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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Quilts, bags and pillowcases, oh my!

Karen's 'Zipper" quilt 
Karen B. emailed these pictures of her projects. 

This is her "zipper" quilt. We love how to colors pop against the black.  Wow! The border fabric is yummy! 

This is Karen's tote.  Love the pattern, love the colors, but we REALLY love the piece of furniture it's hanging on!  

this is the colorful tote Karen made.  We love the chest it's hanging on. 

Karen made this "Quilt of Valor" for her son-in-law. The pattern is from the January/February 2013 issue of "Love of Quilting" by Fons and Porter.  This quilt is stunning.  Wow!  Great job, Karen. Thanks for sending the pictures.  

Karla K. brought in her "Rain Bonnet Sue" paper piecing project she made (then quilted on her long arm).  I hope my camera picked up just how small each of these blocks are. The second picture is the back of her project.  

Karla's "Rain Bonnet Sue" project   

the back of Karla's project.

Judi M. brought in this quilt yesterday.  Her Mom made it, Judi quilted it.  We love the pattern and all the different colors.  Great job Mom and Judi!  

close up of the quilt Judi's Mom made 

a close up of the quilting Judi used on her Mom's quilt

close up of the back of the quilt Judi quilted for her Mom 

Debbie C. brought in the Midi bag she recently made. Great job, Debbie!. 

My friend Sandy in IL (aka the "Over Achiever") emailed pictures of pillowcases she made using fabrics from the shop.  The first six sets use prints from the "Cherry on Top" collection and vintage/reproductions prints.  

The second six sets are all Kansas Troubles fabrics.   GREAT JOB, SANDY!  Keep up the good work! 

six sets of pillowcases Sandy made using "Cherry on Top" fabrics and vintage/reproduction prints 

Pillowcases Sandy made using Kansas Troubles fabrics.  LOVE IT!  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

"Crazy" stuff, new stuff, "Show and Tell' stuff

I love Saturdays.  The shop is open; our customers are bringing in projects for "Show and Tell"; classes are in full swing and newbies are finding us for the first time.  

We also get to show off the new stuff that's arrived......

"Coral" and "Peach" Bella solids by Moda 

"Enchanted Pond" prints by Holly Taylor in purple and magenta. The colors are a little darker in person.  

"NASCAR" prints in gray and blue.....drivers, start your engines!  

"A Stitch in Time" prints by Elizabeth's Studios.  I love the old sewing machines.  

"Scrap Crazy Play Book" by Karen Montgomery 

two patterns using the "Scrap Crazy" templates by Karen Montgomery for Creative Grids 

two more patterns using the "Scrap Crazy" templates 

Baby blanket pattern using "Scrap Crazy" templates 

"Bee's Knees" booklet by Kansas Troubles using a honeycomb and layer cake 

"Heirloom Kansas City Star" booklet.  This will be our Block of the Month program starting in April.  

"Honeycomb Ruler" designed by Lynne Hagmeier, the Kansas Troubles lady!  

Twin size Warm and Natural batting. 

"Scrap Crazy" template by Karen Montgomery.  Use a layer cake without any waste! 

"Printemps" honeycombs by 3 Sisters for Moda 

"Enchanted Pond" batik by Holly Taylor for Moda.  The picture looks washed out but you can see the true colors in the two pictures above.  Sometimes I use new stuff as the back drop for pictures!  

Yesterday's "Show and Tell" was great.  Sherry, Cathy and Pat had something to show off!  

Sherry's "Spare Change Ruler" project she made using a charm pack, mini charm pack and the "Spare Change Ruler" 

this is the quilt Cathy made for her niece.  

close-up of Cathy's quilt.  

Cathy made this top using the "Scrap Crazy" templates by Karen Montgomery.  We love the movement in this quilt. 

close-up of Cathy's "Scrap Crazy" top.  Love the colors and the twisting motion

Another quilt Cathy made using Jenny Doan's "Square in a Square" technique.  Cathy used "Potluck" fabrics.  Wow!  We love the colors.  They really pop! 

close-up of Cathy's "Square in a Square" quilt.  We love how the middle block looks "framed" by the other strips to make the block.     

the back of Pat's "Double Slice Layer Cake" baby quilt.    

Pat's "Double Slice Layer Cake" quilt she made using a "Beddy Bye" flannel layer cake 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday Superstars!

Pat brought this block she made using patriotic fabrics.  The pattern is February 9th's blocks from the "365 Blocks a Year Perpetual Calendar".  She said this is the first of many blocks.....she's going to make enough for a Quilt of Valor.  We can't wait to see the finished result!  

Pat's February 9th block from her "365 Blocks a Year Perpetual Calendar".  
 Vicki W. is making this quilt for a friend deployed to Afghanistan.  I hope you can see the different fabrics she used.  The light and dark values of the fabrics are stunning.  Super fantastic job, Vicki!  

Vicki's Quilt of Valor she' making for a friend deployed to Afghanistan 

close-up of Vicki's top. 

Last Saturday Ryan and his Mom, Judi M., stopped by to use a gift certificate he received for Christmas. After much contemplation, he decided on a Moda scrap bag and a set of mini-charms he really liked. 

Yesterday, Ryan brought in his project for "Show and Tell".  He told us he picked out some of the strips from the scrap bag and some of the squares from the mini-charm to make a wall hanging for his room.  He picked out the backing and binding from his Mom's stash and helped her 'guide' her long arm quilting machine to quilt it.  

The center block was already stamped on the fabric but Ryan did all the stitching.  What a precious little boy.  

Thank You, Mrs. Claus, for giving Ryan his Christmas gift certificate.  We might have another male quilter on our hands!   

Cheryl W. emailed this picture of the "Quilt of Valor" she's making.  She wanted to do something 'outside the box' and came up with this design.  We can't wait to see the finished quilt.  

Ryan's Mom, Judi, brought her own stuff for "Show and Tell" yesterday!  This is her Tumbler quilt.  We love all the different colors.   

This is the table runner Judi made from scraps a friend gave her.  She didn't have yellow enough fabric to finish the last block so, she combined the leftover fabrics to make the binding for the last block!  How creative is that!  

Cathy C. brought her "Log Cabin" quilt in yesterday. This was a project she made during a workshop.  We love the red borders.  Great job, Cathy.