Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Timeless Treasures Poppy Grove Fabric - Our design is now available! And, WE HAVE A WINNER!

Timeless Treasures chose our quilt, "Field of Flowers", to represent their line of fabric!

Go to Timeless Treasures  NOW to download a free copy of our pattern.

These are the four fabrics......

from the Poppy Grove line.....

that I used in the quilt.

Great color and design in these, don't you think?

You might remember this quilt from a while back. I made it in blue for my friend, Debbie, who is blind. Blue is her favorite color. It's a fun and easy pattern. 

And now, for the winner of the "Summer Waters Blog Hop":


Send us an email at prairiestitcher at centurytel dot net and we'll send you a free pattern of your choice! Thank you, everyone, for hopping with us this past week!

Now, tell me. What are you looking forward to right now? Labor Day? School starting? Canning pickles? What? 

Hope it's something pleasant....but if it isn't......well, tell us anyway. We can take it. Besides, we're quilters, right?  That's right. We share our stitches and our burdens and our prayers......

Friday, August 7, 2015 "Summer Waters" Blog Hop is Now in Session!

"Sunbonnet Sue on the Water" Wall Hanging Pattern...... she is at the tiller of her little sailboat, breezing along!  This is the fusible web applique' technique in progress! Fun!


Today's the day I get to give you some hopping good information about two of our favorite applique' techniques:

Freezer Paper Applique' - which looks just like needle-turn and other "prepared finished edge applique'" techniques great for bed quilts and all other quilts.....


Fusible Web Applique' - which is a raw edge technique great for art quilts and wall hangings.

You can download free pdf copies of these tutorials below: 

 -Here are some ideas for making your wall hanging -

"Sunbonnet Sue on the Water" wall hanging pattern includes several color ways and three applique' images to be used together:

....or, each one alone with a beach or water-themed panel fabric of your choice:



and Snorkeling!

You can win a copy of this pattern or any other pattern available on our site by following me on Google and leaving a comment on this post. That's all you need to do. 

I'll draw the winning name from the comments 
on August 11th. 

Be sure you have left an email address if you are "anonymous".


Check out my friends' posts and giveaways through August 10th.

8/4/2015 Tammy Silvers   
8/5/2015 Carol Steely  
8/6/2015 Heidi Pridemore   
8/8/2015 Toby Lischko  
8/9/2015 Jessica J.E. Smith  
8/10/2015 Diane McGregor 

See all our patterns on

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We're Getting Ready to Hop with QuiltWoman "Summer Waters" Blog Hop!

QuiltWoman "Summer Waters" 
Blog Hop NOW

You can visit here on Friday, August 7th 2015, to learn applique' techniques and to have a chance to win a copy of our new patten, "Sunbonnet Sue on the Water"

"On the Water" fusible web applique' in progress.....

Just a peek, for now.

The new pattern includes three applique' options and several color ways.


Meanwhile, check out my friends as they come online with new posts today through August 10th and until 12 Midnight PDT.

8/4/2015 Tammy Silvers   
8/5/2015 Carol Steely  
8/6/2015 Heidi Pridemore   
8/8/2015 Toby Lischko  
8/9/2015 Jessica J.E. Smith  
8/10/2015 Diane McGregor 

See all our patterns on