Monday, August 09, 2010

Back to School

Well, it's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and vacations are winding down.  We've been busy here and so have our customers! 

Joyce Challis stopped by to show her quilt that she did from a Little Quilts' Kit that she purchased a long time ago. The original quilt was done by our Sylvia Johnson. Joyce stated that she just loved the turkey reds and the yellows and that this quilt was for her. The quilting was done by Ardis Young who is a long arm quilter. I wish you could see the quilting. It is exquisite! Joyce is the person on the left in the picture.


Claudia Gray finished her first Punch-needle projects and we loved them! She mounted her finished pieces on wool and framed them with old frames she found at the thrift shop. So “antique -y”!


Classic Santa Quilt (a Little Quilt Block of the Month a few years ago). Pieced and appliquéd by Eve Williams. Machine quilted with wool batting and cotton to give the appearance of trapunto. Great job.

 
Dana Jones was in the shop yesterday auditioning backing fabrics for this top that she recently finished. Dana has made several quilts, but her husband calls them all blankets!


BOO!
A lot of fun things are showing up for Halloween!  Only a few months until those trick or treaters will come knocking on your door!  Make your home festive with Halloween projects or decorating trinkets from Little Quilts.


Helen Marie Kirby, one of our good customers from the Augusta area, and her daughter made this fabulous quilt from their “Dear Jane” leftovers plus other reproduction fabrics. What a treasure!


Anytime Jeanette Rees from North Carolina walks through the door we're happy because she always has something wonderful to share! This trip was no different and everybody in the shop got excited about this finished quilt (finished is GOOD!) that she made in a class with Kaffee Fassett in Houston last fall. Luscious fabrics!

Linda Kelley from the Silver Thimble Club came to Little Quilts a few days ago to select fabrics to finish this quilt. The quilt was done from a pattern by the Temecula Quilt Co. shop and was featured in the Fall 2009 Quilt Sampler magazine.


Fall football is right around the corner....
Mary Phagan-Keane stopped in to share her T-Shirt quilt featuring her favorite Florida football team and honoring her favorite coach, Bobbie Bowden. A terrific job Mary. You need to send Bobbie a picture. He would be proud.


Lisa’s Lichfield made her first quilt and shared it with us this morning. It is for a friend’s new baby boy.  Way to go Lisa!

Keep those projects coming ladies!  We love to see what you're busy working on!

It's been a while since we've had a give away so..... leave a comment on this post to be entered.  Let us know what you are working on right now!  We will select a winner on Friday afternoon so make sure you post before then!  The winner will be selected at random.  Make sure we have a way to contact you via email with your post.  International winners will pay shipping.  Good Luck!  All you have to do for a chance to win one of these Tanyard Creek bundlesis leave a comment on this post!  good Luck and Happy Quilting!

29 comments:

Lisa said...

Such pretty quilts. I'm currently working on a lap quilt for my Mother.

YankeeQuilter said...

Must be fun to see all these project come through the door! I'm working on an applique quilt for my guild's charity project...as well as recreating some vintage pieced blocks I found at auction.

Jody said...

Love the Punch-needle and the Santa quilt. I am working on a quilt for one of the grand babies and lots of Christmas gifts.

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely quilts! Always love looking at quilts! I am sewing the rows together on a king sized White Chocolate top.

DebrafromMD said...

Love the Show and Tell! I' currently working on a reproduction of a 30's tulip applique quilt.

Robyn *Ü* said...

wow I love that dear jane scrap quilt. I'd love to know the name of the pattern.

Diana said...

Love the show and tell. I'm working on an OLD(2003) Second saturday project,called Patriotic Stars. Got to finish all those UFO's.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love seeing all those gorgeous quilts. (thanks for show & tell)
I'm currently working on a Dear Jane, some redwork and a Red & Green applique' doll quilt.

Anonymous said...

You have a great blog to keep us quilters all inspired! THANKS! Right now I am working on a block of the week that is done out of wool.

kleinfehn@charter.net

Pat said...

