in the garden

mom has found some time to work in the garden…as well as work on some new projects.

today i though i’d share our new English Garden project. Featuring Sweet Beginnings by Quilting in the Rain…this lovely screams summertime. Lemonade, cold salads, and strawberry shortcake.

this quilt is quickly becoming a favorite…i can’t get past how happy it makes me! i LOVE the sporadic-ness of the tomato red, the faded out pink and cream, the yummy pink and yellow and the bright green and toned-down grey…it just completes the entire quilt! we have it kitted (finally!) so you can grab yours here.

we have to do a little rearranging to make room for Basin Feedsacks…the whole line of these lovely little 30’s era prints just arrived and (as with everything we order) I LOVE it. this collection includes all the basic colors plus some low volume backgrounds that have the pretties little flowers on them…this is one of the colorways…isn’t it just the best! but i’m a sucker for a good low volume!

basin feedsacks

look for basin feedsacks here.

now back to bundle cutting…

happy stitching!


66 days

good evening! it is just 66 days until christmas! i’m not sure where the time has gone…but we are loving being in the shoppe this fall.

we had opted to forgo all quilt shows for 2021 and the early part of 2022…and are glad we did. more time to stitch, finish up projects, work on displays, work online and blog more, and try and stay on top of machine quilting. we are planning our Christmas installation (how fancy is that) for our Hometown Holiday Road Trip -November 11, 12, & 13…hopefully you can join us…come see the trees and the lights and get inspired. we’ll have some new projects…whether quilts, embroidery, or cross stitch…there will be lots to see.

speaking of Christmas…mom has finished up December Blizzard and it is so decadent! the soft palette of Christmas Morning…dove, silver, pine, sage, winter, and cranberry dance and swirl on the bella bleach background.

december blizzard

we have put together kits…exactly as shown with the striped binding…you can grab a kit here.

we have some rain today…i do love a cool autumn rain and some lightning and thunder. makes me want to hunker down with some stitching…but there are bundles to cut, fold and tie and about 30 different cross stitch linens to cut and bag and get online.

also…we have a few autumn displays that i’ve been meaning to show you. more on those later this week.

gabby and i done for the day…have a wonderful wednesday!


american gathering

good afternoon! i’ve been trying to find a spare few minutes to pop on and introduce the newest collection to arrive in store.

welcome American Gathering…the newest collection by Primitive Gatherings. this collection is full of pretty shirtings, blue and red.

we opted for mostly shirtings with a splash of red and blue. Wonderful for mixing with other Gatherings, civil war, patriotic prints or use on its own.

the bolts have arrived with precuts arriving later this month. we have whipped up some bundles of the 10 prints we couldn’t live without…

american gathering

classic and sweet…you can grab an exclusive curated bundle of American Gathering here.

well i’d best get back to working on our new kits…hopefully i can get those introduced next week…

happy stitching!


patches and handfuls

these books are a feast for the eyes…they definitely have the inspiration to get anyone out of a quilty slump. the gallery of vintage quilts at the beginning of each book makes these both informative and inspiring. i mean honestly, who doesn’t love looking at quilts made 100+ years ago…seeing their craft, their tiny stitches, their colors and palette and possibly favorite print living on today…still inspiring and possibly even keeping someone cozy warm on cold evenings.

i know, for a fact, that in 100 years…if my quilts are still together as one big collection transported by hovercraft or across the galaxy at light speed or possibly across town in a buggy…that my favorite green will have lived longer and touched more quilters than i could have ever imagined.

it is this thought that resonates…that keeps me going back to these 4 books…obviously i love Ms. Sitar’s palette…soft florals, civil war style projects, and a little applique and EPP. However, the gallery of inspiring antique quilts is something that draws awe and wonder and makes me want to pull out my scraps and get to work creating a masterpiece that will live on (with my favorite green making an appearance).

Depending upon your palette…blue, stars, or scrappy…

these are all available now…just pop over to the website here and grab a little inspiration…

i’m heading over to post some Sarah’s Story yardage and hard-to-find Diamond Textiles charm packs of both 5 inch and 3 inch squares…

Sarah’s Story precuts are available now…here.

sarah’s story bundles

Diamond Textiles precuts and yardage is available as well…here.

diamond textiles 5 inch charms

now…time to get back to making some space for sarah’s story yardage…so when it arrives on tuesday i can set to work on custom curated bundles…and maybe even a new set of civil war color bundles…

so much to get to…so little time…

happy stitching lovelies! –a&m&g

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