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Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: Painted Ladies

When we first started working on these little blocks, we were "smitten" – does anyone even say that anymore??- with how fun they were to make and how quickly they came together. We started with a table runner, that quickly became a bed runner and was eventually also made up as a quilt. A few of these blocks together would make a great wall hanging, table topper or a wonderful lap quilt for a little girl! We decided to name the pattern PAINTED LADIES because here in our hometown of San Leandro we are home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies every year. They cover trees and bushes and fly in swarms in several of the parks and golf courses in our area. They return every year and apparently sometimes fly hundreds of miles to get here. Each year we pile the kids in the car to go…

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase #3

When we found out our new collection was having those brand new yummy little hexagon packs with it, we knew it had to be something cute and small and did I mention cute? Introducing HEXIES, our new mini "thread" pattern made from the new MODA HONEYCOMB packs. Actually one pack can make up to 5 HEXIE bags!  … on our samples, each piece both inside and outside is a different hexie and thus a different fabric. So much fun to play with. … embellished with a simple snap and an outer button, each purse has its own little personality.     … they are a bit addicting to make. Kinda like eating potato chips. PATTERN INFO NAME: Hexies SIZE: The purses measure app. 3" x 5" across the top, when stuffed. The gusset on the side is about 1 1/2" deep. FABRIC: These…

Let the Patterns Begin!

Hopefully you have already gotten a glimpse of our new CHERRY PIE pattern, here. I am in love with that one at the moment, although the others that I am about to start showing you are not far behind.  In fact, this might be one of my all time favorite jelly roll patterns we have done. It is so simple and graphic and yet so much fun to make and it showcases the fabric perfectly! Introducing CLOVERS & JAM [since Clovers and Jelly just didn't sound quite right LOL!] … styled version of the HONEYSWEET version. Perfect for a quick fall project this upcoming September!   … detail of the block and the quilting.   … flat shot of the full quilt.   And since we always like to make up the new patterns in both the upcoming collection that we are debuting [HONEYSWEET in this case…

A Little Blossom, A Little Jam

  A little Blossom and a little Jam. I guess I might have been a little bit hungry when I originally named this pattern! But more likely I was thinking of my last trip to London, or more precisely, the Cottswold villages right outside of London. It seems that anytime we sat down for a snack there, we were offered something “with jam”. Mostly “scones with jam” I think, but also other things with jam.   Oh, I would really love to be back there now. Or at least have some really good jam :-).     This little project is one of my current favorites. Its kind of funny with the way things work around here, I don’t often get to enjoy the projects during their actual season. We created this little table topper in early Spring, just in time to debut for Quilt Market in May. We finished…

They’re Heeeeeere!

I know our new pattern release has been unusually delayed given everything going on with my dad and I would like to thank all of you who have been waiting so patiently! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! The 5 new quilt patterns are here and have started shipping to stores and distributors as of yesterday! Yeah!! They are also now available on our website as of late last night! Yeah again!! Look under NEWEST DESIGNS for all 8 of the new patterns!   LIBERTY BOY: Perfect for today but you can work on it for Labor Day or next year just as well!   CINDERELLA PUMPKINS: Easily my favorite time of year and its never too early to start on a fall project.   MARIGOLDS: A wonderful way to use up a couple charm packs of your favorite collection. Love, love the feel of circles with…

Postage Stamps

Sometimes I want to work on something big and simple and a bit more modern. On those days I crave clean lines and brighter colors. I want to see a lot of white space and love to play with pattern. I love looking at shapes and positive and negative space to see what kinds of patterns will emerge. I feel expansive on those days :-)! Other days I retreat to little treats of handwork and sweet vintage images. I have a collection of vintage ephemera that includes fruit crate labels, postcards, stamps, ads, travel posters, school booklets and the list goes on and on. Some days all I need to do is immerse myself in those vintage images for inspiration. On those days I am very detailed oriented and love to focus in on the minutia of those vintage pieces of paper and the colors and images that they chose to…

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…

Sit Upons for Summer

Today we have bundled up some wonderful little Sit Upon kits. Available with and without the amazing I-TOP button maker [I really recommend the I-TOP for easy as pie button making. See this post]. Kits include all the fabric and buttons you need for one Sit Upon- perfect for your office chair, to take to soccer games this summer or as many of customers have pointed out, perfect to take to quilt class with you. Personally we will be whipping up a few more of these bad boys for summer porch lounging! You can of course stretch your charm pack and use it only on the front of the pillow and get two out of one charm pack! You would however need some more buttons for that.   We will have these while the charm packs last. Click here for more info.   Here's to summer…