Friday, September 19, 2014

Announcing More New Fabric Collections

Our next Bakers Dozen is ready to ship...

This month is Moose Tracks - rich caramel browns, chocolate, and cream...with a little purple. If you are new to our Bakers Dozen - this is 13 fat quarters for the price of 12!  
Our Moose Tracks Bundle was selected from the Buggy Barn Down to Earth and Harvest Home fabrics and the Kansas Troubles Quilters Pheasant Hill Fabrics.   This is a great collection for those Thanksgiving sewing projects!

Moda's Modern Building Blocks Quilt Kits.  Get the kit or just the pattern fan cards.
Just 5 kits left...get yours now before they are gone! And only 1 set of pattern cards are left.  

Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 from the Brambleberry Ridge Collection by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. Metallic Gold accents these beautiful corals and aqua.  

 Emma's Garden Fat Quarter Bundle of 10 by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller.  This popular bundle is already flying out the door.  

Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 from the modern Brigitte Collection by Contempo Fabrics of Benartex.  We love this lime and grey combination.

Safari Playground Fat Quarter Bundle of 6 by Kanvas for Benartex.  A great baby boy collection  with Hippos, Giraffes, Elephants, Monkeys, Turtles, Zebras, and Crocs.

 Rustique Fat Quarter Bundle of 13 by Crazy Old Ladies for Michael Miller

Up Parasol Entire Collection Fat Quarter Bundle by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit.  Yes, all 24 

Lexington Fat Quarter Bundle of 13 in gorgeous Blues, Tans, and Creams by Minick & Simpson for Moda.   Minick & Simpson always come up with wonderful traditional collections.

Snowbird Fat Quarter Bundle of 11 by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda.  This soft blue bundle is perfect for those winter or holiday quilts.  We love this blend of Batiks and Floral.  

   Pine Fresh Fat Quarter Bundle of 10 by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  Another beautiful Christmas collection by Sandy.

This Fat Quarter Bundle of Native Sun by Abi Hall is also flying out the door.   Wonderful fabrics for all of your sewing projects.  We have seen some really fun projects out of these prints on instagram.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Words to Live By Block 8


If you are just joining us, we are making Lisa Bongean's Words to Live By Quilt  - a block each month.  Lisa is the designer of Primitive Gatherings and has hand selected all of the wool and cottons for this BOM kit.  It is not too late to join.  We still have a few kits just waiting for you!  We have tagged all of our blocks - yours may look better by the way - under the Block of the Month tab.

This month we get to add more gold.  As you know, I love the textures in the wool.  The difference in the green leaves is so pretty.  And as you can see, I made an error.  NOTE - Cut 3 more flowers.  I was thrilled to have extra red wool for another project and then thought, "hmmmm maybe I should make sure I cut enough leaves".  It was the flowers I was short on. Cut 8 of #5 flowers (not 5).   

Also save some of the tan background fabric for one of the corner blocks.  If you are making triangles as you go, save at least a 9" square for one corner block background.

You can click on the pictures to see a larger version or see some of the prints up close.  You will love these soft textured wools.  

And I have been trying to keep up on my embroidery.  I am almost finished with the Loyalty Block.  One more flower and then the centers. I love it!  Sorry if you get a little glare - phone shot.
How are you liking the Valdini Threads?  The red keeps knotting and breaking :(.  I have found that it helps to cut shorter lengths than I usually do with the dark red.  Also, any helps on the thin stems?  I try to make the stitches even and match them up the best I can.  I love the simplicity of this block.

Send me pictures of your blocks.  I know we have sold several kits and I want to see your blocks.  Please remember this is my first wool project.  If you can offer some advise or helps - please do so!

Happy Sewing!
Sandra and Kristin