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Catalina Coordinating Solids!

Hello Guys! I have received so many requests and questions about Catalina related solids lately that I thought it was most definitely time to do a post about all things CATALINA SOLIDS! First of all let me start off by saying that I design from colors in my head… or in my mind’s eye, from nature, from a vintage inspiration and not from my swatch card. Sometimes that is a lovely thing to do as an artist and it is just the way my process works but sometimes… like in this case when I am trying to find the best solids for you… it is a bit tougher because although I am in love with the bundle combo I came up with here, there are more than several of the tones that are not exactly what is in the collection. So I guess that is…

Pineapple Quilt Finish

I think you are going to love how this beauty got finished up… its just a perfect little ode to summer freshness… what do you think? Had to snap this shot of it the moment it came back… even before we managed to add the green gingham binding on it. Which hasn’t quite happened yet but I think you get the picture :-). GENERAL INFO: MAKE (20) blocks using the info on the pineapple papers. In case you missed it before, there is more info on how we cut and made each of the blocks, info on the papers themselves HERE in this post as well hints, tips and cutting info from a honeybun. REMINDER ABOUT SASHINGS [MORE INFO ON PREVIOUS PINEAPPLE POST TOO. SEE HERE FOR MORE INFO.] Cut (9) 2″ strips. Cut into (49) 2″ x 6 1/2″ sashings. Cut…

Moda Blockheads: Block #15… and a Giveaway too

Welcome to Week #15 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! So this is the first week of the second round. For those of you new to this adventure… you can certainly look back through all of the weekly Blockheads posts, get all of your links and also fully understand the program. But in short… there are 14 of us designers, 1 new free block a week, round and round for the whole year until each designer has done 4 blocks… I do believe that means that we are doing this for exactly 56 weeks… unless we double up a few at the end. This week we are back to the beginning of the line up with Ms. Corey Yoder. Check out her lovely block STARRY EYED through her link HERE and download the pattern directions. Then scroll down to see how we did ours TOTALLY DIFFERENTLY…

MODA Blockheads: Block #14

Welcome to Week #14 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week is brought to you by… me! I am also the last one in the designer line up of 14 for this years BLOCKHEADS which means that next week we begin again at the beginning so I am the last designer for you to meet and the last new blog to explore. I know that many of you are just here to get your block but I sure hope that you might stay a bit and get to know us a little… and ENTER THE AWESOME GIVEAWAY we have put together for you [end of post]!! I promise that the block won’t go anywhere while you browse and say hi :-). A LITTLE ABOUT US Many of you might be new here today so I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. Hello Friends! My…

MODA Blockheads: Block #13

Welcome to Week #13 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week is brought to you by lovely Jen Kingwell. I am sure you already know all about Jen and her fabulously eclectic, unique, colorful artistic eye, but if you don’t then you really have to see her and her work on her BLOG HERE. Jen and Richard are a wonderful team and such a pleasure to work and play with… and we have definitely done our fair share of both of those things over the years at Quilt Market. We love them both!! Her block is called THE BALDWIN… but I must admit that I have absolutely no idea why :-)… perhaps she will share with us the background of the name. Go over to her blog to check out her pattern and get all of the directions, etc. CLICK HERE . We chose the 8…

MODA Blockheads: Block #12

Welcome to Week #12 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week is brought to you by the fabulous Janet Clare. Her and her husband are a great pair to hang out with at Market… funny, smart and full of so many interesting ideas. Check out her blog HERE. Go check out her fabulous block and her work. Janet’s work is very… well, very Janet and very different from anything else… which is what I really love about it. She definitely has her own soothing, coastal vision. Her block is called HAMPSHIRE STAR… named after the part of England that inspired it. Go over to her blog to check out her pattern and get all of the directions, etc. CLICK HERE . We chose the 12″ size… usually when a block has this many pieces I think it is a good choice to…

MODA Blockheads: Block #11

Welcome to Week #11 of the MODA BLOCKHEADS SEW ALONG! This week is brought to you by the super lovely Robin Pickens. She is such a talented and creative soul and so full of energy & positivity. It has been a pleasure to get to know her a bit more during the last couple of shared events… like our big Chinese dinner after Road to California. Gotta love a huge… and I mean huge… lazy susan in the middle of the table, right Robin?! Check out her blog HERE. Go check out her fabulous block and her work. I think you will be inspired! It is called BLOOMING LOVE… and it is such a unique block. It was fun to work with the color placement on this one. Go over to her blog to check out her pattern and get all of the directions, etc. CLICK…

This Weekend is our OPEN HOUSE

Hello my quilting friends! Its a hard, crazy time right now and we wanted to let everyone know that we are thinking of you and hoping that you are okay, healthy and that quilting and sewing is given you a place to create, to relax and to take a minute to yourself. Especially for those of you who are taking care of small children, cooped up at home, or those of you at highest risk, it is so important to take some time out for yourself, even if its not a lot and to sew a little. We all know how soothing and calming the purr of that machine can be to us who sew and quilt! This was going to be the weekend of our 3rd OPEN HOUSE, Spring at Fig Tree [we had one for the fall and one for Christmas and this was going to be our…