Sunday, June 28, 2009

Primitive Portrait Wall Quilt Series Samples at Little Quilts

Three primitive portrait wall quilts (click to enlarge photo) by Karen Mowery, Folk Art Children, are currently on display in the shop. Album Quilt 1870 (top) pattern includes fabric for the album quilt and quilt block in hoop, along with hand-drawn face on fabric ($18); Berks County 1850 (center) is available with hand-drawn face on fabric and organdy fabric for apron ($9) or with complete kit ($24.95); Silhouette No.1 (bottom) is available as pattern only ($8.50). All are 16x20" and can add a unique touch to your home.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alternate Colorways for Second Saturday Sampler

Here are June's alternate blocks for Second Saturday Sampler. Remember, in addition to the main 10" block (optional 6" size shown below with the alternates) , you may want to make the monthly block in Feedsack, Oriental, or Blue and Yellow prints.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Trunk Show at Little Quilts: New Designer

Come in to Little Quilts to see the latest trunk show; this is from a brand-new designer named Remember When. Here is Pat a Cake (38" x 48"), a summery nine-patch with entrancing scalloped borders:
Yours 'Til Butterflies (69" x 88"), a zippy rendition of 30s butterflies: Notice that there is no applique with these butterflies: they are all pieced and even have cute little four-patches:
Gathered in Time (72"x 88"), a homey reproduction with lots of flying geese and chevron inner borders:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Carrie Nelson Visits Little Quilts

While Carrie Nelson (see her June 18th blog post) was visiting Georgia to speak at the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild about her quilts and life as a pattern designer (attended in force by many Little Quilts devotees as well as the regular Guild members :-) -- see Field Trip photo), Carrie visited quilt shops in the area and posted lovely photos of each shop, including Little Quilts:

Thank you, Carrie! At her talk, Carrie showed a bounty of her quilts, including many of her Schnibbles, and spoke about what interests her about designing quilts, such as how she enjoys the challenge of puzzling out a quilt that can be made with, say, two charm packs, or a jelly roll. She enjoys the mathematics of quilt pattern design, as evidenced by the charming complexity of her patterns.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Field Trip to Hear Miss Rosie's Quilt Company Lecture

Mary Ellen's Stash Therapy class made a 'field trip' to The Etowah Valley Quilt Guild Meeting in Cartersville to hear Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company's lecture on scrap quilts and how she designs them. Carrie gave a great lecture with lots of her quilts to see in real life. See her popular patterns at the shop including her newest "Schnibbles" line to make small quilts with charm packs. We love her new pincushion pattern 'Fruit Salad' with patterns for watermelon or strawberry pincushions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Demos at Little Quilts

When you stop in at Little Quilts, be sure to ask to see demos for a book called Sew Simple Pineapple - Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century, by Karin Hellaby. Book's demos are for Karin's Pineapple Chunks and Exploding Pineapples:

Saturday, June 06, 2009

From Market

Mary Ellen returned from Quilt Market in Pittsburgh with lots of new books, patterns and rulers. All here for fun projects. Purses and pincushions were very popular at Market; patterns are arriving daily for these. Hand-dyed wool was shown in many buttonhole stitch patterns. Shown here are bundles and fat 1/4ths of the beautiful wool. We have it in squares, strips, fat 1/8ths as well as individual pieces. Wonderful to stitch with!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Honey Buns

Honey Buns are 1 1/2" precut strips perfect for all your projects. One box
contains two honey buns and directions to make two of these darling purses.
These Honey buns have no calories!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Quilt Kit: from Little Memories

"Days Gone By" from our book Little Memories is available as a kit for a
fun throw size quilt 42" x 47" for $56.95; includes all fabric and
binding. You will need 3 yards of backing fabric. A neat Little Shirting fabric
is available for $8.99 per yd. Included with the kit is the 30-page book
($15 value) with six quilt projects, table runners, wool pillows and more.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Little Amish Quilters

Just arrived: Special gift items for your quilting friends. Small Amish figures from Blossom Bucket make the perfect gift. Quite detailed little (approximately 3") Amish Quilters, priced from $8.25 - $12.00. Come in and see them.