We describe here some of the kits
we have at the Shop. You can pick them up at the Shop, or order
them by phone, (505) 298-8210. We include the fabric for the
binding in all of our kits; in most cases, the batting and fabric
for the back must be purchased separately. Except as noted, the
pattern is included in the kit. To see a full screen image of a
quilt, click on the thumbnail of the quilt. [updated: 26 July
48" × 52"
Take a quick look at Hopscotch
, in the center of this
picture of our left-hand window. The colorful strips from the
Riley Blake Lazy Day
jelly roll are short, long, short,
long, short, ... Here you are, jumping along, both feet together,
one foot in each of two squares, both feet together again, ...
Your kit comes with the jelly roll and yardage for the background
strips and border. Leftover pieces from the jelly roll are pieced
together to make the binding.
Pieced and Quilted by: Kathi Dineen
MODERN NINE PATCH, BABY!
43" × 53"
If you look carefully at the drawing, you will discover that each
of the pieced blocks does indeed have 9 rectangles. The pattern,
by Nicole Maroon, was published in the Winter 2014 issue of Modern
Quilts Unlimited; so, we included a copy of this magazine (which
has 11 other quilts and projects for a cozy winter) in your kit.
The fabrics are from the Free Spirit Riddles & Rhymes
collection by Tina Givens.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders
43" × 51"
was designed by Ann D. Hansen of Pixie Girls
Quilts, and her pattern (included in the kit) was published as a
supplement to a recent issue of American Patchwork &
. For the focal points, Grace chose a fabric from
Marcus Fabrics Monkey Mates
collection. The little
monkeys and their jungle friends add a nice bit of color to this
big chevron design.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders
GROW UP WISE OWL
47" × 60"
About her owl, Lorrie Franz of Bean Counter Quilts says: "Wide
eyed and wise - a great way to grow up. This cute and stylish owl
is perfect to grow up with or under." You can practice your
strip-piecing skills and make squares from half-square triangles.
Good news: The big eyes are appliqued, not curved-pieced.
Pieced and Quilted by: Grace Sanders
48" × 52"
Cute little monkeys and their jungle friends abound in the Monkey
fabric collection designed by Laura Berringer for
Marcus Fabrics. Your principle task is to create 6 borders for the
colorful panel in the center. And you may wish, as we did, to
quilt your project with a design featuring monkeys.
Pieced by: Dana Brabson
Quilted by: Catamount Quilting
TWO BY TWO
50" × 55"
Two By Two
features fabrics from the Little Ark
collection, designed by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs.
The 5" squares in the quilt top are cut from the 10" squares in
the Riley Blake Little Ark
10-inch Stacker, and the border
fabric is from the same collection. The animals on the ark and in
the sea are especially cute in this happy crib quilt.
Pieced and Quilted by: Phyllis Henry
TO THE RESCUE & FOX PLAYGROUND
36" × 50"
& 36" × 52"
These two quilts were made using the Aardvark Quilts pattern
entitled "A Baby Nine Patch Stripes Quilt." As suggested by the
name of the pattern, each of these quilts has nine-patch blocks
set among strips. In some cases, the strips are 4½" wide, to show
a scene such as the foxes' playground, for example; in other
cases, we used 3-strip strip-sets. If you look closely, you will
find firemen-dogs climbing long ladders in some of the strips in To
Pieced and Quilted by Eve Hannsen-Wood & Grace Sanders,
45" × 57"
is one of 20 projects by Jenny Doan and Missouri
Star Quilt Company published in the Winter 2013 issue of Fons
& Porter's Quilting Quickly
; the magazine is, of
course, included in your kit. You can find the pattern, entitled
"Christmas Traditions," on pages 52-56.
Pieced by: Grace Sanders
43" × 52"
is the quilt pictured on the cover of Brenda
Henning's book, Oh Baby! Modern Quilts for Children of All
, published by Bear Paw Productions, 2013, pp 8-10.
Laura notes that "crayon colors on pure white make a dramatic
modern baby quilt or art quilt." We anxiously look forward to the
day when Laura starts to quilt her project; we suspect that she
will have a lot of fun quilting in the negative space.
Pieced by: Laura Echeverria
CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME
56" × 64"
For her setting of this Robert Kaufman Oriental Traditions
panel, Grace chose Vortex
in Brenda Henning's Strip
Therapy 10, Bali Pop™ Epidemic
, pp. 21-23.
is included in the kit. The panel is also available for purchase
Pieced & Quilted by: Grace Sanders
LOVE & GLORY
22" × 40"
$22.50 (for the 3-panel packet)
-chenille projects make wonderful rugs, you
may want to hang Love & Glory
in a place of honor on
your wall. Six layers are required: three panels, carefully
overlaid, a backing fabric, the batting, and the back. Our packet
for Love & Glory
has the three panels created by Faye
Burgos for Marcus Fabrics. You will need to purchase separately
the fabrics for the other three layers and for the binding. The
pattern, which can be purchased separately for $2.00, is included
in the packet.
