Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quick Little Quilts!

Sometimes you just want to make a little project!  Here are a couple that are perfect for just that~  This is another one from the girls at Blue Underground Studios made with pink reproductions, which are incredibly popular right now. 
It's called Salt Water Taffy and takes just 10 fat quarters. 
The finished size is 35" x 40" 

If you like it and want to get started, here are a couple fabric lines that have great reproduction pinks.  Click here to see Hot For Chocolate by Blue Hill, it has tons of great darker pink. Click here to see Miniatures by Windham, it has tons of lighter pink.  Both links will also take you to the pattern. 
 Since it takes just 10 fat quarters, it's a great one to use up your stash!


If modern is more your style, this is Word Play by Michele D’Amore for Benartex!  This is a cool, sophisticated group inspired by graphic design and typography elements. The quilt below features the panel and a 4" border from the chocolate and cream colorway.  (You just need a 1/2 yard for the border) 
It is also available in black and white if brown isn't your thing~  The finished size is 40" square.
The fabric, in both colorways and tons of border options, is available here  

Below is a larger version with 2 borders, shown in both the chocolate and cream and black and white. 
Finished size is 48" x 54".  Kits for both colorways are available here

Hopefully you get to sew today, I think a little time to sew makes any day great!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boo To You!

Is everybody ready for Halloween?  We love Halloween and all of the cute fabric that comes with it :o)  Boo To You by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake is one of our favorites this year!  It was screaming for a good pattern~  We picked the Fresh Cut pattern by Saginaw St. Quilt Co.  It uses the Straight Out of Line ruler by Creative Grids.  You can make it without the ruler, but it is just so handy!  The green for the borders turned out really cute, there is just enough green in the center that it finishes it off nicely.  I had a blast making this quilt and it only took 2 partially devoted Saturdays.   It's very busy, but so fun!  The finished size is 62" x 78"

Here's a closer look so you can see the block.  It was a simple project to quilt, she just quilted 1/4" away from the seam lines and went straight down each row, then turned it and did the same.  It made an intersection where the quilting crossed over, so you don't have a lot of stopping and starting.  If you're new to quilting, you should try this one!  We always recommend you have a walking foot for any machine quilting.

Here's a close up of the back, it turned out great with the quilting and variegated thread on the black.  The backing is perfect, it's from the Westrade Collection and King Tut has the perfect variegated thread, it's called Old Giza.  You would think it was made just for this quilt~

Of course everything mentioned is available here for purchase, even if you don't like the fabric, you should try the pattern!  When you do, we'd love to see what you choose!


It will be an adorable decoration for Halloween!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Woodland Friends II

We just got in the cutest fabric from Clothworks and they sent us projects to hang, too!  Click here to download the free pattern that makes the super cute quilt shown below.  These little critters are just so happy, the quilt makes me smile!  Finished size is 32" x 40"

Here is a closer look so you can see the prints and quilting better~

Here are a couple of other really cute projects featuring the Woodland Friends 2 line that the wonderful people at Clothworks let us borrow.  These patterns and the fabric are available for purchase here.

This is from the Gracie pattern by Sandi Henderson.   "Gracie" is a pattern with endless options from casual to dressy, modern to funky!  The pattern includes 4 options (Jumper, Tiered Dress, Tiered Top and Tiered Skirt) in sizes 6-12 months through girls 8.  The project shown below is the Tiered Top.

This is the Be Green Market Bag by Cheryl Kuczek of Paradiso Desgins.  It is perfect for toting groceries from the farmer's market or the grocery, especially with the handy shoulder strap!  Finished Size approx:  10" long x 6" wide x 14" tall

Make something cute today!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Candy Cane Snowman

It's been forever since my last post!  Life got hectic, as it often does~  I'm back with a new one from Country Appliques and it is too cute!  Jan just brought this one in for us to hang in the store, everyone loves it! 

Brrrr...this jolly snowman will delight kids from one to ninety-two!  Finished size is 17-1/2"H x 31"W, the perfect size to hang and add cheer all winter long~

Here is a close up so you can see how cute and happy the snowmen are~

The pattern also includes instructions for the small quilt and pillow pictured above.  She uses the snowflake buttons for these, too.   The patterns and button kits are available here .  Things seem to be getting back to normal and I have lots of great stuff to blog, so I'll be back with more soon!