Thursday, October 04, 2007

October at Little Quilts

"Then & Now", pieced by Mary Ellen and quilted by Dottie Richey. Mary Ellen used antique 8 Pointed Star quilt blocks, purchased at the Quilt Festival in Houston, and combined them with today's reproduction fabrics for a fun wallhanging. Dottie was the recipient of this quilt top at our 2006 Holiday Exchange; she hand quilted it in 'vintage fan style.' Mary Ellen loves combining old blocks with today's reproduction fabrics for great wallhangings and table toppers.

"Maple Harvest" and "Harvest Time" made by our own Kathie West. These hung at our booth at the recent East Cobb Quilters Guild Show. See the website for kits for these two quilts. Patterns in "Favorite Quilts from Anka's Treasures" book by Martingale. We've got the book at the shop plus an optional wool kit for the pumpkin, leaves and acorn applique. Also shown are "On Display" (pumpkins in a row) and "Antique Ornaments", both by Blueberry Hill. Pattern or kits are on our website.

“Blueberry Pie” pattern done in reproduction fabrics. A fun pattern from Silver Thimble Quilt Company. Pattern and/or kit available. Call the store for prices.

Little Quilts Show hangs overhead. A sampling of our gift exchange from the staff at Little Quilts. Staff and teachers each made a quilt top using designs from "From My Heart to Your Hands" designs by Lori Smith, for our 2006 holiday exchange. The recipient of the top then quilted their gift and then it became theirs. A great project for a stitch-in or exchange among

"Autumn Splendor" by Silver Thimble Quilt Company. We have kits for the table runner (27" x 41") in a Fall version of "Twinkle Twinkle" ($27.95). Pattern sold separately for $8. We did the applique leaves in wool so there's an optional wool applique kit with variegated pearl cotton to use for the blanket stitch.

Fall gift items include tin wall or door hangers with fall foliage, slate hangers and other goodies. Stop in while supplies last!

Fall decorations are abundant here at Little Quilts, including "caw"our friendly scarecrow waiting for you to take him hime. Lots of window sconces, pumpkins, and kits for Pumpkins Galore and Mummy Mambo (details on the website for kits).

Fun candle mats (7-8") perfect for any setting with a small votive candle. We have lots of Fall decorations, hope you can stop in soon.