Saturday, July 21, 2012

Charm Square Quilt

I mentioned the other day I have not sewn in for.....ever. My iron was unpacked from Quilt Market last week. I know ridiculous. But I feel like a sewing streak is upon us, and first things first. I had cut up a bunch of Tussie Mussie fabric into charm squares(5" x 5") a long time ago. I love a patch-worky quilt and that is what I was after.

Here's how it went....
I started by working on the design wall. There are 27 fabrics in this line so it took some planning to get them scattered just right.

Here's my ironing table with the squares...and my mocha.

After getting them just how I wanted, I started sewing them. This didn't take long at all.

 Here's what I got. I will add it to my stack of unfinished quilts. The pile is getting quite large and I am going to have to have a "finish it" weekend if we want to be warm this winter. Luckily I have a few months before it gets cold.


Now on to my next project to mark off of my wish list.... a ticker tape quilt. Stay tuned.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

My visit to Americasmart

 Hey Hey! I was at the mart in Atlanta last weekend showing off my new line of bags and jewelry with Caffco. I got to meet lots of great folks and reconnect with some of the great people at Caffco. My friend and fellow designer Dana Wittman snapped these photos for me.

I thought I would share them with you...

Just in case you don't know what the Americasmart is... it;s a ginormous gathering of showrooms. The showrooms take up three city buildings in Atlanta. Store owners come from all of the world to shop and buy things to sell in their stores.

Don't you love the cabinet they built for my display? I wouldn't mind taking it home, so creative. It makes me want to build furniture. That is something that has always been on my to-do list....(daydream going on...) Okay, I'm back.

I'm off to finish up a quilt top. I'll show you tomorrow...please come back

Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crafting and Sewing

Hello, Hello,

Well the sun finally came out and I was able to get some photos snapped. I added a bunch to the Etsy shop yesterday and still hope to add more later in the week. Now that the studios are kind of moved, or at least moved enough for me to work in,  I have some time to get to other things.

One of those thing is sewing. I hate to admit this, it's almost embarassing, I just unpacked my iron from Quilt Market! That's kind of ridiculous. My beads are still in a bag that I bought at Bead and Button as well. 

But! now they are all unpacked. I am ready to sew and craft. There are about a million different things I want to try in quilting and when I go into my studio I become overwhelmed and confused and usually walk out or start working on something else. Last night I spent the evening going through blogs, website, etc making a bit of a to-do list for quilts. I am going to start sewing this afternoon and I can't wait. I will be sure to take some photos.

Have a great day,

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sun Please!

I need's been raining here pretty much all week. I have a whole bunch of beads to get into the Etsy shop and I can't until I can photograph them. This is how I shoot my beads. Hopefully sometime over this weekend I can squeeze in some pictures. I have some super cute new crafty beads I am really wanting to show you....maybe Monday.

Happy Saturday,
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Design Studio Progress

Hey, Hey,

It's been awhile but I wanted to make sure I popped in and showed you the progress on the design studio. If you missed the before shots you can see them here and here in these posts. I am loving the colors and how everything turned out. I still need to add finishing touches but I had to start getting some work done out here! I will be designing fabric line number six in this studio, I am so excited.

I have paintings and other inspiration on the wall. I hope to have more treasures out here soon to inspire me. I am imaging these walls to be filled by the time I am finished.

 I made some curtains for the windows...

My paints are ready and I couldn't be more

Talk to you soon!

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Stores with Jolly Holiday

I have a list of stores that have ordered Jolly Holiday fabric. If I missed anyone, please let me know, but hopefully you can find someone in your area.


