With Memorial Day and the 4th of July just around the corner, I'm feeling very patriotic these days. My mood usually determines which fabrics we order and this week was no different!
We received six prints of "Pride and Glory" by Dan Morris for RJR fabrics this week. Can you hear "The Star Spangled Banner" playing in the background?
The first two prints are blocks of different patriotic/Americana motifs on cream and black backgrounds. There are more motifs on each print but I couldn't get them all in one picture frame.
|Pride and Glory by Dan Morris sampler blocks on cream/tan|
|Pride and Glory by Dan Morris sampler blocks on black|
|two Pride and Glory prints by Dan Morris for RJR.|
|"Landmarks" prints on cream and blue from the Pride and Glory line by Dan Morris|
We're getting very excited about "Row by Row" which starts in June. This year's theme is 'water'.
When I think of "water" I think of the white sandy beaches of Cozumel where Sweetness took me for our 10th wedding anniversary....which made me think of all the stuff we lugged to the beach wishing we'd packed something to carry it all in!
That made me think of tote bags.....the beach, "Row by Row", summer time, water, camping, white sandy beaches....
All this thinking about water projected me into a mission to find easy tote bag patterns.
I must admit, I ordered this first pattern because the background reminded me of Cozumel! I know that's a silly reason but, I couldn't help myself! The "Tuscany Tote" has 16 inside pockets and is fat quarter friendly.
We also received table runner and quilt patterns specifically designed for charm packs (we really like the "Heads or Tails" table runner by Kansas Troubles).
|Tuscany Tote by Pink Sand Beach Designs|
|It's Sew Easy Quilt and Chubby Charmer tote patterns|
|Charm Party Tote and Bow Tucks Tote patterns|
|"Heads or Tails" table runner and "Little Charmers II" table runner patterns|
I recently discovered my favorite 45 mm rotary cutter is no longer being made. I almost cried.
After much researching, I discovered they are being made under a different label. WHEW! That was a real nail biter!
If you have a Dritz 45 mm rotary cutter, it's now manufactured by Omnigrid. The Omnigrid replacement blades will definitely work in the Dritz cutters (I know this because I tired one out on my Dritz).
Needless to say, we now have Omnigrid 45 mm rotary cutters and replacement blades in stock!
The big brown truck brought more stuff this week:
- May/June issue of Quilting Quickly
- "Country Orchard" precuts by Blackbird Designs for Moda: layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolls and mini charms
- "Piecemakers" print of quilt block names written in script on a toffee background
- Moda "Natural" marble and Navy Bella Solids
- two sizes of O'lipfa rulers: 5"x 18" and 5"x 24"
|May/June issue of Quilting Quickly|
|"Country Orchard" precuts: layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolls and mini charms|
|"Piecemakers" quilt block names on a toffee background|
|"Natural" color Moda Marble and "Navy" Bella Solids bolts|
|two sizes of O'lipfa rulers|
Dorothy made this block in yesterday's "Scrap Crazy" class. She didn't want me to take a picture of it because 'it's not sewn together yet". That's never stopped me before, why would it stop me now?
We love the "Summer Breeze" layer cake she used.
Great job, Dorothy!