Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stitching up a storm

Hopefully everyone got through that windstorm over the weekend without too many power outages - it's no fun (and pretty difficult) to sew in the dark!

Looking for a relatively simple, yet striking new project? This pattern, featuring the Moda line Maison de Garance, combines traditional reds and browns with geometric appeal to create an eye-catching result. The pattern is available on the Moda website - and you can find the fabrics here! Let us know if you want some help putting the ingredients together for this fabulous quilt. We added some borders to our version, which just goes to show - in quilting, there's never harm in adding your own twist to make it fit your vision!

Speaking of adding charm to projects, take a look at this darling dress- it started with a store-bought shirt! We used organic gingham from Michael Miller to create the skirt and trim. Perfect for a walk in the park- on the sunny day that is SURE to be coming up soon!

On another note, Jo Morton's new line is here! Hurrah is a 20 piece collection, featuring navy and medium blues, strong reds, and cream shirtings. Patterns range from large stars to small starbursts and stripes. Our monthly Jo's Club gave their approval of the new fabrics this morning, so be sure to come check it out if you are a Jo fan!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Had the opportunity to view the quilt up close of the French General line. Quite nice and really like the border fabrics. Dress is adorable and yes we did give our approval ($) of the new Jo line, Hurrah. A trip to TT is always very motivating and fun.

  2. That border fabric on the quilt is very striking. I love red and brown fabrics together. The little dress is adorable. What a cute idea. I look forward to seeing Jo's new line. She had an antique piece of fabric on her blog that had the shooting stars on navy background.It was beautiful...HURRAH for Jo.