News from the Orange Studio

Say Cheese! + Giveaway September 10 2014, 29 Comments

Here is the second quilt we had featured in the Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall 2014 issue. Today, I am going to share the quilt I designed for the issue, Say Cheese! I used my most recent 12" appliqué block, Aperature, and built the camera around it! Here is the original block: 

Using basic piecing and a few curves, I created a camera shape background for a large appliqué aperture to be sewn on to. I added some white space and large flying geese to the top and bottom to the make the quilt a square wall-hanging.

Say Cheese Quilt

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Swirls, bubbles, serpentine lines and a swirl.
    • Fabric: Assorted Quilting Treasures basics.
    • Block Number: 816
    • Finished Size: 48" x 48"
    • Techniques: Piecing, curved piecing and appliqué.
    • My Favorite Part: The simplicity of the quilt and great texture the quilting gives.

Say Cheese Quilt

 



 

We have two extra copies of this Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall '14 issue and we have decided to give them away! 

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (click the post title and scroll to the bottom) telling us what your favorite size quilt to make is, and submit by midnight PST, Friday, September 12. I will choose two winners and email them. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to keep checking back, we have a sneak peek of our new patterns coming up, some show & tells and new pattern coming soon! Happy Sewing!


Cruisin' in Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks September 08 2014, 1 Comment

We have two quilts in the new Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall 2014 issue. Today I am sharing the amazing quilt my mom made, Cruisin'! She combined two of her previous appliqué blocks: Surfin' and Rollin' Along. Below are the two blocks she used!

Cruisin' Quilt

She put these two blocks together so the VW van is pulling the vintage camper with a simply pieced background. How cute did this wall-hanging turn out?! 

Cruisin' Quilt

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made & Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Zig zags, serpentine lines and clouds.
    • Fabric: Assorted Timeless Treasures prints.
    • Block Numbers: 717 and 815.
    • Finished Size: 30" x 18"
    • Techniques: Piecing and appliqué.
    • My Favorite Part: The color scheme and amazing cloud quilting!

Cruisin' Quilt

You can find the pattern for Cruisin' in the Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Fall 2014 issue here in digital form and here in paper form! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other featured quilt and to enter a giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

     

     


    George the Bear September 04 2014, 0 Comments

    Meet George the bear, one of the newest additions to the Zoey's Zoo bunch! My Mom made and quilted this adorable bear for our neighbor's newest grandson. My mom used two tone-on-tone browns for the bear, a turquoise chevron for the background, a lime for the churndash, a grey dot for the background and assorted lime, aqua and teal scraps for behind the letters. My mom outlined the silver letters in a solid black to make them pop off the scrappy background. How cute is that bear!

    George the Bear

    You can find the Zoey's Zoo quilt pattern here in paper form! If you make this pattern or any other of our Sassafras Lane Designs patterns, send us an email! (contact@sassafras-lane.com) We would love to feature you and your project on our blog! Thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for new patterns coming soon!


    Alayna's Shelby Satchel August 21 2014, 0 Comments

    This Shelby Satchel is one of the first bags we made. We made it with my little sister in mind, and surely enough, she had it claimed before it was finished. We used a fun owl print for the flap, a red print for the bag body and a yellow polkadot for the accent. 

    Alayna's Owl Shelby Satchel

    I love this combination of fabrics. All those bright colors fit my sister's bubbly personality perfectly. She carries this bag around with her daily. She even brought it with her when she came to visit me in San Francisco. Here she is modeling for me on the pier! 

    Alayna's Owl Shelby Satchel

    Love this girl's smile! She is such a cutie =]

    Alayna's Owl Shelby Satchel

    Fast Bag Stats:

      • Made by: Kristy & Shayla Wolf
      • Fabric: Owls by Timeless Treasures & assorted prints
      • Finished Size: 11.5" x 9" x 2"
      • Pattern: Shelby Satchel
      • My Favorite Part: How is looks on my little sis!

