Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blackberry Cobbler

I am not much of a cook, and by the grace of God, I don’t have to be.  BUT, every now & again I get in the mood to cook or bake.  The biggest reason I don’t do the cooking is because I have a problem with cooking in small quantities.  This cobbler is in a 2 QT dish, so not too big that it won’t be wasted.'


4 cups blackberries

1 tsp lemon juice

1 scant cup flour

1 scant cup sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

6 TBSP butter


Preheat oven to 350.  place blackberries in casserole dish.  sprinkle with lemon juice

In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  stir in beaten egg & vanilla.  Mix until a crumbly texture.  Sprinkle over berries (covering).

Melt butter, drizzle over crumbles.  sprinkle a little sugar on top.

Bake 40 min.

Get the ice cream or cool whip & a spoon.  YUMMO!

Deal of the Day! Save 20% on Duquesa

It’s a bright summer day here, and a perfect day  to save on this collection from Blank Quilting.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

We had an awesome 59 entries in our giveaway!

Using, we selected 5 winners:

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Our Grand Prize winner, comment #3 is qandlequeen

Our First Prize winners are #1 Barb, and #12 Sally Keller

Our Second Prize Winners are #46 and #44 are both rachel crisman

Thanks to all who entered and Congrats to the winners!

Happy Dance

I think I see SPOTS. No, it’s just the Deal of the Day is DOTS!

Today’s Deal of the Day


Save 20% on all pattern, but don’t dally, tomorrow we will have a different


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Contessa Court is now restocked!

We are hopeful that more is en route, but LOVE this combination.  ccourt

Don’t forget to combine the Fabrication Strips (Jelly Roll without the roll & royalty to moda *wink*) to save some crafting time!



Monday, June 21, 2010

Life is a pinwheel

Here is our first step in the block of the month quilt setting kit.

73 pinwheels


I used Triangles on a Roll.  They ROCK.  Here’s a tutorial I did a while back, if you have not used them, you must try them!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time to Celebrate! How? With a giveaway, of course!

We have blown the doors off our expectations this year with the launch of and our new brick & mortar quilt shop.
We owe all our giddiness to you, our customers, friends, fans & inspirational pals!
We want to reward you for your contribution to our success.
Our mid-year celebration includes the following prizes:
One Grand Prize
$19.99 Gift Certificate to
this really cool distressed wooden sign will ship with your order
Two First Prizes
$9.99 Gift Certificate to
Plus these AWESOME pins will ship with your order
2 Second Prizes
3 Coordinating Fat Quarters from April Cornell’s collection for Moda “Nostalgia”
nostalgia collage

How to enter:
Leave a separate comment here for each of the following.  1 entry for each comment.  If you already “do” the mentioned item, just post that.
  1. Fan/Like (I like the old “fan” term so much better) us on Facebook
  2. Friend our other Facebook Page
  3. Sign up for our newsletter
  4. Follow our blog (Link over there on the right---->, you may have to page down a bit)
  5. Follow us on Twitter
  6. Promote our giveaway (leave a link) on your FB, twitter, blog

Entries submitted by midnight, Central US time, June 25th will be counted.  Winner drawn at random, using

I’ve joined a team of bloggers that ♥ Accuquilt

As many of you know, we are using our GO! cutter for our 12 month Block of the Month Club this year.  Each of our 12 blocks are die cut with the GO! and include full color instructions for construction written by yours truly.  Here are a few of those blocks:

We have also used other GO! dies for some completed quilts:

(above) Used the tumbler block for a rag quilt

(above) Used the 8.5” rag die for this baby quilt

(above) LOVED using the apple core die for this lap quilt.
We will keep sharing more projects & tips.  Be sure to keep checking back.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Make your own personalized twill tape

I found this awesome inspiring post a couple months ago, gathered supplies & am JUST NOW getting to play.
I thought that it would be really nice to add a message to the ribbon on my packaging, So I used a page of Print & Press from my stash, & picked up some Wrights 1/2” twill tape.  Little investment in the event this project was too cumbersome (which it is totally NOT).
In Word, I used the Word Art feature for the text & then rotated the image 180 degrees. This command is in the Microsoft Word Art Toolbar.  I just copied & pasted the word art box on a new line as many times as it would fit.  Then ran the page through my printer twice, once for each column (which is why the print is in different directions). 
I cut one out for practice & Ta-Da!  What a cute fat quarter bundle!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Recent Updates to

Stop in to see our expanded On Sale section, newly listed fabrics and books, and our June calendar


You will really want to check out our monthly calendars, as we have incorporated obscure-holiday sales in with our regular promotions.  You will know about those sales first by keeping a copy of the calendar handy!  Of course, our calendar also has info on our classes for each month as well.

From our homepage, you can find our links to Facebook, Twitter and sign up for our newsletter too.

More updates to our Free Patterns page is also in the works.  Be sure to let us know if you have a fave source for free patterns that is not in our list.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A New Thread Display

Inspired by reusing items on hand to bring organization to our every eclectic thread offering, I repurposed 2 antique ironing boards and some golf tees.



Yeah, I think they are cool.  The one on the right already had holes drilled for steam, so it was a good model for me to get the spacing just perfect for the board on the left.  Looks like I get to go thread shopping again; I see empty pegs!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fig & Plum Reversible Table Runner

I love this collection by Fig Tree & Co for Moda.  Last year I made a disappearing 9 patch throw and last week found bits & pieces of left over blocks.  So I cut the necessary bits to finish this table runner for my mom for her birthday.


I used the leftover strips of fabric from the squares I added to piece the back of the runner & make it reversible.


Yes, she loved it, but like most moms, she wouldn’t have said anything else.  Happy Birthday Mom!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Round Robin

I think Round Robins are about the most fun thing a quilter can do with a group of friends.

I am currently participating in an online robin and just had to show my addition to the first block.

Here is what I received:


I set a disappearing 9 patch in the corner of the setting triangles and brought the brighter blue fabric from the setting squares into a thin border, taking the original block off point.


So I wonder, will the next person put it back on point or ???

I wonder what is happening to my block right now…oh the suspense!