Friday, June 1, 2012

Buttermilk Basin and a GIVEAWAY!

I have always loved Stacy's designs but she hadn't been at market in awhile so it was fun to get to see her new stuff in person.    She and Karen are great friends, so Karen introduced me and we all even went to dinner and had a great time.  That's Stacy on the left, me in the middle and Karen on the right.    They are both so tall (or maybe I'm so short) and I was even standing on my tiptoes.


These are a new Block of the Month called "By Thy Hands".  I love each and every month!


And I'm so drawn to anything fall related.


Aren't these next two just great?





There was inspiration everywhere I turned.











I LOVE these.    Called "Wool and Needle Handwork BOM", you start with the foundation block, and then start making a center block each month to attach to it.


Here are all the months that can be attached.   (I can't remember how they were attached, but maybe with velcro?)  


More yummy fall projects.














Remember the sheep blankets that I've been making?  Well, Stacy has revived the patterns and put them all into one large pattern with all 12 monthly blankets.    There's also the pattern to make the sheep.  


Here's my May blanket but after seeing Stacy's all made up, I may be re-doing mine.   Hers looked so darn cute.   (I purchased my sheep off an etsy site)


Stacy, so generously, gave me 2 patterns to give away.   I'm including a wool bundle of neutrals from Blackberry Primitives.



All you have to do is make a comment and tell me what your favorite notion is.    I love notions and want to see if there's something out there that I don't have and NEED!   :) 

I'll pick the winners on Sunday so that I can get them in the mail early next week.     Good Luck!

More to come...Hugs, Anne

95 comments:

Linda said...

Clover Seam Ripper!!! LOL!!! I have them ALL over the house!!! It's the one with the white handle. It's perfect. I always have one in the pocket of the hooded sweatshirts...I wear EVERY day. A hoodie could be my second favorite "notion" The pocket on the front is the best storage when I am quilting. I keep everything stored in there...seam ripper, marking pens, eraser, little snippers...garbage. LOL!!! Maybe the hoodie is my favorite notion?? LOL!!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, I'm just learning to applique and I want to learn to use woolens and felts. I think the very best notion to have it a GREAT IDEA!!! As for my quilting, the best little notion I use is a pair of clippers called EasyKut Spring Action Scissor with Rainbow Titanium Oxide Finish. They're from Tooltron. Whewwwww! What a mouthful for the little rainbow tinted scissors. Love them so much I seldom pick up anything else to snipping threads.

Robin said...

My favorite is my pair of crane embroidery scissors...they cut so nicely .I even use them to cut out my small elements for wool applique, they cut so well !!

Robyn said...

Wow that is an awesome giveaway. Thanks. My favorite notion is my thimble by TJ Lane. Not only is it lovely it's so useful.

Nancy said...

My favorite notions at the moment are the Marti Michell templets. I just discovered them and am using them to make the Farmers Wife blocks. They work great.

Sue said...

I too, love Stacy's patterns! All of this lovely goodness makes me want to come back inside from springtime fun and start sewing again.

My favorite notion is a pair of Karen Kay Buckley applique scissors. I love how these cut and grip the fabrics when cutting out for appliqueing!

Loris said...

I have loved Buttermilk Basin designs and these are gorgeous! I have a sheep sitting on my piano in the living room who definitely needs a blanket :-) Love the new BOM too. They are lovely.
So nice that you finally got to meet Stacy at Quilt Market.
oh yes...favorite notion? I just bought some small scissors at our quilt show. patchwork and needle craft both by KAI scissors. Love them!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Anne...how can you stand going to market and not picking up one of everything you see?! I love it all and afraid my hands would be awfully red with all the hand slapping I would have to do and perhaps some blinders? I've been admiring your sheep and I think you've blogged somebody elses too? I would love the pattern...unsure when I could get to it but add it to my lifetime of to-dos! LOL

The best notion I have is my Clover seam ripper. I have NEVER found another that I like as well. A second notion is my leather nimble thimble for hand stitching on my bindings. I can't live without and purchase several at a time.

Marian said...

