Monday, June 1, 2015

Let's Get Quilting - June 1, 2015 Edition


Good morning! It is a very busy Monday morning here on the blog. First up, congratulations to Margaret Schindler for winning last week's bundle of Clearwater Critters by Leanne Anderson. This week Henry Glass is featuring this beautiful collection, Winter Song by Jane Shasky of Jane's Garden. Look for the collection in quilt shops in June.


Jane paints pretty watercolors from her studio in Washington State where she is constantly inspired by nature. Her paintings are very detailed and so much so that they closely resemble actual photographs.


The swatches below illustrate her fine detailed work and the lustrous textures that she paints into her watercolors. 



Make sure that you download these free patterns from the Henry Glass website.









Come back tomorrow for our latest Desire To Inspire challenge project. It's a beauty.

Good luck!

- Henry Glass














68 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I work on gifts all thru the year so come Nov-Dec I can just relax and enjoy family and festivities thru those two months.

Gill said...

I usually start thinking about holiday sewing around August - but I rarely start before November!

Gill said...

No snow here but lots of rain!

Crickets Corner said...

I just finished a lap quilt that is going to be a Christmas gift and need to quilt a Christmas themed quilt for another one. I've been sewing for the holidays for the last month.

delaineelliott said...

I usually start about June. Thanks!

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Deb G. in VA said...

I usually get started on my holiday sewing about a month before the holiday. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric!

Linda said...

NO SNOW !
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Linda said...

HELLO,USUSALY IN LATE SUMMER,I START THINKING+PLANNING WHAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS I'LL MAKE! THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
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Judy said...

I enjoy nature and these prints would be very inspiring for a pillow or I could make a small quilt. Thank you
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Pauline Perry said...

I have been making a few things since last Christmas and have plans to make more as the year goes on. I have not ever made anything for our own house for Christmas and if I win this gorgeous fabric I will make a quilt for our house.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Allison CB said...

I start my Xmas projects late in the summer - usually in August!

Allison CB said...

No snow here! :)

Betsy said...

During my summer break. I try to have everything quilted before I return in August

Katy M said...

Last year I started in August and was still running around last minute! I've just started on my first baby quilt for a Christmas present - so May this year! x

Sallie said...

July.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am already thinking and planning for this Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sallie said...

no snow!

Karen Rowland said...

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Mary Hickey said...

I try to start early but November comes up fast. I would love to win this. Thank you. mnhickey@hotmail.com

Her Indoors said...

I start thinking about them in the summer but I'm a bit rubbish at actually starting them. I'm always last minute and I never seem to learn!

anna brown said...

Every time i see pretty fabric like this....tytyty for ideas and giveaway..........happyness04431@yahoo.com

Denise Mitchell said...

I think Christmas gifts all year long!

JoyceLM said...

I start thinking about Christmas gifts in September, though I usually don't get started sewing until November. Thanks.

Kathy H said...

I work on presents all year.

Vicki H said...

I think about it periodically during the year but don't usually start anything until Oct or Nov.

Vicki H said...

No snow but had 11 inches of rain in May.

Cecilia said...

Not until October or November. But this year I am actually working on some now. Beautiful fabric.

Beth said...

I think about holiday gifts all through the year, and am sewing, gathering gifts, or just tucking away fabric and ideas all year long. Some years I'm better than others, with a spreadsheet and steady progress. Other years, not so much. This year I have already modified my big ideas somewhat to fit diminished output--it's June already!

Michele T said...

This is such a sweet collection, I would love to make a quilt and wall hanging for the cottage... It would be perfect!! Thanks!!!

Janie said...

I work on quilting projects all year through, which includes a lot of Christmas themes. When it is closer to Christmas I start letting the recipients have their choice. What a fabulous designer, thank you for the, free projects, and the giveaway.

Michele T said...

I'm seriously wondering why one of your extra questions is about snow... But with that said we have been experiencing frosty mornings where I live in northwestern Ontario!!! No kidding!!!

OhioLori said...

Looove this Bundle!!! I start Christmas sewing projects ...usually in March or sooner. Due to Radiation stuff in March thru mid-April....& bit of recoup time...I have just started to work on Christmas projects.

Thanks for chance to win! :)

OhioLori said...

