Show and Tell!!

Show and Tell!!

I have had so many great emails lately from you quilters, showing off your quilts!  You all have been busy!

First up, is this adorable quilt made by Laurette using Little Apples fabric!!  Adorable!


Next up is this super cute one from Suzanne!  She followed a tutorial and made it her own!!  (love that!) Aren’t those little sail boats adorable???

Sail Boats are so much fun!

Next is a dress from one of our local customers, Susan.  She came into the shop on Saturday to show off this adorable dress she is making for her granddaughter!!  (you might have seen me post it on facebook)  Seriously, isn’t it just darling!?  She used HomeTown fabric, by Sweetwater and a flower from basic grey!  (the Pattern number is 6309, Wrights, NEWLOOK, Kids, Bin 103, The pattern includes, a no sleeves, short sleeves, and long, and also a pattern for a matching coat to go with the dress)  Susan did such a great job, lining the whole thing.  It’s just beautiful!  And we can all agree that dresses aren’t the easiest thing to make!  LOL, I will stick with quilts!  🙂

Perfect for an Easter dress!! Love it.

Robin sent me this super cute quilt she made out of  Fiona’s Fancy, by Lila Tueller.  Love it!  She used the double slice tutorial, and I think it turned out great!!  She said that when she makes baby quilts she likes to be sure it’s not too ‘baby-ish’ so it will grow along with them!  It is almost a twin size, so they will be able to use that quilt for a very long time!!  What a great idea!!

Perfect fabric for any age girl! Fiona’s Fancy is just darling!

Last, but certainly NOT least is this quilt, that Barbara made.  She said she made it in two days, using the ‘Stack and Whack‘ tutorial.  This one is a real stunner.  I love that it is only two fabrics and makes such a statement!

Pop-pop-pop! The colors are so fun together!!

Thank you all, so much for taking the time to email your photos of the quilts you made!  It sure means a lot to us.  We love to see what you are making and hear your stories of quilting success!!

Have a great day!!




A friendly reminder…

A friendly reminder…

Christmas is coming!  Only 85 more days till the BIG day!  Can you even imagine.  I am in shock, even as I write this.  This year has been a whirlwind!  (of lots of good things.  just crazier and busier than i ever imagined!)

Here is an adorable quilt  made using the Riley Blake Christmas line, Holly Jolly by My Minds Eye.  It’s a disappearing 9 patch with a 2 inch border!  (tutorial here)

I’m just in love with the touch of gray in this line!!

I’m not one to skip over Holidays!  I love to dress up for Halloween, and love-love-love Thanksgiving.  I’m just more aware this year that the season is going to fly on by.  I better get ready early!

Hope you have a great week!


A tutorial in progress! (and crossing things off my list)

A tutorial in progress! (and crossing things off my list)

We are always working on things and at any point we probably have a dozen things in various stages of completion.  We get overly excited to share things with you all and sometimes we can’t wait…. take this quilt for example.


It’s a terrible cellphone picture, but it shows a bit of what we did with it.  I can hardly wait to get the tutorial out for this one!  It is so fun and easy with a little twist on something you already know!!  🙂

The fabric is adorable, it’s a new line from Riley Blake called Alphabet Soup.  It comes in boy or girl colorways and I just love it!!  It is definitely a refreshing addition to the baby (especially specific gender) lines.  It seems like we are always lacking a good baby line. Not anymore.

Did you have a good weekend?  Finish any thing or get any sewing done?  The Quilt shop was insanely BUSY this weekend and we had a lot of out of town visitors!!  {which we LOVE}  Today we are just going to focus on catching up.  And boy do I have a lot of that to do.

The kids had a great first day of school and I am busy trying to get a schedule together and get back on track.  My youngest had his pre-school orientation this morning (which is why the blog is late)  I can’t believe he will start classes on Wednesday.  (only half day, thankfully cause I would be really, really lonely)

What a crazy fast summer that was, for us.  I am excited though, looking forward to Fall.  I have some fun house projects I need to work on, especially curtains.  I take my precious time trying to decide on what I want and I think I am close to having it all figured out!  Don’t worry, I plan on sharing my progress.

