Since I have poor impulse control, we currently have 15 different sets of big spools and eight different sets of the smaller spools in the shop.
This week we added two more sets: SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Signature Thread Collection I and II. These are the big (1422/yards per spool) spools of yummy Egyptian Cotton (50 weight) thread.
We also received "Winter Essentials" thread set by Edyta Sitar....which are also the big spools....also 50 weight. Yum!
|SAQA Signature Thread Collection I|
|SAQA Signature Thread Collection II|
|"Winter Essentials" thread set by Edyta Sitar|
I was lucky enough to attend one of Jenny Doan's trunk shows last year. She is a hoot in her YouTube tutorials and in person too!
She recently started a new magazine called "Block" which we carry in the shop.
We received the second issue on Friday and they're going fast! It's full of wonderful ideas and does not have any advertising. It's a great value for only $5.99.
The "Ducks in a Row" jelly rolls are finally here! It's been a real nail biter but they've arrived. The jelly rolls have been back ordered since March. WHEW! I'm so glad to finally get them!
"Ducks in a Row" is by American Jane for Moda. We currently have the layer cakes, charm packs, honeycombs, mini charms, several fabrics on the bolt (and now) the jelly rolls from this line.
It's so bright and cheery. Great for the 1930's addict or adorable as a quilt for a little one.
We haven't received any new Go! dies since before Christmas. When I saw these, I knew we had to have them (poor impulse control strikes again).
These are "Trees" and "Small Houses" by Reiko Kato. Combine them together to make a cute wall hanging.
Sandy S. and her husband (Dave) stopped by Friday on their way to Washburn's graduation.
Sandy made this quilt as a gift for Dave's best friend's son (Nathan) who was graduating Friday.
Nathan plays baseball so, Sandy used baseball themed fabric to make his quilt. She also used part of a baseball jersey and put Nathan's number in the quilt.
Sandy used a gray sheet for the backing then tied the quilt. We bet Nathan loved his graduation present.
Dave mentioned he had to cook his own meals for
awhile....Sandy was feverishly working on Nathan's quilt to get it finished by Friday! Thanks, Dave for taking one for the team!
Great job, Sandy! Keep up the good work!
|Sandy and Dave holding the quilt she made for a family friend's graduation present|
|Sandy used part of a baseball jersey to make Nathan's quilt|
|Sandy incorporated Nathan's name in one of the quilt blocks.|
|Nathan's baseball number on his graduation quilt|
Rita F. could really give Bonnie Hunter a run for her money! Rita saves everything: dryer lint, thread, selvage edges, scraps of any size.....absolutely everything.
Rita F. brought in a project for "Show and Tell' yesterday. This is her "Rail Fence" quilt she made entirely out of scraps (it's a very large quilt).
Thanks, Rita for bringing in another beauty!
Rosemary G. and her husband were camping at Roaring River this weekend. He dropped her off at the shop for the day so she could "sit and sew" and he could go fishing! YIPPEE!!
Little did I know, Rosemary was on a mission. She needed a pastel batik jelly roll to make a "Jelly Roll 1600" for her sister.
Rosemary picked a Robert Kaufman batik jelly roll called "Elementals-Sprig Colorstory". This particular jelly roll has very faint designs on pretty pastel batiks.
But, Rosemary wasn't ready to start the 1600........
She decided to put a 2 1/2" square of a different batik at the end of each strip which will give the top more movement when it's finished.
After attaching the 2 1/2" squares to each strip, Rosemary was off and running!
She finished her 1600 about the time her husband came back from fishing!
Rosemary chose the same batik she used for the 2 1/2" squares as the inner border and a totally different batik for the outer border. She promised to bring it in or email pictures after the borders are attached!
Thanks, Rosemary for hanging out with us yesterday! We know your sister will love her quilt.
|Rosemary (and Wanda) getting started making her Jelly Roll 1600 top|
|Rosemary's pile of jelly roll strips after adding 2 1/2" squares to each strip|
|she's off and running!|
|Ta dah! She's finished! See how the 2 1/2" squares give the top more movement?|
|close up of Rosemary's Jelly Roll 1600 top she made for her sister|