Monday, September 28, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Petite Fleurs

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane. My pick of the week is the Petite Fleurs Quilt Kit by Fig Tree Quilts. My Mommy saw it at Quilt Market back in May where she gets to preview all the goodies before they come out. She said it was one of her favorite quilts and that she HAS to make one.
It's just a simple patchwork quilt but the end result is breathtaking. It's even available in 2 different color options. You can choose the Patisserie version (the more pastel quilt draped over the chair in the background) or the Mill House Inn version (the one in the foreground that has some touches of dark brown).

Patisserie on the left, Mill House Inn on the Right.

I can't even begin to tell you how many quilts my Mommy is in the middle of making. And how many more kits she has stashed away.....I can't count that high. But this one just made it to the top of the list!
I can't wait to take a nap on it once it's finished!

Emma Jane

Monday, September 21, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - French Kiss!

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane! Pucker up because my choice for Pick Of The Week is called the "French Kiss Quilt Kit" - O0h, la, la! Giving kisses is my favorite thing to do so this quilt kit was an obvious choice.
It's not as complicated as it looks! It's by Fig Tree Quilts and they always have the most amazing techniques that make assembly easier. It uses simple strip piecing instead of having to do complicated "Y-seams" or make templates. And the fabric in the kit is absolutely gorgeous. It's from the new Mill House Inn Collection and it was inspired by the English Countryside.
I hear that my ancestors were British so this makes me like the quilt even more! And the fabrics have names like Afternoon Tea and Goose Down Pillows and Floral Chintz.'s elegant but sweet and feminine at the same time - just like me!
Gotta go! Bailey (the cat) is chasing me out of the photo shoot.

Emma Jane

P.S. As always, the fabric is covered in plastic. They won't let me near fabric that's not covered in plastic!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Cutest Baby Dress Ever!

This has got to be the cutest baby dress ever! Hmmmm......should I say that considering I'm the one that made the dress? Probably not. But it's so cute I can't help myself!!! I even put fabric covered buttons at the base of the shoulder straps!!!

I made this dress for a darling little 2 year old girl named Claire who was adopted by my best friend, Annie on March 12. I used the Tea Party Twirl Pattern by Bananafana.

It was pretty quick and easy to make and you can go wild adding all sorts of rick rack, buttons and bows! I used fabric from the Flights of Fancy Collection by Paula Prass for Michael Miller.

I really think I need to make another dress using these fabrics from the Doll Dresses Collection:

Or maybe these fabrics from the Little Lady Collection.....

Hmmm......decisions, decisions. What do you think?

Happy Sewing,

Monday, September 14, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week......Wait A Minute!

Hey There, it's me Bailey. Where's Emma, you ask? Well......all I had to do was distract her with a shiny new chew toy and she has no idea I've taken over the Pick Of The Week. And my choice this week is the Aviary Jelly Roll. If you've never tried to use Jelly Rolls before you really should. They are so much fun to play with.
And I picked the Aviary Collection because bird watching is one of my favorite things to do.
You could make a beautiful quilt for your kitty to lay on.
Or, I guess you could make it for yourself if you have to.
Well, it's time for my 18th Cat Nap of the day.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Bunnies!

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane. I wanted to introduce Bella, who's one of my very best friends. We like to eat baby carrots together in the morning and then I give her big sloppy kisses on the top of her head.
Bella got me thinking about all of the adorable bunny stuff that we have in the shop. Like this....
And this.....
And this (there are leaping bunnies in the border).....
And we even have really cool Bunny Damask fabric that just arrived. It's from the Hushabye Collection and it comes in a bunch of different colors. I thought Mommy was going to pass out from the cuteness when she saw this for the first time:
Well, Bella and I are gonna get back to sunbathing on the deck now. Have a Bun-tastic day!

Emma Jane

P.S. Mommy made a whole bunch of these yesterday because she and Daddy were celebrating their 9th anniversary. sweet!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Giveaway - Christmas Bake Shop Box

Hey There! You may have noticed that the Giveaways have been moved over to the Blog. I wanted to make sure I had more space for all the latest and greatest new fabrics over on the website. And this month we're giving away a Christmas Bake Shop Box. This kit has 2 mini fabric Honey Buns and the directions for the Secret Santa Mini Stocking. Please send us an e-mail with the word Bake Shop in the subject or text to be entered to win. We will also add you to our newsletter list unless you write No Newsletter in your e-mail. The winner will be chosen on October 1.

Good Luck and Happy Sewing,

October 1 Update: Congratulations to Tracy C. of Tomball, Texas!