Sunday, October 31, 2010

The whole store’s on sale!

Save 15% on your entire purchase through Monday, November 1st!


Yup, this means you can save 15% on items already on SALE too!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Looks like fall, feels like summer!

We’ve had a pretty long dry spell but finally got some rain yesterday.  It’s one of those “all the leaves fall in 1 day” kind of fall’s.

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But it sure is pretty!  I am ready for the temps to drop to match the look of fall!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More layout options to ponder!

A few more layouts to show you using the same block as the quilt top I just finished.
Here is a way to flip the blocks & make rows of inverted hearts:
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Here is a cute layout for a baby’s quilt

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Or get really geometric & use up those scraps!

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It’s a versatile block, so enjoy!

This is a great block for the GO! cutters.  Use the 6.5” square, 3.5” square, and 3.5x6.5” rectangle dies.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A little Show N Tell

I have been working a to-do list pretty hard this week and here is another project off the list.
This one block wonder was fun to make.  I used the cut away triangles from the snowballs to make the border.  (remember the squaring up with the GO! tutorial?)

Great scrappy, FQ friendly pattern.  It’s just a snowball block, 2 flying geese & 1 square in the corner.
I ended up with a nice full size quilt that will be off to the long arm quilter very soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A little giftie

I enjoyed making my mom a Bow Tucks purse so much I decided to make another one.


This time, I used Texture Magic in the base of the bag.



The fun Chloe fabric is so fun to work with.  I loosely quilted around the flowers & swirls with a King Tut variegated thread.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Wonderful weekend with the Mountain Laurel Quilters

Another long load time warning!  Lots of quilt pics!

I am just not sure if a girl can have more fun than to be around the ladies of the Mountain Laurel Quilters of London KY.    Not only are they uber-talented, as you will soon see, but they are kind, funny, charitable, and SEW SWEET!

So, without further ado…the quilts!



The quilt below is the US Census Quilt for KY.  One lucky quilter from each county made a block to create this masterpiece.


Seriously, who isn’t in awe of a whole cloth hand quilted quilt?

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Loved these machine quilted wall hangings!

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The texture, oh my at the texture!

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Awesome display of vintage machines & ephmera

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The quilt show was a great Think Pink event, including this quilt display


Yup, it’s a log cabin quilt!

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Best in show.  I really need to do a better job documenting winner info!


Ok, this one rocked me!  Front is a double wedding ring, but check out the back!  I can honestly not say which side should be UP!

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Love the black for contrast.


ok, it’s the parasol block in the middle that made me take the picture


A little surprise for me!

The only thing more exciting that seeing it come down was seeing it go back up.  But, alas, I missed it.
Friday while I was off on my quilt show adventure, the deed was done!
Now to find time to paint that sorry-looking sign pole!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Goodies!

We have just listed a great bundle of fabrics designed by Pat Sloan for P&B Textiles, Georgia.  What a fresh modern design in warm fall tones!


We have also restocked the classic John Deere fabrics & listed those for all of you that love the country look!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A weekend on the lake, with quilts!

Warning!  2 dozen quilt pictures!

The Tellico Village Quilters put on a beautiful quilt show this weekend and it was such a beautiful drive around Fort Loudon Lake too!

Here are a few of my faves from the quilt show:


The yo-yo Christmas Tree was a fan favorite.  I love the layering effect!

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Look at the detail!

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Again, the detail!

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The side shows you this is no traditional applique!

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I have no idea what this piece means, but it’s a great use of strips

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awesome piecing!  look at those corners…1” 1/2 square triangles!

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So now you know why I have been amiss.  I have been awash in beauty & inspiration!