Author Archives: Edyta Sitar

Quilter’s Patch – How is Your Quilt Garden Growing?

It’s officially Summer! I know many of my friends enjoy gardening as much as quilting.

I love this time of the year myself. So many beautiful flowers with color popping everywhere!

I have noticed a lot of charming pictures of blooms showing up on Instagram and Facebook. I love seeing how your Quilter’s Patch is growing.

This is such a fun project and with every block you will not only fill your Quilter’s garden with images of leaves and petals, but also you will blossom in your quilting skills.

This one will not cost you a fortune.

Just grab your scraps from a drawer and start planting!

Get inspired by nature and her color choices…

…and start growing as a quilter.

With a little TLC…

…the simple directions in the Quilter’s Patch book, and amazing templates and silhouettes you will be on your way to a garden tour. With 10% off all “Quilter’s Patch” books, silhouettes and templates you will be putting your thimble on your green thumb! Use code SEED to appreciate some Summer savings. Click here to go to our online store.

This quilter’s garden will stay fresh for years to come.

Don’t forget to grab a friend to enjoy this project with you, just like anything else gardening and quilting are even more fun with company.

I can’t wait to see your home fill up with gorgeous patches of blooms.

Crystal Farm – A Sneak Peek

It felt so good when I got to hold my new fabric collection, “Crystal Farm” for the first time. This group for Andover fabrics is inspired by a beautiful farm in Michigan. Sitting in the middle of rolling bluegrass hills you’ll find the charming “Crystal Farm”, is a very special place to me. Each time I visit Crystal Farm, I can’t help but to be filled with love and joy.

I hope this new fabric collection can inspire you in the same way with its wonderful variety of prints in soothing blues, sweetheart pink and chestnut browns.

Country Living is one of the free patterns that will be available with this collection. You will be able to download it from Andover’s website. We will announce when the pattern is available, and our readers will be the first to know!

Berry Patch is a smaller project with a touch of applique. I used a package of “Crystal Farm” silhouettes which will be available in October with the release of the collection.

Twinkle Star is a great example of how nice this collection compliments other fabrics, like my “Blue Sky” collection.

In Lucky Charm, the pinks from Crystal Farm add that special touch to my favorite blues.

Made in USA is perfect for a beginner quilter. I can’t wait to teach this to my friends!

Crystal Star is sure to be a show stopper. For this one, I used 2 packages of Crystal Farm silhouettes to add a whimsical feel to the center and the corners of the quilt.

When making the Barn Door quilt you are sure to enjoy mixing and matching all of the delightful prints and colors from Crystal Farm collection. I really enjoy the soft green for a background.

For a small project, I chose a pillow pattern. In no time, you will have a brood of peeps of your own!

I wish I could get this fabric into your hands sooner, but all good things come to those who wait! In the meantime, visit your local quilt store and inquire if they would consider having Crystal Farm collection on their shelves. Click here to see the catalog. Which patterns and fabrics are your favorite? I would love to read your feedback. Please leave us a comment below!

 

Quilt Market 2017 – Open House

We just had the pleasure to be a part of the 2017 Quilt Market in St Louis, Missouri.

Our booth was set up  with a lot of beautiful projects from the Blue Sky collection, adorable quilts from the book “Little Handfuls of Scraps,” as well as a few samples from our newest collection of fabrics with Andover, Crystal Farm. For the full Blue Sky catalog click here.

There were a lot of charming projects with this collection at the Andover booth as well.

You could see blue skies in quilts, pillows and purses…

There were matching threads from Aurifil to go with the lovely shades of blues.

Some even like to dress in Blue Sky collection!

I was so happy and smiling, ready to see everyone.

Quilt Market is almost like an open house…

… a great group of friends came by to say hello for the “Little Handfuls of Scraps” book signing.

We talked about the cute projects in “Little Handfuls of Scraps” and everyone was so happy to preview our new book, “Patches of Blue”, coming out October 2017 from Martingale. It is full of wonderful blue and white quilts.

Our new quilt Lucky Charm was a hit!

Quilters canvas is our new fabric consisting of a “linen/cotton” mix with a printed layout for delightful applique and that is what I used for a background for the Lucky Charm quilt.

It is so nice for hand-stitching, you no longer have to trace your designs to your fabric. It is so easy to place your pieces in the right places to create stunning blocks. 🙂

We also took to market our chickens! She’s a part of all our patterns that will come out with the Crystal Farm Collection but more on that in our next blog post!