Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve

So, my dear Little Quilts family..are you dreaming of your 2014 projects? 
I have a suggestion for you...

Gale stopped by on her way to Florida. She’s visiting her daughter here in Atlanta. She brought in her version of Dear Jane titled “Dear Jane meets Lucy Boston. She is hand quilting the quilt and purchased her binding while she was here. Great job, Gale!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Applique Pillows

Jean made these beautiful keepsake pillows for gifts. She took the class based on the book “Applique and Embroidery Designs” by Janice Vaine.  Great job Jean.
New Classes for 2014 on the website now.



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Lovely Hooked rug

Libby just finished her 7th hooked Rug. I guess she is really hooked on primitive rug hooking!

This is a Pris Buttler original design


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quilter's give a gift of themselves

Shelby made this double sided quilt from a Stonehenge strip set (aka jelly roll) and 2 packs of Stone Chips (aka charm packs) for a friend going through chemo treatments for breast cancer. However her friend snuggles with it there is always something neat to look at!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Loving the Neutrals!

One of our out-of-town customers bought all the fabric to make this gorgeous Trip Around the World quilt during her last visit. She and her 85 year old mother, Clara, worked together on the quilt – Diane cut and Clara sewed – to make the quilt for their church raffle. It’s a queen sized quilt with over 2,000 tiny squares! SCORE on the  outer border! Such a great match.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Dresdens

Sue Ellen brought in these darling Dresden Plates using the Holiday Bouquet Line from Blend Fabrics. She's making three table runners for gifts and is auditioning background fabric for the plates. She's made nine of them. Don't' you love the little one too! Table runners make the best gifts.....the perfect wedding gift too...everyone can use one!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Embroidery Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...the elves are busy working away. Marshall shared his latest work on his new embroidery machine. These are meant to be coasters...we suggested they are better as ornaments and gift tags for that special someone. No coffee mug would sit on mine!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Another Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Marvis is finishing this quilt for her daughter for Christmas. She used blocks from the 2011 Second Saturday Sampler and added a few heart blocks to make the quilt extra-special. Her daughter has seen the blocks in progress, but has no idea the quilt is for her – what a great surprise gift!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Holiday Designers on Henry Glass Blog includes our "fearless leader"

A few days ago, we directed you to Henry Glass Naughty or Nice  blog, http://henryglassfabrics.blogspot.com/2013/12/naughty-or-nice-holiday-party-day-1.html.

  Just a reminder, that from now through Dec. 9th, you can comment and win some nice prizes as well as meet the Henry Glass designers. Enjoy their nostalgic Holiday  memories.  Each day has a different prize option. 

Mary Ellen's post is on Day 1. Cute photo and some inside info.  You can find recipes and creative ideas with each designer's posts, as well.  A welcome break from the hustle and bustle of your "to do" list.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Infuse "you" into an existing pattern.

Amy, one of our new wool stitchers, loves to work in contemporary bright colors in both fabric and wool. She did her version of Sue Spargo's Winterberry Table Runner pattern. She used wool, silver and gold lame, as well as Kaffee Fassett and other bright fabrics. She plans to do 'big stitch' for her quilting of her contemporary versions of this traditional design. We love it. The pattern is back in stock with plenty of time to make it for your holiday table!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Measure Your Christmas Joy

There’s a new FREE pattern on our website under “Free Patterns”. It makes this fun Christmas Tree out of our new Little Quilts wooden yardstick. Simply cut it as indicated on the pattern sheet, stain or paint it, assemble and embellish with vintage buttons, beads, glitter, or goodies from your stash. Pay attention to your placement for drilling the holes…see our oops! With an upside down ‘branch’! Stop in for a free yardstick!...mention you read about it on our blog! We’d love to see pictures of how you embellish it…and we’ll give you a free fat 1/4th. Shown also is a tree made out of a vintage yardstick. They are hard to come by these days!


Monday, December 02, 2013

A Little late to the party..

Drop by the Henry Glass blog...They are having a party and you don't want them to have it without you, do you? 

Some of the designers are stutting their stuff.  Go check it out.  Link here.  I vote NICE.

Greater Atlante Shop Hop 2014 Fabric Reveal

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop March 15-22, 2014. We're celebrating 15 years of Shop Hopping.  To celebrate...., the Shop Hop will be for a full week   ...lots more prizes... a special Commemorative Charm Holder...plus a new magnolia batik fabric in three color ways with Georgia printed in the design. You can order and pre-pay $12.50 per yard. The three color choices are: Royal (blue background) Cream/Green, or Multi (multi color throughout).
Fabrics will be available for pick or shipping starting March 15th during the Shop Hop.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The Little Quilts 12 Days of Christmas..

...otherwise known as Stuff Your Stocking...
If you want to know the daily specials, go to www.littlequilts.com and sign up to receive the email newsletter. Each day we will send you an email with the deal of the day. You can email us back and tell us to add to your "stocking".  After 12 days you will have some or all selections and either you or Santa can come and pick it.up.
The offer already "gone" for day, for instance, was a book:   “Quilt Grandeur” by Kaffe Fassett and a bundle of six fat 1/4ths of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for $39.95 (reg. price $44.50.
Let the fun begin!
Stuff YOUR stocking.