Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lonestar Love

 
Kathy, our guest instructor
at our Retreat this year,
was making up some models for the Lonestar class
and made this one for me!
 
I've always loved the Kona Sunrise solids
and couldn't think
of a prettier Lonestar.
(Paired it with Kona's Ash grey for the background.)
 
Kathy, it's stunning! 
Thank you so much.
(And thanks for sending me photos.
I can't wait to see it in person!)
 
 
And she bound it! 
I about fell off my chair
when I realized that.
She used some of the leftover jelly roll
strips for the binding.
 
Just look at the quilting in the diamonds
and how pretty the swirls
 look on the flannel back.
Love.
 
Kathy has a long arm quilting business. 
She's a master at it.
 
 
Miss Kathy is going to teach the retreat gals to
make their own stars
 
 
It's coming right up in September.
September 20-23 in McCall, Idaho.
 
Two spots left! 
Speak now or
forever hold your peace. :)
  
 
 
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jingle All the Way & Little Joys

Ann Kelle's
latest fabric collection!

Photo from Ann Kelle blog
 
 
Photo from Ann Kelle blog
 
Red, Green, Aqua, Blue -
all the colors of the holidays.

These Jingle folks are dressed up
 and ready to celebrate.
Photo from Ann Kelle blog

Fun and festive
Christmas collection from
Robert Kaufman Fabric.
 
The Jingle Precuts are in the shop!

 
Another fun little reindeer is in the shop too...
Little Joys by Elea Lutz from Penny Rose Fabrics.
 
 
If you had to choose,
which reindeer do you prefer?


 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patience is Not my Virtue

 
What does summer bring?
 
-Kids-
 
-Bored Kids-
 
-Kids who want to run a sewing machine.-
 
It sounded like such a good idea in February -
"Yes, we'll make a Pokémon quilt this summer. Yes."
 
I sort of sold all the Pokémon fabric,
thinking of course,
I can get more.
  I can't get more :(.
 
We settled on Playball by Riley Blake.
I cut 6" squares for him.
 
 
It's not that I don't love kids sewing.
I just don't love teaching my own kids sewing.
 
You've been here, right?
 
The project is ready. 
The child is attentive for an hour
and then it gets too hard.
And then the project sits.
 
But... today was different.
This boy has perseverance.
He just sewed ALL of these rows
in a looong afternoon.
 
He didn't want to stop.
 
I've never had it go like this before.
He really can sew by himself.
 
 
He learned all about unpicking
 
 
and ironing. 
 
 
I did the pinning, babying the machine
and cheering him on.
 
 
And just like that, the top is done.
I'm still impressed.
 
 
We can check this off
the summer list!
 
 
I'm off to machine quilt this
which I've never done.
And will probably be whining and
saying "this is too hard" after an hour. 
  
 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Starry Sewing

 
Working on our Craft Taffy
Retreat stuff today.
 
Can't show much,
I do like surprises.
 
 
We'd love to have you join us,
there is still room in the first session
which is September 20-23rd.
 
Registration is closing mid-month, so if
you are interested, please contact me soon.
 
Here's a little sneak peek. 
 
All the details are at:
 
Grab a friend and come along!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

I'll Keep It Real

 
So…my husband was in NYC on business,
in meetings with 
Etsy.
 
ETSY!
 Do you think he could snap a picture,
steal a coaster,
a business card,
anything for me? 
 
Nope.
Nada. 
He was just telling me about the bunting
in the Etsy Museum and
how one of the conference rooms is named
Oreo Speedwagon and
another one is named Buns and Roses. 
Seriously.
 
 Oh wait, he remembered he got an Etsy temp tattoo. 
It says, "Keep It Real". 
Thanks honey.
 
www.quilttaffy.com  :)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring Babies

At our last little getaway in the Tetons
(Calgon....take me away)
I took 2 small projects. 

This cute, little triangle baby was 
just what the mama ordered.  
I hope!
 
I cut the triangles out with the Accuquilt and it was super slick!
I used the triangle-isosceles - 5"x6"
It was really quite fun to make and the the Accuquilt made everything so ACCUrate. 
Hence the name, I guess. :)

I love a big, fat binding on the back. 
It looks like a little border. 
I cut my binding 2 1/2". 
It is single fold.
The next Mama requested a Chevron in gray and white. 
I love how this turned out.  

Spring babies are the best. 
Lilacs fill the air.....

We'd love to have you at our Fall Retreat!
Imagine how many baby quilt YOU could whip out??!!