Piece and Comfort Challenge Quilt Reveal

Posted on May 09, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

You may remember our blog post stating we were going to participate in Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge.  Here is our quilt reveal!

We used Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais.  We liked it because it was patriotic, but a little more on the playful side.

I would like to tell you just how much work it was cutting out all these fabrics, but honestly it was a breeze because we used the Accuquilt with the Flowering Snowball template... piece of patriotic cake in fact.

The quilting is a series of wavy lines that reminds me of fireworks (maybe that's just me!).

The backing is really fun, we used leftover strips from the border which was this awesome panel.

So there you have it!  In all seriousness, we truly appreciate all that the military folks do for our country.  The danger and sacrifices they make for our country often times goes unnoticed and I'm so pleased that Moda decided to do a challenge to honor these men and women.  I am thrilled at the thought of all those beautiful patriotic quilts that will get donated to military families to enjoy.

Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Flower Snowball (template used was Accuquilt)
Size: 58" x 73"
Fabric: Red, White and Free by Sandy Gervais


Posted in Flowering Snowball, Longarm, Moda Fabrics, Patriotic, Piece and Comfort Challenge, Quilt, Red White and Free, Sandy Gervais

Gooseberry Quilt

Posted on May 06, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm so very excited to tell you what we've been working on, it was top secret... very hard not to be a blabber mouth sometimes!  This is a quilt that Vanessa Goertzen sent us, she is a fantastic fabric designer for Moda.  Her blog can be found at Lella Boutique, where she talks about more of the quilts featuring her new line Gooseberry.

This pattern is called Kaleidoscope, it hasn't been released yet but when it is you can be certain our store will be carrying it!

The quilting Vanessa chose was a loose loop design.  I think it's perfect for this quilt, not taking away from the overall quilt design.

Let's talk fabric, the fabric is absolutely gorgeous!   Once again, not released yet, but when it is you can be sure our store will be carrying it!  There's florals, dots, pinwheels, I mean really, what's not to love?!

Alright, last photo I promise.  The block is so stunning in this quilt, and looks oh so complicated.  I promise it's not!  Vanessa also has a version that uses two colors, blue and white - to - die - for!  

Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Kaleidoscope by Lella Boutique
Size: 71" x 71"
Fabric: Gooseberry by Lella Boutique

Posted in Gooseberry Fabric, Kaleidoscope, Lella Boutique, Longarm Quilting, Moda Fabric, Quilt

Dilly Dally Around Here

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I have been working on this quilt for far too long; not because it was difficult, not because I didn't like it but just because something else would always jump in line ahead of it.

Well I'm happy to report I finally got it done, and I absolutely love how it turned out!

The pattern is Dilly Dally by Thimble Blossoms, fabric is Honey Honey by Kate Spain.

I chose roses as the quilting pattern, I had just enough left over scraps from the border to work it in the backing.  The quilted roses show up so well on that beautiful solid fabric on the back.

This block is one of my favorites, something about the navy background with all those pretty flowers.

My next favorite, check out this tiny bee!  These little bee's are scattered around the binding, just adorable!

I am now officially ready for spring to come, maybe if I lay this quilt out spring will come sooner??


Posted in Honey Honey, Kate Spain, Moda Fabrics, Quilt, Spring, Thimble Blossoms

Hatchet Quilt

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

This is a Hatchet quilt we made some time ago, it features Papillon by 3 Sisters.  Unfortunately we only have about two prints remaining from that collection, but lucky for you Moda reprinted some of the map prints from the line and added several more.  It's called Passport, and that fabric would be splendid in this pattern!

The great thing about this quilt (besides that it's easy and fast!) is that it is charm pack friendly!  We didn't even use a whole charm pack to make this sweet table topper! 

The blocks go together so easily, and deciding on the layout is half the fun!  You can choose a more structured look, like putting all the pinks to make one square, all the blues to make another, etc.  Or you can go with a random layout, that is what we went with.

To make this quilt, we utilized Creative Grids ruler The Charming Square Hatchet Template.  Like I mentioned before, perfect for a single charm pack (or even half a pack) or for those scraps you aren't sure what to do with.