    Alayna's Owl Shelby Satchel

    You can find the Shelby Satchel bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to share it - just shoot us an email! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Gitte's Atlantic Avenue August 18 2014, 0 Comments

    The second best part of my business partner / Mom being a longarm quilter, is that she gets Sassafras Lane quilts in her queue from time to time! (The best part being I have my own personal longarm quilter =] ) She recently sent me photos of this gorgeous Atlantic Avenue quilt made by the talented Gitte Hopkins.

    Gitte Hopkin's gorgeous Atlantic Avenue quilt!

    Gitte chose a gorgeous palette of assorted turquoise and violet batiks on a black background. This combination on the dark background is absolutely stunning!

    Gitte Hopkin's gorgeous Atlantic Avenue quilt!

    My Mom's quilting on this one is really something! She quilted a combination of serpentine lines and circular feathers using a contrasting variegated thread that really pops off the black background! There isn't too much I can say about it, just take a look for yourself!

    Gitte Hopkin's gorgeous Atlantic Avenue quilt!

    Quick Quilt Stats:
      • Made by: Gitte Hopkins
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Serpentine lines and circular feathers.
      • Fabric: Assorted teal, turquoise, violet, pink and black batiks.
      • Pattern: Atlantic Avenue
      • Finished Size: 80" x 80"
      • Techniques: Standard piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The color combination and amazing quilting!

    Gitte Hopkin's gorgeous Atlantic Avenue quilt!

    Big huge thank you to Gitte for allowing us to share photos of her quilt! This is her second Atlantic Avenue, you can see photos of her first here!

    The Atlantic Avenue quilt pattern is available here in PDF and paper form. If you make this pattern or any other of our Sassafras Lane Designs patterns, we would love to feature you and the quilt on here. Thanks for stopping by!


    Happy Birthday Kristy! August 17 2014, 1 Comment

    Today is my Mom's birthday, so I am hijacking the blog to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My mom is the best friend, role model, business partner and mother a girl could hope for! 

    Love you Mom and have a wonderful birthday! (P.S. Your gift is a running a little late!)


    Project Round-Up! August 12 2014, 0 Comments

    We have said it before and we will ay it again, our all-time favorite thing about being a pattern designer, is seeing your versions of our patterns! Seeing the different color choices and your creative twists makes our job completely worth it! Here are a few projects that have popped on to my radar from Instagram and Facebook

    Kristen and Val's Churndash Court quilt top! (@twoblondesandasewingmachine)
    Lee Jenkins' finished Lexington Lane quilt! (@diddersworld)
    Jenn Thurston's finished Atlantic Avenue quilt top! (@jennthurston)
    Donna Ward's finished Lullaby Lane quilt! (@donna8b)


    Donna Ward quilting her Diamond Alley quilt! (@donna8b)
    Kerrie Porter's finished Shelby Satchel bag! (@theprettyladybaby)
    Jessica Defibaugh's finished Lullaby Lane quilt top! (@sewsweetquiltshop)
    Donna Ward's finished Lexington Lane quilt! (@donna8b)


    Darlene Tice's finished Lullaby Lane quilt!


    Barb's finished Cooper Carry-All tote bag! (Quilt Expressions)


    Jan's finished Churndash Court quilt top! (Ucompleteme)

    If you are working on or have finished a Sassafras Lane pattern we would love to see it and feature it here on the blog. Please send us an email, share it on our Facebook wall or tag us (@sassafraslane) on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see some more projects soon! =]


    Sewology Sunday - Machine Appliqué August 10 2014, 0 Comments

    This tutorial originally appeared over on the Timeless Treasures blog and features the fox from our Zoey's Zoo quilt pattern. We have a few patterns that include machine appliqué elements, but Zoey's Zoo is our first appliqué centered pattern. So, we thought we would whip up a little tutorial on how we like to do machine appliqué. Here we go!

