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That’s right I’m thinking after a few frosts, ice pellets etc. it might just be safe to say its really Springtime in Spring Green.  It was almost 80 degrees this afternoon when I got in the car.  Of course not quite that hot but really nice.  Reed and 013I have been waiting for the birds and this year I am still waiting.  It stumps us but I hope they are just late finding the feeders.  I 009had a great Mother’s Day as I hope you all did too.  It was a small group of us but very enjoyable.  This weather is prompting me to switch us up in the shop so I will give you a few views of things that might be of interest.  Remember last year the bee fabric in the Wisconsin quilts?  We made up the “Bee Garden” Quilt and we saved them for  this season we even have it on Special this month. The quilt measures 68″ x 70″ and the kit can be purchased for $103.00. It fits in with  all of our aviary prints, skeps and great bee home decor we are enjoying and would be a great summer quilt project.  I think we are into the bees  more this year because Roxy, our new shop girl, just got a huge amount of bees and hives in to tend.  We all hope to be enjoying honey this fall.. 

I try to introduce you to more of our New Settlement Quilts for many reasons.  This line of fabric has many 001looks and works well with other lines.  It is good for summer because it can take on a great patriotic flair depending on the fabric placement or can easily go into007 fall its all about choice and placement. This week I am showing off Selma’s “Desoto Stars”It is lots of fun to piece and look how good it looks on the bed table.  I do believe it will work pretty swell as a table topper.  It is 48″ x 48″ and the kits are $92.50, that includes backing and binding, you will need a pattern and that is $9.00. 

Selma’s “Town Square” is another great example of a fun Table Quilt or Summer Picnic Quilt.  It is a 66″ square.  The kit sells for $101.00 and uses the pre-cut 10 inch cuts.   I so love the Olive Branch stems, so simple but look so great alone or mixed with other stems.  They sell for $12.95 per stem but as you can see you only need a few and they can be used every021 season.

Our next quilt is called “Mississippi Flyway” it is hanging on the cupboard door.  This was also designed by Selma, it measure 62″ x 76″.  What  a great example of the use of blue, grey and brown colors.  It has movement that creates interest and looks great, you will find it easy to blend into your 027decor.  “Independence Day” is on the bed and is still a favorite, it goes together so quickly because it is a designer cloth and that means you can determine your size and designate its purpose. 

I need to bring another quilt back to your attention.  “Gift Basket” is so fine we fell in love with it at fall market and knew we just had to find the right fabric combination to make it sing for our customers. This is a Laundry Basket design

I love the use of the Marcus Spice Palette fabric it turned out to be just what we wer028e looking for.  We have it  kitted for $107.00 and the the quilt measures at 56 1/2″ x 64 1/2″.  A pattern is needed when ordering.  Suzanne’s “Friendship House” quilt looks like it was made to complement it and our Tin Serving tray works too.  By the way002 this is easy to use with all the summer entertaining coming. 

We are all always on the look out for Civil War Era fabric.  This is a brand new line being introduced this week at market.  Stacy West is the designer, she is also the designer for Buttermilk Basin patterns.   Congrats to her it is going to be a winner.   This wonderful line is full of old cheddar and other relevant colors.  We like the neutral shirting’s too because they never go out of style.  You are going to enjoy using this collection.  You can see our Settlement Quilt pictured004 by it and there is no reason to think these fabrics couldn’t make this little quilt sing too.  the fabric is $11.00 per yard. 

The last thing today is an adorable piece of handwork called “Button Button!”  We have it all kitted compl025ete with finishing fabric for $48.00.  What a simple way to use your buttons you have collected.  It gets aged and I know your will love displaying it and using it when you stitch with your friends. 

I am off to  quilt market tomorrow so next week could really be special but before I go I need to show you Maggie’s new Village Village_GreenGreen” that  she designed for Blackberry Primitives.  The kit has been ordered and sells for $308.00 or a pattern can be purchased for $28.00.  What a special summer project for our handwork lovers.  Let us know if you are interested as I have 6 reserved and will need to know if I need to purchase more while I’m at market this weekend.  Just look at those beautiful hand dyed wool colors and I am guessing velvet was also used to make it even more special.  Here’s to springtime!