The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 3 — Scottish Highlands Collection

Last of this series. This has been so interesting to read!
I hope you enjoyed the talents of Sheena Norquay. I can’t wait to get back to creating!


Sheena Norquay’s Scottish Highlands Collections were inspired by the colours of mountains, forests, moorlands, and lochs of the Scottish Highlands as well as native animals such as Highland cows, Red squirrels and Red deer.

The colors are rich and vibrant and well represented in 2 small boxes — 1 in 50wt and 1 in Aurifloss.

The colours are:
2309 (cream), 2612 (pale blue/grey), 2566 (light mauve), 6735 (dark mauve), 2885 (dark green), 1246 (grey), 2775 (dark blue), 2155 (rust brown), 2975 (ochre), & 1147 (light green).

Please visit The Artistry of Sheena Norquay, Part 1 for more details + the full interview with Sheena.

To enter-to-win the two Scottish Highlands collections by Sheena Norquay, please leave us a comment on this post letting us know which of Sheena’s pieces below is your favorite and why. Entry will close at 11:59pm on Friday, August 18 and a winner will be…

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Got Batiks?

Happy New Year! Can you believe we are already a week into it!? I have been busy quilting and preparing for our upcoming trip to Okinawa, Japan! I can’t wait to share it with you when we return!
Today, I am sharing the Aurifil blog about Island Batiks and their new Fall/Winter 2016 collection. I love these fabrics and thought with all the cold wintry weather occurring in almost every state this past weekend, you might need a fabric fix!



Welcome to our Fall/Winter edition of Island Batik Week!! We’re so excited to partner with this wonderful company once again to present a variety of new fabric lines along with the coordinating Aurifil thread collections. We’ll be featuring one designer every day and each post will offer a fabric + thread giveaway, so make sure to come back daily to learn more about our talented designers and to enter-to-win some gorgeous prizes!

To learn about Island Batik and the batik process, please visit their website. For a peek at the full range of Fall/Winter 2016 releases, in-stores now, click here or on the image below to browse the catalog.


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Deep Purples, greens and magentas are beautifully represented in Kathy Engle’s  Coastal…

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Top Ten Tuesday {Christmas Fun}

Happy Tuesday! It’s a lovely, sunny day here in Kauai!
Are you thinking about Christmas yet? Do you already have a jump start on your crafts or gifts? Yea, me neither!! 🙂
I hope this blog from Aurifil will give us some excitement to at least get out some red and green fabric!


Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday!  There has been so much activity on social media links for fun and fast Christmas ideas that I thought you would enjoy some of the best! These ten projects, by top designers, include stockings, ornaments, and even printable spool wrapping paper!  Great ideas for your sewing friends, scrap busters to decorate a tree and a couple of projects to try with kids, grandkids or just your favorite kid!

1. Blitzen Patchwork Stocking Tutorial by Amy from During Quiet Time

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2. Vintage Christmas Ball Ornament by Tatyana-Posidelki

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3. Fabric Star Ornament Tutorial by Betz White


4. Holiday Mitten Ornament Pattern By Liesl Gibson

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5. Log Cabin Mini Christmas Wreath Tutorial by Christa Quilts


6. Free Printable Sewing Themed Gift Wrap by See Kate Sew


7.  Quilted Christmas Ornaments (no sew) by Katie from Katie’s Quilting Corner


8. Christmas sewing Tag by Minki Kim


9. Stocking Tutorial by…

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