Christmas already? Here is a fun pattern that is easy and great for gifts!

Christmas already? Here is a fun pattern that is easy and great for gifts!

Earlier this week on facebook we were talking about whether or not we had started our Christmas gifts.  I for one, have not started mine….I know the drill though.  I’ll procrastinate {cause I’m so busy *whine*whine} and by November I’ll freak out and go into crazy-lady-Christmas mode!  This year I declare will be different!  Right here, right now {you are all my witness} I will be better!  I’m going to start early and enjoy my way through the season!   {can’t believe I’m even talking about this now! It’s still July!  Sheesh!!!}   🙂

Starting with this little number from Sandy Gervais!  Seriously, isn’t this darling!?!?  The pattern is called ‘The tallest tree’ and only uses one charm pack!

I couldn’t wait to show this to you! It’s not even bound yet. I love it that much!!

I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this Christmas line from Sweetwater!  It’s called ‘Countdown to Christmas‘ and it is by far my favorite this year!  So, if you have Christmas gifts on the brain and want to get an early start this is a fun pattern {project} that you will enjoy!  Heck, you might make one and decide to make one for everyone on your list!  {they are that cute, you know!!}

Hope you have a great weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday!

Sarah

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

I’ve recieved several emails from Caroline and she has been a busy girl!  She has made some amazing quilts!  I am just blown away.  Today I am going to show you all the amazing work Miss Caroline has been doing!

First up is her ‘Strips and Stars’ quilt.   {She used this tutorial}  I just love the solid black background against the bright colors!

This next one she made for her Great Granddaughter (born June 10th) She used a Buttercup charm pack and this tutorial.

So sweet! Just perfect for a baby!

The next one is just a beautiful as the others!  She made the X’s and O’s Quilt that Mom taught in her online class with Sympoz, and used the fabric ‘Lovely” by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  I just LOVE the way it turned out.  One of the best lines this Spring for sure.  (in my opinion, of course. *wink*wink)

Last but certainly NOT least, she is working on a Dresden Plate quilt!  Like I said, Caroline has been a busy girl!

She used the Wild Flowers IV and it just looks stunning!

Caroline has certainly stolen the show {and tell} today!   Thanks for showing us your amazing handi-work Caroline.

I just love each of your sweet emails and appreciate you taking the time to send us your pictures!

FYI:  We had a Fed-X semi truck pull up to the Shop yesterday!  Oh my stars!  We have SO MUCH new stuff, we are busting with excitement!  So, just stay tuned!  We will be showing and talking and sharing with you all about it!

If you can’t wait one more minute for Hometown by Sweetwater, or Deb Strains new line ‘Meadow Friends, we have them in!  SO EXCITING!  {So much more.  And all the yardage too!}

Have the BEST Wednesday possible!  🙂

Talk to you soon!

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.

Half Square Triangles…

Half Square Triangles…

Today is just one of those days, where I just want to play with my fabric!  You know what I mean?  Somedays you have very specific ‘projects’ you are making and other days you just want to be free with the fabric to create what you want.

Aren’t the colors just dreamy? Lovely, really is the perfect name…

I just love half square triangles for that very reason.  Pretty much, the possibilities are endless and I just LOVE that. (most-days, hahahaha)  Either way, I am having fun today, with this line by the amazing {and absolutely adorable) Sandy Gervais!  It is called Lovely.  And isn’t it, though?  It is the perfect line for Spring and Summer.  I think so anyway.

This is just one charm pack, and makes a great size table runner.  (not sure on the exact size, since it isn’t sewn yet.)  Laid out this way you have a few extra blocks.  Thinking I may make them into a pillow or a placemat or some coasters…who knows.  {ooh, or maybe a hot pad}

It really is….just one of ‘those’ days.  🙂

Hope yours is happy.

Sarah

Mini Quilts!

Mini Quilts!

I have recently joined a few of the mini quilt swaps that are going on around the internet. It has been really fun to make mini quilts. Its totally new to me as I have always made larger quilts, or table runners. But, mini quilts are so small that you can really be creative and try out all kinds of new things. You can do things that seemed hard or too time consuming. I have experimented with embroidery, new blocks (Dresden plate!), free motion quilting, and using scraps in a creative way.  It is something I highly recommend! So, enjoy these pics of a few of my mini quilts!

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My first Mini Quilt. I adapted a pattern for a pillow from a magazine! Its made with Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks Fabric and measures 13 X 20. I did some free motion quilting on the squares then finished off the bottom of the quilt with an all over pattern called “just roses”. I love this one!

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This was my first attempt at a Dresden plate! Of course, I used the nifty Dresden plate ruler! It is made using a Tranquility Charm pack and some solid yardage from my stash. It is quilted in an allover pattern we have here at the shop called “flower”. It measures approx. 25 X 20

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This is my most recent mini quilt! It was made for Doll Quilt Swap 7. (Such a great swap group!) I used Riley Blake Fabric and after sewing a large four patch for my background, I appliqued the rings in a large circle using a blanket stitch. It is machine quilted using an allover pattern called “jills bubbles” It is adorable! It measures 24 X 25.

Making mini quilts is so  much fun…and you can try all kinds of quilting challenges out on a small scale! So, get brave and try something new! Then show us a pic in our forums!

Happy Quilting!