     

    STEP 1: Gather what you will need: fusible webbing, fabric, marker, reversed appliqué pattern, matching threads, sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine and iron.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 2: Trace the appliqué pattern onto the paper side of the fusible webbing.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 3: Cut out the traced pieces leaving at least ¼” around all edges.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 4: Iron the traced pieced onto the wrong side of the fabrics that coordinate.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 5: Using your sharp fabric scissors, cut out the pieces along the traced lines.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 6: Peel the paper off the back of the pieces. Make sure the shiny webbing stays on the fabric.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 7: Layer the pieces onto the background fabric. Arrange everything how you want it and fuse it down with a hot iron.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 8: Using a blanket stitch or zigzag, sew along the edges of the appliqué, catching the fabric edge. I love the look of a blanket stitch (used here) but if the project will get lots of wear and love, a zigzag will last longer.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    STEP 9: Switch threads until you’ve stitched down all the appliqué pieces.

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    And Voila! You are done!

    Machine Appliqué Tutorial!

    Here is the finished mini quilt I made with this little appliqué fox!

    Mr. Fox Mini Quilt

    Our other patterns that have a few appliqué elements are the Piccadilly Circle, Lullaby Lane and Cassidy Crossover. Appliqué allows us to add odd shapes and fun elements to quilts. Have some fun with it let us know how it goes! Happy Sewing!

     


    Mulholland Drive in Cockateil August 05 2014, 1 Comment

    We have another fun Quilt Market project to hare with you today! We made this Mulholland Drive quilt to be featured in the Hoffman California Fabrics booth. This quilt features Cockatiel batiks and we absolutely love how it turned out; it is so different from any of our other versions! The quilt finished 52” x 70” - the perfect size to throw over your couch.

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    The Cockatiel colorway is full of pastel greens, teals, grays, corals and yellow prints. We used the entire fabric line and used a light beige for the background. Some of the fabrics blend into the background, but I think that adds some interest!

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    My Mom, aka Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted this quilt with a combination of serpentine lines and a feather meander. She quilted the paper-pieced diamonds with a feather meander and vertical serpentine lined in the pieced triangles. She left the sashing pieces empty which gives the quilt some extra crinkle!

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    We bound the quilt in the same light beige that we used for the background. We like how it turned out, but in all honesty, it was the only fabric we have enough of! We made a label using a few leftover grey and beige scraps and our our Easy Quilt Label tutorial.

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Shayla & Kristy Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Vertical serpentine lines and feather meander.
      • Fabric: Cockatiel Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics
      • Finished Size: 52" x 70"
      • Pattern: Mulholland Drive
      • Techniques: Triangle piecing and paper piecing.
      • My Favorite Part: The subtle color scheme and gorgeous fabrics!

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    Hoffman asked us to mock-up a pattern cover using the photos we took of the quilt. Below is what we came up with! What do you think?

    Mulholland Drive in Cockatiel Batiks

    You can find the Mulholland Drive pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! Thanks for stopping by!


    Shelby Satchel in Under the Sea August 03 2014, 1 Comment

    Since we our first Quilt Market, we have been pairing up with Jennifer from Monaluna. We have loved her fabrics since she was designing for larger companies, and now she has her own operation! We made a Shelby Satchel in the gorgeous Under the Sea fabrics to be displayed in the Monaluna Quilt Market booth. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep and fits an iPad perfectly. This is one of my favorite versions!

    Shelby Satchel in Under the Sea

    Under the Sea is full of bright and fun sea-themed novelty prints! The Sea Life print we used for the flap features whales, lobsters, crabs, mermaids, squids, octopi, dolphins and lots of different fish. The octopus is my favorite! We used the lime Kelp Forest for the accent and the Scallop for the bag body.

    Shelby Satchel in Under the Sea

    I love the combination of limes, aquas, reds, oranges, turquoises and blues! It is the prefect combo and the end result is great!

    Shelby Satchel in Under the Sea

    Fast Bag Stats:

    Shelby Satchel in Under the Sea

    You can find the Shelby Satchel bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to share it - just shoot us an email! Stay tuned more projects and fun stuff! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Collaboration with Robert Kaufman August 01 2014, 1 Comment

    Not too long ago, Nichole from Robert Kaufman Fabrics asked me if I was interested in mocking up some of our quilt patterns in their fabrics. The answer was an astounding yes! So far we have mocked up our Euclid Avenue and Shivaun Place quilt patterns. We love how these turned out, so we thought we should share them!

