Beth M. Emmett
Beth M. Emmett

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monkey Business

My first order of business is to give credit to the designer of the "Eat, Play, Sleep, Repeat" quilt. V and Co designed it for Moda Bakeshop. The designer is so talented, she has some really beautiful stuff so visit her blog for more ideas.

But on to my Monkey Business.
I think it turned out really cute. This is a new quilt sample for the store using Riley Blake's "Sew Cherry" line of fabric. It was a really fast quilt although those monkeys did take some time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quilt Guild Retreat Day 2

I finished my Mexican Star quilt! It was too cute to stick in a bag. They say that if you don't love a project you generally won't finish it and this one proved that if you love a project you will finish it.

Thank you Deonn for your wonderful class at Seasons of Home and for being at the retreat to remind me how to do the curves and for being so supportive.

Deonn Stott is the incredibly amazing quilter who has been winning contest right and left. Here is the design that won 2nd in the Accuquilt Barn Quilt Design Challenge.
She finished her sample at the retreat and thanked us all for our support in voting for her amazing design. Good job Deonn.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heber Valley Quilt Guild Retreat

I went on my local quilt guild's retreat and it was tons of fun. The first afternoon we got up to the camp in snow and rain but everyone was so happy to be there. I didn't get to sleep over because of my nursing baby at home but I was foot loose and fancy free for seven whole hours. I got lots of uninterrupted quilting done.

Here is the project I finished the first day.
I finished the scrappy border I did for my Kaffe Fasset quilt in Kaffe solids. It is really beautiful and I'm so happy.
Now I just need to decide what I'm going to use for the 12 in. border around the bottom that will make this a queen sized quilt. Ahhh (scream of excitement) fabric shopping!!!

P.S. the Heber Valley Camp run the LDS church was beautiful and all the snow made it so picturesque.

Monday, May 23, 2011


My mom bought me this quilt kit 3 years ago and 2 kids ago. I was really pumped and got it all cut out and most of the triangles pieced together but I stopped and never got it done. This is really a labor of love because although I think Kaffe Fasset, the fabric designer, is wonderful and his designs are great, my mom has loved his stuff for 20 years and always comes home from Houston (International Quilt Festival) with more Kaffe. He's a household name in our household.

And it's huge, 72 x 54, so I'm going to add a 4 in. border pieced with these great Kaffe solid scraps my mom had and a larger border out of what I don't know. Seasons of Home gets Kaffe's line in the store in October but I don't think I can wait that long. I think I'll pick out something coordinating.

Speaking of Kaffe Fasset's solids, you may think all solids are created equal but with modern quilters using more solid fabrics, Kaffe is the only way to go. They are stunning.

and here's a closeup
They have beautiful striations with other colors woven in for a really beautiful but still simple, solid look. My quilt is actually going to be more beautiful because of the border. Seasons of Home will be stocking these solids starting in August so come and see them in person.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thrilled to Death (practically)

I just picked up Isabel's quilt from Natalia Bonner at Piece N Quilt and it looks, well, there are not words.

And I went to Seasons of Home immediately and got the fabric to bind it. Isabel crawled on it immediately so I think she's satisfied and I'm thrilled, thrilled, thrilled!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Organize It Already

Well here are few pictures of all of my sewing stuff sitting on a box that has a storage ottoman inside it to help me hide all the unsightly mess (unless you're a quilter and then I think the mess is rather fabulous).
I'm rather ashamed to say that it sat behind my couch for two or three weeks because I thought it required assembly. Ya well, out it came all put together and really pretty. I'm very happy with it. I got it from Grandin Road, a catalog company I've never ordered from before, but I'm thinking about getting another one for the end of my bed.
And there's my favorite fabric again. I might have to make myself some peddle pushers out of it. I'm thinking of a very 50's style pant. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

International Fabric Market

This year was our first Quilt Market. You will not believe how much stuff we came away with and how much fun you are going to have in our store. Above is just some of the free samples I went away with after my allotted time away from my children on a Saturday afternoon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pink Fig Fun

Chelsea Anderson from Pink Fig Pattern was at Seasons of Home on Tuesday for an open house and trunk show. She left some of her wonderful designs at the store for your inspiration and of course we have all of her patterns, we even have some of her fabric line from Henry Glass. Come and see her adorable clothes.
In fact, the quilt I made from Amy Ellis' book Modern Basics I did in Chelsea Anderson's fabric so she borrowed it for the International Fabric Market to display in her booth. (You can see it on the wall in the background, I don't have a picture of it quilted and bound except those. I really need to get it together, I know.) She was so nice and a really inspiring person to meet. I, personally, went away with two patterns that I'm dying to make.

And I'm doing the pants in one of my favorite Amy Butler prints that I haven't had a project to use it for. Super excited!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Home Machine Quilting Show!!

Wow- the HMQS was sooooo much fun! Thank you to everyone who came and supported us and we hope you enjoyed your visit to the show as much as we did!!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Yes, I think the fabric is groovy AND awesome. This is one of the quilts from Amy Ellis' book Modern Basics. It was fast and went together great. I though it needed something in the middle so I cut out flowers that kind of match the ones in the fabric and just top stitched them on for the frayed look.