Party Of 12 fabric by Judie Rothermel

Well, Judie has gone and done it again.  She’s created a fabric line that I love everything about. The more I look at these beauties the more I love ’em! I want a bolt of a few of these – isn’t that awful!  I want to hoard some of these away for lots of future designs!
Are these not to die for!  I need more – I want lots and lots of yardage.  Guess I better get off here and get a little work done today so that I can afford to buy more of this before it’s all gone!
Here’s a link to the quilt shop where I order a lot of my fabric bundles from:
Back to work I go!  Happy Quilting!

History Repeated Fabric – gorgeous!

I love this collection of fabric called “History Repeated” by Julie Hendrickson.  The blues and browns are lovely and the shirting prints – oh my!
I ordered my fat quarter bundle from Homestead Hearth – just love that online quilt shop – but I see they are out of the bundles.  They do have yardage left though and I’m thinking I may just have to get yardage on some of these pieces for future projects!
Here is were you can go and view these fabrics:

Centennial Treasures & Covey Toile have arrived!

Centennial Treasures has arrived!

Centennial Treasures by Judie Rothermel
Gorgeous colors – bundles and yardage are now available and ready to ship!

Also arrived last week –

Covey Toile by Jo Morton
We order ” a lot” of this fabric – it’s a gorgeous tan shade on cream background – just lovely!

And also back in stock – several different pieces from the following collections!

Attic Shirtings by Jo Morton

Seneca Shirtings by Jo Morton

Toast by Jo Morton

Ravenwood by Jo Morton

And for everyone that has caught the “Red & White” quilt fever – we have ordered more Bella Solids in the much sought after shades of Country Red and Ivory – we apologize for selling out of those last week!  Those are now available for pre-order on our website.  (and just a little side note – the “price” of the Bella Solids has increased, so if you visit our webpage you will notice the price difference on these two colors we have re-ordered.  We do apologize, but we knew it was coming!)

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We are busy getting ready for the Paducah show!!!  Are you coming??? Stop by the Kentucky Oaks Mall Tuesday April 26th through Saturday April 30th and say “hello”!  We’ll be there with bells on and have everything on our website – in the booth!

The Cotton Club Block Of The Month Club

Oh Boy, we’ve been thinking about doing this for a few weeks now and after the flood of emails and calls we received about “The Cotton Club BOM” we bit the bullet and jumped in feet first! (Thanks for the little “push” – you know who you are!)
We hope you join us on our next adventure in this amazing journey known as:
designed exclusively for quilters like you and I by none other than:
 

You just gotta love those Bonnie Blue Gals!
To read more about the many options we have available for this club, please visit us here on our website!  

We will also have the full Cotton Club fabric line in our store and available in July of this year!  Pre – Ordering for the fabric line itself will be available in June of this year.  Here’s a little peek at this gorgeous collection:
You can view the full fabric collection here on our website:
Also – if you haven’t been to our website in the past couple days – look what just arrived!

It’s Cedar Chest Memories – it surprised us! 
We didn’t expect this fabric until next month!!!
And the rest of Alice’s Wash Day Blues is scheduled to arrive today.  We are only waiting on one more piece and we can ship out all the pre-orders!!!!

A Little "Miss Rosie’s" Love to share

I’ve been brought to tears this morning – but in a good way!
Go see what my sweet friend Carrie – AKA – Miss Rosie’s is talking about today.  She’s having a really sweet give away on her blog just by answering a really fun question!  Look what she’s giving away!
My Book and this
Or this awesome book (which I bought and love and want to make every single quilt in this darn cute book!!!)
and this fabric
Yes my friends, it tickled me to death this morning to read her blog post.  I cried – very happy tears though!  I just cannot tell you how absolutely cool it is to see our book popping up on blogs.  I’m amazed and delighted and humbled.  It’s going to be a good day.
And just in case you missed the link above to read Miss Rosie’s Blog, here it is again:
Love and Hugs to each of you!

Date Night With My Sewing Machine

OK, it’s really bad when you have to set up a “date night” with your sewing machine!  I’m not kidding – I’ve been so busy trying to get things ready for upcoming shows, packing orders and family stuff that yesterday I decided it was “Date Night With The Sewing Machine”.
This is what I did!  I’ve been tinkering with this idea in my head on how to do a pineapple block – but not have to do paper piecing.  I’m not a big fan of paper piecing – it’s a stretch when I use triangle paper even, it just drives me bonkers to have to tear off all those little bits of paper off!
Anyhow, I think the block turned out pretty well.  I want to sit and play around with this idea a little more. I used all pre-cut strips of fabric from our January fabric pack of the “Simply Strips Club”. 
Back to work for me, I’m itching to get playing around with some of the newest Jo Morton fabrics – Toasty and Luminarias – what fun! But first I have to get a few things ready for our book signing event at 

New Jo Morton Fabrics are here! Primitive Muslins – back in stock too!

New Jo Fabrics have arrived!
Lookie what the sweet UPS man delivered yesterday!

TOASTY BY JO MORTON

LUMINARIAS BY JO MORTON

Also – good old Moda is on the ball!

Primitive Muslins are back in stock – Mr. UPS was a busy boy today when he hauled this up to the door!



PRIMITIVE MUSLIN BY PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS

We also have one yard, half yard, fat quarter and fat eighth bundles back in stock also!  (We are actually cutting those today, so everything will start to ship tomorrow!)

Hope you are having a great week!

More Spool Blocks!

