Atkinson Designs

The versatility of Terry’s latest patterns says it all! She is so diverse in her talents, whether it is bags, table runners, or sampler quilts, yet as soon as I saw the pics, I knew she designed them.

Letter ZIP! is a perfect example. The name is perfect, the pic draws you in, and the letters make you think of the first or last initial of every friend. After all, we want the cutest letters! And, of course, this is the perfect class to show how to insert those Atkinson zippers the easy way – Terry’s way

Terry’s designs always add that awe factor – just that little something that makes her designs stand out! In Simple Sack, she includes tabs on the sides so the bag will fit on the metal stands at the grocery. And, they collapse for easy storage.

Desert Stars includes two possibilities. Don’t you love the way the stars float into the border???

And then there is her Sampler quilt which includes the cover quilt along with nine projects that expand on the blocks featured in the quilt. The photography is amazing, showing step by step illustrations of many of the techniques explored in the blocks.

I have even heard that this project – which would be a great Block of the Month program for shops – features Creative Grids® rulers! It just gets better and better! Everything is due to arrive in May, just in time for shop hop season!

Get Organized with Poorhouse Designs

Kristine Poor is one of my favorite designers. She knows how to use all of those specialty interfacings, etc. that tend to intimidate me. But her instructions are so well done that she eliminates the intimidation factor so truly anyone can do it!

Her Scalloped Baskets pattern is made with pre-cut Bosal. The pattern includes instructions to make three different scalloped bins using Bosal’s pre-cut Scalloped Placemats or Scalloped Squares. They are reversible, can be pieced or made from a solid piece of fabric, and can even be quilted!

What a great shower gift – filled with everything the new mother will need, of course! They are due to arrive this month so don’t forget to order the foundations as well.

New Patterns Featuring your Favorite Creative Grids® Tools

Deb Heatherly has created several of your favorite Creative Grids® tools including the Strippy Star and is always figuring out new ways to use them. In Caribbean Stars, she creates secondary stars in the sashings! Simply stunning!

In Teal We Meet Again, the stars are created with the CGR Strippy Star with a secondary design of Shooflies. She includes a ribbon border that creates the perfect ending for this quilt.

Purrsnickity features the Creative Grids® Cat’s Cradle XL tool. What a quick and easy quilt with striking results!

Scrap Dance Stars is the perfect setting for fussy cut pieces or photographs. Once again, the Cat’s Cradle XL makes this a quick and easy quilt!

Deb makes quick work of this separated star with the Creative Grids® Folded Corner Cutter, 2-1/2 inch strips and five-inch squares.

All are due to arrive just in time for Market.

Farm Girl Vintage 2

This is one of those posts that is written totally on faith! It is not due until September 15th and I haven’t seen pics of any of the projects BUT it is Lori Holt so you know you want it!

And, of course, there is a fabric line to support it as well:

The fabric is due to ship in June, the book in September so you have plenty of time to prep kits for a Fall class!

Plum Easy Bauble and Bling Ornaments

Deborah Miller created a craze with her Folded Star technique and has modified it to create stunning ornaments. What a fun, easy method!

The pattern includes a 12 page booklet with instructions for three different styles – all using a printed interfacing foundation so placement is easy! The r:ibbon can be 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches wide, The pattern includes two interfacing templates. A six pack can be purchased separately.

What a fun family project! Everything is expected to arrive later this month!

Robin Pickens with Style

I always know when a designer has style when her patterns are instantly recognizable as her own. I was looking at the newest patterns and didn’t even have to click on the pic to know these were Robin’s. She is that good and I am instantly drawn to her quilts!

Showering Stars is supposed to be a table runner and pillow covers but the pattern cover is so striking that I want to wrap them around canvas and showcase them on a wall!

This is a smaller version of her quilt by the same name:

Just look at her versatility!

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now so you will have them for your Spring Market event!

Preview of Quilt Market, continued…

Fractured Sky by Krista Moser uses the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler in a whole new way. Just two blocks make this exquisite design!

Heathside by Kathy Schmitz is made with just two layer cakes for dramatic effect!

These embroidery patterns are classic Kathy Schmitz – sweet and nostalgic! Home Sampler and Liberty Sampler fit perfectly in an 8 x 10 inch frame!

This pieced Santa will become a family heirloom.

All are due to arrive next month!