    Quick Quilt Stats:

    Quick Quilt Stats:

    You can find the Euclid Avenue pattern here in PDF and paper form and the Shivaun Place pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make these or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! Thanks for stopping by!


    Rocky Mountain Shop Hop Selfie Contest July 31 2014, 0 Comments

    In our neck-of-the-woods (well, my mom's now!) there is a fun Shop Hop about to start! The Rocky Mountain Shop Hop begins tomorrow and goes through Sunday. There are 10 shops on the hop and one of them is featuring a trunk show of Sassafras Lane Designs quilts! We would love to see our quilts hanging, so we are going to hold a little contest! If you find our quilts (hint: Fabric Expressions), or any of the other wonderful shops, take a photo/selfie with them and send it in an email to us! There will be fun prizes for those who enter!

    There are also a few Sassafras Lane patterns up at The Quilt Store. They are not in the Shop Hop but they are having a big sale this weekend, so if you spot one of our projects, take a selfie and enter! Thanks for stopping by and we can't wait to see your Sassy Selfies =]


    Mulholland Drive in Greens, Teals and Blues July 30 2014, 1 Comment

    A few days before we left for Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, we decided to make another version of our Mulholland Drive quilt pattern. We went in a completely opposite direction of the cover quilt and started pulling lime, teal, aqua and blue fabrics and put them on a stark white background.

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    I love scrappy quilts! They are my favorite! Don't get me wrong, I love quilts using a specific fabric line too, but there is something about pulling little pieces fabric together that I can't get enough of! We used pieces of fabrics from most of the quilts we made for Quilt Market.

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    My Mom, the talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted vertical serpentine lines in the 60 degree triangles and horizontal serpentine lines in the diamonds with a very light blue thread. She left the white sashing empty and this creates a fun slightly puffy spot, giving the quilt some fun texture.

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    Using our Easy Quilt Label tutorial, we made a label with scraps of lime pearl bracelets, parrot zig zags and solid white fabrics. In the picture above you can also see a sneak peek of the backing fabric we used. We chose the wide aqua backing fabric that is available here!

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    We wanted a simple binding because the quilt is a little busier, so we used the emerald pearl bracelets fabric. It was the perfect choice and blends amazingly with the quilt.

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Shayla Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Horizontal and vertical serpentine lines.
      • Fabric: Scrap-tastic
      • Finished Size: 52" x 70"
      • Pattern: Mulholland Drive
      • Techniques: Triangle piecing and paper piecing.
      • My Favorite Part: The color combination and the way it looks in that tree =]

    Scrappy Mulholland Drive Quilt

    You can find the Mulholland Drive pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! We have a few more Quilt Market projects to share with you, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!


    Zoey's Zoo Tutorial & Giveaway with Timeless Treasures Fabrics! July 28 2014, 1 Comment

    Hey Everyone! Sorry I have been MIA for the last few days! My college roommate/great friend got hitched this weekend so I was busy off bridesmaiding! While I was gone, Timeless Treasures Fabrics featured our Zoey's Zoo quilts and a machine appliqué tutorial we put together on their Sew Timeless blog! Go check it out here and see how easy it really is!

    In addition to all of that, Timeless Treasure Fabrics is also giving away a Zoey's Zoo pattern and a fat-quarter pack of their new Jazz Basic to get you started! Enter the giveaway below!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Here are a few close-ups of the great Timeless Treasures fabrics we used for the adorable Zoey's Zoo quilts:

    Zoey's Zoo Bear Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Bear Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Fox Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Fox Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Lion Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Lion Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Penguin Close-Up

    Zoey's Zoo Penguin Close-Up

    We made the labels using our Easy Quilt Label tutorial. It is fun to see them all together!

