Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grandma's Kitchen Applique Quilt

I begged Heather to carry some of Lori Holt's applique patterns. They are so stinkin cute. We got Grandma's Garden and Women's work.
This one above I am working on and its the Grandma's Garden pattern. I love applique and the mixer is my favorite.

I thought I should start with some of the simpler patterns to get into the groove. I used Walk in the Woods Grey Stripe and Orange Flea Market Fancy for the handles.

The canisters are Meadow Sweet (strawberries) and Flea Market Fancy Eyelet in Green

Jenele is making this one, Women's Work.  We vowed to make a few blocks a month. We will be sharing our progress.
 There are many blocks with embroidery and I am kind of new to that so fingers crossed. Ive made simple dish towels with embroidery on the corners but that's about it.

I want to start an applique group and work on these patterns with others. What do you think?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dr Seuss Minky!

Will you take a look at this lovliness! Dr Seuss minky! Can you believe it? I am thinking of a front and back quilt made with this. Perfect Christmas present for my girls. I will add this to my to make list. Its getting a little long but I have time.

Hayden put it on etsy for us so you can find it here.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Side by Side Chicken Quilts

I'm not sure how the topic came up but Jenele and I were talking about quilts we have made and our favorites. It turns out that we both made Buggy Barn's Barn Chicks quilt. And boy are they different.

Jenele used primitive country fabrics for her. She also added sashing to hers and made a different border.

And I used bright crazy fabrics. I added the border but not the applique lettering, "Barn Chicks".

Buggy Barn patterns are so much fun. Its been a while since I've made one. The Halloween Pumpkin pattern is on my to do list. Maybe this year is the year for it.

Have you made a Buggy Barn quilt? What was your favorite?

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Monday, May 28, 2012

SMS Giveaway Winner

Thanks to all 497 of you who entered! We are having fun reading all you looking forward to fabrics.
We used the good old random number generator and came up with.....

Dana, of The Old Red Barn. She said "I can't wait for Field Study by Anna Maria Horner. Tula Pink's new Birds and Bees line looks pretty too!"

Some of you have probably heard of Old Red Barn. Check out her blog, she is a great quilter and a great person. Congratulations Dana!

 I have to figure out how to number comments. Counting down was tough. Any ideas?

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Friday, May 25, 2012

New Fabric friday

Sew Cherry, by Lori Holt, isn't a new fabric but I am still pretty excited that we got some bolts.

This one is my favorite. I am thinking of pairing it with a red with small white dot for an apron.

Also by Lori Holt is Millie's Closet. The bottom fabric is a cheater fabric with all the fabrics from the line. Its like a charm pack all together. I really need some of this.  I'm kinda jumpy thinking I need to hoard a bunch of this.

Be sure to check out Lori's blog, Bee in My Bonnet. We just got in 2 of her applique patterns. They are amazing. I have already started Grandma's Kitchen. The other one we got in is Women's Work.

I will be drawing for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Prize at the end of the work day (6 PM) so there is still time to enter to win a chevron fat quater bundle

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Birch On the Go Quilt

Heather's Birch To Work quilt was such a huge hit at HMQS in Provo, Utah (Home Machine Quilting Show). We didn't make kits of this one, it was more to showcase our new batting and be a store sample for the Birch fabrics.
Due to popular demand we made up some kits so you can make your own. Birch fabrics are so soft and 100% organic.
You can get a kit here

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lori's Quilt

Lori's latest quilt is all quilted and the binding sewn on. Heather Bailey's Freshcut was her inspiration fabric line and she pulled a few others to round out the quilt. I really like the stripey binding.
We have a few kits made up if you want to make one too.  You can find one here

Also, the Sew mam Sew Giveaway is still on and you still have time to enter. Go here for more details 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Its that time of year again, the Sew mama Sew Giveaway. This is such a fun event. Visit their giveaway main page and enter for a chance to win hundreds of prizes. There are several categories so pop over and take a look.
The Quilt Barn is giving away a Riley Blake Chevron Fat Quarter pack. So awesome.
International entries are welcome. You have until May 25 to enter. We will contact you by email so either make sure you aren't a no reply blogger or you include your email address in your comment.

To win simply leave a comment telling us your favorite new fabric line. We would love for you to become a reader of our blog (a follower) or like us on facebook.

Visit our etsy shop or our website for awesome fabric and sewing needs.

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Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hello! Welcome to The Blogger's Quilt Festival. Its the time of year when Amy from Amy's Creative Side opens up her blog for all of us to share our quilts and to take a look at all the great quilts that are out there.
There is lots of inspiration and you can find new fun blogs to follow.
If you are new here thanks for popping by. We hope you will be back.

The quilt I am sharing is a special one to me. I made it this year for my mom on Valentine's day. My dad passed away 5 years ago and I made this for her in memory of her sweetheart. I embroidered their initials in the heart.

Amy's Creative Side

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Fabric Friday

I have worked here at The Quilt Barn 9 months and I still find fabric we have that I didn't know we had.
I am very excited about this latest find, an long out of print and hard to find fabric by American Jane called Happy Campers. Its a neat 4 in 1 fabric that features four different prints seperated by a letters and numbers border strip.
You can find the yellow here

I really need an idea on how to use this fabric. Has anyone seen anything or made something with this? Have any ideas for me?
The blue is here

Maybe a sort of whole cloth kid's quilt? Ideas please!
The red is here.
The great things about this fabric is that it is still priced at the original price, 8.99.

You can also find these fabrics at our webstore here.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Hexagon Rag Quilt

 Remember I showed you Heather's hexagon rag quilt? I finally got the binding on mine and washed it up. I don't normally wash a quilt before it becomes a sample but washing a rag quilt turns it into something fun!

