Thursday, July 30, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Today's view from the office..
If this looks familiar, we're still here ... and, I'm still working on my Lucy Boston blocks!!
We usually see at least one manatee while we're here.  They're very friendly and will swim right up to us...which is a little scary until it gets close enough to see exactly what it is!
Sightseeing...

and notable landmarks...
Can anybody guess where we are from the pictures?

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

A fun summery block for this week...

These are the fabrics I used...

All these fabrics are left from the last block; the addition of the pink makes the whole block look different.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Log Cabin - Improved

Fun times at Wool Works! The second Friday every month stitchers, rug hookers, knitters and weavers gather together to share and encourage. Mary brought this log cabin quilt she worked on for more than 5 years. Her hubby counted more than 3000 pieces! It's not a wool quilt....but we all loved it!...it's stunning!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Mrs. Chillingsworth

Mr. Chillingsworth was so popular last year that he's being reprinted! We even asked Andover fabrics to make a Mrs. Chillingsworth! Well they didn't print a Mrs. Chillingsworth....so...we decided to 'dress' our own. Tricia made the first Mrs. Chillingsworth with the orange purse and hat. Then Wanda
C. made "Ruby" Chillingsworth, her sister with a ruby red ring and 'real' pearls on her neck, plus flip flops and a tutu! We have 'tutu' tulle netting if you want some with your kit! A fun door cover for the Fall!



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Jean brought two quilts. the first quilt is Spring Cleaning. Pattern by Diane Knott.   What a great scrap quilt designer.  Follow her blog. .http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/
 The second is a Saturday Sampler program from another local quilt shop.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Today's view from the office...

The only sewing project I brought along with me is Lucy Boston POTC.  Hopefully I'll have made a lot of progress on my quilt by the time I get back home!  It's a little windy on the beach, but you can even work on these blocks in a beach chair if you anchor everything down.  Now, that's a portable project!

Daily visitor...

Sunset...
Loving my vacation time!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Stitching these blocks in the summer is so relaxing.  They're so portable you can even work on them while you're sipping lemonade and soaking up the sun from a lawn chair outside.  Happy summer stitching!
These are the fabrics I used for this block...
My blue fat quarter didn't give me four identical cuts of the part I wanted to use for the center, so I used a slightly different cut for one of the honeycombs.  To me, it was an acceptable substitution, but if you want to make sure your cuts are all the same, you may need to use a different design area than I did. Think carefully before you start cutting!
Be sure to save the left-overs from this block...you'll be using all three pieces in the next block.

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Friday, July 03, 2015

Another Great Tote Bag

We're absolutely loving all the finished tote bags from the Project Tote class.  Alycia just stopped by with her finished bag...
The back of Alycia's bag...
This very popular tote bag is made with upholstery fabric and wool making it a very durable bag.  If you can't take the class, we have patterns or kits available.  Just call the shop to order!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Patchwork of the Crosses

Are any of you having trouble with your stitches showing on the front of your work?  I may have a solution for you!
The easiest way to sew your honeycombs together is put them right sides together and do a whipstitch down the edge.  When doing the whipstitch, it's important to catch only one or two threads from each honeycomb...if you catch more than that, called taking too big a "bite", you will end up with threads showing on the front.  Sometimes you can "paint" over the thread on the front with a micron pen that matches your fabric and hide the thread, but I think I may have found a method of stitching that will alleviate the problem altogether!
Instead of doing a whipstitch, I've been holding the honeycombs together flat and running the needle across the seam allowance on both honeycombs, as shown above.  It doesn't seem to matter how large a stitch I take - no threads show up on the front.  For me, it's a little more awkward to hold the pieces flat, but it gets easier with practice and it's definitely worth trying if you can avoid stitches showing on the front!
Let me know how this technique works for you... I'm loving it!!

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

We have a winner!

Our shop has a winner for the Row x Row Experience Shop Hop!  Barbara Kulik was the first quilter to bring in a finished quilt using rows from at least eight different shops - Barabara actually used nine rows in her quilt!  
Our row features Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill fishing in the Chattahoochee (2nd row from the top in Barbara's quilt).
She also had a cute idea for the back of her quilt which allowed her to use the fabric license plates she got at each shop...
Barbara used a quilt as you go technique to get her quilt finished in record time!
For her prize, Barbara won 25 fat quarters of her choice.