Friday, June 27, 2008

Show and Tell Jo's Little Women Club

Here are the latest quilts created by members of the in-store Jo's Little Women's Club. If you would like to receive the Club's exclusive patterns, you can join on-line too: just check the Little Quilts website; see link at right. These quilts are Jo's Pick Up Sticks pattern.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Trunk Show Arrives from Cotton-in-the-Cabin

You won't want to miss the latest trunk show that has arrived at Little Quilts. From Sandy McCay of Cotton-In-The-Cabin, the quilt and doll clothes patterns are in her book "Reminiscences" ($20), featuring Grandma Minnie's Doll Clothes & Quilts. Antique dolls are modeling the trunk show clothes:
The quilt is a backdrop for many articles of doll clothing:

If you are a doll collector or have kids or grandkids who would admire the display of these three precious antique dolls, come to see them. If you have antique dolls, think about making some of the clothes from this book out of reproduction fabrics. Your dolls could wear them and you could store their real clothes away from sunlight and potential damage. If you have American Girl Dolls, these patterns will work to cloth them, as well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pickets & Posies Pattern a la Sweet Florals made by Chris Ison

Pickets & Posies a la sweet florals made by Chris Ison, a member of our Silver Thimble Quilt Club. The newest pattern from Silver Thimble Quilt Company, "Pickets & Posies" combines easy paper piecing and strip piecing to make a picket fence for your "posies" to climb on. Posies are made with traditional yo-yos and yo-yo flowers. Colorful buttons and white rick rack are the perfect embellishment. Chris and other class members spent the day sewing. Pattern ($8.50) and kits (includes pattern, fabric, buttons & rick rack, $52.95) are available from Little Quilts. See the website for kit fabrics. Check the newsletter for the next Silver Thimble Sew In and join the fun!

Friday, June 20, 2008

North American Mystery Quilt Classes at Little Quilts

Mystery quilt made by student taking the North American Mystery Quilt class held on June 6th; student selected "Sea Glass" colorway from the class Mystery on the Jersey Shore. Sign up for our next North American Mystery class: the Texas Cattle Drive, Saturday, July 19th. You choose one of the following colorways: ‘Texas Gold’ (black and gold), ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ (yellows), or ‘Lone Star’ (red, white and blue). See link at right for class descriptions and dates. Join us for a fun day of sewing on a quilt you are sure to love when the mystery is revealed.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

For Babies and Children at Little Quilts

Use a Jungle Jamboree preprinted panel (8.99) of elephants and other jungle cuties in pink or blue, set it with coordinating fabrics for a sweet crib quilt:

Here are two panels for more fast baby quilts:

On the left is "Dreamland" from Henry Glass ($8.99 panel), 36x45", just sandwich and quilt.

On the right is "Dreamland Quilts" that has reproduction images of antique crib quilt motifs, kit including coordinating fabrics makes a 39x54" baby quilt ($24.95).

Don't forget to make a growth chart for your favorite child. Here's a double-sided chart 20x44" ($9.00):

"Count My Blessings" by Salina Moon has a child-size book ($8.95), a charm pack of her fabrics ($8.00) and an illustration panel ($2.29 per strip):

Sunday, June 08, 2008

North American Mystery Quilt Classes at Little Quilts

Recent class members of the Mystery on the Jersey Shore class, June 6th, had fun looking for clues to their quilt in the sandbox:

Participants had their color choice of "Sands of Time" (tans and browns), "Sea Grass" (blues and greens), or "Regatta" (red, white, and blue) and had a great time working on their mystery quilt.

There are two more sessions of the North American Mystery Quilt coming up: Texas Cattle Drive on July 19th and California Red Carpet on August 14th. Teacher Linda Wirtz has been pulling together incredibly attractive fabric choices for the Cattle Drive for the color choices "Texas Gold" (black and gold), "Yellow Rose of Texas" (yellows) and "Lone Star" (red, white and blue). Follow the Little Quilts link at right and sign up now for the next two sessions of this delightful class.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Quilt Made in "Heirloom Stitches" Class at Little Quilts

Just look at this incredible quilt made by Mary Cook in Wanda Hizer's year-long Heirloom Stitches class at Little Quilts! Heirloom Stitches is a pattern design by Lori Smith.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Christmas Fabrics and Jumbo Jelly Rolls

Lots of Christmas fabrics in at Little Quilts. Here is a bit of Moda Tradition, beautiful red toiles:

Examples below, also have Home for the Holidays by Marcus Brothers (cardinals, red toile, ticking), Call to Joy, Twelve Days of Christmas by Benartex, and Peace on Earth by Moda Three Sisters.

Jumbo Jelly Rolls in Flannel (original price $26.95, on sale for $19.95):