Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Treat For My Friends

I am constantly looking through blogs trying to find new, interesting ones for me & for you! I found this one this evening! Please enjoy!


Angela Yosten


We all love Moda!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strip It!

Not literally...geez. Our upcoming Block of the Month, Chestnut & Vine is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! And it uses the Strip-It fabric designed by Faye Burgos from Marcus Brothers fabrics.
it's like you already sewed the strips together!
This fabric is perfect for making half-square triangles and borders for little blocks (like the ones in the quilt!) without actually having to do all that darn piecing. As you can see, the fabric is just gorgeous and there is just enough applique to make a statement.

Have any of you used Strip-It? It was also used in the Holidays at Home Block of the Month that we did last year.

I am excited about this one! How can you not love having a quilt that people will look at and think "wow! look at all that piecing!" Then you can say "Oh, yes, there sure was a lot!" and laugh to yourself because, hey, they'll never know it was really Strip-It fabric :)

The pattern is designed by Faye Burgos of Bloom Creek and the ladies here have had a great time putting it together! While it is being quilted now, I'll post the Marcus Brothers picture of it. When it's finished I'll post a picture of ours. You really just have to do the block of the month and see it in person because you'll fall in love with these prints.


Let me know your experiences with Strip-It and how much snow do you have?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Since It's Snowing....

Why not make some Snow Cream? I  haven't gotten to try it yet but some people around here made some from our last snow and really loved it!

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk

Directions

When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.

Let me know how yours turns out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cotton!!!

Cotton, the fabric of our lives, or so they say. And as much as we quilters love our cotton, it's hard to love something when it's hurting your pocketbook right? So we wanted to know what you think. Has anyone been doing any research on this subject? Does everyone think their quilt shops are conspiring against their customers to raise their prices? Do the quilt shops think that the vendors are conspiring against their customers to raise their prices? Do the vendors believe it's the mills and the farmers and the government conspiring against them?!

Don't we just love a good conspiracy theory? Unfortunately, these never seem to be true.

Tell me about it! Leave us a comment and tell us how you really feel on the subject. I'll be posting another entry after this one with a kind of summary of our discussions.

So friends, let's talk!
I'm not kidding. Leave a comment.