taste of spring

march is on its way…along with more snow…I’m sure.

to beat back those winter blues; we thought we get going on a couple fun, summery projects.

these projects may seem familiar…they are old favorites that we just had to bring back!


Urban Sprawl…63 x 80 inches…kitted herepdf pattern download

This super-sized throw was originally made from Basic Greys Urban Couture…well that was 7 years ago already (YIKES).  Well, we have brought it back.  This time we used a mix of super citrus-y prints from Fig Tree Quilts and Refresh by Sandy Gervais.  We bound it with a soft brown.  Perfect for beach bumming, picnicking, or parade watching and can be whipped up in a weekend…easy cutting and piecing, and the big block layout really lets the prints shine.

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Confetti…49 x 69 inches…kitted herepdf pattern download

Confetti is fairly recent (2015), but is by no means “old”.  The original used Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill and the micro prints were absolutely perfect.  Well…after the smallest of hesitations, we decided to remake this beauty, but instead of using a single line…we decided to use 4 different lines.  The pattern calls for mini charms and we had 4 different ones.  This confetti lives up to its name.  The mini charms are Fleurs by Brenda Riddle, Chestnut Street by Fig Tree, Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique, and Flower Sugar from Lecien…then we added in a couple extra 5 inch squares to make the total 2 1/2 inch squares needed.  This large baby quilt (or small cuddle quilt) is fully of unexpected whimsy…the combination of the brights, vintage-y, and soft and sweet…make this project bright and calming.  Funky and classic.  confettib confettic confettid confettie

Mini Charm Mash-up…we picked 4 different mini charms then added in a few 5 inch squares…tada!


confetti backing…4 different Brenda Riddle checks (LOVE IT)


Lastly…Simply Vintage 2017 Spring issue is available now!  lots of fun projects…including a quilt by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, another by Galloping Pony, among others…oh…and the repurposed purse…fantastic!

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this issue may just be my favorite!



the countdown begins…

Friday morning March 3rd at 9ish…

Farmer’s Wife Friday begins…

are you ready?



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