Friday, March 30, 2012

Hip To Be Square

Jeanette brought in a quilt top made by her grandmother that she is having us quilt. The little 1” squares were all hand-pieced and we found several of the tiny squares that were pieced together indicating the quilt maker was “making do” and not wasting any of the fabric she had. Jeanette is fairly certain the top was pieced in the 30’s, but some of the fabrics are older so her grandmother was definitely using her stash - now there’s a novel idea! What a treasure. Unlike many of the old quilts we see, this quilt top did not smell musty or dirty. In fact, it smelled so good we thought Jeanette must have freshly laundered it before she brought it in, but Jeanette said she has never washed it. Her secret? She wraps small bars of scented soaps in with her old tops (we recommend wrapping them in muslin so the soap does not come into direct contact with the quilt tops)!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great Times at "The Hop"

I hope everyone had as much fun this year during the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop as we did.  Thank you all for your compliments about the theme and shop displays.
Cindy was the happy winner of our Shop Hop Gift Basket!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Girly Outfit

Design the cutest little girl clothes ever with “Girls World” by Jennifer Paganelli and Little Quilts fabric. The book includes simple step-by-step directions to 21 gorgeously girly projects perfect for toddlers to tweens. Frilly, ruffly, whimsical – create a girl’s world of your very own!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Saddle Up Your Horses....the rodeo is at Little Quilts... through Sunday. Amanda and Mary Ellen are ready for Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop. Can you believe Amanda made her shirt and skirt? The ultimate cowgirl! We’re all having a lot of fun with our rodeo theme – if you haven’t visited us yet, we hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grand Finale of the Sweet Sixteen Quilt

This is what you have to look forward to if you’ve been doing our Sweet Sixteen Applique Block of the Month this year. Kathy has been doing a fabulous job on the blocks each month and this is her completed quilt top. Light, airy, and just plain beautiful!

One more day and then it is ...THE GREATER ATLANTA SHOP HOP!!  Whoot Whoot.  The store is PACKED with trunk show sand goodies.  Total Eye Candy and yes, I mean quilts.  There may be a cowboy or two, (wink).  After all, we are the rodeo.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy National Quilting Day

One of the coolest things about seeing the same pattern and how different it cann look in different colorways and settings.
Just a few of the great quilts we saw  at the 2011 2nd Saturday Sampler party. As usual, many of you came up with your own setting ideas and we loved all the creativity.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Stained Glass in fabric.

Samples from our Stained Glass with Fabric class. The girls finished their block in class – great job. Watch for the class again in the summer schedule.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Why You Should Come to Second Saturday Sampler - It is happenin' today!

We were really impressed with Susan’s original setting design for her 2nd Saturday Sampler blocks. She used her own fabrics for the blocks, made a few extra blocks (32 total), framed each block, and then used a beautiful William Morris fabric for the sashings and setting triangles. She was in for more fabric for a beautiful pieced outer border she has planned which will make this a king-size quilt when she’s finished. Love the elegant look she achieved with her fabric choices!

Designer and Quilt Shop Owner(s)

We were so thrilled when Lisa and Nick Bongean of Primitive Gatherings showed up in the shop! Nick was a little camera shy, but we got a great picture of Lisa, Mary Ellen and Wanda. Primitive Gatherings has a booth at the Sewing Expo and we were glad they had a few minutes to stop by for a visit.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Heart Stringsd - A pattern Favorite - Great Quilts

Julie and Melanie both brought in “Heart Strings” quilt tops this week. Melanie’s son who is serving in Afghanistan just got engaged on Valentine’s Day and this quilt is going to Melanie’s future daughter-in-law. Julie used the same pattern but added sashing between the hearts and was looking for border fabric to make it queen-bed size. Love this pattern.


Friday, March 02, 2012

When owning a longarm comes in handy

Dena made the Civil War Journal BOM here each month last year but ‘tested the pattern’ each month before sewing with the kit fabric. She had this contemporary version out of a line called “London Lawn” from Moda.
She’ll have 2 king size quilts.   Way to go Dena.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

New Sewer Impress

This is Angie’s second quilt top and she was looking for border fabrics. We think she’s off to a very good start in her quilting career.