I’ve been able to get quite a few more spool blocks pieced for our “Spoolin’ Around Club”  These are just so fun to piece and I’m really enjoying using the template stamps, it saves so much time from the normal kind of quilting templates!
We were also able to get all the March Spoolin’ Around fabric packs cut and ready to go.  You see – I’m trying to make sure we work a month in advance to keep up with all you fun club members!  Plus, we’ve gotten so many gorgeous new fabrics in again – I just could not resist!
This weekend I will start stamping more spool blocks, cut them out and begin piecing them.
I am enjoying these quilt stamps so much and because we’ve had a few requests, we went ahead and order the stamps for the Basket Blocks also!  Those should be in later next week – so excited about these!  Cute aren’t they!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far!  I’ll be packing orders and sewing this weekend and toss a little cooking in there too – we have a bunch of food to prepare for the big “Super Bowl” event this Sunday!  Chicken and Steak Fajitas, Nachos and a bunch of other goodies are on the menu!  Good times with friends are always welcome!

Simply Charming Book Give Away!

To celebrate the release of our new book
Simply Charming: Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear
We are going to have a give away!  By answering one little question for us, we will put your name in the drawing for one copy of the book (and if you have already purchased the book through us – we will either refund the cost of the book to you and also send you the other two goodies or you have the choice of receiving another book and passing it on to a friend etc. – so join in!) and also one each of the following:
A 42 – piece charm pack of Primitive Muslin designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and
and this 48 piece charm pack that we have assembled.  There are 24 different fabrics – 2 of each print.
So – what I am curious to find out —– what is the biggest or best tip you would give another quilter?  Think of something valuable that you have learned along the way and would like to pass on to other quilters – new or advance!
We will do the drawing this coming Saturday morning, January 29th, 2011.  (and don’t worry or think we are ignoring you if we do not respond to each comment – it’s kind of crazy around here right now packing the book orders up!)
Enjoy and good luck!
Also – we are including our newsletter below that we sent out earlier today.  If you are not on our email newsletter list, please feel free to join either here on our blog in the upper right hand corner of the screen or on our opening page of our website – just scroll down the page a little bit.  www.sewuniquecreations.com
Here is today’s newsletter – read no further if you already received it!
our new book – has arrived! We are ever so in love with it and happy to share it with you!  This book has 20 scrappy style projects included for your quilting pleasure.

All 20 projects can be viewed on our website!  Come see!


We also welcome the following new fabric lines:

The Cocheco Mills II collection by Judie Rothermel

This pretty collection is full of the most amazing blues and reds in the perfect shades for your reproduction projects!

Bonnie Blue Basics III by Paula Barnes of Bonnie Blue Quilts

Great group of fabrics to use as “blenders” and “stash enhancement” pieces.  Lovely small prints.

Devon Shirtings by Nancy Gere

Great small prints on these fabrics and excellent shirtings!

Also just in:


Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle: Journey #2



Friendship Strips & Scraps by Edyta Sitar


Jo’s Little Women Club #10
(we currently have 4 more club member packs in stock – we will order more if their is interest! – Just let us know!)

We also have re-stocked our shelves with the following fabric collections:

Ember Reds & Evergreens
Attic Shirtings
Spice Chest
Indigo Berries
Ravenwood
Cocoa Express
Complements
Toast
Toast II
Stafford County
Hurrah
Annandale
Cinnamon & Spice
Fairfax County
Crimson & Clover
Jo’s Chintz
(some of the above mentioned fabric lines we have the entire collection of – other’s we ordered certain pieces!)

And last but not least, Barbara Brackman’s new line due to be released next month is now available for Pre-Order!

Civil War Reunion Fabric Collection

Now, it’s back to work for us!  We have two extra sets of hands on board today – helping us to pack up all the pre-orders for our book!  If you have already placed your order for our new book, we will have every order packed and shipped by February 1st!  We promise!

Also, if you are “in the area” all the quilt models from our new book, Simply Charming will be delivered to Robert’s Sewing Center in Joliet/Crest Hill, Illinois, this coming Friday (January 28th, 2011) plus the books (we will be dropping them off Friday afternoon)!  So stop by there and see the models and pick up your copy of the book soon!  They are taking phone reservations for the books also! You may call them at 1-815-729-1600

The models for the book will be on display there at Roberts Sewing Center for the entire month of February! Feel free to stop in and browse!

We will also be having a book signing event with demos on:

February 26th from 10 am to Noon at Roberts Sewing Center in Joliet/Crest Hill, Illinois

Jacks Chain & Rosalia Flower Garden Quilt Patterns

We are up to our ear’s in fabric here with the UPS truck making daily deliveries.
So, I thought I’d take a little coffee break and show you a little treasure I purchased in an ebay auction.
I just love a good scrappy project, now granted – this one is a little on the bright side for me, but it’s still neat.  It’s scrappy!  The fabrics and various pieces that came with this unfinished quilt top are just a treasure to look at and enjoy.  When I saw this quilt up for auction on Ebay – I immediately thought of my Aunt who is making one of these quilts right now out of 1″ squares of scrap fabrics!
Here’s a picture of one of the quilt blocks included in the auction.
And a few completed nine patches:
This quilt pattern is called Jack’s Chain or Rosalia Flower Garden. It’s block #430 in Barbara Brackman’s encyclopedia of pieced quilt patterns or in BlockBase if you have that program for Electric Quilt (love those 2 programs!)
I also found this pattern in the book called “The Romance Of  Double Wedding Ring Quilts” by Robert Bishop (which by the way you can pick up a copy really cheap on amazon.com right now!)  In his book it’s called Amish Nine Patch Wedding Ring.

Below is the quilt shown in the book.
Well, that’s all for today.  I have to get back to work. Bonnie Blue Basics III and The Cocheco Mills II collections arrived today and we need to get the bundles cut!
Have a good one!