Prairie Patterns05.22.15

Coriander Quilts

Well, it has been a whirlwind of a week.  I am back from Quilt Market and I think I would be happy to do it all over again next week.  What fun that was!  It was such a treat to share Prairie with all of the people attending.  I was so nervous about attending market and sharing not only my first fabric line but also launching my pattern line, Coriander Quilts.  But, I don’t know what I was worried about.  My husband Ryan said, “you are going to hang out with a bunch of quilters…what could you possibly be worried about?”  And he was totally right–it was such a blast!

 And today, I am excited to share my Prairie patterns with all of you.  Warning, there are a lot of pictures!

First up is Dashing:

Dashing Quilt

Dashing is a Fat Eighth friendly quilt with a fun spin on two traditional quilt blocks–a churn dash block and a star block.

Dashing Quilting

Abby of Latimer Lane Quilting quilted this quilt for me.  I love the texture it gives the quilt.  This is the 2nd time Abby has used this pattern on a quilt for me and I always love the result.

I had some visitors during my photo taking–such a pretty place to take some photos.

horses

I decided to launch my pattern company under a new name–something different than Little Miss Shabby.  So, you will be seeing all of my patterns under the name “Coriander Quilts”–I thought it was too perfect not to use.  All of my patterns are full color booklet style patterns with easy to follow instructions and lots of diagrams for cutting, piecing, & pressing.

Dashing Cover

Next up is Floret.  Floret requires a layer cake plus two charm packs or six charm packs if you want to scrap it up.

Floret Quilt

The blocks in Floret are nice, over-sized blocks and the quilt comes together quickly.

Floret Quilting

Abby quilted Floret for me as well, using a fun little loopy pattern.

Prairie includes a a variety of stripes which I love using for bindings.  In fact, I used a stripe for all of my Prairie quilt bindings except for one.  You just can’t go wrong with a great striped binding.

Floret Binding

The pattern cover:

Floret Cover

And next is Gingersnap.

Gingersnap Quilt

This is the quilt that many of you have been oohing and ahhing over the hand quilting that my mom did.  She banged out the hand quilting on this quilt in just a couple days.  There is no way that I would have been able to hand quilt this in time for market!  Thanks Mom! =)

The quilting is done using 8 wt. Perle Cotton (mostly Presencia Finca).  I love the texture and pop using this weight of thread always provides.

Gingersnap Quilting

This is the only quilt without a striped binding.  You really can’t go wrong with a polka dot either. =)

Gingersnap requires just 2 charm packs plus solid yardage to complete the quilt top.

Gingersnap Binding

It is such a fun quilt to make!

Gingersnap Cover

Moving onto Idyllic.  This quilt might be my favorite quilt…I think I have probably said that about all of these quilts at one time or another.

Idyllic

I just love this one!  Idyllic is Fat Eighth friendly and I just adore how it turned out.  This quilt is actually the most simple of all the quilts to piece.  Can you believe that!–it’s always great to piece a quilt that looks trickier than it is.

Idyllic Quilting

Abby quilted this one for me also.  This quilting design perfectly compliments the quilt.  Do you see that bit of yellow peeking out up there?  The Idyllic pattern features both a print and a solid version of the quilt.

Yellow Idyllic Quilt

I have wanted a yellow and white quilt for so long!  I was very excited to incorporate it into this pattern so I had an excuse to make one.

Idyllic Yellow Quilting

Natalia of Piece & Quilt custom quilted this quilt for me.  Didn’t she do a lovely job?  I’m so excited about this quilt.

Idyllic Quilts

Idyllic Pattern cover:

Idyllic Cover

Of course there must be minis.

Minis

I decided to incorporate 3 mini quilts into one quilt pattern.  So all 3 of these mini quilts can be found in the Sweetness pattern.

Sweetness Cover

There is a Floret Mini:

Mini Floret

I opted to hand quilt this one.  I can complete a small hand quilting project quickly!  In fact, if you are new to hand quilting, mini quilts are a great way to dip your toes in the water.

Floret Mini

There is also a Gingersnap Mini:

Mini Gingersnap

Look how cute it is!

Gingersnap Mini

And lastly an Idyllic Mini:

Mini Idyllic

Again, this little Idyllic Mini was probably the most simple of the minis to piece.

