Friday, April 17, 2015

Projects and sales!

Happy Happy Friday!!  I hope everyone had a fabulous week!

Carter came down with a cold over the weekend which meant Monday and Tuesday we stayed in.  Long naps meant I was able to work on some of my unfinished projects!  I started with my Forest Abstractions Quilt and it came out great.  I was so excited that yesterday I spent the majority of my day machine quilting it.  The disappointment came around 5:30 last night when I realized it wasn't coming out exactly as I had planned.  This afternoon I will be taking all of my quilting out so I can start over again tomorrow.  I was of course sad but I'm sure we have all had the moment when we realized we would rather do it right then be disappointed in the final project, especially after putting so much time into the quilt itself.  This quilt is a block of the month I have been teaching and plan on having this again for our next session.  Be sure to check out our newsletter the end of April to see the classes we have scheduled.

Forest Abstractions

On Tuesday afternoon Carter went down for another nice long nap and I worked on my stars for the Loco for Lemoyne Quilt.  Once again I was really excited at how nice these came out.  This will also be a class I will be teaching in the near future.  Here is a glance at when I have finished so far.  I will be sure to share the quilt with you once I have completed it.

I was apparently not the only one in my family catching up on projects this week.  When I came into work Wednesday morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see my mom, Cathy, finished her Judy Niemeyer Fire Island Hosta Quilt.  This quilt is so beautiful!!  I cannot wait to see it once it is quilted!  This Pattern is available on our website

Carter must be feeling better today because he managed to climb up on bolts of fabrics so he could pick up the phone and try to call his Grandpa!

As many of you may have heard, we like to celebrate Fridays with a SALE!!!  This week's QBF sale is a 20% discount off precuts.  This includes Bali Pops, Tonga Treats and Jelly Rolls! Enter code PRECUT20 to obtain the discount.  Offer valid 4/16- 4/21/15

As a reminder we have a Cutie Class here tomorrow morning 10am-11am.  If you can please come join us for a $5 demo to learn all about a new Cutie Pattern.  Of course all of our Cutie Patterns and Packs are available on our website.

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Fabric, Panels and Quiet Fun!

Happy Friday!!!

I am sitting down in the office of the Quilt Basket to write this blog and it is eerily quiet.  I can actually think clearly and have time to write it down without interruption!  This is thanks to my parents for taking Carter for the afternoon!  We are excited that my niece, Nora, and my nephew, Alton, came to visit for the weekend.  My mom, Cathy, did come in this morning to teach her class but then left with Carter to have a play-date at home.  It is amazing how much my Aunt Anne and I can get done without a toddler undoing everything we just did! :-)

We did receive a couple new lines of fabric in this week.  Fourth of July is right around the corner and we received the Northcott Land of the Free fabric line.  This line has a fabulous Panel that would be great bordered and hung on a front door!  I certainly plan to put one together for my house before July 4th!  Believe it or not we also started receiving Halloween fabric!  I know it seems early, but this line from Free Spirit, Happy Halloween is very cute! 

This week's Quilt Blast Friday Sale (QBF) is all about Panels!!  Enter code PANELS25 to obtain a 25 percent discount off all panels!!  This sale is in store or online.  Offer valid 4/10-4/14/15 (The new July 4th panel above is included!)

We are working on our Newsletter of fun new classes we have coming up.  I hope to have this posted on our website by the end of April.  You can sign up for our emails on our website if you would like to receive emails regarding classes and of course the QBF!

We will have one saturday morning a month dedicated to a Cutie Class, the Forest Abstractions Block of the Month again, a kids pillowcase class, a couple of Longarm Quilting Classes with Debby Brown, and many others!  Here is a sneak peak at the Gravity Block of the Month that we are currently scheduling.


Our Newest Cutie Pattern is in the works! Keep your eye our for this pattern on our website.

Thank you


Friday, April 3, 2015

Cuties, Fabric Sale, and Autism Month

We had so much fun last weekend at the Empire Quilt Show in NYC! The Cutie Packs and Patterns were a hit!  We are currently working on a few new ones that I cannot wait to share with you.  My newest Cutie Pattern is "Tillie" and should be available soon.  I chose to use the Free Spirit Rustic Blush as my inspiration for this pattern. We have already started cutting up our newest lines and the existing ones to get ready for the Somers Show at JFK Catholic High School in May.

A couple new lines of fabric came in this week including Northcott Artisan Spirit and Hoffman Bali Chop
I just LOVE all of these new fabrics and my little creative mind cannot keep up!!!!

 Northcott Artisan Spirit

 Hoffman Bali Chop

This week our QBF Sale is FREE SHIPPING!! (in the continental USA)  Enter Code BUNNY to obtain the discount.  Offer Valid 4/3-4/7/15.  To make this deal a little sweeter, I just added a lot of new fabrics to our Clearance Section of the website.  These fabrics online are just $5.00 per yard!!

 April is Autism Awareness Month!!!  This is a cause near and dear to my heart.  My husband and I are close friends with a couple who has 2 little boys with autism.  We are always involved in fundraising for this cause.  For the month of April a portion of all purchases from Jamberry will go to Autism Speaks, as well as to the walk.  Jamberry nails are heat activated nail wraps that are non toxic, latex free, made in the USA, have no dry time and last 2 weeks!!

If you are interested in donating to the walk, please visit  Please choose to donate to Team Sean and Collin.  The money raised is used specifically in the Hudson Valley for the cause.

We are busy working on our newest patterns, cuties and ideas!! I will be sure to keep you up to date on all of our new adventures!!

Have a fabulous week!