Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fun Flower Gifts

I am having fun making gifts using my Fun Flower Fabric from LakeHouse Dry Goods by Holly Holderman. I created an apron using a free download pattern found on the All People Quilt Website.
Using a towel and fabric remnants I made a hand towel to hang on the fridge.

Join the Brownie Point fun by checking out the Holly Blog where you will find a different shop featured daily.

Order the Fast Flowers Quilt Kit on SuzzettsFabric Website to be eligible for a Fat Quarter Bundle of Fun Flowers fabric.

A donation to the local SPCA will be made for each Fast Flowers quilt kit purchased from SuzzettsFabric

Pictured below are my three Border Collies getting ready to play a little basket ball. Scooby, the red collie I am petting, is the ball handler as well as the lead cow dog.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holly Holderman will be hosting a Fun Quilting Event on her Blog featuring the quilt she calls "Brownie Points" found on the Quilts & More magazine, Winter 2010, website as "Fast Flowers". The pattern is available as a free download on the magazine's website All People Quilt LINK HERE.

You can see the quilt which will be available when the Brownie Point Fun begins December 13th by clicking HERE. Keep watching the Holly Blog for the fun prizes from Holly's personal stash. I will also be offering a Fun Flower Fat Quarter drawing on my website so watch for details.

Pictured below is an apron I made using Fun Flowers Fabric. Inspiration for the apron was from the Purdent Baby web site tutorial called Fat Quarter Apron. I chose to use a half yard of fabric and large pink ric rac.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time to be Thankful

Thanksgiving Day is coming soon. This is one of my favorite holidays. My daughter is making some cute aprons using fall fabric and a maple leaf applique using my AccuQuilt Go Cutter.

Yeah! I was able to get my serger working to ruffle the fabric for the apron. My serger has been sitting idle for a while waiting on me to find the manual to figure out how to thread it correctly. Hubby keeps saying "I told you to buy the one that threads its self." What does he know right? I wish I had listened to him. At any rate, I was able to use the ruffle feature successfully. I see new ruffled pillow shams in my future. So, I suppose I am thankful for the intelligence to be able to get my serger working for all the fun projects I would like to complete. Simple things like the machines we use to get our projects completed are often taken for granted as is the God given knowledge to operate these tool. Take time to be thankful for even these little things that make our life simpler.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

I am Thankful for UPS....

My UPS friend just delivered a new shipment of the chocolate brown Fun Flowers fabric prints from LakeHouse Dry Goods. McCall's Quick Quilts Dec/Jan and Quilts and More Winter 2011 both have quick easy quilts made using this great fabric line by Holly Holderman. Be sure and watch Holly's Blog for more information about fun quilts using the Fun Flowers fabric line.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Market Saturday and Sunday

Saturday: Our first day on the market floor!

One of my favorite things about going to market is getting to spend time with my daughter. She helps me out in the shop and has an eye for fabric for her generation. We enjoy discussing all that we see. My daughter has always wanted to make an Aunt Philly’s Toothbrush Rug. We stopped by Aunt Philly's booth where she was kind enough to show my daughter how to start her own Toothbrush Rug. Aunt Philly is such an interesting person. Look for her patterns on the website soon or come see the sample Lindsey is working on in the shop.


Were we tired for our last day on the market floor!

I was able to take pictures of the two block of the months that we will be starting in January. Kansas Troubles’ Block of the Month will be KT Favorites 10 Years and Counting program. The 2nd Block of the Month, The Night Before Christmas, by Bunny Hill Designs features the La Petite Ecole fabric line by French General for Moda.

Fall Quilt Market Review

Friday at Quilt Market!

