Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Charleston is here!

And it is so pretty! You know how much I love Pineapples... (all the heart eyes) come get some Charleston... or add it to your clearance sale order. If you have already ordered and I haven't shipped yet you can order Charleston and I will refund any shipping overcharges.

Picture by Amy Sinibaldi used by permission
Picture by Amy Sinibaldi used by permission
Picture by Amy Sinibaldi used by permission

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Clearance Sale

We are having a clearance sale on the website. I am doing my best to clear everything out so I can move the shop home again... Kokka and Echino is all 50% or more off Cotton and Steel is all really low too.

20 to 70% off on everything except Tilda and paper products. No coupon code is necessary the prices are already marked down so what you see is what you pay. Please do not use other coupons with this sale.  Prices are good until Friday 3/24

Please be patient about shipping we cut and ship in the order in which we receive your orders but I am working alone now so it can take as much as an extra 5 business days to ship during a large sale like this. If you do not see a shipping notice within a week please contact us. Also, things tend to sell out without notice so please make sure that you check the email address you use at checkout so that we can contact you if we run out of something.

Friday, March 17, 2017

It's our Birthday Giveaway! And we have more Tilda too.

Hey Everyone,

Six years ago today we got our business license and opened shop. It's been quite a ride and everything is changing this year... but it's been fun right?

We have a bit of new Tilda in and I just realized I hadn't posted here that we have the newest collection up for pre-order. This is Tilda Circus which is coming April/Early May


We also got a few little bits in that look like this:


You can find them at this link as well.

We have Charleston coming this week so I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway with that.... There are 16 prints... here is a pre-view by Amy

Photo by Amy Sinibaldi used by permission

Photo by Amy Sinibaldi used by permission

To win just answer this simple question: What is a new trend that you have seen that you would like to incorporate into your home decor?

I have a reason for asking that question but I am not going to tell you what it is yet :)

I will draw a winner next Friday.

Love,
Julie

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pi Recipe and a Check in

Hey Everyone,

This month has flown by... I can't even believe it is the 15th. I posted a photo of dinner, Pi day, on my Instagram last night and had a few requests for a recipe so I thought why not put it here for everyone.

 Since I never plan to take a photo when I cook I didn't mind that my tomatoes weren't perfectly sliced but now I wish they had been... in my defense I only had half a tomato to work with and I had just cut my finger a few days ago so I didn't want to get too close to the knife... hehe

Sausage and Spinach Quiche  (makes one deep dish)

(pre-heat oven to 375)

1 lb bulk Hot Italian Sausage

1/2 Medium Onion Chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic Minced
1 pkg Frozen Chopped Spinach (10 oz)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 Eggs
1 cup cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sliced tomato (optional)
Prepared crust (recipe follows)

In a large skillet brown sausage with onion and garlic, drain. Thaw spinach and drain moisture (I squeeze it in a strainer) then put it between a couple layers of paper towels and press to really get as much of the moisture out as possible. Combine the spinach with the sausage mixture. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, and salt. In the bottom of the prepared crust layer the cheese, top with the sausage/ spinach mixture, then pour the egg mixture over the top of it all. Arrange tomato slices on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a knife inserted half way between the side and the middle comes out almost clean. This is the hard part. It is going to look like it isn't done but if you jiggle it and it doesn't look runny you are okay. Let it rest for 10 minutes then serve with a pretty salad :)

Parmesan Crust
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 pinches of salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (cold)
5 teaspoons ice water

Combine flour, cheese, and salt. With a pastry mixer or two knives cut in the shortening. The mixture should look somewhat like wet sand when you are done. Move it all to one side of the bowl then sprinkle the water one teaspoon at a time on the edge of the flour mixture and move a bit of it to the other side of the bowl with a fork. Do this with each of the 5 teaspoons of water until the water and flour mixture are combined. This will not make a traditional looking dough it will still be loose. Pour it all into your deep dish pie plate and press it down and up the sides of the plate until it covers the whole plate. It will stick together enough to form a crust. If you haven't made a crumb crust before it is meant to be a bit thicker than a pie crust would normally be, so don't worry if it seems thicker than you are used to. Fill and bake. This crust comes out crispy and savory. I never use a regular pastry crust for quiche anymore because we love this so much!

Hope you enjoy this with your family.

Come back on Friday for something special!

Hugs,
Julie

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tilda is here!

