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Category: california girl

Welcome Summer Quilt!

Hello everyone- I can't believe that some of my kids have already been out of school for a month and summer is in full swing around here! It seems like the kids multiply on a daily basis, the ice cream truck comes to a full stop right outside our house every day and just plays his twinkle tune until someone comes out, its too hot to sleep at night and too then too nice to get up in the morning. The iced tea is flowing by the jugful- in fact we bought one of those huge glass jars with the spigot so that everyone can help themselves al day long- and we are generally enjoying the slower pace. At the same time at work we are trying to catch up like crazy- still haven't managed to post about our Spain trip- and are finishing up a…

Warning: Picture Heavy!

You know how there are certain patterns that you remember sewing long after you are done with them? Those ones that become favorites no matter how many other quilts you have made in the meantime? In my case, that often means those are the patterns that are mysteriously “unavailable” to travel or go to shows because they are… well, they are being used on our couch! The original SUNWASHED pattern is one of those patterns. We have made it up in various different color combinations and are still in love with most of them, several of them are “regulars” in our quilt basket and get used on a daily basis.   THE ORIGINAL SUNWASHED PATTERN [MADE UP FROM OUR WHIMSY COLLECTION] ….on the cover of the pattern it is also made up out of our Mill House Inn collection     Something about the simplicity and yet complicated look…

Quilts & More: Scrap Lab

I'm sure you have noticed that every 3 months or so another little QUILTS & MORE: SCRAP LAB project shows up the doorstep of our blog. Well, its that time again. It seems that each time we wrap it all up and think that we are done, its time to work on another scrappy goody for the folks at SCRAP LAB. Who knew, but apparently you guys are a little crazy about the SCRAP LAB feature and keep asking for more stuff. Thanks guys! I sure hope Camille and I [and all our guest friends] don't run out of ideas! As usual I am not quite "on top of it all" enough to know [or if I did know, then remember] when the magazine hits the newsstands and when I am supposed to talk about it, but when QUILTS & MORE starts tweeting about…

Picking Favorites

I know its not nice to pick favorites when you have multiple "kids", but these days this one is definitely my favorite. Shhh… don't tell the other ones! It was so beautiful the other day that I couldn't resist the opportunity to snap a few shots.   STARBLOOMS Things that I am loving about it right now: My Favorite California Girl prints Giant Blocks Simple Piecing No Matching Points! Light Ivory Background. Fabulous Quliting Did I mention Giant Blocks? Okay, that's it I guess.           Click here for more info if you are interested. Hope you all had a great weekend.&#0160…

Fresh Bundles

Given that our shopping cart has been down, we haven't had the opportunity to show you guys any of our latest bundles. Well, we have a limited cart back up now so thought we would share a few of the latest. Oh, I think you might love these! We sure do!   The Spring Bundle   The Meadow Bundle   The Beach Bundle Click here for more info on any of the above yummies…

Lotsa bolts

This week has been kit cutting week around here. If you have been waiting patiently for your kit lovelies to come, they are on their way! Once we wrap our heads around what is left next week, we will let you know what we might have left. As we were throwing out piles and piles and piles of cardboard bolts, we snapped a few shots to share. Let's just say that we are ready for the weekend and hope you enjoy yours! BTW, for all of you who have commented and emailed about my dad's health…. I can't even tell you how much that means to me. Thank you so much for your thoughts, hopes and prayers for him and us. Will share more later but I just wanted all of you to know that your kindness does not go unnoticed. I appreciate…

Saturday.

A perfect Saturday. It comes around once in a while- in between sports schedules and work deadlines and house projects. A day full of family and stillness and loveliness.   … one of our most popular little patterns right now. 3 Blind Mice. Get it? Sometimes I crack myself up! Sleeping in. Earl Grey Tea and French pastries. Tulips on the table. A Walk in the hills with the kids. A family boardgame…. or two or three. Simple fresh dinner from our farm box. The smell of said dinner in the house all evening. Braiding hair. Organizing my bedroom desk. Looking through inspiration folders. Having good "life talks" with the oldest boy. Holding hands. With several different people in one day. A perfect Saturday. … at some point in the day, I cut up some apples for a snack for the kids. And laughed when they complained…

Star Blooms

As the date for the fabric release of California Girl gets closer and closer, we get more excited about the possibilities of this fabric! So full of fresh colors that just "speaks" beach and spring and summer and picnics and little girl's dresses! Just wanted to share my favorite quilt right now. Star Blooms. Love it.          And we have kits at a special introductory price! And patterns too!   Have a great weekend…