Posts Tagged ‘Free Pattern’

Jo Morton Fabric Lust

March 31, 2012

Love Jo Morton fabric.  Always have.  But now she has a new line called Bridgeport that I love, love, love!  It’s got to be my favorite to date.  Lots of black with red and tan; my favorite colors.  Oh, and did I tell you there’s a paisley?  Yummy.

Head over to  Andover Fabrics  to check out the whole collection.  I pretty sure I’m going to have to get the whole line this time.  You know, one of those fat quarter stacks that you just have to fondle and play with.

Another bonus is a free pattern from Andover called a Box of Chocolates.  You can get it at the Andover website. There’s lots of other patterns to check out too.

Or download it here: Bridgeport

Luckily I still have a gift certificate to my local quilt shop.  May have to make a visit there today.  I’d have to pick the paisley as my favorite.  Which one do you like best?


The 12 Days of Christmas in July

July 20, 2011

Santa in a swimsuit?  Mistletoe hanging over the deck?  Jingle bells in your wind chime?   Sure, why not?  It’s Christmas in July.

For inspiration I’ve decided to post 12 Christmas quilting ideas for 12 days in July.  Maybe this way I won’t be finishing gifts on Christmas Eve morning.

On the first day of Christmas in July, my true love of quilting brought to me:

Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda. Here’s the designer’s inspiration for the line:

One of my favorite memories of the holidays was the annual advent calendar that my sister, brother and I shared every year. My mom always got it at the Hallmark store and behind each of the 25 doors was a piece of not so delicious, slightly old chocolate. It didn’t matter how it tasted. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world every third day in December when it was my turn to open the door.
That memory was the inspiration of our newest collection, “Countdown to Christmas”. The collection is traditional colors of red, green, ivory and black mixed with numbers, words, stripes and dots. There are a few more whimsical pieces, such as the reindeer print which will make anyone smile. Although it is a “Christmas” collection, many pieces will work in any season. We have already combined several of these pieces with our other collections and love the possibilities.

I especially love the piece with all the names of the reindeer and the “dottie” type fabrics .Check out all the possibilities:


There’s also a great free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.

What would you make with this line?  Be sure to send us photos of actual projects you do.  We love inspiration.

Ho, ho, ho,