Archive for October, 2010

28
Oct
10

more…


 

 

Sneak peak here of the first 3 blocks of Civil War Chronicles…this looks so much better than the cheezy poster they gave us….Block of the Month that is starting in Jan…Jess is making it and she says the directions are much better than the first quilt.

Can you say super srappy—

Kim Diehl’s new book has arrived at the shop…it even has a couple of wool projects!

 

 

 

 

27
Oct
10

Blog Swap….

Hey All…look what is happening!  A Christmas Blog Hop……the link is in the blog roll section of my blog…so you can check on each designer by clicking the link….remember it starts on November 2nd….I will be in Houston…so I might not be able to remind you!
 

Welcome to our first ever Home for the Holidays Quilt Designer Blog Hop & Cookie Swap!
I have gathered 12 Amazing Designers who will share 12 Holiday Projects designed exclusively for our blog hop, share 12 delightfully delicious Cookie Swap Recipes and share Inspiring & Creative Ideas for the Holidays with each of you!  Each of the 12 designers will be posting on each Tuesday & Friday starting Nov 2nd!  Please help us spread the word & share with your friends that you are hopping with us by posting the logo on your blogs, Facebook or websites ect….  You can even email them the link!  Be sure to leave plenty of super sweet comments as each of the designers have taken time out of their hectic schedules to share a little Holiday Spirit with each of us!  I hope you whip up a new project to deck the halls, bake up a batch of yummy cookies for your annual cookie swap & most importantly, take time to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season!

From our blogs to you…. Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

Stacy and the {FABulous} Designers…
Brenda, Cheri, Debbie F., Kathy, Renee, Tracy, Lisa, Lynda, Jan, Tara & Debbie B.

 

Home for the Holidays
Quilt Designer Blog Hop Line Up!
Nov 2nd * Brenda Gervais from
Nov 5th * Debbie Field from
www.granolagirldesigns.blogspot.com
Nov 9th * Cheri Saffiote-Payne from
Nov 12th * Kathy Schmitz from
www.kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com
Nov 16th * Renee Plains from
Nov 19th * Tracy from
Nov 23rd * Lisa Bongean from
Nov 26th * Lynda Hall from
Nov 30th * Jan Patek from
www.janpatek.blogspot.com
Dec 3rd * Tara Darr from
www.sewuniquecreationsblog.com
Dec 7th * Debbie Busby from
Dec 10th * Stacy West from

26
Oct
10

moda…moda…moda…mmmmm

pre-cuts

I still can’t believe I am going to design fabric for MODA!  WOW! – and then these little babies get delivered!  They actually are gonna print my fabric!  Look at these…instead of just one 5″ square of one fabric you get about 8 samples of each 5 of the primitive muslins in each pack…so…what to make with these…they are so cool..i just want to look at them…no-wait—I must take them apart and do something…maybe iron the wrinkles out first….then maybe pet them a little…ok…I will quit it!

So all my wonderful quilt shop owners or quilt shop workers out there…order these fabrics for your shop or beg your boss to get them…  They will be shipping in December…they will be offered at Market, but I am sure if you call Moda they can get you hooked up!  We are using “timeworn” that is the name of one of them for Snowdays BOM from Crabapple Hill…I will be ordering 200 yards of that one for our BOM starting in January….”treenware” is the darkest one…that is what is used in this quilt from our new Nine-Patch Gatherings book…(thank you to all who ordered it already….you ROCK!) here is a peak at it…of coarse it needed a little wool applique….so this quilt takes 2- 1/2 yds of primitive muslin…so I will be ordering lots of this one too….If you want to make this quilt…we will have this muslin…like I said…in December…but in the meantime you could be doing those nine patches…but that will only take a day with this method…time to go to our HS football game…it’s only 50 mile per hour winds….I will have to find my snowmobile suit….lol….go BLUEJAYS!

26
Oct
10

other NEW things…that have come out..

Well I am at 1 day now with out any sugar…after the “cake fest” I think I need to sacrifice a few days and not even have my usual Dove dark chocolates…but I will survive and hopefully those 5lbs will magically disappear before I know it…who am i kidding…i will have to do extra workouts…but anyway….Here are a few more items that are new offerings at Fall Market/Festival…Tulip Basket is 8×18 and is perfect for a gift or to keep all for yourself. $7 pattern and $18 kit w/pattern.    All hearts come home for Christmas is also a perfect gift with a candle, little tree skirt for your little tree.   There is not a lot of wool in this one, but the stitchery is fun and it goes fast.  Pattern $8, kit w/pattern $25.  All wool mats include backing also… then there is the Primitive Pinwheels…this is a fun little quilt that is made using a twister template.  just sew squares together, cut your the squares using the template, piece the “new” squares back together and you get this.  You also could add another border if you wish.. $10 for pattern with plastic template and $20 for kit/pattern with pre-cut 3 1/2″ squares.