I love to see the quilts your customers bring in. I wish I lived close enough to visit. I am working on finishing up my son's t-shirt quilt that will be going off to college with him. (Maybe that's why I'm dragging my heels about finishing it.

Sue said...

Love checking your blog to see all the quilts that come through the door. Really liked that Kaffe Fasset one!

made it myself said...

So many talented folks!! Love the Santa Quilt - I could start one like that now and it would be ready for next Christmas -- maybe -- tee hee! Are the patterns available?
Thanks Jan :-)

Joy said...

I love the left over Dear Jane, beautiful work on that one. I am working on my UFO list this week. 2 baby quilts to finish, New grandson coming next month!

Linda K said...

My shopping trip to Litle Quilts was a great success and my quilt top is now finished and ready for quilting. Can't wait to see it hanging on my wall. Now on to another "quilt-in-progress",a patriotic wall hanging that needs borders.

SheilaC said...

I am currently finishing 3 projects I have been working on this summer:
Pinwheel Sew Along
Jelly Roll Sew Along and
Charming friends sew along.

They are all pretty close :)

Thanks for the give away

SheilaC

Lynn S said...

You have talented customers and I love seeing their projects! I'm working on the Circuit Rider quilt--doing the blocks in 6" size on aged muslim. I'm trying to make it similiar to the original color scheme.

sandra said...

What beautiful quilts, I love to see what others are doing. I am working on a Kaffee quilt. Wish I could drop by but I live in Canada.

Melinda said...

I'm quilting a turning twenty quilt for my daughter's room--she is 9 and came to Little Quilts a month ago to help pick out all the fabrics--it turned out great!

Donna said...

I am working on a queen-size "Bordered Nine-Patch" pattern by Kaye England. I have 10 blocks done out of 81 so I still have a long way to go!

Marina said...

After visiting Little Quilts in may this year, I made a little quilt myself. It is made of little red and white windmills and blue squares. I loved making it and I am sure I will be making other ones. During my summer vacation I work on my quiltprojects every day. I am enjoying that very much. I displayed the bundle of shirtings that I bought at Little Quilts when I visited in may this year. The bundle is beautifull of it self and I can hardly wait to use the fabric in a new project. Little Quilts is on my favorite shop list on my blog.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the projects that customers bring in. I'm always inspired. Currently I'm working on a quilt made of hexagons cut from 60 degree triangles. Just finished sewing the rows together and am ready to layer and quilt.

Patty said...

thanks for sharing the many quilts. working on a quilt for my dad

Lisa M. said...

Hi, I just found you through a link on All People Quilt...love to see all those beautiful quilts. I am working on a quilt that will go in our rv when it is done. Lots of "woodsy" batiks.

jennifer.lea.penick said...

Hey there! Everyone looks to be enjoying their quilting projects and they are all GREAT! Currently I am trying to put together a strip-club quilt (but my cat has other ideas of how to arrange the blocks!). Once he takes a nap, I might have a chance to chain them together!! Should have known "Scooter" would be trouble when I rescued him!

Nancy B said...

I'm cutting 2 1/2 in. strips of batiks to make a quilt from a pattern named "Popsicle Sticks". I love your shop, newsletter and blog!

ergillmore said...

Some of my first quilts were from the Little Quilts All Through The House book. I now sew almost every day and love quilting. I'm working on some baby quilts using 5" squares and loving making something easy. I'm also making crayon tote bags (I know, it's not a quilt but it is fabric) for a craft show.

Quiltsmiles said...

Currently I am working on a backing for my Patience Corners, King size. Love all the quilts shown. Oh and the punch needle too. Great Eye candy, Thanks! Jane

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun show and tell on your blog! I am starting a tshirt quilt but it won't be as nice as the one on your blog!

patsy said...

In July & December, I exchange signed 12" quilt blocks from fellow quilt club members, am putting them together in a Log Cabin pattern I found.
Pat Mantooth
pamantooth#att.net