    Zoey's Zoo Labels

    Big thank you to Timeless Treasures for providing all of the adorable fabrics to create the Zoey's Zoo quilts! If you make this pattern or any other of our Sassafras Lane Designs patterns, send us an email! (contact@sassafras-lane.com) We would love to feature you and your project on our blog!

    You can find the Zoey's Zoo quilt pattern here in paper form! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


    Elsie Stone's Diamond Alley Quilt July 24 2014, 0 Comments

    Elsie Stone sent us pictures of her gorgeous Diamond Alley quilt and we had to share them! She used assorted red fabrics for the diamonds, ranging from light pink to dark maroon, and a crisp white for the background. She made the Diamond Alley quilt pattern larger by adding 2 more vertical rows, making a total of 39 diamonds, and large white borders that float the diamonds.

    Elsie quilted a free-motion swirls and scrolls allover the quilt. I love the texture the quilting gives the quilts. It is that perfect crinkle look! Elsie bound the quilt in one of the red fabrics used as a diamond. Below is a photo of Elsie's fabric placing strategy! I love "in the works" photos like these!

    Big thank you to Elise for sending us photos of this beautiful quilt! We love seeing the quilts and projects made by you. If you make this pattern or any other of our Sassafras Lane Designs patterns, we would love to feature the quilt on here! Just shoot us an email! The Diamond Alley quilt pattern is available here in PDF and paper form! Happy Sewing!


    New Mini Quilt Wall July 20 2014, 4 Comments

    I have a small (and growing) collection of mini quilts. There is a huge satisfaction is designing, sewing, quilting, binding and hanging something all in one day! I have my small collection of six quilts hung behind my sewing machine table. 

    Mini Quilt Wall

    I recently took all my minis down for a show & tell and this gave me the opportunity to rearrange and add a few newbies! I laid them all out on the floor and played with different layouts until I got one I loved and thought I could add new ones to easily. 

    Mini Quilts!

    I hung the quilts using two pins in each of the top corners. Simple, easy and small holes in the walls! This was a great way to add some color to my room without doing irreparable damage to my rental's walls. 

    Mini Quilt Wall

    The pineapple mini is new and was inspired by a pillow Amber Crawley was giving away on Instagram. (click here to see it!) I loved how cute and simple it was. I made my own little version with 1" finished squares and I am in love. The quilt finishes 8.5" x 11.5". It is the size of a piece of paper!

    Pineapple Mini Quilt

    This scrappy churndash is a miniature version of the Churndash Court pattern. I reduced the pattern to 1/3 of the size. The strips finish a little less than 1/2" wide and I had a blast digging through my scrap bucket! This quilt finished 12" x 12".

    Mini Churndash Court Quilt

    The heart quilt is a free pattern we have on Craftsy. It utilizes and 2.5" squares and you can see more photos of it here. This quilt finished 22" x 22" and is my largest on the wall!

    The mini churndash quilt was my entry into the DSTT Modern Traditional Challenge. It is comprised of thirty-six 3" churndash blocks. You can see lots more photos of this quilt here. This quilt is one of my favorites and finished 20" x 20".

    The fox is a brand new addition to my mini quilt family and will be featured on the Timeless Treasures blog this week with an appliqué tutorial. I shrunk Mr. Fox from the Zoey's Zoo quilt pattern down and added orange scraps on the left side. This quilt finished 15" x 11.5".

    Mr. Fox Mini Quilt

    The newest addition to my wall is this letter S mini quilt. I made multiple 1" half square triangles and arranged them as an "S". It was a fun and quick project that filled my "I need to finish something immediately" kick! The quilt finished 8.5" x 9.5".

    S is for Shayla Mini Quilt

    So, what do you think? Should I pattern or make tutorials on any of these? Are there any amazing mini quilts out there I need to make?

    There is still time to enter the Shelby Satchel Giveaway! Be sure to pop back by this week for some fun and exciting projects! Thanks for stopping by!

     


    Shelby Satchel in Pearl Bracelets & Giveaway July 18 2014, 22 Comments

    We have another fun bag made up in Andover Fabrics to share with you! This is our Shelby Satchel crossover purse made up in the tone-on-tone Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep and fits an iPad perfectly. This version is fun and full of cool colors!

