Monday, November 16, 2015

100 Blocks Magazine!

It’s that time of year again!
And guess who is featured in the new Quiltmaker’s 100 Block, Volume 12


And it’s so fun to see it here in print!!!

Here it is in real life, up close and personal.

I used the Clover, large size, Kanzashi Flower maker to construct the flower. I would add this after the quilt has been quilted normally to avoid your quilter giving you the evil eye!

The block can be combined with other blocks for interesting combinations. I’ve tried them out using Electric Quilt. This makes it easy to try many different combinations without wasting a lot of time in trial and error with materials. You can see what it will look like before you start cutting those expensive fabrics. .  EQ makes it easy to color your images as well.

Or you can use the single block, and rotate them.

So many possibilities!

All the sample quilts feature my new fabric line from Riley Blake, Lullabelle, available at

For the Blog Tour this week! Loads of fun!

You can win a free copy of this volume of 100 Blocks!  Leave a comment here and we’ll pick one random winner at the end of the blog tour to receive a free copy! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Grand Finale!

Happy Saturday!

And the Grand Finale!

What a wonderful week it's been!!!
Remember to leave your comments for the drawing.

And for our final hurrah!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

LulaBelle is Here!

Here it is! 
We are so pleased to announce that the newest fabric line from 
Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow is now available! 

With beautiful prints in a bright happy palette we have been 
creatively inspired to make all sorts of fun projects!

This beautiful pillow features not only sage advice but adorable Lulabelle ruffles.
(Pattern available at our Etsy Shop:  Click Here)

And this striking mini quilt is made from the new pattern 
BLOOM with our gorgeous Lulabelle Fabrics
(Pattern available at our Etsy Shop: Click Here)

How about these fun travel accessories!
(Pattern available at our Etsy shop: Here)

Look at these adorable dresses!

Pattern: Nova’s Square Flutter Top and Dress by Create Kids Couture

Mathilda Dress by Violette Fields Threads  &  Annabelle Dress by Violette Field Threads

(Patterns: Left, Annabelle Dress by Violette Field Threads, Middle: Mathilda Dress by Violette Fields Threads, and Right: Nova’s Square Flutter Top and Dress by Create Kids Couture)

We have enlisted the creative talents of our blog friends to showcase Lulabelle and hopefully inspire you to make wonderful creations of your own with these gorgeous fabrics.

Each day a new friend will highlight a project using Lulabelle. 
We are so excited to see what they have created!

Monday, November 9thViolette Field Threads               
Tuesday, November 10th: Brownie Goose
Wednesday, November 11th: Tiny Seamstress
Thursday, November 12th: Striped Swallow
Friday, November 13th: Tie Dye Diva
Saturday, November 14th: Riley Blake

We also have a give away!  

At the end of the blog tour we will be giving away a stack of fat quarters from Lulabelle!  Just leave a comment here during the week, one per reader please, and at the end of the tour one random reader will win a fat quarter stack of this lovely fabric line!

If you receive this blogpost via email, remember, you need to come to the blog to leave your comment and enter the contest. 

Want another chance to win?  Check our our Instagram (User name Sashgal) and enter the contest there for Five, ½ yard pieces of Lulabelle fabrics.  (Contest rules and instructions found on the Instagram post)

It’s going to be a fun week!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Adorable Little Annies

I found this great pattern for adorable little Annies at Raggedy Old Annies

I made three of them out of some tea dyed fabric, and one from plain muslin.  I thought I would try coffee staining it after she was made.

Use instant coffee. I started with equal parts  8 oz. coffee and hot water. I would say use ½ the amount of coffee and 1 cup of water. Also add about ¼ of a bottle of artificial vanilla to give the coffee that waffle smell!

When the mix is cool, use a sponge brush to paint the entire doll and then hang to dry. I also used paper towels to absorb the coffee and wetness. Make sure to hang them where you don’t mind them dripping.  I dunked the clothes into the pan. The fabrics really absorb the stain rapidly so you don’t want to leave it in any extended period of time . Dunk them in and then right back out. You may need to rinse them out a bit if you think the stain is too dark. Do it right away if you think that. Otherwise the fibers truly absorb all of the stain and you can’t get it out easily. 

And here they are with my adorable grandchildren

And here's one I made with LullaBelle!