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Dog Gone Cute

Dog Gone Cute Pillow

Heather stitched up a block from this Dog Gone Cute pattern by Canadian designer Lorna McMahon. Heather stitched her block to resemble “Gypsy Rose” Brenda’s French Bulldog puppy who has been spending a bit of time here in the shop.Gypsy Rose

This is a great way to test out a block from the pattern without committing to a large project and a pillow is a fun way to make practical use of a single block. Below is Miss Gypsy Rose with the pillow.

Be sure to check out Lorna’s other fun patterns on the website.Dog Quilt 1_z (1)

October Scare


We have yet another darling “Little Quilts Squared” pattern by The Wooden Bear. This time we are sharing October Scare which is a whimsically styled jack-o’-lantern and his friendly little eight legged friends.

As with previous “Little Quilts Squared” projects this quilt is appliquéd with fusible web and machine blanket stitched. The eyes on both the jack-o’-lantern and the spiders are tiny buttons which can be purchased separately in a package here. The border is made up of scrappy squares in coordinating colours. Again this is a great little project to put your bits and pieces to good use as the entire quilt is twelve inches square when complete.october-scare-jackolanternoctober-scare-spider

If you want a pattern for yourself you can find it HERE.

Trick or Treat


Brenda has been stitching away on some Halloween projects. She’s just completed the first of two Trick or Treat wall quilts. She used flannel bits from her stash as mostly small pieces were required for this easy fusible appliqué project. She used a machine sewn buttonhole stitch for the edges of the appliqués as to keep the project timeline short and sweet.

The bewitched jack o’ lantern, friendly crow and black kitty are front and centre of this design.jackkitty-close-upcrow

Brenda added the embroidered button spider of her own creation as a whimsical addition to the project and it is adorable.embroidered-spider

This Halloween cutie is far from spooky and will make a fun addition to your seasonal decor. This pattern is by Cottage Creek Quilts and can be found by clicking on the image below.trick-or-treat-pattern

November Turkey


Where has the time gone? It seems like it was still Summer just last week and BAM just like that it’s already Thanksgiving weekend!

Today we have another Little Quilts Squared Again project. November Turkey couldn’t be more fitting to feature today for us Canadians celebrating the well loved autumn holiday.

If you are new to the blog Little Quilts Squared are 12″ x 12″ seasonal display quilts by The Wooden Bear. November Turkey has a big ol’ turkey front and centre and in the pumkin patch no less. Our quilt was machine appliquéd with and sports wee buttons for the turkeys eyes.november-turkey-centrenovember-turkey-close-up

The pattern is available by clicking on the image below.


Bear Paws


We have a new quilt kit in the store. Bear Paw is not your traditional bear paw pattern. Instead this is a panel quilt featuring sweet bears enjoying honey. A detailed pieced inner border adds interest to the design of this large lap size quilt.

The panel and fabrics are from the Bear Paws fabric collection designed by Cheryl Haynes for Benartex. If you want to make something other than the quilt we are offering we have the yadage available as well…

These chubby bears are climbing forest trees and enjoying their honey pots. The palette is irresistible too: rich woodsy colors of burgundy, red, deep green, and gold. Cheryl’s coordinates – tiny beehives, trees, mini bears, and some extraordinary woven looks – are sure to become classics.  Sew charming, you won’t be able to keep your bear paws off this collection!bear-paw

You can browse the collection by clicking here.