Monday, May 3, 2010

Blog from Little Quilts

Last week Little Quilts was in Paducah at the American Quilters Society Annual Show. There were beautiful quilts and lots of vendors. Shown here is the Little Quilts booth with the Tanyard Creek quilts on other right side. They sold many Tanyard Creek kits with the Star & Log Cabin Block, and the wall hanging kit with the pineapple block. They even had a pillow with wool pineapple.
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to see the kit. Also visit their blog.

Everyone loved the Henry Glass fabrics and are looking forward to the new lines especially Whittier Crossing. The project sheets are ready to download.

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blog from Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures

I’ve been a very bad blogger lately. Only two posts in a month! I think I might have a good reason though -I have been busy playing with this- It’s a new fabric line that I designed with my Mom. We named it Sanibel.

We set out to design a line of fabrics that were fresh and cheerful, with a cottage chic feel. The colors include shades of aqua blue, apple green, tangerine, salmon pink, butter yellow and a chocolate brown – all colors you might find on a beautiful beach-side resort. The prints would be perfect for a lake cottage, shabby chic decor, spring and summer quilts, a cheerful bedroom and we think they will work for any age group. We have included lots of floral prints – some smaller more traditional prints, and some larger trendy prints. There is a polka dot print included, along with a couple plaids for binding. We have been busy making quilts out of our sample yardage (which I previewed a bit of in my last post). We have four quilts done so far and can’t wait to share them with you!First, Fresh Blooms from the book “On the Run”. Perfect for a spring table!

Next up is Crazy Daisy, which Mom made for her grandaughter Isabella. This is the free pattern, available at – See the projects page and just look for the image below to download.

There is more to come, but this is all I can show at the moment. I’m working on a couple new patterns for this line and my Christmas line. (I hope to have them completed before market.)
Sanibel will be in stores the end of May/beginning of June from Henry Glass Fabrics. We hope you like it!

The countdown to market is in full swing. Only three weeks to have the new patterns finished, samples of the new fabric finished and a booth designed. So far I have three new patterns designed, photos finished, and lots of editing to do, so I’ve got a ways to go yet! In addition to all that, we have had a couple rooms in our house torn apart, but that is another post. I’ll just say it’s a good thing I’m so busy or all the dust and mess would be driving me crazy!
Another distraction arrived recently to help take my mind off the mess – my sample yardage of my Christmas fabric line – “At Home for the Holidays”.

I’m really excited about this line and I just have to say that I’m in love with the reds! I have been asking Henry Glass if I could do a Christmas line for a while now, so I was thrilled to get the go-ahead last year. I’ve already done a post about this line here, if you want to read more.
The main thing you need to know is that the line works great for Christmas, but most of the prints aren’t specifically Christmas. That means you can make quilts from this line that can be hanging around your house all year long. So, yes, I am going to get lots of miles out of this line! It matches my dining room, living room and kitchen, so I can’t wait to do a little redecorating. But first I have to get some quilts made! So far, there is one top finished -
This is the free pattern that can be downloaded at, so check it out! I made this one to be out at Christmas, but all you need to do is change the applique and use a different border, and it’s no longer so Christmassy.
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