Idyllic Mini

The minis all use either one or two mini charm packs (the 2.5″ mini ones) plus a bit of solid yardage.  And, the patterns for all 3 are found in the Sweetness pattern.

As of right now, PAPER copies of all of the patterns are available in my Etsy Shop.  I will also have PDF versions at some point.  I tried uploading them without success today–my Internet service in my little Amish town was just not cutting it today!  I’ll get them added into my shop as soon as I can.

Pattern Covers

I’ll be back soon with more pictures of Prairie!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Introducing Prairie!05.11.15

Prairie

 

Today, I am excited to introduce you to Prairie.  She’ll be debuting at Quilt Market in Minneapolis in just a few days and available to purchase in October.  You guys know my love of all of those rich “sherbert-y” colors and Prairie combines them all into a warm, beautiful bundle of fabrics.  This line is full of stripes for that perfect binding, pretty florals, and fun polka dots.

Prairie Fabric

Prairie is the warmth and golden colors of a late summer afternoon.  It is those last few lazy days when the bright, riotous colors of the season meld into the rich days of fall.  It is where wildflowers grow in their brilliance along fences and in fields and little feet run barefoot to meet them.  To me, Prairie signifies those last carefree days of summer before a new season begins filled with fresh adventure.  Enjoy the ride! 

If you will be at Quilt Market I would love to see you!–I have pins to trade and quilts to share.

For all of you unable to attend market, next week I will be sharing my new patterns–(there’s 5 of them!) here on the blog and more fun fabric pictures.  Follow me on IG @lmshabby (the first letter is a lower case L) to see pictures from Quilt Market coming up in just a couple days.

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And the Quiltmaker giveaway wrap-up from last week:  the winner is:

Comment #106, Karen who said:

Love this little friendship star.
Wonderful blog tour and thanks for the chance to win!

I’ve sent you an email Karen. =)

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Vintage Fancy Medallion Quilt02.03.15

Vintage Fancy Medallion

Hello, Hello everyone!–First blog post of 2015..craziness!  So what has been happening here at the Yoder household?  Well, since my last post, we Christmassed & we New Yeared, got some stomach flu and some regular flu–battled some coughs(are still battling).  Traveled to Sight & Sound in PA with the girls as a surprise Christmas gift(some of the stomach flu was happening then).  Our little pup, Lilli, got really sick but she is much better now.

Some trunk shows happened, some classes were taught, a lot of great quilty friends were met, some meet-ups with blog readers were had.  And of course plenty of sewing has gone on.

Vintage Fancy

It’s been a busy start to what promises to be an exciting year.

If you follow me on IG (lmshabby the first letter is a lowercase L) or facebook you’ve seen snippets and pictures here and there of my Vintage Fancy Medallion quilt.  This is an additional pattern I have designed as a companion pattern to Playful Petals.

Medallion Center

Vintage Fancy finishes at 66″ x 66″ and features a little bit of everything; half square triangles, flying geese, and of course petal applique.

Quilting

I machine quilted my quilt on my Bernina with only about 6″ of throat space–that was certainly a challenge–and a lot of bobbins!

Vintage Fancy Cover

Vintage Fancy PDF Pattern

Just click the link above to access the pattern.

For all of you Playful Petals fans, you now have 3 extra patterns made especially to compliment the patterns in the book:

Tiled Blooms Quilt

The Tiled Blooms pattern can be found in this post.

Mini Buds

And the Mini Buds pattern can be found here.

Enjoy!

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A Fantastic Package11.21.14

Rose Bag

Happy Friday Ya’ll!–I apologize for my slightly wrinkly picture!  I’ve been wanting to share this with you and I just couldn’t take the time to iron before snapping the pictures. =)  After running up to the school twice this morning before 9am–my time has gotten away from me.  How ironic is it that the girls and I left the house early this morning to pick up cans of food to drop off at the school for Share-A-Christmas only to realize that Chloe had forgotten her lunch at home. =p  So after running that back up to the school, my morning started a bit later than I had planned.

So, enough of that…let’s talk bloggy friends.  Do you remember this post where I was talking about some Winter stitching I would have loved to start–namely the Moda Tote given away at Fall Market.

