Scrappy String Quilt

Posted on September 07, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm in love with this Lucy's Crab Shack fabric by Sweetwater.  I was making a quilt (to be revealed at a later date...) and had all these tiny strips remaining measuring between 3/4" to 1 1/4".  I actually threw them in the trash, I kept looking at them thinking what could I possibly do with these...


I have always wanted to make one of those string quilts so I figured what the heck - I'm gonna try with these tiny strips.  And what do you know... it was actually enough fabric to make this cutie patootie table runner!

I used the foundation piecing method, it worked wonderfully.  Just be very careful when peeling the paper off the back not to stretch the fabric since it's on the bias!  

The back is just as fun as the front, I pieced my scraps that weren't used on the front to break up the solid backing.  The quilting pattern is a fun feather looking pattern that has a cool interlocking swirl look.  

From start to finish this quilt was a lot of fun to make!  I would even say it went pretty quick... the size is perfect for a night stand or coffee table.  


Posted in longarm, lucys crab shack, moda, quilt, scrappy, string quilt

Stitch in Color

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

This Stitch in Color quilt has been a work in progress for quite some time.  It has been patiently waiting in line to be quilted, with the perfect quilt design and thread choice it is now finished!  The really fun thing about this quilt is one of our customers made the same quilt with some slight variations.  

I love the way Holly's quilt turned out!  The yellow sashing looks fabulous!!
Here's a little side by side view, the left being Holly's, the right being mine.
This quilt was one of those fun and quick quilts to make, no seam matching for the blocks!  Gotta love those quilts! 
I used a wool batting, giving it a really lofty look.
The binding print is probably my favorite out of the whole line, my husband say's it looks like q-tips.  I didn't agree at first, but now that's all I can see when I look at that print. 
Maybe next time around I'll make it out of some baby friendly fabrics for a quick baby quilt, I can just picture how fun it would look in pinks and purples!
*Updated June 1, 2013:  Want to learn how to make this Wonky Block?  Checkout the Wonky Block Tutorial!

Posted in longarm, moda, stitch in color

A Very Merry Vintage Christmas

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I've been on a Christmas kick lately, mostly for sewing, but I have even managed to pick up an early gift here or there when I run across something prefect for that perfect someone (Yay me, because for the last two years I have been completely and utterly last minute).  So here is another finished project, the pattern is called Vintage Christmas by Thimble Blossoms.  

This is a really, really easy pattern.  It also goes together incredibly quick, the most time consuming part is choosing your fat quarters to use.  Yep, I said fat quarters, this pattern is fat quarter friendly.  I love patterns that are fat quarter friendly!  I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a fat quarter stash, just waiting for the prefect project to come along... or am I?  Nah.... can't be.

Here is my favorite block.  The pattern has 12 different ornaments, I only chose four because I wanted a table runner for our naked kitchen table.

I used Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille, the pattern cover also features it nicely.  We have four different fat quarter bundles of Vintage Modern that would work great with this pattern.  I'm enjoying that it's not traditional Christmas fabric, the vintage look. I think it gives it a nice, fresh look. 


Posted in bonnie and camille, longarm, moda, quilt, vintage christmas, vintage modern

Oh Joy

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Have you seen Kate Spain's new Christmas line Joy??  It has a sweet panel, that is actually a pretty good size measuring 36" x width of fabric. I just added on an outside border of 4" and it made a nice size throw.  The "inner border" is actually part of the panel, making it even less work to only have to add one border! 


These are a few of my favorite blocks in the panel.

I quilted it with an all over Christmas light design.  This is probably the earliest I have ever finished a Christmas project! 

I also made this adorable cinch bag.  A very quick project that would be a perfect hostess gift filled with some goodies!  I may have to remember that when in 5 months we start going to Christmas parties... yep, I said it, Christmas is 5 MONTHS away!! 


Posted in cinch bag, joy, kate spain, longarm, moda, panel, quilt

May Design Sale

Posted on May 03, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Hard to believe it's already May!!  Bring in your quilt during the month of May and receive 20% any of the designs shown below. 

Love this design, the butterflies make it light and fun!  It's called butterflies and swirls.

This design is called cotton puffs, it stitches out beautifully.

This design is called crazy arcs.  The arcs and swirls make this design a great option for the quilt that has all those sharp angles, great for t-shirt quilts and charm square quilts.

Hurry in before May escapes and June is here with new designs! 



Posted in 20% off, longarm, sale

Sassy Flying Geese

Posted on April 02, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Remember all these flying geese?  Well, I have one small table topper done, and only about 1,000 flying geese remaining!  I do love using all my scraps, but I think I will have take a small break and come back to the rest of the flying geese.  I'm feeling like something, well anything other than flying geese right now!

Here's how it turned out, I'm quite happy with it.  It's a great size for a patio table - I can picture it now, me and my quilt relaxing in the shade with a cold glass of lemonade... 

This little table topper was made with less than one charm pack, and did I mention still plenty of flying geese left?

This beautiful fabric is from the Sassy line by Sandy Gervais.  We have precuts and yardage available, it's the perfect line for summer.  It would also make a darling apron with the fruit pattern!


Posted in flying geese, Longarm, Moda, Sandy Gervais, sassy

Schnibbles Parade featuring Bibelot

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 2 comments

I have always wanted to participate in the Schnibbles parade but never could quite commit to completing the quilt in time.  This month their featuring the Bibelot pattern which really appeals to me because the blocks look like "T"s.  My excuse to keep this quilt is because it has my last name initial is all over it, unfortunately my mom can say the same thing - I hope she doesn't claim it as her own with the same logic!

I decided to use the beautiful Hello Luscious line by BasicGrey.  I had fun putting all these nice pinks and greens together, I think the fabric really features the pattern nicely.

I used a large paisley design for the quilting, it mimics some of the fabric designs.  The backing is my favorite print in the whole line, I just couldn't resist using it!

Sadly it's too late to participate in the Schnibbles parade for March (unless you're a super human quilter and can get a whole top pieced in one night...) but you can always join along next month, I'm sure it will be just as fabulous of a pattern!  


Posted in basicgrey, hello luscious, longarm, moda, paisley, schnibbles