Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year

I was just making some updates on the website and linked to the blog, and was surprised to see that I have not posted in way too long!

I just finished the Class Schedule and Newsletter for Winter 2015. Here it is, or to see it better go to our website or click on Classes or Newsletter.






Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Open House
Saturday November 22
Cookies and Hot Cider all day

"Adore Him"
New Christmas Mini is now available



Demos at 10am and 12pm
All of the Demos will presented both times.

Attend a demo and be entered to win the kit for
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" pillow


Christmas Fabric and Christmas Kits on Sale
Discounted 20% Saturday Only


Shop Samples on Sale
Previously Used Shop Samples will be discounted Saturday Only

Christmas Wish List
Fill out your own Christmas Wish List.
Everything on the Wish List is discounted when ordered before December 6, 2014


Demos at 10am and 12pm

Yo-Yos
We will handing out a free pack of pre-cut circles 


Triangle Frenzy Runner 



Super Simple Christmas Stocking
with free handout


Christmas Placemat
with free handout


Floor Mat

with free handout




Many Christmas and Winter patterns in stock.

Hope to see you at our Open House!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pandora



We just got this fabric in last week. It is Pandora by Timeless Treasure.


Two of our regular girls, Margaret and Earleen fell in love with it immediately and had to make a quilt. We did not have all of the fabrics to make the pattern that went with the fabric so we changed it up a bit and made it larger. We are offering the pattern free with the purchase of fabric.


Margaret liked it so much that she made another in purple.





Some new Batiks that came in last week.


More new fabric. The top 3 are from Art Gallery and the bottom 2 are from Robert Kaufman.





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wedding Quilt


On October 4th a nephew of mine got married. Of course I wanted to make them a quilt. My initial thought was to ask them what color they would like it, but on second thought I decided against that. I know how my color taste has changed over the years and I wanted their Wedding Quilt to be timeless. So I decided to go neutral. I also needed this quilt to be a simple pattern since I started it about 2 weeks before the wedding. With it being a simple quilt I could let my quilting make up for that. I had never made a Carpenter Star before and that seemed to be the perfect solution.  

I looked at some pictures of Carpenter Stars on-line and then came up with my own pattern. Since we have an AccuQuilt Studio at the shop, I decided to begin with 10" squares. To keep it simple I made my half-square-triangles using the Missouri Star Quilt Company method that can be viewed here. I used wool batting so that the quilting would really show up. 

I love pieced backs and decided to add some Tula Pink Foxfield for a little pop. I now think that was a very big mistake. The quilting on the back would have looked so much better if I had just used the one fabric. 





I did sit down and tried to figure out the quilting before going to the machine. This was actually a first for me. I usually load a quilt and then decide what to do with it. This really made the quilting much less stressful.








I do most of my quilting free hand, but here I did do a little marking and used some curved rulers.











I even marked my feather stems, which I don't usually do.




























I have had several requests for kits for this quilt. 
I just might be doing that.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Around the Shop

I was updating the website the other day and took some new pictures around the shop.

 We have this pillow kitted.

Terra Australis 2 just arrived.

A new shelf for our pre-cuts.


A new tiered basket for the pre-cuts.


I love this baskets that holds a few bolts of fabric.


Pre-cuts always good on the cake stand.


Autumn Blessings on the front door. 


New Arrivals on the window seat.


I love this stairway.


The view when you come in the front door.




"Jimmy" looks great on the railings.


Quilt Vine's Monthly Mini and Holiday Mini samples and kits.






Our Monthly and Holiday Mini Patterns.


Rick Rack in Candy Jars


Notions wall.