Winter seems to tease us here in Oklahoma. The weather is unpredictable…one day it can be 70+ and the next day 22. Just when we thought spring was just around the corner, we get a winter blast.
Still time to build a Snowman
Last fall while visiting “The Old Craft Store” in Carlton, Texas, I fell in love with this snowman quilt, of course I love snowmen. I have been collecting my tans, creams and shades of blue and it is almost finished.
The quilt is made up of two different sizes of Sawtooth Stars and they are so easy to make using the Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Ruler. We have a great tutorial on our blog demonstrating the how to’s of making perfect flying geese. Check it out!
Winter Window pattern from “The Little Red Hen”.
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.
Far Far and Away Fabrics designed by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics.
Its time for Picnics in the Park, Homemade Ice Cream and Fireworks in the Night Sky. Yes, 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.
Old Glory was stitched by Carolyn Rathgeber. The pattern is from Crabapple Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Start planning your trips now to visit all 24 shops throughout the state. For more information on rules and prizes visit www.okshophop.com
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.
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
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.
Streak of Lighting
Twister Jack by Need’l Love
From Jeni Kingwell – Steam Punk, Stardust, Midnight at the Oasis, Chain Reaction, Broken Glass, The Circle Game and Green Tea and Sweet Beans.
Wallflowers – Large 20 inch Blocks and three quilt sizes.
Pow Wow – Baby, Throw and Twin Size Quilt
Madison Cottage Design – Rocky Candy, Persimmon Bars, Gorgonzola and Bell’s Biscuits.
V and Co - Two cute baby quilts – of course I love the hexies. Confetti!
…and a cute Houndstooth for baby or lap size quilt.
For the traditional quilter from Border Creek Station, Freedom Trail, Captrain Brodie’s Brigade and Abilgails Freedom Garden.
Dresden’s are definetly in! Fifteen Degrees from Freckled Whimsy. A fun spin on a dresden plate quilt using a 15 degree ruler.
Diamond Alley – A quilt pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs
Color Hex by Jeni Baker
Basket Weave by Pam and Nicky a Jelly Roll friendly quilt
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.
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’.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.