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Saturday, May 30, 2015

our "Row by Row"

It's official.  Our row for "Row by Row" went on display in the shop today.  Thanks, Sharon for designing a great row!  

A sandy beach, big umbrellas and a sailboat bobbing in the ocean are what came to mind when we found out this year's theme was water.   

Our "Stash Hugger" license plates also went on display in the shop today.  

"Row by Row" starts on Sunday, June 21st (Father's Day).  Since we're only open on Saturdays (and 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays) we'll start handing out our free row pattern on Wednesday, June 24th. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lady Slipper Lodge; Mill Book 1892; Secret Sisters and four weeks of "Show and Tell"!

I'm still getting caught up posting stuff to the blog. I've fallen seriously behind but, I think I can see light at the end of the tunnel! 

We received four more bolts of "Lady Slipper Lodge" last week.  We now have 29 bolts of this line with more prints coming soon.  
Lady Slipper Lodge:  walnut marble, large floral, purple weave and tan weave prints 

The big brown truck left several boxes last week. Inside two of them were more prints of "Mill Book circa 1892" by Howard Marcus.  

The profits from this collection will be donated to the Texas Quilt Museum.  

We'd previously received other prints from this collection, those pictures are on a different post.  

Mill Book 1892 prints:  brick, walnut and tan colorways 

Mill Book 1892 by Howard Marcus: purple, green and tan colorways 
Sharon saw these patterns and fell in love with them. They're called "Caddy Pads".  They unfold to become your own personal ironing pad.  

These would be great for traveling, taking a class or going to a retreat.  The heat resistant fabric is included so, decide which fabric to use for the outside and you're almost done!  

We have these patterns in two sizes:  junior and regular.  

We love it when customers bring their projects for Show and Tell.  

As previously mentioned, I've fallen behind getting pictures posted so, here goes!
Diane H. brought this top she recently finished. We love the different colors she used for each block. 

Vickie C's quilt she brought in for Show and Tell.  We love this sampler! 

table topper Karla made using "Turning Leaves" border stripe.  Yummy! 

Nola and Diane.  I can't remember if one of them made this or someone gave it to them??? 

Janet B. made this gorgeous top and brought in for Show and Tell. 

Jacey made this throw for herself.  Great job, Jacey! 

Sandy received this nifty sewing kit from her Secret Sister! 

Dorothy received this neck warmer from her Secret Sister! 

Nola showed us her knitted socks project!  

Pat made this table runner using one of the "Back to Charm School" patterns 

Shirley received books from her Secret Sister 
Nola brought in these cosmetic bags she recently made.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1930's; Tone-on-Tones; new layer cakes; Mill Book Series 1892; Tri Recs Ruler; our new sign!

The big brown truck left several packages this week! Lots of yummy stuff was inside!  

We received five prints of "Spring Flowers" by Kaye England for Wilmington.  The dainty little flowers are so precious.  Perfect for the next 1930's project!  

We're expecting more of this collection next week! YIPPEE!! I can't wait! 

Spring Flowers by Kaye England for Wilmington 

The tone-on-tone section of the shop was beginng to look a little bare.  Thank goodness we received these ten bolts of ecru tone-to-tones by Quilting Treasures.  
My camera can't capture the prints very well so, I decided to take a group picture instead!   
10 bolts of ecru tone-on-tones by Quilting Treasures 

We sold out of several Bella Solids layer cakes during the shop hop but never fear! We now have 'white' and 'natural' layer cakes in stock!  

We also have the charm packs and jelly rolls of these colors in stock.  
"White" and "Natural" Bella Solids layer cakes 

We've received more than 70 bolts of new fabric the past three weeks so, we've been re-arranging the shop to make room for everything!  

As a result, the Oliso and Steamfast irons are now together with some of the new pre-cuts we've received this month. 

If you can't find something the next time you're here, just ask.  We'll try to figure out where we put it!  

our new display of Oliso irons, Steamfast irons and latest pre-cuts 

Howard Marcus (Mark Dunn, owner of Moda Fabrics) has done it again.  His latest collection is called "Mill Book Series circa 1892". 

