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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…

Sneak…

…Peek Just thought I'd pop in amidst our sewing and designing frenzy to show you a project in my upcoming book, With Fabric & Thread. This is one of my favs.    We don't have them in our hot little hand just yet but a little birdie just told me that we should be getting them any day now! So we are working to get books ready to ship to you next week, WOOHOO! We will start taking pre-orders on the site this weekend [or perhaps later today if all goes well] so check back if you would like a signed copy as soon as we have them!        More on all this book fun later. For now, hope these little goodies give you something yummy to think about this weekend! And if you have time, feel free to send…

Introducing…

I am so very excited and proud to share with you, my latest "baby". Many a times I did indeed compare it to child birth so I guess the metaphor has stuck! My new book….   WITH FABRIC & THREAD   It feels like it has been such a long time in the coming but I guess if I look at it all with better perspective, it hasn't been that long at all- at least not for a book process that is! I will tell you much more in the upcoming weeks and share a lot of fun stuff about the process & the projects. For now I am just happy to show you this!     The book showcases projects that are both geared towards quilters as well as sewers and focuses on both of these wonderful worlds in separate sections of the book…

A little Sneak & a Peek

  You know when you see fabric that just makes your heart skip a beat?   That is what this is doing for me right now. I know, I know… part of me feels like I can't say that about my own work and I should wait for someone else to say it. But I can't! I also have to admit that this is not always true of every collection or design I do. Sometimes I really like them and think they are good. Sometimes I love them. Sometimes I wish I could have added something more or expressed my vision a bit differently. Sometimes its a combo of all of the above. But sometimes, I dream about them before they get here.  This is one of those times. I have so many more pics to show you but I think it might be…

Mini Stockings

Since we have been completely remiss in showing you all of the new goodies that we introduced at Market, I thought I'd start with the ones that you might want to be making soon…or like right now! Introducing the MINI STOCKINGS pattern! For us a lot of the time, we want something simple and fun in between the more involved and time consuming projects as it gives us something completely different to work on and it gives us almost instantaneous results. Sometimes I am all about the instant gratification LOL! This was our favorite solution to that problem! These little guys are so much fun to make whether you choose to spend a bit more time and make them scrappy or go for the quick project and make them all out of one fabric. Fun to make together with friends, with your kids or just on…

Introducing…..

It always feel so odd for me to announce the arrival of one collection- in this case Butterscotch & Rose- while literally at the exact same moment, introduce the newest group that we are about to show. But sometimes that's just the way it turns out…. So, today we would like to introduce to you our newest collection, due out in stores in Spring, 2012!   Introducing California Girl  … a Summer Inspired Retro group reminiscent of days at the Boardwalk. … fat quarter bundle of goodness. … jelly roll of yumminess.   And the first quilt pattern that returned from the quilter…. Star Blooms. Available in two size blocks. Shown here is the 20" block. To see the rest, come visit us in Houston or check back here for more sneak peeks!    Pattern and more info will be available in November…

B&R has hit the streets!

Hope you're not already tired of me talking about this collection but…. BUTTERSCOTCH & ROSE HAS SHIPPED and is arriving in stores as we speak. The timing for this quintessential, classic autumn collection couldn't be better we think. We can imagine a whole slew of projects out of it. What might you make? And even better, we have a kit available for our most popular pattern from this collection, My Log Cabins. Kit contains all you will need for any of the 3 variations in the pattern. The Barn Raising version.   The Birds in Flight version.   The Sparkling Diamonds version. Click here for more info. I will be back tomorrow morning with some last minute sneak peeks of what is right around the corner. I know you have all been so patient so I want to make sure I get them out to…

Summertime…

Well, its officially the beginning of summer vacation around these here Fig parts and although the Mama has lots of deadlines, nobody else seems to! So, we have been doing a whole lot of this…. and a bit of this… … how much do you think I paid them to pose for me like that LOL!! I am sure that one of them slugged the other right after this shot.   So we've been eating way more than our fair share of these… Which really just makes me want to sew with that apricoty, orange, melon feeling color! Man, there's just nothing that beats it!! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – A special thank you goes out to all of you who emailed, tweeted…