Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Latest Additions

We have a fun and funky mix of prints recently added to the shop floor - these first couple of photos showcase some mixed prints from Riley Blake Designs.  Pretty and fun!

And we've added more to the batik wall - these gorgeous prints along with a few tonal batiks to keep the shelves overflowing!  It's almost time to plan some fall sewing projects!  

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

almost time!

The clock is ticking and we are on the final count down for the solar eclipse.  Where will you be watching from?!

Have you checked out the special exhibit information that the International Quilt Study center has put together?  Very amazing quilts selected for their exhibit A Rare Occurrence.  I have long been a fan of the Ellen Harding Baker astronomy quilts - the solar system quilt is incredible, but what I really  am impressed with is how creative and contemporary some of these quilts look even today.   These ladies were talented and I'm guessing they had no idea their quilts would take on a life of their own.  Apparently, astronomy was an acceptable interest for women in the nineteenth century - and sparked some pretty unique projects.  I wonder what quilts will be inspired by tomorrow's eclipse.  The more things change the more they stay the same right?!

Although this is the moon and not the sun, we like this nocturne moonphase fabric designed by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella Timeless Treasures....could be a pretty cool feature fabric for a special project.

We'll be crossing our fingers for clear skies tomorrow!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Limited Availability Hand-Dyed Yard cuts!

We still have a small collection of 1-yard Hand-Dyed pieces available.  They are all unique and most are signed by the maker, Judy Robertson of Just Imagination.  Judy has retired now, so these gorgeous pieces won't be as readily available as they were.  We inherited a stash and want these pieces to get enjoyed and used so we are sending these out into the world of quilting once again!  With each purchase we are contributing a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer care at Bellingham Peace Health Cancer Center.

Each piece has rich saturated color and there are a lot of color combinations to choose from.  Stop by and check them out soon, before they're gone!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Something cool is coming...

Yes - it is hot outside and inside too these days, not to mention all the smoke in the air from the wildfires.  But it's never too hot to sew right?  Or dream about winter cold, wet and white that will be back before we're ready for it!  The holidays are coming and since we do know people who think Halloween is only for chocolate, we have some Christmas fabrics mixing in with our fun Halloween fabrics.  Are you ready to get inspired and start your projects sooner than than the night before Christmas?   


Berry Merry

We have a few more fabrics arriving soon, but these photos show the majority of our 2017 holiday groups.  We have charm packs available for both of the Moda collections, Snowfall and Berry Merry.

Christmas Remembered

Snowfall Collection

Victoria Findlay Wolf for Marcus Brothers Green and Red

A great mix of traditional, modern and some fun winter fabrics that will take you through January!