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The Princess and the Pea

This free pattern can be found on the Windham Website under projects.  This precious little quilt was made by Debby McQueen, and quilted by Leanne Dalke.   Debby made the quilt for a little girl in Colorado preparing for a heart transplant.

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Far Far and Away Fabrics designed by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics.

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Celebrate the 4th!

Its time for Picnics in the Park, Homemade Ice Cream and Fireworks in the Night SkyYes, We can, America from designer Norma Whaley for Timeless Traditions will help kick off the celebration and honor our Veterans with this patriotic quilt pieced by Bonnie Voth and quilted by Leanne Dalke.  Yes, we have the kit to make this beautiful quilt.

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Old Glory was stitched by Carolyn Rathgeber.  The pattern is from Crabapple Hill.

Old Glory

This beautiful quilt reminds me of fireworks in the sky.  The pattern uses the Hex N’ More Ruler and the pattern is Night Sky from Jaybird Quilts.   Pieced by Sandy Clapp.

Night Sky

The 4th of July Table Runner is designed by Amanda Lipscomb.  You can read more about Amanda and download her free pattern from her blog by clicking on the table runner.

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Pretty Potent

Pretty Potent is the newest line from Anna Marie Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics.  The new collection was designed from inspirations drawn specifically from plants and flowers that are often used for healing. While they possess healing powers, I’m sure you will be inspired by the beauty of each design.

Lovely Echinacea

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Stormchaser

Oklahoma Quiltworks 2014 Shop Hop Quilt.  This stunning quilt, called Stormchaser, was designed and pieced by Emilee Dube’ and quilted by Leanne Dalke.  The fabrics for the Road to Oklahoma Shop Hop Blocks are from Elite’s Gelato line.

A Finishing kit for our quilt can be pre-ordered.  The finishing kit is $95.00 and includes the pattern, fabric for the top and binding. In addition you will need to purchase our shop hop block kit. Emilee designed this to be strip pieced, making it easy to piece.

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Start planning your trips now to visit all 24 shops throughout the state.  For more information on rules and prizes visit www.okshophop.com

Tone It Down Quilt Along

The new issue of Better Homes and Gardens, American Patchwork and Quilting is full of some exciting new projects.  One that has caught our eye is “Tone It Down”  a quilt along from designer Lissa Alexander of Moda fabrics.  The quilt is made using all scraps; what a great way to use up your stash.   

Are you asking, what’s a quilt along?  What’s low volume?  What makes it modern?  These look like the scrap quilts my grandmother made!   To find out the answers, see the designers doing this beatuiful quilt and find out how you can join in, check out ModaLissas blog

Debbie couldn’t wait to make one block using scraps from her stash.  I couldn’t wait to show you some of the blocks that Debbie is making.  I’ll have more to share in the coming weeks. 

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To Market To Market

Debbie has returned from this years spring market in Portland, Oregon.  She has brought back so many patterns, books and fabrics to inspire you.  I wanted to share a bit of each.  Hope you enjoy!  

  Vintage Nine-Patch – A Fat-quarter friendly quilt pattern by Jeni Baker 

Vintage Nine Patch

Tangelo by Carolyn Friedlander.  Many of you will recognize Carolyn as the desiger of our Block of the Month, The Local Quilt.  The pattern offers four different sized quilts including a throw, pictured on the cover.  A table  runner, wall and baby quilt.

Tangelo

Streak of Lighting

Streak of Lighting

Twister Jack by Need’l Love Twister Jack

From Jeni Kingwell – Steam Punk, Stardust, Midnight at the Oasis, Chain Reaction,  Broken Glass, The Circle Game and Green Tea and Sweet Beans. 

Steam Punk

 Stardust

  Midnight on the Oasis

Chain Reactions

 Broken Glass

The Basket Circle

 CluckCluck Sew

Wallflowers – Large 20 inch Blocks and three quilt sizes.  

Wallflowers

 Spin Cycle

Spin Cycle

 Pow Wow – Baby, Throw and Twin Size Quilt

Pow Wow

 Madison Cottage Design – Rocky Candy, Persimmon Bars, Gorgonzola and Bell’s Biscuits.

 Rock Candy

  Persimmion Bars

Gorgonzala

 Bell's Biscuits

 V and Co -  Two cute baby quilts – of course I love the hexies.  Confetti!

Confetti

 …and a cute Houndstooth for baby or lap size quilt.

Houndstooth

For the traditional quilter from Border Creek Station, Freedom Trail, Captrain Brodie’s Brigade and Abilgails Freedom Garden.

Freedoms Nights

 Captain Brodies Designs

 Abigails Freedom Trail

 Dresden’s are definetly in! Fifteen Degrees from Freckled Whimsy.  A fun spin on a dresden plate quilt using a 15 degree ruler.  

 Fifteen Degrees

 Diamond Alley – A quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs

Diamond Alley

 Color Hex by Jeni Baker

Color Hex

Basket Weave by Pam and Nicky a Jelly Roll friendly quilt

Basket Weave

 

 

 

I Finished It!

