Thursday, October 28, 2010

Poinsettia Lane

Here is yet another beautiful quilt from the owner!  This is from the first Holiday Flourish Collection from Robert Kaufman.  The gold metallic makes it a very elegant Christmas quilt.  It would make a wonderful Christams gift and there is plenty of time to complete it by then (even though that date is sneaking up on us!)

The finished quilt size is 57-1⁄2" x 71-1⁄2", skill level is intermediate.  Below is a close up of the applique block, not so difficult!

We have kits available here if you like it.  Believe me, you'll be happy to have this quilt hanging on your wall for the holiday season~  I think I might smuggle this one out of the shop...........just kidding!

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

All Stars 2

 Well here I am blogging about Riley Blake again!?!  I can't help it, they have such great fabric!  One of their latest is called All Stars 2.  It is available in cotton and flannel and it is so cute!  There are always tons of cute lines for girls, here is one that will please both.  What is great about it is that all of the fabric looks awesome together, but this collection is full of great stand alone prints.  Dots, Circles, Stars, Stripes and Paisleys in 3 delicious colorways, with irresistible chocolate in each group!

Click here to download the free pattern shown below that features the All Star 2 fabrics.  It's called Around the Stars and I think it would be perfect for any Riley Blake fabric.  Sweet DivinityLove Birds, Nantucket Summer, Felicity, Summer Song or Rainy Days and Monday!  Take your pick!!  It is a good one to show off great prints.  You know how sometimes you just can't stand to cut a fabric up into tiny squares??  Your fabrics can keep all of their cuteness with the block size used here!

  Keep an eye out next week, we've got some really cute stuff we want to giveaway~ 
I hope you get to sew this weekend, I'm sure going to try!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Batik Quilts

Everyone loves batik quilts, here are a couple of patterns that feature batiks and are fun and easy to make!

This quilt is called Gemini, it's another from the girls at Blue Underground Studios.  We're borrowing it for the next few months, so if you stop in the shop you'll see it hanging up.  It's fat quarter and jelly roll friendly.  You need just 24 fat quarters or 2 jelly rolls.  We have tons of batiks here, here and here!   We have a few Strip-tease Buns from Island Batik here and tons of Jelly Rolls here.  The batiks show well in this pattern, but any jelly roll would be great!

This quilt is called Twilight, it was made using the Curves for Rectangles ruler by Creative Grids.  The owner made this one.  The pattern gives instructions for cutting with or without the ruler, but the ruler will give you a perfect cut every time.  One of the great things about this quilt is the border print.  We have quite a few of these available from Batik Textiles  The links above, next to the Gemini quilt, will take you to tons more batiks, as well.  If you have never worked with batiks, give it a try!  They really do make a beautiful quilt~ 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Let's Twist!

Looking for a great pattern for a Christmas quilt?  Try Let's Twist by Country School House.  It takes just one Layer Cake to make the pinwheels.  Think it looks complicated??  It's not!  This patterns uses the large Twister ruler.  No templates, no tracing, no slipping and no more frustration....Only Fun!   The quilt shown here uses the 12 Days of Christmas Layer Cake by Kate Spain for Moda.  We have over 50 Layer Cakes in stock, so there are plenty to choose from!  The pattern for the Layer Cake quilt comes with the tool, but there is also a book available called Let's Twist.  It has 12 different projects using the large and small Twister Rulers. 

Here's a tip from the maker, Zola, who has worked here for years and loves to sew~  The pattern only calls for 36 squares, but she used all 42 included in the Layer Cake and turned a square quilt into a rectangle!  Everything you need to make the quilt is available here.  If you would rather try a different layer cake, click here.  Either way, you're going to love it!

Woodlands Panel Project

Here is another quick project that turned out so cute!  It uses the panel from the Woodlands Collection by Erin Mcallister for Benartex.  The colors are so warm and inviting, it's a such a friendly quilt!  Even better, it was made using the free pattern from Benartex available here.  That makes it even easier to get started now!  The shop manager, Jenny, whipped up and quilted this project in a weekend.  The finished size is 32" x 50", so it makes a cute fall wallhanging that you'll love forever!