I am a "gadget girl" and I love notions! Right now I'm torn between my two favorites - my Dovo scissors that have such a fine tip they can cut just one thread, and my wooden skewer that I use for positioning applique pieces. I know it's not a real quilting notion but I couldn't live without it!

I am drooling over your pictures of Stacy's booth. I sure hope my LQS orders every new pattern because I want them all!

marie said...

My scissors, have them all over my sewing room as they sometimes get buried under my numerous piles of things in progress. I love Buttermilk Basin patterns.

Kathie said...

cute! one of my favorite tools is the purple thang! I use if for more then just poking out corners on bindings!
don't include me in the giveaway!
fun pictures thanks for sharing
kathie

mcjkibbey said...

my little tiny gold embroidery scissors, they get put into my purse along with my latest wool/embroidery project, you never know when you will be out somewhere and have some precious moments to work!

Kaaren said...

You know me and my ongoing love affair with wool, Anne. What a super giveaway.

My favorite notion, especially for appliqueing wool is the little teeny tiny silver 'Thimble-it' that sits just on the tip of your middle finger. It's so light you hardly know it's there. As a matter of fact, I've washed dishes with mine still on and it stayed there the entire time!

Orcsmom said...

I love my little strawberry pincushion with grounded walnut shells to keep my needles nice and sharp!! Hugs!!

Pam

diane said...

Thanks for all the eye candy! That stuff is so yummy. I am officially jealous of your trip to market now.
My favorite notion is the wooden skewer I use for turning edges while ironing applique pieces, and I use it to guide my fabric while piecing.

Pat said...

My new Bohin scissors are my favorite notion right now. They are so pretty and they cut so well. Lucky you to get to go to market. Thanks so much for the wonderful pictures for us to drool over. I love all of Stacy's new patterns. Thanks so much to both of you for the giveaway.

Grandma M said...

What beautiful projects! I can't imagine not coming home with an armful. My favorite notion is my new Fiskers scissors. They're sharp and pointy so do a great job.

Dolly's Cupcakes said...

I love my sizzix die cutting machine, it will cut my wool. Circles are perfect - love it.

Patti said...

Oh my goodness gracious! I want each and every item in that booth!!!! Love them all! Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I don't know if these count as notions, but I love Sweet Dreams natural cotton stuffing and Primitive Gatherings wool appliqué needles. Another favorite item is PF Changs chopsticks. They are pointed on one end and square on the other. Perfect for pushing out corners and tamping down emery. :) so eat with a fork and save those chopsticks!
Blessings, Patti

Country Prims said...

Such beautiful eye candy once again-love Stacy's designs and that beautiful pattern and yummy wool would love to take a trip over the pond!
Lovely pic of the 3 girlies, I can only dream of how amazing it must have been to be there!
Notion? we usually just have to make-dp here but I love my mini clover iron-great for applique and bias and all those small wool pieces.
Thanks for the fun and fingers and toes crossed for Sunday,
Shazy

MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh these are all so adorable! I love the monthly wall hanging with the sewing accessories. I know Karen from blogging and have run into her at market too. Missed seeing you this last time! OK, my favorite notion is a little clip that attaches to my clothes with the scissors attached to the end of a string that pulls out and then rewinds. It probably has a name. Haha!

Unknown said...

My needle threader. It is like the Clover one, but hard to find by another company. It has holes for thick and thin threads.

Karen said...

Oh, oh, oh! I like the birds in the baskets. The crow pieces are wonderful. Too much goodness. Makes me want to shop, shop, shop and stitch, stitch, stitch.

Karen said...

I got so excited over the new designs that I forgot to mention a favorite notion. Right now, I would say it is my thimble. It is one with a metal tip but rubbery sides. The one I am using has hot pink sides. I like it because it is comfortable to wear and fits whether my fingers are skinny or fat that day but yet still has a metal end to it. Some days when I am cold, my fingers seem to be smaller and a thimble slips off. Not so with this one.

Tina said...