    Shelby Satchel in Pearl Bracelets

    We used a lime tone-on-tone pearl bracelet for the flap, an aqua tone-on-tone pearl bracelet for the accent and a navy tone-on-tone pearl bracelet for the bag body.

    Shelby Satchel in Pearl Bracelets

    Fast Bag Stats:

      • Made by: Kristy & Shayla Wolf
      • Fabric: Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover
      • Finished Size: 11.5" x 9" x 2"
      • Pattern: Shelby Satchel
      • My Favorite Part: The cool, crisp colors of the fabrics!

    Shelby Satchel in Pearl Bracelets

    And now to the giveaway! Andover generously sent us enough fabric to make two bags! So... we are giving away a complete pack to make this bag! It include the three Andover Pearl Bracelet fabrics, a Shelby Satchel pattern and a Shelby Satchel Hardware Kit! It is easy to enter, all you have to do is comment on this post telling us your favorite summer activity (ex: eating watermelon, lounging poolside, beach picnics, air-conditioned sewing =] ) by Sunday, July 20th at midnight. We will pick one lucky grand prize winner and maybe a few extra!

    You can find the Shelby Satchel bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to share it - just shoot us an email! Good Luck and Happy Sewing!


    Cooper Carry-All in Dazzle July 17 2014, 1 Comment

    We have two bags made up in Andover Fabrics to share with you! The first bag that was displayed in their Quilt Market booth is this colorful Cooper Carry-All tote! We made this version of the Cooper Carry-All in the bright and fun Dazzle fabric line by Kim Schaefer. We love how it turned out! The bag finishes 15" x 11" x 3"; the perfect size to tote your things to the office, the pool or on an airplane!

    Cooper Carry-All in Dazzle

    Dazzle has a great balance of large bold prints, stripes and tone-on-tones. We used all the prints for the outside strip-pieced section of the bag, a turquoise linen for the bag body and one of the colorful stripes for the lining. I love the stripe for the lining on this bag because it peeks over the top of the bag and on the sides of the handle to give a "binded" look. And you know how I feel about striped bindings! 

    Cooper Carry-All in Dazzle

    Fast Bag Stats:

      • Made by: Kristy & Shayla Wolf
      • Fabric: Dazzle by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics
      • Finished Size: 15" x 11" x 3"
      • Pattern: Cooper Carry-All
      • My Favorite Part: The bright colors and striped lining!

    Cooper Carry-All in Dazzle

    You can find the Cooper Carry-All bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! We have one more bag made up in Andover fabrics to share with you and big giveaway to go with it! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Shelby Satchel in Empire July 15 2014, 0 Comments

    We had the great honor of having a project in the Westminster Fibers/FreeSpirit Fabric Quilt Market booth in Pittsburgh. This is our Shelby Satchel bag pattern made in Empire designed by Parson Gray (aka David Butler) for FreeSpirit. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep and fits an iPad perfectly. This version has a completely different feel to it! Less novelty and more mature!

    Shelby Satchel in Empire

    Empire is a great "guy" fabric line full of earthy colors and subtle prints. We used a tan on black chevron stripe for the flap, a tan on black wavy cross hatching for the bag body and a black on white diamond stripe for the accent. This would be a great bag for the man in your life to tote his iPad back and forth to work!

    Shelby Satchel in Empire

    Fast Bag Stats:

    Shelby Satchel in Empire

    You can find the Shelby Satchel bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to share it - just shoot us an email! Stay tuned for a few more Quilt Market projects coming soon! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!


    Shelby Satchel in Houndstooth & Friends July 11 2014, 0 Comments

    We had leftover fabric from the Euclid Avenue Juli made in Houndstooth & Friends fabric so we decided to make a super cute Shelby Satchel! It is a little bit scrappier than the others, but we made do with the Michael Miller fabric we had! The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep and fits an iPad perfectly.

