Thursday, December 9, 2010

A New Generation

I have fallen behind on my blogging because I have been busy with the next generation. No not a new generation in the family but a new quilt generation. I have just finished generating the quilts for my Christmas and Fall 2011 lines of fabric.
Here is a sneak peek.

Panel for my Fall line. I named the line Grand Finale.
Fall is when Mother Nature gives us one last spectacular
show of color before everything is put to bed for the long colorless winter.

A few of the prints from the line.

Charm Pack pattern. #520 Glorious Fall.

No link yet as these will not be available until May 2011

A few of the prints from the Christmas line named Reindeer Games.

The quilt using a Reindeer Games Layer Cake.
#526 Rockefeller Rival.
One Layer Cake will do both the front and the back of the quilt.
Plus the yardage for the borders and backing.

The panel.
I really could use these guys right about now.
I have not even started decorating.
Now that I have my quilts generated I can start decorating tomorrow.

Daughter Abby has her decorating done.
Since I don't have any decorating pictures I will show you some of Abby's

Her tree - looking so lovely against the blue walls.

I think Bentley has his eye on that pretty pink bulb.
Her tree shirt is from my Just Jolly project book.

Love those blue spiky things.

More pretties.

Abby also had time to make potato soup.
Mmmmm. Looks yummy.
I will share her recipe.

Abby's Potato Soup
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.

In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

I am off to start my decorating.
I am sure Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen are waiting at the door to help me string the lights on my tree.
Maybe I will make them some of Abby's Potato Soup.

Happy Decorating.

From my heart,


  1. I cant wait for MAY!!.. I just love the reindeer panel, actually I love it all!! Thanks for sharing. By the way my tree isnt up yet either!!

  2. On my must have list

  3. I better start saving my fabric dollars. Love both of these lines. Love the blue in your Fall line and the panel in Reindeer Games. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. Sandy,

    Whew That is alot of "holidaying" but it is done!! Thanks for sending all those great projects for 2011. I know it will be here before too long.
    I hope Santa brings you something extra special this year!

  5. I just love your colors! Thanks for posting pics of the new fabrics and of your daughter's Christmas decor. The blue is great.

  6. Reindeer Games is outstanding! This will make my kind of Christmas quilt. May seems so long away ...

  7. Oh my, I love those new lines, fabulous...

  8. They are both gorgeous and I love the blue colors in both.


  9. How to you get it SO RIGHT season after season?? Both of these are beautiful! Can hardly wait!!

  10. Thank you for sharing! Beautiful designs!! Thank you for explaining the tree skirt pattern! Putting it on my "must have" list of books :) Happy decorating!

  11. Your next two lines look amazing! It must be a thrill to have them finished and looking so pretty!

  12. The reindeer panel and the tree made of circles are my favorites! blessings, marlene

  13. Stunning! I can't wait to get my hands on them! I've been working all week on projects from Adoring, worrying that I wouldn't like the 2011 Christmas line as much. No need to have worried!

  14. I LOVE BOTH LINES!!! WOW! How can I already be looking forward to next fall and winter??
    I like seeing Abby's tree and the pretty wall - hubby just brought home two cans of paint and I HOPE they come out that color!

  15. Gorgeous fall line as usual! I just love the deep orange and turquoise blue for the pop with deep browns. Yummy. Your new Christmas line continues the great colorway of the past few seasons, yay! I just finished a small throw with your Crazy Eight panel. Love those stocking, mitten, and leg warmer covered reindeer! I'm selfishly keeping it all for myself :)

    Abby's decor is modern and fun and matches the tree skirt fabric perfectly. She's got your eye.

  16. Love both lines and especially both panels!!!


  17. The new lines look great! I especially like the Christmas one and the pattern using a layer cake. Whimsical and festive! And the recipe sounds yummy. I will try that. Thanks. And Merry Christmas.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

  18. I love your new fabric! Good luck with your decorating. I just finished mine. Now if I can just get the gifts made!

  19. you never cease to deliver awesome lines. I must have both! thanks for sharing :)

  20. I love your new lines coming out...especially the Christmas one with the reindeer! Of course I love all your fabric!!!

  21. I'm loving the Reindeer games line. I'm going to have to get some come May!

  22. Our colors match. All the colors from you line are my favorites. You new lines are beautiful. I can't wait.

  23. The Grand Finale panel is stunning - it is a little bit reminiscent of medieval illustrations. I love it. I wish I could have it NOW! I do have to disagree with everyone else about the blue in the fall line, though - for some reason it bugs me a little. [feedback, not criticism] All the rest are heartwarming and beautiful.

  24. Oh boy I LOVE your new Christmas line for 2011! Very cute. The soup looks delicious too.

  25. Can't wait for these to hit the shelves! They are both very lovely. I really love the fall line and the name is great becuase that is how I feel every fall - it is a Grand Finale! I love the way Abby decorates - so contemporary and the potatoe soup looks very good and I will for sure try it. Thanks and have a great Christmas.
    Marsha S.

  26. Beautiful. That new fabric will surely inspire some fun creating!

    Your daughters decor is lovely. The blue walls really accent that perfect tree.

    Happy Holidays.

  27. Sandy,

    I LOVE your new fabric! Both lines are fabulous!!

  28. Love the new line up for next year, lots of wonderful fabrics and patterns. I did the santa from Quiltmania and put it on my blog, if you would like to see it. I changed mine up a little.