Monday, January 31, 2011

White Crayons

YAHOO!!!  Our white crayons have arrived and are up on the website!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hot off the Sewing Machine!!!

Anybody remember this???  It was our project for the Autumn Retreat!  I was going to design a quilt around it...other blocks too.  Well...I drew and drew and ended up with Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage.  This block just didn't fit in anymore!!  Sometimes that happens.  You've no idea how many things get abandoned altogether.  I found some 30's type blacks and oranges that just fit this PERFECTLY!!  I finished it a few minutes ago and just HAD to share!!!!  xoxox  Meg

Friday, January 14, 2011

Snow Days in Teals

I just had to share this beautiful Snow Days quilt!  Rose Ann Cook of Quilters Emporium in Stafford, Texas (just 50 feet southwest of Houston...LOVE that!) sent in this picture of their version of the quilt all done in teals and tans.  This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Makes me wish mine was in this colorway too!
xo Meg

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Is it too early to talk about Halloween????

Well... you know that we have to work a little ahead of schedule????  We're almost ready to send this new design, "Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage", to the quilter!  Here are bits and pieces of a few of the blocks..........ignore the wrinkles please!  It hasn't been pressed yet and the piecing isn't complete.  Jan just finished the top block...a long, horizontal block with a line of crows.......and sent it yesterday.  I can't WAIT till it arrives!!!! 

What would you expect to find in a witch's cottage?  Potions, spell books, herbs...hobgoblin earwax....just the normal stuff!  LOL!!  Also her boots, hat and broom of course!

It seems that Calendula is also an avid embroiderer and quilter..........hmmmm...... I think it would be really easy to give the books and potions your own names to personalize them!!

WOW!!!   Do these stitcheries ever need pressing!!!! 

They've been tinted using the color crayon technique but I only used brown shades with a few muted colors here and
there to mimic the look of an old photograph that's been hand tinted.  It's turned out better than I'd even imagined!  

"Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage" will be released in May at Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.  I have lots of other things in the works too....I'll show them to you later, I promise!
This week we'll start emailing a newsletter showing you the new patterns for spring!  There are six new Valentine Penny Candies and two project bag patterns........I'm LOVING mine!!

Talk to you later!    xox  Meg