VINTAGE BOWTIE SEW ALONG: WEEK 2

Welcome to week 2 of the VINTAGE BOWTIE FANCY SEW ALONG! …… SCHEDULE …… THIS WEEK: MAKE (20) BLOCKS I know what you’re thinking…20 blocks?! But I promise you, these are so simple to piece, and you can very likely get them completed in one short evening a week. I’ve seen many of you in our FACEBOOK GROUP working ahead and already piecing some blocks and I just love all the combinations you are coming up with. Keep ’em coming! …… TIPS & TRICKS FOR PIECING Some lovely orange goodness…

ANNOUNCING…THE PORTOFINO COLLECTION

Welcome to PORTOFINO, where the warm sea breeze cools you while you bask in the glow of an autumnal sunset… can you close your eyes and pretend that you are there? My hope is that these colors and prints take you away on a little Italian-inspired rendezvous… into the villages of Tuscany, the cobblestones of Florence, and all of the gelato you can eat! This warm, glowing palette can be transformed into so many different projects and seasons and I am excited to use it for both fall and spring, as well. So many possibilities. With colors like Sienna…

STRAWBERRY GARDEN BOOK: FIG FRIEND FEATURE – WEEK 1

Over the next 6 weeks, on Thursdays, we will be showcasing our wonderful makers who contributed to the STRAWBERRY GARDEN book to bring all of my lovely ideas to life. I know I say this often, but it really does take a village to run a company like ours and I am forever grateful to the ladies who have sewn with me for decades and those that are brand new to the extended sewing family! The VINTAGE BOWTIE FANCY QUILT only seemed fitting to start us off! If you’ve been following our sew along, you might already know…

MODA BLOCKHEADS 5: GROUP 2 – WEEK 20

This week’s designer extraordinaire is the lovely Lissa Alexander and her block is called SPINNING STAR. There is something so lovely about this special little block… perhaps it is the movement of those strip pieces? You can almost see it spinning, no? Be sure to check out Lissa’s BLOG, where I am certain she will have all the details and tips on her fun block contribution. …… This is for sure a favorite block around here and one we have done as a pattern in both full size and mini [see SWEET SUGAR SWIRLS…

VINTAGE BOWTIE SEW ALONG: WEEK 1

Welcome to week 1 of the VINTAGE BOWTIE FANCY SEW ALONG! We are so glad you are here! …… ….. SCHEDULE ….. THIS WEEK: GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES You’ll certainly need the STRAWBERRY GARDEN BOOK to get started, then simply choose your colorway and that is all you need to “accomplish” for this week – lots more tips on that below! ….. TIPS/TRICKS/HINTS CHOOSING YOUR COLORWAY: SCRAPPY OR SINGLE COLOR, THEMATIC OR NOT? ….. Go for a single color or a color theme! (i.e., Red, Green, Patriotic, Halloween, Yellow + Green, Christmas, Scrappy &#8230…