Thursday, October 23, 2014

Patchwork of the Crosses

I've flown the coop ... as you read this I'm on my way to Houston for Quilt Market! It's always a fun time at market seeing (and buying!) what's new for the shop and I can't wait to see all the fabulous quilts in the show.  If I see any Lucy Boston quilts, I'll take pictures and post them when I get back. In the meantime, I hope you won't mind the abbreviated post this week.

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the blocks others have done. Some of the blocks are done with fabrics from our kits, but many are done from stash fabrics.  All of them are absolutely beautiful.

These are some of the blocks done by Carolyn who says she has become very addicted to paper piecing:

Jackie has enjoyed using the fabrics from her kits in different ways:

Kathleen has been using fabrics from her stash:

I love this block Kathleen did with the "two-tone" blue.  This look is achieved by strip piecing two different fabrics, and pressing the seams open to avoid bulk.  Lay the center of the acrylic template on the seam line and cut.  Continue making the honeycomb shapes as you would with a single piece of fabric.
Sarah has a beautiful collection of blocks.  She, too, has become very addicted to paper piecing and is working on several hexagon projects at the same time.

Love the unique setting Joanne achieved with fabrics from the first kit we sent in April.
These are just a few of the blocks posted on our Pinterest Board.  Check out the board to see many more stunning blocks.

If your're in need of more paper piecing supplies, click here for our website.

See you next week with a report from Houston!  Hopefully I'll have time to get some blocks pieced on the trip.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Touch of Baltimore interpreted.

Judy is working on a gorgeous new project featuring Dresden Plate blocks using our new line of fabric, “Touch Of Baltimore” The clear, bright colors of the fabrics are perfect for the blocks!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Grand Prize Winner

Jane Opp was very excited to be the grand prize winner of the Sweet Home Marietta Shop Hop. She’s shown here picking up her Cameo Cutter. How “Sweet” it is… Congratulations, Jane! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Show and Tell Encore!!!

Purses were big at our Second Saturday Sampler event today. Elsie and Janice both shared their favorite bags.

Janice also brought in a quilt top she’s working on. The center of the quilt is a preprinted panel, Janice pieced the star border, and she brought it with her to find the perfect outer border to finish it. 
  Eloise is almost finished with this quilt – just the binding to go, but with two small children at home it’s hard to find time to stitch.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Patchwork of the Crosses

Another new block this week -this block is fabulous!

Here are the main fabrics I used (colorway of the two fabrics in the kits varies - mine was a different colorway than the one shown):

The fabrics are from "Amelia" by designer Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics and are absolutely perfect for fussy cutting.  The other fabrics are from my stash.  You might recognize the blue moire fabric - it was leftover from the stripe fabric we used for the very first block we made back in April!   There are so many ways you can use these fabrics that I can hardly wait to see the variations you come up with. Send me pictures!

I finally figured out, thanks to one of you, that blog posts can tagged.  Sorry I didn't know this sooner, but all the posts are now labeled "Patchwork of the Crosses" so it should now be easier to locate past posts.

Click here to check out lots of beautiful blocks on our Pinterest Board.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell - best day of the Month.

 Our current trunk show features some really cute quilts that the favorite children in your life are going to love! All the quilts are from the book “Animal Parade” by Cheri Leffler. They’re even cuter in person, so stop by the shop and get an up-close look while they’re still here.
One of our award-winning applique teachers, Anne, is well-known for her pictorial quilts. We thought you might like to see the quilt she created after her trip to Europe. Ann does all her own design work for these quilts and has showcased several of her trips in quilts. What a fantastic way to remember a great trip!

  We loved this quilt that Amy brought in. She wanted to use up scraps – mostly Kaffe Fasset and 30’s – and decided to try using them in the same quilt. We decided she needed to title the quilt “Amy meets Kaffe and Aunt Grace for lunch”! Isn’t it amazing what you can do with scraps?

During the Sweet Home Marietta Shop Hop last month we gave everyone a small kit and pattern for making a Fall Hexagon Pin. Here’s a picture of the first two customers to come in wearing their completed pins. One of the pins features wool applique acorns and the other pin was embellished with Big Stitch. Very cute, ladies!

 Tamara has a huge collection of wool she loves using. She just finished the rug braiding class using wool strips. These are a few of her other wool creations. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

FREE!!! Women of the Bible Sampler

Don't miss out. The starting line is approaching....tomorrow.. in fact...
Women of the B-i-b-l-e. (yes that's the book for me) free block of the "every two weeks", downloads. Get two blocks every other week.. but you must be an email newsletter subscriber.  If you haven't signed up, you can do so on the home page at
Each pattern begins with historical references and devotional reflection.
At the end of each pattern section, space is provided for your own personal notes.
You can use this space to recall personal thoughts of the Bible character described, or to reflect on your progress when constructing the quilt.
Your complete journal will become a cherished treasure to accompany this finished keepsake quilt.