Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flannel Quilt Warms the Soul

Made out of flannel, this is the perfect quilt for the cold winter days we’ve been having! Muriel made this as a wedding present for her niece using the pattern “Hopscotch” from the book “Six Halves Make a Whole” and a bundle of the half-yard cuts of Buggy Barn Flannels. Just pick a background fabric and a border fabric and you’re ready to go! Quilt measures 58” x 74”. The book also includes a bonus pattern for turning the left-overs into a 17” wall hanging or pillow. Great book, great quilt, and love those flannels!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2010 Buck A Block quilts set with the finishing kits

We sold two versions of the Buck A Block Sampler.  One using the Little Quilts' fabric line
Tanyard Creek and the other using English Pathways line of fabric. Here are the results, using our finishing kits:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

One Productive Dude!

Marshall brought three huge show and tells in today.  He has been a'sewing!  The first quilt is a kit from The Elmcreek Quilter's series of fabric.
The next quilt is from the book "Scrap Basket Surprises".  What a great quilt design.  We have a kit (different fabrics/Whittier Crossing) available on our website.
This last one is HUGE!! See Marshall straining to hold it up.  He travels all about the Southeast and finds the most luscious kits.  Way to SEW Marshall.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Block of the Month Starts Soon!

I would be the worst "blog Mama" in the world, if I did not share this picture with you in time for you to sign up for the "Sweet Sixteen Block of the Month".  The fabric choices are so clever and stunning you have got to get the kit.  No decisions to make, just sewing bliss.  Here is a photo of the first block that Kathie W. has sewn.  She will be making the quilt.  She sewed the 12 Days of Christmas applique block of the month too so review those and you know you are in for a smooth ride. Oh my gosh, what talent!  Go to for more details.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Yes, some have escaped from their ice palaces and are here working and shopping.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stunning Quilt Show and Tell

Linda S. brought in this stunning quilt made with scraps of reproduction fabrics. The blocks are miniature – each 4-patch is 1" finished! Pattern came from the book “Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts", by Martingale Publishing.   She calls it "My Insanity Quilt".  Perfectly pieced.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Three different settings for the alternate blocks of the 2010 Second Saturday Sampler

Red and Gold Glory, in more Christmasy colors, was made by Libby Lowe and is a very simple setting idea . 60 x 75

For something a little more contemporary, Linda Rice made her blocks in the bright fabrics so popular right now. Her quilt, Modern Fantasy, is made extra special with a scalloped edge. 55” x 69”

Jackie Blackburn used pink and brown reproduction colors for her blocks. She used a great border fabric in a strippy setting for her quilt, Chocolate and Cherries. 77” x 82”

The Grande Finale of the 2010 Second Saturday Sampler

Wanda outdid herself this year with the Second Saturday Sampler quilt. A beautiful floral border and a pieced sashing make this quilt a stunner! 64” x 80” .

If you made the 6” blocks, you’ll love them in this strippy setting. 41” x 44”

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Row of Houses Rug

Potwin Place is a hooked rug done by Lynda, good friend of Judy who dyes lots of our wool.  The rug is a design from Judy Cripps/Rustic Rugs.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Solid - arity

One of the newest trends from Quilt Market is fabric solids. We have bundles of six fat quarters coordinated to grab and go $9.75

 Here are a series of quilts, designed by Karen Mowery of Folk Art Children patterns using the solids to their full advantage.  The four quilts are a series made to highlight regional differences in Amish quilts.  "travel along with Karen in her four part series of classes to make these inspiring quilts - Thurs. Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 21 6pm – 8:30pm.  For more details - Winter 2011 classes
Or there is a one day class offered called Exploring Solids - offered either Sat. Jan. 29 10am – 1pm or Mon. Apr. 25 10am – 1pm.... create blocks from strips for easy to piece blocks and then arranged in many exciting designs from true Amish to the more contemporary look.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cuttin' a Rug!

Mary Jane from Claire Thibault of La Maibaie, Quebec was in our area and stopped by with her rug hooked piece that she hooked using yarn. It was based on a painting by Harding F. Bancroft. Very nice, Mary Jane.