Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Yup, we have winners.  Thanks to everyone who follows us and entered our little giveaway for the ALREADY MADE CHRISTMAS MRS. ROBINSON APRON.
Cogratulations, SUZIE H. from Kansas.  You win the apron and the Mrs. Robinson pattern just in case you want to make some more.
In addition, two more winners get to choose their favorite pattern from our new fall collection.  Those winners are:  NANCY L. from MINNESOTA and CECILIA from GEORGIA.

For those winners, please email us at abbeylanequilts@yahoo.com with your address and make sure and tell us which pattern you want.

Thanks again for all who entered.  You can find all our patterns on the website, www.abbeylanequilts.com.

And for me, I am making candy today, just starting the DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TRUFFLES.  I will post recipe and pics on Sunday.

Have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

Sunday, December 2, 2012


December has arrived and that makes it the "Giving Season."  So in honor of this, we are having a give away.  We decided to make an apron pattern this fall, and it was a hit at market.  "MRS. ROBINSON"  is our first apron pattern and we had a lot of fun with it.
The apron has all kinds of fun touches.  First, it is REVERSIBLE.  At market, Janice wore one side out and I wore the other side.  We constantly were demonstrating "our other half."  Janice also decided that the apron would come in very handy; you cook with one side of the apron on, which will more than likely get a little dirty.  And, when you are done cooking, just reverse the apron to serve your food. 

The next fun touch is the front panel.  32 small strips of fabric run from top to bottom.  Then,  choose a great print to finish it out.  On the back of the apron, the print runs down the center, and the coordinating fabrics are used as horizontal stripes. 

We also included optional pockets in the pattern, placed in different places on each side.  Janice loves pockets, I just haven't figured out what she puts in them.

The apron can be made in all kinds of fabrics for all kinds of occasions.  And as I said, it is the giving season, and WE ARE GIVING.  We made a special Christmas version of "Mrs. Robinson" which was worn and displayed in  the Moda Bake Shop during market and we are giving that apron away. (apologies for the pictures, i used my phone)

Here are a couple more shots of the apron with my friend Jonie, who owns one of my favorite quilt shops, QUILTER'S HAVEN in Bountiful, Utah.  She agreed to be my model.

So here's the deal.

One winner will win this "finished" apron and a pattern for the apron so she can make some to give away.  We will also give away three more patterns, those winners can choose which of the new patterns they would like.

Here's what you do, head on over to the website, www.abbeylanequilts.com, and check out the 10 new patterns we just debuted.  (they all have a little sticker saying NEW.)  Then, remember, a point for each thing done below,

1.  Leave us a comment telling us which one of those new patterns is your favorite NEW PATTERN.

2.  Become a follower of our blog, or let us know you already are.

3.  Mention us on your blog, if you have one.

4.  Become our friend on facebook, Abbey Lane Quilts.

5.  Share the giveaway on facebook.

That's it, we will choose the lucky winner next Sunday.  Gook luck.

Janice and Marcea

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Wow, what an October, and we've already had Thanksgiving.  Time flies when you are having fun.  We had a crazy October created 10 new patterns which are all up on the website, www.abbeylanequilts.com.  Here was our new postcard.
This is one of our new patterns, FREE AS A BIRD.  Don't you just love it, we do. 

Here are a few pictures from Market and even better, Festival, where we got to see so many old friends and make lots of new friends too.  Hope you enjoy the little tour.

Wide view of the Booth

Our BABY TIMES Stash Book Display

We found a cute model for one of the hats from BABY TIMES

Marcea all ready for HALLOWEEN

Janice showing off our new apron, MRS. ROBINSON

Great Friends, Dena and Marcia came to help.