I have always had trouble with my Olfa rotary cutter - I go through the blades very quickly and then I would just have a terrible time trying to get the new blade installed along with the little gasket gizmo that goes with the blade....anyway, I waited until the sale at JoAnns and splurged and bought a Gingher rotary cutter and it is just wonderful! The blades are literally a snap to replace, don't seem to wear out as fast, and it fits the hand very nicely. I think it also looks nice too.

Love your wonderful pictures of the Kansas City quilt show - so many beautiful new patterns! Also, thanks for the giveaway

Quilting by the Lake said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!!! Favorite notion right now is Karen Kay Buckley's scissors. Nice sharp, sharp points !!!! Big handles that are cushioned and don't hurt your hands! They come in two sizes and both are wonderful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oooo, what fun!! My favorite notion right now is the little wooden ironing tool. Don't know what it is called. But boy does it come in handy when I am sewing and just need to press a seam here or there. I bought it at the Nashville AQS show a few years ago.

Nancy in MT said...

Wonderful patterns and wonderful wool. My favorite notion isn't new, my tiny embroidery scissors.

edie said...

Thank you for taking us to market! Not too exciting, but I don't know what I would do without my rotary cutter, Omnigrid/Kai scissors, and my latest acquisition -- Open Gate's Fit to be Geese ruler (like it so well, I bought all her other fit-to-be rulers).

Kathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway chance!

One of my favorite notions is Thimble-Its by Colonial. I put one on my underneath finger when I quilt, and it doesn't get all jabbed by the needle. I cut the Thimble-Its in half and use a half each time I quilt, so a package lasts a long time.

Anna said...

Right now my favorite notion is the new red klips!!!to hold the binding in place while stitching. I love all of of Buttermilk Basin's designs!

Fiesta said...

Anne, thank you for the chance. I too favor fall and all these projects are delightful.
My favorite notion is a toothpick. It is a necessity when I needleturn

Becky said...

Thanks so much for sharing the photos of these wonderful projects!!! Lots of great projects! My favorite notion these days is the Fixion pen by Pilot. I use them when I need to mark half-square triangles. They are great for tracing stitchery designs. Have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

I love Stacy's designs and patterns.

HMMMM - I have several favorite notions but I think at the top of my list is my Dovo scissors - sharp forever!

Keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

Kelli said...

What an inspiration all these pictures are! Makes me ready for fall. I love sheep and the sheep blankets are too cute! Thanks for the giveaway

Kay Harmon said...

My favorite notion is Perfect Circles by Karen K Buckley. I haven't tried Perfect Ovals yet but bet they are wonderful too. I adore Stacy's patterns.

Joyce said...

Cute stuff! Thanks for all your great comments on our blog!

Gayle said...

It would be a tie between my Clover seam ripper (seems to be very popular) and my Gingher thread snips. What great new designs!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love anything wool and anything primitive so I would be pretty overwhelmed at market! How in the world could you ever choose...I don't know! My favorite notion? My ruler that adds a quarter inch is a lifesaver sometimes, especially when I'm hand piecing. blessings, marlene

paulette said...

OMGosh!! Love all of these Buttermilk Designs!! Love the new Winter Banner...and the Fall designs...too many lovely patterns!! My favourite notion this week has been "Stitching Lines" by Marin Colusa. They make sewing HST a snap...no drawing lines or setting up that Angler 2 that is a pain in the neck! These are simple and bang on! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win this LOVELY give away!
Paulette

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Anne said...

When I do hand applique, I use the spray-starch turn-under method to prepare my pieces. The best ever notion to help with this is a trundle needle. It allows me to control the edges before pressing without burning my fingers!

Michelle said...

Oh...Oh...Oh....I hope I win....does 505 Spray count as a notion? I love this for tacking my wool pieces down...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT. Hope to see you in July at Cathy's shop..in Sisters...Wild Hare Fiber at 123 Hood Avenue!

Michelle

Julee said...

my wizzy wacker, aka rotary cutter and perfect circles for applique. Love all the patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dee said...

