Jellybean Boat Bouse

Posted on November 06, 2016 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm a little late posting... like months late.  This has been hanging in our store on display for quite some time.  It's all thanks to UFO Fridays!  This one was the second quilt I finished up on our UFO Fridays.

The pattern is called Jellybean by Thimble Blossoms.

It's such an easy and fun pattern to make, and did I mention really quick?  It's a triple win!  This is actually the second Jellybean I have made, the first was using Kate Spain's Honey Honey line (still one of my favorite soft color lines).  

I thought this one was just perfect for summer, patriotic but not too obvious patriotic.  I selected The Boat House fabric by Sweetwater (those ladies really know how to make some cute fabrics!)

Fabric:  The Boat House by Sweetwater
Pattern: Jellybean by Thimble Blossoms
Size: Approximately 60" x 68" (I made it a little smaller than what the pattern calls for)
Quilting Design: Anchors Away

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Posted in Boat House, Jellybean, Thimble Blossoms, UFO Fridays

Cute, Simple and Easy - Mini Dwell

Posted on November 05, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

In our newsletters we have started to list some of our favorite, quick and easy sewing projects (if you haven't signed up it's not too late to sign up on our website, we have some good stuff coming out in the next few weeks!).  Mini Dwell by Thimble Blossoms certainly made the list!  If you recall, I recently made a Mini Dwell Zippy for a friend of mine. 

Recently we received Farmhouse by Fig Tree, and I have to say it is ahhhmazing!  I might even go out on a limb and say it's my favorite line right now!  

The Mini Dwell pattern only takes scraps to make, or about 7 charms from a charm pack.  If you have read many of my blog posts, you know how I feel about scraps going to waste... so expect to see some more projects using my left overs from my Farmhouse charm pack!

The most time consuming part of this project was just picking out the fabrics for each house.  There are so many cute prints in the charm pack, I had a really hard time deciding because I wanted to use one of every print!

I quilted it on my domestic machine with diagonal lines, simple.  I quilted them about 1/2" apart, and I have to say it actually went pretty quick.

So there you have it, one of my favorite patterns with my favorite line!  

Fabric:  Farm House by Fig Tree
Pattern: Mini Dwell by Thimble Blossoms
Size: Approximately 13" x 15"

Posted in Farmhouse, Mini Dwell, Thimble Blossoms

Friendly Gift Swap

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 2 comments

I met some great friends at some of the previous The Stash Bash, unfortunately I wasn't able to go to the most recent one this weekend.  Lucky for me our store is right on the way for one of my friends traveling to The Stash Bash, so she had no choice but to swing by! 

We decided a few weeks ago to do a fun little swap.  Whatever we felt like making for each other was just perfect.  I recently ran into some fantastic scraps, which I think I'll be making into some scrap packs for the store soon!  I used Pure Elements White Linen by Art Gallery for the background, and let me tell you… if you have never worked with Pure Elements you are missing out!  It is so soft and silky, I think I may just make it my go-to background of choice now! 

I of course started to make something for the swap the night before we were supposed to meet.  

I decided on Dwell Mini by Thimble Blossoms, but the more the night progressed into the later hours, the more logic sunk in that I wouldn't get the whole wall hanging done in time.  So, I improvised; instead of a wall hanging, I decided to make it into a pouch.

I absolutely love how it turned out, I hope she does too!  I quilted the front and the back with straight line stitching to give it more stability, it stands up without any effort at all. 

Fabric:  Scrap Pack, background is Pure Elements White Linen by Art Gallery
Pattern: Mini Dwell by Thimble Blossoms
Size: Pouch measures approximately 7" x 12"

Posted in Dwell Mini, Thimble Blossoms

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

Baby Swoon Quilt

Posted on March 05, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

This Swoon baby quilt is made from the new Hello Bear line by Bonnie Christine, featuring the most adorable animal print you have ever seen.

One block is 24" x 24", so add a border on and you have a quick one block baby quilt!  For this quilt, I added a inner border of 1 1/2" finished and outer border of 4 1/2" finished making the quilt size 36" x 36".

I used an all over wavy design, I think it looks like the wind blowing!  Instead of using my normal white thread, I decided to go with a light grey thread.

The backing however, is my absolute favorite!  The prints are so cute, featuring raccoons, deer and of course bears! 

The pattern used is called Swoon by Thimble Blossoms, and it's fat quarter friendly!  


Posted in Art Gallery Fabrics, Baby Quilt, Hello Bear, Swoon, Thimble Blossoms

Serenade Quilt Projects

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm not sure why I haven't shared our Serenade quilt projects sooner, I'm in love with how quick and easy this quilt came together!

This quilt uses fat quarters and background fabric, it's a great stash buster.  The pattern is from Large Block Quilts by Victoria L Eapen (I want to make every single pattern in this awesome book!).  The fabric is Serenade by Kate Spain, she really has great fabrics doesn't she?!  

We quilted it with a Chestnut Swirl pattern, one of my all time favorites!  I love how the curves in the chestnuts really soften the squares, you should try it - you won't be disappointed!

We still have a great selection remaining if you're interested in making your own Serenade quilt!

There were a few scraps remaining from the Serenade quilt; and if you know anything about me, it's that I cannot let scraps go to waste.  This is Puddle Jumping Mini by Thimble Blossoms, and it seriously only takes bits and pieces of fabric!  Not a good stash buster, the pieces are so small you'll have no idea any of your scraps are even missing (unless of course you make a King size quilt, and in that case I want to bow at your feet)!  Anyways, it's two great patterns from one great line!


Posted in Kate Spain, Large Block, Puddle Jumping, Serenade, Thimble Blossoms

Fireworks Quilt

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

There are so many lovely quilts that I wish I had time to make, but let's be real... there's not enough time in the day to make every quilt that I want to.  Lucky for me we longarm, so I'm fortunate enough to be able to live through other peoples quilts.  Emily recently brought in her quilt she made for her mom's birthday.  (Lucky mom!)  

The pattern is Firecracker by Thimble Blossoms. 

She used a balanced mix between Vintage Modern, Ruby and Marmalade.

The quilt turned out so nice and cheery, we quilted it with a feather design.  

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if it helps me seeing this beautiful quilt done or not, I now have a overwhelming urge to make one myself!  Oh well for that theory... 


Posted in bonnie and camille, Firecracker, longarm, marmalade, moda, quilt, ruby, thimble blossoms, vintage modern