Friday, November 2, 2012

Quilt Festival

I just wanted to pop in and tell ya'll that if you're in the Houston area and going to Quilt Festival this weekend, I am teaching Cathedral Windows in an Open Studios Saturday Nov. 3rd from Noon to 2pm.  I believe the Open Studios area is by the food section.  Please stop by and see me and learn the fun technique of Cathedral Windows!!!  It's free, and Craftsy is sponsoring it!!


Saturday, October 27, 2012


Mom and I had a great first day at Market, lots of good things happening in SunFlower Land (I'll let ya'll know soon)!!  Anywho, here are some photos from our first day and I plan on taking lots more tomorrow!
Angela Walters, myself and the quilt top I made for her booth! It's one of her patterns from her new book, In Studio With Angela Walters!!  I was able to put it together during one naptime and it is Jelly Roll friendly!!

I picked up her new Embroidery book today!! Embroidery is becoming super popular again and I'm loving it!!

The Butlers and myself, Amy & David!! Love these two and their awesome fabrics! I just love that her hubby is now designing fabrics!!

Joel Dewberry and I, he is super nice and I'm totally loving his new Notting Hill fabric line!
The fabulous Ms. Tula Pink!!

My mom and Tula's mom!!! Tula's mom started where she sells nothing but Tula Pink fabrics and out of print goodies!! So if ya'll would go to her website please and purchase all of the fabrics and send them to me, that would be AMAZING!! :) just kidding.....but seriously that would ROCK! :)

Our quilt in Monaluna's booth

Our quilt for RJR in Needlecrafts booth!
I will take a bunch more photos tomorrow to share with ya'll!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Book & Quilts!

Hey ya'll!
Mom and I have been SUPER busy lately preparing for Market this weekend among other things!  First thing is that we just finished our first book!!!  We are working with Annie's Publishing (formerly DRG) on a book titled Sewing Room Accessories-At Home and On the Go!Moda Fabrics,
Dear Stella Fabrics and Pellon graciously provided lots of fabrics and interfacing for the projects, we want to thank these fabulous companies for their generosity and support! We had so much fun coming up and working on these projects and we can't wait for ya'll to see them!  It's been really hard keeping it a secret and it felt so good sending the projects off to the publisher! The book is scheduled to be released in May 2013, we will keep you posted about the progress. Here's a sneak peek!
We have 3 quilts in 3 different booths this year at Quilt Market in Houston!! We are so excited and can't wait to see them in the booths!  If you're coming to Market this weekend make sure you stop by these awesome booths and check out our quilts!  If you do, make sure you take a photo and put it in my Flickr Group please!!
First up, RJR contacted us with their upcoming fabric line called Doodle Zoo coming out in the Spring 2013 and it's being premiered at Market this weekend.  We came up with this cute quilt called Doodle Zoo Train! Patterns and kits will be available in the Spring as well!

The amazing quilting is done by Angela Walters!!
Second up, Monaluna sent us their new fabric line called Havana and asked us to come up with a quilt using this adorable line!  We came up with this quilt called Havana Blooms and it will be a free PDF pattern on their blog soon!  I will keep ya'll posted when it's available!

Again, special thanks to Angela Walters for the AMAZING quilting!! You're the best!
Last but not least, we came up with Tile Isle using Dear Stella's Kallianthi fabric line. Pattern will be available on our website in the next couple of weeks!! I will let ya'll know when it's available!

I hope you like all of our quilts and please share your photos if you see them at Market!! Thank you to all of the fabulous fabric companies for letting up play with your fabrics...they are all beautiful and ya'll were great companies to work with!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Wow, ya'll make us feel so LOVED! Thanks to everyone for the nice comments and following us in all of our social media outlets!
Here are the winners (chosen randomly from from Facebook and both of our blogs!

From my blog:
Carla G: PDF pattern of your choice
Angie: scrap pack
From Mom's blog:
Kathy: new Kona colors charm pack
Gene: PDF pattern of your choice
From Facebook:
Joyce Mills: Fat 1/8th bundle

Congratulations to everyone and thanks for all of your love and support!!  Winners, I will be sending you an email shortly!

Friday, September 28, 2012

500 Facebook Friends!

We've reached 500 likes on our Facebook page and as a THANK YOU we are doing a giveaway! We have lots of fun prizes and the more likes we get on our Facebook page the more prizes we will add!  So tell all of your friends to "like" our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, follow either my Instagram or Pinterest, my mom's Instagram or Pinterest, or follow either my blog or my Mom's blog!  Leave a comment on this blog post telling me that you follow any or all of the different SunFlower Quilts pages. Here are photos of just a few of the items we will be giving away!
NEW COLORS Robert Kaufman Charm Pack

Fat 1/8th bundle of Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson for Moda
One special Facebook Fan will be randomly selected to win this Fat 1/8th Bundle!!!

