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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Last Call for Rebecca's Thimble Kit & Prairie Background Pre-Orders


Here's a reminder that you have until Monday evening to pre-order a Rebecca's Thimble quilt kit made from my new Prairie Backgrounds fabrics.  
The new Prairie Backgrounds version of the Rebecca's Thimble quilt is shown here stacked on top of the larger version of the same quilt done in red.  Both sizes are included in the pattern, and the kit will make either the large or smaller quilt...your choice! 
You can also pre-order a half yard bundle or a Fat Quarter bundle which will ship about mid-September.

Click here to read all the details.

Click here to order the Rebecca's Thimble pattern.

Coming soon.....Redwood Cupboard!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Prairie Backgrounds Coming Soon!!


Introducing my new Prairie Backgrounds fabric collection!

There are three neutral tonal prints.....

....five new shirting prints....

...and four black tonal print backgrounds.  So exciting!

I designed this little sweetie using my Prairie Backgrounds fabrics.  Quilt is called Rebecca's Thimble.

For a limited time, you can PRE-ORDER a kit for Rebecca's Thimble and receive the pattern FREE!  

The pattern includes directions to make the Rebecca's Thimble quilt in two sizes: choose either the large quilt which measures 40 x 40, or the small quilt measuring 19 x 19.  The kit makes either size quilt.   Included in the kit is a 10 x 10 precut (42 prints) of the Prairie Backgrounds fabrics, borders and binding, and the FREE pattern.  

Click here to order Rebecca's Thimble quilt kit.

Because these fabrics can be used in just about everything, I am offering a Half-Yard bundle option as well as a Fat Quarter bundle.

Click here to order bundles.

Order on or before Monday, August 15th to be sure to get your kit and bundles soon after the fabric arrives.  The collection will arrive early in September, and I will process your order, and ship just as soon as I can.  

I hope you love the Prairie Backgrounds prints as much as I do.  I'm working on the quilts for the next fabric collection, and many future projects I'm very excited about.

Keep your needle busy and your heart content!  Be well, my friends.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Bumming Around New England

 I wanted to share some pictures of my trip to New England last month in case you might add them to your 'must visit' list.

I started in Sturbridge, Mass to see Old Sturbridge Village, but the one day I was able to go...they were closed.  Sob, sob.  I did enjoy my time in Sturbridge, and have been to OSV before.  It's a definite must visit for sure.

Then, we relocated to Maine to visit one of our favorite places, Kennebunkport.  

My husband's favorite food is lobster, and when in Maine, you eat lots of lobster. 

 (I don't care for it, so he ate my share and then some.)

Kennebunkport is a quintessential New England town with Old Glory flying proudly everywhere, and window box flowers on every home and business.

A visit to NE is not complete without a lighthouse.  

Just over the New Hampshire border, in Portsmouth, is a wonderful little gem called Strawbery Banke.  

This living history museum houses many homes, built in the mid 1600's to mid 1700's, all on their original foundations, in their original location.  Vary rare, indeed!  

Portsmouth is located on the water (no surprise by the name) and it is said that as the settlers ship approached the land, they noticed many, many bushes with little red berries along the water's bank.  They were, of course, strawberries.  They named their little town Strawbery Banke (pronounced Strawberry Bank) spelled phonetically in the 1600s.  

You can tour the many buildings still standing as they did when originally built.  Some have furniture of the period and some are empty. 

This particular home had a lot of furnishings.  The mustard wallpaper is a reproduction of the original found in the house.  

They had some lovely furniture from this time period in this dining room and in the bedrooms (coming up.)

I wanted to step into this kitchen and really take it all in.  I can't imagine preparing meals in a hearth like this, but folks did so for hundreds of years.

I know the counterpanes are original from this time period, but not sure about the whole cloth quilt.  The docent said the wood cradle would have cost $10 back in the day.
Gorgeous quilting on the whole cloth quilt, and a stunning pairing with the counterpane draperies.

Museum volunteers grow and tend to gardens in the yards of some of the homes, exactly the way they would have been in the 1600s.  No sprinkler systems here.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Strawbery Banke and in New England.  Each part of our beautiful country has so much to offer.  We're so very blessed!

IN THE STUDIO....I am so excited that my first fabric collection in nearly six months will be arriving soon.  
Prairie Backgrounds is a small collection of twelve prints: a mix of new shirtings, along with several neutral and black backgrounds.  I'll be taking pre-orders very soon, and have designed a small super cute project using the 10 inch precut.  Can't wait to share them with you!

Keep your needle busy and your heart content.  Be well, my friends.