Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cool Fall Scene

This really cool fall arrangement can be seen in Shipshewana, IN

Friday, October 21, 2011

One Million Pillowcase Challenge Update

One Million Pillowcase Challenge - October 2011 Update

Nearly 310,000 pillowcases have been donated to charities all across the country, but we're not done yet! We're committed to reaching our goal of creating and donating one million pillowcases.

Here at Abbi Mays we have donated 55 pillowcases to kids!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sneak peek at our new 5 Yard Quickie Patterns




Be creative, you can make more/less blocks and change the size!

These patterns were written to create a quilt of optimum size with only 5 yards of fabric.

Skill level: Beginner

General Instructions: **Choose 1 yard in different 5 prints/colors.

**If your machine does not have a ¼ inch seam allowance marking, or a presser foot edge that can serve as an accurate ¼ inch guide, you can make a seam guide from a piece of masking tape. To do this, place a ruler under the presser foot, with the needle on the ¼ inch line. Stick a piece of masking tape on the machine bed along the ruler edge. As you sew, guide your block edges along this masking tape edge, knowing that the machine needle will be ¼ inch from the tape guide.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Together‚ let’s make 1‚000 quilts to keep kids warm this winter!

Want to make a huge difference in the lives of in–need kids this winter‚ while doing something you love? Craftsy’s community of passionate quilters has set an ambitious goal of donating 1‚000 quilts to the wonderful Project Linus organization by Dec. 15th. With just over two months to go‚ your help is more critical than ever.

Here at Abbi Mays we would like to support this effort and are offering quilt kits at a special.  You can donate them to Project Linus, your local charity, or send back to us and we will donate them to Everywomans Place in Muskegon MI.

The free pattern we are kitting is by Anita Grossman Solomon:
"I devised a rotary-cut quilt for an appearance on Simply Quilts (episode #1129). Each fabric in Super-Sized Nine Patch is cut with just 2 cuts with a rotary cutter. Using 3 fabrics and swapping the cut pieces yields 3 baby quilts in no time at all. I can see these quilts used for charity quilts, last minute baby showers or background for applique."

Abbi Mays quilt kits are available with flannel or cotton fabrics and were epecially chose for kids and babies.
There are 3 prints 2 yards each, enough for 3 tops and backs!
Purchase your FLANNEL kits here for $24.00 + shipping: Super Sized Nine Patch
Purchase your COTTON kits here for $24.00 + shipping:  Super Sized Nine Patch

Down load your free pattern here: Super-Sized Nine Patch

Friday, October 14, 2011

Quilt Kit: Salt Box Harvest + Free Pattern

from Moda and Deb Strain! Images of a bountiful autumn fill this quilt!

Just in time for fall. This beautiful quilt is easy and uses a panel for the center!

Finished Quilt Size is 46" x 64 1/2".

Free pattern here: Salt Box Harvest

Purchase kits here: Salt Box Harvest

Fabric Review: Paisley Denim from Clothworks

Paisley Denim 
by Skipping Stone Studios

You'll like making this quilt because is easy and fun!

 Finished size: 55" x 65"
Skill Level: Easy
Included in kit:
Free pattern
Apprx: 8 yards fabric

Purchase your kits here for $84.00 + shipping: Paisley Denim

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall is here!

and here are a few pictures to prove it!

That's sand blowing over the road - not snow!

It's cool enought for Lucie to go bunnies hunting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ONE of my favorite things; BASEBALL GOOOOO TIGERS

Watching baseball is almost as much fun for me as making a quilt for my grandkids!

My favorite quote from this game:
Will Martinez play?
Victor Martinez: "I will play tomorrow unless I am dead when I wake up."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quilt & Pattern Review - Frosty Windows by Editya Sitar

This new pattern from Edyta Sitar was easy and fun to do!  

The fabrics are from the Believe Batik collection and the four prints used in her quilt:
I asked our quilt maker, Sue, if she would  reverse colors.
WOW didn't this turn our pretty!

Finished size: 85" x85"
Skill level: EASY

Included in kit:
Approx: 8 3/4 yards of batik fabrics

You can purchase either kit here for $99.95 + shipping: