Thursday, October 27, 2011

Banner Time!

There seems to be a banner theme going on in the store these days ... what a fun and easy way to brighten up a room!

The best part about this darling Halloween decoration pictured below - besides how cute it turned out - is the snap it is to make. We just fused coordinating prints onto the back of each little square, then pinked around the edges. The banner fabric is available by the row and comes in a variety of motifs- from a snazzy owl to a creepy witch. The fabulous grey and black trim that we used to hang the banner is available too. Perfect for a front window or doorway on Halloween? WE think so!!

This fun pennant is from Riley Blake Designs in conjunction with The Quilted Fish, and the fabric line is called Delighted!. We did a little topstitching around the edges to mix things up a little. We've got lots of coordinates; this line would be great for decorating a little girls' room (with a matching quilt to go along, perhaps?).

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jo Day

Jo Morton day has come and gone for another year! Jo celebrates her birthday this month, so we thought October was as good a time as any to have a celebration! Several stitchers participated in the block exchange, lots of quilts from many different artists were displayed, fabulous door prizes...and lots of delicious treats, of course! It was a fun way to break up the wet and windy fall weather. Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A New Block of the Month Program

This new batik project is our latest Block of the Month adventure. The pattern, called Tonga Rhapsody from Wing and a Prayer Designs, features 12 different blocks and a unique zig-zag setting layout. We chose to substitute our own fabrics rather than use the ones in the pattern. Emphasized are deep purples and blues, dark reds and bright greens with a pop of orange and gold. The border fabric is a fabulous multi-colored ginkgo leaf print - you can't go wrong there! This is a 9-month program, and the quilt finishes at 92" x 106". Space is limited, so please contact us for more information or if you'd like to sign up!

Here is the beginning of the store sample- still a work in progress!

Pictured below are a few new pieces from Art Gallery. There is a range in patterns from modern geometric to delicate damask, mixed in with some lovely florals. The color pallette definitely has a contemporary feel. So many creative possibilities!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jo's Birthday Celebration

October is birthday month...for lots of special people! For one, it's Jo Morton's birthday on the 19th of this month, so we're having a celebration here at Two Thimbles. Many of you know Jo as a designer of Civil War era fabrics and the inspiration behind 'Jo's Little Women Club' that meets here monthly. We're having an all about Jo day - so whip up a few exchange blocks and drop by for treats, of course! If you're a Jo fan you don't won't want to miss the fun.
Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Getting Ready for Halloween

October already? You know what that means... new Pincushion of the Month! This month we're using selvedges. This darling pincushion comes together in a snap, and the pom-pom trim adds something extra, don't you think? You could easily switch out the selvedges and make this pincushion take on a different theme. We've kitted up our version with a couple of Halloween-themed fat quarters to make a little treat bag to accompany this treat! You can place your new pincushion in the bag to give as a gift, or fill the pincushion with pins and use the treat bag for chocolate...or candy corn?

This charming pumpkin has been hanging in the store for a couple of weeks now, and it has certainly caught some attention. This is the October quilt from Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts pattern. We love the metallic fabric for the pumpkin, his button eyes, and of course the candy corn in the border!

Don't forget, the 91 Mile Yard Sale is only a few days away! More info can be found here. We hope to see you soon!

Happy Stitching!