Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mystery Quilts - Winter Solstice (2015) and Fall Festival (2014)

          This is Block 1 and the layout (both in progress) for the 2015 Mystery Quilt "Winter Solstice". 
Block #1 will ship in February. 

I was going to call it "Let It Snow" but someone pointed out I already have a pattern called by that name so we changed it to Winter Solstice.

Anyway, while I'm not quite retiring yet like Country Threads and Buggy Barn, I'm cutting way back after last year.  Therefore we will have only a limited number of kits.

To sign up call Tammie at 816-632-7632 or email her at  
We will accept credit cards but invoicing through Paypal is just too confusing as our store does Paypal and payments for the Mystery Quilt get pushed way down on the pages and are difficult to find.

The Finishing Kit for the borders for Fall Festival is ready to ship now.  If you don't get an invoice soon, please let us know.  The cost is $28.50 but we do charge shipping on the borders.

Tara is no longer with us for health reasons, so once again we're kind of in a muddle.  We miss her :(
If you're missing any of the blocks please let us know and we'll get them out to you.

As soon as I get Fall Festival back from the quilter, I'll post a picture of it.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Primitive Quilts & Projects - Spring Break

And boy, are we ready for a Spring Break - 
It's been quite a winter!

Starting with the Spring issue,  Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine is featuring our Spring Break Quilt in 4 sections.

The Spring issue features the center block 

and subsequent issues will give you patterns for the entire quilt.

We have a very limited number of fabric packs available.  They are for the fabrics only.
There will be a few substitutions on the green fabrics but we have everything else.
And this way, you can pay for the fabric in sections.
The price of the kits will vary according to how much fabric is in them.  The total will probably not be over $200.00 but could be less.  As you know with a kit, you're not only paying for fabric but for the labor involved.
And - even if I do say so myself - it's an awesome quilt.
So grab the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and call Tammie at 816-632-7632 to order your kit!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Today is Epiphany - the day the Magi brought gifts to the baby Jesus.

This is my Bible Quilt - it hangs in my loft year round.
Since today is Epiphany, we thought we would put it on sale for half price this week - kind of our gift to you.

This is a picture of a quilt that our friend Kari Harter made for one of her friends to give to her mother for her 75th birthday.
Isn't it awesome?
I just love it.

And this is Violet White enjoying her winter home in the chicken house.
It's a bit chilly outside in her summer home in the chicken yard.
Usually she complains if I bring her inside - bangs on the door and wants out.
Not this time.

So - taking my cue from Violet White - I'm going to stay inside - and maybe do a little quilting.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tis the Reason

For the Season

May His peace and joy be with you today and always.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa's Coming......

but not until tomorrow......

Lots to do - lots to do.
Have a good one ladies and try to find some time to sit and sitch - even if it's just a minute or two.
Merry Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sooooo..... "Let It Snow!"

And it did  :)

Pep got home safely but the schools as well as the office are closed.

The chickens and bunnies are fed and watered and the heat turned on in the loft.
And I get to spend my day sewing the last block and borders on Fall Festival, last years Mystery Quilt BOM.
After all the trouble we had this last few months I was considering having Fall Festival be the last one we did as a kit.
And they truly are my favorite quilts I make.
They're always a sampler quilt (my favorite) made up of blocks I get to take my time on - one a month isn't a deadline compared to Market
and I'm not restricted to one fabric line.

I do love my Market quilts but the BOM's I kit are special for me.

So I decided to do another one this year but limit the amount we do to make it easier  - I just keep getting older every year :)
We're sending the borders for Fall Festival out in January this time to make it easier on the budget for people so Let It Snow won't start until February.

This is a picture of Let It Snow (the 2015 BOM) in progress.  The fabrics just got here yesterday.
I am - however - being disciplined - and finishing last years quilt first.
And that's not easy except I'm excited to see Fall Festival sewn together and off to Lori for quilting  :)

Here's what the first block will look line - only on that navy background in the upper right corner.

Anyway, I love the snow and birds and houses - and of course snowmen.

If you want to join us, let us know as soon as possible because it's filling up already - people have been emailing already.

Have a good one ladies, I'm putting on my boots and going to the loft.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I give up..........

It really is almost Christmas!

This is Eagles and Roses and I designed it for my bed at Christmas.  
Its so neat to get ready for Christmas by putting the quilts in place.
There's a tutorial on tips for doing the large center block.  You can watch it by clicking here

We only have 2 kits left 
but we do still have the BOM available. And this week we've got it for half price.  This is one of the last BOM's I did with color pictures of each block as well as of the whole quilt.  It costs so much more to print them in color individually - the ink and the labor.  Anyway, this week the pattern is half price.  You can get the kit or the pattern by clicking here.

And while it's certainly way too late for this year, Christmas comes every year and this one could take you until next Christmas if you start right now.  :)

Have a good week ladies.