Good Morning to all my readers! It’s Sunday March 3 and here in notheastern North America finally starting to look a little springlike – for us that is! We still have lots of snow around, but the icicles on the eaves are dripping during the day, and it was nice not to hustle around starting the fire this morning. Since I heat primarily with wood, each day’s rhythm is measured by the steady bringing in of wood, stoking the stove and removing ashes and starting all over again. On really cold nights, the stove is stoked several times during the night as well – tiring for an old lady!
My shopping list this week will include some fresh maple syrup to pour over blueberry pancakes, and a potted blooming bulb to put in the middle of the kitchen table! I’m even thinking new curtains and maybe make a summer nightgown or two! I’m tired of flannel granny gowns!
But before I do any of those things, I want to post my recent acquisitions in order to round out my recent posts about making wholecloth quilts and my current inventory. A local friend has just purchased three of these beauties and I’m anxious to see which one she’ll start first!
The other day a big heavy box showed up at my local post office and in it were the Benartex wholecloth quilt kits I had recently purchased from a contact in the United States. My treasures are shown below!
Above is Benartex Garden Bouquet, designed by Holice Turnbow and available in queen size ( 90×108) in natural – This kit has been eluding me and I’m so pleased to be able to offer it.
PRICE: Garden Bouquet $250USD + $30USD shipping with insurance and tracking = $280
I finally have this beauty back in stock again, in a crib size – in natural, it measures 40×54 – this makes a lovely quilt for a little girl and will serve her well in childhood, and then function as a wall hanging, tablecloth or snuggle quilt as she grows up – truly an heirloom when you make it with love! The 100% cotton kit comes complete with binding and backing – all you need is 100% cotton quilt batting and a spool of high quality 100% cotton quilting thread, like the YLI thread that I carry.
Price: Benartex Floral Fantasy by Holice Turnbow 40×54 in natural $150USD + $20USD shipping = $170USD total includes insurance and tracking.
Above is the cover illustration for a quilt backing in natural, put out by Benartex to match their line of queen sized wholecloth quilt top kits. This backing is seldom found today and will complete your choice of Benartex queen tops beautifully.
PRICE: $80USD plus $30USD postage = $110USD includes insurance and tracking. Combined postage if ordering other items.
AND! BACK IN STOCK!!
Shown above is the very popular Holice Turnbow design by Benartex in crib size natural 40×54 – ‘Anchors Aweigh’ .
I have been able to find another so it is now back in stock! I’ve sold a lot of these over the years – they are popular as a classic quilt for baby boys or an accent in a nautical or beach themed room. This design never lasts long.
PRICE: $150USD and $20USD shipping = $170USD including insurance and tracking
SIGN UP NOW IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE MARCH NEWSLETTER : I’m preparing the newsletter now and it will contain a listing of the contents of a small storage container with a mixed bag of very desirable vintage goodies – kits, finished quilt kit tops, works in progress, and a fine pieced top – improved nine patch with stunning fabrics from the 1930’s – a real one of a kind treasure box – none of these items has been listed here on my website!
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COMING SOON: more listings of fresh inventory!
For now – happy spring from Janet!!