The quilt shops in Atlanta are busy getting ready for the 13th Annual Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop, March 22 – 25. Each of the ten shops will be providing a gift basket for some lucky customer to win. The basket at Little Quilts is overflowing with fabric and a kit from the very popular Hampton Farms fabric line.
Some advance yardage of Little Quilts newest line "Little Darlings" has just arrived at Little Quilts and the girls have been busy many additional projects with the fabrics. They love the dots and all the coordinates. Shown here are two darling pincushions made with the toile fabric and an 8" pillow made with the color prints of the children at play. They're working in the crazy quilt style and embellishing it with embroidery stitches. Watch Little Quilts blog and facebook for these easy projects.
Little Darlings - Pincushions Little Darlings crazy patch pillow
I’m wearing my warm woolies and sipping on a steaming mug of yummy spice tea while looking at new fabrics and old quilting magazines….a perfect pastime for some inspiration on a cold winter’s day. It’s funny that when you get to be my age (and forgetful), if you’ve saved your magazines for long enough, they’re like new again!
But one NEW magazine that I’m really excited about is the soon to be released April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine – my Late Bloomers quilt is on the cover, so I guess that makes me a cover girl! (Or as close as I’m likely to get.) This Late Bloomers quilt was so much fun to make, and what really rocked was being able to use scads of prints from my fabric lines with Henry Glass, including several from my new Walk in the Park collection.
And like any good quilter, I’ve been taking my perfectly fine Walk in the Park fabrics, cutting them all up, and then sewing them back together again. I’m currently in total yo-yo love, so this is a little mini quilt called Vintage Button Box that I’ve been stitching while it’s snowy and blowy outside.
Another great source of inspiration for me has been looking through the Henry Glass project library and acquainting myself with all of the great collections that are currently available…how awesome to be a part of this family of talented fabric and quilt designers. Maybe you should mix yourself a batch of my spicy tea to sip on while you check out all of the tempting projects and fabrics for yourself, because I’m sure you’ll find something you can’t resist! Here is the recipe:
Kim’s Spice Tea 1 1/3 cups of orange flavored drink mix (Tang) 1/2 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of instant tea 1 single-serving packet of Crystal Light Lemonade mix (optional) 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
Mix ingredients and store in a tightly sealed jar. To serve, heat a mug of water and stir in a couple tablespoons of tea mix (or to taste). Enjoy!
New HG Designer Margot Languedoc of The Pattern Basket recently blogged about her new line Exclusively for Henry Glass, BUTTERFIELDS.
It's Here! Sample yardage of Butterfields has arrived in my studio! It's so exciting to hold my first fabric line in my hands. It may be a little cold and snowy outside, but my sewing room feels like spring is in full bloom!
I think it's such a pretty fabric collection and I can't wait to share with you all the new patterns I will be designing with it. I hope you all love Butterfields as much as I do. It truly is a dream come true!
For more info on Margot's check out her website/blog.