New Fall Fabrics Arrive

We will soon notice the summer season beginning to change..Indian Summer…my favorite time of the year.  The nights will be a little cooler and the days a little shorter.  What better time to start thinking about fall school clothes, quilts and decorating the college dorm.  

 Saltbox Harvest

New from Deb Strain comes Saltbox Harvest.  The fabric line includes a panel with two Saltbox houses sitting under an oak tree, a bountiful harvest surrounds a small haystack, the oak tree filled with acorns and paired with vivid reds, oranges, browns and golds.     Download this free pattern from Moda   http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_saltbox-harvest.pdf

 

 

  

 AWESOME

New from Sandy Gervais comes Awesome.  Falling leaves, acorns and all the colors of fall.

 

 

Challenge kick-off a success

The 9-patch summer challenge appears to be a success.    What a great way to spend the summer, making 9-patches.  If you haven’t taken the challenge, it isn’t to late. 

Thursday evening was the kick-off and we had such a nice group show up with interest in the summer challenge.  Charlcie had many variations of the 9-patch to show and tell about and lots of great ideas for quilts.  The internet is a great place to also look for ideas for 9-patch quilts.  Maybe you will even come up with your own design.  Of course we do not want to leave out the online participants.  We would love to receive pictures of your blocks and a short blurb on what you might do with your 9-patches.

Christmas in July

Are you seeing visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, snowflakes softly falling outside your window, the smell of gingerbread cookies and warm cinnamon?  Yes, it does seem a little bit early to be thinking of Christmas; but it will be here in know time.  So now is a great time to start thinking about quilts, gifts and more!  Thursday morning we will kick off Christmas in July.  Of course there will be punch, snacks, take and make demos and door prizes!  

 We have lots of new Christmas fabrics to choose from.  One of my favorites, of course, is Basic Grey’s Fruitcake!  I love Basic Grey.  The pattern I picked is Verlinda Magby’s “Simply Sensational”, which showcases the large ornaments in a 12½-inch square-in-a-square block.   The quilt alternates the square in a squre block with a 9-patch, rail-fence and smaller square in square blocks.  For the most part you can make this quilt using fat-quarters…but you will need 5/8 yd of four or five focal fabrics, inner and outer borders.  

 

  

  

Moda offers a new take on a a Dresdan Plate, I beleive it looks like Christmas Wreaths.  The quilt size is 72″ x 90″.    Download the pattern from Moda http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_fruit-cake.pdf

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

If traditional fabric is your choice, Hoffman is always a great choice.  Poinsetta’s and Holly, silvers, golds, bright reds and creamy whites. 

  

As always, you can be assured that Robyn Pandolph will give us a romantic fabric line for Christmas –  “Fancy Hill Farm”.  Prim Roses in Cherry Reds, Christmas Greens and Frosted Beiges. 

  

On the first day of Christmas my Ture Love Gave to Me – Love that song! From Moda download a free pattern from the bake shop “Christmas Packages”  http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/05/christmas-packages.html   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another choice might be the actual panel used in a 12 Days of Christmas quilt with coordinating fabrics.   Each block focuses on a different verse from the song the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Available for purchase @www:/okquiltworks.com.  You can also download the pattern from Moda     http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_12-days-of-christmas.pdf

 

  

From Clothworks – Birds and Berries by Barb Tourtillotte – Download this free pattern from http://www.clothworks.com