Fun Display for our newest book, JUST FOR FUN


Time for FESTIVAL and out comes the RIC RAC

We cut over 1000 yards of Ric Rac

Fellow quilters coming to see the new patterns

We were exhausted, but we had a great time.  We even did a video interview with Fat Quarter Shop, one of our favorite on-line shops.  Here is the link if you want the full tour of all the new quilts, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yNtgWQxmAg&feature=plcp

Hope you had a great holiday weekend.   Next week we will show you all the new patterns and make sure to come back, because we are having a special give away.  You can find all the new patterns on the website.

Janice and Marcea

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's been a GHASTLY week...

Janice and I are in love with the Ghastlies fabric from Alexander Henry.

 We have been stashing it away for a couple of years and this week we finally made our quilts.  I chose to use our Simple Choices book
 and Janice chose the Fab Five book.  We started with the same fabrics and then, we did our own thing. 
We started with the same fabrics, cut them into fat quarters and began.

I made my cuts and she made hers.

Next, we cut out our cute little portraits and put them on the plain fabric strip.
Here are quick shots as we layed them out.
And finally, the finished products.  This is my GHASTLIES from our book SIMPLE CHOICES book which is on our website, www.abbeylanequilts.com.
And Janice's GHASTLIES from our FAB FIVE book.
Both quilts are fun, fast and easy.  Check them out on  our website, www.abbeylanequilts.com, and see all the other quilts that can be made from these two great books.

Fall is on it's way, and the blogs and projects and giveaways are back in session.  Have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

Monday, June 25, 2012


Yup, three lucky ladies will be getting copies of our newest book, JUST 4 FUN, and we think they are really going to have fun with all the projects in the book.

We had entries from 23 states and 5 countries.  The internet opens up the world to all of us.

The winners are:

Heartsease54 from Montana

YTSMOM from Nebraska

Quiltma from Illinois

If you are one of the lucky three, please email us your mailing address so we can get your book in the mail.  Email us at abbeylanequilts@yahoo.com.

The picks for the favorite quilt were almost even, but the JUST FOR THE SMILES edged out as the winner.
Thanks again for everyone who entered.  We will be having more giveaways so stay tuned.

Janice and Marcea

Monday, June 18, 2012


Yup, we want to make sure you have some FUN this summer  and we want it to be free, so we are GIVING AWAY three copies of our newest book JUST 4 FUN.

This book has four FUN quilts celebrating spring, summer, Halloween and Christmas.  They encorporate FUN modern geometric designs with a FUN retro touch.  Each quilt has a matching fabric wreath so you can add even more FUN to your home.

It is easy to enter, here is what you do:

1.  Become a follower on our blog (if you already follow us, just let us know)

2.  Head over to the website, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/, go to the shop page, click on JUST 4 FUN and pick your favorite quilt and wreath.

3.  If you have a blog, give our little giveaway a shout out.

That's it.  You get a point for each of the three, so triple your odds.

Here is a peak at one of the pages you will find in the book,  it is JUST FOUR THE POP.  The projects in the book are FUN, quick and easy, so you can have this one ready just in time for the Fourth of July.

Have a FUN week, and thanks for stopping by.  We will announce the winners next Monday, so spread the word.  It is all about the FUN.

Janice and Marcea

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Despite some major setbacks this year, we made it market and had a great time.  Janice brought along a friend from home, Dena, and then her sister, Debbie, who lives in Missouri actually took time off from work to come and help us.  I had personal issues and did not make it in until Thursday, but Janice and Dena did a great job of getting everything ready, then the four of us put all the finishing touches on the booth.

Despite the fact I didn't bring my camera, I still got  pictures on my phone.  Pictures are always better than words, so let me just show you our booth.
We debuted a new book called JUST 4 FUN, and there is no better way to describe it. 
The book has four quilts with four matching wreaths.  Check out the great doors they were displayed on.  Janice painted her little heart out. 

This is JUST FOR THE SMILES.  Houndstooth and flowers in a springy yellow.  Gotta love it.
Summer brings the patriotism with JUST 4 THE POP.  The quilt has wavy stripes and the wreath is full of ruffles and buttons.

