News from the Orange Studio

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!

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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, 3 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 =]


Announcing Wide Fabric and Sale! July 04 2014, 0 Comments

Happy Independence Day!

We have some exciting news! We are now carrying a selection 108" wide backing fabrics! Sometimes, when you finish a quilt top, you really don't want to put any work into piecing the back. That is when these backing fabrics come in handy! We have stocked 6 colors of the Spot On 108" wide 100% cotton fabric from Robert Kaufman. 

We have Steel, Peony, Tangerine, Chartreuse, Aqua and Navy. Each fabric has varied size circles in white. It is a fun and funky backing perfect for a plethora of projects! We have already used some on our projects =]

We are selling the fabric for $13.99 a yard. And because it is a holiday, one of my personal favorites, we are putting the fabric on sale! This weekend only the wide backs are 15% off! That makes the fabric less than $12 a yard!  

Click here to add some 108" wide Spot On fabric to your cart! Don't forget to enter the promo code: happy4th to get the discount. Thank you for stopping by and Happy 4th of July!


Shelby Satchel in Elementary July 02 2014, 0 Comments

This is our last project from Quilt Market made up in Moda fabrics! This is our Shelby Satchel bag pattern made in Elementary designed by the Sweetwater ladies for Moda. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep and fits an iPad perfectly. This is another fun version with a novelty print on the flap.

Shelby Satchel in Elementary

This version features fun school-inspired prints. We used navy print with tan, aqua and beige letters scattered around for the flap, an aqua ruler print for the accent and navy dot on tan for the bag body. I love this combination. It would be the perfect bag for those long school days the Fall.

Shelby Satchel in Elementary

Fast Bag Stats:

    • Made by: Kristy & Shayla Wolf
    • Fabric: Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda
    • Finished Size: 11.5" x 9" x 2"
    • Pattern: Shelby Satchel
    • My Favorite Part: The combination of browns and aqua with letters and numbers!

Here are all three projects (the Shelby Satchel, Euclid Avenue and Churndash Court) stacked up and ready to be shipped to Moda/United Notions for Market. They couldn't be different, but we love how they turned out! 

Shelby Satchel in Elementary

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 Quilt Market projects over the next few weeks and special announcement this Friday! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

Euclid Avenue in Figures July 01 2014, 0 Comments

Our second project from Quilt Market made up in Moda fabrics is this fun Euclid Avenue. The quilt had an awesome spot in the United Notions booth and really showed off the fabric. We used the Figures fabric line by Zen Chic for Moda fabrics. I love this line; it makes a great guy quilt! 

Euclid Avenue in Figures

Figures is an awesome line full of numbers, dots and mathematical symbols. The prints come in all sorts of colors such as salmon, yellow, navy and blue. Great guy colors! I am huge fan of yellow right now and the navy numbers on yellow is one of my new favorite fabrics!

Euclid Avenue in Figures

My Mom, aka Wolf Creek Quilting, decided to do some simple quilting on this one. She quilted horizontal and vertical lines at random widths apart. I love this quilting! It gives this modern quilt that great crinkle feel that I absolutely love. 

Euclid Avenue in Figures

We chose the light blue print with small white circles and numbers on it for the binding. It isn't in the quilt top, but it blends nicely and brightens up the edges. My Mom sewed the binding on by machine to the back and then flipped it to the front and top stitched with a light blue thread. 

Euclid Avenue in Figures

We made a label with two triangles. One of the navy print and one of the salmon tone-on-tone. All the prints in this line are pretty busy, so the salmon tone-on-tone was our best shot for a legible label. For our Simple Label Tutorial, click here.

Euclid Avenue in Figures

Quick Quilt Stats:
    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Horizontal and vertical straight lines
    • Fabric: Figures by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
    • Pattern: Euclid Avenue
    • Finished Size: 56" x 72" (grande size)
    • Techniques: Simple paper-piecing
    • My Favorite Part: The large numbers and gender neutral fabrics and colors. 

Euclid Avenue in Figures

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! We have one more Moda project to share with you, so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!


Churndash Court in Miss Kate June 30 2014, 1 Comment

This is officially Moda week here on the Sass blog. We have three projects made up in Moda fabric to share with you and we are kicking it off with this Churndash Court. We made this version of our Churndash Court pattern with a jelly-roll of Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille. I love, love, love this version! 

