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Sunday, December 30, 2012

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FOLKLORE is our block from INTRIGUE.  There are times when the busy designer fabrics need a little breathing room with some lattice between the blocks. 

This quick little quilt starts with 6 Fat Quarters.  Or you can cut 36  5"x 9 1/2" slices from scraps.  Or cut the slices from a pack of 10" squares--you will have the other half to make another quilt, either FOLKLORE again or one of our other little designs, like EDEN ROSE, PERFECT MOMENT, or PRISTINE.

Add a Center focal piece for the blocks--use 5/8 yd or cut  6  9 1/2" squares from scraps.  I can also see this working if you have a panel of squares -- cut them apart and frame them up as needed to get the 9 1/2" size.  Or, if you want a very airy look, making rings of the patchwork pieces, you could use the lattice fabric for the centers. 

The lattice takes 7/8 yard, and the quilt will finish into a 43"x 63" baby/lap at this point.  With 1 1/2 yards of border fabric, you can cut 6 1/2" border strips and the quilt will finish into a 55"x75" throw.

CLOUD NINE and SENIOR PROM sighting at Sooner Quilts

Dashing through the snow, down Highway 35 between visits to the kids, we pulled over at exit 151 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  Sooner Quilts is right off the exit, easy to find, and well worth the stop.  Bright and light, with thousands of bolts, an amazing wall of batiks, and loads of pre-cuts and hand-picked bundles.  Lovely kit samples line the walls, ceilings, and every other surface.  I spotted several of our RoseCards made up, and they tell me they use them a lot--for models, gifts, kid projects--just like we intended!  Here are two I loved, in nice current fabrics.  Each takes 12 fat quarters and they have the bundles for them all ready to go--add a common fabric and you are off and running.


SENIOR PROM in Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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PARADISE is a very similar block to IVORY PALACE--just done in 2 1/2" strips.  Simply add 2 yards of Background and 5/8 yard of Binding.  It finishes 58"x 75" with no borders.  You will pre-cut all of the pieces, then just sit and sew.  I think you could play with colors and shading in the blocks or rows.  On the cover quilt, I picked my darkest pieces for the tallest strips and shaded towards lighter ones for the smaller pieces. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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IVORY PALACE has an urban flavor.  Using 3 1 yard pieces, the patchwork area finishes 43"x 52".  With 5 1 yard pieces you can add a border or two and it will finish about 52"x 61".  For our contemporary look, we used a cityscape print.  The 5"x 9 1/2" pieces in the center of the blocks could also be scrappy.


News from Country Threads on Dec. 20 featured our CLOUD NINE pattern done in the Simple Marks fabric line.  Mary and Connie have a great newsletter featuring news from the farm and new projects, patterns, and merchandise.  Visit the shop in person or online at countrythreads.com--always a delight!
CLOUD NINE also made an appearance at The Pin Cushion in Mitchell, South Dakota.  This time in Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda--love the aqua background.
I had the opportunity to stop at this wonderful shop on our trip to Minnesota.  They had three models and counting of our patterns.  It was so nice to visit!