bon voyage

good evening!  no…we are not going on a cruise…

we did, however, get in the newest Tilda collection, Bon Voyage.  Inspired  by ceramic and bits of pottery from distant shores…it includes the prettiest tile prints along with flowers and amazing perfect-for-fussy-cutting prints.

we have the entire collection along with precuts…ready to ship!

mom is already plotting a sweet brick style quilt for this collection…

take a little trip without leaving home…add in a little bit of Bon Voyage.

you can grab it all…here.

happy stitching!  stay home…stay safe…keep quilting!

—-april&mickey&gabby

stay home quilt

we hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  mom and i are busy tidying and painting and raking and cozying up with our newest (completed) project.

mom’s been eyeing up this quilt she saw in the Romantic Prairie Style book for quite awhile and trying to find just the right fabric to bring it to life.  After looking over the Happy Campers fabric again…she decided that was the fabric…she cut her fabric and set to work that evening.

Then, yesterday, we put it on and quilted and bound it before we left the shop for the weekend.  it came straight home and went through a wash and dry.  And…honestly…i can’t get enough.  i love the large chain-link quilting, the coziness, the squishiness…gabby likes it too!

(It has been cloudy…so these pictures are not the best i’ve ever taken but they do show how cozy this quilt is!)

and of course gabby thought it was fantastic!

 

we have kits for the Stay Home Quilt…here …we have some new projects that will hopefully be available soon…Annie’s Cushion kits (pattern designed by Treehouse Textiles) is next on the list along with Memento kits and pattern featuring Memoirs and Passport collections by 3 sisters.

all for today…now a little evening relaxing along with star-a-day.

happy weekend!  please stay home…stay safe…we’ll keep the projects, kits, bundles, inspiration, and gabby pictures coming and keep shipping out your orders…cuz honestly…if you are going to stay home you deserve a little happy mail…every. single. day.

–april&mickey&gabby

a gabby nose

 

 

 

tilda’s happy campers

our happy campers yardage has arrived and it is every bit as summer-infused as we imagined it to be.

soft honey hued prints cozy in next to pink and rose, blue, eggnog, green and teal…luscious florals, gingdots, paisleys, and mosaic type prints remind me of summers spent in flower gardens, dreaming of a vintage camper decked with sweet little curtains while snacking on pink lemonade and orange creamsicle cake with vanilla ice cream.

unfortunately it is quite chilly outside for any porch sitting and flower gardening…however, i’m thinking an afternoon with some Happy Campers is sure to brighten my winter blues.

i’ve been kicking around some EPP/embroidery pillow ideas…right now though i’m focusing on the Pastel Primrose Garden i’ve been crazily working on…just 45 more flower to put on…hopefully i can be finished by the end of the week…then be sure to look for the pattern.

speaking of embroidery…with all the thread stories, collections, packs, tins, boxes, and such…i cannot find a pack of Tilda’s inspired threads. Tilda had a collection of thread basics 10 years ago…but nothing recent, so i pulled out a couple tins and set to work on putting together DMC perle cotton tins for both Old Rose and Happy Campers.

Tilda’s Old Rose-Inspired DMC thread tin
Tilda’s Happy Campers-Inspired DMC thread tin

Old Rose-Inspired Tin…Here. Happy Campers-Inspired tin…Here.

as for Happy Campers…it has been tucked in with Old Rose and Angel Scraps…i’m thinking a move-around sometime in the near future…so it is a little more front and center.

tilda Old Rose, Angel Scraps, and Happy Campers

grab some happy campers here.

i’m wrapping it up for the day…gabby is impatiently waiting for me to get going!

happy stitching!

-a&m&g

happy campers

good morning! Precuts for Happy Campers, Tilda’s newest collection, have arrived and with it hopefully some warmer weather!

color fat quarter bundles, rolls, charms, and fat 8ths and BUTTONS to jazz up your bags, Tilda dolls, pin cushions, pillows, embroidery projects…

i pulled a couple product pictures from Tilda’s World and truly wish i had a photographer on staff…along with the wall behind the bundle…that wallpaper looks absolutely gorgeous! if you have never been to Tilda’s World…you must go…now…here.

happy campers fat 8th bundle (photo courtesy of Tilda’s World)
happy campers fat quarter color bundles (photo courtesy of Tilda’s World)

we’ve put Happy Campers with our Old Rose and Angel Scraps…they compliment each other without being too matchy-matchy!

tilda

grab your precuts here…grab some Old Rose and Angel Scraps here. browse all Tilda here.

now…time for some bundle cutting, machine quilting, and maybe lunch.

happy wednesday! hopefully you can get in a few stitches this evening!

-april&mickey&gabby

ps…dad goes in for rotator cuff surgery on Friday…so for the next several weeks…i’ll be here solo…