Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Customer Show and Tell from May 2011 Second Saturday Sampler

 It was a cloudy day, threatening storms but that did not deter these talented customers. Enjoy.
Saturday Sampler block patterns made from the quilter's stash.
 Clever adaptations to the 10 minute table runner.  You too can get the pattern with purchase of fabric to make one.
 A quilt for the Quilts of Valor project.
 The quiltmakers first quilt!  Made from Moda Layer Cakes.

We sell the laminated fabric (great to wipe off spills stains etc) on the exterior of this bag.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Star Spangled Celebration

We are open our usual hours this Memorial Day weekend.  Saturday 10AM - 5PM, closed Sunday and open Monday May 30, 10AM - 5PM.
All patriotic fabrics are on sale at 20% off.  This includes the Liberty Ridge fabrics, including the flag panel print and the kit to make the quilt shown below. 
Also, please treat yourself to come and see us before Tues.  We have this quilt, "Star Spangled Celebration", designed and made by Silver Thimble Quilt Co. on display.  Pattern available for $20. 

This is a great time of year for thinking about Americana, flags and patriotism.  We owe our freedom to many.  Thank you to all who "Protect and Serve".
Star Spangled Celebration
and the very popular Liberty Ridge Quilt Kit

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fan Favorite

Karen came shopping with this fantastic bag. We had no trouble telling where her loyalties lie! Stop by and check out all our college fabric – make a bag for your favorite school.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quilts Inspired By Mosaics

Janice's quilt is a stunner! Quilts are so much more beautiful in person than a photo (sorry) in a book.  The quilt came from a pattern in the Bella Bella - Stunning Designs from Italian Mosaics.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


A gorgeous use of a wide row style directional print.  This fabric adds so much to this already beautiful and well executed quilt.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May Blocks of the Month

the beautiful Sweet Sixteen Applique Block of the Month
and the Second Saturday Sampler Block

Green Thumb?

Muriel loves it when mail order customers come into the shop – she can put a face with a name! One of those customers, Denissa from North Carolina, was in the shop this morning trying to find a border for this beauty. Of course, we had just what she was looking for! She picked a large Kaffe Fassett floral and now we can’t wait to see the finished project. For those of you who participated in the Cinnamon Stick exchange, Denissa said she and her friends are still exchanging Half-Square Triangles among themselves. Denissa made the “Tree of Life” quilt with part of her exchange blocks and she invented a basket block using more of the blocks. We’ll share those pictures with you when Denissa gets them to us.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Good News and The Bad News

The good news is that Mary Ellen snagged some photos of new quilts coming up in Jo Morton's new book - Banner Day - AND that you can pre-order it with us so you get a copy hot off the presses.  $27 (call and ask to be added to the customer list).  The bad news is that she is using her iPhone and the quilts were moving dureing a Schoolhouse presentation at Spring Quilt Market.  Blutrry photos may be better than none at all.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Good Deed, Girl Scouts!

Nine year old Meghan, of Girl Scout Troop 2638, brought in 17 pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer.  She made 10 of them herself.  She will get her Sew Simple badge and her Bronze Award.  Her six year old sister, Sarah, is pictured with her.  Cute and generous.  Applause.
If you would like to follow her example, here is a link to the information.  We are a collection site for the pillowcases.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Second Saturday Sampler is THE place to be for great show and tell.  April was no exception.
A completed English Pathwasy Buck A Block quilt with a variation of two.  Julie confessed she wanted to make it queen sized, thought she had it all planned but had to make some last minute adaptations and add some fabrics.  Sound familiar?

A quilt made by .  The picture shows a stunning quilt.  If you can, zoom in on the picture to see how interesting the Australian aboriginal prints really are,  You can make a stunning quilt with big bold prints.  The outer border is cool the way she cut it.  It makes a swag without having to applique it. Genius!
A happy quilt and a happy quiltmaker.  Darlene made this quilt using a pattern for jelly rolls in the book,  Scrap Quilt Surprises by Kim Brackett.  

A very clever addition to an Eleanor Burns' Irish Chain.  Look closely in the center for an embroidery clover which adds someting so individual.  Great idea.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Grandma's Pride and Joy

Aren’t these the two most gorgeous models ever?!! Vanessa and Helena are wearing dresses made for them by their grandmother, Joan, from Little Quilts fabric. So cute!