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Showcase #1: Lollipops

       Some of our newest projects that went on to Market for us this year.   So I promised some sneak peeks this weekend just so we could all pretend that we are at Market sending you debuts and new pattern showcases. I know its not the same but what's a girl to do! Wow, I could get used to this "market from the couch with a diet coke" approach!  So come and pretend a bit with me!  Instead of a booth to share, we'll show off some of our brand new goodies…   Each time I share a new pattern release, I  tell you that I have a favorite and even though I am not supposed to [its kind of like having a favorite amongst your children, I mean come on!]. There is usually something about…

Our trip to PIQF

Each year we vend at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and each year we are humbled and surprised by how many of you travel to visit us from near and far. This is the only retail show that we do and we love the opportunity to say hi to our customers and hear from you so…. THANK YOU for stopping by and chatting and letting us know what your favorite products and patterns are. We appreciate you and all your amazing support of our business! This year our whole family participated, our oldest on the cash register for several days, our middle trying his hand at the register as well for a few hours and our youngest…. well, she will tell anyone who will listen that she is famous as she is our cover model for many of the patterns! As usual, it takes us much longer to…

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…

Pattern Showcase: Sparkle

Today I wanted to show some of our newest shots of our bestselling SPARKLE quilt. We thought that "sparkle" was such a perfect name for this project because it just twinkles with color even as you are still putting it together So wonderful done in a variety of colors, I have some customers working on it in a patriotic group, in batiks and in romantic florals. I can't wait to see each and everyone of them!   This is one of those great projects that looks like a lot of time and labor went into it when in fact it really is a simple 4 block quilt. Even we were amazed each time we sewed up a new sample as to how quickly each star came together.  Each star can be made with a charm pack or scraps from your stash. The 4 blocks are…

Pattern Showcase: Pineapple & Figs

One of my all-time favorite patterns made from one of my all time favorite color palettes, PINEAPPLE & FIGS uses a no ruler, no funky cutting techniques method that makes these blocks come together in such a simple way that you won't believe it. Its just rectangles and squares. Really! If you have ever wanted to make this classic block but didn't want to deal with templates or bias, then this really is for you. I think. Sewing these blocks is remarkably similar to  making a Log Cabin block and just as simple and basic. It's perfect in these autumn flavored colors, or in a variety of others, although I am personally biased to this one. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and this color combo just sings to me. I should have put a cream SNUGGLE on the back…

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…

More Market… can you stand it?

I know, I know. It is a bit silly showing Market photos this late in the game. But maybe you have actually managed to start missing some Market posts at this point… maybe?   MORE BOOK PROJECTS IN THE BOOTH … the Summer Soiree quilt. Mixing some of my favorite Fig Tree fabrics with Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett and other more contemporary designers was so much fun. Always happy to show people that our Fig Tree colors and contemporary colors go so well together!   … more book projects in the foreground.     … the slipper pattern from the book. Comes in every conceivable children's and women's sizes!    NEW PATTERN: MARIGOLDS   … both Marigolds and Sparkle.   NEW PATTERN: SPARKLE … pattern is done in a cream colorway, a plum colorway and even as a single table topper to show…

From Market…

I am sure that some of you remember that I promised booth shots yesterday. But then again I am sure that some others of you remember that I sometimes promise things and can't manage to get them here in time LOL! Well, today my day aligned and I found a moment to upload a whole LOT of Market pictures… way more than I would guess most of you would ever want to se!. But here are some of my favorites and I promise that tomorrow I will show some more…. promises, promises!   A FEW FAVORITE CLOSEUPS FROM MARKET… … a bowl full of candy goodness. These new mini swatches are called MODA CANDIES and they are good enough to eat. We will have plenty of them available for your snacking pleasure in the fall!   … simple little pins from the new book, WITH…