Fresh Vintage

Fresh Vintage and a Bit More Dinner!

Ooopps... I forgot to post more winners for the last couple of days. Let's just chalk it up to a VERY long weekend full of pattern writing and photo editing! 

So here are some more winners of a BUTTERSCOTCH & ROSE box of scraps, courtesy of the very generous MODA and the new issue of Fresh Vintage shown below:

On Sep. 18 at 6:45, Annette S. said " How can you choose only one colour, Each time a new fabric range is released they are my new favourite colours. Th e soft blue, the delicate pink, the taste of apricot. A delicate sage. All sigh worthy."


On Sep. 16. at 10:53 SummersCamp said "At the risk of sounding completely creepy, I really think we could be the best of friends...  Pretty sure you stole my bucket list!  And I love everything you turn out.  Everything.  Seriously.  But, I'd like to see your take on warm/rich, French-country colors.  Regardless of what colors you choose, though, I'm excited to see what you come up with next.  You have indeed piqued my interest with that sneak peak!  *B


Please email me with your info. Congratulations!


On the home front:

We drove to a nearby beach for a photo shoot this weekend and managed to get a bit of play time in. A lot of football and sand play was had by all.



On the work front:

Our latest edition of Fresh Vintage has finally shipped! Can I get a hooray?! Wow, this one has taken a while to get out to you guys. Can't even begin to tell you how glad I am that its on its way! If you are on auto ship you should be getting it any day or have it already.

For more info, click here.


...the original vintage quilt that the pattern was created from. Just love the way it feels French and classic and Americana all at the same time.




The Sewing Project in this issue:



The Recipe:

A  yummy corn salad.... super simple. Created by my 6 year old!


Hope to hear from all you winners soon!



Show Special #3

So... we thought it was time to share another quilt kit special with you. We are slowly recovering from and cleaning up after Market and have another wonderful deal for you as long as supplies last.

DRESDEN FANCY [feature pattern from Fresh Vintage #16] is 20% off with the coupon code at the end of this post!

This is one of those fun jelly roll methods that you might remember me talking about. All you do is cut a jelly roll into strips, sew up one side, open the tip and start sewing pieces together along a drawn line to make the "fan" portions of a traditional dresden plate block. Oh my gosh, you will just love this method once you try it! I guarantee it!


...kit is exactly for the fabrics as you see them here. You will be able to finish your quilt with or without the applique depending on your preference.


To see more about the pattern itself, see here.

This Fresh Vintage pattern also has the directions for this fun little fig [pattern, for kit for the Le Fig, go here]


To purchase a kit for DRESDEN FANCY, see here while supplies last.

For special discount, add "dresden" to the discount box during checkout & get your 20% off!


Enjoy & talk to you soon.

Show Special #2

Well... we're almost out of the Show Special #1... I guess we had made ALOT more of that one than I thought [ we have about half a dozen left and the shipping will combine of course if you decide to get both].

As for Show Special #2... it is the quilt from the same Fresh Vintage #17 as the All Hallow's Eve wall hanging, OCTOBER TIES.

We have about a dozen of these kits left so don't delay if you are interested [if you've already gotten the All Hallow's Eve kit from the show special and have the pattern that is included in the kit, let us know in the comments portion of your order and we will replace the pattern in this one with another Fresh Vintage issue of your choosing- be sure to tell us which one you would like!].


It is a super simple pattern that starts off with 2 charm packs and s simple partial bowtie block. A great lap quilt for the seasoned quilters among us or a fabulous beginning quilt for all you first timers out there.

Click here if you are interested. The kit is identical to the quilt shown above. It measures 61"x 61".

The kit will be 20% off with coupon "bowtie" [enter without the quotations]. 

Talk to you soon.

Show Special #1

Happy Halloween Everybody!


I forgot to tell you what the show special was yesterday so here I am with a quick stop by...


Today's special is the new All Hallow's Eve Wall Hanging Kit from our Fresh Vintage #17 pattern [pattern included in kit]. Its a fun 18" x 18" wall hanging or table topper that is perfect for the whole fall season. Start on it right away and finish the next day or get started on next year's project!


We have a few of them left and with the special code "candy" [type into the special code box during checkout. Do not add the parentheses/just the word]  for 20% off! You can't beat that. Click here.

All Hallows Eve Wallhangingblog

Talk to you tomorrow for more show sneak peeks....

Its all about the Pumpkin around here...

Many of you inquired and asked about those kits we mentioned in the last post so I thought I would send out some quick info on a few of our fun Halloween products....

Of course you probably remember our Sugar Pumpkin pattern. How could you not? It was splashed all over a full page ad in a Holiday Betters Homes Publication last year... along with a certain someone's somewhat sheepish face behind it. At least the face part was blurry!


We have kits for it. They are $23 with the pattern [shipping included].


Next up, the new All Hallow's Eve Wall Hanging from Fresh Vintage #17 mentioned last week.

All Hallows Eve Wallhangingblog

We have limited kits for it. They are $32 with the pattern [shipping included]. 

From some of our older paper patterns before we went to our new full color pattern layout, we have the fall patterns from the Vintage Postcard Collection. Easily 2 of my favorites from that collection of 12 seasonal wall hangings. Perhaps a bit more country than I am these days, but I still LOVE these little quilts!


Acorn Blossoms Pattern.

Unfortunately we no longer have kits for these. Just lovely little patterns.


And the original All Hallow's Eve pattern.

And lets not forget one of my all time favorite fall quilts, Goosetracks in the Pumpkins.


Pattern here.

Now where is that one these days? I might have to go search the depths of the quilt closet this afternoon. If you don't hear from me for a while, I am in there somewhere!


Talk to you soon.


Fresh Vintage is here again!



I'm popping out of my little hole [sounds kinda like GroundHog day, doesn't it?] to let you know that our latest Fresh Vintage issue has started to ship out! Finally. Its a great issue chalk full of fun stuff. All auto shipments have gone out already [along with your free pattern!] so expect yours anytime. 

The main project is such a great, simple quilt and although I know my friend Camille makes fun of me every time I say that something is simple, this really is! All you need is 2 charm packs of your favorite collection [hint, hint: Breakfast at Tiffany's has just hit the stores and is available everywhere right not!], some cream background and an alternate fabric.... That's it! Now how can you go wrong I ask you?


October Ties


And if that doesn't suit your fancy, we have added in this fun, quick Halloween Wall Hanging or in our case, a door hanger. AT 18" x 18", you can finish it in an afternoon and have something for the rest of the fall. Over the last couple of years I have completely fallen in love with silhouette art, in every form. I have jewelry with it, small artwork, I collect vintage pieces of it, love the children's silhouettes, cutouts.... you name it, I love it! I think it is especially appropriate in October as the black silhouette stands out so strongly and makes you think of Halloween and fall decorating. Don't you think? 

All Hallows Eve Wallhangingblog

If you are local and joining us for PIQF next week, we have kitting this little guy up so you can come and get your own exactly like this one. Oh, we also have October Ties kitted, along with a hundred other things. But that's for another post that I will get done this weekend. 

If you want your own copy of this Fresh Vintage #17, go here.

Hope you are all enjoying your fall. I am trying to finish up all of my design deadlines so I can start sharing all the newest lovelies with you all. Stay tuned as I am nearing the finish line!


Talk to you soon.