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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Primitive Style: Folk Art Quilts and Other Finery

Another new book just in is from one of the editors of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, Jenifer Gaston who has put together this delightful assortment of folk art projects for us to enjoy! Published by Martingale That Patchwork Place.  Wool is such a joy to work with, and now to have all of these great designs to choose from!  The projects range from a small pincushion, needle roll, or fun sewing pouch to rugs, mats, and larger quilts!  

A couple of  my favorites include the "Water the Flowers" quilt above, but I also really like the "Flowering Vines" table runner and the "Pumpkin Harvest" mat.  This is a fabulous book!  Be sure to order you copy here!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Terrific T-shirt Quilts

I just received my Terrific T-Shirt Quilts books, and just in time for March Madness!  When Karen asked if I would submit a quilt for this book, the logical choice for t-shirts was to raid my boy's basketball t-shirts.  We are Gonzaga Bulldog fans in our household; the boys have been going to the Gonzaga basketball camps since, well, since they were old enough to go, so I had plenty of shirts to choose from!  However, Zack was refusing to part this his Adam Morrison "Can't Stop the Stache" shirt but luckily my sister-in-law let me have hers!  Ross was a bit more generous and even let me cut up his t-shirt with the autographs on the back, which I fussy cut and put in the star centers, bottom right.  They swear one of those autographs belongs to Ronny Turiaf, a Zag favorite who went on to play for the LA Lakers, but who can read the signatures?  The boys figured out each signature from the year on the t-shirt and the jersey numbers he put with his name!

I added the shoe appliqué since I was reminiscing about the kid's basketball seasons of times past and of tripping over all the shoes that the boys discarded at the back door, usually with stinky, balled-up socks to accompany them!  Just FYI, the socks on the quilt are clean and scent-free!  It was very fun, and a great trip down memory lane to put this quilt together!  If you've never made a t-shirt quilt, which I hadn't, I would encourage you to join the fun! And while your stitching, you can even watch the Zags in their own 6 part series on HBO titled "Gonzaga, the March to Madness".  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Buy Your Buggy Barn Books Here!

There has been a buying frenzy for the "Crazy Cats" book this week! Thank you to all of you who have come to visit my store! But evidently, some of you still don't realize that even though the Buggy Barn is closed, that you can still purchased what books are left through me on my site!  I still have stock of all almost all of the books and patterns.  Sadly, some titles are out of print already, but there are still lots of great books out there in case you missed them, and the good news is that it's still not too late!   

And be sure to check out my very latest crazy book, Completely Crazy!  I will be back in Deer Park on Monday with Ed & Jean's Quilt Shop teaching a Piece Like Crazy class and teaching from the new book!  We always have lots of fun when we get together!  And, I hear that Ed & Jean have some of the coveted now out-of print Undeniably Crazy books left! So if you are looking for one, give them a call!  And, when I was teaching at Prickly Pear Quilt Shop in Helena, MT, Connie had a couple of the similarly coveted, now out-of print Crazy 'til the Cows Come Home books!  Contact info for both of these stores is listed on my site under the classes tab since I'll be going back to both shops for future classes!

There will be several people in class working on my new "When Pigs Fly" quilt. If you've been waiting for a kit, they have now been recut and are ready to ship! Be sure to check out all of the kits available on my site!  And  I've recently added a corrections on my website so be sure to check there for any pattern/book corrections.

I've just received productions samples of one of my current lines, "Hip to be Square" which is due be in stores in April.  This is a great basic line with some really cute blenders and I can't wait to get started!  The plaids are also on their way so I'm waiting on them, but have a new design waiting!  Yes, it's time to be thinking of a new crazy's just never crazy enough around here! 
Take care, and hope to talk to you again soon!