Monday, August 30, 2010


Burgundy Buttons is pleased to be one of the final stops on the Star Struck Blog Tour.  Have you guys been Star Struck yet or what?

Here's a couple tidbits that Mrs Barbara shared with us on her tour:

What is your sewing room like?
It is a room that the children go through to get upstairs. This room also has the computer and piano in it. There is always a lot of activity going on around me, which I love. Yes, the quilts on the floor get walked over, pieces get flipped and turned, but it is nothing to cry about. Here is a picture of the walkway with a quilt in progress on the floor.

Do you do all your own quilting?
I do roughly 50%. I will free motion quilt on my Bernina 440, hand quilt it myself or pay someone to machine quilt on a long arm sewing machine or pay someone to hand quilt. It all depends upon the quilt and what it calls for.

And now for the prizes!
There are three prizes!

A lucky first place winner will receive  copy of Barbara's book Star Struck Quilts.  Learn to Mix and Match Blocks and Center Stars for up to 27 Different Quilts.  Create 9 shimmering star quilts to adorn the walls of your home .  Build your star-making skills-start out with simple patterns and move to more complex patterns as you learn.  Create delightful stars out of diamonds.  Create different designs by simply changing the color and/or size of the diamonds.  Learn to create perfect 8-point centers that lie flat.  Learn to take advantage of a fabric's design or motif with fussy cutting .

Second Place winners will receive a Pen Style Chaco Liner, Best Press Spray and Flower Head Pens.

And finally, at the end of the tour, 1 winner will receive this Fat Quarter Bundle from RJR and a 25.00 Gift Certificate from Patchwork Plus.  This winner will be forwarded to Barbara and announced on her blog.

To enter, leave a comment here at Burgundy Buttons and tell us about any experience or fears you have had with STAR quilts.  (admittedly, I have always been intimidated but am ready to take on the challenge).
Winners will be selected by a random number generator.  The first two will be posted here on September 2nd, and the last prize winner posted on Barbara's site shortly thereafter.  Make sure to leave us your contact info!

And don't forget to share a little Burgundy Love with these fine bloggers as well, not to mention leave comments on thier blogs for extra winning opportunities! August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 August 28 29 August 30 Sept 1 Sept 2

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Origins is IN!

It's in and it's wonderful!  I knew that Origins was going to pretty when I  fondled the charm packs (yes- I may have fondled the one YOU bought).  But to see these bolts of fabric in all it's glorious yardage!!  All I can say is WOW!  This is, by far; my most favorite collection EVER in the history of the whole wide world!  (times infinity, squared)

It's amazing.

It's WOW!!

Did I mention it was amazing!?

Get your Origins at Burgundy Buttons today at only $3.60 per half yard! 

( and YES- I saved QUITE a bit for myself!!)

All I kept thinking when I was looking at it, was how pretty it would be in the Scattered Prayers Pattern by Cara.  See previous post here.

And a funny little story about that pattern....  When I first posted the pattern I thought Cara had named it "Shattered Prayers" and remember thinking "Wow- Cara must be a bit bitter about SOMETHING!"  Cara was able to point out my mis labeling, but NOT before it hit several RSS feeds.  I had a good chuckle- and I hope no one was too offended before I was able to make the correction.

And take a look a Meghan's in process SCattered Prayers using Glam Garden Robert Kaufmann.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Great Partnership!

You just have to head on over to the Moda Bakeshop to check this little baby out.  Crossing Paths is the latest masterful creation from talented Karrie Lyne of Freckled Whimsy.  Be sure to stop by her blog and send her some Burgundy Love!

I wad delighted to have the opportunity to work with Karrie Lyne to create this wonderful kit that contains everything you need for the top, border and binding fabric.  I have the backing for sale too!

So head on over to MBS and be inspired, and then head on over the and grab your Crossing Paths Burgundy Bakeshop Kit.  This kit retails for $85.00, but get for the LOW BB Price of only $65.00!

