Friday, May 31, 2013

Maverick with Love

Two years ago I started on a guilt trip
Well, I finally arrived. 
All of those stinkin' scraps have currently made 
TWO of these maverick star beauties.
 
Plus I have plenty of scraps for too many more. 
Stats (for CJ) :
9" finished block
Vertical sashing cut 2 1/2"  
53" x 72" finished size 
Tutorial for maverick stars here.
Another wedding quilt finished!

Love wording info here.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Giveaway Day!

 
Cute new precuts from Moda
Image from Moda Fabrics.com

Flats by Angela Yosten

The fat quarter pack has some of the panels for 
the little dolls and clothing.

 The coordinates that make up the charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes are great stand-alone prints and colors that would be perfect for so many projects.
 
Below shows all of the prints in the charms,
 jelly rolls and layer cakes.


 

Flats precuts 
are in the shop.


Our giveaway today is a
Flats 5" charm pack.
To enter the drawing, leave a comment
about what you're looking forwar
to this summer.

Update:  Congrats to Dee of
Dee's Doodles.  
You are the winner tonight!!

Random drawing later tonight.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's Graduation Day!

Ready or not.  
It's here.

 
My little brunette baby
grew 
and 
she grew
 
into a tiny
spitfire blond.

Blue eyes, beautiful straight hair
that I could comb forever, and
 she never fussed when I pulled too hard.
(yeah, that's a dig at my oldest :)  

 
 

She's always been so dependable, 
honest, and on the ball.
She's witty and
fun to be with.

 

She's always been so kind and
 complimentary to me. 

When shopping for clothes, 
she is always so nice about how items look on me.
I will forever appreciate her tact. 

 

I know she's prepared for life
 and ready to go on.
 
Does this ever get easier, 
watching your children 
walk out the door?


We've had a really sweet week 
with wedding receptions,
 Memorial Day potluck, 
and her graduation.
It's so good to be with family.

We made some yummy 
grad caps for everyone.

  
This young woman
 is ready to fly.


We love her and are 
so excited for her 
future!

Well done, honey.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Adding Words to Your Quilt Back

I was totally inspired by this beautiful sentiment on this quilt. 
You could say that I fell in LOVE.
I went to visit my trusty, overachiever OhFransson
for excellent information. 
Full tutorial info here

I decided I didn't want to do 
all the piecing on the back. 

So I went with the same concept but just using 
the quilt back as my 'block', if you will. 

I wanted chunky, cursive, LOVE. 
I added the 'i' so i could get the curve on the 'l'.

I used the Pacifico font found here for free,
put it in Word at about a 500 size. 

 

I worked with heat and bond to fuse to my backing.

 
You work with the words backward. 
Tracing onto the heat and bond. 


Be sure to adhere the heat and bond to the 
WRONG side of fabric. 




Zig Zagged around the letters


and then reinforced with machine quilting

once I quilted the whole thing. 


Really easy and very satisfying. 
Isn't that what love is all about.....

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hello Kitty Kokka

Spent a little too much time with 
Hello Kitty at Quilt Market.

I got to bring back some pre-releases.
They are 1/2 yard cuts in the shop
Ordered a bit of it, it will be out later this year.


Cute little outfits.
A dor able

 There was a whole 
Hello Kitty booth.
 


 There's a Kitty for everyone,
bold and bright,
sweet and storybook,
classic,
even Matryoshka Kitty Nesting Dolls,
canvas and cotton.


  



 Also we have some more Kokka releases
from Ellen Luckett Baker - cotton linen/canvas

These are 1/2 yard cuts.


 and Echino's latest 2013 - canvas


If you have interest in Echino or Ellen Luckett Baker,
just email me.  
They are not in the store yet.

But she is!