Green & Red is in the shop! May 29 2017, 1 Comment

 

If you've been following my blog for a while ,you will know this fact about me...

I LOVE  GREEN & RED together!

Need proof?  Here's a small smattering of the 5-10 green & red quilts I make each year!

 

 

 

I love subtle Holiday fabrics, Fabrics that read Green & Red. So they can be red & green without being  overly "Christmas-y."  ...Although I do love me some Santa and reindeer fabrics too, who am I kidding? Need more proof?  Click here.

 

 

But in general, I love the combo of colors.  I also love vintage quilts and red, green and yellow here hugely popular back in the day, so this can work both ways... Modern vintage!

 

 

 

 

This wreath print can be used as a WHOLE cloth panel, or chop it up to make some amazing designs! Below using my Snack set template #6 from the variety pack to make this cute block! ( BTW: Snack Set Sew-a-long at Facebook! Come play along!)

 


 

....Or as a whole cloth,  adding the scalloped borders around and a little applique to make a sweet tree skirt, or table top quilt, or Large Four block quilt!  All NEW products are here.

 

 

...And you know I love a great polka dot!  This linen colored with white dot, ( it is cotton, not linen) also comes in red! It looks great all cut up, or as a backing!

 

 

 

 

All of these beauties are now in the webshop and in the VFW quilts NYC store.  

No Two Alike pattern & templates, Christmas Street Pattern, and GARLAND Double wedding ring quilt kit ready to go

 

Christmas Street Pattern!

 

 

 

And... If you are following me on INSTAGRAMyou can pop over there to enter my Green & RED Giveaway! ( at Instagram ONLY)


HOLIDAYS! December 11 2016, 0 Comments

 

Ahhhh! A  few quiet moments at home before everyone is awake!  The house is all decorated for the holidays, and I am taking a few minutes to write a few Christmas cards and have my coffee and nosh.

 

Today we are having SAQA members over for a December meeting/holiday event for a bit before I head over to the Store, and work for the day.  So  I you are in NYC, come by the store from 12-6 and say hi!  ;-)

 

 

Speaking of Christmas cards... I posted on Facebook this week about weather or not people still send them.

There were a whole lot of NOPE!

And a few yes's.

The answers are all quite funny and it seems many have very strong ideas about them.

From:

no, it's a waste, 

to no it's a silly tradition, 

to no, it's a waste of money, 

to No, to busy.

 

To yes! and I send them early, 

to Yes, I love sending and receiving them!,

 to Yes, but not as many as we used too. 

 

 

Well, I am still a card sender... We send 250+ cards out every year... I actually prefer cards to gift exchanges!  I love getting a card in the mail at the holidays, I know we get busy, so this is a quick,

"Hi friend! Thinking of you over here!"  I miss letters, mail etc... I think that whole personal letter from someone who thought to care to stop and do that, I still really special, and  is a tradition I really love.

 

Christmas shopping is one I can do without... I prefer to go out as family and find things to do together. If we have need, we take acre of it, but ultimately, we all have enough stuff... The pressure of finding the best gift or the right gift, is highly over rated.  Christmas for me is about being together, with my family, snuggled up on the couch, watching a silly movie and eating good food.

 

I did, by the way, also ask if I was the only one who had not started Christmas shopping on FB, and had MANY VERY FUNNY (155) responses...  

Best ones:

Is it Christmastime? Uh oh...

Nope I'd rather be quilting.

I spent all my money in Houston (Quilt festival) , so....

No time and I hate crowds and long lines....

No shopping but I've made Fruit cakes...

No I'm a professional procrastinator

You mean we were supposed to start by now!!!

 

Apparently, I am not alone!

 

 

Speaking time... My tree skirt that has been under my tree for the past three years, with it's binding unfinished....

 

 

BTW, the winner of the CROSS & CROWN set is Christine!  Congrats Christine!  Here's to making More Christmas quilts!  ;-)  


I just finished it! YAY!!!   haha!



Be sure to swing by my STORE either online or when you visit NYC!


APQ December issue! October 04 2016, 2 Comments

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 My project was featured in the December 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine! See my project, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/december

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Many of you who have been following me for a while, know I LOVE CHRISTMAS QUILTS!!

Red & Green together, just makes my heart sing!  Not only do I love red and green, but I love reproduction fabrics as much as I do bright modern fabrics, and I often use all kinds of fabrics together in one quilt.

 

...And that is exactly what I have done here!  Mostly repros, with tossed in various light back ground fabrics. You could make a modern version, easily!  I had the stripe fabric here in my studio for years! Finally when I was making these blocks, I decided it just happened to be the exact thing I needed to drop drama around the edge of the quilt. Any stripe like this will give you a really fun edge!

 

I'm looking forward to getting my quilt back in time for me to have on my bed for fall and winter! I say, while starting my 5th Christmas quilt for this year....

 

American Patchwork & Quilting goes on sale on newsstands today! 

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

My project was featured in the December 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine! See my project, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/december