Monday, August 18, 2008

Butterfly Kisses by Ty Livingston for Bigfork Bay Cotton Co

Butterfly Kisses is designed by Ty Livingston for Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.con/ Ty Livingston sells his original art on eBay at I made three quilts of this design for the Bigfork Bay Cotton Co Trunk Shows. The One Moose Open Sleigh is in an earlier post and I made three of it too. These Trunk Shows are NOW SHOWING at The Copper Thimble in Miles City Montana, Deer Country Quilts in Seeley Lake Montana , or Log Cabin Dry Goods in Spokane Washington . They are only showing for a limited time so hurry!

These patterns are available at any of the quilt shops above. I use Aurifil thread to quilt them with. Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. carries this thread in packs to match their kits too. If your shop isn't carrying Aurifil thread yet, they can carry it by contacting Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. BBCC are Distributors for Aurifil thread. Aurifil thread is the finest quality thread on the market. One spool of Aurifil goes farther and has less lint than any brand I have ever tried.

I use Wonder Under fusible web by Pellon on all my fusible quilts too, just in case you wondered.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lazy Daze and Autumn Lullaby by Bigfork Bay Cotton Co

I just finished making three each of these Lazy Daze and Autumn Lullaby quilts by Ty Livingston for the Bigfork Bay Cotton Co trunk shows. Lazy Daze is my favorite from the series. It just has so much meaning for me and I can't wait to make one for myself. They are all the most adorable designs. My Daughter loves Butterfly Kisses, which you will see soon. Everyone seems to have their own favorite! They are so easy to relate to. My husbands favorite is the Autumn Lullaby.

I hired my daughter Shelly to help me with the cutting and ironing down phases of the quilts. She is so good at it and I really appreciate the help. She is the only person I know who is as much of a perfectionist as I am so we make a great team. She made it easy to come home from vacation and not feel too far behind.

The other quilts in this series from Ty are just so adorable. This series is designed for a beginner so the pieces are all just fused on a black background and one border is added. You could easily translate these to fit your own color taste and use your stash since there aren't a lot of colors. The patterns are available at as well as the kits.

I'll be done with the others in the series soon so if you have a favorite shop you would like to see have the trunk show have them contact Traci Suzanne Marvel at These quilts are just adorable and you really need to see them in real life.