You read that right – all in stock patterns and books in the shop are on sale for 30% off for the month of November! If you are from outside our local area and would like some patterns (or even just one) shipped to you, we are even offering an added bonus of FREE SHIPPING on patterns!
Just use the code “pattern-blowout” when you check out.
Some people love working with panels, some hate them! Either way, they give you a lot to talk about.
When you sign up for our newsletter, we send you a free pattern for a throw quilt using a standard sized panel for the center, with three matching fabrics. I thought I’d do some mockups with some panels we have in stock to see how they’d look all made up.
I used the EQ software for this. Once I had the pattern diagram in the program, it is super easy to recolor in new fabrics!
This is our Save the Bees panel. I choose a bright yellow and ebony black from our Canvas blenders line. Simple and easy! I didn’t choose a third accent color and used black there as well. For dark quilts like this I recommend using a black batting as well. Any bearding from the batting will be black and not noticeable.
Then I did a mockup using Feathered Nest. I actually tried a few different combos with the fabrics. Every single one looked great, no matter what fabric I used or where it was placed.
This fabric is so new I’ve barely mentioned it! Father Christmas arrived early and I had to see what it looked like in a quilt. Stunning, but we all know I am a sucker for the blue and white snowflakes. I played around with the accent colors and placement here.
Even though the pattern I used is fairly simple, there’s lots of room for customization – changing the borders, substituting blocks in the corners, and placing different fabrics in alternate areas. Which panel would you pick?
It’s true! Every single pattern in our shop, and even more in store, are now on sale for 20% off until the end of June. If you’ve had your eye on one, now is the time to get it! We’ve been clearing out so we can restock with all new patterns.
Similar to Minky and Cuddle, Fireside is a 100% polyester stable knit that comes in a 60″ width. This is perfect for lap quilt and cuddling! With a shorter pile, there’s less fuzz when cutting and it shows off your quilting beautifully.
Available in 48 colors, in stock colors are listed below. Please order in 1/4 m increments. For example, to order 1 meter you’d place 4 units in your cart.
It was time for our weekly video and also our wedding anniversary! Catch the replay on Facebook or Youtube.
We started the show with technical difficulties, so I was 10 minutes late. I introduced everyone (virtually) to my husband Ron. He was a really big help in the early days of starting the shop. He’s more behind the scenes now, but still acts as CFO – Chief Fabric Officer. I quickly showed off some of Ron’s quilts, so I’ve added some better images below.
Other things we talked about were panels, the Happy Hour book, fusible batting in crib size, and scraps. So many scraps! I mentioned I was waiting for some stock to show up so after the show, while writing the post, the UPS guy brought in 4 new Fireside bolts. They’ll get up on the site shortly.
Every month I hang up a new quilt from our stash. There’s a divider between the shop and the rest of the house, so the quilt goes on that divider.
This month, I chose a blue and yellow quilt to remember the Ukraine, and my friend who lives in Kyiv.
I used the Delight quilt pattern from Jaybird Quilts. While I don’t have the pattern in stock, I do have the Hex n More ruler. There’s NO Y seams or partial seams in this quilt, and it is constructed very cleverly.
When I made this quilt ages ago, I went through my stash and pulled any and all of the med to dark blues I had and cut as many pieces as I could. For the yellows I did the same thing. I made sure to alternate the yellow triangles with some solid or near solid so there was more of a pattern where they met.
The top sat around unquilted for a while, and when we got our longarm I suggested Ron have a go at quilting it. He did freehand hexagonal spirals.
More than awareness or good thoughts, the Ukraine needs money. Consider donating to UNICEF.
I also rambled on about orphan blocks and how to use them for practise pieces and wall hangings. I talked about the many ways to lay out HSTs, and how I refilled our scrap bin. Got some scraps to get rid of or need some scraps? Hit me up.
ps. I found the chocolate I hid on myself. The day is saved.
Hi there fellow quilters. Now that the province has eased restrictions, this post is to let you know that yes, we are open to the public and we STILL REQUIRE masks to be used. I’m not sure when we might lift this, other than when we can open windows and/or most of the children under 12 have been vaccinated.
My aim is to use the blog more on our site, so stay tuned! (If you are reading this on Facebook, the automatic sharing worked. YAY!)