I love my Karen Kay Buckley scissors for applique, and her perfect circles. They rodk.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Oh nice post, I love Buttermilk Basin, her new pattern logo is great too! Her new items are full of inspiration, I saw the new sheep ensemble, this would be a prize to win.
Notions are addicting, I love browsing for new useful ones. My eyes change so fast I am always buying more needle threaders, they live right along side my thimble.
Thanks for sharing, your pictures and a fun giveaway! Thank Stacy too!

kelley said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of Stacy's booth...wool and more wool...it make me feel good just to see it!

As for notions...my favorite is the needle threader gizmo from Clover...perfect for my eyes that need ever stronger biofocals...

Wonky Girl said...

I guess my (not really new) favorite notion is my seam ripper. Could not live without it! LOL
Thanks for sharing all the eye candy. I too am drawn to fall things, colors, especially crows and sunflowers, pumpkins and gourds, the list could go on.
Oh the sheep is darling with it's blankets! Hope to win the give-away. I would drop my current projects to work on the give-away.

Rouge Cerise said...

Hi Anne,
Many many thanks for sharing all those pictures! You're right : this booth was so amazing. I already adored Stacy West's drawings but these new creations are even more fantastic. Be really impatient to do some.
(You can see it on my blog : http://atelierrougec.canalblog.com/)
My favorite notion is the YLI hand quilting thread because simply I'm a hand quilter and the colors are so country like I love.
Congratulations for your blog : it's really my favorite and I come every day just to have the happiness to contemplate all these treasures. Enjoy your week-end!
Good luck to everybody!
Regards

Nadine

Debbie said...

Love, love, love all the Buttermilk Basin patterns! My favorite notion is a tie between the Clover seam ripper and the Thimble-It (don't like the feel of a "real" thimble so these are great). Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

luverlie said...

I love bom's. Thanks for sharing the pics.
My oldest favorite is my fabric scissors bought in the mid 80's. Bought them when I was hand piecing and cutting paper patterns.
My new fave, now that I'm machine piecing, is my small rotary cutter.
Not my favorite notion, but, sadly, my most used is the seam ripper.

Martina said...

Lovely pictures.Thanks so much! My favourite notion is a little magnetic sheep which holds my needle on my project,when I am heading for the phone or have other interruptions. It is really great!

Bronwyn said...

OOhh love all the eye candy from the market. Working with wool can be so rewarding. My favourite notion is the Sewline needle threader. It looks like a lipstick but holds many hidden treasures. Threads needles,cuts thread, stores needles and even has a magnetic bottom.(ha ha)

Anonymous said...

That sheep is wonderful, I have a house full of sheep and would love to win that pattern. My favorite notion is my fiskar soft touch scissors. They are so sharp, right to the end.

Shelia
sb12041@yahoo.com

Sheryn said...

I guess my favorite notion is Lite steam a seam for my wool applique. Makes it really easy! What a great give a way. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Ruth said...

I would have to say that my favorite notion is my grandmother's buttonhole scissors. I don't actually use them very much, but I just love having them because I can remember seeing her use them. I love wool appliqué and so far I've only made pincushions, but really want to do more - and I LOVE sheep!!!

rebecca said...

My fav tool/notion is my clover awl. I would be lost with out it!!
Great for piecing and applique.

Great market post!!

Synthia said...

At this point my favorite notion is my tweezers since arthritis is making it difficult to pinch with my fingers and/or pick up small things. I, too, love Buttermlk Basin patterns and would love to win your drawing. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny M said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos, just wish Buttermilk Basin sold her patterns here in Australia. My favorite notion is my Clover threader and my Daylight lamp. Thank you for the chance to win such a gorgeous gift.

mk4health said...

I love my small fiskars 'snippy' scissors, spring loaded and work like a charm....and I couldn't do with out my large ruler that I use when rotary cutting, it has a lip on one edge which hugs the mat and keeps it from slipping..loved all your wonderful photos....soooo many beautiful ideas and projects to make....thanks for the wonderful giveaway....happy quilting

dortha said...

My favorite notion is small snips that I keep by my sewing machine. My machine has a thread cutter but I still use these so much. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bev said...

