Monday, September 25, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - 6 pc Plain & Simple bundle by Color Principle


Color Principle has done it again with a collection that is suitable for framing or sewing. 

The collection is based around this beautiful panel print that is the heart of the grouping, this image is at home as a home-decor image or as the center of a beautiful quilt. The panel is not included in the giveaway bundle but 6 of the coordinating prints are included. 

You can search out the Plain & Simple Collection this November when it reaches a quilt shop near you, or you can put your name in the hat by commenting below to win this giveaway. 

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Here is the whole collection.. and here is a link to see it on our website.




Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - 7 pc. bundle of Twilight Garden by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs


This week's bundle is a 7-pc. selection from among the collection of Twilight Garden by Mary Jane Carey of Holly Hill Quilt Designs. Mary Jane's styling is often of the romantic bent, but in this collection she taps into the gentle romance with those of us who happen to love purple. Partnered in this collection with soft blues and creams it seems like the perfect dream of a perfect quilt. 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Let's Get Quilting - 6 pc. bundle of "Good Sports" collection by Marie Cole.



"Good Sports" by Marie Cole has a great message for kids, be a good sport in all you do, which is the theme in this super cute collection. Here you will find cute little monkeys that play a variety of sports. This collection also has a fabric book where the story of good sportsmanship is shared.


Here is the whole collection:




Friday, September 8, 2017

Meet the September Desire to Inspire Challenger - Mona Phelps



September's Challenger

Meet this month's challenger for Desire to Inspire with Bed Time Rhymes by Delphine Cubitt.

Her name is Mona Phelps from Versailles, Kentucky.
She has really just jumped into quilting recently after a life time of loving crafts of all kinds. She also has a blog over at: https://kywhittakercreations.blogspot.com.

We wish Mona the best success for the month, and we can't wait to see what she comes up with for her projects at the end of September!


Mona Phelps
Her package of fabric arrives!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Let's Get Quilting -8 pc bundle of Let's Build by Nidhi Wadhwa


Let's Build is a great collection for busy young minds who are excited to see the tools of trade and how they work. This is a picture of the full collection of Let's Build by Nidhi Wadhwa.



The collection also features a panel of heavy equipment machines as friendly characters who build!



Use the entry form below to get points toward your entry. The more entries, the better chances to win!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Our August Desire to Inspire Challenger, Pat Carter, Met the Challenge!





The Challenge was accepted by Pat Carter of Alpine, WY. 

Here is her story.

I am Pat Carter, and I live on No-Name Mountain in Alpine, WY, a small town nestled between the Wyoming and Salt River Ranges in northwest Wyoming.  We are located south of Jackson Hole, WY, at the southern end of the scenic Snake River Canyon. 
Fabric Arrives!
Grand Teton National Park (40 miles) and Yellowstone National Park (90 miles) add another dimension to the many outdoor activities of this area:  snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and lake recreation on Palisades Reservoir, ATV, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, etc. Wildlife abound in this area--from Petunia the Skunk to elk/deer/moose and bear.  All of the trees we have planted on our lot have been creatively pruned by the deer who call our lot their favorite dining-out spot.  The annual snowfall in this area can exceed 500 inches.  

My husband and I are retired teachers and are year-round residents.  We love it in the summer when all the snowbirds return, but we also love the winter months when the town loses its summer folks and our mountain becomes a winter wonderland.  The snow drifts straight down, and the trees shed extra snow weight in mini avalanches.  Then the sawdust flies in my husband's shop, and several of the beautiful wood turnings find their way down to my quilting studio!   
Two Children's Aprons
Adult Apron

My mother and grandmother were quilters; they spent many winter hours hand quilting on a frame my father made and set up in our farm house.  

Full table setting with table runner, placemats, napkins and fabric bowls
4 placemats and napkins... all lined!
I learned to embroider, crochet, and sew as a young girl, but did not make my first quilt until several years later when my high school was closed for asbestos removal in 1989.  We went to a split session, sharing space in the other high school.  I spent those free mornings taking a quilting class--and a new love was born!  This new hobby led to the purchase of a longarm quilting machine and another aspect of the quilting avocation.  I became involved in making quilts of valor, a project dear to my heart;      I would often combine machine embroidery with piecing.  My personal quilts gravitate toward traditional patterns, with a twist (i.e., a basket within a basket, machine embroidery in a center block of a log cabin, etc.).  I have incorporated Sally Fields' shoes (machine embroidery found at BFC Creations) in 4 quilts--her shoes have such creativity and detail!  I'm currently trying to reduce my stash, some of which is 15+ years old--and I'm using those favorites that I have just "petted" fondly throughout the years.  Does anyone else have fabrics that are so pretty that you have not cut into them?!  My bucket list of "quilts to make" grows longer each time I visit Pinterest!



Some of my favorite fabrics have been from the Henry Glass collections.  I used a Henry Glass fabric book panel named "Why" to make a quilt for our grandson, and liked it so much that I made a second baby quilt!  (You can see the "Why" quilt on my blog:  http://tetonnuggets.blogspot.com/2015/01/stash-report-week-2-2015-11015.html

Table runner, basket liner and fabric bowl
And then I was notified on August 1 that I had been selected to complete the August Desire to Inspire Challenge--thank you Henry Glass Fabrics!  What fun!  I anxiously awaited the arrival of the fabric which landed on my porch on August 8 (we are a little out of the way!).  Since the Country Cuisine fabric featured strawberries, my thoughts turned to kitchen projects.  I kept adding items to my "want to make" list, but finally ran out of time.  So, here is the fabric collection I received:  


Backside of Table runner



The table runners, placemats, aprons, fabric baskets, and basket liner were all lined. 
What a fun project this has been!  The Country Cuisine collection by Isabelle Biche lends an air of spring to any kitchen, reminiscent of soft breezes, fragrant flowers, lush green grass.  


Desire to Insire - Call for Challenger with our Rhyme Time Collection by Delphine Cubitt




"A sailor went to sea, sea, sea to see what he could see, see, see." Such are the tales of the Bed Time Rhymes collection by Delphine Cubitt, which also includes a visual representation of Little Miss Muffet, Little Jack Horner and a cast of characters from the poems we will love forever. Delphine is an English artist who works from her garden studio at her home in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District in England. Delphine is really excited to be designing children's fabrics, "I love designing for children, I draw inspiration daily from my three, very funny, little boys!"

This is our September Desire to Inspire challenge! Would you like to make something great with this collection? Here are the guidelines for Desire to Inspire challenge: 

1. Put your name and some of your past project pictures in 

an email to vanessa@jaftex.com 

2. We will select a lucky winner and send you the fabrics shown above.  

3. You make something AWESOME during the month of September, 
and send us pictures and your story.

4. WE post it. YOU keep it.
We would like to have challengers show us they can meet the challenge, so please send a picture or two of projects you have completed or tell us things you have done. Give us SOMETHING so we can rest assured you can do this!!! Even great ideas count! Please do your best to stand out, and you will have a great chance of being selected. 


Below is a glimpse of the whole collection, which will ship in September to quilt shops. The collection includes 3 panels, one of which is a book of bed time rhymes. 


Bed Time Rhymes Complete Collection by Delphine Cubitt