Quantities are limited, so shop early!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scattered Prayers by Cara

Hi everyone! I'm Cara from CaraQuilts and am very excited to be here at Burgundy Buttons to share another tutorial with you from this gorgeous Prayer Flag fabric!

If you've been over to Moda Bake Shop you may have seen the first part of the series called Film Strip. Well as much as I love that quilt, I had left over fabric and I can't stand to let pretty fabrics go in a bin, maybe to never see the light of day again!

So here is a "left over"quilt that I have to say I love as much, if not more!   Be sure to let me know, either here or over at my blog, if you like it!

  • 26 10” squares or 104 5” squares.
  • 1 2/3 yards Bella Solid Black

Cut the layer cake squares as shown in the diagram, yielding 208 triangles. Yes 208. I’m sorry there really is nothing I can do about that part.

Cut (3) 4 ½” x WOF. Cut (3) 24”x4 ½” strips, set aside the large strips for the border, and subcut the remaining into 4 ½ x 1” strips, you need 88 4 ½ x 1” strips.

Cut (1) 4 ½” x WOF. Cut 24”x4 ½” strip and subcut the remaining into 4 ½ x 4 3/4”. Set aside the large strip for the border.

Cut (3) 7” x WOF strips. Subcut into 7x1” strips, for a total of 119.

Cut (1) 5” x WOF strip. Subcut into 5” squares. Set aside for border.

Cut (15) 1” x WOF strips. Set aside for sashing. (15 strips, rows and sides)


Take non-matching triangles and stitch the 7”x1” strip to the long edge. Stitch the other triangles long edge to the strip. Make 99 of these. Don’t worry about the edges that stick out, we’re trimming them later.

Yes, 99. Again I am sorry but it’s worth it in the end I promise.

Because of the small size of the middle strip I suggest pressing towards the strip, your seam allowances will almost overlap, a good test of your ¼” seam right?

I found it easiest to press like this:


Now that we have all these stitched together we have to trim them up. The best way to do this and keep our blocks nice and even is to fold the block in half on the diagonal and finger press. Open and repeat on the opposite diagonal. Now line up your rulers line on the finger pressed crease in the middle of the black strip, and the 2 ¼” mark on the center crease where the two crease meet. This ensures you are half way between the sides. Trim to 4 ½”.  

Now comes the fun part. Lay out your blocks in a 9x11 grid. Stitch together a block and one of the 4 ½ x 1” strips. Attach another block to the edge of the 4 ½ x 1” strips, and then another 4 ½ x 1” strip to the block and so on. Press towards the 4 ½ x 1” strips.

Attach the 1”xWOF strip to the bottom of the row. Press towards the strip.

Stitch another row of blocks and 4 ½ x 1” strips.

Pin well, because of the size of the pieces errors can seem more glaring, to the 1” strip making sure your 4 ½ x 1” strips are directly below the matching strip in the upper row.

Repeat until all rows are attached. Attach another 1” strip to the top and bottom of the top. Press toward the strips. Stitch two 1” x WOF together using the stitch and flip method. Measure and attach the long 1” strips to the sides. Press towards the strip.

Take the 5” black squares and cut in half on the diagonal. We’re going to make more of the blocks, only with one colored triangle, and one black one. Make 20. Trim to 4 ½” square.
Place 6 blocks on the long sides of the quilt. Attach one 4 ½ x 4 3/4” piece, than a block, than the 4 ½ x 1” strips, block, 4 ½ x 1” strips, etc. Attach the long 4 ½” strip cut earlier to finish off the border. Press towards the black. Attach to the sides.

Repeat using 4 blocks for the top and bottom of the quilt. Attach and press well.
And now for the most loved/hated words in any pattern, baste, quilt and bind!
Viola! One 49x58” throw quilt!

Click here to get the kit to make BOTH quilts for only 80.00! (retails for 110.00) at Burgundy Buttons.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

On Sale Now!

Botany is now sold at Burgundy Buttons in half yard increments for only $3.25 per half yard.  Shop now!