Looove this Bundle!!! I start Christmas sewing projects ...usually in March or sooner. Due to Radiation stuff in March thru mid-April....& bit of recoup time...I have just started to work on Christmas projects.

Thanks for chance to win! :)

Jennifer Essad said...

I'm getting organized now and watching the fabrics coming into the store so I can purchase what I like and then go from there

Angelia Lanouette said...

I'm thinking about it all year long, but don't usually start anything until October. Gorgeous fabric....I love snowmen and cardinals!

Angelia Lanouette said...

No snow here....we have temps in the 90's and thunderstorms.

JANET said...

I think about Christmas sewing all year long. I just don't do anything about it until it is crunch time!

scottylover said...

I'm always looking for ideas for holiday presents. When it comes time to make them, though, I usually can't remember where I saw the idea!

Sandy A

Renea said...

I like to start making things early so I am not working on last minute gifts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

lindawwww said...

I'm already thinking about what to sew for Christmas this year. I love the new Christmas fabrics that are already out.

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Karen Propes said...

Usually early Fall, depending on what types of projects I'm making for gifts and Christmas. I often make quilts for gifts that are not related to Christmas. That's why sometimes I may start earlier.
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Margaret said...

I like to start in mid July. It is usually so hot here that I stay inside.

Karen Propes said...

Usually early Fall, depending on what types of projects I'm making for gifts and Christmas. I often make quilts for gifts that are not related to Christmas. That's why sometimes I may start earlier.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Karen Propes said...

Usually early Fall, depending on what types of projects I'm making for gifts and Christmas. I often make quilts for gifts that are not related to Christmas. That's why sometimes I may start earlier.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Marilynn said...

All year round!

GranChris said...

I love the prints. I just finished a Christmas Tablerunner. So I guess I think Christmas anytime.

Connie Cain said...

I "think" about making next years Christmas gifts the day after this years Christmas. :) But actually "doing" it is another something else. :)
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Ellee said...

I'm not so organized to follow a set schedule ever. I make gifts when I have the need, when I am inspired, or when I have time. Sometimes Christmas gifts are finished in plenty of time and sometimes I'm working furiously at the last minute to finish.

Lisa Marie said...

For me, making Christmas gifts is a year-round activity.

Debbie Rogowski said...

My problem is I start early making gifts for Christmas and then wind up giving them way before Christmas arrives. Then I get serious around October again.

Barb N said...

Actually, I am pulling out all my Christmas fabric this month to get started on Christmas seasonal items. If I try to start in November, I never get Christmas projects finished - too much to do then.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I usually start to think about making Christmas gifts a couple weeks after Thanksgiving--that's probably why I end up buying something instead.

Linda said...

no snow!
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Nancy said...

I haven't made any Christmas gifts yet, but might start this year, maybe in a month or 2

Kathy said...

I never stop thinking about making new gifts for my family and friends - even when I finish one project for them - I'm already thinking about what I can make for them next year

Kathy said...

I never stop thinking about making new gifts for my family and friends - even when I finish one project for them - I'm already thinking about what I can make for them next year

lfhpueblo said...

Usually start in September, but really need to start earlier so it isn't such a rush.
Lauralee Hensley
lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

Nana said...

I am always on the lookout for gift ideas. Working retail for many years, my brain is programmed to start thinking Christmas Jan. 1st. I love your fabric by the way. I'm working with your 4th of July fabric and I LOVE IT! So pretty!

Dody said...

Prolly in the fall. Maybe sooner if it's a big project.

Linda said...

WE HAVE SUMMER! NO SNOW!
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Anonymous said...

I think it is something I think about and work on all year long!

Debby

ledamewood said...

Already started on gifts, in my head anyway. Now to get the list on paper and start crossing them off - I'll budget my time better if I do it that way.

ledamewood said...

No snow here in the Piedmont area of NC.

Judy1522 said...

I usually wait until October and then find myself rushing around to get them finished in time to give as gifts. I am going to try and start soone this year.

Mom C said...

I file projects in my mind but I don't sew until at least October. Thanks.

Mom C said...

I sure hope we're finished with snow this summer. Thanks.

Deb said...

I don't start working on Christmas projects until summer yardwork and gardening is all done.

Deb said...

Lots of rain this week...but I needed the inside rest after working so much outside in the garden.