Friday, April 20, 2018

The Big Reveal!  This is Folktales' SHOP HOP block for 2018!   
Shop Hop runs from June 23rd until July 1st.
For a passport and more information go to:
"The Sewer's Excuse" pattern is $9.00.  The complete pattern and fabric kit is $42.95.  The DMC flosses are sold seperately

 I finally got a chance to use some of the fabulous fabrics from
       Minnick and Simpson's "Farmhouse Red" fabric line on the                       "Little Red Button Company's" Little Red #17.
The pattern includes the paper pieces and the tiny red buttons.  
 The pattern is $14.00.  The pattern with the fabrics is $22.50.
                             The flosses are sold separetely.

 Vintage Baskets by Chickadee Hollow
These patterns come preprinted and colored on aged muslin. 
The patterns are $11.00 each. 
I designed a wallhanging to frame the baskets.
The kit with all four patterns and the fabric and instructions is $63.50.  As always, the kit includes the backing fabric.
 The official Row by Row fabrics from Northcott for 2018.  $11.50 per yard.  Now that the Shop Hop block is finished I am working on the Row by Row pattern.
 NEW CHRISTMAS FABRIC!!!  From Timeless Treasures, and it is BEAUTIFUL! And not turned - oops!  But still gorgeous!  The panel is $8.00 and the fabric is $12.00 per yard

 Here is a new designer to the shop, "Crane Designs". 
 Beautiful wool designs.
Water's Edge is $15.00

 "The Reunion" is $12.00
 "Snowman Parade" is $12.00
 "Floral Blaze" is also $12.00.
 "Lakeside Cabin" is $12.00.
 "Ocean Breeze" is $10.00.
 "Christmas Rose" is $10.00.
 "Spooky Halloween Friends" is also $10.00.

Which one should I start with? 
 Decisions, decisions! 

This is "Live, Love, Laugh".  It is an iron on pattern from 
Leanne's House.  The pattern is $13.00 
 And THIS is Shabby Fabric's "Cathedral Window" pattern - I made this for my littlest granddaughter.  I used two of Moda's Scrap Bags ($12.95 each) and 2 of Moda"s Bella Solid Layer Cakes.  I have lots of fabric left for more projects for my sweet little girl.  This quilt was not difficult but it did take some time and patience!  The pattern is $10.00.
I am thrilled with how it turned out, and I also had to show off my tulip and daffodil blooms!  I think it might actually be SPRING!

As you can see, there are all kinds of new things to see at Folktales, and more arriving all the time.  Stop in when you have a chance and see what I have been up to!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

a few of my favorite things...

 new stitchery patterns from The Little Red Hen...only $3.00 each!
 This is another sample of "Abundantly Blessed", one of my all time favorite patterns from Cotton Way.  Also one of the easiest patterns!  This sample is done in a combination of bee themed fabrics from Deb Strain for Moda and Let It Bee from Exculively Quilters.  Complete kit including pattern and backing is $61.95.
 This s a growth chart from Susie Bee,  The panel is $9.50
 Crabapple Hill has a series of patterns called "Girl's Get a Way".  This is the bicycle panel.  The pattern is $10.00.  I decided to make it a wall hanging/table runner by adding some flying geese.

 Here are some close ups of the bicycles and the 
lovely quilting by Nikki Crisp.

 A cute hot pad from Chris Malone's book, Hotpads for Every Season".  This is a great book and I hope to make more hotpads and oven mitts from it.

This is a pattern line from Moda by Deb Strain.  The "Homegrown Banner" pattern is from Coach House Designs and includes the instructions for 4 different  wall hangings.  The pattern is $10.00.  The kit, including the pattern and the backing, is $82.95.
 I made this table runner from my leftover fabrics.
 And here is the big reveal...Minnick and Simpson's new fabric line for Moda, "FARMHOUSE REDS".  I love it so much I bought the entire line.  Still not sure I really want to share...
 Visions of redwork...all the cute patterns from Red Button many ideas popping in my little brain!
They are $12.00 a yard.  All 33 of them.  Oh, Baby, this is LOVE!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

New goodies for the new year!

 Buttermilk Basin has new fabrics and some BEAUTIFUL new wools to share!  And new patterns coming soon.  Pre-felted Wool Fat 1/8ths are $5.00, Fat Quarters are $10.00, 
and it is also available by the yard. 

 G.E. Designs has a new "quilt as you go" table runner.  This is Crossroads.  The pattern is $6.50 and the complete kit with the pattern is $27.50.  The sample is done with Moda fabric 
with a Valentine motif.
 Moda has another beautiful line of fabric called "Chocolate and Roses II"  I made this candle mat, "Welcome Home"  by Shabby Fabrics using the Moda fabric line.
 I also made this quilt from the same group of fabrics.  The pattern is "Open Heart" by Lella Boutique.  The pattern is $9.00.  The complete kit with pattern, fabric, backing fabric and binding is $145.00.  Nikki Crisp quilted it for $195.00.  I chose not to add an outside border and finished it with a 2" muslin edge.
 This is a close up of the quilting and the muslin finish with brown floral print binding.  It turned out SOOO sweet!  Thank you, Nikki!
 This is a table topper and pillow made with an earlier line from Moda's "3 Sisters".  Just LOVE the colors!  
 And here are 3 new patterns from "The Little Red Hen".  They are designed to be pillows but I chose to stitch them on towels. 
 Each pattern is only $3.00

And I just happened to have the perfect fabrics to finish each one!  

I hope you have all gotten a good start on new projects for the new year.  Looks like the weather is going to keep us indoors for a while so if you run out of ideas or fabric head over this way!  
Kori and Tangled Threads and I are dreaming up some fun ideas for Row by Row so stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

fun new samples!

All Through the Night has some of the sweetest new projects...
Bonnie Sullivan has designed patterns with pre-printed fabric-all you need to do is embellish them with wool, embroidery, buttons, beads...
whatever you choose!
First up are her "Winter Snow Bowls"  I have made a banner with them, but the possibilities are ENDLESS!
The pattern comes with six pre-printed scenes for $18.00

 This is a brand new pattern from Cottonwood Creations.  The pattern is $6.00
 Here are more All Through the Night's new patterns.  This one is for 12 ornaments.  This pattern is also $18.00.  SO MUCH FUN!  The rest are at the bottom of the page...because I don't know how to post
 them in order.  :(                           

 This is one of the newest patterns from  Sew Many Prims.  He is so charming!  The pattern for this 5 inch "Woodland Snowman Ornie" is $9.00.
 Crabapple Hill designed this ADORABLE mitten pillow.  LOVE IT!  The pattern is $10.00.  The pillow is finished with Crabapple Hill's Gingerbread Christmas fabric line.
 Here are the rest of the ornies from
 All Through the Night...

 Another pattern, Christmas Candy Snowman, from Sew Many Prims.  He is 18" tall and he has stolen my heart!  The pattern is $10.00.
 Crabapple Hill designed this "Christmas Tree Lot" pattern.  LOVE the bead embellishment for the Christmas lights!  The pattern is $10.00.  A package  of the beads is $1.95.
 "I Still Love Snow" is a snuggly 40" x 45" flannel quilt made with a panel from Shelley Comisky.  I backed it with Moda's snuggle fabric in blue.  I had to make two because both of my precious grand daughters need one (Shhhh...don't tell them!)!  The kit, including snuggle backing, is $63.50
 These cute fellas are from Cottonwood creations. They are made with wool. 
The patterns are $6.00 each.

I am still working on a few more Christmas projects that I hope to post before long.  I am having so much fun with all the delightful 
new patterns for Christmas!