There's no place like Moda

Well, not long after I shared that I would love to have one of those totes, Melissa of Happy Quilting contacted me to see if I might be interested in an extra tote that she had…say, what!  I was so excited to read that email!–We decided to do up a little swap for each other.  And I received this package of goodness last week:

Swap Package

Melissa totally rocked this swap package!  As I opened the package, I was thrilled with the tote and then I pulled out the book(It’s Modern Baby), then I delved a little bit further and there were the mini charms(and such good ones!), and then a charm pack.

Mini Charms

And the tote even included all of the Aurifil embroidery floss and needles to complete the stitching.  The one side of the bag has the roses stitchery and the other side says, “There’s no Place like Moda”.

Goodies

It was such a wonderful swap package to receive and I love every bit of it!  If you want to see what I sent over to Melissa, you can read about her swap package in this post.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Quilty Stitches Feature and Giveaway11.03.14

Make Modern Issue 2

A couple months ago the folks over at Make Modern, a new digital Australian based magazine, asked me if they could feature Quilty Stitches in an upcoming issue of their magazine…What fun!

Issue 2 of Make Modern was just released on November 1 and with it, a Quilty Stitches Feature.  The powers that be over at the Make Modern headquarters have kindly offered to give away three individual digital issues for 3 winners. =)

Preview

I haven’t had a chance to peruse my copy yet but I have scoped out all of the preview pics of issue 2 and it looks great!  You can check out the preview pics here.

So, I’m giving away 2 issues here on my blog–I want to know your favorite hand project you will be working on this winter.  Here are a couple that have recently caught my eye:

This Alphabet cross stitch sampler by Stitchrovia looks so fun!–You can find the pattern on Etsy.

Stitchrovia

Image courtesy of Stitchrovia on Etsy

The 2nd hand project that has recently caught my eye is one that I couldn’t find a great picture of easily.  I’ve seen it popping up here and there on instagram.  It’s an adorable little tote bag that Moda fabrics gave out at Quilt Market–it’s not available to purchase as far as I know but it’s oh so cute!!  The tote came with the threads needed to do all of the hand stitching on the bag.  There is a beautiful flower design on one side and on the other it says “There’s no place like Moda”–so cute!  This was the best picture I could find to give you a little bit of an idea of the design.

Moda Project

By the way, that is the front cover of the digital issue of Piece.  If you didn’t already know, Moda puts out a fun little digital catalog featuring the new and upcoming fabric lines several times a year.  You can find the newest issue here if you want to browse fabrics coming out in the next several months.  Keep in mind you can’t buy the fabrics here–you’ll need to ask for them at your local quilt shop and the new collections featured won’t be available for purchase until Spring 2015.

If anyone comes across or has an extra one of these little lovely totes I would loooove to take it off your hands!! =)

So, those are the 2 most recent projects that have caught my eye in the world of hand work.

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Giveaway is now Closed.

If you’d like a chance to win a digital copy of Make Modern magazine, leave me a comment below letting me know your current hand work project or one you would like to give a whirl.  I’ll draw two winners sometime this week.  If you follow me on IG @lmshabby I’m giving away the 3rd copy over there. =)

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Wednesday WIP10.29.14

Pinwheel BlockHappy Wednesday everyone!  Last week, I decided to dive into the B&C fabrics that I shared with you.  I think about right after I published that blog post, I just had to start on my next project.

ProjectsAll of these fabrics have been cut up–with the exception of the top 4 fabric on the left stack.  Those are all border fabrics and I couldn’t decide which order I wanted them in, so I’m going to cut them as I go.

The center of my project is the 21″ pinwheel block at the top of the page.

PetalsAnd I also cut out 160 petals for this project as well.  I will guiltily confess to watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey as I cut them out…

Completing the applique on them is next up on today’s list.  Luckily I have a great line-up of podcasts just waiting to be heard as I sew.

Hope you all have a productive Wednesday!

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Waiting in the Wings10.24.14

Bonnie & Camille

 

You know when you finish(or at least, mostly finish) one project you have a million others just waiting for you to dive in?  Well, that’s where I’m at this morning.  I just finished up my Underground Railroad quilt top yesterday:

Underground Railroad Quilt Top

And, now I’m ready to start another project–I know I should finish the quilting on this one but there is something so much fun about starting a new project and cutting into new fabrics.

