Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Special Delicvery! Free Download!

 Today is the day for your Special Delivery!  (Free for a short while!)  When I was young I was a very inexperienced gardener.  I finally found these whimsical blue flowers called Morning Glories and discovered they grow easily!  So I dumped the whole seed packet in the large mailbox flower box.  🤣  I discovered my husband was picking them as fast as they could grow...because they were WEEDS!  What?!?  He worked in agriculture and he knew them as weeds!  🤣   I talked him into leaving a few so I could enjoy my hard work and loved seeing them grow. Eventually they climed to their beautiful glory!  But one day the postal worker rang the doorbell and asked if I would mind cutting off the Morning Glories due to the bees. 😢  Needless to say I don’t plant Morning Glories any more and over the years, I discovered there are many floral varieties that are considered weeds!  But they sure make beautiful Potted Petals!  😂🤣😅. 

Enjoy your download and remember you can order the printed pattern, fabric kits, thread kits and other supplies if you need something to help make this art  easier.  Find the links on the home page at TraditionalPrimitives.com. Please read the instructions on the website, below the pattern picture, about how to download the pattern.  If you have questions please contact me directly through the contact form on my website.  Thanks for joining in on the fun!


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Potted Petals Mystery Stitch Along- Free Patterns!

 Join me and 11 other design teams for a new Stitch Along called Potted Petals offering 12 free patterns over the coming weeks!  A fun project to get you ready for nicer weather.  We’ve been helping our youngest update her first home in Florida for a while now.  We are back home in Iowa and freezing our tails off as another blizzard rolls through today.  Our systems are in shock and this project is just what I needed to help me dream of springtime! 

                                                                                 

Each designer is offering their pattern free in the coming weeks.  We’ve had 4 blocks released as of now and my block will be released on Feb 8th for the free download.  The picture below shows the first four blocks!  Aren’t they awesome?!? This mystery quilt will be just beautiful when completed and such a nice surprise each week when a new block is released.

                                                 

We each have fabric and floss kits available if you decide you’d like those too!  You can find the link for my kit now on my home page at TraditionalPrimitives.com and the download will be added there soon as well.  I’ve  provided a link for all designers participating at the bottom of my Potted Petals product listing.  I hope you join us for this fun event!  Thanks for stopping by today!                                                  

Monday, November 16, 2020

Sugar Cookie Snowflakes

The time is finally here to tell you about my new Mystery Stitch Along - Sugar Cookie Snowflakes!  I’m so excited to get you all started on this project with me.  

Sugar Cookie Snowflakes is inspired by two antique snowflake quilts I own.  These quilts are my favorite antiques from my small antique quilt collection.  This will be a Mystery Stitch Along beginning about November 20th.  Just in time for winter stitching fun! The photos of the green and pink quilts are the antiques and the red and blue pics are samples from the quilt we'll make together in this Stitch Along.  I couldn't resist snapping a pic with my granddaughter Kenzie on the pink snowflake quilt and she's posing in a smocked bubble I made for her mom when she was a baby. 




The program will last 3 months with 3 shipments which will include the free pattern and fabrics needed for the quilt.  We are encouraging pre-orders so we can have supplies ready to go by mid November.  Thanks!  We'll also host an exclusive FB group for those who have purchased the pattern with access to Missie and others who are making the quilt.  Lots of pictures and fun will be happening there!  To subscribe to this program, please review the product choices on the website and call me to place your order if you need help.  




There are quite a few details for you to check out on the website, but we'll get through it together 🤗.  Go to TraditionalPrimitives com, click Sugar Cookie Snowflakes and then below the introduction click on the product listing.  Many thanks to Julee Prose who helped me get started on designing the blocks for this Stitch Along!  Sometimes you really need a gal pal to brainstorm with! 🤗

As always, thanks for stopping in and take care,

Missie

Monday, October 12, 2020

FREE Download Today! (10/12/20)

 Come and get it while it’s free!  Today you'll find Sweet Snowy Owls as a free download on my website! It will be listed as a free download until 10/13/20 at 10 am central time.  Click HERE and then scroll down to the pattern description where you'll find the link.  

Please take a look at the kits and other items suggested to make the block successfully.  With the purchase of the kit you'll receive a free printed pattern which includes preprinted freezer paper for the templates, showing you our new product Needle Turn and Wool Applique Freezer Paper.  It’s a great freezer paper for making templates!  



You’ll also find instructions for making this runner shown along with the woolens needed to add the trees and tabs with pennies to the block or to join with the other designers listed in the pattern description to make the runner.  A fun project for fast approaching winter!  



The group project is explained in the description section of the pattern listing also.  
Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the pattern!
Take care, Missie


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Gettin' Creative!

 

Getting Creative!

