Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another new stitching BOM.....

is coming from Jenny at Elefantz and starting July 1st. She's calling it Daisy-Do and has a preview and supply list up on her blog now. Looks like a cute one--and she's only running it for 4 months-- July, August, September, and October. Plus, she has a big sale going on now for her Esty patterns, so head over there quickly before they're all gone! I love her stitching patterns, so I'm going shopping now.

Until next time....
Happy quilting from Sharon and Katie

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Introducing the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along

over at Quiltcetera.Com. Bradie will post instructions for two blocks per week, followed by the center medallion, then borders, starting Tuesday, July 6 through Aug 31. It looks like a great summer project--and I'm a sucker for star blocks, lol. Sign up for her email notification so you don't miss a block - I did!

Bird Brain Designs has a new free tea towel pattern for Flag Day and July 4th, called "United We Stand." Isn't it cute? I still have to border and quilt last year's freebie--it's all stitched, but unfinished like so many other projects. It'll make a good finish for June OPAM. I'm trying to use these neat designs as a seasonal wallhanging for my bathroom. I'm making them so they'll all fit on the same wire hanger and I can just change them for the season. My son thinks it's a riot that I even decorate my bathroom for holidays--but what does he know, he's a man, lol!

Until next time...
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Last of the Pictures....

I'm adding the last of the pictures today. I missed some that day when I ran out of space on my camera card and had to change to a new card. My own fault--I had forgotten to erase the card after I added the last pics to my computer. How stupid of me!! Especially since I knew I would be taking lots of pics at this trunk show. Oh well, no sense kicking myself again--it's over and I did get a lot of great shots.

So here are the different quilts made from the heart patterns:

These are from another of the new patterns--I don't remember the name.

I really like the fact that you get more than 1 style/type of quilt from the new patterns. It was nice to be able to make anything from a baby quilt up to a queen/king quilt before, but other than changing the color settings, there was not much variation in the older patterns. But with these new ones, I'm getting 3 totally different patterns - still in some different sizes-- but using up the leftover scraps. If QIAD continues to issue patterns like these, then I'll start buying patterns again.

Katie says it's about time I started "untying those jelly rolls and using them--they're not decorations, after all." I think she just likes playing with the twill tape that tied them together, lol.

Until next time...
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pictures: Part Deux

One of the new patterns called Twice as Nice...Plus More is what I'm working on now. You make 3 different size quilts out of a jelly roll. These are Pat's samples of the first quilt you make.

I just finished the first quilt's blocks today--tomorrow I hope to work on the 2nd quilt and get the 9-patch blocks made from the 1st quilt's scraps. These are Pat's:

Then you make a 3rd smaller quilt with the rest of the scraps. Hopefully, I'll get to that one on Sunday.

Aren't Pat's 3 pretty? I used a Moda Simplicity Jelly Roll and so far it looks beautiful--very soft and romantic. Not my usual style quilt at all, lol.

These are other new patterns that also make multiple quilts.

Next is Orion's Star in beautiful black, brown, tan, and cream fabrics.

And these extra quilts you can make from the same fabrics and pattern book.

And from the Maple Leaf pattern--a gorgeous Fall tablerunner

with an extra pattern to make it into a turkey for Thanksgiving!

More pics to follow in the next couple of days. Until then...

Happy quilting from Sharon and Katie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here are the first pics....

from Pat Knoechle's visit to O'Susannah's Quilt Shop on May 24th and all the glorious quilts we saw. Pat is the sister of Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day. I'm sorry, but I didn't have the time to crop the pics.

Click on each picture to see a larger view. These are from the new book Eleanor has out called Quilt Blocks on American Barns. This first quilt is Pat's version, called Lavender Hill Farm. Gorgeous in purples and greens!

These are Eleanor's version of the barn quilt in a smaller size and parts made into wallhangings:

Next time I'll show you the new quilt patterns that make 3 completely different quilts from jelly rolls and other Moda pre-cuts.

In the meantime, stop over at MAKE and check out Kelly's blog with a great new set of bag tutorials. The info is on my side bar or when you go to her blog page, it's on her sidebar, also. Step 2 is up now, but the PDF file is not listed yet. These bags will be a great start on your holiday gift-giving!

Until then,
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie