Sew and Tell…Heather’s Mini Quill

Quill Schnibbles QuillHAM

Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda has arrived in the shop. This sums up the collection as described by Moda;

In a world where everything is defined or categorized, 3 Sisters is an exception. Mixing a contemporary color palette with pages taken from old books and vintage floral prints, Quill reflects the sisters’ unique style. Taking the name from the pen used to render the drawings and lines of text, shades of pink and green accent grays, aqua and mauve to create a collection that is as sophisticated and eclectic as the sisters themselves.

A few months ago Heather brought in this little quilt she made when the early precuts arrived in the store. It only took two Moda Mini Charm packs and a bit of Bella Cream fabric (approx. .30m) to make this cutie. It’s a good size to set on a table or fill a smaller space on a wall.Quill Schnibbles 2 Quill Schnibbles detail

Sadly we can longer get the pattern which is Little Bits – Grain by Schnibbles but if you are clever you could probably whip up this little 4 patch or something similar.

We have a select few precuts still available or find the yardage here.
Quill precuts

Dancing With Bats

Dancing with Bats

Linda May showed up to work yesterday with her latest project complete in time for Halloween. Dancing With Bats is the name of the pattern by Dandelion Seed Design.  Linda May was intrigued with the idea of a batik Halloween wall hanging when the pattern came into the shop.

We were all thrilled with the results as it’s different to her typical fun, cute style projects like Home is Where the Haunt Is which she previously made.

This project is fusible applique so it came together fairly quickly. She had fun with the quilting as well replicating bats into the design.  Have a look.Dancing with Bats quilting Dancing with Bats 2

Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt

Heathers Pondicherry 2

Heather just finished up this 53″ x 71″  Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt. There had been a lot of buzz about Moda Cake Mix Recipes. If you haven’t heard about them, or you have seen them but didn’t know what their purpose was here is an explanation from Moda;

What is a Moda Cake Mix?  It’s a recipe for block parts that makes baking a Layer Cake quilt easier than ever.  This unique triangle paper is designed to work in conjunction with Moda’s 10″ square Layer Cakes. Each tablet has 42 sheets – one for each layer in a Layer Cake – and a couple of extras for practice.  Each pad also includes a few simple block and layout ideas – just add 1 or 2 Moda Layer Cakes and you’re ready to start stitching.

Heather used all 44 sheets in the Cake Mix Recipe #2 pad which made 88 blocks in all. This  required one Pondicherry Layer Cakes by French General…Heather’s favourite. As well she used a Layer Cake equivalent of 10″ squares of tone on tones cut from her stash. She then layed her blocks out in an eight by eleven grid. Have a look.Heathers Pondicherry Heathers Pondicherry 4 Heathers Pondicherry 3

The quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

Heather’s free motion quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

There are currently eight Cake Mix Recipes available. These is a smaller version available as well called Cupcake Mix Recipes. Cupcake Mix Recipes use Charm Packs instead of Layer Cakes and their are currently four recipes available.

Watch the video below to see how a Moda Cake Mix Recipe is baked;

Sew Many Notions

Buttons Quilt 8

Janet recently finished up this folky looking wall project. If you are a lover of wool and hand stitched projects then this would be right up your alley.

Button Love Wallhanging is one of numerous assorted projects in the book Sew Many Notions by Debbie Busby. From  pincushions to needle holders, mini-quilts, a table mat & more this book has projects that will help make your sewing space look like a page from a decorating magazine and have fun while doing it.

The layers of wool and blanket stitch embroidery give the project rich depth. You could change up the colours and go light, dark or pastel depending on your taste.

Have a closer look at Janet’s project;Buttons Quilt 6 Buttons Quilt 5 Buttons Quilt 4 Buttons Quilt 2

Quilts Pillow Cover


We have a new kit in the store. This ‘Quilts‘ pillow cover is fun and would make a nice addition to seating in your sewing space.

The pattern is a Shabby Fabrics pattern and is another fusible applique project of pillow covers with fun details in each design in the series.  With only one pillow form necessary you can change your cover with the seasons. Have a closer look;QuiltsPillow7 QuiltsPillow6 QuiltsPillow5 QuiltsPillow4 QuiltsPillow3 QuiltsPillow2Find the pattern HERE.