New Patterns Designs and Other Ramblings….

We’ve been busy working on several new patterns and we finally finished everything up late yesterday and have them all available on our website!
Introducing ~ 
(links to each pattern on our website is directly below each photo!)
And as a gift for my blog readers, you may use a special code on my website to receive 20% off any of our patterns – PDF and Printed versions!  I’ve made the code good from now through January 31, 2019. The code is ~
(all capital letters and just like you see the code typed above)
Discount Codes are easy to use on our website – once you are ready to check out, just click on the “Check Out” button on the shopping cart page.  You will see the screen in the photo above.  All the way to the right of the screen where that black finger is pointing on the picture is where you enter the discount code!
Patterns #439 – #443 you might have noticed are all done in the colors of blues, creams and browns.  I used a beautiful new line of fabric that is shipping to your favorite Quilt Shops this month!
This is Charlotte c. 1860. Carrie Quinn, owner of Pieceful Gatherings Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove, Illinois is the designer
The shop has fat quarter bundles available for Pre-Order on the website, so here’s a link to hop on over and check those out:
Carrie designed this quilt shown above called Charlotte’s Medallion and she has it on the shop website available as a Block Of The Month Program  Here’s the direct link for that:
Carrie also designed the quilt shown above called Charlie’s Star Puzzle!  Isn’t it amazing!  
On Little Bits pattern #444 I used all fabrics from another of my favorite designers ~ Pam Buda.  
She has her beautiful fabrics on her website in yardage and layer cakes ~ layer cakes are perfect for the Little Bits pattern ~ follow this link
But ~~~~  shown above is another game changer in our fabric loving worlds ~  6″ rolls of her lovely fabric.  Oh my goodness, I’m in love with these!  You can order these fabulous rolls (which also work with the Little Bits pattern perfectly!)  here at this link:
And I’ve blogged about her newest book that she wrote before but I must show you again:
I cannot tell you have much I love this book.  If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure and order it. It is a must have for your quilting library.  It can be found here:


Day #3 Redwork Stitchery Ornament & Lollipop Ornaments Tutorial

I love these little ornaments! So cute and quick to stitch up! The tutorial is a nice full-color download for you.
and then I also found another cute ornament tutorial for you today…..
Don’t these look fun and so clever!  Easy enough to whip up in no time at all to decorate your Christmas Tree!

I love the buttons in the center as added dimension and the ribbon tied around the lollipop stick!  What’s that – no ribbon on hand you say?  Never fear – just use some of the fabrics you do have on hand a cut a small strip of fabric!

I really like the idea of some bright and cheery fabric lollipops added to a Christmas tree, especially if you have little girls and boys in your household that would delight in seeing the added pop of color on the tree.  But if you are a bit more traditional…..

The fabric combinations are endless.

Look at that aqua and red fabric combination in the bottom row, center photo. I love aqua and red together – such a cheery fabric combination! 



Oh and don’t get me started on how cute these little lollipops would be in my favorite civil war reproduction fabrics!  Oh, be still my heart, I may have to go dig into my collection of Pam Buda’s luscious greens and reds and creams from her lovely fabrics! (an awesome fabric designer for Marcus Fabrics, which I’m sure you already knew that!)
And speaking of Miss Pam, have you seen her new book? It’s called “Vintage Patchwork” and it’s the most delightful and lovely book.
 Packed with the loveliest projects and clever????  This whole book is organized around the thought that you can create the projects within using just one of her 10″ square bundles of fabric. She designed this fabric called Prairie Basics And Shirtings and it is just luscious!

And above is a little look at the projects in the book! Earlier, I shared the link to her website which will lead you directly to her page where you can order the book only.  This link just below will show you the “Grand-daddy” present for yourself – go order the book and the fabric bundle because you are worth it my friend!
Have fun with this tutorial I shared today and I hope you can dig into your own fabric stash and find some treasures to make a couple or three lollipops for your Christmas tree this year!


Another Sneak Peak At The Upcoming Blog Hop!

