Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Another Wonderful Women of the Bible Show and Tell

Hope brought in her Women of the Bible Quilt to select borders for it. She and a 'sewing friend' in North Carolina downloaded the blocks and each made their own quilt. They had one rule....they had to use fabric from their stash. They couldn't purchase anything except their borders! Her friend's stash was batiks. We can't wait to see the batik version! Great job Hope!!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Women of the Bible Quilt - Gorgeous!

A real show stopper....Here's another Women of the Bible quilt top. Renee came in to select backing fabric for her Women of the Bible Quilt (patterns were Free to email subscribers). She and her mom each did the quilt. Renee's had that 'teal' feel with the stunning border. Her mom kept up in another state making her's a 'blue' version. It's great that we are seeing some 'sewn top' at least. Keep on stitchin!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

An oops by us for October Saturday Saturday Sampler Participants

If you got a kit today to make the Second Saturday Sampler block...this post is for you and very important.  When Cutting the green, your pattern says: 1 - 2 1/2" x 12". It should be 2" x 12"...
Have you heard the expression measure twice, cut once? I guess that goes for proof reading too.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Wonderful Sampler -Gypsy Wife pattern

Sue brought her version of 'Gypsy Wife' by Jen Kingwell Designs in to pick out backing fabric. Would you believe she made TWO quilts. One for a wedding gift and one for her daughter! She figured if she was cutting for one quilt ...she might as well cut out for two! It is stunning. Call us 770-578-6728 if you want us to order the pattern!!! It a great 'stash buster'. I bet most of us could make the quilt all from our 'stash'!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

In a previous post, I shared some of my ideas for using up scraps left over from making the Lucy Boston blocks.  One of my favorites is to use the scraps as filler or stuffing for pet beds that are then donated to a dog rescue group.
The mats are so easy to make and I use all types of fabric or batting scraps to stuff  them so there is absolutely no waste coming from my sewing room.  In fact, I've had so many people drop off bags of their scraps plus the scraps I collect from the shop, that I've been able to make MANY mats to donate to the rescue shelter!
I thought you might enjoy seeing one of the happy recipients...
This sweet dog was found close to death with heavy chains still wrapped around his neck and stomach - you can still see some of the marks left by the chains.  He's now one of the happiest dogs you'll ever meet since he's been placed in a loving foster home until he can find his "forever" home.  As you can see, he LOVES the mat he was given.
As quilters, we tend to save even the smallest pieces of fabric for a future quilt project.  And most of us still  have those bags or bins full of  scraps still sitting around waiting patiently to be used.  For me, this is a "guilt free"  way to get some of those scraps (that I'm  honestly probably never going to use!) out of my sewing area.
When I received this picture, it just made me happy!  And I'm loving the cleaned out scrap bins in my studio!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Scrap Quilts are the Best

Joelle's quilt was made from our $.25 scrap bin (fill a ziplock bag for $5) Joelle also used a wool batting making it a VERY cozy quilt!  It's stunning and she finished it off with 'big stitch' quilting with red thread! It's gorgeous!

Tricia used the Second Saturday Sampler blocks and made two alternates each month from her stash of Christmas fabrics.  She used Muriel's setting from the 2014/2015 Second Saturday Sampler for the quilts.  Tricia brought these two quilts in to choose border fabrics for Christmas quilts for her two daughters.They look like true stars are set in 'tile'.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Quick Error Correction to email newsletter....

Big Ooops. Just to correct ourselves as soon as possible, the price quoted in the email newsletter for a special on the Farmer's Wife Sampler 1930's book was not accurate.  The book retails for $28.99. Little Quilts special price is $23.99. This is the correct price. Thanks.

New Little Quilts fabric line!!!

Arriving any day now!!!! Drum roll please!

Roswell Mill....the newest collection from Little Quilts. Check Little Quilts website for kit info. 18 piece collection in our 'Reflections of the South" Collection - Roswell Mill. Click here for close up photos and free patterns.