We quilted it with daisies and butterflies, perfect reminder of that spring weather I'm sure we're all missing right about now! 

I hope you have fun making a Hatchet Quilt, we would love to see pictures if you use the Hatchet Ruler! 


Posted in Hatchet, Papillon, Quilt, Ruler

Baby Safari Quilt

Posted on February 03, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

We ordered the most adorable line, that has the cutest little panel!  This is Safari by Deborah Edwards, made for Northcott.  

 It's the perfect size panel, measuring 36" x 40" (width of fabric).

 We just had to make one for the store so everyone could see just how sweet it is!   We used one of our favorite quilting patterns, Feathered Ferns.  It just seemed to be the perfect quilting pattern to mimic the border. 

The binding is a cheerful green gingham!  In fact, I can't seem to get enough of this cheery quilt!  

We have this very Safari quilt featured in our gift store if you are looking for the perfect, already made quilt.  *Update* This quilt has been sold, however there is another available in our gift shop that has a yellow chevron backing.  Make sure you check it out, it's just as adorable as the original!


Posted in Northcott, Panel, Quilt, Safari

Sweet as Honey Trunk Show

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

We are so excited to announce that Bonnie Christine is coming to our store for a Trunk Show!! Yes, you read that right, our own little shop in Belmont will have a celebrity!

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm.  Bonnie will be here to debut her fabrics and pattern line with a beautiful trunk show, and a lecture/demo style presentation that will feature several great techniques and tools! Bonnie will also be sharing about the process of fabric design and open it up for a question and answer session before closing with a free giveaway!


Have you seen her new fabric line Sweet as Honey?  It is AMAZING!  It's really nice to look at on a day like today... when we get 8 inches of snow.  Although some of us don't mind the snow...

Her new line has such a nice feeling of spring, the colors are so fresh and warm!  In fact, we liked it so much that we ordered her whole line!

*Photo by Bonnie Christine

I'm loving all these beautiful hexagons! 

*Photo by Bonnie Christine

Look at these mug rugs!  I love them, and these will be on display at her trunk show.  Free pattern of the Honeycomb Mug Home is posted on her blog!

*Photo by Bonnie Christine

Hope to see Tuesday, February 18th at 2pm!! 



Posted in agf, art gallery fabrics, bonnie christine, hexagon, honeycomb, quilt, sweet as honey

Two Baby Quilts in One Week

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

Sometimes life gets so busy I forget how much I miss sewing when I'm away from it.  Well, I was lucky enough to break away from my hectic schedule to make two baby quilts; in one week at that!  I loved every minute of it.  The pattern I decided to go with was super quick and easy, can't go wrong with a good old fashioned Rail Fence quilt pattern.

My first quilt made was for a sweet little girl that was born the day after Christmas.  Her parents were keeping the sex of the baby a secret, so they chose gender neutral colors of teal and gold for her room.  That was perfect, because we have two color ways in Minimalista by Art Gallery Fabrics - you guessed it, gold and teal!  


I love how it turned out, simple, classic, yet playful! 

I'm happy to report the quilt has made it to it's new home and is well loved.

Next on my list, which has been on my list for sometime... was a quilt for baby Lily.  Lilly is already seven months old... where does the time go??  To keep things going at a fast pace and since the Rail Fence was so fun to do, I made another one just like Kirby's.  Lily's room is gorgeous shades of pink and aqua.  If you know me, you know I love Bonnie and Camille fabric.  Scrumptious was the perfect line to use, aqua, pink and green.  LOVE. IT.

I selected a simple but elegant quilting design called meandering feathers, which I'm sure you'll be seeing more of.

I thought this was the perfect fabric for binding.  I love stripes, and even better they are already printed diagonal so I don't have to cut it on the bias!  

Sewing binding by hand is for the birds, or at least that's what this someone thinks that doesn't like doing hand work.  Any binding done by hand on my quilts will most likely be done by my mom (thanks mom).

May your days be filled with sewing!



Posted in art gallery fabrics, baby quilt, bonnie and camile, minimalista, moda fabrics, quilt, rail fence

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