Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Modern Baby Salad Bar Speaks "J'Adore"

jill here....When we designed Salad Bar for Daisy Janie,  we designed a baby quilt as well.  Just didn't have the time to get it made before Houston.  While at market, the sweetest little French fabric spoke to us : "J'Adore" by Dear Stella.  Dear Stella was kind enough to share a fat quarter pack plus the extra for background and binding.  

The Paris map, the Bicyclettes, the Eiffel Towers were staggered
with the stripes as the overlap and binding and the confetti dots as the background.

Perfect for the pink baby!  Can be a blue version too.

The backing is the fat quarter leftovers!

The pattern shows options for settings.
This setting resembled a butterfly so the quilting motif was a butterfly as well.
Until next Tuesday...Happy New Year!  Jill and Marny

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Modern Floral Arrangement Arrives for the Holidays!

Season's Greetings from us both!
We have an asymmetric arrangement, a contemporary mix of color, and a touch of the unexpected.
Sounds a bit like the beginnings of a modern quilt.
The textures are amazing.  It is a wonderful mix of mums, protea and roses with seasonal evergreens accented with pussy willow.

Protea from Hawaii holds a special place in Marny's heart.
Whatever and wherever you celebrate, may you be filled with peace and the love of family and friends.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quilts for Kids...and Fun Too!

jill here......Last year we blogged about my traditional  holiday sewing party...twelve years of projects.  This  year, after sorting fabrics, I decided that some of my great kids fabrics would make some cute quilts!   Of course, I'm a great collector of fabric but of course, I never have enough of the appropriate backgrounds.  I had to shop for just a few yards!  I thought about planning 4 quilts with two different patterns but then I remembered to keep it simple! So the charity quilts would all be sewn from our pattern Supper Club!  The hope was for eight sewers to piece 4 quilt tops within 5-6  hours.  BUT,  there would be time out for lunch and lots of laughter.

We divided into two groups of four:  2 sewers, 1 presser, 1 cutter acting as the coordinator.  Each group had 2 quilt tops to construct.  I had cut the fabric earlier and we had 4 sewing machines set up, two in the kitchen and two in the studio.  It really wasn't a competition but there was a sense of friendly rivalry.   Could we succeed?
Warm cider gets us going!

Marianne at the iron, close to her kitchen duties.

Gale and Leona sewing in sunshine, still smiling.

There was division of labor and Laura handled the iron like a pro.

Marny managed the studio group and made the cuts!

Time out for a wonderful lunch prepared by Marianne.

Two quilt tops nearly finished (the other two as well).
Most of all, it was a great time with great memories!

Four quilt tops in a row!

Kid and Puppies.
I'm thinking I may just try my machine hand at the quilting but don't hold your breath!  Enjoy the season,
'Till next Tuesday...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rewarding Photos

Marny here...we are always so pleased when we get to see quilts made from Modern Quilt Relish patterns.
We recently received these two photos in our email via April.    
This is a beautiful version of Modern Pickle Relish.
It is a product of Isabelle Originals and Ivy Threads in Dysart, Iowa.
It is stunning in person.  We've seen it but did not have a good picture of our own.
It is intriguing to see a cream background with rich tans and golds as
the squares.  It is so different from our sample on charcoal black.

This is a queen Flatbread created by Delores.  It is going to look great on
some lucky person's bed!  Great job!  Amazing what four values can do!
So please send us photos and we can post them.  Our email is on our Contact Us page. You can also post them yourselves on our Flickr site.
We look forward to anything you are willing to share!  Thank you April!
Till Tuesday...