Sunday, April 19, 2009


Every time I go in a quilt store I participate in a unique event, SHOW AND TELL. Either I have brought in a quilt to show, or someone else has a quilt to show, or someone needs to pick out fabric for a new project and wants everyone to tell them what to pick.

My step daughter, Mykee, wanted to make a Bungalow Bag. She went to her local quilt store, showed them the pattern and they proceeded to help her pick fabrics. Now for the SHOW part. Here is her finished Bungalow Bag. The handles were rope that she wrapped fabric around. Great Free Spirit fabric, too.

While I am SHOWING, here is another great Bungalow Bag from my friend Hiedi at Gardner's Quilt and Sew. She took leftover strips of fabric, braided them together, then secured them to the bag. Love this idea.

I am almost finished with a new Bungalow Bag. Just working on the handles. Love this fabric.

Now to TELL, we had an email from Jayme Nielsen who said that our pattern, GARDEN PARTY, had inspired her. She liked it so much, she decided to make it. The special part, it was the first quilt she has ever made. It is so amazing to think that we inspired such creativity. She sent us this picture. Thanks Jayme.

More good news. It only snowed 3 days last week, and it didn't stick. This week is supposed to be in the 70's. While this would be a little cool in Orlando, in Utah, everyone is in flip flops and shorts. I will stick with jeans and a sweatshirt until it hits the 90's.

I don't usually take pictures of food, but I made a pie for Easter Dinner that came out sooooo pretty. The best part of this pie. SUGAR FREE. Let us know if you want the recipe.

Now, for the best show and tell. Three more quilts are ready to be quilted. (As you may know, we are in crazy mode for market.) Two are the same pattern, one for a boy and one for a girl. What you may not know is Janice's oldest daughter had her third baby this month. His name is Malcom. My oldest son and his wife will be having my first grandbaby girl on Wednesday. Her name will be Genevieve. That should explain the monograms. THE QUILTS HAVE NO NAMES YET, WE WOULD LOVE SUGGESTIONS. The best part of these two quilts is that they are EASY, EASY, EASY. It takes about 2 hours to put together. Pattern will be ready soon.

Last, but not least. I think this is my new favorite. No name, yet. Suggestions? This one is also pretty easy and uses 20 fat quarters. Just pick your favorites.

So, we should have four more quilts done this week. We are hoping to have 12 new patterns by the time market comes. Any volunteers for binding?
Let us know is you have any suggestions for quilt names? Remember the "Beatles" theme.

That's it for now. So much to SHOW, so much to TELL, that even I am tired.
Thanks for reading. Let us know what you think.
Janice and Marcea