What better thing to do on a cold snowy day but to create a new dessert recipe and finish hand quilting our surprise new free quilt pattern for the upcoming Blog Hop with Stacy Gross West of Buttermilk Basin! The Blog Hop starts March 1st and I’ll be sharing this pattern called “Mountain Two-Step” and our new recipe – Peach Crumble Cheesecake Bars with you on my day of the Blog Hop on March 7!! Stay tuned for our excellent line up of bloggers – you’re gonna love it! I’ll post the links to everyone’s blogs when the fun begins! on March 1, 2015!

Get ready ladies ( and gents) here is our outstanding line up of designers that are in the blog hop.  Thank You Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin for coordinating this fun event!  

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri

March 2 * Plumcute Designs

March 3 * Gail Pan Designs

March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs

March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs

March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

March 7 * Sew Unique Creations

March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs

March 9 * Heartspun Quilts

March 10 * Notforgotten Farm

March 11 * Crabapple Hill

March 12 * Threadwork Primitives

March 13 * Buttermilk Basin

March 14 * Calico Moon


2015 Spring Blog Hop – Coming Soon!

Just a little “sneak peek” of my project for the 2015 Spring Blog Hop with Buttermilk Basin!! So excited!

Are you ready for a blog hop? So much fun and excitement! Wait till you see our designs and recipes we have in store for you! You won’t want to miss it!

March 1st marks the start of another fantastic blog hop! I’ve seen a few sneak peeks of the projects and the recipes! Darling and such unique & fun recipes! Feel free to GRAB our button to share on your blog at www.buttermilkbasin.blogspot.com

And today – here’s a little fun fact I found on FaceBook this morning!

Depression 1931 when they realized women were using their
sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills in West Virginia, Kentucky & Ohio started using flowered fabric for their sacks. The label was designed to wash out. If not for this many people wouldn’t have had clothes or quilts
Courtesy of Life Magazine


Day #5 of the Facebook Art Challenge – The final Day!

Day 5 of the Art Challenge. 
Today we have Land Of Lincoln ( the blue, brown and cream quilt ) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the October 2010 issue!. 

Next up Shenandoah Valley – the red brown and cream quilt. 

And lastly is Rocky Mountains – the scrappy quilt. 

Today I would like to nominate Debbie Onaha Lofgren of Little Stitches!!! Debbie is a real sweetheart also and she is so creative. Her patterns are gorgeous and you just want to make each one she produces!

Enjoy your day!  I’ll be quilting up a storm today!!!

Day #4 – Facebook Art Challenge

Day 4 of the Art Challenge. 

Today we have Autumn Spice ( the red, black and cream quilt ) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the August 2007 issue!. 

Next up “Harvest Medallion” a wall hanging size scrappy quilt and is a wool applique on cotton quilt. 

And last for today “Harvest Blooms Pennyrug” This is a wool pennyrug/mat pattern! 

Today I would like to nominate Carrie Nelson formerly of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. and now with the most awesome company – Moda Fabrics United Notions. I remember way back when we both were just beginning our quilting careers. I met this sweet, crazy talented lady in Houston, Texas at International Quilt Market. This gal has so much talent and creativity it’s just amazing!

Today I’m off to quilt with my Aunts and Cousin!  What are you up to?  Happy Quilting!

Day #2 of The Art Challenge on Facebook

Day 2 of the Art Challenge. 

Today we have Blue Moon Of Kentucky ( the blue and tan quilt) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the August 2007 issue – and my debut design into the wonderful world of quilt magazines!. 

Next up 

“Girls’ Retreat” a small scrappy quilt that is in my book “Small Treasures From Scraps” . 

And last for today “Primitive Stars” This is a wool applique on cotton wall size quilt!

 Today I would like to nominate Stacy Gross West of Buttermilk Basin. Stacy is such a sweetheart and so talented it’s unbelievable. She always has a smile on her face and I miss seeing her at all the quilt shows we used to do!!