 

25
Oct
10

THE TRIANGLE QUILT

HERE IS THE QUILT THAT WAS IN THE GREAT FLOOD THIS SUMMER…I HAD ALL OF MY BLOCKS LAID OUT ON MY FLOOR OF COARSE AND MY DEAR MOTHER TOOK HOME ALL OF MY 6″ BLOCKS AND WASHED AND DRYED THEM!…NEEDLESS TO SAY..THEY ALL IRONED OUT, PROBABLY BECAUSE I SPRAY-SIZED AND PRESHRUNK THEM  BEFORE I MADE THEM—SEE SIZE MATTERS AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG….THIS  QUILT IS MADE WITH JEANNE HORTONS FABRIC LINES, WORN & LOVED II AND SIMPLER TYMES.  IT HAS A WORN AND TIMELESS LOOK ABOUT…IT IS SO MUCH MORE MUSHY AND OLD LOOKING IN PERSON…COME SEE IT SOMETIME…THE KITS ARE $125 WITH PATTERN…PATTERN IS $8…WE WILL HAVE THEM IN HOUSTON AND AT THE SHOP!

24
Oct
10

I hope you picked out a good present for my birthday!

Yesterday was the 40% off coupon on one item at the store in celebration of me surviving another year of being a shop owner, pattern/book/fabric designer, teacher and soon to be retreat owner….I hope you all received something grand and used this coupon wisely and saved a bunch of money…i know it was limited on what you could use it on, but this girl needs to stay in business so you can all continue this madness we call being a quilter.  Now on to my presents…first of all you need to know one of my favorite things in the world is birthday and wedding cake…I try to talk my friends into crashing weddings just so I can taste their cake….ok…I only suggested it, I never followed through with it…and I also don’t like just any cake…it has to come from Vande Walles Candy in Appleton…it is the best…so Nick didn’t let me down and when I arrived home on Sat. he had this waiting for me…good thing it was only 7″ because we each slabbed off a huge 

piece and savored every bite.  I have not had too much cake lately so this was long overdue…remember the trainer…she keeps to good of watch over me…I also am not afraid to eat it…I work hard exercising that a little cake will not hurt…ok…it wasn’t a little..but I just have to compensate for it…I forgot to get rid of that “stuff” on the cupboard but oh well I am sure you have junk on your cupboard too…so you won’t mind….it’s just all a bunch of recipes….Nick also bought me clothes…he actually went shopping on his own and picked out 3 outfits including the under tank-shirt as well….I am sure he had a little help…but they we all nice and I don’t think I have to return one thing…they even had a file in the computer on what size jeans I wore…mmmm make me wonder when they did that?  I also got a bunch of presents from Carole…my book partner and such…she always know what I want…she found a glass juicer for me because she remembers me complaining I couldn’t find mine…she made me a quilt like hers, because she knew I loved hers…and a butter dish, old books for my shelves…a redware plate…she spoiled me…This is a great Cheddar quilt with 1″ 4-patches….I have to find a spot to hang this baby…I just finished today with my Market brouchure and other paper stuff that we need to bring to Houston….just have to print it now…We also will be selling our own #24 Chenille Needles retail only .  I am so sick of going to a big show with no needles for wool applique. The distributors never carry enough of them and they have been out of stock since June….How am I supposed to run a

business and teach if we have no needles!  So I have  contacted a needle suppler and they are selling them to me by the 1000 and we are packaging our own…this is no small feat however and it takes a lot of labor to stick those needles in the wool as nicely as possible…here is what they are looking like…we also have new 5″ wool charms for Houston and the shop…look for those soon too…here is a peek of what we have packaged already…

22
Oct
10

Nine-Patch Gatherings

The presses are rolling and we should hopefully have books maybe today? Just in time to pack the trailer for Houston…we all have been busy making new swatch charts for our wools, cutting little 5″ Charms of our wool textures, assembling #24 Chenille needles (from Bohin) into our own needle packs to sell.  I can’t stand not having needles to sell to our wool customers, so we are packing our own and not relying on the distributors to have enough on hand for us.  We also have been making 3 1/2″  &  5″ 100 print light/dark charm packs to go with our cool book…It is 24 pages of all color!  14 samples of little quilts ranging from 9″x12″ to 30″x 40″ ish for the biggest ones.  Our book is a workbook for turning 2 squares into 2 nine patches, not using the strip method, and not cutting 9 squares either.  Start with this…and you would end with this….Then you can sit down with a pack of light and dark charms and make tons of nine patches one day…the next you decide what you are going to make with them all!  The quilts in the book are cute as all heck done little, but who’s to say you can’t do them bed size or lap size?  The possibilities are endless.  I will have the books, charms and bundles and kits available Monday on the site, hopefully.  Just a little preview here…and look for more new stuff too!




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