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More International Quilt Market Pictures

 This week is such a busy week for me!–School is out which is always excited and we go right into frantic VBS prep.  Our VBS starts on Sunday and as one of 2 VBS directors that means this week gets quite busy for me!  I love it though–I have always wanted to be involved in a serious way with Vacation Bible School and am so excited to be involved every year.  I could almost get a little bit teary about it–it is just so fun to plan for & exactly where I feel I am supposed to be right now at this stage in my life.  I am sure that those of you who have been plugged into your perfect ministry know just what I’m talking about. =)

With that being said, I have found that as my mind gets to going 100 miles an hour, sitting down and spending some time at the computer whether it’s via blogging, designing, or just to answer emails, gives me a little bit of down time and I feel ready to tackle my to do list in a much more productive way.  Whew!–That was a long sentence! =)

So this is my VBS downtime Quilt Market report round 2. =)

Fig Tree

I wanted to kick off this round with pictures of one of my favorite booths at Quilt Market–the Fig Tree booth.  I love this line of fabric–I love the new patterns–large and mini.  Just beautiful!

Fig Tree Quilts

Next up is Hatched & Patched, “Gossip in the Garden” quilt.  Every time this quilt pops up somewhere I think it’s the cutest ever.  This quilt has it all–embroidery, applique, great blocks, all over cuteness.  I was excited to see this one in person.

Gossip in the Garden


This is Moda’s Modern Building Blocks quilt which is pretty stellar.  Definitely caught my eye every time I walked past.

Modern Building Blocks

I had to snap a picture of Playful Petals in the United Notions booth! =)

Playful petals

I chatted a bit with Vanessa of Lella Boutique.  She was debuting her first line with Moda, Into the woods.  She was the sweetest ever! =)  Her fabric palette is beautiful.



Next up Violet Craft’s new line, Brambleberry Ridge.  Really pretty line & some great patterns coming out.

Violet Craft Booth


This pillow was adorable.  On another note, I used the word “adorbs” to my husband last week just to see what he would say.  I thought he was going to fall over laughing–I don’t think I’m an “adorbs” saying sort of person.

Violet Craft Pillow


So, there you have it!–Some more photos to wet your fabric buying appetite! =)

Pillows Projects

Christmas Pillows

For Unto You

Whew!–I am so glad to be able to sit down and take a minute to relax!–Remember that quilt I referenced last week that I thought I was going to complete over the weekend and then have time to work on Elonie’s binding?–Well, I just finished it about an hour ago.    I seriously underestimated the amount of time it was going to take!–I think it was a combo of the size, it’s a queen, and the amount of applique.  At any rate, it is finished and I can now move on to a project that I’ve been itching to work on!  Well, after I get my house/laundry back in shape–they are both out. of. control.

Pillow Centers

A few weeks back, I had the idea to design and print out some fabrics that could be used for some cool Christmas pillows.  I ended up with 3 different designs and uploaded my designs to Spoonflower and had them printed.

Pillow Center

Aside, from printing out some quilt labels with Spoonflower previously, this was my first try at fabric and overall I am happy with the result.  I didn’t realize that often Spoonflower is unable to print a “black” fabric–so, the fabrics I received are more of a dark grey instead of the darker designs I uploaded–my designs were more “chalkboardy”.  However, I am still happy with the result and I might try re-printing them on a different base fabric to see what happens.


I plan to surround the pillow centers with some sort of pieced border(s) and I was looking at some fabrics this morning to use for them.


I ended up pulling a selection of mostly Moda fabrics–there are just a couple Denyse Schmidt fabrics in their and the Laurie Wisbrun stripe at the top will make a perfect binding fabric.

I can’t wait to start working on these pillows!

Today I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday. =)

Giveaways Quilts

Nightfall Quilt Pattern & Scraps Giveaway

Nightfall is the quilt that I was working on last week for P&B Textiles for Quilt Market.  I designed this quilt to showcase P&B’s “Intersections” line of fabric.  It’s a paper pieced pattern and is now available for free on P&B’s website here.