Day #1 of the 5 Day Facebook Art Challenge

Long time no chat!  I decided the perfect thing to “ease” my way back into blogging after my longggggg vacation from blogging would be to include you all in the excitement and fun we are having over on Facebook!
Thank you to Sharon Keightley​ for nominating me for this 5 day challenge where I will post 3 of my quilt designs for the next 5 days!! Today we have  Two Piece Puzzle (the red, cream and black quilt) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the April 2010 issue. 
Next up 
“Full Bloom” a wool applique on cotton quilt that is in my book “Cozy Quilts” . 
And last for today “Faded Stars”  This was the beginning of my craze with small quilts years ago – I was and still am proud of this little quilt with all its seams and fabrics – what a treasure to look back on it and remember memories that link to a lot of those fabrics! 
Today I would like to nominate Kathy Brown​ of The Teacher’s Pet​. Kathy is my long time friend and I love her dearly, she’s one of those treasured people that is always there to lend an ear for frustration, complaining and whining or a giggle or two in the comical things we sometimes approach in life. Looking forward to seeing Kathy’s beautiful Creations.
Stay warm everyone!  Enjoy your day and quilt up a storm!

Blog Hop – New Quilting Book – Giveaway Time!

We are blog hopping to celebrate the newest arrival from Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet!  Her new quilting book Fat Quarter Quickies has just released from Martingale and what a goodie it is!
I was supposed to choose just one favorite – but sorry folks – I have two favorites!  Figures, I couldn’t narrow it down to just one! Now pay attention here – as you view the photos of the quilt patterns that are included in this new book – you will also have to choose a favorite.  Pick your favorite quilt and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a free “Ebook” copy of this book!  Cool!
Here are my 2 favorites –

The quilt shown above is called: Cutoffs.  I love the pattern in this quilt – the secondary design is awesome!  What a fun scrappy quilt to make!  It’s on my list!
My next favorite is this sweetie above:  Spinners!  Another great scrappy style quilt! I like the way the fabric choices play against the white background!  Pure eye-candy!

Brown Eyed Girl 

Pixy Stick


Sail Away

Tequila Sunrise

Feast & Fireplace


Caribbean Cooler
So tell me – which quilt from this brand new book Fat Quarter Quickies is your favorite?  Leave me a message for your chance to win an “Ebook” copy of this great new fat quarter book and Miss Bella the queen of my sewing kingdom will choose a winner this coming Wednesday June 19th, 2013!
Miss Bella is waiting for your answer!

And don’t forget to follow along on the following blogs throughout the next week for even more chances to win an Ebook copy of this book!  How fun – we get to see the favorite quilt from the following Peeps also!

Here’s a list of the people to follow on the Blog Hop:

Tara Darr – Sew Unique Creations – June 17
Pam Vieira McGinnis – Pam Kitty Morning – June 18
Vickie Eapen – Spun Sugar Quilts – June 19
Martingale – June 20
Lissa Alexander – United Notions / Moda – June 21
Pat Wys – Silver Thimble Quilt Co – June 22
Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts – June 23
Rachel Griffith – PS I Quilt – June 24
Kathy Brown – The Teachers Pet – June 25th wrap up

Blog Hop & Giveaway coming soon!

Just a little FYI –
We are taking part in a blog hop beginning next Monday – June 17th, 2013. 
Here’s a line up of fellow bloggers joining in on the fun – 
Tara Darr – Sew Unique Creations – June 17
Pam Vieira McGinnis – Pam Kitty Morning – June 18
Vickie Eapen – Spun Sugar Quilts – June 19
Martingale – June 20
Lissa Alexander – United Notions / Moda – June 21
Pat Wys – Silver Thimble Quilt Co – June 22
Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts – June 23
Rachel Griffith – PS I Quilt – June 24
Kathy Brown – The Teachers Pet – June 25th wrap up

Be sure and save a copy of this blog post so you can follow along on this fun blog hop!  You will have 9 chances to win a free “Ebook” version of this brand new quilt book!