Fabrics

It’s a little bit like when you finish a book you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ve become quite familiar with the characters, have lived with them, know their flaws and imperfections, their strengths.  And then, the book is over…and the characters in the next book are waiting, waiting to surprise you with their quirks and personalities.  It’s a blank slate, another opportunity to fall in love with a new cast of characters.  Finishing and Starting a new quilt is kinda like that.

Projects

I have 2 stacks of fabric taunting me from the sidelines, this wonderful Bonnie & Camille stack which is a mix of a number of different lines.  I have the pattern written up for this one and am just ready to dive in.

And I also have another Bonnie stack waiting for me–this one from Bonnie Christine:

Bonnie Christine

A mix of fabrics from Winged, Sweet as Honey, & Reminisce.  For this quilt I have the pattern somewhat ready–I think that I am going to offer it in tutorial form on my blog so I don’t really need to make a fancy pattern.

Fabric

So, two bundles just waiting to be made.  And of course my little houses bundle also anxiously waiting to be built.

Liberty & Essex

Oh how much fun it is having fabrics just waiting to be transformed into a quilt!

I’m not headed to Quilt Market this weekend so that means I will have some sewing time.  Now to decide which project to start on!

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Playful Petals Blog Tour Giveaway Day! {It’s a good one!}09.26.14

Daisy Fields Pillow

Image Courtesy of Lee @ www.freshlypieced.com

Happy Friday Everyone!

Playful Petals Header

Thank you so much to all of you for following along on the Playful Petals Blog Tour!–Today is the last day of the blog tour and I hope you all have enjoyed it.  Lee is sharing her thoughts on Playful Petals along with her adorable Daisy Fields pillow(pictured above) on her blog today.  I love the yarn dyed dark linen background fabric she chose to use for her pillow.  That fabric has been wanting to make it’s way into my stash for way too long!  Be sure to hop over to Lee’s and check out her blog–she is always such an inspiration!!

If you have missed any of the Playful Petals Blog tour posts, here is a complete list(click the links to go right to the Playful Petals post:

September 15: Amy @   Stitchery Dickory Dock
September 16: Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 17: Jessica @ Quilty Habit
September 18: Faith @ Fresh Lemons
September 19: Amy @ Diary of a Quilter
September 22: Sherri @ A Quilting Life
September 23: Amber @ Gigi’s Thimble
September 24: Lori @ Bee in My Bonnet
September 25: Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
September 26: Lee @ Freshly Pieced
These are just a couple of the beautiful projects shared as part of this tour–you’ll want to make sure to visit all of the stops to see all of the pretties shared!:
Photo Courtesy of Faith @ www.freshlemonsquilts.com

Photo Courtesy of Faith @ www.freshlemonsquilts.com

petals mini quilt 1

Photo courtesy of Amanda Jean @ www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com

And now, we are moving onto the giveaway portion of today–I know you all have been waiting. =)  I seriously want to enter this giveaway myself…it’s a good one!–And it’s all about my favorites.

Of course, the winner of the giveaway will receive a copy of Playful Petals:

Playful Petals Cover

Next up, how about some Moda Fabrics layer cakes?!—Moda fabrics has been and will remain my favorite fabric manufacturer.  15 years ago, I fell in love with a certain Moda fabric designer and spent hours scouring the internet for pieces from one of her lines of fabric.  This was back in the day of dial up internet which meant it was slow going..but, I just fell in love with Moda!

Moda Fabrics has sent me two layer cakes for my giveaway, one of Kate Spain’s new Horizon line of fabric & one of The Jung’s new Pedal Pushers line of fabric.

Layer Cakes

I do a lot of fabric shopping locally but I also love shopping for fabric online.  I reached out to one of my favorite online fabric shops…which I am sure you are all very familiar with..Fat Quarter Shop…and they donated a $50 gift certificate to their shop for my giveaway!
They have recently added some awesome things to their site…Have you all seen the Snapshots Quilt Along yet?–seriously amazing!:
SnapShots Quilt Kit

 Well, I figured why stop with one online shop?..So I reached out to another of my favorite online shops…Fabric Shack.  Fabric Shack has both a great online store and a brick and mortar store which happens to be about 25 minutes from my sister-in-law’s house in Cincinnati.  So, it is a must stop for me whenever we visit.  The thing I love the most about shopping online at Fabric Shack is that they will cut 1/8 yd. cuts of fabric.  For my scrap loving self, this is perfect!  In fact, I bought 1/8 yd. cuts of the complete Up Parasol line from Fabric Shack when I was making my Tiled Blooms quilt:

Tiled Blooms Quilt

Fabric Shack donated a $25 Gift Certificate to their online shop as part of today’s giveaway!