 Calico Rose Quilt Shop
Florence, AL

Heart To Heart Quilt Shop
Trussville, AL

Opelika Sewing Center
Opelika, AL

Smocking Bird
Birmingham, AL

Sew Delightful
Northport, AL
35th Ave. Sew & Vac
 Phoenix, AZ 

 A Quilter's Oasis
Mesa, AZ

Amazing Quilts
Lakeside, AZ

Bella Quiltworks
Tucson, AZ

Cactus Quilt Shop
Tucson, AZ

Quilter's Market of Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Quilter's Store Sedona
Sedona, AZ

Scrapbooks Etc.
Mesa, AZ

Sun Valley Quilts
Sun City, AZ

The Other Quilt Shop
Phoenix, AZ


Mama's Log House
Huntington, AR


Bits & Pieces
Escondido, CA

Broadway Quilts
Sonoma, CA

Candy's Quiltworks
Northridge, CA

Crazy 9 Patch
Ramona, CA

Cloth Carousel
Winters, CA

Cottage Quilts
Fresno, CA

High Sierra Quilts
Placerville, CA

Lucky Kaeru Fabric & Supplies
San Diego, CA

Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations
Palm Desert, CA

Morning Star Quilts
Paradise, CA

Mel's Sewing Service
Anaheim, CA

Memory Lane Quilt
El Cajon, CA

Queen B's Quilt Shop
Antioch, CA

Quilt 'N' Things
Montrose, CA

Quilters Garden
Anaheim, CA

Quiletr's Paradise
Clovis, CA

Sew Simple
Redding, CA

Seven Islands
Torrance, CA

Stars & Scraps Quilts
Corona, CA

The Calico House
Placentia, CA

The Cotton Patch
Lafayette, CA

The Granary
Sunnyvale, CA

Thimble Towne
Visalia, CA

Concord, CA

Thistle Dew Quilt Shop
Fair Oaks, CA

Tranquility Quilts & Fabric Shop
Cypress, CA

Upland Sew & Vac
Upland, CA
Boulder, CO

Holly's Quilt Cabin
Centennial, CO

Golden Quilt Company
Golden, CO

Heartstrings and Heirlooms
Alamosa, CO

Mill Outlet Fabric Shop
Colorado Springs, CO

Quilting Hands
Lyons, CO

Ruth's Stitchery
Colorado Springs, CO

Stitcher's Garden
Pueblo, CO

The Quilt Store
Broomfield, CO


Quilter's Corner
New Milford, CT

That's Sew Debbie
Groton, CT

Mare's Bears Quilt Shop
Lewes, DE


Boutique 4 Quilters
Melbourne, FL

Heart To Heart
Winter Haven, FL

Ladybug Quilt Shop
Jacksonville, FL

Marilou's Quilting & Sewing Center
Sebastian, FL

Quilter's Cove
Orlando, FL

Rainbow's End
St. Petersburg, FL

Seaside Sewing
New Smyrna Beach, FL

Susie Q's Quilts
North Fort Meyers, FL

The Sewing Garret
Daytona, FL


Branum's Sewing & Vacuum Center
Martinez, GA

Quilts & Fixins
Jonesboro, GA

Sew Much More
Savannah, GA

Sweet Home Quilt Co.
Conyers, GA

Threadbear Fabrics
Cummings, GA

Wild Child Arts
Watkinsville, GA



Allen Drug
Malad, ID

Bear Paw Quilting
Couer d'Alene, ID

Quilt Expressions
Garden City, ID

Stitch n' Snip
Garden Valley, ID

The Quilt Crossing
Boise, ID

A to Z Quilting
Quincy, IL

Angie's Nine Patch
Effingham, IL

BJ's Sewing Center
Bourbonnais, IL

Judy's Quilt 'n' Sew
Hampshire, IL

Maddy's Stash
Harvard, IL

Material Girl
Crystal Lake, IL

Peace & Applique
Rochestrer, IL

Prairie Stitches Quilt Shop
Oswego, IL

Stewarts Sewing Machines
Mt. Zion, IL

The Clothesline Quilt Shop
Avon, IL

The Fabric Center
Morris, IL

The Quilt Basket
Downer's Grove, IL

The Treadle
Bloomington, IL

Lockport, IL

The Back Door
Greenwood, IN


Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
Adel, IA

Creekside Quilting
Clive, IA

Heart & Hand Dry Goods Co.
Sioux City, IA

Iowa Falls Sewing Machine
Iowa Falls, IA

Lou Ann's Quilt Garden
Oelwein, IA

Quilting Connection
Ames, IA

Sandi's Sewing Connection
West Burlington, IA

The Backstitch
Elkader, IA

The Wooden Thimble
Estherville, IA

Little Red Hen
Paola, KS
Quilting Bee
Salina, KS

Sarah's Fabric
Lawrence, KS

The Quilting Fool
Phillipsburg, KS

Quilting on The Square
Holton, KS

Sunflower Quilts
Derby, KS


Among Friends Quilt Shop
Louisville, KY

Hancock's of Paducah
Paducah, KY

Quilter's Square
Lexington, KY


Quilt 'N Stitch
West Monroe, LA


Cape Neddick, ME

Bear's Paw Fabrics
Towson, MD

Material Girls Quilt Boutique
                                                                        LaPlata, MD

