Sunday, January 25, 2009

Renée Plains Trunk Show at Little Quilts

Reneé Plains' Gifts From My Heart (book $12.95) trunk show is on display front and center at Little Quilts:

The book contains eight fun projects to stitch for friends and family. Trunk show includes a small (17" x 21") bird appliqued & pieced quilt, a pieced heart signature quilt (32" x 40"), a strippy tote, wrist heart pin cushion, jewelry pocket and pin cushion.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

"I am a Quilter" Photo Book and "Flowers for Isabelle" Kit

Now you can make a scrapbook of your quilts with the help of Stories by Everyone. Follow the link to read about how you can add 11 quilt photos to this little showcase. This playing card weight swatchbook comes with a clear plastic cover and is held together by an urban Chicago screw. Use Little Quilt's exclusive access code: 7FGESW2M4R to order this book for $15.99, free shipping:

Make a Four Plus One Equals Fun pattern by Lori Smith, shop sample here made by Amanda Smallwood from one of our kits (5 fat quarters makes front and pieced back, $18.95):

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Show and Tell: Baltimore Album

One of our advanced Baltimore Album appliquérs, Terry Schmeltzer, with her beautiful framed applique blocks. Blocks are from "Baltimore Elegance" by Elly Sienkiewicz.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Spring Display at Little Quilts

Celebrate Spring with a Little Quilts pattern ($3). Spring fabric FQs ($2.75), bundles ($16.50). Come in and see the Spring Display:

Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit ($39.95):

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2008 Little Quilts Christmas Party Staff Gift Exchange

The Little Quilts Staff Christmas parties are fantastic! In addition to great food (we've got some great cooks on our staff), we also do a gift exchange each year. This year we exchanged little quilt tops (how appropriate :-) ) The eagle appliqué quilt came from a Lori Smith pattern, "Fit to Frame: Set Ten":

The quilt on the right is from another Lori Smith pattern "Oh My Stars!"; just pick four print fat quarters plus one background fat quarter to make the quilt top, a pieced back and the binding:

The quilt on the left incorporates some of the Posey Packet patterns, available in the shop and online:

We love the variety in all the quilts that were exchanged:

These were made from Jo Morton Club patterns:

Some of the Christmas exchange quilt tops are original patterns:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Setting for the 9" Block Version of Starry Wonder

Here is the setting for the 9" block version of Starry Wonder of our 2008 Saturday Sampler. The Finishing Kit is available ($28.95); call the store. Kit is not listed online. **Americana version of the 12" blocks coming soon!**

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Second Saturday Sampler Quilts - Alternate Colorways

The busy bees at Little Quilts have put their alternate Second Saturday Sampler blocks together into nice settings. First up is "Kaffe Meets Aunt Grace" (56" x 70"), made by Jackie Blackburn using a combination of Kaffe Fassett and 30's reproduction fabrics:

Here is "Batik Starry Wonder" (54" x 69") made by Dena Rosenberg:

These alternate quilts were made using the same blocks as the Saturday Sampler Quilt, but in different fabric choices. Check back to see the Americana version. Pattern sets for the 12 blocks and the finishing patterns are available for $15 or you can purchase the setting pattern of your choice only for $2.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Fabric Lines in at Little Quilts

Unexpected from Little Quilts: a new selection of lovely Oriental fabrics ($9.60 to $9.90 a yard), also available in FQs and bundles (6 FQs for $16.50):

You need to make a visit soon to check them out close-up:

Little Quilts' brand-new fabric line has arrived from Henry Glass Fabrics: Playtime with Sue and Bill:

Come into the shop to see the line or follow the link to look it over on the Henry Glass site. The panel print is $12.50 per panel and megabundles are ready ($49.50).

You're going to love these. Kaufman Prisma Dyes. These jewel-tone fabrics have a hand-dyed look. Wanda has shelved these Prisma Crayons in the Baltimore Album section, so you know what these would be good for, in addition to your favorite Batik-appropriate patterns:

Friday, January 09, 2009

Valentines at Little Quilts

Don't miss the Valentines display at the very front of the shop. Wonderful Be My Valentine fabric (including 6 fat quarters for $16.50):

cute panel prints to put on towels:

Moda Love is in the Air charm packs ($6) and Moda Candy Kisses charm packs ($8):

See the glimpse of Liberty Star's Gifts from the Heart book ($12.95) below? Little Quilts will soon receive the Trunk Show for this book. Cupcake Pincushion pattern from Cindy Taylor Oates ($6.50):

A Heart for an Old Friend pattern from Bird Brain:

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Little Quilts' New Applique BOM: The Circuit Rider's Quilt!

Little Quilts' own Dottie Richey has carefully chosen blocks for you to make monthly throughout 2009 from this 1862 Ohio album quilt that is now part of the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago:

The book is $26.95; the BOM begins February 14, 2009. Read more about it and sign up now on the website.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Kathie West's Masterful Nutcracker and Finishing Kits

Kathie West's incredible Nutcracker quilt is all together and on display in the shop:

Finishing kits are available in the shop and online for your Nutcrackers, in fact you can still get the pattern and kits in sets only; follow the link for ordering information.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Time to Sign up for Classes at Little Quilts

It's a New Year and time to sign up for your next group of classes at Little Quilts. Check out the list of classes with descriptions and examples on the Little Quilts website. There is still time to read the descriptions and make decisions on a fun quilt class.

For example, you may want to consider Wanda Hizer's year-long Baltimore Album series of classes. Participants will either make a Baltimore quilt over the course of the year or may work on a Baltimore quilt that they have already begun. Wanda teaches many classes at Little Quilts and is the most wonderful teacher.

Girl Gang is a celebration of primitive quilt design; this year the classmates will work on Brannock and Patek primitive projects.

Perhaps you have decided it's time to make your Dear Jane quilt. There is now a support group for Dear Jane; read about it in the classes description on the website.

Happy New Year and a Little Quilts "Homecoming" Show and Tell

It's always fun to see customers bring finished projects to show us! Congrats to Marlene Uglum from the West Georgia Quilters Guild in Carrollton. She brought her version of our "Homecoming" booklet. She had collected many of the original fabrics used in our quilt including the original border fabric.