My daughter and I went to Fall Quilt Market in Houston this weekend. We checked out all the latest fabric lines for spring, and its not even winter yet. Friday we both attended Schoolhouse. Schoolhouse is a full day from 10:30- 6:00p.m of 15 and 30 minute classes. These classes are designed to teach new techniques, show new fabric lines, and introduce new patterns. One of the most moving Schoolhouse presentations was a new program to make Quilts of Valor quilts that is being launched by Marianne Fons of Fons & Porter (picture 1). The new program, "Under Our Wings," will have participating Quilt shops mentor a new sewing/quilting student. The mentor will teach the student to construct a Quilts of Valor quilt for a current or retired service person or family. Nine different fabric companies will produce American Valor Fabric lines for this program and will donate a portion of their proceeds to the armed service charity of their choice. We have ordered Moda’s full collection called Quilts of Valor by Minick & Simpson (picture 2) and P&B’s full collection titled Tribute by Pat Sloan. A fun quilting template that was demonstrated was the The X-Blocks tool demonstrated by Patrica Pepe. Lots of fun and traditional designs are featured in her new book "Once Upon a time in X-Blocks Land Nine Magical Quilt Designs (picture 3)."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Moda's Latest! Fabric Candy Bars --- In Chocolate No Less!

My Moda Fabric Candy bars are due to arrive on Monday, June 14th. I can't wait to check out the sweet recipe book which has six projects to bake up.

The Moda Warehouse is now out of stock so you will need to order soon to not miss out.

Moda Chocolate Candy Bars are the newest fun precut from the Moda Bake Shop that was introduced Spring Quilt Market 2010.

A box of White Chocolate or Light Moda Candy Bars includes four packs of 40 2.5 by 5 inch fabric rectangles. Included in the Light/White Chocolate box are a pack of each of the following new lines: Bliss by Bonnie & Camille, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Fig Tree & Co., City Weekend by Lisa Gibson for oliver + S, and Fandango by Kate Spain.

The Dark Chocolate Candy Bar Box contains a pack each of the following fabric lines: The Hope Collection for a Cause fabric by Howard Marcus, Clermont Farms by Minick & Simpson, Luna Notte by 3 Sisters, and Remembrance by Brannock and Patek.

Each four pack box contains a recipe book for six different treats using your four pack of candy bars.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Spring Sampler Quilt

Celebrate Make a Quilt Day!

Celebrate Make a Quilt Day, April 18, with Suzzett's Fabric, Quilts and More and the April 2010 FabShop Hop.

The April FabShop Hop brings FabShop Hoppers a special challenge just in time for spring. In addition to hopping and shopping, celebrate spring and Make a Quilt Day, April 18, by collecting quilt blocks to create FabShop Hop’s exclusive Spring Sampler quilt.

FabShop Hop will also host a Spring Sampler Show ‘n’ Tell Challenge in June. Here’s how to participate:

• Make a finished quilt top from the Spring Sampler pattern. Creativity is encouraged.
• Take a great digital photo of your quilt and submit it to by no later than June 1,
2010. The image must be 300 dpi, and 4 inches wide.
• Give your quilt a name.

Registration has already begun for the shopping tour that takes you across North America.
Learn more about hopping and shopping at .

The April FabShop Hop is your way to fabric and fun!

April Hop - Celebrate

Available on my website, SuzzettsFabric,.com you will find at the bottom of the Kits Link a Spring Sampler Finishing Kit and a Spring Sampler Block Kit for the FabShopHop April Spring Sampler quilt. Currently there are two different fabric choices for the Spring Sampler Finishing Kit available.

Be sure and check out all of the beautiful fabric and quilt kits on the Suzzett's Fabric, Quilts and More website.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

30 years

The thirty year milestone has been met. Thirty years ago today we married in a small country church in west Texas. The unfinished quilt top attached was sewn for my dear hubby in honor of our 30 years. His favorite quilt and fabric style is 30's so that is what I presented to him this morning. The quilt is unfinished because I wanted to make sure he was agreeable to a floral applique' border before I completed the quilt. Yeah he is. Now I have more work to do.

The pictured quilt top was made using the Granny's Stars pattern by Nancy Mahoney found in the July/Aug. 2009 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. The fabric used was primarily the Nancy Mahoney P&B Textiles prints which can be found here on my website.