 Michelle's Quilts-N-Things
Hughesville, MD

All About Quilts
Walpole, MA

Heart in Hands
Weymouth, MA


Ann Arbor Sewing Center
Ann Arbor, MI

Attic Window Quilt Shop
Comstock Park, MI

  Delphine's Quilt Shop
Gaylord, MI

Icehouse Quilt Shop
Grayling, MI

Mabelena Quilting Supplies
Ortonville, MI

Traverse City, MI

Quilted Cottage
Saginaw, MI

Quilted Memories
Montaque, MI

Quilter's Haven
Menominee, MI

Quilts Plus
Kalamazoo, MI

Renee's House of Quilting
Williamsburg, MI

The Fabric Patch
Ironwood, MI

The Front Porch Quilt Shop
Frakenmuth, MI

The Quilting Season
Saline, MI

The Stitchery
Howell, MI 

The Village Quilt Shoppe
Lake Orion, MI


Bear Patch Quilting Company
White Bear Lake, MN

Four Seasons Quilts
Maple Grove, MN

Gruber's Quilt Shop
Pierz, MN

Heavenly Patchwork Quilt Shop
Waconia, MN

Millie P's Quilt Shop
Anoka, MN

Quilter's Cottage
Fergus Falls, MN


Hanging By A Thread
Hernando, MS

Heirlooms Forever
Tupelo, MS


Block by Block
Carthage, MO

St. Louis, MO

Quilted Coe
Cape Fair, MO

Quilts & Quilts Country Stoire
Branson, MO

Shearwood Quilts & Fabric
Jamesport, MO

The Stitchin Post
Willow Springs, MO

Uniquely Yours
Rolla, MO

Zimmerman's Store
Ruthedge, MO

Zoelee's Fabrics
Lee's Summit, MO


Ben Franklin Crafts
Havre, MT

The Creative Needle
Shelby, MT
Calico Cottage
Hastings, NE

Country Sampler
Omaha, NE

Material Girl
Grand Island, NE

More Sew For You
Omaha, NE

Quilt Rack
North Platte, NE

Sew Creative
Omaha, NE
New Hampshire

Bits n Pieces
Pelham, NH

Quilted Threads
Henniker, NH
New Jersey

Pennington Quilt Works
Pennington, NJ

Quilting Possibilities
Forked River, NJ

Today's Quilting
Cranberry, NJ

New Mexico

The Quilt Works
Albuquerque, NM

New York

Cottons Etc.
Wampsville, NY

Heirloom Sewing Center
Queensbury, NY

Pieceful Quilting
Riverhead, NY

Sew Right Sewing Machine
Flushing, NY

North Carolina

Asheville Cotton Company
Asheville, NC

Bernina World of Sewing
Raleigh, NC

Foam & Fabric Outlet
Fletcher, NC

Knit One Smock Two
Winston-Salem, NC

Lady Out Of Carolina
Thomasville, NC

Q Bee Quilts
Charlotte, NC

Sew Much Fun
Gastonia, NC
North Dakota

Fayes Henhouse Quilts
Mayville, ND


Calico Cupboard
Pataskala, OH

Fabric Shack
Waynesville, OH

Polka Dot Pincushion
Richfield, OH

The Savage Quilter
Oklahoma City, OK


BJ's Quilt Basket
Bend, OR

Fabric Depot
Portland, OR

High Mountain Fabric
Redmond, OR

J & J Fabrics
Canyonville, OR

Pioneer Quilts
Happy Valley, OR

Quilt Therapy
La Grande, OR

