Thursday, September 18, 2014

NEW Daysail Patterns! YAY!!!

Today I am so happy to share with you my new patterns made with our 
Bonnie and Camille Daysail fabric collection.
We will be showing this fabric collection at the International Quilt Market in October and 
it will ship to your local quilt shop in February. 
The patterns are available now.

It's always so hard to work on these projects for weeks and not show them,
but after many hours of designing, cutting, sewing, pressing and binding,
FINALLY, they are ready!

My first and very favorite quilt this time is Smooth Sailing.  
It is a large quilt measuring 83" x 91". 
As you can see, there are 4 different boats in diagonal rows.

One that has a Pinwheel,

One with a Friendship Star.

a Log Cabin block,

and a Churn Dash. 

Some face one way and some the other.

The sailboat print in aqua seemed like the obvious choice for the back and I used the stripe for 3 of my 4 quilt bindings. They are just so perfect, I couldn't resist. 

Molly of Lovely Threads did a great job quilting this one. 
Notice the clouds in the sky, the waves in the water and the stones down the pole?
Thanks so much Molly! 

 I am really ready for some Smooth Sailing!

Our Daysail line is great for baby boy quilts, so I just had to make two.
So many fun dots and stripes.
Both quilts are 42" x 42". 

This Anchor quilt is simple and quick using fat quarters and a few jelly roll strips.

The Waves quilt is made with jelly rolls and is really fast as well.

If you look closely, you can see that the white background print 
is a white on white dot, great for texture.

The text print is one of my favorites in the line and I used it for the back of this quilt.  
In fact, I couldn't resist using it in every single project. 
Yes, striped binding again.

Next up, High Tide.
This quilt is large as well, 78" x 96" and Fat Quarter Friendly.

LeAnn Powell quilted this one and I chose an all over paisley that looks like 
water splashing. 

Thanks LeAnn!

You can see how the floral prints mix so well with all the stripes and dots.

I used the red text print for the stones and the binding on this one. 
I thought it framed it nicely.

For those of you that didn't happen to see that I introduced this new bag pattern 
last week, this is my new Sew on the Go Bag pattern made with
our Miss Kate fabric line. Miss Kate is in quilt shops NOW! 

It's the perfect bag to put on your lap while doing your hand work as you travel.

 The front pocket unzips to reveal scissors, thread and everything you might need for 
the project you are working on. 

 Your thread and scissors can't fall down into your seat and get lost.

This cute little button to holds everything in place.

So, there you have it.
Which one is your favorite?

My new patterns are all in the shop today as paper or PDF's . 

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Sew on the Go Bag Pattern and Winners!

I am so excited to show you one of my new patterns, it's called 
Sew on the Go Bag.

I love to have a hand stitching project when I travel whether it is in the car or on the plane, 
and I am always trying to keep my thread and scissors handy. 

One day my husband and I were traveling to our cabin and we had stopped to get some lunch on the way. I was binding a quilt and my thread and scissors kept falling 
down in the seat. 
 I finally ended up putting them both on the straw in my drink.

(sorry for the lame phone photo)

 I decided it was time to make something a little more sophisticated to make my travel 
stitching easier.  
That was the inspiration for this bag, true story.
After a few sleepless nights dreaming up all the things this little bag should do, 
I came up with this. 

This little bag can sit on your lap and unzips to reveal thread, scissors, needles, pins, measuring tape, crochet hook or any other supplies you might need. 
I think it works perfectly for my paper pieced hexagon project.

It has a clear vinyl pocket so you can see whatever you may have stashed in it.

When you are ready to close it up, it zips and has a nice little button closure to 
hold the pocket closed and everything in place.

I used my selvage strips from Miss Kate for the center of the pocket, but the pattern gives the instructions for both the selvage strips or fabric yardage options.

It has little side pockets for rulers, pencils or crochet hooks and such.

The recessed zipper keeps things inside and the zipper pull makes it easy to zip.
I like it so much better than the cup and straw I ended up using.

You can find the paper or the PDF versions of the pattern in my shop

I hope this little bag will make your travel projects a little easier!

I am so excited to show you my new Daysail patterns. 
Stop by my blog next week to see what I have been working on!

You will also find some Bonnie and Camille mixed fat quarter bundles in the shop,

Oh, I almost forgot to announce the winners of the Miss Kate cut goods from the 
Moda Love Blog Tour.

My husband was the official counter and believe it or not, there were 

3416 M&M's in that bowl.
Now who is going to help me eat all of those M&M's?

Thanks so much to Moda for their generosity!

The winners are:
Michelle guessed 3296

Brenda guessed 3600
and Wendy guessed 3196.

Congratulations, e-mail me your addresses and I will send some Miss Kate right out.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Moda LOVE Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Moda LOVE Blog Tour!

The theme is LOVE and we were asked to answer a few questions and tell a
little about what we LOVE. 
I am going to make this short and sweet.

This time around, all the designers who were in the Moda Schoolhouse at Quilt Market made their own version of the Moda LOVE Layer Cake quilt.
You can check out the free block pattern here. 

Make sure you also stop by Sandy Gervais and Primitive Gatherings today to see their beautiful quilts. 

I LOVE the color red.

My first quilt was a project I made my Senior year in High School for Home Economics.  
 It was a gingham check bedspread. I wish I had a picture. I was born into a family of quilters, so it's in my blood, through and through.
I LOVE hand binding my quilts, its like the frosting on the cake.

LOVE being a part of the amazing people and creativity of the MODA family! 

LOVE creating and am happy to say that I will be celebrating the 
25th anniversary of Cotton Way in January. 
 I can't believe it's really been that long!

I was in LOVE with Moda fabric long before my daughter, Camille and I started designing 
fabric with them and am still crazy about it.

All the cut goods are great, 

but I LOVE the pretty Fat Quarter Bundles all wrapped up. 
Am I the only one who can't bring myself to untie that bow?

This bundle is Miss Kate and just happens to be in stores now.

If you need a new project, check out my Miss Kate patterns in the shop
I have decided to extend the 25% discount off patterns through the Moda Love Blog Tour. 
Use the code MISSKATE.

LOVE anything Chocolate. 
M&M's to be specific, they definitely fuel my creativity.

In fact, guess how many M&M's you think are in this bowl and I would 
LOVE to send you some Miss Kate cut goods!
(I told you this was going to be sweet)

Oh and I can't forget to mention,

I LOVE our new fabric collection, Daysail.
New patterns will be coming soon!

I LOVE summer and I LOVE my family!

 If you have a minute, watch the video and 
come sail into the sun with our family. 
Camille is a great slalom water skier. You won't want to miss seeing that. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Be sure to make a comment guessing how many M&M's you think are in the bowl and
a project you would LOVE to make with Miss Kate. 

The winners will be announced on September 13th.