Hope to see you there!…
We added some “beady” eyes to the spider:
I was lucky enough to just receive a hot-off-the-press new book “Scraps Plus One!” by Joan Ford, founder of the ScrapTherapy program. The second book in the ScrapTherapy series offers another look and a new twist on cutting, storing, and using leftover quilting fabrics following the popular ScrapTherapy method. There are 20 fabulous, scrappy patterns included!
In my usual ambitious (#delusional) way, I decided to take on a scrappy project even though I should be getting ready for Quilt Market… However, I did decide to reign it in a bit and make the Confetti Pillow, shown above on the cover of the book.…
What’s better than a spool of yummy Aurifil Thread?
EIGHT spools of yummy Aurifil Thread!!
Take on the “Show Us Your Poppy Love” Challenge and Win!
Here’s how it works…
Make something from our current fabric line, Poppy Love, in one of three categories: Quilts, Clothing or Small Projects.
Enter Your Photo:
Post a photo of your project on our Facebook page or email to us at email@example.com.
Be sure to tell us which category you are entering!
Midnight (EST) on June 15, 2013
We, along with a few Swirlettes, will choose a winner in each category.…
Wow! We have such wonderful associates in the quilting world! As we prepared kits and samples for our sewing projects on the cruise, we thought about which products we regularly use and love. Check out the sweet strawberry pincushions we made (yep, we start with a half-circle of fabric….the Circle Savvy ruler is put to good use again).
We started with gorgeous batiks from Island Batik. Not only did they supply an assortment of fabrics for the pincushions, they also provided 10 batik door prizes for our end-of-cruise party.
Quilters Dream batting sent a sample of their Sweet Dreams cotton stuffing for each quilter, which was the perfect amount for the pincushion.…
Susan and I had the good fortune of being the featured teachers on the “Swimming in Circles” cruise this month, sponsored by Kelly Ann’s Quilting and organized by Michelle Jackson from Quilt Retreat at Sea. With 36 quilters and an assortment of spouses and friends, we left the port of Baltimore and headed to the Caribbean!
If the tide were any higher, I’m not sure our ship would have made it under this bridge:
While still in the Chesapeake, we passed the ruins of Fort Carroll – built before the Civil War, abandoned after WWI.…
Thursday, 1/24, was designated as “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop” day. Hmmmm….twist our arms! Along with some out-of-town guests, we were off and running. There are three shops nearby where we fed our stashes visited. Love how each shop has its own personality.
First Stop: Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Virginia. All shops have lovely fabric selections, but there is a decidedly art-quilt flavor at QA. There are doll-making classes, Artist Trading Card swaps, lots of wool and cross-stitch supplies too.
I love batiks, and there are lots to choose from, along with plenty of inspiration, kits and classes.…
YUMMY, LUXURIOUS, QUALITY, GORGEOUS, RICH, EXCLUSIVE… No, this is not another Bon Jovi reference! I’m talking about Cotton Couture Solids from Michael Miller Fabrics.
Last I checked there were at least 80 stunning, saturated colors to choose from and this fabric is the softest, most impressive cotton that I have ever stitched through.
We have used Cotton Couture in several of our quilts, including “Insider Trading“:
And “Cut Up” featured in the Winter 2012 edition of Generation Q Magazine:
Our quilt design, “Preppy” (featuring Cotton Couture), was chosen for Quilters Newsletter‘s Best Fat Quarter Quilts edition which is on newsstands now.…
Last October we debuted our new fabric line, Poppy Love, at Quilt Market.
In addition to the oodles of quilts that we made, we teamed up with Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs and she whipped up these adorable items:
This is The Playdate Bag, full of pockets and ready to go! We love how Bonnie used reverse colorways of our Garden Charm print. The pattern also includes instructions for a child’s backpack.
Bonnie featured the Seaside Stripe and Retro Rose prints in these adorable outfits. Use her Buttons & Buckles Overall pattern to make the boy or girl version.
Last, but not least, is the Everyday Camp Shirt, featuring Whimsy Windows.…
We want to wish you all a…
Our studio will be CLOSED from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1.
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HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS!
Susan & Christine…