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

Miss Kate stocked full of fun prints containing florals, scallops, polka dots and tiles. The combination of colors is to die for! Red, lime, navy, aqua, white pink and orange. The orange scallop print is my absolute favorite! I wish I had some more to use in other projects! We paired a solid navy with these bright scraps and the churndash pops off the quilt!

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

My Mom, the talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted wavy lines in the center of each strip and on each seam with a blue thread. She continued the wavy lines across the churndash and it creates a really neat look and gives the solid fabric some texture.

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

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 piecing. We chose the large red floral for the backing of this quilt.

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

We used the rest of the leftover jelly-roll strips and the same solid navy as the churndash to make the binding. We used the navy scallop, red scallop and red floral scraps along with the solid navy to jazz it up a bit! I love scrappy bindings and the solid navy seemed a little strong for such a small quilt.

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Shayla Wolf
    • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
    • Quilting: Wavy lines
    • Fabric: Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics
    • Finished Size: 36" x 36"
    • Pattern: Churndash Court
    • Techniques: Simple foundation piecing
    • My Favorite Part: The color combination and the way it photographs!

Churndash Court in Miss Kate

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 email.

That is our first Moda project and we have two more. So, stay tuned for a fun Shelby Satchel and Euclid Avenue! Thanks for stopping by!


Shelby Satchel in Kahuna Batiks June 28 2014, 0 Comments

We have another project Quilt Market project in Maywood Studio fabric to share with you! This is the Shelby Satchel bag made with the Kahuna batik fabrics by MaryEllen Laughary. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep.

Shelby Satchel in Kahuna Batiks

This version features a light purple triangle greek key print for the flap, a pink print for the accent fabric and a deep purple hawaiian floral print. I love this combination of fabrics. We usually chose the bold and bright prints, but this is a very elegant and feminine version of the Shelby Satchel

Shelby Satchel in Kahuna Batiks

 Fast Bag Stats:

    • Made by: MaryEllen Laughary
    • Fabric: Kahuna Batiks by Maywood Studio
    • Finished Size: 11.5" x 9" x 2"
    • Pattern: Shelby Satchel
    • My Favorite Part: The feminine and sophisticated fabrics!

Shelby Satchel in Kahuna Batiks

    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! Stay tuned for one more Quilt Market projects over the next few weeks! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Euclid Avenue in Kahuna Batiks June 27 2014, 0 Comments

    We had a beautiful Euclid Avenue quilt hanging out in the Maywood Studio booth at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. Our grandma/mom, MaryEllen Laughary made this quilt top. It turned out great! This version is a softer and more sophisticated version than any others we have shared. She used the brand new Kahuna Batiks to make this "Grande" size quilt that finished 56" x 72".

    Euclid Avenue in Kahuna Batiks

    My Mom, the amazing talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted vertical serpentine lines in the teals, horizontal serpentine lines in the pinks, feathers in the purples and a hawaiian inspired flower in the beiges. 

    Euclid Avenue in Kahuna Batiks

    We bound the quilt in one teal fabrics and made a label with the dolphin backing. We used our Super Simple Label tutorial

    Quick Quilt Stats:
      • Made by: MaryEllen Laughary
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Serpentine lines, feathers and a flower motif
      • Fabric: Kahuna Batiks from Maywood Studio
      • Pattern: Euclid Avenue
      • Finished Size: 56" x 72" (grande size)
      • Techniques: Simple paper-piecing
      • My Favorite Part: This is a completely different look and style than any other of our Euclid Avenue quilts.

    Euclid Avenue in Kahuna Batiks

    Big thank you to MaryEllen 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! Stay tuned for more Quilt Market projects coming soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


    Churndash Court in Zig Zags June 25 2014, 0 Comments

    We have one last project from the Dear Stella Design booth at Quilt Market to share. This is our Churndash Court made in Zig Zags. We used the entire line of zig zags except white, gray, black and navy. We added a few Confetti Dots to fill in the color: cantaloupe, lime and delft. The quilt finishes 36" x 36"; the perfect size for a wall-hanging or baby quilt. 