Made by: Dana Brabson
KITS FOR SMALL QUILTS FROM OUR "HELLO DOLLY" COLLECTION
Our 2012-2013 Block of the Month program featured small quilts,
perhaps perfect for a doll's bed or a wall hanging. We still have
some kits left, and they are listed here. Unlike most of the other
kits on this page, these Hello Dolly
kits are complete;
they include batting and
fabrics for the back and for the
binding. For more information about our Block of the Month program
and about this set of quilts, click on the BLOCK OF THE MONTH box
at the top of this page.
CHRISTMAS TREE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW
23" × 23"
50" × 68"
Jill Guffy and Marny Buck chose to call this Modern Quilt Relish
, and added: "Valued rectangular shapes
serve up a distinctive crunch. Add the condiment of your choice
for depth of flavor." Lois chose gorgeous purple flowers from the
collection designed by Mary Fisher™ for Clothworks™.
The pattern, in the kit, includes instructions for a table runner
and for a queen quilt, in addition to those for this throw.
PS. I think we really need a different
name for Lois'
quilt! Please send us your suggestions.
Pieced by: Lois Warwick
67" × 79"
, designed by Heidi Pridemore, features
fabrics from STUDIOe
collection. We have downloaded the pattern from
included it in the kit for you.
Pieced by: Phyllis Henry
39" × 56"
features fabrics from the Bird Song
collection, designed by Graphic 45 for Wilmington Prints. The 24"
x wof panel provides wonderful opportunities for quilting; of
course, you must piece the Japanese lanterns in the borders. In
addition to the instructions for this wall hanging, the Wilmington
Prints pattern (in the kit) also gives details for making a Queen
Quilt using fabrics from the same collection. (Of course, you
would have to purchase these fabrics separately.) And finally, we
note that the panel is available for purchase separately ($7.50)
should you wish to create your own setting.
Pieced & Quilted by: Patti Bach
MANOR HOUSE STAR
76" × 76"
Manor House Star
designed by Diane Nagle, Peddlecar Quilts,
features fabrics from the RJR Claridge Manor
Good news for those terrified by thoughts of curved piecing: The
curved design elements in this quilt are applied using your
favorite appliqué technique.
Pieced by: Lois Warwick, for The Quilt Works, Inc.
HOT SAUCE (TRIANGLE) POTHOLDER
8½" × 8½"
Check out the jalapenos in the center of our distinctly Southwest
potholder. Do you recall how you pressed the folded edge back on
itself to create curved edges in the Cathedral Window
block? We use the same technique here. Your kit has everything you
need, including the Insul-Bright® (to provide superb thermal
protection), for two (2) complete potholders.
Pieced and Quilted by: Dana Brabson, The Quilt Works, Inc.
46" × 54"
Designed by Jina Barney for Riley Blake Designs, and using Riley
Blake fabrics from the Basic Chevron Collection, Chevron
gives you a "taste" of quilting with the new fabrics
featuring chevron motifs. The brightly colored flowers (or are
they lollipops?) and green tone-on-tone chevron stems and leaves
are appliqued using your favorite technique.
Pieced by: Kathi Dineen, The Quilt Works, Inc.
45" x 59"
is the greatest lap quilt for cool evenings.
Made of flannels, it has definite "warm comfort appeal." We show
the fuzzy fringed side in our picture; the other side is smooth,
of course. Your kit has twenty (20) different flannels, cut in 11"
× wof strips and
the batting; this makes the quilt in our
picture - 7 blocks wide by 7 blocks long. This project is easy to
make, and also gives you a chance, if you wish, to try free motion
quilting, block by block; each block is quilted before
is assembled into the completed quilt. And there are no borders to
fuss with. (Of course, we can show you a neat way to add borders
if you want them.) We use current fabric collections in our kits.
(We no longer have the collection from which the quilt in our
picture was made.) Therefore, it is important to look at the kits
that we currently have (or, if you are phoning in, to ask for a
description of the fabrics). In addition, we have an excellent
selection of flannels and may be able to cut a kit just for you,
using colors and patterns you like. If you should desire a smaller
or larger quilt, the table in our pattern shows you how many
blocks you will need; all that you need to remember is that you
get 5 blocks from each pair (2) of 11" × wof