Sneek Peek: E is for Elephant Part Duex

e is for Elephant IIWe loved our E is for Elephant quilt so much, we decided to make another one, this time with a little more modern look. There were also a lot of you who were asking for a way to make it a little more boyish and we feel as though this meets that mark too. What do you think? Do you like this one more or the original with the pinwheels? or both like me! Again we used machine applique, but you can use your favorite method, whatever that may be. We made some kits, just like ours, if you would like one, just click below.

E is for Elephant II Kits

UPDATE: This pattern is also now available in a PDF for instant Digital Download, just click here to order.

E is for Elephant

Sneek Peek: Honey Bunny Baby Quilt

honeybunnyI have to admit, I get on quilt “kicks”. I find a pattern or block, I like and I will make quilt after quilt with a similar design, than I am on to the next one. Right now, I am totally on a Hexie Kick! This latest baby quilt “Honey Bunny” is part of my recent Half Hexie obsession. What do you think? I absolutely adore all of the fabrics in this quilt, especially the floral garden backing!! I actually made two of these at the same time because they were so quick and I needed one to take home right away. This is a great beginner’s project, and you can easily machine quilt it yourself on any machine. If you want some too, we have it all put up in a kit with all of the exact fabrics and our acrylic template. Believe me, you will probably make two also. The quilt is about 40″ X 40″ when finished and will become a “woobie” for whatever little is lucky enough to receive it.

Kits available through the link below:

Honey Bunny Complete Quilt Kit

honeybunny back

Free Pattern: Piper’s Picket Fence

Piper's Picket Fence Quilt

We designed this quilt, using the same blocks from our Row #1 of the Pipers Girls Row By Row Quilt. We will have a whole quilt based off of all of the Rows, because we are having such a great time doing them. So stay tuned, they are all just wonderful! This quilt is a great way to use up a bunch of your stash! You need 36 assorted “happy” fabrics and a bit more of a background. I used my favorite silver gray solid, I have been using this instead of white as of late (you can purchase the same silver solid from us that we used at a discounted price and just add your stash fabrics through the link here).

Anyway, you will love  making this quilt and it is quite a beauty when you are finished. It is also an easy one to machine quilt on your own machine with straight lines, just like we did. And we decided to give you the pattern for FREE! Just follow the link below to download the printable PDF.

The quilt is 49.5″X66″ when finished.

Pipers Picket Fence

Pipers Picket Fence

Piper's Picket Fence

Sneek Peek: Gumball Quilt

gumball 2

I just love this latest finish, it makes me very happy! This is our Gumball Quilt, what do you think? It is 38″ X 45″, just perfect for a little one, either girl or boy (or keep it for yourself!). It is made with oversized Half Hexies, that are super simple to sew together and very quick! Our pattern is at the printers and will be available next week, in a set that includes an acrylic template to make cutting this shape super simple. We also have complete kits, with all of the exact colors that we used, and the same stripey binding and polka dot backing, which I think really MAKE the quilt! I also loved that machine quilting this on my own Pfaff was totally do-able and I didn’t even have to mark it, I just followed the seams with a light pink Aurifil Thread. Follow the links below if you would like to order a pattern set or Kit (kits come with the pattern set, all fabrics for the top, pre cut bias binding and the backing!)

Gumball Pattern Set

Gumball Complete Quilt Kit

gumballback

Quick Tips & Tools: Rainbow Set of Hand Applique Threads

superriorThis is one of our favorite must haves! We love the idea of a full Rainbow range of colors in smaller quantities, just perfect for Hand Applique projects! Now you don’t need to fork out the dough for full spools of thread in colors you only need every once in a while.This little bobbin case is packed full of any color you could ever need for your hand stitching projects. It is 50 weight, 100% Egyptian Cotton Masterpiece Thread from Superior.  We love it! Thanks Superior for thinking of it! We sell these in our shop and online, click here to order, if you would LOVE one.

We also wax ours, to make it super silky without any knots. Stay tuned and we will show you how next week!

Free Pattern: Blooming Star Block

Blooming Star TutorialI have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly.  I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:

Blooming Star Tutorial

Blooming Star BlocksWhen I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.