Monday, March 28, 2011

Amy Butler's Stash & Dash Bags

This weekend I finished up my class samples for when I'm in Houston.  As soon as we got home from church on Sunday I started making these Stash & Dash Bags by Amy Butler. I made a total of 7 bags and I love them!! The pattern is very easy to understand and the bags are super cute! The pattern has three different sizes to choose from: Toiletry Bag (larger size), Makeup Bag (medium size), and a Coin Purse (small size). I'm teaching this Amy Butler Stash & Dash Bags pattern at SunFlower Quilts in April.  We will be making the Toiletry Bag (large size) in class. For more information about the class go HERE. Check them out! 

All of the Stash & Dash Bags

Every bag I made this weekend

The Chelsea Bag and the two matching coin purses.

Coin Purse

Makeup Bag

Toiletry Bag: this is the size we will make in class!

Hope to see ya'll there!! All of these bags are on there way to Houston, so if you want to see them in person stop by the shop!! Happy Monday!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Amy Butler Chelsea Bags

I'm teaching Amy Butler's Chelsea Bags as a class at SunFlower Quilts in April.  Here is the one I made and I really like it!!  If you're interested in making this bag and taking my class, HERE is a link to the class information!!  Hope to see ya'll there!  I think I might use my bag as a small storage bin for my sewing room!!  I also think this would be a cute lunch bag!  If you're not in the Houston area and still want to make this bag, I definitely recommend this pattern!  As always, Amy Butler's pattern was very easy to understand and the bag is super cute!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Magazine Madness!!

So this lovely magazine came in the mail today from Lissa over at Moda!!  It's the brand new magazine just for precuts like Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm get it!! This magazine is awesome with lots of awesome patterns and ideas!! I was so excited to get it...
...then I got to the back and saw the Moda Bake Shop ad on the back over!!

...and if you look closer (right next to the MBS logo) that's me and my Ruffle Quilt!! AHHHHH I am so excited!! Thank you Lissa and everyone at Moda....again I will say...ya'll are amazing!!

Next up is the April Issue of Quilter's World Magazine!!

If you go to page 89...that's my Ruffle Quilt!! I have been wanting to share this with ya'll since October and now I finally can!!  They renamed it Sugar & Spice and I just love the photos they took of it!! How cute is that bear??

Close up of my name (yes that's me even though they spelled it wrong)  Jamie not Jaime but oh well; we all know it's me!!  WOO HOO, thanks Quilter's World!!

Be sure to go pick up your copy of these magazines!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I wanted to share this pillow I made for my Make Mine Modern Swap partner.  I'll share more info and photos later after I get everything together but I wanted to share this pillow with ya'll today!!   The swap has secret partners so I can't share her blog with you yet...but this pillow totally reminds me of her; I hope my partner likes it!

Back of the pillow.

Close up of the flowers!

Then, at our April meeting of the STLMQG we're having a Mug Rug Swap!!  What is a Mug Rug you ask?  It's a little quilt kind of like a coaster.  It's small and you can fit your mug and a cookie on it!  If you want to know more about Mug Rugs Two More Seconds Blog has a Mug Rug week going on right now with lots of cool Mug Rugs with tutorials and a be sure to check it out!! This is also secret...we drew names and this is what I came up with for my partner!! I hope she likes it!

back of the Mug Rug

Have a great rest of your week!

MD Anderson Ovarian Cancer Charity Quilt

I was asked to particiapte in making a quilt to help raise money for women's cancer research.  I was given 6 fat quarters of Cherrywood fabrics that I had to use in the quilt and I could use only 30% other fabrics.  I only used the Cherrywood fabrics for the quilt top.  These fabrics were so easy to work with and were so soft.  I really enjoyed working with the Cherrywood fabics.  I was asked to create a quilt that would be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center's 2011 Online Quilt Auction Promoting Gynecologic Cancer Awareness. 
All the quilts will be on display at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas during the month of September.  September is Ovarian Cancer/Gynegologic Cancer Awareness month.

Quilts will then be featured in an online quilt auction October 26th-November 9th 2011. You can view the online quilt aucion HERE. The quilt project and 2011 online quilt auction benefit the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program and the Uterine Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Through innovative research, these programs aim to develop effective screening methods and ultimately a cure for ovarian and uterine cancer. The online auction also raises awareness for cervical cancer and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic predisposition which increases the risk for developing both ovarian and breast cancer.
I decided to go the more simple route with the quilt top and did a lot of detailed quilting.  I feather quilted a large ribbon in the center of the quilt with the word hope in the middle and then echo quilted around the entire ribbon!  I hope you like it and I really hope it helps raise money for women's cancers!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Classes in April

Hey ya'll!!
I'm coming to Houston in April and will be SUPER busy around the shop!  I'm teaching a bunch of classes and hope that you will join me!!  You can go to the website for more details and stop by the shop to sign up!!

