Saturday, March 31, 2012

Outside Quilts

 Today is such a beautiful day. Its amazing out there. Tomorrow, however, it going to be miserable.
I wanted to take advantage of this sunshine and retake a few quilt photos.
I felt the inside photos I took earlier this month were not doing these quilts justice.

I think this fence outside The Quilt Barn is my new favorite photo spot. The power lines are fun. Never mind the goofy looks I get when I wheel my cart full of quilts out there.

The above one is Heather's Lorax Quilt. She designed the pattern herself.

She used the Lorax Panel and mixed it with a wonky stripe rectangle.

The Dr Seuss Quilt is so cute. I love the fussy cut corner blocks.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Quilt Barn is having a Sale this weekend.

Starting today machine quilting is 30% off. This applies to quilts brought in today until  6PM Monday. Shipped quilt tops and backs have to be post marked by April 2nd.

Minky is also on sale 3.00 off per yard.

This sale is for our loyal Quilt Barn blog followers and Facebook friends. To qualify you have to be on of these two. When you are checking out let us know.

Heather and I have come up with an amazing contest. We are crazy excited about it and the prize is amazing. I cant' tell you what the prize is but it rhymes with a 100$ Gift certificate to The Quilt Barn or the web store! I couldn't help myself. So stayed tuned for more information next week!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Arrival

I couldn't even wait for the wrapping to come off these bolts, I had to take a picture and share.
When we heard that Flea Market Fancy was being re-released we got excited. Not gonna lie, we were a bit giddy. Some of these prints were going for 50 bucks a fat quarter on etsy. No joke. 
We put our order in in December. It took a bit of work but some of our order came in today. We have a few bolts that will still be delivered.

My favorite from this pile is the green with black/white seeds. I love that shade of green.
These bolts should be out on the floor and on our web site early next week. Now, how much should I get?
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Elephant Quilt

When Amy Saw Valori Well's Elephant fabric she knew she wanted to make a quilt with it. And look what she came up with! Amazing right?!
The pattern she used was Turning Twenty Stained Glass and Scraps.
The fabric is Valori Wells Free Spirit Karavan Marrakech (elephant) Kashmir (backing). The other fabrics (the Stained Glass) were pulled from various lines.

The backing is great too. She cut an extra kit when she cut out her quilt so if you would like to make one too let us know.
You can get the Karavan Elephant fabric here.

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts  and Amylouwho

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Father's Day Snuggle Up Quilt Tutorial - Masculine Quilt Pattern

 If you are looking for a great masculine quilt, Heather put together a cozy flannel throw for your favorite man! We are calling it the Father's Day Snuggle up. I think the zig zag quilting makes this quilt pop. Takes it from great to wow!

Here is what you need:
5/8 yard of  6 different colors
1/2 yard for binding 
3.5 yards for backing (Heather used a grey minky)

Cut 8  9.5" squares from each of the 6 colors.

Arrange the squares into 8 rows of 6 blocks each (see photos for fabric color placement).
Heather quilted the zig zags on the Long Arm at The Quilt Barn.

Fabrics used are from Maywood Studios line, Woolies Flannel. It is the perfect lap size, 54"X72".
We have had requests for a masculine quilt and I think Heather delivered.
You can get a kit in store at The Quilt Barn or from our webstore.
I have now added 4 new colored kits to our etsy store and webstore.  Check them out!
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Moda Bakeshop Cathedral Window Playmat

When I saw this free pattern on Moda Bakeshop for a Cathedral Window Playmat I knew it was going on my to do list.  All you need is a layer cake and batting scraps.
I bought the Bliss layer cake asap because I knew once they were gone, they were gone. I love this line.
It lays a little wonky but I like it. I don't have need for a baby playmat so I think this will be a table runner. Very spring-y.
Once the fabric circles and batting circles were cut out this was a fairly easy pattern to put together.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Giveaway Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who played along with us and entered our Giveaway. I enjoyed reading about the fabric lines that you are looking forward to.

The winner is Carrie P. from A Passion for Applique.

Last week I sent sent fabric packages to Israel, Poland and this week Thailand. We also got to fill an order for Venice.
I love my job. Thanks to everyone for also supporting our etsy and webstore.

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Dr Seuss Quilt

Heather has designed an amazing pattern to go with the new Dr Seuss fabric. No surprise, that lady has talent.
My favorite part are the fussy cut corner blocks.  And the black and white stripe border. OK, all of it.
Heather backed the quilt in a black and white minky. Soo soft.
We have made up a few kits for you to make your own. You can get yours here or in the store. Also, you can pick up the yardage from Dr Seuss here
Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sewing for Babies

 Jenele brought in some goodies she had made and, as usual, they are very cute.
Up first is a changing pad. Here it is all folded up.

 And unfolded. Isn't that cute? The open flaps have pockets for diapers and wipes. Very chic

Another sweet dress from The Handmade Dress pattern. The little birds in the berries are so sweet.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beginning Quilting Classes

I am having so much fun teaching the beginning quilting classes. We have a great time. This last round has ended so I have scheduled 2 new Beginning Quilting Classes. One for adults and one for kids!

Beginning Quilting for Kids

April 9, 16, 23, 30   4:00-6:00 PM
40$ plus supplies, includes the pattern
Ages 8+. Ages 8-12 with an adult helper and 13 and over can come solo
Come on in, sign up, pay the class fee to hold your spot, and pick up the pattern and supplies list.

We will be making a baby size quilt from start to finish. You can see a sample in the store.

