Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 Projects Shuffled Fat Quarters Lap Quilt

This quilt was quick & easy to make.

It is a great beginners project, because there is no matching points.

Just pick your complimentary fabrics, or your contrasting ones. You need 1 FQ for each block of your quilt. So for this quilt, I used 12.

I will work up a tutorial for this project and post it soon. I think you will like to give it a try.

We will be having this class in our brick & mortar store on March 18th if you want to join us!
I quilted the quilt with free motion stippling using a purple 100% cotton varigated thread for the top stitch and a solid
purple thread for the bobbin thread (the back is a deep purple marble).
If you just love these fabrics, like I do, you can find them on Etsy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Make your blog a selling site

Google has just launched the ability to turn your blogger blog into a selling site. Here's the link!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Projects ~Fig & Plum Rag Purse

I have to say that this fabric collection just soothes me. Pops of color in subdued tones :) Fig Tree & Co designs fabric for Moda. These fabrics are from the Fig & Plum collection This collection also includes fabrics in hues of rose too. Check out my fat quarter bundle on Etsy!

This purse was custom ordered and already has a forever home. I am happy to help you make your custom keepsake in fabric, just drop me a note.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Projects ~ Japanese Insired Full Bed Quilt

This is a great quilt pattern for layer cakes or to frame up your favorite prints.
I was drawn to these Geisha prints and thought the panel would look nice in this pattern.
The smaller blocks have scattered squares of 3 different coordinating prints.
I really like the asymmetrical look of the border and contrasting binding.
I have a kit available in these exact fabrics ready to ship to you listed on Etsy! Or you can buy yardage of the individual prints from the Fuji Afternoon collection
If you would like to combine this pattern with layer cakes (the quilt will finish a little larger), just convo me in Etsy or leave a comment here with your email & I can set up a custom listing for you with your choice of layer cake & coordinating fabric.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spice up a plain apron

So I have been looking at this blank canvas for at least a year. I thought these aprons would be great for me to wear around the shop, but this Plain Jane was just not doing it for me. So I washed & dryed it & hung it on my peg board....for nearly a year! I would take it down & look at it & think...what can I do?

I knew that my name had to be across the bib, but then what? That's where I was stuck.

With the help of some facebook & quilting friends, I ended up with this:

I have to also give a shout out to Alex Anderson for her EASY to follow prairie point tutorial. I would never have tried them, had they looked harder than this 2 page tutorial. I even did a double layer it was so easy; Thanks!

I know that large patchwork heart pocket will be handy at quilt shows too!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cool Vintage Thread is now in a shadow box display

I scored this awesome set of thread cards from 1953 in its original packaging from Judy over at Sew Fun Quilts.

The thread is to be cut apart & then the corregated center pierced by your thread holder on the machine. Never seen these before & decided I had to have them for the store!
What a great display this makes in the new quilt shop! I have them on a display shelf above the fabric.

Monday, February 1, 2010

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

American Patchwork & Quilting along with other awesome sponsors is coordinating a year-long sew-in!

Check out thier website for all the details & where you can participate to help charities in YOUR area!

As for us, we are all set!