We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family!
Sweetness and I ate too much and were miserable the rest of the day but, it was a good kind of miserable! Know what I mean?
The big brown truck brought some nifty stuff before turkey day (and after too!).
We're super excited about "Marilee's Numbered Pins" that came in this week (how many times have I needed these?).
Each package has 130 stainless steel pins numbered from 1 through 20. They are perfect for keeping your quilt blocks, rows and columns perfectly organized. YIPPEE!!!
The Winter 2014 issue of "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks" magazine come in this week. This issue has the designer index for Volume 1-10 as well as 100 new quilt blocks to make. Wow!
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I forget to use solids in a project.
We have several colors of Bella Solids in stock but added these charm packs to our inventory this week: 1930's solids, 1930's Pink, 1930's Blue, Hyacinth, Hay, Grass Green and Pine.
We also received eight different tote bags this week. They have zippered tops, flat bottoms and sturdy handles!
The Winter 2014 issue of Fat Quarter Quilts came in. You'll find 25 new patterns specifically designed for fat quarters! YIPPEE!!
We've added new classes to the schedule: Sherryl will be teaching "Quick Curved Ruler" classes in January and February. The first class will be the block used in the table runner pictured below.
The second class is the Double Wedding Ring looking block.
Sign up for this class before it fills up (receive 10% off all class supplies purchased from the shop).
|Quick Curved Ruler block for January's class|
|Quick Curved Ruler block for February's class|
Karen will be teaching this "Side Tie Tote" class in January. How cute are these!
The totes Karen and Sherryl made for themselves are pictured below: Karen used charm pack pieces while Sherryl used yardage to make hers. We love both of them.
Sign up for Karen's class before it fills up.
|the front of Karen's Side Tie Tote|
|the side of Karen's tote|
|back of Karen's tote|
|front view of Sherryl's Side Tie Tote|
|the back of Sherry'l tote|
|side view of Sherryl's tote|
Pat and Sharon received gifts left by their Secret Sisters.
Pat loved (and was happy to model) her new scarf!
Sharon shared her pumpkin 'kisses' with everyone!
Cathy brought in this quilt she's making for her great-nephew's second birthday in January.
We love Thomas the Train and think he will too!
Robin strikes again: Robin brought this top she recently finished using a Quiltsmart kit. This top is truly stunning!
I have another confession to make: I have a stack of unfinished Pinwheels.
I've changed my mind a lot on how to assemble them: use charm pack pieces from the same charm pack; use solids for the background; use marbles for the background; use layer cake pieces; use batiks for the entire project?
What's a girl to do? With a lot of help from Vicki, I was able to make some progress. Finally!
The first Pinwheel uses "Marbles-Warm" layer cake pieces as the background with "Richmond Reds" layer cake pieces for the blades of the Pinwheels. It's a big block. It finishes at 19".
The second Pinwheel used prints from different Kansas Troubles charm packs.
For the third Pinwheel, we used a light colored "Over the Rainbow" batik charm packs with a "Color Crush" batik charm pack.
Which way do you like the best?
|19" finished Pinwheels block using layer cake pieces|
|Pinwheel using Kansas Troubles charm pack pieces|
|Pinwheel made using "Over the Rainbow" and "Color Crush" batik charm packs|