Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Chickadee Window Quilt designed by Jackie Robinson!

This quilt will add a touch of winter charm to any room. We saw this quilt at the fall quilt market and immediately fell in love with it! The fabrics are teals, rich reds, gold tonals and greens all with gold metallics.

Look at the flying geese how the fly around the quilt in formation:

The outside border isn't that complicated but looks like it is:
The center looks  is and the quilting make it come alive:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Coming in March: Mirabelle by Santoro!

SANTORO’S Mirabelle collection is a portfolio of beautiful, enchanting art; elegant and sophisticated.
 The delicate, wistful illustrations of graceful female figures are exquisitely detailed, embellished with stylised floral motifs, vibrant butterflies, brilliant birds and other intriguing imagery, and layered with ornate patterns and decorative borders to create these romantic and fascinating artworks.

Available here: Mirabelle

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Dog's Life Quilt Kit

designed by Lynette Anderson.

She combined fusible appliqué, simple embroidery, piecing and of course some of her favorite yo-yo's. All blocks are either Jet (the black dog) who belongs to one of her sons, Beau the brown Labrador belongs to her mum and dad and Rosie, a very much loved poodle from her past.
She is so excited about how this quilt looks, designed with animal lovers in mind and she has used subtle dirty colors which would also make it ideal for a boy. 

Four blocks make up this quilt:

Flower Power block 1 of 4 Block of the Month.

Friends At Play block 2 of 4 Block of the Month.

Dog's Favorite Tree block 3 of 4 Block of the Month.
Park Meeting block 4 of 4 Block of the Month.

Included in kit:
All 4 blocks patterns (Retail $14 each)

Fabrics for background, applique, borders and binding
Fabrics used in the quilt are Time for Friends by Lynette Anderson for RJR
We have not made any substitutions.

7 different DMC flosses for embroidery

Available here for $135 + shipping

A Dog's Life

Monday, March 2, 2015

March is going to be fun!

Here now:
Chickadees and Berries designed by Jackie Robinson for Benartex

Catalina designed by Marti Michell for Maywood Studios

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March came in like a lion!

Our March came in like a lion with its cold temps, wind and snow.

Where did that saying come from? I found this on the www....


by Lorie Hill
March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.