Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #16

Quilt of Kindness #16 is a pretty floral hidden 9-patch quilt made and donated by Pat.  I love that she incorporated some of our Freckles fabrics in with a floral from her stash.

Her decision to bind it with the purple really added a lot to the quilt.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper Piecing

Do you paper piece?  I have tried a couple of times and never could seem to do it very well.  If you also have wanted to learn proper techniques maybe Barbara's new class will be for you.  You will learn the techniques while making this beginner friendly pillow or small wall hanging.  

Great for Christmas scraps you have left over from other projects, some of the Stonehenge Woodland fabrics we have or even consider making this in batiks!

Check our website for class schedules.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New In The Shop

New in the shop are pre-cuts and yardage from Moda's new line Seascapes.  These would make a wonderful wall hanging, a great quilt for a beach house or beach enthusiast or a wonderful large beach bag.  Jane is going to be teaching an upcoming class on beach and smaller tote bags, details should be on the class listing in the next few days.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #14

This beautiful Kaleidoscope quilt was made by Julia and donated to the Quilts of Kindness efforts.  You can't see in the picture but the backing fabric she used is also beautiful.  I took a Kaleidoscope class from her a couple of years ago at the local Fiber Arts Conference so know that these quilts are fun and not as hard to do as they look once you get the technique down..  

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gift in a Hurry

If you ever need a gift in a hurry or just like changing out a wall hanging with the seasons be sure and consider a panel as a starting point.  They used to be called "cheaters" but I don't believe that anymore, they are just quick quilts.  

You can take a panel like this one and just add a couple of borders for a quick seasonal wall hanging

or you can get fancy and add many pieced borders or blocks to make it more elaborate.  Piano keys or checkerboards are always a good addition to a panel quilt.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Newly Arrived

We have the WOW bag and WOW bag junior patterns back in the shop, thread is back fully stocked and received two additional Stonehenge wide backs today.  

Here is my newly completed shop sample quilt.  This is made from the new Moda Sakura Park fabric line using the X-block tool.  I like the way it turned out, sure reminds me of spring time on this cold rainy day.!!

Quilt of Kindness #13

We are now half way to our goal of collecting 26 quilts of kindness.  Quilt number 13 was donated by Connie.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture but the blocks are made of a Sunbonnet Sue type of fabric, very cute.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #12

Jane donated this beautiful fall quilt made from the Square in a Square 2 pattern off of the Quilters Cache website.  

This will be a nice guy quilt for either Hospice house or for the Veteran's Home.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #11

This is the third quilt that Betty donated.  This was made during a workshop at one of the local guilds making a tessellating pinwheel quilt using the twister template.  If you have not tried that yet it is so much fun as you never sew anything but squares together.  

Love the colors in this, next to purple one of my favorites is teal!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #9 and #10

These next two quilts of kindness were dropped off by Betty yesterday.  I love this black/white and red quilt.  I started saving fabrics to make one a couple of years ago but all the fabric remains in my stash untouched.  Think I need to get a few more of the black and whites to freshen up the stack of fabrics and get something made with it.    Great job Betty, and look at all those small triangles!!

This next quilt I believe was the result of a block swap she was in.  I bet these blocks were a lot of fun to create and to swap.

Thanks again for these wonderful quilts, I am sure they will be appreciated.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Orphan Fat Quarters

We now have a basket of orphan fat quarters on the front counter.  All yardage is gone and only the fat quarters remain.  I have marked these fat quarters down to $1.50 so check them out the next time you are in the shop. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quilts of Kindness #8

Quilt Number 8 was dropped off yesterday by Lois.  She did this jelly roll type of quilt all with 2 1/2 inch strips she received at a guild swap.  If you can see in the picture even the binding is made out of these scrappy strips.    Thanks Lois!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Quilt of Kindness #7

The 7th Quilt of Kindness was given to me Wednesday by Helen.  The butterflies are made using a crayon technique and then embroidered around, very cute and different and really ties in the colors in the border fabric.