Black and white chevrons make JUST FOR THE SQUEALS really pop.  Little ghosts popping out add a fun accent.

Chistmas would not be complete without a decorated tree.  JUST FOR THE JOY adds special touched to the holiday season.

We were also so excited to debut our new STASHBOOK from C & T called BABY TIMES,  which includes 24 projects for baby and new mom. 
This was part of the display for the book.  It is a must have if you have a baby in your life.

We had six new patterns for market, five quilts and one purse.  The pictures are a little blury, but check our website, pattern previews, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/PREVIEWPATTERNS.html, to see the new patterns.

This is the JULIA bag.  Fun trim and beads add special touches.

Halloween is just around the corner.  Just love the black and white checkerboard setting off the inside squares in WITCHY WOMAN.
When i see TWIST AND SHOUT, i just want to throw it in the grass and have a picnic.
Not a great picture, but a great quilt.  BLACKBIRD is my favorite new quilt.
This is OB-LA-DI, and it is a stunning quilt made from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection.

The back wall had some of our favorite purses.  Check out the LUCILLE BAG in laminate on the second row.  It was a big hit.

We had fun connecting with all our quilting friends and especially enjoyed making new friends.  We even had a little Kansas City Barbeque.  We will be having two contests in the next couple of weeks for our new books so check back.

Have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

Monday, January 30, 2012


First we want to thank everyone who took time out to read the blog, check out the website, and give us your feedback.  Here are some of the statistics from the week.

*We had entries from 30 different states and 7 countries.

*We had 668 entries.  (We use the random number picker to pick the winners.)

*We gained 107 new followers.  And we have some exciting blogs coming up.

*The favorite quilt was SIMPLY SPRING.

*The favorite block was the PIN WHEEL block.

*The favorite color of ric rac was TURQUOISE.




# 410  EVELENE S.

If you are a winner, please email us at info@abbeylanequilts.com and include your name, address, and the color of ric rac you would like.

Again, thanks to everyone, can't tell you how wonderful it is to hear your kind comments and make new friends.  And as the book says, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Have a great week.  Janice and Marcea

Sunday, January 22, 2012


IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME.  We have been waiting and waiting for the right time, and now, after I  finally got snow, about 18 inches the past couple of days it is time to celebrate.  (as a reminder, me, Marcea, lives in Utah, and that is where it snowed, not Florida where Janice lives.)

Back to the giveaway.  We published a new book which debuted at Market in Houston called SIMPLE CHOICES.

We started with 5 different individual quilts blocks.  Then we added 5 super fun appliques.  We topped it off with two different trims, ric rac or raw edge.  The idea is simple, CHOOSE YOUR BLOCK, CHOOSE YOUR APPLIQUE, CHOOSE YOUR TRIM, and before you know it you have 25 different quilts.

We added something else to our website in November, LARGE RIC RAC.  Yup, over 20 colors.  We love Ric Rac and use it in so many projects, we thought we would provide easy access to lucious colors on line.

We will have 3 WINNERS, each one winning a SIMPLE CHOICES book and 4 yards of you favorite color of Ric Rac.  That's just the right amount to make a SIMPLE CHOICES QUILT.  How to win:

1.  Check out the website, http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/, then choose the shopping page.  Got to the SIMPLE CHOICES page and pick your favorite BLOCK nd QUILT.  Remember, with this book, you get to choose and customize your quilt.  Here is a quick sneak peak at the quilts.

2.  While you are on the shopping page, click on the RIC RAC and choose a color that would look great on your quilt.

3.  Add yourself as a follower on our blog. For an additional chance, mention our giveaway on your blog.  If you are already a follower, just let us know.

4.  Friend us on Facebook at Abbey Lane Quilts.  If you are already a friend, let us know.  Post this giveaway on facebook for another chance.

You will get a chance for each number you do above.  If i counted right, you could get 6 chances to win.

We will pick a winner next Sunday, so get your chances in quick.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Janice and Marcea