Friday, November 7, 2014

Priory Square is here!!

Art Gallery hinted around for a while this summer before finally announcing who their new Limited Edition designers would be. You can imagine how excited we were to hear it was our lovely dear friend, Katy Jones. It feels like ages since this announcement was made and we've been ever so patiently waiting the arrival of her prints. I am so happy to say that day has finally come!

Katy's collection has eight prints on quilting weight cotton plus two knits (Cottagely Posy and Clover Field) and her feature print, Sunday Clippings, in voile. Her booth at market was so gorgeous and had lots of projects made up with all the different substrates.

Cute dresses and things made up in knit, voile, and quilting cotton!
Katy's new Aurifil thread box and an Open Wide Pouch (free tutorial here!)
with Sunday Clippings on top and that gorgeous map print on the bottom
Love this Sew Together Bag! And that rose print in metallic ink is killer.
And of course a cute Katy pattern (also seen in issue #1 of Quilt Now)
How cute is this booth?! I want Priory Square bunting in every corner of my home!

And of course a few copies of Quilt Now in the booth!
Yardage and bundles are listed on our site here for you to order. If you ordered from our pre-sale, we'll be getting all these beauties to you as soon as possible! I loved all of the projects I got to see from Katy in Houston and I look forward to seeing what all you whip up!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

318 Patchwork Quilt Along!

The very awesome Allegory at A Thousand Needles has been hosting a quilt along for the 318 Patchwork Patterns book! She started in mid October and each week, she'll feature four blocks with a guest quilter and a giveaway. Her inaugural post with all those details can be found here (along with weeks one and two).

This week (or rather last week but given our shop move, it's been pretty chaotic around here) the guest on Al's blog is our very own Brenda Ratliff! She owns Pink Castle Fabrics, in case you were not already aware. She rules.

Brenda made block #5 from the book, this sweet ice cream cone. I told her she should make all the sweet treat blocks into a pillow set because how cute would that be?! Brenda put the time into nice finishing techniques too like a hidden zipper and contrast binding. You can read more about her experience working from this book and making the pillow over on her blog.

There have been a bunch of cute blocks stitched together so far-- mugs, apples, ducks, shooting stars, hearts, and this super cute little tulip!

This tulip, a shooting star, and heart featured in week 1!

A duck (block #95) pieced by Allegory
A chicken (block #99) pieced by guest blogger from week 2, Penny from SewTakeAHike

The 318 Patchwork Patterns book uses the freezer paper method of paper piecing which some of you may not be familiar with (I know I'm not). Al was also kind enough to put together a great tutorial on how to do this method of paper piecing!

I was really excited to get this book in the shop as soon as I found out we'd be carrying it and now seeing all these blocks worked up in pretty fabrics is so awesome. They're even cuter than I thought they'd be! If you're interested in seeing more projects made with some of these adorable paper pieced blocks, Zakka Workshop is also organizing a blog hop to show off all the things you can make from the book! Here's the full schedule for that: