Thursday, May 30, 2013

Graduation present - One of a Kind

Graduation time always brings a lot of interesting show & tell into the shop. One of our customers made a rug-hooked emblem for this special pillow. All you Georgia bulldog fans are going to want one of these, I know!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

One of the Best Patterns Ever for a Fast/Great Quilt

Judy used a jelly roll of “Audra’s Iris Garden” and the “Heart Strings” pattern to make this beauty. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Oh Baby!!!

Looking for a perfect baby quilt? Let us suggest this cute, CUTE quilt done by one of our customers. Easy to sew pinwheels and bright colors make this a great little quilt!

Beginner and Beyond!!

Susan took our “Beyond Beginner” class and finished this beauty with lots of batiks and Aboriginal fabrics. She’s been working diligently at Wednesday Workshop to piece the leftovers from the top into a just as beautiful backing! She plans to give the quilt to her son.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Heximania Update

Remember this?  Our customer was working on it during Shop Hop. It's 1/4" hexies that will be a queen size quilt. The block on bottom right are part of her quilt for the 'Just Judie' contest. Have you started yours?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Here Kitty Kitty

Dona's been finishing some quilts. "Quilting by check" is the term. She's using our machine quilting service stop get these UFQ's (unfinished quilts) off the shelf and onto beds!


Dona's BOM we did at the shop 10+ years ago!

Dona's favorite! She loved the meandering quilting done to look like yarn that her kitties have been playing with! A tribute to all her cats.

Monday, May 20, 2013

"Parking Lot" Show and Tell from May Second Saturday Sampler Event

Use a charm pack and a great pattern to make this easy quilt top. Sew squares together in a horizontal set, and then use the “Chock Full of Charms” pattern to show you how to cut the top apart and restitch it to give you an on-point look. Doesn’t get any easier!

  Sandi used an early Jan Patek/Sue Spargo pattern for this gorgeous quilt. Since she doesn’t care to appliqué, she replaced some of the appliqué blocks in the pattern with paper-pieced blocks to add her own personal touch to the quilt. We think Jan and Sue  would love it!

Love these star blocks made totally from Half Square Triangles. Good job, Janice!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Big blocks for big prints

Kelly  made a sports theme quilt for her nephew who's turning 7. We'll quilt it for them with variegated thread!
She collects fabric with fruits and veggies and makes picnic quilts with large blocks for wedding quilts for friends....a great idea.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Classes bring out the fun and creativity in you

The girls in the Homestead Gathering Club are having so much fun with doll quilts and cigar box doll beds. Karen wanted something unique for the legs on her doll bed and decided to use tea cups from her granddaughter’s tea set. Isn’t that the cutest idea?!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Show and Tell - one of many job perks. Enjoy what we see on a day to day basis

Marshall has been quilting up a storm! Always a finished new project when he stops by. This week he had two beautiful tops to show us.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Show and Tell - Batiks

One of our customers loves working with batiks because the colors always seem to blend well. She used the “Disappearing Nine-Patch” technique on one of the quilts. The other quilt is for her daughter.


Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Show and Tell - Awesome

One of our out-of-state customers stopped by while she was in Atlanta to show us her finished Sweet 16 quilt. Many of you will remember that Sweet 16, designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, was our appliqué block of the month last year. Mary did all the appliqué on her blocks, but had the quilt hand quilted by an Amish lady near her home. Beautiful!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Textile Memories

One of our customers wanted a teddy bear made from her mother's favorite sweater after her mother passed away. We think Wanda did a great job making this special treasure for her! 

Saturday, May 04, 2013

remember - Wool Works is a free stitch In.

Wool Works is one of our most popular clubs with lots of time to stitch, chat, and be inspired. The club meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 10 – 12:30. There’s no charge for the club – just bring whatever wool project you’re working on and join the fun. Call the shop to reserve your spot!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Happiness is a Thumb and a Blanket

Mary Alice made this 55" x 60" quilt with the Peanuts user friendly panel with patchwork around it. A great use of the chevron. She had such a grand time that she made the next one 94" x 104". Would you believe these are for her daughter who's 40+ years old. She grew up with Charlie Brown and all the Peanuts gang!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Accuquilt Booth at AQS quilt show.

Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims get ready to announce the winner of the barn quilt contest. The Accuquilt booth was right next to Mary Ellen and the Little Quilts booth in Paducah Ky. What fun!
Participants design quilt blocks - winner's is painted on 6 ft square to hang at Accuquilts headquarters in Nebraska. What a cool prize.