Monday, January 30, 2012


FROM THIS.......

TO THIS....  (pinned together)

TO THIS......

TA DAH!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK???



The triangles are all cut by machine then sewn together to make this beautiful quilt. It turned out GREAT!! Does this say "Valentines" or what? Leisha sewed this up and quilted it. She did a beautiful job as always! Isn't it soooo cute. We are going to have a class and kits available. We are also offering kits in this colorway. We have a few more pinks and creams coming to add to this bundle.


We will have a short class to show a few tricks we have learned about sewing all the triangles together. The class will be at 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm on Thursday at Sandra and Leisha's home in Providence. It will last 30 to 45 minutes.

The kit is $72.00 which includes:
1 Class
Fabric for the quilt top, including borders and a 2 1/2" binding.

Backing will be extra and offered later.
This quilte measures  61" X 70"

Leave a comment if you are interested in a kit :)
Kit without the class is $69.00

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More fun sewing ideas and more fabric bundles!

Let's share some fun ideas first......
Do you remember Simple Sadie Quilts?  It is where you showcase a main  fabric print in the center of your quilt, framing it with a pieced border.  Fun, quick, and easy to do....but also you can be very creative with your borders.  Like these quilts made by Leisha Farnsworth of FlutterbyBirdie on Etsy.

 What fun borders!  Don't you think?  In the traditional Sadie quilts the borders were usually several small strips sewn together.  We love how Liesha used the cute animals and kids in the borders.  Very creative.  Leisha made these with Moda's  Lil Rascals prints designed by Chloes Closet. (The main prints are only $6.99 per yard right now).


We love love love the this border.  We have included several pictures so that you can see how nice these prints are when they are quilted.  You can see more pictures in Leisha's Etsy Shop.  Click Here

Take a look at these.....

Darling clutches made by CuteFairyBear.  The first clutch is made from Black Aspirin Polka Dots by Windham Fabrics and the other two are made from Ann Kelle's Urban Zoologies prints.  How many items have we feature with these prints?  They are so popular and adorable!   You can find CuteFairyBear at this LINK.
AND speaking of Ann Kelle prints......check these brand new Remix Fat Quarter Bundles out! As you can see this Bermuda bundle looks great with the owls (above) and the Bermuda Birds (below).

As you know we have searched high and low to find fabrics to go with those Urban Zoologie Prints.  Now Ann Kelle and Robert Kaufman have teamed up to create these new bundles for you.  No More guess work.  You know they will be perfect coordinates!

 This Remix Garden Colorstory (above) coordinates perfectly with the Bright Butterflies and the Spring Birds.
And the Remix Royal Lime Colorstory coordinates perfectly with the Royal Blue & Green Owls and the ever so popular Royal Monkeys!
We loved this Celbration Colorstory of Aqua, Grey, Red, & Black.  These prints together would make a really fun quilt for those youngsters and teens in your life.   I think this fabric would be fun in Camille Roskelley's Wild Thing pattern.  It is my new favorite.  Only seams to match.....corners when sewing rows together.  I just made this with our Whimsy Fabric Collection designed by Heather Mulder Peterson.  Here is a sneak peek since it hasn't been quilted yet.

This pattern is super easy - made from 84   5" squares which is two charm packs.  The only thing that takes some time is trimming all of the sewn blocks down to 4 1/2" squares.  I can't wait to see it quilted.

We have several new fabric lines and charm packs in!  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


We have been so excited to receive these two fabric lines.  Who doesn't love reproduction fabrics!  We are so happy that we can offer these lines to you.  The first collection is a reproduction line named Little Pink Stars by designer Margo Krager for Newcastle Fabrics.  Margo Krager has spent several decades researching historic cottons fabrics used in quilts.  
  Sandra has organized them into beautiful bundles for you.  You can purchase them by color, fat quarters, or by the yard.  If you need a custom listing...just let us know!  This pink collection would make a beautiful quilt for valentines.
 Good navy prints are so difficult to find!  You will love these prints.
 This brown bundle also includes reproduction fabrics from Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman (top fabric) and the cream polka dot is a Basics by Buggy Barn.

Newcastle is offering a free pattern:  Little Pink Stars II     Click Here for Link

"The inspiration for Little Pink Stars II is a quilt made by Margo’s friend Bette Faries. Bette lived in the Tidewater area of  Virginia in the early 1970s. While shopping for Blue Flow china at local antique stores, Bette started to pick up quilt tops and blocks. Always fond of pink, she chose pieces that contained classic double pinks but were damaged or poorly sewn. Bette took everything apart, saving the good parts.
Bette's quilt, entirely hand pieced and hand quilted, contains 432 mostly pink star blocks with a sprinkle of other colors: lights, taupe/tan, warm browns and several Indigos. The background fabric is late 1970s broadcloth; all the stars are antique fabrics, 1840-end of the century.
Bette, an inspiration at 87 year of age, still has a small pile of 19th century double pinks and is recently completed small 9-patches for a full size quilt."  (Newcastle website)

The second line of fabrics that we just love is Put Your Heart In It by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass & Co.   These beautiful soft hues of pink and blue grey paisleys,stripes, and flowers are gorgeous fabrics.  Both of these reproduction fabrics will go beautifully with your stash of traditional or civil war prints.

I know what your thinking!  Which ones do you choose?  We promise you that you will love either of the fabric lines.  And please send us pictures of your projects with any of these fabrics.  We love to see what you are creating!

Valentines projects are coming sooon.....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Valentines Fabrics Have Arrived!

First here is a teaser...What will we be doing with these triangles?  Tune in later this week and find out!  You can see some of the Valentines fabrics mixed with a few of the Ruby Fabrics.  

We love red! Here is a sampling of the reds we have to offer -  The only problem....which red prints do you choose?  We have made it easy and put them all in fat quarter bundles!

Always & Forever by Deb Strain is all ready one of our best sellers!  As you can see in the two bundles below there are lots of hearts, swirls, and roses.  One of my favorite is the second one down - Romantic Red Love Words.  Don't you just love the swirls with hearts too?

 In this bundle, Sandra has combined some of the Always & Forever Reds with designer Liz Scott's Domestic Bliss Floral Kitchenette in Pink (3rd fabric down) and Floral Check Lattice Pink (bottom fabric).   
 We love the Pink Roses from the Always & Forever collection.  All of these fabrics coordinate very well together.  Convo us if you have any questions about combining any of the patterns.
 And we were able to put together another Red & White bundle with the new Half Moon Modern Reds - Dots, Leaves,Butterflies, Paisley, Geometric Ovals.
My favorite in this bundle is the Cherries print at bottom of the bundle.  It is from the Redwork Renaissance Collection by Chloes Closet for Moda. 
 Rouenneries Deux by French General for Moda Layer Cake is one of my new favorite fabric lines.  The yardage will be out in just a few weeks and yes, we have some of theses reds coming.  I think this layer cake or the charm pack (we have that in stock as well) would make the perfect Vintage Valentines Table Topper.
Hmmm now where do I begin....keep checking back.  Sandra, Leisha, and I are each working on a Valentine treat for you!