Jan 11, 2014 - Fabric, New Fabric    No Comments

Wander Blossoms – First Collection from Danielle Donaldson

Floral watercolor look Danielle Donaldson created her first fabric line and it’s a winner!  She says she loves color – she sure knows how to use it to create a lovely palette.  If you are looking for a breath of spring before it’s time for it to arrive, the search is over. Wander Blossoms will give you hope until the real thing gets here.  Beautiful water colors softly blend a whole array of flowers, each vying for room in the fanciful, whimsical focus print.  Some of the flowers are large and have such detail, and some are almost just a hint of simple petals.  You’ll fall in love with this fabric at first sight!

 

Multicolor quilt fabric

 

Companion fabrics include a wavy lined stripe of all the colors found in the focus fabric.  The soft edges of the lines give the pattern a more relaxed feel.  Can you have too many stripe fabrics in your stash?!?!  I don’t think so!

 

 

orange blue green neutral plaid

 

A fun plaid of blues, oranges, greens and neutrals again has the signature soft edges of the Wander Blossom collection.  This fabric reads mainly orange but the other colors make their presence known!

 

 

Embellished Polka Dots

 

 

Wander Blossoms Blue Dots isn’t your everyday polka dot fabric.  Every now and then the white dot has a splash of color, or fun smaller polka dots surround it to look like flower blossoms.

 

 

These beautiful fabrics would work well with so many different patterns… you might just have to make more than one quilt with them!

Nov 13, 2013 - Puzzles    No Comments

Quilt Puzzles – Large to Small

Long winter evenings are on the way and they are the perfect time for jigsaw puzzles.  What better subject for puzzles than quilts?!

These 1000 piece puzzles will keep you busy for many evenings.

Colorful quilt pile jigsaw puzzleCountry scene quilts on line puzzle

500 piece puzzles could be just right for a group effort and  a long weekend.

Shamrock quilt and countryside Jigsaw PuzzleOutside looking in with quilt jigsaw puzzle

For a quick finish, try any of these mini-puzzles.  Each one has just 100 pieces.  When you are finished you can use puzzle glue – instant mini-art!

quilt outdoor scene puzzleQuilt Sunflowers Birds jigsaw puzzle

Christmas Scene Jigsaw Puzzle

Visit the puzzle page for lots more puzzles of all different sizes.

Sweet Season Quilts and the Holiday Ladies

Sue Pritt of Sweet Season Quilts released her Holiday Ladies earlier this year.

holidayladies

Like her other patterns, they are AMAZING! Beautiful building scenes dressed in snow and holiday spirits, the designs come to life with all the detail she includes.  The above quilt is all four patterns combined, or you can make each one separate, or two pairs, or ???

Applique snow scene quilt pattern

 

 

The Sleigh Barn features a sleigh, with a comfy quilt for warmth, on the first floor.  The presents are all loaded in a giant sack on the second floor.  A pair of penguins stroll across the bottom of the quilt.

 

 

winter barn wall hanging quilt pattern

 

 

 

 

The occupants of the first floor of the Reindeer Shack are checking out the apples (yum!). Three hens on the second floor are chattering away, and the shovel is ready for the falling snow.

 

 

Festive winter home walll hanging quilt pattern

 

 

 

The Holiday Ladies Trees & Greens building features a couple of cardinals admiring a beautiful wreath decorating the second floor window, while down below several trees wait for their embellishments, and several poinsettias are blooming for the season. Oh, and look at the bunnies checking it all out!

 

 

 

Christmas house with cows applique pattern

 

 

The Milk & Cookies are ready for Santa.  All the decorations are up, the snow is falling, the cake is ready ….. time for celebrating!

 

Simple piecing and fusible applique make these patterns suitable for quilters from beginners to advanced.  These will be treasured holiday decorations for years to come.  If you can bring yourself to part with one after you’ve made it, any one of them would make a wonderful gift, too.

Oct 15, 2013 - Fabric, Swap    12 Comments

I Spy Fabric Swap

Have you ever made an I Spy quilt?  Have you wanted to, but were daunted by the idea of collecting all those different novelty fabrics?  With an I Spy quilt, the more different items you can spot on it, the better!  Well, here’s your chance to make a great one…  we’re hosting an I Spy Fabric Swap!

I Spy quilt

You send 200 squares of fabric of 10 different prints.  You get 200 squares of fabric back of 200 (mostly) different prints.  It’s possible that you will get some duplicates but most of your squares should be different.  Here’s the details . . . . .

YOU:

Cut 20 4″ squares from each of 10 different novelty prints.  The 4″ includes the seam allowance.  Make sure the “I Spy” object will be visible in the 3.5″ center of the square.  You should be able to get 20 4″ squares from a quarter yard of fabric.

Mail your 200 squares (when you comment we’ll contact you with the address).  Include a self addressed stamped envelope with the same amount of postage it cost you to mail the squares to us.

WE:

…will take all the squares, give 1 of each print to the other participants, and one to you.  After this is done for each participant you will have 200 squares in your pile.

Then we’ll mail your 200 squares to you.

PLEASE:

Pick fun fabrics… something you would like to have.  Quilt shop quality only!  Make sure it actually has an object to “spy”….. floral fabrics don’t work, but a fabric with a flower does.  Make sense?

Be accurate with your cutting.

TIMING:

Mail your squares by October 25.  We’ll mail them back by November 5.  You should have plenty of time to whip up an I Spy throw quilt – or some other I Spy project – for Christmas.

AND:

As long as your fabric is quilt shop quality, it can be from anywhere (including your stash!), but if you would like to purchase it from Quilters Warehouse, we’ll give you 10% off your order of novelty prints.  Use code:  greatfabric10 at checkout.  Coupon is good until October 25, one time use, for any fabric except Bargain Bin.

The first 19 people to comment are IN!

 

 

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