Beginning Quilting for Adults

April 9, 16, 23, 30   6:00-8:00 PM
40$ plus supplies, includes the pattern
Come on in, sign up, pay the class fee to hold your spot, and pick up the pattern and supplies list.

We will be making a baby size quilt from start to finish. You can see a sample in the store.
Class size is limited to 5 so reserve your spot early.

I am also working on a Beginner Step 2 and an Advanced Quilting Class so stay tuned for more info.

Today is the last day to enter our Make Life Giveaway. Go here to enter.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Happy Giveaway Day!!!

We are so thankful for our followers and all your support. As a small thank-you we have a bundle of things we would like to giveaway.

You could win a Sweetwater Make Life Charm pack, an Adorn It Book, and a tiny Sonnet Collection Crackerjack.

To win you must be a follower of Quilt Barn. Leave a comment telling us either you are a follower or became a new one. Then tell us a fabric line to can't wait to be released.
We will draw a winner March 20 at 5:30.
The winner will be contacted via email so you must have a way for us to get your email. If you reply anonymously then leave your email in your comment.
The winner will have one week to respond before another winner is picked.

Again, thanks so much for all your support. You all are awesome!!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Star Light, Star Bright Quilt

Kelly brought in another fantastic quilt.
She used a free Moda Bakeshop pattern, Star Light, Star Bright. She pulled from various fabric lines with A Stitched in Color as her inspiration.

She hand quilted it in a rainbow of colors. It is stunning. We love it Kelly! It will be hanging here at The Quilt Barn for a bit so come on in and see it for yourself.
I think we are going to have one kit of this quilt available. Let us know if you are interested.

You can get a kit for this quilt here

Linking up to...

Crazy Mom Quilts 

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Yarn Corner

Doug, Lori, Heather and Judy have been very busy working on our new yarn wall. It's almost done but isn't it  fantastic already? Seeing all that yumminess reminds me that I don't know how to knit. Fingers crossed for untapped talent when I take the beginning knitting class over Spring Break.

Any knitting advice for a beginner like me?
When you come in let us know what you think of our new yard area.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Salt Air Quilt

I saw a jelly roll of Salt Air a few weeks ago and I just couldn't picture these fabrics all made up. I wasn't convinced. We decided it needed to be made up into a store sample. And so we did.

I used one jelly roll of Salt Air from Moda, Bella Snow for background and binding, and Jaybird Quilts pattern Radioway.
Amy quilted an all over Bubble pattern that, I think, is just perfect.

We have been seeing some of our quilts pop up on Pinterest and we do a little dance every time something is repinned.  Thanks pinners for making our day.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Red Riding Hood Dress

Jenele brought in the cutest little dress today.
Last week we got in a pattern from The Handmade Dress and it was just what Jenele was looking for.
She picked the best fabric for it too. This pattern goes from 6 month to 10 years. I have a hard time finding dress patterns for my older girls and this one fits the bill.
You can find it here if you want to make one too.
The fabrics she used are here, Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hooey

I am going to put up a giveaway for our followers later this week so stay tuned for that. We love our followers!!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Break Classes

We have some great classes for you and your kids for Spring Break.

First up is a PJ Pants class. 
Thursday march 29, 10-12 in the Quilt Barn Classroom
Cost is 15$ and includes the elastic and cutting out of the pattern from your fabric
Please purchase your fabric and thread 3 days before the class so we can cut it out and have it ready to go. Measure from your waist to the floor and double it. This is how much fabric you will need.
We will supply the sewing machines.
Class size is limited in this popular class so sign up early

Hoop Weaving
March 28, 1:00-3:00 in The Quilt Barn Classroom
You will be weaving a small mat on a wooden hoop. Please bring approx. 20 1.5 inch strips of fabric. We will provide the hoop.
Cost 10$
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There are still a few spaces left in the Beginning Knitting Class (I am taking this one. Can't wait)
March 27&29, 1-3PM
Cost is 20$ plus supplies
Under 14 with an adult.

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Friday Fabric

Happy Friday!! I spied these lovlies on the shelf and had to gather them all up for a photo. The Quilt barn now carries Robert Kaufman's Quilter's Cotton. Each month we get get shipped new colors.

 I think the grey is my favorite, so far.

The Azure is really nice too. I am really liking the crosshatching. I think this texture will give a lot of depth to a project. Now, what can I make with these. You can find our Quilter's Linen here.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Window

Now that February is over we thought the Valentine window needed to be put to rest. I am loving how all these colors go together.
The quilted cover is from Moda (we have some left in stock in blue, red, and green).
The cupcake birthday bunting/flags are also from Moda. Jenele made the lovely pillows.
Doesn't this say Spring?

Heather has a great collection of vintage crates and they were stacked up like shelving. I put a few fun things in the boxes, my favorites are the giant wood clothes pegs.

I wanted to try and take a picture of the great patina on our iron bed in the window. What do you think?

We have come up with some fun window ideas for the coming months. We get so excited and run around pulling stuff together. We have the other big window to do next week. Stay tuned.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Urban Cowgirl Quilt!

A super Quilt Barn customer and friend, Kelli, made up our Urban Cowgirl store sample. It is stunning. The pattern is available at The Quilt Barn for 1.99.

The flowers in the middle of each star are 3-D. I am in love with this quilt.

This line has proven to be very popular. We have one kit left and are already selling out quick of the yardage.
Great job Kelli!

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Crazy Mom Quilts

The Southern Institute