Tuesday, May 05, 2015

100 Blocks Volume 11 Blog Tour

Welcome to Little Quilts!  We're so excited to have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11.   We love flags and  everything patriotic.  We hope the upcoming patriotic holidays will inspire you to try our block, combining cotton with wool applique, to make this block as a pillow, little quilt, or a medallion center.
We pieced the background in scrappy reds, creams, and blues, and then added a wool applique swag. We carry hand dyed wool in the store and love using it in our blocks because it adds such rich color and texture and it's so easy to do! If you are 'allergic to traditional applique'...this is the block for you! Simply fuse the shapes down and use a hand or machine buttonhole stitch to secure the edges - no needle turn stitching or fraying edges!
We'd love to hear if you've tried wool applique before!  Share your comments below and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 11!
We hope you're having fun and finding lots of good quilting tips from all the designers.  Check out Quiltmaker for more information about other designers in the tour and how to win more prizes!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Time for another block...
I love making these blocks - it's so fun playing with fabric to get such beautiful crosses!
These are the fabrics I used for this block:

Check out our Pinterest Board for other beautiful design ideas.

Need more supplies?  Go to our website here.

Inklingo is perfect for those of you who prefer hand piecing to English paper piecing.  Get more information on how to print cutting and stitching lines on the fabric with your own printer. Also works great with English paper piecing.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

AQS Quilt Show 2015 - one heck of a good time

Not only did we have a prize winner in our midst but team LQ worked hard and played hard to wrap up another wonderful chance to introduce Little Quilt-ness to new customers and meet, greet and schmooze with our long distance long time friends.
Applause and a long nap go to Mary Ellen and Muriel who REPRESENT to KY  et al, what Little Quilts is all about. 
Work hard?  Oh for sure,  Check out our before and after.

 It was hard work, not a Fairy Godmother or quilting elves that made this kind of magic. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lucy Boston Show and Tell

I'm in Paducah this week helping Mary Ellen with the Little Quilts booth.  I'm hoping to find a Patchwork of the Crosses quilt somewhere in the show.   Pictures will follow if I find one! In the meantime, I thought you'd like to see some of the blocks from one our our newer Lucy Boston addicts...

Libby just started her Lucy Boston Quilt... and she is hooked. She's been in the shop several times shopping for neat stripes and floral fabrics as she 'fussy cuts to make beautiful combinations for these 'addicting blocks'.  She found lots of perfect fabrics in 'her stash' but is now adding neat stripes and border fabrics to have more to pick from. 
Check our website for details about how 'you too can get hooked on Lucy Boston.'!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Savannah Pattern from Red Crinoline Quilts.

Helen came in to select a backing for this quilt. It's for her son's graduation from law school for his new apartment. The pattern is Savannah from Red Crinoline quilts. An easy quilt to make. Helen selected paisleys and fabrics with a masculine feel for this quilt to use on his antique bed.

Winner, Winner...We Have a Winner!!!!

Good Morning Little Quilts Country!!
We awake this morning to big news!
Our friend, teacher, Little Quilts staff member...Elisabeth Frolet won first place in the small wall quilt - handquilted category, at the AQS Quilt Show - Paducah, Kentucky!!!!
Zoom in on this shot and see how well deserved this award is. 

Here is the sneak peek Mary Ellen got yesterday. More news to come. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Supporting Military Families

Congratulations to Merri-Lynn Foss, the winner of Moda's Piece and Comfort Challenge for our shop.  Merri-Lynn's quilt will now enter into competition with winners from other participating shops for the opportunity to win some great prizes.  The Piece and Comfort Challenge is a special effort by Moda to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by our country's military families.  Proceeds from the challenge bwenefit USACares.org.  We wish you the best in the next level of competition, Merry-Lynn - we think you've got a winner!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life is like a box of chocolates

Chocolate boxes for Judy's daughter - a real 'Choco - holic!!! Made from a charm pack of chocolate fabrics!