Violet Craft and Palm Canyon

When I saw the latest pattern by Violet Craft was in the top 50 BEFORE it was in stock, a girl just has to sit up and take notice!  Then I saw her new fabric line due to arrive in February and it all made sense!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stunning quilt is made from Robert Kaufman Palm Canyon – and boy did she capture the essence of the landscape that inspired it!  Just look at some of these prints:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern will be available before the fabric arrives so why not prep your paper-piecing templates and be prepared? Consider ordering the kit and printing the foundations for them. Everyone loves being spoiled!

Double Wide Dresdens

What is a double wide? If you talk to the gals at Me and My Sisters, it’s NOT a trailer! They have taken the traditional 18-degree Dresden and doubled it to 36-degrees. Why? You only need half as many petals (10) to create the look of grandma’s quilts with the added bonus of creating a secondary star design in the middle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the 13 plus projects in this book, starting with their version of a hungry, hungry caterpillar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a fun, easy demo! Why not order them in for your Holiday Open House?

The Witches Quilt Show

When EVERY pattern in a series is in the top 100 patterns, you know you have a winner! The Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show by Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill is a block of the month – and if you start now, it will be done in time for Halloween, 2018! We quilters have to plan ahead!

Check these out! Each one is more adorable than the last…

Block One – Nivelda Fifflestitch was recruited to advertise the opening of the quilt show and she’s doing a great job – as long as she can stay air born. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Two: Appelonia Fifflestitch is a bit of a free spirit! I hope she doesn’t get hung up in the clotheslines hung with quilts on her way down. Yes, it’s happened before.

Block Three: Ludmilla Hexenbroot is so late getting her quilt entry into the show, she just had to throw it around her shoulders, tie it at her neck, and FLY! Hope she gets it there on time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Four: Delthezda Booch’s cat, Honeybunny, is holding on for dear life! Usually he gets to ride in the box on her handlebars but today the box is full of Delthezda’s quilt entries for the show.

Block Five: Cursida looks a little apprehensive about riding to the show in Adrazelle’s motorcycle sidecar! Hold on Cursida – you’re almost there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block #6: Blanderhoop and Appeldore are are picking up last minute entries for the quilt show – and having WAY too much fun doing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Seven: Alwinnia Carbunkle is driving the Blackbird Shop Hop Bus again this year and possibly for the last time if the look on her face is any indication of how the trip has gone! The shop hop ends with the Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show, so ready… set… SHOP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Eight: The quilts are hung, the shop is ready, all of the vendor booths are set up – there may even be live music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ninth pattern in the series shows how to put all of the blocks together into an heirloom holiday quilt!

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t a set of these be the perfect holiday gift? Include the background fabric – and if you are REALLY feeling generous, trace the designs so they are ready to stitch!

Lynette Anderson at her Quirky Best

I love the muted colors that Lynette Anderson designs and features in her patterns. This latest fabric line from RJR, Peacock Manor by Lynette Anderson Collection is due to arrive in April. Her latest patterns showcase how these colors work together to create stunning results and are due to arrive next month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Floor table runner features a hexie center with an embroidered border of flowers, bees, toadstools and her signature hearts.  The Kissing Tree table topper accentuates embroidered trees with friendship stars – what a great choice for a wedding present!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Seasons is a gorgeous framed piece.  The hearts each have a whimsical scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there is this charming sewing kit…

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the pieced quilts…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you love the muted colors – and the embroidery adds that awe factor. Why not set up a display today?

Pot Holders for All Seasons

This book has been a top seller and would be a perfect counter display.  With twenty projects for just $14.99 who could resist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not choose your favorites and offer them as affordable kits? Include the buttons and Insul-bright for the perfect all in one package!

Patches of Blue in Laundry Basket Style

Edyta Sitar’s newest book is scheduled for a November arrival – just in time for holiday open houses.  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words and I just need to share the wealth!  I just saw glimpses of the inside today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why not set up a display featuring the book, triangle papers, and of course, those beautiful blue fabrics!

The Girls’ Getaway Finale

I love these mystery embroidery patterns by Crabapple Hill.  For those of you who have participated in this journey, the end is finally here for the Girls’ Getaway…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or order the complete set – due to arrive for Chistmas:

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory is due to arrive by the end of the month!

Sixty Degrees with Style

Several new patterns will be arriving soon that feature the Creative Grids® sixty degree triangle.

I love these new patterns by Krista Moser of The Quilted Life. I was not familiar with her work but now will be a follower! She is one of those designers that span all age groups – and that is not easy! All of these patterns look totally different but are all created with the same ruler with an extra one needed for the Champagne and Pearls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swirly Girls also has a new pattern featuring our best selling triangle:

 

 

 

 

 

Why not start a series of classes showing all of the different ways to use this ruler?  Patterns will be arriving soon….

Tis the Season for Trees

Tis the season for evergreens – and this is reflected in our top 100 patterns! All of these trees made the list!

Crazy Christmas Trees from Cut Loose Press™ is the perfect family craft project! None of the seams have to match so seam allowances aren’t really an issue. I’m making this with my grandchildren this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These paper-pieced trees come in two sizes. The smaller version is the perfect door decoration for an Advent tree for your favorite little ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece Fall colors on the other side to make this tree reversible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there are the three-dimensional versions by Aunties Two and Poorhouse Designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these projects are simple and can be done in time to deck the halls!

Poorhouse Designs New Purses

This gal has talent! These patterns are perfect because they can be made in a class – and your students will go home with a finished product. How often does THAT happen???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hardware kit is also available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one just takes two – one inch D rings. Everything will be in stock soon so schedule your classes.