Friday, October 20, 2017

Delilah Month 8

More blocks to add to the stack!  These blocks are 9 inch now, so working a bit smaller and although I've been working on this project for several months, my stack of mis-cuts continues to grow. Somehow, reverse isn't always reversed when I start to assemble the pieces!














We have some other blocks to share and it is great to see what these fabric variations highlight in each block. 
Kami's month 8

Something Dotty!
Barbara's month 7

I'm looking forward to combining the blocks to see how the layout for this quilt comes together.  Time to get serious about any last minute color tweaks!  






Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Spooky decorating and great fabric!

We have a great selection of fall pumpkins and straight up Halloween fabric.  These retro prints featured in the placemats below are fun ways to feature a great motif and certainly make a popular house warming gift!  The Fundamentally Fun pattern includes a table runner option and we have a few fabulous Holiday prints that will be great to sew up now and be ready for the last minute holiday rush!  Placemats are fast to stitch up and functional gifts for almost anyone on your gift list.  Matching mitered napkins and you have your holiday decor all set!

Fundamentally Fun Placemats

Our sample quilt is about to be retired, and we have a few panels left (30% off) and a simple recipe for adding borders to this project for a fun throw quilt.  These panels also stitch up fast for a fun accent pillow.  Lots of time left to stitch up something fun and to stock up on pumpkins and treats!


We have some fun fabric adding to the shelves ...and a few bolts scattered on the floor.  A sure sign we need to re-organize and shift things around a bit.  

Cotton and Steel Lagoon Map

Cotton and Steel Rayon

Tiger Plant by Sarah Golden for Andover

Spirit Animal by Tula Pink
Some of the new fibers and textures we're adding expand your sewing options well beyond quilts.  These double gauze fabrics make fabulous swaddling blankets, but also soft robes, scarves and little kimono style pj's.  The fabric gets softer with each wash!  

Double Gauze

Double Gauze
Hope your costume plans are coming together...or at least your holiday decorating!  Happy Stitching!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Show and Share!

One of our customer's has been cranking out these Emmaline bags - everyone gets a personalized bag from Patty!  It is a great one-size-fits-all project - the version shown below is the larger size frame, which is great for a wide open option.  We'll be restocking frames again soon at this rate.  Thanks for sharing your photos Patty and we hope to see some more creations soon!  




This amazing quilt is really two quilts in one.  The top is an abundance of organized scrappy fun - it features a project on the cover of Kim Diehl's book Simple Graces.  The bonus quilt is the backing - Kay included orphan blocks and scraps galore for  seriously pieced backing.  What a fun quilt to cozy up under and study all the great fabric combinations!  Thanks for sharing Kay!

Kay's Quilt from Simple Graces book

It's the Back!!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Delilah, making progress?

For those of you following our Delilah TOM project, designed by Jen Kingwell - we are making progress!  These are month 7 blocks and the busy combinations continue!  It is amazing to see the variations in the blocks depending on the fabric emphasis for color value placement.  For those of you participating through our shop send us your pictures and we'll add them to our posts! 





These blocks below are featuring Carolyn Friedlander fabrics from Robert Kaufman and the effect is distinctly different! 

Kami's blocks
If you love the variety of these Delilah blocks - you'll be pleased to hear that Jen is planning a pattern/booklet for 2018, watch for updates on it's release in the new year! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall Classes update

We have a couple of upcoming classes in our fall line-up that might fit your project and skills wishlist - check them out!  


UPDATE!!  NEW DATES FOR STITCH LIKE CRAZY! CLASS
sample block
work-in-progress
Stitch Like Crazy! with Cathy Callan
Have you ever wondered how the Victorians completed all those fancy stitches?  Or maybe you’re looking for a new way to burn thru some of your stash?! In this class series, you’ll learn how to do quick crazy quilting on a small (or not so small) table topper.  During this three-month class series, Cathy will discuss fabric choices (wool friendly!), crazy quilt block design and how to embellish with those fancy stitches, buttons, lace, beads, ribbon, etc. I could go on and on but well, you get the idea!  This introduction to stitching is perfect for those just starting out as well as those that could use a “refresher”!  You can register online or stop by the shop and see a sample!

October 25, November 15 and December 13
10:30am-12:30pm
Class-Series fee: $35 



Jane's bird center medallion

Australian Kisses by Jane


Imagine Your Design with Jane Buys

Create your own project and build a quilt during this 6-month class series combining multiple techniques (applique, English paper piecing, patchwork, etc.)!  Start with what inspires you; a vintage quilt, fabulous fabric, or a special focal block and then design a unique project as- you-go.  Class time will include show and tell and individual consultation with guidance for design possibilities.  Inspiration and motivation to help you personalize and design a quilt that's just as you envision it!    

3rd Tuesday of each month for six months beginning October 17, 2017.  
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Class-Series fee: $60  

This class will be available soon for online registration.  Or, come by the shop and view Jane's inspiration projects and register now!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New goodies for fall sewing!

Check out these gorgeous bark cloth prints from Hoffman Fabrics - they are kinda retro, and kinda mod - what do you want to make with this great substrate?!



And we have several pieces from the latest Charley Harper collection from Birch Fabrics.  These are a beautiful organic poplin base fabric combined with fabulous birds in his signature minimalist style.




And the most recent issue of Quiltfolk is available for sale - This is a great issue with a focus on Hawaii and the history of quilting in Hawaii.  Lots to learn and some beautiful photographs and art showcasing the region.  We'll be able to reserve a copy for you starting with the next issue if you'd like to pick up a copy rather than subscribe for home delivery.  Let us know if you'd like to reserve a copy of 04 Tennessee that will be available in just a few weeks.


And the latest issue of Quilt Sampler is available now!  Plan your next road trip to one of these destination quilt shops!


Happy stitching - it's time, the rain has arrived!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Delilah progress update!

We have received lots of compliments on our Delilah progress - and we have had fun seeing some of the shared by our group of dedicated participants!  Although we are sold out in the subscription for our templates, we've heard from Jen Kingwell there will be a pattern coming in 2018, so if you can wait patiently there will be an option in the future.  However, if you're liking our fabric choices and want to invigorate your stash with some scrappy inspiration - we do have some color stacks available.  The color stacks feature 24 different 9" x 10" pieces (approximately 2 yards) for $21.95.  These stacks are are an eclectic blend of fabrics off our shelves and combine several different fabric collections and styles representative of the entire shop!

You can purchase the color stacks online or stop by the shop and pick your favorite bundle!


Sample Color Stack

Here is our update for month 6 blocks - a bit of a challenge, but we got there!  







And an update from Jan and a few from other store participant's - What a difference color and value placement make don't you think?

Jan's perfect curves!

Kami month 6



Barbara's dotty curves
Happy Stitching!