Saturday, August 25, 2012

Holiday Quilts and Gift Ideas Galore!

 As temps start to cool down from summer, fall and Halloween are right around the corner. One of our customers, Deb Spiers, put a new twist on the pattern Arnie by Bunny Hill Designs and used various Halloween fat quarters to make a cute seasonal wall hanging. And what's better for Halloween than cats a and mice?!  Come in and grab a Halloween fat quarter and create a cute wall hanging in a snap.

 This Village Bag by Me and My Sister Designs was made using the Cocoon Metamorphosis fabric by Valerie Wells for Free Spirit. It's a perfect shoulder sling bag and the fabric transitions from summer to fall.
 Another great carry-all bag and gift ideas are the Jelly Bag, pattern by Bunny Hill Designs and the Zippy Strippy by Atkinson Designs, both done in a muted batik line by Moda, Love Letter Batiks.  The Jelly Bag is a roomy, soft shoulder bag made with 2 1/2" strips and the Zippy Strippy also takes 2 1/2" strips and is a quilt-as-you-go bag with simple zipper.  Becky has the kits for them for $20 including the inside fabric, strips, pattern, zipper and star buttons by Buttons Galore & More.
 As fall quickly approaches, not far behind are the Christmas holiday's.  Becky made this quick and easy San Francisco Window Boxes by Sweet Jane's using a fat quarter bundle of Holidays in Kashmir by Sentimental Studios for Moda. Simple squares and rectangles using these rich, luxurious fabrics create a stunning table topper, over the sofa throw or wall hanging.
Also, make a quick wall hanging from this panel by Timeless Treasures, Nature's Holiday.  Just add an inner and outer border, backing and quilt for your own home or a gift.