Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Are you ready for some show & tell?

We love when shoppers bring us all the wonderful things they are working on!  Some are finished, some are "in progress" but they are all beautiful!  Enjoy the latest projects that have come through our doors.....

Mary Cook did this yearlong project from our store called Primitive Garden.
It was a combination of wool, homespuns and other cottons. It also included lots of stitching with perle cotton thread. She stopped by to show us the finished top. What a great job, Mary!

This quilt was made by Joyce Challis from the book 'When The Cold Wind Blows'. This quilt was stunning with all the appliqué and will make a great Christmas Quilt. Everyone loved it.

A great T-shirt quilt made by Suzanne Gipalo as a gift made with some of the early lines of Little Quilt's shirting fabrics.

Susan Riser stopped by to show a quilt made for her grandson. It was made from the Noah's Ark pattern by Little Quilts.  What a great idea for a young child!  I'm sure her grandson will love it!

These cute little crazy patch pumpkins were designed by our very own Alice Berg and is great for your scraps of wool and homespuns. We have a nice selection of these fabrics that would be great for these little guys. When you are in the store ask for a free pattern.  How cute would one of these guys be as a table centerpiece!

Way back in 1944 Rachael Davis pieced these Southern Lady blocks for a quilt for her daughter.  And then they were put away in a box until 2010!  Sound familiar?  Jeannette Smith finally took the blocks and pieced them into this darling quilt for her cousin, Joan Evans.  Jeannette is one of our customers from Corydon, Indiana, and we were so happy she brought the quilt with her to show us.  The quilt was machine quilted.  Jeannette said when she got the blocks they were all yellowed and stained, but she soaked them in Quilt Soak and now they look like new!  What a charming quilt.

We’re a drop-off location for the quilts for the Georgia State Fair in Perry, Georgia.  Jane Brownlow from Villa Rica brought in her entry today and it’s a beautifully appliquéd and hand quilted.  Jane’s quilt is called “Night Visitors”.  It’s not too late to get your quilts entered into fair – stop by and pick up your entry form soon!

Valerie Diffy also brought in her entry for the Georgia State Fair.  This beautiful appliquéd and hand quilted Christmas quilt is from the pattern “Joyeux Noel” by Mary Sorenson.  Good luck ladies!

Wow!  Look at these perfect feathered star blocks!  These ladies were all “star” students in Amanda’s Feathered Star class!

It may have taken 1½ years to finish, but we think this appliqué beauty  was worth the time!  Pat Cox brought it in today to send off to our custom quilter and  we were totally impressed with Pat’s appliqué work.  When it’s finished she plans to give the quilt to her daughter to hang in her cabin.  The pattern is “A Tisket, A Tasket” by Bunny Hill.

These students took the 18” Doll Clothes class with Linda Rice and finished the cutest outfits for their dolls! Heather sanders made a pants outfit and Ruth Warstler finished a dress outfit for her doll.  If you have a grand-daughter with a doll, she needs a new outfit!!!!

Connie Cameron stopped by with two great reproduction quilts to show us. The Tumbler Blocks quilt was made from a Primitive Gatherings kit with pre-cut pieces. How easy is that?! Connie said it was so easy she had it finished in eight hours.  We loved the reproduction star quilt, too.
Marsha Driver stitched this great  quilt from a pattern by Buttermilk Basin which was a block of the month done in Primitive stitchery. She embellished it with seed beads to add accents to the blocks where each month of the year was featured in the 12 blocks. Great job Marsha.
Phew!  We made it through them all!  See.... i told you our customers have been busy!  And a special thank you to Alice for sharing her adorable cray patch pumpkins!  Keep them coming!


Lorraine said...

wow........perfect eye candy to start the day! The Primitive Gardens BOM is just stunning - I have all the packets in my cupboard just waiting for me to get started.....and the Christmas quilt from When A Cold Wind Blows is on my "to do" list as many beautiful quilts..thanks so much for sharing! said...


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