Great giveaway! My favorite sewing notion is a porcupine quill! No kidding, a real quill. It is super sharp and I use it for machine sewing like a stiletto but it is also the best for doing applique on wool. You can use the sharp end of the quill to stab the piece you are going to applique to hold it onto the background. Some applique pieces are so small (like berries, cherries, etc) and it's great to have them held down. I've tried to do the same with needles but it doesn't work. I find myself using it all the time! I got mine at a wool show but have had it for years so not sure where to get them today. I wouldn't want to try to get them from the source-lol. Cheery wave from Bev

Lori P said...

My favorite notion, hands down, is a stitching needle. Just the feel of a needle in my fingers does good things to my soul.
Your give away looks beautiful!

Lori

Lori said...

I love Buttermilk Basin designs!! Lucky you got to see them up close and personal.
My fav notion isn't new at all, but I'd be lost without all sizes of bias tape makers for stems! Easy and fast!

JulieF1962 said...

Buttermilk Basin has the BEST patterns!!!! I want them all!
My favorite notion is my pin cushion/ort bag. I have one for my cross stitch, one for my sewing machine, and one for my wool applique, all hand made by quilters from craft shows. :)

Michele D said...

I love your blog, thanks for all the great pictures. There are so many great notions, I don't have them all yet but I'm working on it. Right now my favorite notion is a small pair of green handled scissors by Karen Kay Buckley, they are awesome, maybe I should get another pair in case I lose them.

Sally A said...

Love the patterns, my favorite notion are my crane embroidery scissors, but I went to GoodWill and found a tooth brush metal holder and I hang my small scissors and notions on it.

Julie said...

Wow! I want to make one of everything you've posted a picture of!
My favorite notion are scissors--little embroidery ones. Don't know why, maybe I want lots of them so I can have a pair with each project and never have to search for them.

Karen said...

I was looking at all of the photos, and said "oh I like that one" to each of them. Thank you for the treat.

I was thinking about what favorite, or helpful notion I have. I can say that it must be a good pair of sissors. I have small cute sissors for my applique and stitchery. Then I have olfa sissors for cutting fabric. They cut like butter, no sweet spot, just wonderful cutting at any point.

One other thing I have that is helpful, are bubbles? They are the protectors of spools of DMC thread. I received more for my birthday and was oh so happy. Now my thread will not run a muck in my totes. Always have two or three projects going.

jayne said...

I love working with wool. It is so forgiving and allows for such texture. I also love wool from Blackberry Primitives! My favorite new notion....BOHIN chenille needles 18/22 to hand sew on wool. They really are terrific and glide right through! Give them a try.

Lizzie P said...

I'm so with you on the Fall thing!

Christine G. said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, I loved seeing them.

My favorite new notion is the binding tool. It makes ending a binding so easy. If you do a search on You Tube on Binding Tool, they have a great demo. I found mine here http://www.quiltersroost.com/cart/agora.cgi?&product=notions

Christine

René said...

Ooohhh...I am so glad you posted these pics. I too am drawn to fall sewing projects and just cannot get enough of them. My favorite notion is my extra long ruler for cutting strips. Strip piecing is so much easier than cutting individual blocks.

Sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite tool is the toothpick for needle turn applique and my small scissors.

Sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite tool is the toothpick for needle turn applique and my small scissors.

Glynis said...

Your pictures are so inspiring, love all of them. My favourite notion right now is
Fons and Porter mechanical fabric pencil for marking fabric.

WoolenSails said...

I saw way too many projects that i have to make, lol.
I love working with wool.

My favorite tool is my bent scissors, they are perfect for clipping off little pieces and for punched pieces by getting right up to the edge without messing up the other pieces. I also use them when I am doing wool and need to reshape a piece, the curve makes it easier to cut into a section where there might be excess, from my over cutting.

I could not find a place to follow, am I missing something?

Debbie

Barbara said...

WOW...what an amazing post of wooly deliciousness! I want to make every single thing! My current favorite "notion" is borrowed from my husband...lol. It's a velcro wrist band that has a little magnetic box on the top that holds screws, nails etc...but it's perfect for holding pins and needles as well! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!

Barbara said...

