Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quilt Market download

It always seems like there will be plenty of time to take it all in, but the days slip by quickly and it is back to the airport in no time.  Here are some of my quick pictures from market - some of the displays, some of the vendor booths, and some of just stuff...hope it gives you a brief glimpse of all the variety there is to see.  

Ruby Jubilee Quilts
More Ruby Jubilee

1881 was a great year for quilting!

A new but timeless quilt

gorgeous colors!

Lucy Boston in bright shades
We are very excited to see more from Jen Kingwell.  We've carried the Steam Punk pattern for a few years now, and our Gypsy Wife class is underway...and soon we'll have some of Jen's new fabric collection from moda at the shop.  She is a great lady and we are excited to move forward with more of her offerings.  We do have Gypsy Wife pattern books available for sale if anyone is ready to tackle a fun sampler scrap quilt.




Of course there is no getting around the modern influence and some great new changes with fabric weights and fiber content...we'll be seeing more I think!






Heather Bailey 

Karen Styles collection for Marcus

Crazy Chaos before opening...

WE are talking crazy....!


This quilt with Jeanne is a sample reproduction and it is amazing how closely the fabric line resembles the original quilt which was also on display.  Fun stuff that is reproduction based, but not so far from classic modern stuff either.  
Jeanne Horton
Some quilts from the Andover below, Jo Morton school house lecture.  Certainly no photographer here, but the quilts are always better in person even with a good picture!





Coming in to Houston

Downtown...it was 80 degrees and balmy

Market Opening
That's it...3 days packed with events, lectures, too many quilts and lots of goodies.  Now to get back to business at home.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Fabric for fall projects


Trail Mix from Riley Blake

Atomic Garden from Studio E

Persimmon from Basic Grey for Moda.
Community from Moda

Elementary from Sweetwater for Moda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Let's get serious...HALLOWEEN SALE!

The count down is on...Halloween is creeping up, but there is still time to complete a fun project like our new fright night quilt...or stock up for next year...!  

Fright Night Stonehenge - Between the Lines quilt
HALLOWEEN SALE
THURSDAY October 16th ~ regular store hours

20% Off Halloween fabric from the bolt

We're doing some belated spring cleaning...and stocking the sale table with lots of goodies!   

And maybe...if we're lucky there will be some treats to share!  

Here are a couple of our favorite and quick festive projects...

Check out this tutorial for a great table topper - of course, there are other seasons you could consider creating a special table topper for, if these colors just aren't your cup of tea!

Table Topper from Fabric Mill


Treat Bags from All People Quilt

And of course, this Treat Bag Tutorial is fun for everyone and they would look equally fabulous filled with chocolate halloween candy!   

Just something to think about...happy stitching!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Clue Mystery Challenge?


Who loves to play board games?  We've got the perfect solution for dark and dreary fall evenings. You can  break out the sewing machine and get ready to solve a mystery with this challenge, and revisit the classic board game of Clue,™ all at the  same time.  

 You choose your character, we provide fabric representing the weapon, and the location is up to you! The cost to join the fun is $10.00.  You will receive challenge guidelines, a fat quarter of the weapon fabric and a piece of additional mystery fabric.

If you want your project displayed in the shop, please turn it in by December 1st!  This is a fantastic chance to create something truly unique, and we're excited to see all the creative and innovative ideas you come up with!



Happy Stitching!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Favorites


We are gearing up for trick or treating...for example, quality control is well underway on the candy.  
But one of the best treats is our new wool pincushion.  We found an easy peasy free pattern online and there you go!  We have wool kits ready to go if you don't have a stash of fall colors to create one.  


Who loves candy corn? 
Here is the link for the pattern!

Curated Bundle Edition No. 5
Our latest curated bundle of 1800's fat quarters, Butternut blue, features a range of blues and butternut gold a perfect addition to a fall quilt?

Haberdashery
And here is a collection of Jo Morton, all light feathery prints with soft colors in gold, grey and brown.  These are lighter than some of the earlier 'toast' collections and are a nice addition!

Hope you have a chance to take in the La Conner Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival this weekend!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fun New Fabrics

We have fabric...and we're open again on Sundays from Noon - 4:00pm...just in case you get tired of watching football, you can come and visit!  Here are some pictures of some of the latest and greatest.

Modern Solids from In the Beginning
Atomic Garden Studio E

Timeless Treasures fun blenders

Stonehenge goes Prehistoric from Northcott




Marcia Derse for Windham

Oh, Clementine from Windham Fabrics

Ala Carte by Moda


Paint from Windham

Trail Mix from Riley Blake
Enjoy these first days of fall!

Friday, September 19, 2014

New stuff!

Well - you can't just live on fabric alone right?  So we have some fun supplements for the stash...

That is, wool thread bobbins, we've been filling with Aurifil or Genziana wool thread - we have about 50 colors available!  There are about 18 yards of thread per bobbin perfect for travel and wool applique projects...some of our local Sue Spargo fans are loving these.  We have a variety of other threads for embellishing and crafting or even big stitch quilting - a variety of pearl cottons and specialty threads.

In addition, we now offer DMC floss, almost every color imaginable...so you can get those wool felt ornaments under construction without any worries about running out of thread!



Our wool area for bits and pieces has expanded again! We are well equipped to help you find the perfect products for your latest stitchery projects. We have some new patterns and notions - this pattern shown below is going to be versatile - our store sample is almost ready for viewing...something  spooky for sure so you'll want to stop and take a peek.  

Between the Lines from Mountain Peek Creations

Little Magic Bobbin Genies
This tried and true pattern - great for modern solids and showcasing your favorite color combinations...
Checkerboard Stars


Quilt in A day
Have you seen the demo's on this one?  Have you tried trimming up your half-squares before you press them open?  Who knew how simple that could be.

Newest Quilt Sampler Magazine
And of course - in between projects, take a moment and plan your next road trip to one of these featured shops!