Sunday, November 29, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Twin Rag Quilt & Valances

So fun to work with someone to create a keepsake for thier child AND new home. This quilt design started with an antique picture, which is the room's focal point. The process of design is so great to get to interpret a wish into fabric and, eventually, a quilt.

Click on the pic for even more pics!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Giveaway for our Facebook Fans

We are so excited about how our Facebook page is taking off that we are offering a giveaway for our fans. Drawing is Monday, so get over there & check it out!
If you are interested in purchasing this fabric, check out the Etsy shop!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What's almost off my wall

In my preview last Monday, I showed you the proposed layout for this lap quilt.
I hope to get this off the wall to ready to quilt by the end of the day.
Hey, we all have goals, right?!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

We've hung the AQT Quilt Trail Block

We brainstormed for a while on hanging this block. We really didn't want to go to the hassle of building a fence to hang our block on, and Mr. FNQ had the brilliant idea of suspending the block from the railing of the outside staircase.
No holes in this old building & no fence to build; Win:Win!
Our block will be included in the Appalachian Quilt Trail. Find out more at

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fabrics N Quilts expands to Facebook!

We just opened our page on facebook and hope you will come be our fan!

We are still working out all the kinks, but hope you will come along for the ride!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Batik Watercolor Quilt Progress~ 2 more blocks & a fix

You may remember this block from before, but now it is fixed :)

Here are the 2 new blocks. This puts me at 7 done, out of 18 (I think).

What's on my Wall

I got started on the new tropical inspired lap quilt over the weekend. This is just pinned to the wall, so I may change the layout, but I like the effect of putting the batik corners together. Changes the focus from the block to the design made by the corners.
More on that later....

Friday, November 6, 2009

2009 Projects ~ Baby Boy Train Rag Quilt

I knew this train flannel had to be a primary colors rag quilt as soon as I saw it!

I just love the primary colors in a nursery. So vibrant!

Decisions Decisions

I am working on a bright tropical lap quilt, using this pattern. I am certain that the sunset fabric in the center is my focal fabric, the block center & I am pretty set on the yellow as the background color. But I am undecided on the accent colors that make the corners & pinwheels.

hmmmm... I think I like this first one best. teal pinwheels & the batik for the corners.....

This one feels too BLAH with the activity in the focus fabric

nope....the purples are fighting, aren't they?!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

and another 2 batik blocks done.

We are coming right along! Here are the 2 latest blocks in the great batik project! *wink*