Here is a list of classes/dates/times:

The Ruffle Quilt: The ruffles make this cute quilt! In this class you will learn how to use your ruffle foot for your sewing machine (if you don’t have one no biggie). By the end of class you should be able to finish the quilt top for the Ruffle Quilt. The Ruffle quilt is featured in the April 2011 issue of "Quilter's World" magazine!!  Dates: April 18th OR April 21st

Basic English Paper Piecing: Have you ever wanted to know how to make the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt? Learn how to do the English Paper Piecing technique! It is easy and addicting, plus you can take it with you where ever you go. It is a great hand technique. No sewing machine required.  Dates: April 14th OR April 19th

Cathedral Windows: In this class you will learn the Cathedral Windows technique using your sewing machine (if you are interested in learning how to do it by hand let me know and I can show you that as well). I will take you step by step to make Cathedral Windows using folding techniques with some tricks along the way to make it easier! Dates: April 21st OR April 23rd

Dresden Plate: In this class you will learn the traditional technique of the Dresden Plate with a modern twist. You will also learn how to echo quilt and by the end of class have a close to finished wall hanging. Dates: April 16th OR April 20th

Amy Butler's Stash & Dash Bags:  Dainty and practical. Pack lightly with this trio of compact bags and you're ready to go! In this class you will learn step by step how to make Amy Butler’s Stash & Dash Bags. You will learn how to install a zipper and complete the Large Toiletry Bag by the end of class. Finished size of bag 10” wide X 7” tall with a 5 ¾” handle on the side. Dates: April 15th OR April 19th

Amy Butler's Chelsea Bags: Modern, boxy tote and handbag that are reversible for your many moods. Clean lines and cool shapes make for an easy access bag with contemporary urban flair! In this class you will learn step by step how to make Amy Butler’s Chelsea Bags from her pattern. By the end of class, you will complete one of the smaller Handbag Size Chelsea Bags which are reversible. These make great bags to carry or you can even use them as storage bins around your home. Finished size of bag: 15” wide across top X 8” tall X 3” deep, 12” across bottom. Dates: April 18th OR April 22nd

If you don't see a time/date that works for you just email me at and we can schedule a private class OR just stop by the shop and come say hi!!  I can't wait to see ya'll and hope you're are having a great week!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Idea Saturday!!

Idea Saturday is tomorrow March 19th at 9AM sharp!!  If  you come you will get a booklet of 5 free patterns and this month we are celebrating the 175th anniversary of Texas so all the projects are Texas themed!! If you live in the Houston area please stop by SunFlower Quilts tomorrow for Idea Saturday!  I designed this cute Armadillo Baby Quilt for tomorrow and I thought I'd share it with ya'll today!!  If you come you'll get this and 4 other patterns for free! Consider it a sneak peak of awesomeness to come tomorrow! :)

 Hope ya'll have a great weekend!! My husband and I get to see our Goddaughter Charli this weekend and we haven't seen her in two I probably won't update my blog until Monday!! Thought I'd share a photo of the cutie pie...isn't she just a doll??? Love you Charli!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!  I thought I'd share my St. Patty's Day Garland with ya'll since I don't have any St. Patty's Day quilts yet!! Hope ya'll have a great/safe day!!

Just One Star

I'm sure we all know someone who has served our country! Moda is inviting everyone to help them make 100 quilts in 100 days for our soldiers!!  All you have to do is make one (or more) star blocks and send it to them in Dallas!!  All details are here.  If you're a member of the STLMQG and bring your star or stars to the meeting in April, I will be giving away a SunFlower Quilts pattern!!  Please help out and send what you can!! Thanks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!!  Love all your comments!! The winner thanks to good old, of a FQ bundle is....

Becky said...

I'd love to see more bag and quilt tutorials.
March 9, 2011 6:11 AM

Ya'll should definitely check out her cute blog!! Becky, I will be emailing you shortly for your address!! Congrats!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


What a BUSY week!!  Today I'm featured over on the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild Blog!!  Go check it out and if you live in the STL area...come to our next meeting...they are AWESOME!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm Featured

Hey ya'll!
I'm featured over on Gen X Quilters Blog today!! Hop on over and check it out!  Her blog is loaded with LOTS of inspirational'll be glad you did!! Thanks AnneMarie for featuring me!

And don't forget to enter my Giveaway!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MBS and a Giveaway!

Welcome ya'll from Moda Bake Shop!! If you didn't come to my blog from Moda Bake Shop...hop on over and check out my new tutorial for a baby quilt!!  It's called Sugar Baby and uses Jelly Roll strips!! 

In honor of our MBS project SunFlower Quilts is having a sale on the online store! From Wednesday March 9th through Wednesday March 16th you can receive 10% off of any purchase, plus any order over $30 receives FREE shipping!! Just type in code: MBS10 into the comment box when you place your order! Your discount will be taken off once we confirm the order!

Also, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter on the website to receive more updates!

As usual, we are having a giveaway to celebrate! One winner from each of our blogs will be chosen at random to win a surprise Fat Quarter Bundle!!
What do you have to do to win??

1. Leave a comment telling me what kind of tutorials or patterns you would like to see in the future.
2. Become a follower of my blog & SunFlower Quilts blog

3. Follow SunFlower Quilts on Twitter

4. Become a SunFlower Quilts Facebook Fan

(leave a separate comment to tell me you're a follower)

Make sure I have an email address to get a hold of you if you win!!
Hop on over to SunFlower Quilts' Blog for more chances to win!! We will each be giving away a FQ Bundle....that's right TWO Bundles. You can enter on both blogs for lots and lots of chances!!

We will be drawing winners on Wednesday March 16th sometime around noon!!

You can enter up until the drawing!! Good luck to everyone!