Saturday, July 15, 2017

Patterns by Zen Chic


We love these elegant and beautiful patterns from Zen Chic. 
Shop here: Patterns from Zen Chic


Tanya's Whelan's Charlotte



Charlotte is an unabashedly romantic and feminine collection of classic florals. Using Tanya Whelan's signature light, bright and oh so fresh palette, Charlotte features vibrant pink roses on backgrounds of aqua, silver grey, and pink. Large-scale roses, delicate medium scale bouquets, classic checks and framed designs round out the collection. Perfect for pillows, curtains, apparel and of course gorgeous quilts. Charlotte is by Tanya Whelan for FreeSpirit Fabrics. 
Go here to see more: Charlotte










Friday, July 14, 2017

Tula Pink's Holiday Homies is here!



Add a little spunk to your Christmas decor this year with Tula Pink's new Christmas Collection!

Holiday Homies features Buck the dog, Gus the buck and Ryan the goose all dressed up for their fabulous Christmas party!  Go here to see more: Holiday Homies






Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Small Things On the Farm



This is Lewis & Irene's first collection of small prints. Take a trip to the farmyard and visit your favourite animals.


This collection features the cutest pigs, sheep, cows, hens and horses. 
Small Things on a Farm is by Lewis & Irene. 


Lewis & Irene are a British design team whose work is inspired by the designers' love for nature and adventure. 




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love these Cats!


We are in love with Hyakka Ryoran's whimsical cats! 


Coneco is by Hyakka Ryoran for Quilt Gate Fabrics.


Wouldn't this make a great dress?!

So Cute!






Monday, July 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Jean Boyd

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for July are by Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd and Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.


Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd

Sesqui Leaf by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd has been designing and publishing patterns for 20 years and also designs patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. She incorporates a variety of styles in her patterns including modern and traditional pieced and appliqu├ęd designs as well as Redwork and Stitchery. She also has a line of Memory Quilts that use photos printed on fabric or paper pictures in quilts.

Jean holds a Fibre Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named Canadian Teacher of the Year in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters’ Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

Follow Jean on her website: Patterns by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd
 
Inspiration for Sesqui Leaf
 
When I was asked to design a block for The Canadian Sampler quilt, I immediately thought of one of Canada’s most recognized symbols – the maple leaf. The leaf design in my block is simple to make and can be arranged in many different ways. I chose to make 2 red leaves on a white background and 2 white leaves on a red background and arrange them as shown here. After you make your 4 leaf blocks, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with your own unique arrangement of the leaves within my Sesqui Leaf block.
 
Thank you to everyone at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop for including me in this great project in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial celebrations! 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!



Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Judy Baldwin

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for July are by Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd.


Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

Flying Goose by Judy Baldwin

I started quilting when my oldest son was an infant.  I wanted to make him a quilt as a keepsake.  Armed with a copy of the book Quilting For Dummies I made a Sampler Quilt for him.  After that I was hooked!

I jumped in with both feet and started a mail order company, Sew Sisters Quilt Shop,  with my sister. In 2007, we opened our bricks and mortar store and that passion for quiltmaking has never died down!

Outside of quilting, I am married, have two teenaged sons and a spunky little dog.  We reside in Toronto and are avid Raptors fans.

Judy Baldwin


Inspiration for Flying Goose


In Southern Ontario, nothing marks the changing of the seasons like the migration of the Canadian Geese. Each spring the geese return to have their chicks and spend the summer. As the weather starts to change and the leaves fall in the autumn the geese fly away again. This beautiful Flying Goose Block evokes this uniquely Canadian occurrence. 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

http://store.sew-sisters.com/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Store_id=807&page_id=23&Item_ID=19693

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!


We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day Weekend celebrating our 150th Anniversary!
We will be off celebrating too so the store will be closed Monday, July 4.
Happy Canada Day!