Posted by Missie Carpenter on Sep 20th 2020

A while back showed you my latest fabric line, Barn Dance.  It’s been so much fun making quilts with this fabric!  Very soon, I can show you, but for now, it must remain a secret!  Barn Dance is out in stores now so please check your local fabric shop for yardage.   The next line to be released in December is Abby’s Treasures and I was lucky enough to get some strike offs to create something very special.  Before I show this to you up close and personal, I’ll tell you a bit about how Abby’s Treasures came to be...

I’ve always been drawn to reproduction fabrics.  I love my colors and I’m sticking to them!  There have been times I’ve ventured out of my “Palette” for a special project now and then, but I always come back to the reproduction tones.  Rich, deep earthy colors speak to me and bring out the best in my designs.  They are always like a gift when I dig in and start choosing fabrics for a new design.  My collections with Blank Quilting Corporation are just what I need when I start creating...a full range of lovely color and texture!  This collection is available in fat quarter bundles...what a sweet gift indeed. :-}

                                                                             

Many times, people will ask what inspires the fabrics I create.  Each line has been inspired by different experiences in my life, but Abby’s Treasures was inspired by antique quilts.  I have a small collection and in recent years, I am really learning to appreciate fabrics from the past.  I’ve always been attracted to fabrics and textiles, but lately I’ve been very interested in dating fabrics and learning about how they were printed, and about the women who made quilts in the past.  I am amazed at how they made quilts without modern tools we have today!  We are spoiled! A good thing I must say!  

My Dad made me a tall quilt ladder a few years ago and I love it so much. It is always covered with quilts and it’s my favorite way to display antiques. Many times I am drawn to that corner and find myself studying fabrics. Such beauty in the simple, and sometimes very complex shapes. 

      

As I study the simple antique quilts I own, certain fabrics jump out at me and become favorites. I love quilts from the mid 1800’s with their tiny, busy prints...just my style! I am drawn to quilts that have LOTS of different fabrics in them.  I started snapping pictures of my favorites and started a picture collection to use for design inspiration for Abby’s Treasures.   (That middle picture is not from the mid 1800's but has lots of fun prints.)                               

If you have seen my earlier lines, you may have noticed they are full of texture.  What is texture on a flat piece of cotton?  Printed texture...wools, streaks, rug hooking, old stain blobs, etc.  If I were going to use the antique fabrics for a new line, I definitely wanted texture added to the old designs.  I’m inspired by texture everywhere and find myself snapping pictures when I come across unique texture.  Sometimes from cracks on a floor or wall, architectural sculptures, wood, countertops or clothing textures like sweaters or different weaves.  As my collection of fabric and texture pictures grew, they were mixed up and combined, added to with doodles here and there and voila!  Abby's Treasures came to be! I am very grateful for the team I work with at Blank Quilting Corporation who hear my wishes and see my vision when I send in an idea and bring it to life!  Each print is a special little treasure... I couldn't do it without them!

                           

When you take a look, you see what looks like reproduction fabrics with added touches of texture with rich tones of earthy colors for any season.  I loved working with these prints on a new quilt called Nana's Garden Club, available next spring after a special teaching event.  Watch for updates and the finish of this beauty.  

                                                          

I've added a few fabrics from my other lines and a few of other fabrics I have on hand that fit the style.  And I am brought back to what inspires me when I design fabrics...beautiful quilts.  This one isn't an antique, but it will be some day.  It inspires me to get the next collection finalized- I can't wait to show you what's coming next!

Abby's Treasures will be in your local quilt shops in December.  If you like what you see, please let your local shop know to get this collection ordered before it is sold out!  Details can be found by clicking HERE to be taken to Blank Quilting Corporation's website.  You'll also see a free quilt pattern using Abby's Treasures in the link above.  Each block a treasure of its own.  

                                              

As always, thanks for taking time to stop by today and read about what inspires me!  

Stay well and Take Care,

Missie

Monday, August 10, 2020

Free USA Tour Block Stitch Along!

 I will be joining in another free pattern offering which starts August 2nd!  A block for each state...should be lots of fun!  A block will be released each week for this quilt.  Go to https://blockofthemo.com/us-tour/   for details 🤗  Click HERE for info!  


Friday, August 7, 2020

Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long Free Block!

 Hey Hey!  It's my turn to release the block I designed for the Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long on FB! 12 design companies have gathered together to give you a happy reason to stitch- free patterns!  Each week another block is released and we are at week 10 of 12 so far, but it’s not too late to join.  The blocks will be free for a while so you have time to get them al.  You also have the chance to purchase kits for thread and fabric if you wish.  We'd love to have you join us!  Find me on FB or search out the name of the group and request to join.  Get your free download for my block HERE!  Be sure to take a look at the kit and notion info too.  Enjoy!