Thursday, February 04, 2010

Minnesota Trunk Show

Check out all these fabulous items from The Minnesota Trunk Show.....  Included are projects from Atkinson Designs, Maple Island Quilts, Brandywine Designs and Anka's Treasures -- 4 Designers, 4 Styles, 4 Fun! All the projects are fun, colorful , and just plain cute! Stop by the shop to see the entire trunk show or keep watching the blog where we'll be posting additional projects each day.

This quilt is Tumbling Triangles from "Sizzlin' Sixties" by Anka's Treasures. Using the quick and easy techniques in the book, simply strip piece the hexagons and this quilt will go together FAST!

Also included in the "Sizzlin' Sixties" book is this cheery Secret Garden Table Runner.  It uses the same easy strip-pieced hexagons.

I (Laura, Mary Ellen's daughter) tried out the hexagon technique using the Opposites Attract pattern from the "Sizzlin' Sixties" book. It really is as easy as the book says!  I've made a few quilts in my life but never one for myself!  I love hot pink, black and white so I'll be hanging this one in MY sewing room when Mom lets me have it back!

This is a really cute personalized quilt from the book "Fat Quarter Fonts" by Atkinson Designs. Follow the simple directions in the book for a no fuss, no fusibles, just fun method of adding appliques to your quilts or other projects. The book includes a CD that allows you to easily print your letters; then layer your fabrics, stitch on the line, trim and you're finished! This is just the greatest book ever for personalizing your quilts or projects. The book also includes the pattern for the monogrammed zipper totes.

Also from our trunk show ~  Maple Island Quilts sent some fun and easy quilts.... This quilt is from the pattern "Snibbles". Use up all those leftover pieces of binding or partial strips from other projects, use a sew and flip technique and you'll have a quilt just like this one in no time! Super easy and very frugal!

This wall hanging is from the pattern "Posh", also from Maple Island Quilts. We especially liked this pattern because it uses the same block as our Block Swap block. All you block swappers out there are going to want this one!

Still more.....  "Mini Snowbear" is just one of the cute projects from "A Critter Christmas" by Brandywine Designs that came in the Minnesota Road Show. It's a very "do-able" 20" square wall hanging that you could finish before the snow melts if you start today! The book also includes patterns for Christmas stockings, gift bags, and adorable quilts.

Also from Brandywine Designs in the Minnesota Trunk Show is this cute Pinwheel Posies Table Runner. Perfect for charm squares!

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