Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is here

Don't you love the season. The last package is wrapped. The baking big time begins tomorrow for the last minute gifts. Then "Chill out" on Wednesday with the family. Go to church Wednesday night. Go look at lights after church. The kids will open packages Christmas morning. This is the first year we have ever opened packages on Christmas morning. A new tradition has begun. After the kids open packages we are having a very untraditional Christmas lunch. In fact, when I was growing up the meal we are having Christmas day is the meal we had the day after Christmas. So what are the Crowells having? Red beans, ham, corn bread and french fries. Because Thomas thinks every holiday meal should include Grandmother's deviled eggs we will have them as well. Thursday should be a beautiful day here in Texas to enjoy just chilling out after the rush of the Christmas season.

Merry Christmas family and friends.

Friday I plan on working on the presewing part of the New Year's Eve mystery quilt that I will be doing with others on several yahoo quilt groups on New Years Eve. What fun. I just have to decide what fabric to use for the mystery quilt.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Moda Fabricmatcher tool

Have you visited the Moda website lately and checked under fun stuff lately? I check out the Moda website often to see what new fun things are available. The FabricMatcher tool is a interactive program that lets you create a project by loading your fabric and a pattern into the program to get an idea how a project will appear. Check out the Fabricmatcher tool at and start creating. How about checking out the new arrivals at to see what fun project you can create using the FabricMatcher tool.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Spring Fabrics

Now that it is so cold outside, even here in north Texas, it is time to warm up to some beautiful spring floral quilts. The Hill Country Spring fabric line by Sentimental Studios for Moda has some beautiful floral prints that would be perfect for a quilt pattern that uses a floral focus print in the pattern. I think that either Walk About or Love That Print quilt patterns by Grizzly Gulch Gallery would be great for this line.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Countdown

It is not too late to start a project for Christmas gifts.
Check out the new fabrics that have arrived. Heavenly Hollyhocks by Lain Stowe, Hill Country Spring from Moda and Nature's Chorus from April Cornell are all in stock. Additionally check out the New Arrival Links for links to new products from the International Quilt Market in Houston this year. Links are available on the Suzzett's Fabric link to the left.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bunco Man

Check out this "Winter Welcome" snowman wallhanging from Quilters World Dec 2007, I call Bunco Man. The name Bunco Man is the result of him being my Bunco gift for the Christmas exchange for the Bunco party last night. I used a Royal Holiday Charm Pack, various fabrics for the applique, various creams and tans for the snowman body (crazy quilt style) and a bit over a yard for the blue background binding and backing. This is a fun project for a quick Christmas "homemade" gift that can be used all winter. Question for you quilters....How in the heck do you miter the corners that are greater than 90 degree angles? The angles at the bottom of the wall hanging are more like a 120 degree angle.