I love how it turned out. It is so soft and cuddly. 3 of us Barn Chicks made this quilt and made 3 extra kits for you if you want to make one too. You can fin them here or in store.
So, what do you think?

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cabana Bloom Quilt

Judy made this delish Cabana Blooms quilt!

The tourquoise quilting and the pattern Amy chose is so sweet. The backing is a tourquoise minky.
The finished size is 54X70 and kits are available here.
Simply lovely Judy!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rag Hexagon Quilt

 Sometimes us Barn Chicks get a wild hair and it takes everything not to close The Quilt Barn early so we can get started on a new project. We had one of those days last week.
 The beautiful Emily of Life, Etc. provided us the inspiration.  Her etsy store has these great rag hexagon quilts and we wanted to try making one.

Lori, Amy and I used our giant Go Baby and Heather cut her smaller hexagons using a ruler.
Heather's is the first one I have seen finished. I am almost finished putting on the binding on mine but I think I like how she left her binding off and made a raggy edge there too.

Heather used Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden. The other barn chicks and I used Flea Market Fancy.
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

My New Rowenta Iron

A few weeks ago my iron up and quit on me. I am used to irons not lasting long. A year, maybe 2 is what I expect. I thought that if my irons don't last very long then why pay a lot for one.
When my iron died I needed to replace it quickly. I sew every day and didn't want to fall behind.
I put a request out on our Facebook page for iron recommendations. Rowenta irons seemed to be well liked by some of you so I bought one. I paid more for this iron than I usually would but maybe my longevity problem was I was getting what I paid for.
So here is my thoughts on the Rowenta Iron:

-it does'nt have an automatic off feature. This could be a good thing. I get frustrated when my iron keeps shutting off on me. I like a hot iron, not a warmish one. I will just have to get into the habit of turning it off when I am done for the day.

-I can see how much water I am putting in. My past irons would just spill over when I had filled it leaving me with a soggy ironing board.

-it gets hot, really hot. For me, this is a good thing. And the steam is abundant.

-the cord could be a little longer. I could use an extension cord and solve this minor problem.

-I have been using it for a few weeks now and I have no complaints and so the Rowenta gets a recommendation from me.
Thanks to everyone who took the time heeding my call on Facebook. Its good to know if I have a question you all are there to help me out.

Rowenta in no way knows of my existence  and  this review was on my own.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Chic Baby Quilt

We have the cutest bolts here at The Quilt Barn and I have been trying to think of something quick and easy to  make up with these fabrics. It is Bunny Hill's Ooh Lala. Have you seen it?
The panel is the sweetest. I paired a panel with 3 Sister's Papillon for the border.

The binding is a grey dot (like in the panel sashing). Amy quilted this one for me and the pattern is a new one and is called Candlewick. I wanted something sweet and delicate and I think this works.

Chic Baby is currently at the HMQS in Utah (because I used an Autumn batting) but it will be in store if you would like to come in and take a peek. This is the easiest quilt ever and a great price, 24.99. I will put them in webstore and on etsy.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Chair

Doug, Heather and Amy are going to HMQS this week. That's the Home and Machine Quilting Show in Sandy Utah. Its May 10-May 21
They will have a booth showcasing our new batting, Bosal. We are now wholesale distributors.
We have made up quilts with this new batting so you can see and feel how they quilted up. We'll have lots of kits there too.
I reupholstered this cute red chair with Flea Market Fancy, the perfect match I think. It might be there. We are trying out booth arrangements today.
Stop by and say hi to Doug, Heather and Amy. You can enter to win a Hen House Retreat Stay. Tell them the blog sent you.
Are you going to HMQS?
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Zig Zag Quilt Class

We have a great class lined up for the first week of summer break.
Our Father's Day Snuggle Up Quilt is going to be available as a class with a few special perks.

You can choose from 5 different kit colors. See here for colors.
We will quilt your quilt with this zig zag pattern and machine bind it for you for 60$. This is a fantastic deal.

When: June 4 and 7, 1-3PM
Open for ages 13+
Cost: 10$ for the class plus kit and supplies
What you need: one kit, batting, backing, thread and a seam ripper. We will provide the sewing machine.
Reserve now to save your spot

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Be @ Home Featured a Barn Chick

One of our Quilt Barn Employees was featured at Be@Home's Best of the Web. You can check out Tara and the other featured blogger's  here.

Here is what Be @ Home says this Best of the Web is about: This week we really have some great features including sewing, knitting, inspiring illustrations, family friendly foods, rediscovering your creative side, and of course incredible hand made books and greeting cards.

This post of quilting advice and tips was really great.

Be sure if you visit this site leave Tara a comment and let her know you like her feature!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Win 1000$ in Prizes Including a Retreat at The Hen House

Want to win 1000$ in prizes, including a 3 night stay at The Quilt Barn's Hen House Retreat?
Fill out this survey and you will be entered to win.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to fill out this survey.
We look forward to your group staying with us!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bosal Batting

Some of you may know this already but I wanted to shout it out, "The Quilt Barn is now a Bosal Distributor. We think this is pretty exciting news.  Let me tell you a bit about this batting:

Bosal is a made in the US product.  
It is a high quality batting that we have competitively priced (even priced against box store coupons).
It comes in poly, 80/20, and all cotton.
It comes in 4 different weights; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Sizing includes crib, twin, full and queen.

These prepackaged battings are now in our etsy store and with a special promo shipping price, 5.10!

We have samples made up with these battings so come in and see and feel the difference.

The Quilt Barn also has batting by the bolt (9 yards per bolt) and by the yard.
My new favorite by the yard batting are wool and bamboo. The wool is devine.
Long Arm quilters get special pricing for the 9 yard bolt. As us for details.

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