WOW...what an amazing post of wooly deliciousness! I want to make every single thing! My current favorite "notion" is borrowed from my husband...lol. It's a velcro wrist band that has a little magnetic box on the top that holds screws, nails etc...but it's perfect for holding pins and needles as well! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!

Diane K said...

Anne, It was great to see two of my favorite bloggers together. I have been lucky enought to purchase Karen's kits and they are always wonderful. Many of them are Stacy's patterns - great designs.

One of my favorite notions is form flex. I use it to back all my wool and embroidery projects. Then you cannot see the stitches through the fabric and it gives it stability.

Cindi P. said...

My favorite notion is the leather thimble with the stainless steel tip. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debra said...

Oh, I love the Hera Marker for marking quilting lines...it just puts a very fine crease/mark on the fabric that fades away gradually - not like chalk that brushes off or air erase markers that sometimes disappear before I can get to all of the quilting.
Thanks for sharing your QM pictures AND some of your loot :)

Kristy said...

Current favorite notion would have to be my new teflon scissors. You can cut those fused wool pieces without gumming up your sewing scissors. The teflon remains clean and sharp whilst cutting fusibles. Your giveaway is fabulous and would be a great addition to my current projects. Here's hoping...Kristy soardkg@fuse.net

Nina said...

I'm a new quilter, but I'm fond of my thimble. It's ancient, fits my finger perfectly and I'd be lost, hand sewing without it. I'm a spinner as well, and love sheep!

Allenz said...

My Favorite notion is my Famore scissors from Famore Cutlery. The cut wool like a knife sliding through butter. I use it when cutting of my wool applique designs. They are reasonable priced too, under $20. I would love to win your giveaway.

Quilt n Queen said...

I, too, luv Stacy's patterns...both my sisters and I are stitching her Full Moon BOM...there is one over achiever and her top is ready to quilt....I'm still embroidering but can see the light at the end of the tunnel....I'm working on too many projects at one time...something like I can see you doing Anne. Hope I'm not to late to enter the Buttermilk giveaway....my favorite notion at the moment is my seam ripper followed by my walking foot, can't live without them. Thanks for the chance to win the buttermilk patterns and the wool bundle. Have a wonderful week Anne!! hugs Pauline

Betty's Blocks said...

There is a new ruler out called bloc-loc. It is used to square up half square triangles. There is a grove that fits over the seam. It just slides up and locks in place. Then you can trim 2 sides and then turn both the block and the ruler and trim the other 2 sides. It makes quick work of a tedious work. Betty

Betty's Blocks said...

there is a new ruler out called bloc-loc. It is used to square up half square triangles. There is a grove on the diagonal to fit over the seam. The ruler just slides over and locks in place. Trim 2 sides and then turn both the ruler and the block and trim the other 2 sides. It makes quick work out of a tedious job. It has become my favorite. It is a little pricy, but well worth it.

MamaT said...

My favorite is my Roxanne Gold Thimble. I'm lost without it. In fact, I lost it once and my husband bought me a new one (they're not cheap). He loves me a lot!

quiltingwaldo said...

My favorite notion is Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage embroidery needles. They glide through wool like a hot knife cutting butter! My favorite is #11 in all her needles. I first bought the sampler so I could try all the sizes and types. I use the Straws and Sharps for fabric applique and binding. I give them away as gifts to all my friends, they love them, too!! If you try them, they will be the only needles you will use! ever

Pappasuiis said...

I love Stacy's designs and patterns. HMMMM - I have several favorite notions but I think at the top of my list is my Dovo scissors - sharp forever! Keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

Cynde said...

My new favorite notion is the Sidehopper scissors. They are the BEST seamripper yet. I am a new longarmer and I hve to rip a lot and these are lifesavers!!

Josephine said...

I have loved buttermilk basin designs for a long time. One of my favorite notions if you can call it a notion is the accuquilt cutter. I works wonderful with wool.

Josephine said...

I have loved Buttermilk Basin designs for a long time. One of my favorite notions if you can call it a notion is the accuquilt cutter. It works wonderful with wool.

Paulette said...

My newest notion is That Purple Thang as I have been Making wool rabbit dolls as gifts.