Friday, December 24, 2010

T is for...

Okay.  Christmas has taken over, and I apologize for being a slacker.  It seems to be that the day before Christmas, or Christmas Eve....(heavens), is a little on the quiet side and I can put some time into our blog.  So, T is for....Thimble Blossoms!!  If you haven't heard about this awesome pattern company, then welcome to the light, and check out these adorable patterns.  Camile Roskelley, the owner of Thimble Blossoms, is the daughter of Bonnie, the designer of Cotton Way.  Can you say creative family?  Thimble Blossoms patterns range from basic beginner to more experienced, though I would say that she has very well written patterns that anybody can follow.  Here are some of our favorites...
* Coming Soon.  We have this little guy hanging in the store.  Oh my cute.
* A La Mode.  This is one of those amazing patterns that look fantastic, but you won't pull your hair out making it.
* Mama's Boy.  This was one of her first patterns and I would argue, one of my favorites.  A quick whip up for any baby shower.  Just because the name is Mama's Boy, doesn't mean that your little princess can't have one of these.
* Piece of Cake (2).  I love, love, love the original Piece of Cake from Thimble Blossoms, therefore I cannot help but LOVE this sequel.
Speaking of cake, it is almost Christmas, and therefore we need more red in our lives.  Check our this red velvet cake recipe from the one and only Paula Deen.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

S is for...

Skirts!  I think that people are afraid of sewing clothing, including skirts.  Don't be afraid.  Skirts are so much fun!  I have found some fantastic patterns for you all to check out!
*The Nie Nie Skirt by Pink Fig Patterns
*Boutique Chic from Serendipity Studio (LOVE THIS)
*The Audrey Wrap from Fig Tree Quilts  If I am correct, we just got in this adorable brown polka dot.
*Have you seen this book?  Weekend Sewing from Heather Ross  Not only does it have skirts, but so many other cute things.  You seriously need to check this out.
*I am speechless about this recipe.  You are just going to have to check it out.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

R is for....

Ric Rac!  That was an easy one to guess.  Ric rac made be the greatest discovery since Little Debbie Ho Ho's.  There are so many different kinds of ric rac too.
Jumbo, regular, mini, Moda hand-dyed, and velvet are what we have.  The hand-dyed comes in Christmas colors: eggnog and walnut.
*There are SO many adorable things to make with ric rac.  Here are some free patterns for quilts and little girly skirts using ric rac.
*Check out this tutorial for a ric rac flowers.  They are SO cute.  I'm not gonna lie though, I think it kinda looks like a cabbage.
*This car seat tent using ric rac between the layers. This is one of our most popular patterns.
*I am going to throw in some bonus things for you.  More trims
*Pom pom trims.  OH MY GOODNESS.  I live for pom pom trim.  I think I would put it on everything I made if I could.  We carry all the sizes that Riley Blake makes.  Check them out here.
*We also carry crochet trim (adorable), ribbon, and elastic ribbon.
*We have tulle by the yard.  It is on spools, not bolts like Joann's.  It is perfect for skirts, bags, quilts, pillows, and wrapping gifts.
*New to Quilter's Haven.....satin pleated trim.  Oh my beautiful!  This is new from Moda and it comes in pink, cream, blue, and brown.  Just BEAUTIFUL!  I can't find a picture, so you will just need to come in and look and feel it.

Today's recipe is from Paula Deen and Food Network (again).  They have the 12 days of cookies happening right now.  Check it out.  I am particularly interesting in these Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies.

My Goodness!  I almost forgot again!  We have the winner of our journal cover kit!!  Congratulations HEATHER!!!  Come into the store and pick up your kit!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Q is for...

Quilt Soup!!  Did you know that Quilt Soup is owned by Barbra Jones?  Did you know that Barbra Jones is from Bountiful?  Did you know that Barbra teaches classes at our lovely little shop?  SHE DOES!!  She teaches our "Repeat Offenders" class, which is all about applique.  This is a good thing because Quilt Soup specializes in appilque.  Personal Quilt Soup favorites would have to be....

*Cracker Snackers.  This may be one of my favorite quilts to make of all time.  It is so funky and most people don't realize how easy it is to make.  Come in and we will show you.

*Bad Dad.  Love this.  The little cars going around are absolutely adorable.  Great quilt for a playroom. I get so excited just looking at it.
*Smooth Sailing.  Come in and see these little sailor ducks for yourself.  Fabulous thing about this applique, it isn't teeny tiny.
*Table Scraps.  Perfect hodge-podge of colors quilt.  It would look so good in any color-way.  Maybe the relatively new line from American Jane, Punctuation.
*Mable's Table.  This is an old school Quilt Soup pattern.  I remember when it first came out, and I have been in love with it ever since.

Barbra is woman after my own heart.  She has a tab on her page to a different recipe for the month.  This month Healthy Pumpkin Soup.  Check it out.  We love you Barbra!