New kits and patterns are here from Sweetheart Tree. Pine cones, grapes and another itty bitty kitty are among them.New Just Nan items include another limited edition ornament called Little Princess Snow. She is so cute with her silver crown and sequin snowflake eyes between tufts of white hair.

Although we did not attend the Nashville market, we were still able to get two limited edition kits from Lizzie Kate. These include all the threads, linen, finishing fabric, rick rack/lace, charms/buttons, beads, wool and instructions to make a small pillow and matching scissors fob. One is called Do Your Best which has different colors of finishing fabric and the other is Song of Spring. Don’t we all wish it was here – spring – that is!

I have now figured out the block of the month for this year – sorry I wasn’t ready to start in January. It is called Celtic Crystals using a pattern from Quilter’s Quarters, Inc. This lovely piece is done in jewel-tone batiks with each block named after a stone or crystal with a description of its characteristics on the back of the pattern. These include Apatite, Sugalite, Blue Agate, Chrysocolla, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Peridot, Raw Malachite, Smokey Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Amethyst, Sodalite and Zebra Stone. Finished size is 84″ x 84″ and will include all fabric for front and binding plus colored monthly detailed cutting and assembly instructions. Cost is $21.00 per month for 12 blocks and we will gladly mail each month to you for actual postage if you can’t get in to pick it up. I had to order material for the background as it will take more than one bolt for the sets so as soon as it arrives we will begin.

Let me know if you would like to reserve a kit soon.