Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Possibilities

Shop small this holiday season. Supporting small businesses in your community is one of the most important things you can do as a consumer.  We wanted to take a moment from the hustle and bustle of the season and tell you we appreciate your business all year long!  Thank-you for shopping with us!

Here are a few of our holiday projects - some are quick and crafty and others will keep you stitching for a while...or you can jump ahead and plan for next year's gift giving!

Snowman Garland

Flannel Rag Quilt

Stocking Panel precut

Holly Berry bunches

Blessings Quilt Kit
18 Inch doll clothes panel 
Turkey Red fat quarter bundle

Happy Turkey Day!  We will be closed on Thursday November 27th.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Fabric

Hope you're ready for some sewing fun...we have some new and different fabrics and even more project ideas are getting lined up.  Where will we find the time?  

Utopia from Art Gallery
This feature print has moose and deer...perfect for a quilt for the big game hunter in your life?    

Cops & Robbers and other fun

This latest collection from French General includes some lovely shades of blue with the typical taupe and red adding in some gold and cream.  Lots of variety!  We have jelly rolls and layer cakes and some of the fabulous cotton and linen blends in the large scale prints for some great home dec projects or tote bags.

Rue Indienne from French General
Hope your baking and holiday celebration plans are going well...we are so glad not to be buried in snow and back to 'normal' temperatures.  Happy stitching!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Getting the Goods!

More variety for the peppered cottons - these are soft chambray style cross weaves, and now some plaids and stripes.  Perfect for adding to solids.

We've replenished our ribbon stock and have some holiday crafts planned for some of these glorious red ones from French General...great for adding to crazy quilting, decorating table runners, and personalizing catch-all bags and totes!

Our snowy owl has a buddy finally - we've added a red cardinal to our our wool felt bird collection - does anyone you know do 'themed' decorating?  These birds would be great to plan a holiday tree around.  You can get free bird patterns here

And we are starting to receive our shipments from market in preparation for the winter months...these little kits have everything you need - including pre-cut felt shapes!  Tree ornaments, penny garlands, small table mats, these should be alot of fun to create or gift to a fellow-crafter.  We expect a new shipment of wool felt arriving soon.  So we'll be adding more colors and working on some new projects too!

Civil War Times from Penny Rose
A few new reproduction prints in vibrant colors -  a bit more gold than yellow in actual fabric...and we have one fat quarter bundle of each of the two color ways from the Jo Morton Caswell County lines - we aren't stocking this yardage so don't wait if you want a little fat quarter fix.
Caswell County Bundles 
Hope you are bundled up with some quilt projects for the duration of this cold windy spell we're enjoying!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Fabric and fun stuff!

This fun and bright collection is from Riley Blake - the top two prints in this photo are super soft flannel…we also have a couple of additional coordinating prints in knit jersey.  Fun for leggings or simple t-shirts.  

We received a couple of moonshine fabrics from Tula Pink - who provided a very enjoyable lecture at Quilt Market.  She has a great personality and fun sense of humor…The large blue dot is a fun bolt we couldn't pass up - would it make a great quilt back?  The box shown in the photo contains a quilt kit, Marquise, using english paper piecing methods - and the shapes are precut - they are elongated hexagons.  It would look great under the christmas tree, so if you can convince Santa to do the shopping early, stop by soon and grab one!

This gorgeous stack of 5 inch squares…all 100 of them, are lovely solids from free spirit fabrics - the Denyse Schmidt collection.  We have a fun sample idea in mind for these - so we'll get that finished and up for show and tell soon.  The colors are bright and vibrant and pretty much go with everything!

We are working on some new samples, and getting re-organized so we can make room for fun new stuff…we've moved shelves, fabric, and boxes more than once…so stop by soon and see what we're in the midst of!

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 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