Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer Spinner Mini Quilt

Happy Monday! Do you like mini quilts? How about pinwheels? I got a fun email this afternoon letting me know my Summer Spinner mini quilt made the cover of the Summer 2015 issue of Quilts and More...

 "Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved."

 And...the issue arrives on newsstands tomorrow!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


I have some good favorites to share today...some new rulers and organizing helps, and then a favorite project of mine right now.

First I want to share the new Itty Bitty Eights rulers by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and Creative Grids. These rulers have already found a place on my cutting table.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Low Volume Fabrics

 Happy Wednesday! First, thank you so much for all of the lovely comments and suggestions on my last post! I appreciate it very much and got some good ideas from your comments.

Today's post is brought to you by "low volume." I know this "low volume" label is a relatively new term...when I first started quilting a lot of these types of prints might just have been considered "background fabrics." But today's "low volume" label encompasses solids, tone on tone prints, and even colored prints that "read" as a solid or background fabric.

 The upcoming Fig Tree collection I've been posting about recently, Farm House, has one of the best collections of these "low volume" prints I've found lately (although I do know of another upcoming market collection that has some really fun "low volume" prints as well...more on that later).

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Sewing

Hope your weekend was wonderful! We've been having delightful spring weather here...perfect warm days with nights that still have just a bit of a chill! I started working on a mini version of Joanna's "Country Fair" quilt that I shared last week. With the blocks finished it should go together quickly!

 I also got the chance to sew another quilt with the Farm House collection. This one is for a book being published by some friends, so I won't be able to share for awhile...but it was super fun to see the whole collection together before I started sewing...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I've Been Working On...

I know things have been a little quiet here on the blog lately, but I have been busy, and today I can share just a little bit of what I've been working on. I've been sewing sample quilts for Joanna of Fig Tree & Company for several years now, and it's something I truly enjoy. I really do read her patterns cover to cover and always pick up tips and hints. This market she got her fabric a little earlier than normal which was fun for me.

 Her new collection, Farm House, is absolutely my favorite Fig Tree collection ever. It just has the best vintage/retro vibe of any collection I've worked with for quite some time. I finished up two quilts for her this week, and they have been shipped off.