Paris at Night

if you purchased a Paris at Night kit and pattern…the pattern amounts are right but what you cut is not…cut 3 narrow border strips and 3 wide border strips instead of 4 and 3 binding strips instead of 5. you will have enough fabric. we did not do piping in the narrow border like the pattern says, but feel free to do so. sorry for the mix-up. if you have any questions let me know.


cabana squares

Quilters…the week is almost over already.  feels like it just started.

summer is almost over, but we are still in summer mode here.  mom just finished up Cabana Squares…a Fig Tree pattern using their Folklorique wovens.  they have a tropical  feel to them and worked perfect for this quilt.  check out the picture below.

cabana squares

it will be kitted up–exactly like the sample.  it uses a layer cake, charm pack, and border yardage.  backing and binding come out of the same piece.

mom is working on a few more summery projects then of course we’ll be doing some fall projects and the 2010 block of the month (oh my, already!).

we also have a few spots still open in our Sweet Figs Fig Tree Club.  $10.00 fee will get you 4 patterns kits are seperate.  let me know.

happy quilting…april

shop hop 2009

Quilt Minnesota 2009 will be coming to a close in 32 minutes.  i want to take a moment now to thanks all the hoppers for traveling this great state to see so many wonderful shops.  i wish all you hoppers the best of luck in the upcoming drawings that will be taking place.  i will be drawing names for our 3 gift bags on Tuesday.  Kim will be working for me tomorrow so mom and i can take part in the wrap up meeting tomorrow.

we hope all you hoppers came away with something wonderful…whether a fun kit or exciting pattern or maybe just inspiration to get you back quilting.  the shoppe can get back to normal now and i can get back to my machine quilting, which is still there…no quilting fairies came and did it for me…bummer.

mom and i have enjoyed the last two weeks…we are already looking forward to Quilt Minnesota 2010.  we hope to see you soon…

happy quilting–april

Cabana Squares

quilters…i hope the hop is going great.  only 3 days left.

we ordered in some bundles of Folklorique wovens by Fig Tree.  it is full of fun tropical colors.  we are doing the Cabana Squares quilt which uses layer cakes and is a free pattern off of Fresh Figs blog at right.  we’ll be putting it together in the next week or so..waiting on border fabrics which will be wovens also instead of a geometric print.  i was going to take a picture of the bundles but my camera has dead batteries…just one more thing to add to the list.  i’ll try and get a picture up by the end of the weekend.

happy quilting…hope the shop hop is going good for you hoppers out there.


mona lisa buttermilk


this week has been crazy busy…we’ve had lots of people through–it has been lots of fun.

i have an updated picture of buttermilk which uses a honeybun and then a picture of our new bag–uses 1/2 a jelly roll–Mona Lisa.

buttermilk 3

Mona Lisa made from Patisserie from Fig Tree.

mona lisa

happy quilting…good luck on the shop hop.



hello quilters,

summer is flying by.  the shop hop started on friday and it has been very busy.  already over 100 people have come through…it is just crazy, but lots of fun.  mom has been sewing in between hoppers and has fallen in love with the Sweet Treats bag from moda bake shop.  she has done up 2 more…i did the first one.  she used Quilt MN and Gyspy Rose and still wants to do up one using blue, green, and yellow sunshine wovens and 1 using Anna Griffin’s Millicent.

sweet treats quilt mn

sweet treats gypsy rose

Lastly, Buttermilk, our pattern using Legacy and Heritage by Howard Marcus for moda is pictured below.  we are going to get a binding on it before we leave today, but i thought i would give everyone a sneak peak…binding is a dark brown diagonal stripe.  we will have only 3 kits of this.  it uses a Honeybun and yardage for the setting triangles and alternate squares.


also, a picture of a few bolts of pink and chocolate…good enough to eat, don’t you think?

pink and chocolate

happy quilting…


i almost forgot…we have only 1 kit left of Minnesota Fudge.  if you want it get me a credit card number, and i’ll get it to you. 

Quilt Minnesota 2009

Hey everyone!

Quilt Minnesota starts today!  The fabric is ready and waiting for a home.  Kits of Minnesota Fudge, Cherry Fudge, and 12-Pack Tote are ready to go.  As are other non-Quilt Minnesota kits…Frosting made with Frosted Memories Honeybun and a little yardage, Peach Melba, Rose Ripple, and we’ll be putting together a new Wintergreen sample using 3 new Christmas prints from Marcus.  I’ll get a picture up soon.

happy quilting, april

quilt minnesota…1 day

hello quilters…

we are busy getting ready for Quilt Minnesota 2009.  only one day left and we are starting to see the light…i’m going to put up a few pictures of the shop along with new fabric, new samples, and and new displays.

peaches and cream  peach melba

our new display using Peach Melba, Peaches and Cream, and the Gypsy Rose line.

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Quilt Minnesota is displayed by the door on white and red.


we incorporated part of the work area into a christmas section complete with fireplace, christmas tree, and quilts.

legacy and heritage

bolts of brown and blue from heritage mix with honeybuns of legacy and judie rothermel.

monopoly necklaces

lastly, mel, made up super cute monopoly necklaces.  Only $8.00 each…what were you when you played.  I was the thimble, and so was mom.

we hope to see you this friday for the minnesota shop hop.  happy quilting…april

peaches & cream

greetings quilters–

we’ve been getting things done left and right…i really need to start doing the patterns for some of these–all in good time.  the most recent addition is Peaches & Cream.  a pillow using gypsy rose charms and peach and cream terry cloth.  it is a variation on our giveaway block for the Quilt Minnesota shop hop–which starts in ONE WEEK!  crazy, only a month left of summer; i’m a little sad, but autumn is my favorites season so i’m not terribly sad.peaches n creamalso, we ordered a few bolts from moda of the Heritage collection by Howard Marcus and then honeybuns from his Legacy line–both lines are full of brown, blue, pink, and cream…a civil war flavor but with a moda feel.  i’ll get a pic up next week.  it should arrive on wednesday.  we’ll have bundles ready for the shop hop, but i don’t think we’ll have a sample ready.

happy quilting–hope you can come see us during the shop hop…april

***the Minnesota Fudge kits are going fast only a few left…get them before they are gone.  Minnesota Fudge, 12-pack tote, and Cherry Fudge (which is our give-away pattern) will be available on Friday, July 31st at 9 am.

sweet treat bag

greetings quilters–

christmas is only 6 months, give or take day or two, hard to believe.  we are getting ready for christmas and I (april, the one not so fond of the piecing part) put together the cute little bag below.  the pattern, Sweet Treat Bag, is made from 10–1 1/2 inch strips or a 1/4 of a honeybun.  the pattern is from; we used Frosted Memories from Holly Taylor.  we have mini buns (10–1 1/2 inch strips) rolled and tied and ready to go.

sweet treat bag

happy quilting…april