Well, since I don’t do all of my fabric shopping online, I contacted my favorite local quilt shop, Miller’s Dry Goods, to see if they would be interested in donating to my giveaway…and they said yes!–Now you might be thinking that you won’t be able to shop here..but, they also have a wonderful online shop to which they’ve donated a $30 Gift Certificate.

They carry all kinds of goodies..some of my favorites:  The 8 wt. Finca Perle Cotton I am always referencing for hand quilting, Aurifil thread(which everyone in blogland is always referencing), Moda fabrics, Cotton & Steel fabrics, a great selection of solids, and the list goes on.  Plus, you will not find a more accommodating staff!

Plus, they have the prettiest quilting retreat center, The Rural Thimble,  right beside their fabric shop.  Every time I shop there, I am envious of the ladies staying over in that facility–so pretty, newly opened, and just perfect for a group of 10 ladies to get together and sew to their heart’s content.

So, here’s the rundown of the giveaway prizes(a value of nearly $200):

  • Playful Petals Book
  • 2 Moda Layer Cakes
  • $50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Fabric Shack
  • $30 Gift Certificate to Miller’s Dry Goods

To Enter the Giveaway: Comments are now Closed

One lucky person will win all of these goodies!  You can enter the giveaway through next Friday, October 3.  Just leave a comment for me below in the comments section with your favorite project from Playful Petals.

Happy Friday!

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WIP Wednesday08.13.14

Stitcheries Quilt

Can’t believe we are back to Wednesday already!–Man that week flew by.  It’s unfortunate that time picks up pace as the summer nears an end. =)  I checked my Stitcheries quilt top off my WIP list.

This is my favorite block in the whole quilt:

Stitchery

For some reason, I opted to do all of my little stitcheries on muslin.  This is not the same decision I would make if I were making it again!

Stitchery 4

In keeping with that, and against my better judgement, the sashing is also a muslin–albeit cuter than your average muslin.  I picked it up at one of my LQS’s several years ago and it has a flower print sort of “stamped’ into it if that makes sense.

Stitchery 3

I may never be able to wash this quilt–none of the fabrics are prewashed and I’m not sure how it will hold up…and the shrinkage wouldn’t be a good thing.  But, aesthetically, I think I made the right decision.  The little flowers in there are pretty cute!

Happy to check this one off my list!  However, now the problem is the overflowing stack of quilt tops–machine quilter I am not! =)

In the upcoming week these are my goals:

  1. Add border to the Metro Rings Quilt–I hope to share this one with you tomorrow or Friday.
  2. Finish next Quilty Stitches block (the last one!)
  3. Bind my Yoder quilt.

I also have another project I wouldn’t mind working on but, with Back to School next week my schedule may get a bit full!

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Spell It With Moda08.11.14

Fabrics

 

Do you guys ever wake up in the morning and you suddenly want to make something new and totally not on any WIP list or project list you are currently working on?

Well, I got bit with the new project bug on Saturday.  Some of you may have jumped on the Spell it With Moda band wagon earlier this year.  All of those cute little letter quilts and handy free letter patterns–it was hard for me not to dive right in.  But then, Saturday morning, out of the blue–I “needed” to make a little letter mini of my own.

Spell It With Moda

Moda Fabrics has a wonderful Spell it With Fabric pinterest board with links to all of the blog posts that feature the free printable letter patterns.  I printed off Y,O,D,E,R and pulled together a fun mix of scrappy red fabrics and low volume background prints.

Last Name Mini

In about 2 hours, I had a completed “Yoder” mini quilt.  These letters fly together–including cutting time they probably took about 15-20 minutes each.  And with a short last name (so much handier than the “Hershberger” I used to be!) my little quilt came together quickly.

The quilting took a little bit of time–I opted for a one inch cross hatch and finished that part up yesterday afternoon.

Quilting

Now, all that’s left is to add the binding!  I have wanted a Yoder sign above my kitchen sink for years.  I thought I wanted a wooden sign–but this little quilt was much more cost effective (I had all of the supplies) and just as cute! =)  Can’t wait to get the binding on and hang it in it’s new spot.

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