Scrap Packs from our sewing room

PDF patterns of your choice

PLUS we will add more giveaways with the more "likes" and "followers" that we get!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post telling me that you "like" or "follow" us at any or all of our pages and thanks for staying connected with us!  We will be drawing winners next Friday, October 5th; good luck!!
Links to ALL SunFlower Quilts Social Media Outlets!
SunFlower Quilts on Facebook
@Sunflower_Quilt on Twitter
SunFlower Quilts on Flickr
Jamie's Flickr
Jamie's Blog (you are here already)
Jill's Blog
@jamiemueller0522 on Instagram
@jillrimes on Instagram
Jamie's Pinterest
Jill's Pinterest

Monday, September 17, 2012

Swaddle Blanket Tutorial

Hey ya'll!
It's been SUPER BUSY over at my house with the hubby back in school teaching again, and he coaches football so we hardly see him!
  But anyways, I just wanted to drop in and share my Swaddle Blanket tutorial with you over on Riley Blake's blog today!  It's a super easy sewing project and I know first hand that they make great baby gifts!! There is always someone who seems to be having a baby, so here is a great handmade gift you could make for them! Enjoy and make sure to drop by Riley Blake's blog for the tutorial and leave a comment! Also, you have got to get your hands on some Riley Blake Flannel, it is super soft and Jared thinks it pretty cozy!! Can you believe he is 8 months already?? 
 I will post in a couple days with more new fun updates!!!
Corners with Riley Blake Designs

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Angela Walters

Sorry it's been so quiet around here for the past month or so.  My husband is a high school teacher/coach and we were finally able to vacation in July after football and baseball stuff was on a little break.  Anywho, I've been super busy around here with lots of fun/creative stuff happening....more on that another day. 
Today, I was LUCKY enough to go hear Angela Walters speak and give a class on machine quilting!! AH, can you believe it?!?! For those of you who don't know who the talented Angela Walters is, I suggest going to her blog Quilting Is My Therapy and see all the fun stuff she's got going on over there! She has a blog where she tells you what she is up to, a portfolio of a bunch of her amazing work, and a fun quilting forum where you can connect with other quilters! She is an AMAZING machine quilter who quilts all of Tula Pink's quilts as well as a bunch of other really cool people. Her first book also came out this summer called Free Motion Quilting, which you can purchase here on Amazon or here on her blog to get a signed copy.  I HIGHLY recommend getting her book and I cannot wait for her next one to come out this fall!
Angela, it was a pleasure meeting you today and I learned so much from your class and presentation! Thanks for all your hard work and inspiring so many!
Enjoy the photos, I took a TON of photos of her in action but I'll only share a few today!
Angela Walters and I

Angela in action

Action shot

Angela doodling...showing us how to make the plume flower.

Some of Angela's samples (just a few...I took SO many photos of her awesome samples!)

And just a few photos of some of her quilts from her book!  They are even more awesome in person! 
Again, thanks Angela for coming to St. Louis, you were fantastic.....and everyone GO BUY HER BOOK......TRUST ME!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Quilt, Birds and a Nursing Cover

I've been pretty busy around here with Memorial Weekend, Father's Day, and a bunch of projects I'm working on! 
First up, a local high school girl contacted me and asked if I would quilt her first quilt.  I was so excited for her and said of course!  She brought me her quilt and I was so amazed that she did a log cabin quilt and that it's a long twin sized quilt.  She made it over the course of this past school year as part of her home ec class, how awesome is that?!?!  That's so exciting to hear that home ec is still happening and that she chose to do a quilt!! Emily, you're awesome!  Hopefully she'll read this so if she does leave her a comment telling her how AWESOME her first quilt is!!!

While I was outside taking photos of Emily's quilt, I noticed baby sparrows poking their heads out of their bird house!! They are so cute and I was able to get a couple shots of them before they hid back inside!

And last but not least, my mom made me a nursing cover that you can see HERE back when Jared was born.  My sister-in-law Rachel liked it so much that she asked if I would make her one for their upcoming trip to California. Rachel picked this pretty batik fabric for it and I think it turned out great; hope you like it Rachel!
 Let me just say, for those of you who nurse or are going to nurse your children, nursing covers are a MUST!  Especially now that Jared is older and grabs EVERYTHING, the nursing cover is great because even if he grabs it he can't pull it off with the strap around my neck!  I highly recommend getting/making one if you plan to nurse your children!  ***It also makes a great gift for a baby shower*** If you want to make one for yourself or a friend, I used this tutorial and it worked great!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Caught up and a pouch!

A bunch of us girls get together after the STLMQG meetings and have a little Bee going on.  I love this group of girls and have such a fun time with ya'll!  They are some amazing quilters and you should check out their blogs!  I love you ladies!
 This is the last month to wrap up the year and then we will start up again in the fall.  I've been a little behind on my blocks after Jared was born and this week I FINALLY got caught up!! Whoop whoop! 

First up, there are Cara's Circle of Geese Blocks!! Check out her blog, because she's got a great tutorial over there on these bad boys!  They were super fun, and I totally forgot how much I like to paper piece!

Next, we have Jessica's blocks.  She LOVES pleats of all kind and asked that we make two improv blocks that included some sort of pleat.  She provided the solids and we added the colorful scraps!  I hope you like them Jess!!

Then, there is a block for Lynne.  She provided all of these fabrics and asked that we make one giant block.  She is making a quilt for a friend and I'm not sure if I can mention it on here because I believe it's a surprise.

Lastly for the Bee blocks, Mary Claire came up with this awesome block and it was really fun to make.  She provided all the FMF fabrics and we made one giant (I believe 20") block.  Hope ya like it MC!

Also, I whipped up this cute pouch today for a graduation party we're going to this weekend.  My husband is a high school teacher, so needless to say we get invited to lots of parties.  Lucky for me, my sister-in-law is best friends with this girl's sister, so I was able to sneakily find out her favorite colors!  This park slope fabric I had was exactly what her favorite colors are, so I hope she likes it!

By the way this is my Cathedral Windows Pouch tutorial. It comes together pretty fast; I was able to assemble it during Jared's naptime today. 
Speaking of which, my little man is teething and not taking as good of naps anymore and just becoming a little fussy.  My poor baby!  We have teething tablets and gel teethers which help some.  Do ya'll have any suggestions for this first time Mama to help his pain?  Thanks and have a great weekend!!