    Shelby Satchel in Houndstooth & Friends

    We used the adorable raccoon print for the flap, the lime argyle print for the front pocket, a teal dot for the flap straps and a black/grey houndstooth print for the bag body.

    Shelby Satchel in Houndstooth & Friends

    There is a step while making this bag towards the end, when you round the bottom corners. I accidentally rounded the top two corners…. whoops! Instead of starting over from the beginning I added teal corners to the cut off areas. Who doesn’t love a little improv with their bag making?!

    Shelby Satchel in Houndstooth & Friends

    Fast Bag Stats:

    Shelby Satchel in Houndstooth & Friends

    You can find the Shelby Satchel bag pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! That concludes our Michael Miller Fabrics projects from Quilt Market, but there are still more! Check back soon. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box July 10 2014, 0 Comments

    Here is another fun Quilt Market project! We made this Lombard Street quilt to be featured in the Michael Miller Fabrics booth. This quilt features the Crayon Box Basics line and we love how it turned out! The quilt finished 47” x 54” - the perfect size for a throw or large wall hanging.

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    Crayon Box Basics is chalked full of fun bright colors and prints. There are 2 different sized houndstooth prints and 3 different dot sizes in each of the 9 colors. The crayon box set has every color of the rainbow: yellow, light orange, dark orange, red, purple, navy, blue, turquoise and green. We put all these fun prints on a solid white background and they pop!

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    My Mom, aka Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted this quilt with tight vertical straight lines. I love, love, love how this simple quilting adds life to this quilt. It has that great crinkle texture we all know I love.

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    We made some fun binding for this quilt. We used the cut-offs from the triangles and sewed them together in color order. We placed the yellow through red scraps on the top right of the quilt and the purple through green scraps along the right side. We also threw in a little piece of the backing fabric on the left side of the quilt.

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    We made a label using the small yellow houndstooth and teal dot fabrics and our our Easy Quilt Label tutorial. I have a few “fonts” in my arsenal and I really like this one with the thick left side.

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    Quick Quilt Stats:
      • Made by: Shayla & Kristy Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Vertical straight lines
      • Fabric: Crayon Box Basics from Michael Miller Fabrics
      • Pattern: Lombard Street
      • Finished Size: 47" x 54" (grande size)
      • Techniques: Simple paper-piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The gradation of colors across the quilt and the fun binding.

    Lombard Street in Crayon Box Basics

    You can find the Lombard Street pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! We have one more Michael Miller project to share with you, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!


    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends July 09 2014, 0 Comments

    One of the quilts we had hanging in the Michael Miller Fabrics booth was this fun Euclid Avenue. Our good friend and pattern tester, Juli Kieny made and quilted this version and it turned out great! This quilt features Houndstooth & Friends in the Lagoon color story and finished 56" x 72".

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Houndstooth & Friends is full of random and awesome prints such as raccoons, trucks and argyle. And of course there are lots different sizes and colors of houndstooth prints. We paired a black/teal houndstooth with a teal truck print, a lime/teal houndstooth with a lime argyle print, the racoon print with a large multicolored houndstooth, and a grey/white houndstooth with a grey/black houndstooth. Keeping the colors grouped together gives this busy quilt a planned and organized feeling.

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Juli decided to do some “simple” quilting on this quilt. Her simple is not so simple! She quilted straight horizontal lines across the grey houndstooths and the large prints. In the greens and teals, Juli echoed the blocks. The slight change of the direction in quilting gives the quilt a great crinkle texture.

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Juli made a solid white label using our Easy Quilt Label tutorial. You can also see a little peak of the backing in this photo. We chose a color coordinating Guitar Pick print. It is matches the front perfectly!

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Juli bound the quilt using the teal/black small houndstooth print. It was  a perfect choice because it doesn't completely blend and it isn't distracting. She machine sewed the binding onto the front, glued it to the back and then finished it by machine.

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made & Quilted by: Juli Kieny
      • Quilting: Straight lines and echoing
      • Fabric: Houndstooth & Friends from Michael Miller Fabrics
      • Pattern: Euclid Avenue
      • Finished Size: 56" x 72" (grande size)
      • Techniques: Simple paper-piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The fun raccoon print and color-scheme.

