Saturday, November 14, 2009

So Many Trunk Shows, So Little Time....

This must be the season for Trunk Shows!  We've got 3 fabulous trunk shows going on now at the store.  We hope you can stop by and see these great things in person; and if you're visiting our blog from far away, enjoy the pictures and project ideas!

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS by Wagon West Designs

"Wish You Were Here" was inspired by the author's grandmother's kisses at the bototm of her cards and letters.  What a perfect quilt to make for that special someone you wish you could be with over the holidays!  This quilt measures 86"x86".  The book, Vintage Christmas, is for sale at the store for $25 and has tons of other great projects!

"Wish You Were Here" in pinks and browns

Itty Bitty Quilts
The 3 itty bitty quilts in this pattern were made using the "Woolies" line of flannels by Bonnie Sullivan and Maywood Studio.  They are adorable and come in 3 different itty bitty sizes.  Flower Baskets 10 1/2 x 12 1/2, Cherries 10 x 11 1/2 and Bars & Vines 9 3/4 x 11.  The pattern is available for $9.50 and includes includes directions for making all 3 of these adorable itty bitty quilts.

Needle Keeper (left) & Silhouette Pincushion (right)
These adorable patterns also from All Through the Night include directions for making these cute needle keeper and pincushion; perfect to keep by your machine so you always have a needle or pin when you need it!  The needle keeper measures 4" x 5" and it's the perfect gift for your stitching friends. Can be made from wool scraps and embellished with simple embroidery stitches.  The Silhouette Pincushion is 4" x 6" and is perfect to make from wool and homespun. Fill with crushed walnut shells to keep your needles sharp.

Candle Mats
Bareroots shares with us their mini votive candle mats that finish about 10" x 10". Make these with your wool scraps but we'll also have kits available for them.  These also make the perfect gift for friends. Easy to fuse and buttonhole stitch or tack stitch with wool floss or embroidery floss.

As you can see, we've got lots of great thinks to see and hopefully inspire you for the upcoming holiday season!  After all, the holidays are right around the corner.....

1 comment:

Pat said...

Betsy Crutchian the author of "Gone to Texas" has been a big influence to me. Her passion is mid-nineteenth century quilts and when I met her I finally found me nitch in the quilting world. I love reproduction fabrics and the blocks of old.