Each year he designs a fabric collection based on vintage fabrics and donates all the profits to charity.  
This collection is based on textile prints kept in sample books by different mills from the late 1800's. 

The profits from this collection will be donated to The Texas Quilt Museum.  I love it when a bajillonaire gives back in a big way.   

Thanks, Mark Dunn, I mean Howard Marcus, for paying it forward.  

Making tote bags have been very popular this season.  We have lots and lots of tote patterns but didn't have all the 'inards' for making the bags.  

That's no longer the situation!  We now have Fusible Fleece, Craft Fuse and Pellon single sided fusibles on stock.   

If you have one of the "Pink Sand Beach Designs" tote patterns, we now have everything you need to make it! 

Fusible Fleece and Craft Fuse for making tote bags! 
single sided fusible by Pellon 

Vickie B. did a great job designing our Mystery Quilt. She dropped off the clues and a sample of the quilt yesterday.  I have to say, the quilt is stunning.  

The first clue for our Mystery Quilt will be available on Saturday, June 6th.  You'll receive one clue each month for six months.  Clues are $2 each but, if you purchase the fabric from our shop, the clue will be free. 

Vickie recommended using a "Tri Recs Ruler" for one of the clues so, we now have them in stock!  

Robin B. made this sign for the shop and presented it to me for my big 5-0 birthday.  Wow!  

Sweetness hung it up on the wall by the cash register in the shop.  

Thanks, Robin.  We love the sign and the special touch of having our names in the bottom right corner.  

Thanks, Robin for our new sign.  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Summer Breeze, Lady Slipper Lodge, Quilting Quickly, Block Magazine and Wonky Log Cabin blocks

With everything that's been going on the past couple of weeks, I've fallen behind posting pics to the blog.  

Sweetness and I are still recovering from the stellar birthday party (and shop hop) last Saturday but, we found time to take pictures of the new stuff that's arrived the past couple of weeks. 

First to arrive were 25 bolts of "Summer Breeze" prints.  This collection is by Sentimental Studios for Moda.  

We have a few of the pre-cuts available but, Moda is re-printing them for delivery in July.  YIPPEE!!!  

This collection has been very popular and is going fast!  

Twenty five bolts of "Lady Slipper Lodge" prints arrived on Thursday. This collection is by Holly Taylor for Moda and includes three panels on different colorways.  Yummy!  

We have all the pre-cuts for this line (layer cakes, jelly rolls, charm packs and mini-charms) but, they too are going fast.  

20 bolts of Lady Slipper Lodge by Holly Taylor 

 two bolts of Lady Slipper Lodge that wouldn't fit on the shelf! 

Lady Slipper Lodge panel on purple background 

Lady Slipper Lodge panels on tan and green backgrounds

Sharon received these "Dresden Plate" English Paper Piecing papers for her 60th birthday (May 7th) at her surprise birthday party Wednesday.   

When the party was over, she went home and started making Dresden Plates using Lady Slipper Lodge prints.  

We can't wait to see the finished project!  
Sharon's Dresden Plate english paper piecing project! 

Another new arrival is "American Dreams" prints by Henry Glass Studios.  These would be great for making a Quilt of Valor.  

Howard Marcus has done it again.  His latest collection is called "Collections-Mill Book circa 1892". All profits from this collection will be donated to the Texas Quilt Museum.  

We received six bolts of his latest collection last week.  
Collections for a Cause:  Mill Book circa 1892 by Howard Marcus 

New magazines:  the latest issues of Block Magazine, Quilting Quickly and Quiltmakers 100 Blocks.  They are full of nifty ideas 

Sharon used "Lady Slipper Lodge" in her demos yesterday of our "Wonky Log Cabin" shop hop block. 
Varying the center block results in totally different wonky blocks.  

Great job, Sharon!  Wonk on!  

three different "Wonky Log Cabin" blocks using Lady Slipper Lodge prints