Last week we had our annual “I Finished It Sale”.  It’s always so much fun to see the many beautiful quilts our customers make.  Want to share with you… 

 

May Dyck did this beautiful white quilt with pink, gold and white rose focal blocks inside an irish chain type setting.

 

 Linda Womack – Pink Lemonade yellow with butterflies.

 

 Sara Jane Rose – Halloween Quilt based on Kaffe Fassett design.

Carolyn Compton “Garden”  a multitude of flower squares with blue sashing and gold cornerstones.  Gold Binding.

 

Leanne Dalke - Diamond Quilt in various yellow Kaffe Fabrics. 

 

Sherri Wood – Grey, Yellow, Orange and Green Chevron Baby Quilt.

 Pam Bretz – A traditional sampler quilt in rust and black fabrics.

Churndash  by Karin VanderHamm done is red, orange and brown fabrics.

Linda Gaither – Easter Egg Table Runner.

 

 Rachel Walker – Fat Quarter Fashionista using Joel Dewberry’s Heirloom bright oranges, yellows and mint collored fabrics.  

 

 Diane Swartzendruber  – Needle turned Autumn Leaves in Batiks.

 

 Linda Morton – Quilt made for her husband using sports and woodsey fabrics she collected for over 10 years.

 

“Dragonfly” –  Beverly McKinney did this lovely appliqued quilt with a yummy blue ribbon  border and colorful dragonflys using batiks.  

 Catherine Gardner – Berry Stripper Quilt from a Jelly Roll.

 

Aleta Biddy – Purple & Grey T-Shirt Quilt.  It’s even reversible with a different quilt featured on the back.

 

 Susan Airington – Pink, red, white square & heart machine embroidery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Gatherings

It’s my favorite time of the year, the seasons are changing from summer to fall.  The warm colors of yellows, oranges, golds and browns glisten in the golden rays of the sun.  You can almost smell the warm scents of sage, cinnamon and patcholi in the air. 

Market Square is from the fabric line “Retro Geo” by Marcus Brothers Fabrics and is wacky and fun with lots of dots and geometrics…not your traditional reproduction!  The rich colors made up perfect in this quilt and are reminiscent of all the colors we see in the fall.   The pattern is from Red Timeline Quilts, (formerly Bonnie Blue) and was pieced by Debbie Aldridge and quilted by Wendy Wells.   Love this quilt?   We will have a kit available soon!

 

   

With the bustling of holidays upon us, you might need a quick idea for a table runner.  Click here for instructions to make my ‘Holiday Table Runner’.   

  

 

Union Jack Quilt Along

The challenge has started.  You should be almost done with your first section.  Okay, well close to being done.  I will share with you where I am.  However, I did make a slight boo boo.  I put the bottom left section together instead of the left top section.  Oh well, having so much fun, I guess it doesn’t matter.   

Union Jack Quilt Along

 

 

Are you doing a hexagon quilt?   We would love to see what you are doing and where you are.  Especially if you are doing the Union Jack Challenge.  You can send me your pictures at toni@okquiltworks.com 

 Go Faster Box Bag

If you are anything like me, you have all these cute little fabrics;  you know the ones with all the cute little animals, tea pots, cups, flowers, Cupie Dolls,  etc. just laying around in your stash.  They make up so cute in little hexies.    This is just one of the great projects in the book Hexa Go Go.  This bag is a snap to make and can be used for a make-up bag or crafty bag.    Debbie recently made this cute bag  at a retreat using Heather Ross’s Far Far and Away fabric line.    By the way,  her new line Nursery Versery is due to arrive any day!  Can’t wait for the Three Little Pigs, Itsy Bitsy Spider, this Little Pig went to Market  and cute little mice.

 

Cozy Modern Quilts

Isn’t it wonderful how the young modern woman has taken hold of quilting.   The quilting frenzy is racing around the world.  Just google quilters and you will be amazed at how many sites and blogs you will find.   With that, I always love to look at the new quilt designs they are coming up with, their quilt alongs and their spin on traditional blocks.   The next time you visit a quilt shop, take a look at some of the new books.  At first glance, you will think they are just throwing scraps of fabric together and calling it a quilt.  But look closer, actually pick one out and try your hand at making one of those quilts.  It might not be as easy as you think.  

I love the book Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman, as do so many others. 

One of my favorite quilts is the Zylophone.  If you have always been a traditional piecer, you might like challenging yourself to one of these new quilt designs.  After all, if you have been quilting for 20+ years, it’s time for something besides, a drunkard’s path, flying geese, quarter-square and half-square triangles, Dresden’s, and kaleidoscopes. 

Here is the beginning of my Zylophone quilt, found on page 63. 

 

 Neighborhood found on page 34 is another one of our favorites.   

Debbie and Verlinda are both working on Neighborhood.  Can hardly wait to see the finished quilt…so cute.  Verlinda is using City Scapes from Andover.  Debbie is using Violet Craft’s new Madrona Road from Michael Miller.