Sunday, September 30, 2012

Star Crossed Love Quilt Kit

 Meet Deb Tucker of Studio 108 Designs, we meet her at the ASQ show in Grand Rapids this summer:

This is what caught our eye, its called: Star Crossed Love!
Finished size: 72" x 92"
Block size: 9"
Skill level: Intermediate

We were amazed at how all the points matched up!
She showed us how easy it was to make this quilt using her ruler, Rapid Fire Hunters Star!

Deb designed this quilt in conjunction with  New York Times best selling author Marie Bostwick for her novel A Thread So Thin.  A spectacular project, it uses a collection of hand dyed  batik fat quarters (we substituted Over the Rainbow Batiks) and Deb’s Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star tool and techniques. A magnificent quilting job turns the quilt into a show-stopper.

Included in kit:
Quilt Pattern: Star Crossed Love from Studio 108 Design
25 fat quarters of Over the Rainbow Batiks
3 1/2 yards solid black for inner and outer border and binding.
Purchase your kit here for $108 + shipping:  STAR CROSSED LOVE

We highly recommend this ruler: Rapid Fire Hunters Star
and can be added to this order for $25.00
Click here to see a free video on how to use this ruler:
Hunter's Star

Monday, September 24, 2012

Just Arrived! Falling Leaves Tonga Batiks

Timeless Treasures Tonga Falling Leaves batiks convey a sense of drama.  Finely engraved motifs boast a weathered vintage patina.  The paisleys and leaves exhibit great print detail.  The leaves from the large panel would make a fantastic applique pieces.  The quilt back print brings the whole collection together.  Hand dyed in Indonesia on premium cotton.

There are 11 prints included this panel 24" x 44"

The quilt kit is beautiful and easy!
Finished size: 60 in x 72 in
Skill level: beginner

Fabrics used in this quilt are as pictured (we've made no substitutions).

Down load free pattern here: Falling Leaves

Included in kit:
Approx: 8 1/4 yards fabric for top and binding.
Purchase your kit here for $92.95 + shipping: Falling Leaves

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I've been trying all summer to get a good picture of this cute little bird and finally.....

Sometimes it just takes patience and being at the right place at the right time!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What's on YOUR bed?

This is pretty - one of our customers, Martha, made this quilt: Northern Star. 
The pattern is from Wing & Prayer Designs.
Fabrics are Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished size is 96" x 108"

Purchase your kit here: Northern Star

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never forget....

Never Forget This Day!
And Pray for our Fighting Men and Women in Harms Way! 
God Bless America!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Yum yum! Yogurt Zucchini Bread

 This moist, nutty bread is a terrific way to use up late-summer zucchini. The walnuts in the bread are super-heart-healthy, and the yogurt adds moisture without any fat.

Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Yield: Makes one 9-inch loaf

1 cup walnut halves (4 ounces)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus
2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 cup coarsely grated zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)

 DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 325°.
Butter and flour a 9-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan.
Spread the walnut halves in a pie plate and toast them for about 8 minutes, until they are fragrant. Transfer the toasted walnuts to a cutting board and coarsely chop them, then freeze for 5 minutes to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar with the eggs, vegetable oil and fat-free yogurt.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with the grated zucchini and toasted walnuts and stir until the batter is evenly moistened.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the loaf is risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 Let the loaf cool on a rack for 30 minutes before unmolding and serving.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Over the Rainbow Batiks from Moda

Over the Rainbow batiks certainly lives up to its name featuring every color
of the rainbow in this 50 piece collection.
 Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts creates beautiful batiks and prints, then turns those fabrics into stunning quilts. Her technique, skill and passion for the art of quilting is infectious to all that meet her.
The fabric collection comes in four colorways:
Horizon, Sunrise and Neutrals or Colorwheel (all fabrics)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

What's on your bed?

Sue has a beautiful quilt called "Wild Goose Chase" on her bed. 

Included in kit:
14 fat quarters
2 1/2 yards ecru for backgrounds
2 1/2 yards outer border
Purchase your kits here for $75.95 + shipping: Wild Goose Chase