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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Only half a post . . . . .

But, at least we can get a few things done.
and foremost
the Sunny Days 

books got here today.
Yay, Yay, Yay

And Martingale has done their
usual stupendous jog
with this book.

Also the Sarah's Story fabric 
designed by 
Betsy Chutchian got here too so

kits for Over the River

the Angel Table-runner,

Grandma's House,

Winter Wonderland,

Church Bells in the Snow 
are all being cut.

If you preordered any of those kits
you should be getting them soon.

If you want to order one today you
can do so by clicking here.

And since it's getting to close to 
Christmas and because I decided 
to make this quilt for my sister, I'm 
leaving it on sale for another week.

Merry Almost Christmas, ladies.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Book 2 of Folk Art Favorites plus Clover Meadow fabric is shipping

Our Vintage book this
month is
Folk Art Favorites.

There are 3 books in this series
(This is book 2)

with lots of fun quilts designed by
fellow Moda designer

Sandy Klop
(known to most quilters as
American Jane)

and of course there are a 
couple by me.

And its a really exciting month
for me because my latest
fabric line - Clover Meadow -
is shipping to your local quilt store.

Lots of precuts shipped  a couple of weeks ago

and the yardage is shipping now.

Along with kits for

Jan and Pep's Marvelous Adventure - 
our 50th Anniversary Quilt

So I get lots of Christmas
presents this year and so do you. 

Our Deal of the Week 

is a kit for the larger version of 

No Room at the Inn.

It's 32" x 35" and you can 
get your kit by clicking here. 

I believe the Tablestand version
(12" x 25")
is still on sale in the store too.

Have a great week ladies
and be sure to come back next week
for an update on 
Blockheads 3.

And I'm sorry ladies,
I wrote this last night but forgot to publish it.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

It's December already

Another year almost gone.
But still lots of time left to quilt :)

This is Folk Art Favorites
Part 1 - Winter Holidays
by me and my friend and fellow
Moda Designer, Sandy Klop -
known to most people as American Jane.

There are 3 books in this series and this is Book 1.
You need all 3 books to make this quilt
and they are our Vintage book on sale this month.
All 3 are on sale in a bundle for one price.
To get yours you can click here.

I love the Partridge in a Pear Tree quilt
and these chilly December nights are just
right for cuddling up under the Pineapple quilt

or the Folk Art Angels quilt.  
One can always use a few more
angels around the house.
And here are the directions for the 
triangle/square pineapples that 
Carrie Nelson of Moda fame likes so much.

And what is Christmas without
Stockings - large stockings that hold
lots of loot (or socks and underwear 
as well as oranges and candy).

Christmas is coming so we'd better get quilting.  :)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What a great time we had at the Mo. Star retreat AND

Happy Almost Turkey Day

But first the Retreat
And since there is so much to do the day
before Thanksgiving, I'll mainly show pictures.

Molly Barton (Girl Wonder) 
of Missouri Star.

Karen sewing the strips together for the beeskep/

Marie using the bias maker to  

                                                                make the bias vines.

Syd has hers made and is cutting out
freezer paper patterns.

And here we are with the finished product.
Good friends,
Lots of fun,
Lots of good food
And a quilt.
What more could one want:)

This is Pumpkins, Turkeys & Geese
The pattern is on sale this week 
and you can get it by going to the 
store after you click here .

Have a great Thanksgiving filled with
laughter, food, family and friends.
And of course --- Quilts. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Its still November - And COLD....

This is what it looks like outside.
It's 22 right now but it's
supposed to get up to 40 later today.

Yesterday the high was 22 so we're already 
ahead of the game right now.

When its this cold this early in the season
I spend a lot of my day taking care 
of my chickens - making sure each house has
food and a heated waterer and that the
waterers are working.

My neat green waterers don't work anymore -
the water is frozen.  So yesterday I ran to Orschelns
and got some plug in pet waterers.  
Luckily the green waterers can be converted to
feeders.  I just took them to the house, washed
and dried them, filled them with feed 
and turned the lids (just the lids) over.  
Now they're feeders- pretty neat :).

Before I post this I'll take a picture of the new set up.
I can't post right now anyway because for some 
reason, Blogger won't save the post so I'll have
to leave it open until it will.

I may have to wait until it warms us 
a little to get things to work

Back inside, Kitty Kate

and Elizabeth

are keeping me company while
I'm working on "Cozy Cabin" -
the Tablestand Quilt for

I didn't have a chance to post on Veteran's Day
but I hope you had a chance to thank one of
our service men or women for the
great job they do of keeping us safe.

To get a kit (including 
the hanger), click here.

Keep quilting ladies and
see you next week.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

And now it's November.........

But for awhile it looked like we had skipped a month.

Dobby, our Welsh Corgi is
discussing the situation with the 
stone puppy by the garden bench.
I think they decided that it was 
too soon for snow.

I found out the breed of my little chickens.
They are banty Mille Fluer D'uccles.
I am assuming with that name they are French.
Apparently the Mille Fluer are
the white dots on their feathers.

This is their comfy house with it's 
nests for laying eggs and their feeder.

They seem to have gotten a little
confused as to which was which.

And this is the November Mystery Quilt Block.
This yellow cat is new to the barn.
I leave the window to the grain room open a
crack except in the most severe weather.  
The window faces the south and is protected.

That way if one of the house cats goes out for
the night and isn't back by house curfew they
have a way to get out of the weather.
Well, Muffin Kitty is a stray who showed up
about 2 months ago and has made himself at
home.  He's settled in and loves being petted now
and getting his "wet food" treat every night.
(Dry food and water are a staple)

Since Halloween is over, it's time to turn about
the Fall Favorites Tablestand Quilt.  
Now we're headed for Thanksgiving.  To get
your pattern or kit for the 
quilt click here.  The Pumpkin and
Gate header is available now also.

Our Vintage book for the month 

with patterns for 12 fun quilts, 
pillows and stockings.  
To order your copy click here

It's time to get busy.
Christmas will be here before you know it. :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It's Here!

And the kit will be in December.

Jan & Pep's Marvelous Adventure 
93" x 99"
Made for their 50th Anniversary
 from Clover Meadow fabric line
by Jan Patek for Moda.

Close up of Center House block
& Jan & Pep block

Jake's house, grandson Cullen,
chickens & beeskep - 
appliqué  by Marie Boyle.

Max's house, grandson Quinn,
chickens & flag-
appliqué by Amy Gertz

my sister Nancy's house, chickens, 
beeskep & flowers -
appliqué  by Susanne Steil.

Assembly of blocks by Terri Luther.

This is a large quilt so we are offering a few different 
ways to purchase the kit.  
At the moment we are taking preorders and 
shipment will begin in December.

You can buy the kit outright for $290.00 
by clicking here
you can make 4 payments of $72.50 each
by clicking here
we'll ship the quilt in segments or all
at once after the last payment 
if it comes that way from Moda.
I do hope that made sense.
If you have any questions you can email 
Tammie at
and she should be able to answer them.

And on a totally different set of purple quilts,
someone on Instagram wanted to see
a picture of my couch with it's quilt and pillows
so here is "Home Sweet Log Cabin Home"
with the Purple House Pillow and the 
Scarecrow Pillow - also part of "America For Me".

And here is the leather-bound journal
Pep gave me for our 50th Anniversary.

"I do believe it's time
for another Adventure."  :)

He's a Keeper.