Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mill Works Sneak Peek

It's a Sunday morning and I have to admit that I slept in late today. Last night I stayed up well past midnight, determined to finish hand sewing the binding down on my new Mill Works quilt. This morning, the first thing I did was toss the quilt in the washing machine. Yes, I always wash my quilts once they're done. It cleans off the dust and such that the fabric picks up during construction and any marking lines left behind. It also softens up the fabric and fluffs up the batting to give the quilt that soft puckers look I so love on a quilt.

So here is Mill Works laid out on my living room floor. Now I am blocking it to make sure everything is as square as possible and to make sure the quilt lays flat.

Mill Works is my newest block of the month quilt project and is designed as an 8-month program. It features my new Mill Works fabric collection from Marcus Fabrics. It should be hitting the shelves of your local quilt shops this fall and be available for re-order for about 12 months.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Aunt Grace Dots Strip It

Strip It Three Ways: Series 3 is one of our newest patterns featuring pre-cut 2 1/2"-wide strips. There are instructions for three different quilts in the pattern, so you can get quite a bit of mileage from one pattern.  The pattern front is shown below so you can see all three of the quilts. Next to it is the back of the pattern that shows the fabric requirements.

I made Ribbon Star, shown here on the left using a strip pack of Aunt Grace Dots by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics. Apparently, these strip packs are in short supply. The good news is, there is a shipment heading my way.  The bad news is, what I get is what I am going to get. No re-orders. Boo hoo. Unhappy face.:(

But the more GOOD NEWS is that you can PRE-ORDER your Aunt Grace Dots Strip Pack now. Just click here.

Estimated ship date is August 1, 2014.