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December 2019

Memoirs Sweet Sampler Quilt KIt

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There's a brand new quilt kit on our website today! It's called the Memoirs Sweet Sampler Quilt and it's already quite the hit! The fabrics are from Moda's new Memoirs collection by that popular trio, 3 Sisters! The warm golds, rusts, grays and indigo combine to create a fabulous traditional quilt that is warm and inviting.  The kits are selling quickly seeew don't wait!

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Everything you need is included...yes, even the backing! The backing is this stunning Indigo tonal pictured above. When we had our brick-and-mortar I can't tell you the number of times someone waited to get their backing. The collection was either sold out or they just couldn't find one that worked. Why put yourself through that misery? Get your backings with your quilt kits and be done with it. We all know it ends up in our closets and we don't get to work on them for at least two years. Plus...the "Mothership" has a fabulous price while it's on sale seeew grab yours here! Only a handful left!

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You know...I couldn't help but notice how these gorgeous hand-dyed wool bundles pick up some of the colors in the quilt! I'm always thinking in terms of "themes" when it comes to decorating. I'm sure there has to be some adorable wool accent projects to make with these. And why not? All wool bundles are 25% off until gone! The "Mothership" shared awhile back that going forward wool will only be available from her in B.O.M's or as part of a kit. Seeew stock up here! The price is fabulous!

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That's all I have for you tonight. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you love the Memoirs Quilt? I certainly do! Reader feedback is super important so leave me comments letting me know what you'd like to hear more about as we go forward.

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian


Gingham Garden & Lollipop Garden

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Real quick before I venture off to bed...I was packing my lunch for tomorrow and happened to have a jar of Strawberry Jam. It reminded me that I wanted to share with you this beautiful quilt kit for the adorable Gingham Garden Quilt. Guess what? There are just two left! The fabric collection came out earlier this year and it's mostly sold out from Moda.   I know everyone is into Christmas quilts in December...but are you really going to get it finished in time at this point? Why not get started on Spring/Summer??? Gingham Garden is on sale under $100!

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We've had many questions about, "Is it applique?" The answer is, nope...it's traditionally pieced. Others were worried about those adorable patchwork columns but they too are simple piecing.

The "Mothership" loves this one seeew much she even made up a sample. I love how her bar stool and ladder compliment this one seeew well! A great creative space indeed! 


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You might want to grab your backing with this kit too because here is what is left!
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Lollipop Garden is also starting to dwindle and there's not a whole lot left! Lollipop Garden Pre-Cuts can be found here.

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Jelly Rolls seem to still be the #1 pre-cut that our customers are challenged with. Even though there are endless amounts of patterns and books celebrating this exciting pre-cut, people still seem to struggle with finding a pattern that uses 2-1/2" strips. Here are two of our brand new favorite books that both work with the Moda Jelly Roll!

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I only share books that have more than 5 patterns that are amazing! Both of these books will help you reduce your Jelly Roll stash! They are after all, meant to be used! I personally love a well coordinated quilt and I find that Moda pre-cuts help overcome the hurdle of fabric selection. If I'm going to invest my time in something or as a gift to someone, I want to make sure it looks good! You'll find both of these books here.

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This sweet Table Runner was one of our featured Breakfast Club projects. Remember what I said earlier about how everyone is into Christmas projects right now? You know they aren't going to get them done before Christmas...seeew why not begin on creating something happy and cheerful for the upcoming Spring? This Lollipop Garden Table Runner Kit includes all fabrics (top, binding AND backing) to make this happy little project. Click here to order

OK...I'm off to bed, I have to be up at 4am! I'll see what I have for you in the upcoming days! Word on the street is the Mothership will be sending me a box soon! Always fun to get a box, right?

Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian


Derby House Block Of The Month Begins Spring 2020

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Hello everyone! I am happy to be back behind-the-scenes blogging for my mom, Jan!  I've been gone for so long from the blog, I don't really know where to begin. There has been much transition since my dad, Rick passed away in June. Thank you to everyone for your patience and the messages you sent to my mom. That was a life changing experience for her (as it would be for anyone) so I really appreciate it.

Pictured above are the gorgeous new fabrics from Minick & Simpson called, Mackinac Island. Our favorite Minick & Simpson collections have always been those in which they feature crystal clear blues, geranium reds and the grand whites of those clean summer porches. Mackinac Island is an actual place...a beautiful island that can only be reached by boat. It's seeew....Fantasy Island! Hee hee.

This collection does not arrive until 2020 but we already have been planning for our 2020 Block-Of-The Month called...Derby House B.O.M. Afterall, the start of a new year is ALWAYS a great time to begin a new B.O.M. Right? 

Here it is...

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This BOM is filled with simple-to-create blocks and a beautiful array of applique blocks. Each month you will create three types of blocks of various types and colorways. The quilt assembly will not be completed until the completion of Month 10. The quilt is assembled in nine vertical rows , giving you an easy and stunning finish.

Derby House Block of the Month is a 10-month program starting in late February 2020. The quilt measures 80" x 90". Blocks will ship once a month. This is an on-line only program with blocks mailed to you in the mail. Follow this link here for all of the details and get signed up! Don't forget to also reserve your backing fabric! She offers discounts to those who register so again... read all about it here! The registration deadline is December 31, 2019. Because Block of the Month programs take a significant amount of planning you must register before the deadline. There will be no late additions once the program has started.

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A quilt that involves this much fabric and color coordination is a great quilt to do as a block of the month. My mom has always delivered an exceptional block of the month not to mention kits! What we show...is exactly what you get. The blocks are sent each month so that you will be excited enough to complete them...which makes sure you do not get overwhelmed and have yet another U.F.O. We want you to feel amazing and have this finished in ten months! You've seen what I do with new quilts that are finished on our Instagram, yes???

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The complete quilt was on display at Quilt Market and it is just gorgeous! I love that bird applique block on the bottom! Another thing we love about working with fabrics and projects by Minick & Simpson....SAVE YOUR SCRAPS! Why? Because you can never have enough red, white and blue in your stash for other Minick & Simpson projects! Espeically Laurie's applique projects!

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Seeew that's about all I'm going to show you today. I hope you stay with me as I re-imagine this blog. I'll also be incorporating newsletters onto her website as we update images. Honestly it's a lot for one person to handle on top of cutting and filling orders, mailing labels, hauling your orders to the post office, planning kits, ordering fabric...raising my niece alone now, etc. seeew I'm happy to help! Plus, I still believe that blogs are better than Social Media platforms because you can elaborate, link and create more.  There's also a personal touch with blogs in which I can share my own story...which I will as we get the creative wheels turning on this blog again!

Seeew...keep it real and let's all stay in touch!  Don't forget to register for the Block of the Month!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian