

Anyway, I was so excited about this line, and wanted to just use the pinks to make a table runner for Valentines Day!  (plus, because it is Nicey Jane and NOT all heartsy, I can use this thing clear in to Summer)  This table runner goes together in a jiffy.  It is easy and fast and I think, totally cute.

Sweet like candy, right?  I am beyond thrilled to have this little lady on my dining room table right now.  Seriously, it was the first things my girls noticed when they got home from school.

Enough of my yapping…..Here are the directions:

Supplies:
      • 6- 10X5 inch rectangles
      • 5- 1.5 inch strips for 1 st border and sashing strips
      • 3- 4inch strips for 2nd border
  1. Lay out your 6 rectangles in a pleasing manner.
  2. Take 2 of the 1.5″ strips and sub cut into 5- 10 inch pieces
  3. Sew a 1.5 X10 inch strip in between each of the 5X10 inch blocks.
  4. Then border the the long center strip sewing the sides first and finishing with the ends.
  5. Then use the 4 inch strip for the outer border ,sewing the sides and finishing with the ends.
You can get a kit here for this exact table runner for only $9.95 ($8.88 today only for the daily deal) and will include everything you need to make your top.
(backing and binding not included)  OR Today only you can grab it on The Quilter’s Daily Deal @ 8.88!
You can make them for your daughter in law, your sister in law, niece, aunt…..you name it I am pretty sure that anyone would LOVE to receive this as a gift!
Here is your first Valentines project from all of us at Missouri Star Quilt Co!  We have several more things planned for you, so stay tuned…..

We’ve got something new…..shhh…. Westminster Fabrics does Precuts!

My ~oh~ my,  am I excited about them!!  Seriously….we have some AWESOME things in the works using these gorgeous fabrics!

I am 100% certain you are gonna love it as much as I do.  (and that’s a LOT)  🙂

Oh and guess what?  We got some Nicey Jane (yup, Heather Bailey) fabric  in yesterday!!  We are working on getting them up online for you all to enjoy!  *squeal*   I may have teared up, when I opened the boxes….Seriously.  I love it!  We don’t have the precuts YET…..but we will!  (i am pretty sure we bought everything they had)  🙂

Just more to look forward to.  Lot’s more!  🙂

Happy Friday! DO something FUN!  (like, shop! or sew!)