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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It took awhile to get here

But It's still May:)

And this is Audra's Iris Garden.
The iris came from my Grandmother Laird's garden.
When we moved into our house in Kansas City Grandma Laird
(Audra) brought some to our house and planted them.
Years later when we moved my mother up to Cameron, we brought some of the Iris
and planted them at my house and at my sister Nancy's house.

Last week our oldest son Brian moved into the house he and his wife 
Shannon had built at the north edge of Kansas City.

Here's the quilt block I'm working on from my pattern "3 Houses" out of 
Betsy Chutchian's line "Harriet's Handwork".
This is their daughter Brooke (you can tell it's Brooke by the yellow hat).

And this is the fence that our son Max planted this spring at the edge of his 
property in Kansas City after his privacy fence blew down.
(At the moment it's quite a bit smaller but Thuja trees grow quickly)
In August, we will transplant some of Grandma Laird's Iris at both Brian and Max's houses.
She was a wonderful woman and her heritage will live on through her beautiful iris.

And this is Audra's Iris Garden - 
my tribute to her made out of my fabric line of the same name.
The BOM pattern is on sale for 50% off this week.
You can buy it by clicking here.

Be sure and come back each week.  
It's almost time for Moda Blockheads 2.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's Still May but now it's Thursday.

This is "Spring at Last" made out of Lilac Ridge.   
Appropriate title don't you think?
I thought spring would never come this year.
Anyway, you can get the pattern or a kit 
by clicking here.

And believe it or not the 4th of July is on it's way
so I thought I would make Liberty Garden
the book special this month.

This is Liberty Eagle (pattern inside).

There are patterns for 4 smaller wallhangings 
as well as the larger wallhanging on the front cover,
(Liberty Houses is hanging in my hall at the moment-
Birds and Americana are always in season in our house)

And the larger Liberty Garden Quilt will probably
go up in the foyer as soon as the
Birds & Bunnies come down.

And Blockheads be watching - #2 is in the works.

Keep quilting ladies.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It's May and It's Wednesday.........

And right now I'm proofing sell sheets 
which is 
but necessary.

Please come back tomorrow and I'll tell you all about 
our latest Mini Quilt Club offering
"Spring at Last" - 
(It will even be in the store by then),
Our book that's on sale this month
and maybe a few other things.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Are we sure it's April??????

It certainly doesn't feel like it's April here.

But I refuse to give in to the gloominess.
And in an attempt to coerce the weather, I'm putting 
up only cheerful, warm weather quilts

which immediately brought "Sunny Days" to mind.
I decided to make it my special this week and found
that when we transferred everything from the Goodsie store 
to the WIX store it had somehow gotten left out.
That has been fixed.  You can get it in either physical form
or a digital file by clicking here.

Clicking on the word here will also get you to the store where you
can get our sale book for the month
Say It With Flowers.

It's a great spring and summer book and has the patterns for these two large
quilts as well as a ladybug mini and 2 "Miss Tessie Twitchett"

 Miss Tessie is one of my favorite bunnies.

Last week after my picture of the Brooder House in the snow a lady asked
me how we keep the chicks warm in this kind of weather.  
I couldn't make the blog reply to her for some reason so
I decided to show you.
This is a warming light and they are absolutely necessary even if
the weather is 80 degrees outside. 
And doubly necessary in this kind of weather.
I check on them often to make sure the lights are on and we,
of course, have backups.

Follow the chick's example and 
Stay warm ladies
And, of course, keep a quilt handy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

And it's Wednesday again

But will it ever be Spring????

This is a picture I took of the brooder houses on Easter morning.
(For those of you who don't raise chickens, brooder houses
are where you put the just hatched chickens with special warming lights
special feed, etc.)
They are covered with orchard netting that looks magical in the
snow to keep the hawks from getting them on the rare occasion
this year that they get to go outside.

And since Wednesday is when we posted (and will post come May)
our Blockheads blocks.

I thought I'd show you a couple of the 6" pieced blocks that Lori quilted.
She did her usual awesome job.  She agreed that she's glad that 6" pieced 
blocks aren't the norm for me.

Speaking of what I normally do, this is one of my BOM's -
Birds & Bunnies, Herbs & Honeys or
Birds and Bunnies for short.  
It's made out of my "Lillies of the Field" fabric line and
even when it was snowing outside, my quilt brought
Spring inside.

So I decided to share.
Both the pattern and the few kits we have left are 25% off this week.
You can go to the store to buy them by clicking here.

I'd better get back to work designing my spring patterns.
I won't be going to Market - I've driven to Portland 3 times and with Pep ill that's enough.
But I will be sending out email flyers with all of my new patterns when I get them all done.
Shops, we're starting a list of shops to send wholesale flyers to so be sure to email your
information to Tammie at to get on the list.
And ladies, if you have a shop nearby where you buy fabric, be sure and tell
them to give us their information so they can be up to date on everything new.

That's all for now ladies. 
Have a good week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday 14 March -

Almost St. Patricks Day!!!

But first 

The winner of the Spring Tablestand Quilt is 
who said 

"Such a cute whimsical bunny and you can never go wrong with flowers"

Thanks Chris and please email Tammie your snail mail information so
she can send your kit.

And - at long last the last of the Blockheads Mini Quilts

To win a kit, including the hanger, make a comment and I'll have the
Random Number Generator pick a winner next week.

Good luck ladies, I really like this one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beeskep Mini Quilt Winner, Tablestand and Sneek Peek

Once again, first things first.
The winner of the Beeskep Mini Quilt

Marsha B  who said 
"I love that beeskep block and the adorable hanger. Thanks for a chance at winning. Love all of your designs!"  
Thanks Marsha and please send Tammie ( your snail mail info and she'll send out your kit.  Congrats

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the Flags Mini Quilt kit we'll be
giving away next week.  Be sure to come back and make a comment
to enter the drawing.

Here's the Spring Table Stand Quilt
Bunny Hop.

I suppose we could have a drawing for this kit too.
Yes, lets do that.

For a chance to win this kit 
make a comment 
and I'll have the good old 
Random Number Generator pick a winner
and we'll announce it next Wednesday.

Or if you don't want to wait a week to get started you can click here
to go to the store and buy one or join the Tablestand Club 
(go to Jan's Clubs in the store) for information and to join.  
If you win the drawing we'll refund your money. 

Have a great week ladies.