Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quilt Vine Is Progressing

I have been spending a lot of time at the shop these days. The check out/cutting table is being built.

Shelves are going up everywhere!

These shelves will hold a lot of fabric.

My parents came to visit over Memorial Day and helped a lot at the shop.

My husband and dad put a lot of shelves together.

My daughter and mom cleaned out the kitchen cabinets and put in shelf liner.

They also sanded and painted furniture.

This piece will go in the bathroom to hold extra paper towels and toilet paper.

On Tuesday while my daughter was in school, my mom and I painted the table and chairs for the kitchen.

I got the table and chairs on the sun porch from the ReStore. I think this will be the coffee area; way too many windows for fabric.

This is my office in one of the upstairs rooms. I also got the desk at the ReStore.

Of course there was time to have some fun. My daughter loves to scare her Nana. She did surprise her when she was hiding in this box.

If everything goes as planned, Quilt Vine will be open for business in early September.

Rhapsody Bee

I know it has been way too long since I have posted. I will let you know what has been going on in my next post, but for now I wanted to tell you about my Rhapsody Bee which met today.

We had to change our usual meeting day do to people being away, and it still seems to have been a bad day. Counting myself only 3 people showed up. We met at Margaret's house and she was ready for us. This top picture is her and her quilt. She has all of her background pieces cut out and basted. She has been working on designing her appliques. You go Margaret!!!!!

Sylvia has been playing with the fabric for her background pieces. I think she may have decided to go with the layout on the left. Of course that can always change. I really got a good idea from her doing this. I believe I might scan my fabric to decide the placement for the background; or not. I am usually all about getting it done so it would not be unusual for me to skip this step altogether and just start cutting out my background.

These are the 3 fabrics I have chosen for my background. It is recommended that you use 3 to 5 different background fabrics. I might add a 4th.

So, if you are in the Rhapsody Bee and missed today you really are not behind unless you compare yourself to Margaret.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Great Performance

Judy did a wonderful job on this quilt that is for a Theatrical Teacher from one of the local high schools.

She asked for me just to quilt something all-over.

When I saw the fabric with the treble clef I knew I had to quilt some of those.

That is one fortunate teacher!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quilt Vine - Creative Sewing Center and Gift Shop

On March 13 I posted about a  Major Project that I was working on. I told you that I would keep you filled in as it moved along. Well, I am ready to reveal the project.

I am opening a Quilt Shop!!!!!!!!! I still have a long way to go. I hope to be opened by September 1.

The shop will be called "Quilt Vine" and will be located in this beautiful Victorian house on Main Street in Trappe, Maryland.

Here are Dave and Lou helping to bring in the shelving.

I purchased this shelving from a shop that was going out of business.

The blue tape indicates where the cutting table and check out will be.

 This is in the original Dining Room looking into the Sun Porch.

The Sun Porch has way too many windows for fabric so it is going to be the coffee area.

Today Chris and I spent the entire day with a Sales Rep purchasing fabric.

Wow! It was really quite over-whelmimg!!!! We had fabric samples spread out everywhere.

It is hard for me to believe that this is really going to happen.

How Many Wedding Quilts Are There?

Colette was the first to make this Wedding Quilt. She has made an untold number of them. She also taught a workshop on it so I have had even more of them to quilt. Colette's friend, Jane made this quilt.

She felt that the fabric on her 4-patches was a little light. She really wanted the diagonal to be emphasized so she asked to have the ivy leaves quilted in a darker thread.

The rest of the quilting was done in a light natural thread.

Other than the ivy leaves the rest of the quilting was up to me.

I always love the feathers in the border so of course I had to do that again.

Although, I did do the border a little bit differently than usual.

I am loving how this quilt turned out.