Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ho Ho, Yo-yo Project!

Every time I go to a fabric store I see the "Yo-yo makers" by Clover on the shelves. I am fascinated with this clever little gadget and always wonder what I could make with them.

The provided link is for an adorable Christmas ornament using the Clover Yo-yo maker! Take out your Christmas-themed fabric scraps and get crafty! This project would be perfect for teacher gifts, holiday party favors, or to stick on top of a Christmas present instead of a bow!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday!

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

--Zora Neale Hurston (American folklorist and writer, 1903-1960)

Custom longarming by Jenni using....
Custom Quilt Templates (CQT)as discussed in an earlier post!

The templates are available in 9 different sizes (3”, 3.5”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7”, 8”, 9” & 10”). They are available for purchase on Custom Quilting Template’s website (
Jenni did an amazing job with the longarming on this quilt!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek at Andover's fabric inspired by the children's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle.

It's so cute! I just love the animals! I'm going crazy waiting for this line of fabric to hit the shelves!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sir Knight Nicholas

Nicholas was a knight in shining armor for Halloween! So adorable!

Quilt Retreat

What a great time at the Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat! The retreat was held at Lake Panorama near Panora, Iowa! Each of the girls finished a couple quilts and really enjoyed spending time together.

Jenni sewed together a bright and fun Charming Trails quilt top using Moda "Wee Play" fabric. (The Charming Trails pattern is by Whistlepig Creek Productions in Arvada, CO. ) She also pieced together another quilt top using "Peace on Earth" fabric by Moda. She used a new pattern by Open Gate called Cranberry Garland that utilizes charm packs and jelly rolls. She is planning on creating a custom border. It should be interesting to see the final result!

Jill used some "Jitterbug" fabric in muted shades of green, pink, cream, and brown for a Cheaper by the Dozen quilt top (Legacy pattern).
Jill also used some Moda "Garden Inspiration" charm packs to stitch up a Charming Trails quilt top. It turned out really nice!

Lisa sewed together a quilt using leftover Moda "Fresh Air" scraps. She also sewed an adorable holiday quilt using the fun "Five and Dime" pattern by All Washed Up. Lisa had time to work on a Charming Trails quilt top using Moda "Apron Strings" reproduction fabrics too.
Amy worked on a Moda University quilt top using Moda "Faded Memories" fabric. She also sewed together another quilt top using Andover's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" fabric. The pattern she used was Bits and Pieces by Mountainpeek Creations, a Colorado-based design company. Jenni also helped Amy make a large throw pillow cover (using a custom quilted fabric panel) to match the Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Nicholas will love the Hungry Caterpillar quilt and pillow set!

Now Jenni has even more quilts to longarm!!!! We'll post her beautiful work at a later date!
How lucky to have a award-winning longarm designer to work on and finish our quilts!