Monday, November 29, 2021

Flannel Plaid Star Quilt :: A Finish

 I received a bunch of new plaid flannels recently, Scrappenstance designed by Kim Deihl. They are so pretty that I felt I just had to design something using this collection. Here it is, Flannel Plaid Star.

Flannel Plaid Star Quilt

The quilt finishes at 64" by 80". We made up a few kits if you want to make one too. The kits are $99.99 and include all the fabric for the front plus the binding and the pattern. Backing fabric is NOT included but you will need 4 yards of regular width fabric or 2 yards of wide back.

Flannel Plaid Star Kits

Originally I picked another one of the plaids from the collection for the backing, but then I saw this bolt of "animal portraits" I have from another collection. The animals were spaced out almost perfectly to fit on the back so I changed my mind and used it instead. My long arm quilter did a great job of getting the backing design centered.

Flannel Plaid Star Back

This is the first completely flannel quilt I have made in a while. It is really warm! I had to keep moving it off of me as I was sewing the binding down on the back because I was roasting!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt :: A Finish

 My long arm quilter takes a break every December so I am trying to get some things quilted before December. I even broke my personal rule of not taking her anything to quilt for me until I get all of the previous batch of quilts finished.

This one was a shop sample for the fabric collection Whispering Pines and the Sidelights pattern. I am completely out of the Whispering Pines collection in the regular width fabrics but I still have a little of the 108" wide back from the Whispering Pines collection.

Whispering PInes Sidelights Quilt

This quilt is now for sale. If you are local you can come into the shop to purchase or anyone can purchase it online. The quilt finishes at 46" by 62". Click here to view the quilt in my online shop. The price of the quilt is over the free shipping minimum so it would ship free.

For the back I choose a gray/blue textural print. The fabric is from a collection called Fusion and comes in regular width and wide back.

Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt Back

As with all of my quilts, this one has a label on the back.

Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt Label

The Sidelights pattern calls for several fabrics to be used for the "windows" along the side and bottom. However, for this version we used one fabric and fussy cut elements from it to frame along the side and bottom.

Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt Detail 2

Whispering Pines Sidelights Quilt Detail 1

And it has been beautifully and professionally quilted. The binding was machine sewed to the front and expertly hand sewn to the back.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Block Talk Golf Version :: A Finish

Block Talk Golf Version

 I used two of the Golf themed Itsy Bitsy panels and the Block Talk pattern for this quilt. One of the panels was used for the center blocks and the second was used for the border. The framing fabrics I used are a black print, a gray print and a white print and the accent fabric is a grass print which I also used for the binding.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


 I made this fun quilt recently and decided to offer kits through my shop.

Stargazer quilt

I have it kitted three ways and am offering a special price for these kits this week only, November 15-20, 2021.

Deal One: The Stargazer Fat Quarter Bundle

Stargazer complete kit

The bundle includes the 24 Fat Quarters shown in the photo which are the exact fabrics used in the quilt shown in the first photo above.

The regular price is $84 plus the pattern. The deal price is $74.99 plus the pattern is included for FREE.

Deal Two: The Stargazer Low Volume Fat Quarter Bundle

Stargazer Low Volume FQ Bundle

The bundle includes the 16 Fat Quarters shown in the photo.

The regular price is $56 plus the pattern. The deal price is $50.99 plus the pattern is included for FREE.

Deal Three: The Stargazer Brights Fat Quarter Bundle

Stargazer Brights FQ Bundle

The bundle includes the 8 Fat Quarters shown in the photo.

The regular price is $28 plus the pattern. The deal price is $24.99 plus the pattern is included for FREE.

The deal is only good through the online shop. Local folks can select "in store pick-up" as your delivery option so that you don't have to pay for shipping and we will notify you when your order is ready for pick-up. These offers are only good while supplies last.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Exciting Delivery

 I purchased new toy recently for my shop.

New Q20 in boxes

New Q20 in boxes

I currently have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at my shop that belongs to a customer. She brought the machine in so I could help her to get it working and then give her lessons on it. I've got it working and she has started lessons. I quilted a small project on it to make sure everything was working properly and realized how much I missed quilting some things myself. I also have a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 at home but I rarely have time to quilt something at home. So I decided to buy the shop a Bernina Q20 sit-down machine. That is what is in the boxes.

I will need help to get her set up at the shop and I need to clear a space for her too. As soon as I get her all set up I will tell you more about her.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Crimson Tweed

 I am making progress again on my Crimson Tweed project.

Crimson Tweed progress

All of the blocks are completed. I have them pinned to my design wall waiting for when I have time to sew them together. I still have to complete the borders. Two of the borders are plain; the other two require applique and embroidery.

Monday, November 1, 2021


 My long arm quilter is back! I dropped off a bunch of quilts for her to quilt for me last week and she returned a few late last week when she stopped into the shop.

quilts to bind

However, I haven't finished ANY of them yet! I have one long side left to hand sew the binding to the back on the first one, not shown in the photo above. I have the binding sewn to the front of another and binding made but not attached to the front yet for a third. The rest will have to wait. So I'm working, but have nothing I'm ready to share yet.