Wednesday, June 17, 2009

By Popular Demand

If you missed some of the more artistic, mod and whimsical Moda collections that were released at the beginning of the year, fret not! After many requests, I have been able to get my hands on a few of the items featured below. Shop today before they dissappear once again!


Arcadia paints a landscape of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet. Its limited palette is drawn from earth, sky and a touch of sunshine woven into a graphic terrain of birds and leaves. Both natural and modern, this stunning collection is sure to take flight in your newest quilt project.

Purchase the Arcadia Jelly Roll at Burgundy Buttons for only

Purchase the Arcadia Layer Cake at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95!

Tula Pink takes us on a nautical adventure under the seven seas and to the shores of distant continents. Keep an eye out for glimpses of exotic shells, bashful fish, turtles and sea horses all woven into unassuming and familiar patterns. Deep blues, refreshing aquas, coral pinks and seaweed greens make this aquatic wonderland worth a closer look.

Purchase the Neptune Jelly Roll at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95

Purchase the Neptune Layer Cake at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95


Momo takes us down the rabbit hole for a tea party you’ll never forget. This collection of surreal landscapes and graphic shades give Wonderland a look of it’s own. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum never had it so good in vibrant reds, pinks, blues and greens.

Purchase the Wonderland Jelly Roll for only $23.95.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Whimsical Christmas Patterns

I have found two perfect projects for this Christmas. Both are applique patterns in which you can make the entire quilt, or break them down into smaller projects. Stockings, mini-quilts, smaller wall hangings, potholders, place mats, you name it!

The first is called "Welcome to the North Pole" by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.
This quilt is adorable and features all the necessary elements for living at the 'Pole. There is a mitten shop, toy factory, elf bunkhouse, reindeer barn, Chinese food takeout joint, ice cream parlor and of course: the home of the jolliest couple on the block!
This pattern can end up being quite a detailed project depending on the amount of embellishing you plan to do. Sequins, metallic threads, ribbons, yarns and buttons beware!

I discovered this pattern when traveling to Utah in January. I fell in love so hard I paid RETAIL to buy it. (ouch!)

This pattern retails for $16.95, if you are interested in purchasing this pattern for the low Burgundy Buttons price of $12.95, email today.

The second must-have pattern for the season is called "A Critter Christmas" by Brandywine Design.
If you love the furry, fuzzy and cute this pattern is for you!

Little bears, penguins, ducks, bunnies, snowmen, kitties and a couple other critters I don't recognize are all bundled up and ready to share their holiday spirit.

This booklet retails for $20.00. If you are interested in purchasing this pattern for the low Burgundy Buttons price of 15.95, email today.

Whatever project you choose for holiday season, Burgundy Buttons has the perfect holiday fabric for you.

Queen of Unfinished Projects

I know that everyone THINKS they are the queen of unfinished projects, but SISTA, I hold the crown, the jewels, the fancy dress and the heart of the KING!

What am I working on?

Minnesota Hot Dish...
I used Louisa fabrics and some white background I had in my stash.
This one is pieced and ready to be quilted.

(this is usually when I lose interest!)

A Split Decision using Kashmir III and a Moda Cream that I buy by the bolts to have on hand at all times. It's the same cream that comes out with many collections but by a different name each time. I have about 10 blocks completed, not much of a start, but a start none-the-less. This pattern is amazing with only two fabrics and perfect for beginners.

A Daisy Chain using the Patisserie collection and the previously mentioned cream.

This is an easy pattern, it just gets monotonous. It's not like you can complete a block and see how amazing it's going to be. The assembled quilt is amazing, the individual blocks: not-so-much.
Because of this, I would never recommend this quilt pattern for a beginner.
Rather LARGE log cabin blocks using Hemming House Jelly Rolls.

I bought about eight Jelly Rolls so that I could pick and choose which strips I wanted to use. I will sell any unused Jelly Rolls in my store when I am done.
I have 10 or so blocks complete.

This was an unfinished table runner of my Mothers. I found it in her craft room when she passed away. It's pinned and ready to be quilted but I haven't been able to do it yet.
As if I didn't' have enough, I inherited quite a few unfinished project from her!
She was an amazing quilter, I wish I would have had the chance to learn more!

There are many, many more. I would say I have about 12-15 projects in the works. I will usually work on about 3 different ones during one sitting. I have trouble finishing anything. I always loose interest when it's time to quilt them- I hate actually quilting any project. Love to piece, hate to quilt. Am I the only one?

I think I am going to start sending off my projects to a long arm quilter. Any Takers?

I have decided:

To piece is human,
To finish is divine.

I wish I were divine!

Wild Thing

I have discovered the most amazingly simple pattern by Thimble Blossoms. Love it, love it, love it. While it called for charm packs, I used a Nest Layer Cake that had been sitting around waiting for that special project.

Here is a sampling of my blocks..

If you are interested in purchasing this pattern, please click this link:

If we are sold out, email me at, I will be happy to order it for you at the special BB price of only $6.50. It normally retails for $8.00!

Last night I also got a little bored with quilting and needed something I could finish fairly quickly, so I whipped up some quick curtains for my sewing room. I have been meaning to do this for awhile, but never seemed to get around to it. I used "At Water's Edge" fabric from Blackbird designs.

Of course, since I was on the Wild Thing kick, I had to make a Wild Thing block to see how it would look in the same fabric.