Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quilt Kit Misty from Jan Douglas and Whisper of Roses Fabrics!

 Misty is designed by Jan Douglas using Whisper of Roses fabric from Maywood Studios in two colorways: Blue or Green (these are identical quilts except for the blue or green color placement).

Finished size: 93" x 103"   Skill level: Easy piecing!

 Close-up of outside border used in both quilts.

Capture a soft and sunny mood with this lovely king size quilt.
Quilt kit includes easy piecing directions by designer Jan Douglas.

Fabrics are as picture in quilt.
(approx: 13 1/4 yards for top, borders and binding).
Purchase your kit here for $149.00 + shipping: Misty

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Just Arrived: Twirl

Twirl from Moda by Me & My Sister!

This group is a collection of pretty fabrics twirling on the clothesline in the wind! Think light and airy: pretty petticoats and full skirts, sandals on a hot summer day.
Playful and ready for FUN!

Quilt Kit: Little Have Grown by designer Heike Pier
Heike Pier said:
 "I named my quilt Little Have Grown as the little squares grew into a large quilt with the help of some black solid fabric."

Finished size: 70" x 76"
Skill level: Confident Beginner
Included in kit for top, borders & binding:
1 Layer Cake of Moda Twirl
4 1/2 yards Moda Black

Purchase your kit here for $66.95 + shipping: Little Have Grown

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yum Yum!

1 pkg. (7 oz.) BAKER'S Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate
36 fresh strawberries

 MELT chocolate as directed on package.

DIP strawberries in chocolate; let excess chocolate drip off.
PLACE on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 30 min. or until chocolate is firm. 

Thank you Kraft Foods for this recipe! 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Quilt Kit U-Taupe-ia & Serenity Basics from Cara Collection

from EE Schenck. Serenity Basics are patterns styled by Daiwabo excusively for Cara Collection.  Deep, dark rich browns to grey prints are subtle designs for show-stopping projects. These great Japanese screen prints always represent a true Japanese aesthetic, their muted tones work so well together you can almost mix and match at will.

U-TAUPE-IA from Marti Michell
Finished quilt measures approx. 85" x 100"
Finished block size: 12"

Marti Michell has done it again with this luscious and interesting quilt design!  Yummy-delicious blocks are made using Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A and C for the piecing and the Serenity fabric collection.

Fabrics used in this quilt are pictured above.

Center square

Outside border

Kit includes:
Marti Michell U-Taupe-ia quilt pattern
Fabrics used are pictured in this quilt
(approx: 9 1/2 yards for top, borders and binding).
Purchase your kit here for $199 + shipping:  U-Taupe-ia

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wildflower Rhapsody Quilt

We've had a lot of questions from our customers about how we quilted our quilt.  Click on this photo to enlarge it to she some of the detail.

Our quilt was quilted by:
 Kraker’s Quilting & Design
Owner: Judith Kraker

689 Hess Lake Drive
Grant, MI 49327
Phone: (231) 282-7011
Phone: (231) 286-1480

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Senior Joke

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, " How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?" 
"Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub." 
"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"As Seen In" Fon's & Porter: Flying Dutchman

Love of Quilting January / February 2012, pg. 48.

Flying Dutchman is made with fabrics using Paisley Denim
from Clothworks by Skipping Stone Studios.
Finished size: 82" x 95"
Block size: 12" square
Skill level: Intermediate

Kit includes all the fabrics pictured in this quilt 
(approx: 9 yards for top, borders and binding). 
Purchase your kit here for $90 + shipping: Flying Dutchman

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Luice predicts!

Using her very scientific skills (seeing her shadow) she has predicted 6 more weeks of winter!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"As Seen In" Fon's & Porter: Caroline's Chain

Love of Quilting January / February 2012, pg. 60.

This soft and romantic quilt is made with fabrics inspired by Jennifer Chiaverin's newest novel, The Wedding Day. The Irish Chain blocks are easy to make using strip sets.

The quilt was designed by Cindi Hershey.
 Finished size: 91" x 111"
Blocks are 10" square.
Skill level: Easy
Kit includes all the fabrics pictured in this quilt 
(approx: 13 7/8 yards for top, borders and binding).
Purchase your kit here for $156 + shipping:  Caroline's Chain