Saturday, May 30, 2009

NQA Little Quilt Auction

We love to go to the little quilt auction at the NQA show. It's on Friday night (6/19) and you can just come for the auction, you don't have to buy dinner. Here's my donation for the auction. I call it "Ode to Jo" because it is made using 84 different Jo Morton fabrics. It measures 11 1/2" by 14 1/2".

Friday, May 29, 2009

Mystery Quilt part 3

Here is Clue #3 of the Red Rooster Quilts/Country Register Mystery quilt.

Red Rooster Quilts Mystery Quilt Clue #3

From background fabric C cut:
40 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles
30 – 2 ½” squares

Using the 4 patch rectangle blocks from clue #1 and the 4 patch square blocks from clue #2 and the background fabrics from above, layout your pieces to look like this:

****Ok, an actual block layout should appear here but I can't get it to work. So, you can see the layout on The Ohio Country Register's web site. Go to Click on the current issue then click on the cover page. Go to page 15 to see the layout. I'll try to figure out how to get my image in here.****

Sew the blocks into rows, then sew the rows together.

Make ten of these blocks. Label them block #3.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Fabric

Well, here it comes! Some of the new fabric that was ordered at quilt market has started to arrive. Today, we received Kansas Winter by Kansas Troubles Quilts and Moda Fabrics. If you like Kansas Troubles, you'll like this new collection. It's their traditional style. We also have the charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, turnovers and honey buns to go with the fabric. Click on the pictures to get a closer look.
Tomorrow, Worn & Loved II!

Golf Fabric

Since we(Dublin, O) will be hosting the Memorial Golf tournament next week, I thought you might like to see the golf fabrics we have in stock. Wouldn't these make a lovely quilt or office wall hanging for the golfer in your life? How about towel trim, pillowcases or boxer shorts? These would be great Father's Day gifts, too. Go Tiger!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stone Cottage

Remember the Stone Cottage fabric I mentioned a while back? Here is the quilt we made from this collection. Isn't it wonderful?! The colors are so warm and pretty. It would make a comfy throw with flannel on the back to cuddle under during a cool spring night. The pattern is from the magazine Quilts & More Summer 2009. (Which, by the way, has many wonderful projects, 3 of which we have finished and one we are working on and we have kits for 3 of them.) The pattern is called Creme Brulee and it was designed by Dublin's own Gerri Robinson. The finished size is 61 1/2" square.

We have several kits left and they are $54.95.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Quilt Market

Here's a beautiful quilt done in the Warm & Loved II collection by Windham. Of course, I had to have it! This should be in the store very soon. Don't forget, click on the photo and you can see it close up. This one is worth a second look.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quilt Market

Aaaah...back from Quilt Market. It's a crazy place to go. All the excitement of searching for the latest and greatest new things from patterns, books, notions & fabric, it's all there and then some. I found some cool leather buttons. They are laser cut and embossed. They were using these to embellish purses. They layered them with the large dill wood buttons and they looked fabulous on the purses. Look for those soon in the shop. Then there was all the new fabric.... it's so hard to choose. But, I forced myself:) You'll see more Jo Morton, of course, more civil war, more trendy pottery barn looking fabric, a small line with a butterfly print, Flourish the new Debbie Beaves line, new farmer's market fat quarters (fruits & vegetables), new collection for a cause by Moda and much more! Keep in mind that some of these fabrics will be in the shop soon and some won't be shipping until December. So, if you're looking for something specific, give us a call and we'd be glad to call you when these fabrics arrive.

Stop in the store soon and see all the new patterns and books that I was able to bring back with me. We have the new Jo Morton book in stock and the new Whimsicals book.

I could go on and on..... new wool colors and patterns, new button pins from Just Another Button company that would make great gifts stuck in a hand made pincushion, new Texture Magic by Superior threads. I'll end on that one. You're going to have to stop by and ask us about Texture Magic.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jo Morton

Ok fans, here's the photos as promised. Most are from her new book which should be at the store any day now.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jo Morton Fans

JO MORTON FANS here's the scoop. I sat through the presentation before Jo's so I could get a front row seat to her schoolhouse. I was so excited, she brought in a huge stack of quilts to show - new stuff from her new book, new club 9 and some other quilts she hasn't decided what to do with yet. She holds up the first quilt, I take this picture. She holds up the next quilt, I go to take a picture and my camera is full!!!! Darn those 800 Route 66 photos! But, she will have these quilts in her booth today so I'll get some more photos. But, I believe this quilt is a free download on Andover fabrics web site. ( It uses the new shirtings fabric and the new Cinnamon and Spice fabrics which we have both collections in stock. I just checked and the pattern isn't there yet but it will be soon so keep checking.

Quilt Market

Here's a look at about 1/4 of the booths at Quilt Market. On Thursday, we spent the day at Schoolhouse. It's a crazy day of 15-30 minute presentations on the latest fabric, patterns & books. Then we went to Sample Spree, an even CRAZIER place where vendors bring their wares to sell. I picked up a few samples and patterns. Today, we'll get to go inside to the booths to search for the latest and greatest goodies.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

route 66

This was what I called the bottle tree farm. This gentleman from California makes bottle trees and has them all over his front yard. I asked: "how many?" Over 400! He goes into the desert and collects all treasures left behind and this is his artwork.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Fabric

Yes, we still sell fabric here at Red Rooster Quilts and the newest collection is Stone Cottage. Isn't it bea u ti ful! By June, we should have our new web site up and all the latest fabrics available for purchase on-line.

Route 66.

Donkeys just roam the town of Oatman, AZ waiting to be fed. In Oatman, I felt like an 1800's gunslinger was going to emerge from the saloon at any moment and start a gun fight!

Another iconic item along the way. I can't remember what state he was in but can't you just hear the kids screaming on a hot summer day after being couped up in the car all day.