The Stitchin Post
Sisters, OR

Top Stitch
Medford, OR

The Gallery
Mercer, PA

Rhode Island
South Carolina

A Stitch In Time Again
Orangeburg, SC

Bernina Sewing Center
Greenville, SC

Pieces & Patches
Lexington, SC

Sew 'n Sew
Summerville, SC

Viking Says Sew n Quilt
Greenville, SC
South Dakota

Bernina In Stitches
Johnson City, TN

Bernina Sewing Center
Knoxville, TN

MMija Quilting & Needlework
Morristown, TN

Pappy's Quilting Place
Maryville, TN

Tennessee Quilts
Jonesborough, TN

Textile Fabric Store
Nashville, TN

The Cherry Pit
Sevierville, TN

The Quilting Barn
Arlington, TN

Country Living Quilts
Marquez, TX

Creative Sewing Center
San Antonio, TX

Fat Quarter Shop
Manchaca, TX

Houston Street Mercantile
Granbury, TX

Lone Star Quiltworks
Bryan, TX

Lost Pines Quilt Shop
Bastrop, TX

Pinwheels & Posies
Dickenson, TX

Pocketful of Posey's
Fredricksburg, TX

Quakertown Quilts At The Woodlands
Friendswood, TX

Quilter's Crossing
Tomball, TX

Quilters Quarters
Conroe, TX

Cypress, TX

Sew Many Treasures
Williston, VT

Schoolhouse Fabrics
Floyd, VA

The Sewing Studio
Martinsville, VA


Akers United Drug
Chewetah, WA

Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop
Arlington, WA

Calico Creation's
Mt. Vernon, WA

Fabrics Plus
Anacortes, WA

Gathering Fabric
Woodinville, WA

Island Quilter
Vashon, WA

Keepsake Cottage Fabrics
Bothell, WA

Kingston Quilt Shop
Kingston, WA

Original Quilts
Redmond, WA

Over The Rainbow
Camano Island, WA

Pacific Fabrics & Crafts
Seattle, WA

QuiltWorks Northwest
Bellevue, WA

Sew E-Z Too
Colville, WA

Sisters Fabric Shop
Chehalis, WA

The Quilt Shop
Anacortes, WA

The Quilted Moose
Colfax, WA

The Quilter's Garden
Duvall, WA

The Wild Rose Quilt Shop
Orting, WA

West Seattle Fabric Co.
Seattle, WA

Woven Threads
Chelan, WA
West Virginia

Country Roads Quilt Shop
Morgantown, WV

The Sew Inn
Morgantown, WV


Bear Den Quilting Company
Siren, WI

Bungalow Quilting and Yarn
Ripon, WI

Material Matters
Cedarburg, WI

Pamella's Place
Genesee Depot, WI

Patched Works
Elm Grove, WI

Patches & Petals
Belleville, WI

Pine Street Quilts
Marinette, WI

Saving Thyme
Stoughton, WI
Sew With Me
Waukesha, WI

Stitcher's Crossing
Madison, WI

The Stitchery
Delevan, WI


Quilt Essentials
Laramie, WY

Bogota, Columbia

E. E. Schenck
Portland, OR

EQS Ltd.
United Kingdom

Fabco Ltd.
New Zealand

JN Harper

Lloyd Curzon Textiles
South Australia

The Netherlands

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