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    This was a "planned scrappy" quilt. We used 18 fabrics 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 pink and two corners gradate from lime to yellow. The solid white churndash pops off of all the vibrant colors.

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    My Mom, the talent behind Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted wavy lines in the center of each strip and on each seam with a light orange thread. She quilted a meandering feather in the churndash with white thread. She put two layers of batting in the quilt to prevent the backing from showing through the white churndash. The extra loft makes the quilt puffy and shows off the quilting.

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    Using our Simple Quilt Label tutorial, I made label with the mint and parrot zig zags. Don't look too close! I may have forgotten a letter and then shoved it between two others =/

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    We used the charcoal Sunburst Stripe for the binding. I am a sucker for a striped binding and this one was a perfect edge for this colorful quilt.

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Shayla Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Wavy lines and feather meander
      • Pattern: Churndash Court
      • Fabric: Zig Zags from Dear Stella Design
      • Finished size: 36" x 36"
      • Techniques: Simple foundation piecing
      • My Favorite Part: From far away the strips look like one gradating fabric!

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    My Mom decided to take a nap while I was photographing this quilt on the couch, so she was subjected to being a sleeping model. Quilt Market prep was exhausting! But so much fun! 

    Churndash Court in Zig Zags

    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 email.

    That was our last Dear Stella project. But don't worry, we still have lots to share. Next up is a more sophisticated take on the Shelby Satchel! Check back soon for that. Thanks for stopping by!


    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy June 24 2014, 0 Comments

    We have another project that appeared in the Dear Stella Design booth at Quilt Market to share with you! This is the Shelby Satchel bag made with the Seaworthy fabric line designed by Jack and Lulu. The bag finishes 11.5 inches wide, 9 inches tall and 2 inches deep. This is another fun version with a novelty print on the flap.

    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy

    We used the mermaid print for the flap, the pink anchor print for the accent and the parrot colored zig zag for the bag body. Seaworthy has a bunch of adorable prints. It was tough to choose one for the flap, but Jessica (from Dear Stella) suggested the mermaids and made our lives easy! Plus, the mermaids are adorable!

    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy

    Here is the bag with the flap open. You can see the magnetic snaps on the anchor-ful front pocket and the inside of the mermaid flap. The Dear Stella girls took some great shots of this bag too. 

    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy

    The Shelby Satchel is named after our youngest pup Shelby. She is an Australian Shepard / Border-collie mix. She is our smallest, our licker/kisser, our most energetic and most well-trained dog. She sat still while I took photos of her with the bag. She doesn't like looking at cameras though... so this was the best shot I could get!

    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy

    My Mom jumped in to get a few photos with her and the kisses began!

    Shelby Satchel in Seaworthy

    Fast Bag Stats:

      • Made by: Kristy & Shayla Wolf
      • Fabric: Seaworthy by Jack and Lulu for Dear Stella Design
      • Finished Size: 11.5" x 9" x 2"
      • Pattern: Shelby Satchel
      • My Favorite Part: The cute mermaids and of course Shelby!
    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! Stay tuned for one more Dear Stella project tomorrow and more Quilt Market projects over the next few weeks! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg June 23 2014, 0 Comments

    I am going to preface this post by saying that I was really hesitant to mix these fall colors with cream backgrounds and a solid pure white. That being said, I have never been happier to be wrong! I absolutely love this quilt and it has become one of my favorites! 

    This is the Prism Parkway quilt we made with Dear Stella Design's Nutmeg fabric line. We made the "Grande" size and the quilt finished 54" x 75". It is a great lap size and will definitely be draped on the couch this Fall. 

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    Nutmeg is chalked full of adorable fabrics featuring rakes, leaves, pumpkins, bicycles, woodgrain and wheelbarrows. We used every fabric in the line plus gold, charcoal and cantaloupe Mini Confetti Dots. Instead of making the quilt completely scrappy, we made 7-8 triangle blocks using each fabric in the line and then mixed them up. I love how the prints pop off the solid white background. 

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    My Mom, the talented quilter of Wolf Creek Quilting, quilted alternating serpentine lines in white thread. Each triangle alternates between horizontal and vertical lines. It gives the quilt that nice crinkly texture I love so much. 

