Monday, August 27, 2012

Crazy Old Ladies Trunk Show!

We borrowed 3 great quilts from the Crazy Old Ladies pattern company.  They will be in the shop for just a little while longer.  I say that with a bit of sadness because I just love the Countdown quilts!  I guess maybe I should make one??
Creepy Countdown is counting down the days until Halloween, what a wonderful addition to your Halloween decor! 

Her pattern includes instructions for wallhanging, throw and twin.  I actually just realized that while doing this post.  What kid wouldn't want a countdown quilt?  These fabrics are from last year's Halloween collection from Moda, so you won't be able to make and exact replica, but we have plenty to choose from here!

Her machine applique' is gorgeous, some of the best I've ever seen.  I've never attempted it, but I can absolutely appreciate a job well done~
Counting on Christmas is the same, instructions for 3 sizes.  I like how some of the numbers are spelled out, it really adds interest. 
Once again, the exact fabric isn't available, but we have a huge Christmas selection here.

Seriously, this machine applique is perfect.  It makes me afraid to try it because I've been told, and I haven't denied, that I'm a perfectionist and I don't feel like I could achieve this kind of perfection ;o) 
It would be fun to do your own variation and do a birthday countdown. Obviously it might not work out for birthdays early in the month :o) You might have a giant 1 on the quilt. Ha, ha, I would love that!! In fact, we have some cute birthday fabric by Timeless Treasures, mix in some cute blenders and you're well on your way.

Last but certainly not least is Season's Greetings.  The finished size is 52" x 64".   I know this is repetitive, but you can choose your own Christmas fabric here.

The lettering is so cute! I love ornaments for o's~  We have really enjoyed this trunk show, hope you do, too!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Good Stuff!!!

I've been on a bit of a blog vacation since I got back from my actual vacation :o) 
I think I'm all caught up now, whew! 
Today I'm just going to show you some good stuff!

I love black and white fabric, but I also love, love color.  So...I picked out these cute dalmations, a few cute fabrics to go with it and permanent fabric markers (which you can find at any local craft store, just make sure they're permanant).  My daughter picked out a white background, but the colors do bleed a bit, so the black background is really perfect.  I colored a few of the dogs and I felt like such an artist!  It's corny, yes, but if you knew how little artistic ability I have, you would understand my joy :o)

I left some plain and threw in a two-tone puppy.  My husband said, "So what are you up to now?"  I told him I was going to color all of this fabric and make pillowcases, but I followed up with,  "Let's be honest, I'm going to color all of this fabric and start on something else."  Just keeping it real :o)  Maybe I'll finish it and I'll post a pic......

I am kind of stuck on chevrons, but I don't think I'm alone, so I guess it's okay.  Riley Blake just came out with 62 (yes, 62!) new chevrons to choose from.  There are 3 different sizes, all equally fantastic.  Here it is on the shelf with Free Spirit's Houndstooth looking yummy!

Are you in love, too?  Download your free pattern to make this super cute quilt, Chevron Lollies.

It's time for back to school, so some of you Mom's might be looking at a little extra sewing time, yea!
One more thing that is really good? 
 Seeing the little, little kids get on the bus on my way to work.  They are so sweet! 

Make it cute, make it colorful and have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is.....Michele!  Not sure yet where she's from, but I'll know soon :o)  Thanks for all of the comments, this was a popular giveaway!  Hope everyone has a fantastic Monday!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Riley Blake Trunk Show

We're borrowing some super cute quilts from Riley Blake for a few weeks!  They have such a clean, crisp look to them.  I love that about Riley Blake fabrics~  If you can stop in the store and take a look you should, but for those of you who can't, I snapped a few pics and the patterns are free downloads.  Who could ask for anything more?

Puppy Park was designed by Bella Blvd and has tons of great prints and coordinates.  I think the dot is really the standout!  The Bow Wow quilt measures 58" x 58" and
you can download the pattern here.

Alpine Wonderland was designed by Sheri McCulley and has a wonderful vintage Christmas feel.  The collection also has an advent calendar that would compliment the quilt nicely. 
The Wonderland quilt measures 62" x 69" and can be downloaded here.

Who else loves Halloween quilts?  I absolutely love having something different to hang for each season that I didn't buy in a store.  This is definitely a cool Halloween quilt!  Costume Clubhouse was designed by Sheri Berry and features kids in not so scary costumes and fun coordinates.  There is a panel that shows you how to easily make a fantastic Happy Halloween banner.  The Spooky Alley quilt measures 65" x 72" and the pattern can be downloaded here.

I'm kind of stuck on cutesy right now and have vowed to work on something more traditional soon.  I just told my mom today that someone else better help be in charge of quilts and trunk shows or my cute look is going to take over.  We have plenty of traditional fabric, too!  I guess we'll see what I can come up with :o)  You tell me, do we have more traditional fans? 
Let me know what your style is and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Apple of my Eye

This lovely fabric by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake has been out for a while, I'm just a little late on this post. 
However, I have decided it could never be too late for something this cute! 
The Apple Of My Eye Collection was one of my favorites from the beginning and we saw this quilt made up at market.  They used the red for the border, but we switched out to the pink.  This quilt just might be my all time fave~

The finished size is 54" x 59", perfect wall hanging size.  And the ruffled apples?  Oh my goodness!



and more Ruffles!  They remind me of the little ruffled bottoms you put on a little girl under a dress. 
Maybe that's why I love it so much.  Two of the girls that used to work here were in a couple of weeks ago and
they thought it would be a great gift for a teacher.  We agree!  If you start now, you'll definitely have that ready for a very special teacher by the end of the school year :o)