A bear spends the winter months snuggled deep inside his cozy den. He snores away the chilly days with not a care in the world. I must admit, I do the same, but instead of sleep, I quilt! This year, I’ll be working on a charming new Block of the Month by Edyta Sitar.
Sign up HERE for this Winter Village Block of the Month Quilt Kit, and we’ll send everything needed for the first block. After that, you’ll continue to receive everything you need for a new block each month until your quilt top is complete! (And don’t forget! That last package will be shipped with a coupon for 10% off machine quilting!)
Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year. Jack Frost has officially arrived with his chilly days and long, icy nights. But believe it or not, there are a few flowers that manage to thrive in the midst of such inhospitable weather!
English primrose brightens even the grayest winter day. Pansies add a splash of color against the pure white snow. But my favorite blooms of all are found on Jenny’s new Flower Glass quilt. These simple petals and hourglass blocks will keep you cozy all winter long!
Are you a morning person? Consider yourself lucky! While the rest of the neighborhood is snoozing away, you get to enjoy one of the greatest shows on earth: sunrise! It only lasts a moment, but those pretty shades of orange and gold are like a cheery “Good morning!” from the sun!
This weekend Jenny is greeting the sun with a gorgeous dresden quilt. “Here Comes the Sun” is quick, easy, and so much fun to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Pixel quilting is all the rage, but it’s really not a new technique. In 1931, the Kansas City Star published a mosaic elephant pattern as a tribute to a beloved elephant at the local zoo.
The next year, a companion quilt was released. This one featured a pixelated donkey named Giddap. Both are cute as can be, and so easy to put together!
Take a peek at a U.S. map, and you’ll notice that Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico are laid out like a giant four patch with perfectly nested seams and lovely 90-degree angles. The Four Corners Monument marks the spot where they all come together. It’s the only place in the country where you can stand in one spot and be in 4 states at once!
This week Jenny is working on a Four Corners quilt. Each block brings together 4 pretty corners with a cute little “monument” in the middle.