Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time to Share

Well, it's been another couple of months since I last posted. Trust me, I have the best intentions, but life just seems to get in the way! Fall Market and Festival were great, the holidays were fantastic and the New Year is off to a bang. If you've been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you can see that I've been busy with a lot of personal sewing. Paula has 3 new collections in the works and we are waiting for her yardage to arrive so I can begin the quilts Paula has designed. You are going to love them - fabric and quilts!! Personally, I hate the waiting!! I want them now!!

One of my big accomplishments - actually 2 big accomplishments - were the Laura Heine quilts I made for my granddaughters for Christmas. Talk about stepping out of your comfort zone. These were truly a challenge for me, but they are done. Paula helped me - a lot - with the first one (the sloth), but I was on my own for number two (the unicorn). Plus I totally forgot the whole "steam" part of Steam A Seam and that totally messed me up when I went to quilt it. Let's just say it was a little ugly at my house through this whole process!! Lots of whining texts to friends. They were so happy when I was finally finished and apparently I'm not allowed to consider another one unless I have close supervision!

Without further ado, here they are: Sydney's sloth and Julianne's unicorn! PS - they loved them!!


For the rest of today's post, I would like to share some new additions to our website. We introduced a number of new quilts at Fall Market and Festival, but unfortunately for some, we didn't have the fabric yet for the kits and we took orders. We now have kits for all of the new quilts and I thought you might be interested in seeing them. I will also provide links to their pages on the website, in case you would like to place an order - no pressure!!

One of Paula's new collections this past year was Mood in Blue and she designed 2 new quilts with the fabric - Indigo Baskets of Plenty and Tree of Life, which is in the Blue and White Quilts book from Martingale.
Indigo Baskets of Plenty

Tree of Life

Paula's Companions was another new collection and she designed Crosstown Pavement with it and our RCQ Fav's #7 - which I will share later. Companions is a great collection of basic fabrics that work well in so many quilts.
Crosstown Pavement
 Our new Block of the Month program is Hill Country Heritage and Paula also designed Woven Heritage with that collection. Those 2 different borders are all part of one border stripe fabric. If you are interested in participating in the BOM program, but don't have a shop near you, please call us and we will find a shop for you. 
Hill Country Heritage Block of the Month

Woven Heritage
 Chatham Row was an earlier collection from last year and Paula's new design, Ancient Stars, and a re-do of Jubilee Celebration both feature it. The borders in the latest collections - Baltimore House, Chatham Row, Mood in Blue, and Hill Country Heritage have just been beautiful.
Ancient Stars

Jubilee Celebration

We always like to do a couple of re-do's for Festival, so this year we cleaned the warehouse and came up with a new version of Second Hand Clothes - 110 fabrics in this one. The year before we did a Christmas version of Evangeline, but this fall we went for a more Fall/Autumn version.  
Second Hand Clothes

 To see each quilt on the website, just click on the highlighted name in the post. If you want to see them in person, stop by the Dallas Quilt Show, March 13-15, 2020. Paula will be there as a vendor. I've also linked the fabric collections to the Marcus Fabrics website in case you want to see all of the fabrics in the collection.

Well, I think that's all for today. Check out our quilts on our website, where you can get a bigger picture of them.

Until next time. Happy quilting,
Mary Ellen