Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ocean Sunrise Charity Quilt Show and Tell

Back in the spring, we sponsored the Ocean Sunrise Blog Hop featuring our Painter's Palette Solids. The three hostesses: Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie from Late Night Quilter, selected this mouth-watering color palette. 


After the hop ended, participants mailed their blocks to the hostesses so they could assemble them into quilts to donate to charity. 


Today we're showing the quilt that Cheryl finished using these blocks:

Beautiful, isn't it?! It's fun to see how all of these different blocks fit together to make an eye-catching quilt, linked by the color palette. 

Cheryl is donating this quilt to the Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina where it will go to a child that was recently taken from their home into protective services.

See Cheryl's post on this finished quilt here.
Find the original hop posts here, here and here.
See all of our Painter's Palette Solids colors here.

You can check out all of the great blocks along with their tutorials on Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal's Pinterest page.

Thanks for sharing, Cheryl!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Cool Serenity of Freeform

Meet our new Freeform collection! 
These prints look like they could be batiks, but they're not--they're full of layered colors and patterns to create rich, gorgeous fabrics. This cool palette of greens and purples creates a soothing aura, perfect for your next cozy lap quilt. Soak into its calming beauty! 

And if you're looking for a new lap quilt to stitch, try the "Freeform" by Pine Tree Country Quilts. It's available as a free download on our website. 


See the entire Freeform collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.
Find the free quilt pattern here

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Focus on Fall: Into the Woods

It's mid September and fall is right around the corner! We're sharing our favorite new autumn-themed fabric collections to help get you in the spirit. 
Enjoy while drinking a cozy cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte. 
Mmmmm....fall....

Our final fall collection this week is called Into the Woods. 
You'll feel like you're snuggled up in a cozy fall blanket made from the colors of falling leaves. In addition to the two main leaf prints, you'll find three different tonals in a variety of colors--so much color value to play with!

Into the Woods also includes a pre-quilted fabric option: 


We also have a free quilt pattern that you can download, the Into the Woods quilt designed by Pine Tree Country Quilts. Doesn't it just look like fall!?!
Get the quilt pattern here.

See the Into the Woods collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.
Find the free quilt pattern here

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Focus on Fall: Golden Harvest

It's mid September and fall is right around the corner! We're sharing our favorite new autumn-themed fabric collections to help get you in the spirit. 
Enjoy while drinking a cozy cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte. 
Mmmmm....fall....

Thanksgiving is around the corner (how did that happen?!) and these harvest coordinates--sunflowers, acorns, leaves, tonals and our favorite--the pumpkins--are so much fun with the turkey panel. Sew a quick wall hanging or table topper to decorate for Thanksgiving--or even placemats for your holiday dinner! 
Here's the panel featuring the unofficial American bird, the turkey:


Use the panel in our free quilt pattern, "Turkey Trot" designed by Dawn Stewart
Find the free quilt pattern here.
See the entire Golden Harvest collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.
Find the free quilt pattern here

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Focus on Fall: Fall Retreat

It's mid September and fall is right around the corner! We're sharing our favorite new autumn-themed fabric collections to help get you in the spirit. 
Enjoy while drinking a cozy cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte. 
Mmmmm....fall....


First up is Fall Retreat--a woodsy, lodge-inspired collection. Wildlife, plaid, woodgrain, and plenty of leaves, all in a harvest palette. 
 Here's a look at larger pieces of the two overall prints in the Fall Retreat collection:


There's a pre-quilted fabric option as well:

Find the Fall Retreat collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

It's Sew-a-Thon time!

Today's the day! 
Are you ready for the 24-hour Sew-a-Thon? 
American Patchwork & Quilting holds this event each year to help raise awareness for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. We'd like to thank AP&Q for their commitment to this worthy cause and encourage you to make a pillowcase for charity today!

Find the official list of participating shops here.
Find information about everything related to the Sew-a-Thon here.
See our most recent pillowcases here.

p.s. If there isn't a shop near you participating in the Sew-a-Thon, hold your own party! All you need is fabric, a sewing machine, maybe a few friends, and a little chocolate! :) 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Adding to the family: More Painter's Palette Solids!

We're thrilled to introduce the newest additions to our Painter's Palette Solids collection! These 40+ colors definitely round our color selection, providing you with more choices for your next project! But besides that, they have fun names! Check them out: 




See our original Painter's Palette Solids collection here
See them all on our website and ask for them at your local quilt shop!