    Euclid Avenue in Houndstooth & Friends

    Big thank you to Juli for doing such a beautiful job on this quilt! You can find the Euclid Avenue pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email! Come back tomorrow for another Quilt Market project in Michael Miller fabrics. Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing!


    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots July 08 2014, 1 Comment

    I officially declare this Michael Miller week here on the Sass blog. We have four projects made up in Michael Miller fabrics to share with you and we are kicking it off with this Churndash Court. We made this version of our Churndash Court pattern with assorted Kiss Dots. I love how this one turned out! It glows! The quilt finishes 36" x 36"; the perfect size for a wall-hanging or baby quilt. 

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    This was a "planned scrappy" quilt. We used 18 different Kiss Dots in rainbow order in each corner of the churndash to create the gradient effect. The two corners opposite of one another are identical. Two corners go gradate from purple to blue and two corners gradate from lime to yellow. We used put a grey and white houndstooth for the churndash. It is a little bit blendier than our other rainbow Churndash Court.

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    My Mom, the talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted horizontal and vertical lines at random widths apart, across the entire quilt. The lines range from 1/4" to an 1" apart. It is heavily quilted and has an awesome texture.

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    We had a few extra strips left over from the front, so I pieced them together to make a scrappy label. I used the same Quilt Label technique as before, this just looks a little fancier with the turquoise, pink and yellow dots pieced together. We used an adorable bright elephant print for the backing.

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    We made the binding with the grey and white houndstooth with a splash of solid white. We arranged the binding so the solid white is in one corner. It gives the binding a little bit of interest!

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Shayla Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Varying vertical and horizontal lines
      • Fabric: Kiss Dots a basic from Michael Miller Fabrics
      • Finished Size: 36" x 36"
      • Pattern: Churndash Court
      • Techniques: Simple foundation piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The texture the quilting gives the quilt!

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    Churndash Court in Kiss Dots

    You can find the Churndash Court pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Just shoot us an emailWe have three more Michael Miller projects from Quilt Market we will show you this week, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!


    Shivaun Place in Tonga Batiks July 06 2014, 0 Comments

    Occasionally we get to make digital quilts for fabric companies, combining our patterns and their brand new fabric. These digital quilts get printed onto sales sheets and travel around with sales reps. It is a great way to show the new fabric and give our patterns some exposure. We have done a few of these for Timeless Treasures. I will share the rest another time, but today we are sharing our Shivaun Place.

    Shivaun Place in Tonga Batiks

    We made a digital image of this quilt and a few weeks later, we received an email saying, "Keepsake Quilting would like to kit the quilt, would you be willing to make an actual quilt?" We said of course and made this fun pastel version of the Shivaun Place quilt.

    Shivaun Place in Tonga Batiks

    The Tonga Parfait fabric line contains beautiful green, blue, yellow, pink, and muddled pastel colors. There are two main prints in the line that feature giraffes and elephants. We put the two animal prints in the center and the pastel tonals around them. My Mom, aka Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted an allover swirl and flower motif in a light yellow thread that just disappears into the quilt top. 

    Shivaun Place in Tonga Batiks

    The photo below is from Keepsake Quilting. I am a sucker for photo-shoots with babies and quilts! Click here to check out the Shivaun Place Kit from Keepsake!

    Shivaun Place in Tonga Batiks

    Quick Quilt Stats:
      • Made & Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Allover Swirl and Floral Motif
      • Fabric: Tonga Parfait from Timeless Treasures
      • Pattern: Shivaun Place
      • Finished Size: 64" x 64" (grande size)
      • Techniques: Piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The blendy and serene feel the fabric gives this quilt!

    You can find the Shivaun Place pattern here in PDF and paper form! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane projects, we would love to see it - just shoot us an email

    Our Wide Fabric Sale is still happening through today, so be sure to check that out! We hope you have had an amazing long holiday weekend! Thank you for stopping by =]