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    Making a label for this one was slightly more complicated! I made this the same way as the others, but then I trimmed it down using 30 degree angles on each end. This made it a 120 degree angle and it fit perfectly into one of the points. You can see the gold Mini Confetti we used for the backing fabric.

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    Photographing this quilt proved a little challenging. It was super windy in our neck of the woods the entire time we were making our Quilt Market projects, so outdoors was out. This was the largest of the projects yet. Folding and couch throwing ended being my best bet as you can see from the majority of the photos. The ladies at Dear Stella took a great flat shot you can see here.

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    We bound the quilt using the cantaloupe Mini Confetti dot. It is no secret that orange is our favorite color so this was the perfect choice! Plus, it doesn't completely blend and it isn't distracting. We machine sewed the binding onto the front and hand sewed it to the back.

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    Quick Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Shayla & Kristy Wolf
      • Quilted by: Kristy Wolf
      • Quilting: Alternating serpentine lines
      • Pattern: Prism Parkway
      • Fabric: Nutmeg from Dear Stella Designs
      • Finished Size:
      • Techniques: Easy paper-piecing
      • My Favorite Part: The tiny rake fabric and the crinkled texture. 

    Prism Parkway in Nutmeg

    You can find the Prism Parkway 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! Stay tuned for two more Dear Stella projects this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

    Elaine's Diamond Alley Quilt June 21 2014, 1 Comment

    Sue Kistler sent us photos of a beautiful Diamond Alley quilt she quilted for the maker, Elaine Averill. The quilt turned out fabulously and the quilting is just stunning! 

    Elaine used assorted Marcia Derse prints for her diamonds. I love the scrappy look of all the different fabrics! She used a beige tone-on-tone for the background and added a slightly darker beige/brown outer border.

    Sue took some great photos of the quilt. I love this one draped over a wagon of some sort in the middle of a field. Look at all those colorful diamonds! Sue's quilting is absolutely amazing! She quilted zentangle style quilting in the setting triangles, wavy lines across the diamonds and sashing and an amazing geometric circle motif in the border. 

    Quilt Stats:

      • Made by: Elaine Averill
      • Quilted by: Sue Kistler
      • Pattern: Diamond Alley
      • Fabric: assorted Marcia Derse fabrics
      • Techniques: piecing
      • My Favorite Part: the amazing Zentangle style quilting in the setting triangles!

    Big thank you to Sue 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!


    Euclid Avenue in AMB solids & Laurel Birch basics June 20 2014, 0 Comments

    We had a gorgeous Euclid Avenue quilt hanging in the Clothworks booth. Our good friend and pattern tester, Juli Kieny made and quilted this version and it turned out beautiful! It is a combination of American Made Brand solids and Laurel Birch basics. The quilt is the "Grande" size and finished 56" x 72".

    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    We paired a solid with a print to get the "shadowed" effect! We put a coral solid with a coral triangle print, an aqua solid with a darker turquoise swirl print, a light yellow solid with a yellow bubble print and a dark raspberry solid with a pink dot print

    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    These bright and fun colors are perfect for Juli's two little girls to play on this summer!

    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    Juli did an amazing job quilting! She quilted serpentine lines in the pinks, feathers in the corals, a swirl motif in the turquoises and a playful flower in the yellows. It is absolutely stunning! 

    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    Juli made a yellow label using our Easy Quilt Label tutorial. You can also see a little peak of the backing in this photo. The quilting looks great on the back! It really stands out. 

    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    Quick Quilt Stats:
    • Made & Quilted by: Juli Kieny
    • Quilting: Serpentine lines, feathers, flowers and a swirl motif
    • Fabric: American Made Brand solids and Laurel Birch basics
    • Pattern: Euclid Avenue
    • Finished Size: 56" x 72" (grande size)
    • Techniques: Simple paper-piecing
    • My Favorite Part: How the amazing quilting shows up on the solid backing. 
    Euclid Avenue in AMB & Laurel Birch basics

    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! Stay tuned for more Quilt Market projects coming soon. 

    In other Sassafras Lane news, we are officially on a family vacation today! Paper orders will not be mailed until the end of next week. PDF orders will send themselves and blog posts will continue. We will try to respond to emails, but it may take a little bit longer than usual. Thank you for understanding and have a wonderful weekend!