Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fat Quarter Shop

Long a favorite of mine, Fat Quarter Shop now offers my patterns in their Downloadable PDF Patterns section HERE.

Seriously, how convenient.

So many to pick from - I may never see the light from under the pile of fabric again!

Good thing though, I'm a huge fan of SPF infinity for a reason.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Quilt Patterns

I have a LONG list of promised or intended quilt patterns to create.

But at least I've got two new ones now available in the shop.

Happy quilting!!

Monday, June 20, 2011


So now for what happened on Thursday...

I went into my very tiny (but very awesome) LQS to buy a binding for the little applique runner I just posted and there was an older man in the back talking to the owner.

Turns out he's "Jim the Moda Rep."

He was really friendly and as I was talking to him I saw fabric sample packs in a suitcase by him and asked if it was Ruby.

It was.

Then I said, "I'll bet you have some Terrain in there..."

He said he did and asked how I knew about the coming lines.

I told him I was an addict.

He smiled and said,"Just wait right here. I'm going to get something for you."

He came back with THIS!

Made my day.
And that's hard to do when you had oral surgery the day before and you are dragging two small kiddos to the quilt shop.

I LOVE orange.

And Kate Spain makes it even more beautiful with the other perfect shades - especially this particularly cool blue and purple mix that I can't even find a name for... maybe I need to work on my color vocabulary.

All yummy.

Moda's Deb Strain's Nature's Gift Runner

...like the "mother's sister's friend's baby thing.

haha, yes, I just made myself laugh.

I'm just that dorky.

Little Christmas wreaths applique and patchwork table topper.

I really liked the "formal" look of it but the hubs said he thought it was just "okay."

Since when does he get a "real" opinion????

Good thing it doesn't bother me. lol.

This gorgeous fabric line is Nature's Gift by Deb Strain for Moda.

Anyway, it's in the shop as well.

Along the Path in Central Park

I made this last week but literally ran out the door to Dallas for the weekend on Friday before I got this posted.

I'm just glad to have made it home with all the wildfires and highway closures.

Let's just say the return trip was nuts.

Another in Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda.

I love the purple tones she chooses - just wait til I tell you what happened last week...

In the shop.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sugar Pop! Twin Quilt

I got another custom order for a twin quilt in Sugar Pop! to match the baby quilt.

Someone's going to have a cute room!

Turns out a coin quilt is not the easiest pattern on this scale.

Good to know... 600+ pieces later. Haha!

I love that backing fabric. Another finish - 67" x 87" - whew!

My tiny quilting muscles were barely adequate for maneuvering this quilt about... need to work out.

Yeah, well see. :o)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Some little stuff

I've been entertaining myself with lots of little projects lately in addition to the larger stuff I'm working on.

The Heather Bailey pattern for pincushion/stuffed animals starting with the elephants:

Some old scraps elephants for a two year old birthday partygift.

Michael Miller Elephants for my little who.

I've got some more of these in the works.

I really really was terrible at making softies the first few times I tried.

So I quit trying.

Who knew that a pattern could help so much.


I rarely sew with patterns, but I learned my lesson on these...

Nostalgia hot pads.

Nostalgia Coasters.

Bar Harbor Coasters.

In the shop (except for the elephants).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hexagons by Machine

I've been wanting to try sewing some large hexagons by machine for a while now.
I came across this fabric (Beach House by Blackbird Designs for Moda) in my stash and thought it would be a good use for what's left of it.
I would definitely recommend this method.
I was actually amused during the piecing.
You can try out the method I used by watching the video here.
It's 16" x 27" and in the shop.

Birdies Skirt

This post is for Grandma.

She called me all excited one day about some awesome new Studio E Essentials fabric that was for sale at my LQS and asked how many yards I needed to sew a skirt for my little who.

Nevermind the fact that she can sew... :o)

And I finally got pictures of her wearing it.

I convinced her by telling her she didn't HAVE to smile.

LOVE those ruffled shorts underneath!
No panty exposure!
I'll get a picture of the other skirt asap... "p" being the operative part of that.