Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Giddy Up Little Cowboy Quilt featured in Oct/Nov Issue of Quilt Magazine and Hexie Quilts

Giddy Up little cowboy quilt pattern is in the next issue of Quilt Magazine.  This pattern features the new Cuddle fabrics from Shannon Fabrics (we are always raving about their Cuddle Minky). These new fabrics have precise detail images printed on soft cuddly fabric.  We designed this quilt with these fabrics in mind, combining regular basic cotton and Cuddle.  The effect is so fun.  The stars pop off the quilt.  Leisha did a wonderful job echoing around the stars and quilting modern details in the borders.   Thanks again Leisha!

To purchase your kit CLICK HERE

Quilt Magazine has a wonderful website with lots of free patterns.  CLICK HERE to find their wonderful site.   I would recommend subscribing to the magazine.  For now you can purchase the Oct/Nov Quilt Magazine at your local magazine shop.  As soon as I receive some, I will make them available on our site.  They will be available at most grocery stores or magazine shops..  Pattern and Instructions will be included in the magazine.
They really do a wonderful job at Quilt Magazine with step-by-step instructions and colored illustrations. Thank you Linda Smoker for editing the pattern and adding the illustrations.  Your awesome!  Thank you Debra Finan for publishing this pattern.  Also, much thanks to Demetria Hayward of Shannon Fabrics who gave us the opportunity to play with these Cuddle fabrics.  

You really need to see the wonderful pictures of this quilt in the magazine.  You will love the cute little cowboy pictures.

We choose the fun tan Horseshoe print for the back.  As you can see Leisha's quilting is awesome on the back of the quilt too.  She left the blue sashing without any quilting but quilted a close design in the tan border - the wonderful effect is that the blue sashing pops off the quilt.  The raised soft stars and sashing against the cotton is so fun.    How fun to combine traditional quilting with the new soft Cuddle fabrics!

HEXIE QUILT - free pattern and tutorial

Hexie Quilts have become really popular in the last few months.

Are you following Polly over at Pieces by Polly?  (formally HelpingLittleHands).   She is providing a wonderful tutorial on Hexie quilts using your ruler and strips of fabric.  She also has a template to use with your stash. She is already on Lesson 4 but you can back track and see all of the lessons!
Here is a link to lesson 4 CLICK HERE   She has links to LESSON 1 at the bottom of Lesson 4. 
 These lessons will only be available for free for the next couple of weeks.  You can still join.

We have some wonderful new bundles that would be perfect for those Hexie Quilts.
 Here Fishy Fishy Fat Quarter Bundle by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures would be so fun!
 Fashion Plate Fat Quarter Bundle by Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup for Henry Glass.  If you want to include the cute dress print, just cut each strip separately so that you can make sure the design is in the same direction.
 Simply Style Half Yard Bundle of 17 in Teal, Green and Blue by V & Co for Moda

Wouldn't this Hexie print from Simply Style would make a great backing to your Hexie Quilt!

I meant to blog about this earlier, but I have been on vacation.  I am a little behind, but I am beginning my Hexie Quilt today.  Pictures are coming!  I will be using the template and a Layer Cake from my stash.   Remember Polly has a template you can download if you want to use your stash! These are wonderful lessons - with pictures and details!

We also sell the Hexie Half 10" and 5" Templates by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet made by Riley Blake Designs.  Theses were specifically designed to fit your charm packs and layer cakes.   CLICK HERE to get your templates.  

We also have several Moda Honeycomb Hexagon precuts.  

The edges are all seared to prevent fraying.  There are several patterns available with these honeycombs.  You can also cut them in half crosswise and use Polly's method for piecing.  

Remember the new Juggle pattern by Camille Roskelly of Thimble Blossoms.  CLICK HERE to find these quilt kits or patterns.

So many choices!  It's all good.

Happy sewing!


  1. I love the fishy fabric! Going over to your store to check it out now. I used your 'Black White Currant' by Henry Glass bundle for my Hexies with Polly. It's looking pretty good if I do say so myself.

  2. I am sure your quilt is beautiful. Those fabrics are gorgeous. Please send us pictures when you are finished!

  3. A BIG SHOUT OUT!!!!! Way to go Kristin!!!!! This cute quilt she designed for Shannon Fabrics is hot off the press!! I hope you can find the "QUILT" magazine in your local stores. It's hard to find here but we are chompin' at the bit to get our hands on one.... This quilt is a cute boy cuddly quilt. We've already sold some kits. Get yours soon!! Way to go Leisha on the quilting!! Gorgeous as always!!