If you haven’t tried paper piecing before, this is a pretty simple pattern and would make a great 1st project.

I always like seeing what my patterns look like in other fabrics–so here’s an idea of what it would look like in HoneySweet–Fig Tree Quilts newest line of fabric.

I just happen to have some scraps left over of Intersections that I would be happy to pass on to a new home.  This fabric won’t be available for a couple weeks yet so if you’ve been itching to get your hands on some now is your chance!  Intersections will also be for sale at Hawthorne Threads once it’s available.

Just leave me a comment to enter to win some Intersections scraps and I’ll draw a winner next week.

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Embroidery Projects

Deck the Halls Placemats Embroidery Patterns Freebie

Hey all!–I’m glad to sneak in some blogging time in between several patterns I am writing up and some quilts I am working on for quilt market.  I love this time of year with all the new fabrics coming out and exciting new patterns!

You all may remember my Wedding Wishes Quilt and Love Pillows from the Moda Sweet Celebrations Book.

But, what you didn’t know was that I had another project accepted into the book–a set of Embroidered Christmas Placemats.  Unfortunately, due to the size of the book, they ended up being dropped from the book.

I had planned to share them with you last year, along with the free pattern, but that sneaky big project I’ve mentioned here and there over the last year was hogging up all of my time last fall and I never got around to sharing them with you.

I know many of you are gearing up and diving into Christmas projects and thought now would be a great time to share these with you.

The set of 4 placemats feature cute, simple embroidery and a bit of applique.  The piecing is also super simple.  I love an easy quick decorating project or gift idea that comes together quickly!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the font info. for the applique(it has been two years!).  But, they were fonts that I had in Microsoft Word that I sized appropriately.  It’d be no problem for you to choose your own fonts and size them—or leave off the applique altogether.

I’m giving away the placemat instructions and the embroidery patterns for you all!  So you can whip up some cute placemats of your own. =)

This little guy is my favorite!

Deck the Table Placemats Instructions

Snowman Embroidery Pattern 

Reindeer Embroidery Pattern 

Santa Claus Embroidery Pattern 

Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern

I machine stippled all of the placemats being careful not to quilt over the applique or embroidery.  After machine quilting, I added a bit of hand quilting using 8wt. perle cotton.  The edges of my applique were completed using a blanket stitch on my machine.  The fabrics I used were from Sweetwater’s Countdown to Christmas line.  These fabrics are hard to find as they are out of print but, Christmas Countdown by Deb Strain has a very similar feel to my original fabric and is currently available.

If you use my embroidery patterns to make placemats or use them for another cute project I’d love if you’d share them!


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Winter’s Lane Framework Quilt

Today, I’m sharing another new pattern with you. =)  The name of this pattern is Framework and it will be available for you free on the RJR Fabrics website shortly! =)

I purchased Kate & Birdie’s Winter’s Lane fabric to use to test my quilt pattern & I love the way my quilt turned out!  I still need to add the borders yet but I think it’s just as pretty without them.

I love the framed birdie print fabrics in this quilt.  Really, any fabrics that lend themselves to fussy cutting work really well.  Wait until you see the line of fabrics this quilt is designed to complement…so cute!

I think I dived into making this quilt the day I shared the fabrics with you.  After photographing them, I couldn’t wait to get started. =)

This quilt is an easy quilt and the pattern will work well for beginning quilt makers and beyond.

I will be sure to share with you when the pattern is available for download!  Speaking of free patterns, my Grace’s Flower Garden Quilt pattern is now available free on the RJR Website!  If you have been waiting for this pattern you can go and snag it now! =)

Thanks so much for swinging by my blog!  If you make any quilts using my pattern(s) I’d love if you’d share them in my flickr group–LMS Quilts! =)

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