Monday, September 5, 2011

September Already?!

It is hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to an end!

Our September pincushion has a historical backstory. When quilters in the Civil War era created pincushions, they used buckshot to stuff them, because it was easy to come by. When putting together our version, it took a bit of work to find some shot (not our normal stock item!) and it quickly became apparent that using buckshot alone would make a pincushion almost too heavy to lift - so we chose a combination of shot and poly-fil. We've got the pattern and shot all ready to go for this, and you can choose your own fabric to match any style!

Our September Calendar Quilt seems pretty appropriate for this month, with school starting (thank goodness the strike was quickly resolved). We made a few changes to the monthly pattern , and the result turned out pretty cute, don't you think? We've got some kits available of this one, as well as the calendar quilt pattern set for all twelve months.

Happy Stitching!

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