Judy is almost finished with a beautiful quilt from “Knock Out Neutrals” by Pat Wys.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Thursday, March 06, 2014
In French, the word etude means study - and what a great title that makes for a quilt focusing on new techniques you’ve never tried before. Amanda brought in her quilt top featuring twelve blocks featuring techniques that were new to her like English Paper Piecing hexagons, apple cores, Baltimore-style appliqué, twister technique, and double wedding ring. What a great way to showcase all that we love about quilting! Why not look for all those orphan blocks from classes you’ve taken where you just made one block in the class (and never made another one!) and turn them into your own “Etude”!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Heather was in town visiting this week and stopped by for… you guessed it – More Fabric! She’s working on two beautiful appliqué projects. The first is Heather’s center medallion for a Mystery Quilt by Di Ford for Quiltmania magazine and Heather was looking for just the right stripe fabric to frame her beautiful work.
The second block is part of another exquisite Di Ford project featuring appliqué and brodrie perse. All the appliqué and the detail are absolutely stunning!
If you want to work on a project of your own, come in and ask someone to show you the book, Primarily Quilts by Di Ford.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
If you need to get away from the house for some uninterrupted sewing time, join us for Wednesday Workshop! There’s a $5 fee, but you can come and go as you please or stay all day if you want. Most who come are trying to finish UFO’s and love to use our design wall to lay out their projects. Linda is excited about all the projects she’s been able to finish!
Another fun new class is the Marti & Me class where you’ll learn to make fabulous blocks and quilts using the rulers and template sets from Marti Michell.
Sue finished this quilt top after taking the class.
Another fun class we do is Charm School where all the quilts and projects you work on start with charm packs. One of the most popular classes was the Disappearing 4-Patch pattern. Jennifer used two packs of French General charm packs to make this version of the class project. We will be featuring the Disappearing 4-Patch for our Shop Hop quilt. Be sure to visit us during the Shop Hop, March 15 – 22, for a demo and pattern!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We had a party for our Second Saturday Sampler participants on Sunday and we were so excited to see all the beautiful quilts that were shown. We thought you might like to see some of them, too.
Janis made a few extra blocks and designed her own setting to make a larger, bright quilt.
We offered several different choices of fabrics for the borders and Sandy chose to finish her quilt with the red floral border. Love it!
Chris used fabrics from her stash to make alternate blocks and designed her own setting.
Jodean hand pieced her entire quilt and then hand quilted it in time for the party!
Bobette’s quilt was also hand pieced, hand quilted and bound.
MaryAnn chose the red floral border fabric. Her quilt was machine quilted.
Mary Ann also finished the Black and White alternate quilt
Tricia used the brown floral border fabric and chose to make a larger quilt by making 20 blocks.
Jean made the 6” size blocks and designed her own setting. Love the striped fabric she used for the borders!
The blocks look beautiful set with cream sashings. Lovely quilt, Marlys.
Nicole made an alternate version of the quilt in Black and White. She designed her own setting.
We love the pillowcases Nicole made to go with her quilt
Nicole also made alternate blocks out of floral fabrics in her stash. The trellis setting she chose makes her quilt look like a beautiful garden.
Nicole had so much fun making this quilt with the 6” alternate blocks she made. Looks like a village I’d just love to move to!
Madeline made the blocks in black, white, and red for her granddaughter.
Sue combined the large and small blocks in her quilt. This was her first Second Saturday Sampler experience and we loved her quilt!
Jerie finished her quilt using brown borders and a different red fabric for the setting triangles.
Jerie also made the black and white alternate blocks, added yellow setting fabrics and came up with this great contemporary-looking quilt.
Eloise loved the teal fabric from the Pheasant Run fabric line and decided to use those fabrics for her finishing fabrics. Beautiful!
Are you stunned and amazed?! How about inspired? Who knew there was so much TALENT among Little Quilts customers? WE DID!!!!
Check the LQ website or call for a complete pattern set for our 2013 Saturday Sampler – Day’s Gone By – 63” x 79”.
Pattern set includes 10” x 5” blocks and lots of tips and shortcuts. Plus bonus of how to finish the large and the small quilt with 5” blocks.
A real bargain - $15
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sarah’s been busy sewing and we love her newly finished projects. She used the Midi Bag pattern to make her bag, but made it with wool instead of cotton. We love the richness of color you get with wool!
Sarah also finished her Pilgrim quilt from our Pilgrim Embroidery Block of the Month last year. The pattern set did not offer a quilt setting for the embroidered blocks so we’re really enjoying seeing the different settings our customers have come up with.