Hey Everyone,

I am so excited to show you our first little bit of Tilda. I put it up for 24 hrs for the first to know list and what do you know they left a little bit for everyone else so get it before it is gone.

Look how pretty the bundles are:



Friday, February 24, 2017

Bundle Sale

Hey Everyone,

I just put a ton of bundles in the fat quarter and half yard categories on the website and marked them all down 20%. I had so many pretty collections just missing one or two prints so I decided to remix them... Well you need to see because they are pretty great :P


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Quilt-non 2017

Hi Everyone,

As you all undoubtedly know, Quiltcon starts this week so for us lonely souls at home we are presenting the Second Annual Quilt-non.


Here is the lowdown....

Starting at 6am Pacific - 9am Eastern Thursday 2/23/17 and going through Noon Pacific 3pm Eastern on Sunday we will be posting fun weekend games and challenges on Instagram under the hashtag #quiltnon2017

Every 2-3 hrs from approximately 9am Eastern until Midnight Pacific (in the US) will be hosted by one of our lovely volunteers. They will be able to help you if you have questions about what is going on. When a new volunteer takes over she will post this photo on the hashtag and you can ask her a question on the post bearing this image.
Each hostess will also post a challenge, game, or tutorial. The challenges will have prizes. The rules and details are posted farther down in this post.

We have some great sponsors for prizes. Please consider purchasing items from them so that they can continue to support our community with their great products.


Since you do not have access to the vendor hall at Quiltcon you can find a lot of the same fabrics with our virtual vendors:

Pink Door Fabrics




The Intrepid Thread  


And for patterns



The Littlest Thistle




Slice of Pi Quilts

Devoted Quilter



Colourwerx



Quilt Theory



We also have a prizes from:

Red Bandana LED lights... if you are a shop owner and would like to carry these amazing lights that (I can tell you from first hand experience) fly out the door contact Anne


Quilty Obsession


And last but not least Aurifil Thread is donating this awesome collection of Carolyn Friedlander's 80wt Applique thread.

And a $50 discount on longarm services from Upstairs Birdie

There are also prizes from my shop, some of the hostesses, and other Good Samaritans that will be announced along the way.


Rules (or just information that you might like to know):

There are tutorials and challenges. The challenges have prizes and you are eligible for those prizes if you enter the challenge in the time period that it is posted. This gives you lots of chances to win prizes. So you have a chance no matter if you can only play once or twice during the weekend or every time.

Some of the time slots will be for tutorials. Tutorials also have prizes associated with them but they will be awarded on Sunday. We have a tutorial for a hanging pincushion, a wool project, and tutorials for 6" blocks to make a mini sampler quilt as a memento of the weekend. If you finish any of these projects during the weekend you will be eligible for one of the three prizes on Sunday.

We will post a UFO challenge at the beginning of the event and there will be a prize for that on Sunday as well.

Come and play... do one or do all of the challenges. It s up to you how much you participate. Make sure you use the hashtag when you post #quiltnon2017

Tutorials:

I will add a link here to each of the tutorials as they are published. Two blocks will be published in the morning each day Thursday through Saturday so that you have time to finish by Sunday.


The link to the tutorial for this adorable thing will be added Thursday Morning it's up.

by Heidi Staples of 
http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com/
If you make the Pinnie Pennant you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday.


Our Sampler Blocks Tutorials (two will be added each day):

Tutorial for Blocks 1 and 2 : Click Here


Tutorial for Blocks 3 and 4 : Click Here




Tutorial for Blocks 5 (Brought to us by Nadia) : Click Here

 

Tutorial for Blocks 6 (the last one): Click Here

 

If you make six blocks in for our mini sampler you will be eligible for a drawing on Sunday.  Please use the hashtag #quiltnonsampler with a picture of your 6 blocks so that it is easier for us to find you for the giveaway.

If you have asked a question here and not gotten an answer it is because you are no reply meaning that I cannot contact you because your email does not show when you reply. Please leave your email if you have a question just in case you are no reply. You can code it so the bots won't spam you by saying "soanso at suchnsuchemail dot com"

Note:
I know some people do not use Instagram. I am sorry. It is really the only way to run this event because we need real time feedback. I am not doing this for my business it is simply a way to keep my mind off of the fact that I can't go to Quiltcon. So again I am sorry that I can't make it fit for everyone.