Have a wonderful day today!  I hope you can get back into the groove and get some things on your list crossed off!



Tutorial for a Pirate Quilt!  Ahoy-Matey’s

Tutorial for a Pirate Quilt! Ahoy-Matey’s

Arrgh! Mom’s done it again. Stole the pattern right out of me head!

So do you or someone you love have a thing for Pirates!!?!?  If so, you have probably been looking EVERYWHERE for some adorable Pirate fabric, only to come up short.  I know, because I have been searching everywhere!  Well, Ladies and Gentlemen…It is here!  Riley Blake has done it for us!  With help of course from the amazing designer, Emily Taylor! {her blog here, go and tell her we said hi}

I know that the picture I posted might scare you, but have no fear.  Our shop has not been taken over by mean pirates.  No money grubbers and thievery going on, It’s just crazy Jenny dressing up for the occasion!  (once a costumer always a costumer.  Or is it, once a fun Mom always a fun one?  I think both of those fit her)

Anyway here is the quilt {without any distraction}

Just darling, right!?

If you want-need-just have to make one yourself, here is how you do it!

You will need:

3/4 yards of Black fabric {we used Bella solid Black 9900-99}  for inner border and binding

1 yard of Map Fabric {main center panel}

1.5 yards of the Skull fabric

1 yard of the Blue Boat Fabric

1/2 yard of the Pirate word fabric

2-Charm packs


Take the one yard of the {map fabric} and cut it down to 25″X 36″

Out of the leftover fabric, fussy cut 4- 5 inch square pieces

Then, with the Black fabric cut 4- 2inch strips and border the main fabric.

Take one charm pack and cut it in half. {2.5 inch rectangles} Sew together on the long side, making coin strips. Attach the coin strips to the quilt, using the fussy cut blocks in the corners.

For the zig-zag border cut 12 squares {of each fabric. Skulls and words} 6.5 inches X 6.5 inches

Then cut 24- 6.5 inch squares out of the Blue Boat fabric.

TO make the half square triangles, pair the skull and black fabric with a blue boat fabric.   Sew all around each square {like we do the pinwheels} matching up the squares and cutting them both ways diagonally, to make half square triangles.

{pinwheel tutorial here}

Put them together, alternating to make the zig-zag design for the border.  {refer back to the picture if needed}

Now, you are almost done!!  For the last border {the outer border} cut 8- 4.5 inch strips of the Skull fabric and attach to quilt!

And you are DONE!  Easy- peasy!  All you need now is some backing fabric!  {4 yds}

Finished Size: 59 X 67

Buy it in a Kit here

Have a wonderful-happy-exciting day!

Here’s some cute shots of our display in the Shop!

Riley Blake…

Riley Blake…

Have you seen some of the new things coming from Riley Blake?  WOW.  They are such a great company to work with and have just taken off in the fabric-design industry.  We are so impressed with their level of quality {both in fabric and as people}

Such a fun group of people to work with.  We couldn’t just choose a few of the lines, so we bought them all.  I know, I know….I really should learn to control myself.  {but for the love of fabric,I just had to!}  We have all the pre-cuts and fat quarter bundles coming and I couldn’t be happier about it!!

They had a wonderful booth and I’m sure you’ve heard by now, that they won the coveted 1st Place  Ribbon!  What a deserving acknowledgment too!  {‘home field’ does have it’s advantages}

Anyway, here are some pics of the booth that mesmerized so many of us!

So hold on to your seats Quilters….we have some AWESOME exciting and new fabric coming!  {hopefully, even as soon as this week!}

I’ll keep you posted.

Have a great Monday.


Also, I can’t blog today without acknowledging our friends in Joplin, MO.  Our prayers are with them and their families affected by the tornadoes.  Stay safe wherever you are.  And thanks to you all for your sweet messages of concern.  We are all safe and sound.