Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Finale!

What a cute primitive appliquéd wall hanging that Cheryl did! We like show and tell here and this one was admired by everyone.

Monday, July 29, 2013

July Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Kay is a Saturday Sampler participant and she brought this great bag, she calls "Letties Bag",  I’m not sure of the pattern but we all loved the wonderful, cheery fabric she chose.

Susan was also at July’s Saturday Sampler and brought along this great quilt made with the Vintage Postcard prints of motorcycles. These prints come in a variety of pictures. Stop in and check them out. There are numerous small wall hangings on display made from these prints.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Fran and all her students from Primitive Club with their ribbons they all won at the East Cobb Quilters Guild show in June. How great is that! From left to right, teacher Fran, students Jan, Paula and Maryanne. Good job ladies.
I bet the probability for this happening is minuscule which makes the sweeping win that much more WELL DESERVED.
P.S. aren't the ribbons super cute?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quilt As You Go

Donna also is making quilts using the postcard garden panels quilt as you go method!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Jersey Comes to Little Quilts

Sheila and Sue are here on a field trip from New Jersey to visit their friend here in Atlanta. They brought a huge Show & Tell with them that we know you’re going to enjoy!

  Sheila designs a lot of her own quilts using scraps. What a great way to use up a lot of dark strips.
 : We loved this bright blue/yellow quilt – another great use of scraps.

  The “crowning touch” on this Ocean Waves quilt is the two fish swimming in the middle!

  Sue came up with another very simple pattern for using up scraps.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Graduation Quilt 101

Ann’s niece, Clare, just graduated from Vet School at UGA which seemed like the perfect occasion for a quilt! Ann brought Clare in to pick out fabrics and we love the fabrics they chose! At Clare’s request, Ann even mitered the corners. Wow! There’s a gift of love!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Just Judi Competition deadline coming soon

Doris from Alabama dropped of her entry for the Just Judi competition. She said she's never done anything like this before but wanted to participate .  She's holding a. picture of the close up. Unfortunately the full picture got a glare. It's a churn dash with a center medallion.  The photo on the left are blocks in the quilt. 
Still time to drop off an entry at the store. Watch the blog for a parade of the entries we send in. We'll be mailing our entries next week Tuesday or Wednesday.

Friday, July 19, 2013

New Jersey Show and Tell

Bonnie Hunter’s blog,, provides a lot of inspiration for using scraps. This quilt was made from Crumbs.

Another Bonnie Hunter pattern called “Easy Street”

  Sheila’s cat quilt was hand quilted! Thanks for all your great Show & Tell – we hope you visit again soon!

Kim Diehl Trunk Show

This is just one of the beautiful quilts from the trunk show from the book “Homestyle Quilts” by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker. There are thirteen fabulous patchwork and appliqué quilts in the book to choose from, and, to make a good book even better, recipes for quick and easy meals are included so you’ll have more time to sew.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jelly Roll Race - Custom

We helped Donna and cut yardage for her to make a jelly roll race quilt for a niece. We cut 1/6 yd of 20 as she wanted an all pink quilt. She then cut the 2 1/2" strips at home and started sewing! Great job - even found the backing in the sale section.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

When Love for your family inspires:

 Amanda made this camo style quilt for for her grandson from a Ying Yang pattern in a 2011 McCalls Quilting magazine. The center has a photo transfer of Amanda's husband's ship where he was stationed on in the Navy.  She is too much! Just whipped it up!


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Desert Island Quilting Part 2

When you forgot your square ruler, whatcha gonna do?   Mary Ellen trimmed 6 1/2" and 9 1/2" squares with graph paper drawn to size!
Better that slicing and dicing a magazine?! 
" My son Chris, (aka Bubba- age 42) suggested I try the cutting board provided in the house we rented! It worked great... A lesson learned . If not near a quilt shop! Purchase from anywhere!
Mary Ellen doesn't know how to EQ-she resorted to graph paper - the old fashioned way to come up with a layout for 25 blocks to honor 25 years for Judie Rothermel designing fabrics for Marcus Bros.
Slowly they are getting seen into units.  Check out the photo closely.  You will see why "slowly".  She is distracted by her reading material (HAHA)and playing with trucks.


voila! It's a top- needs borders and quilting. Desert island quilting...without the necessities...found an iron in the home Mary Ellen rented after half way through the sewing! Remember...a quilter's gotta matter what! ....had 3" (those were trimmed)....6 1/2" & 9 1/2" (not trimmed)....all done with Lemoyne Star Rapid Fire ruler by Studio 180 designs / Deb Tucker- she's a genius!

More "desert island" quilting....

Ever tried to square up blocks without a square ruler? Mary Ellen forgot a square ruler AND the cutting mat. Only ruler within at least 30 miles is a 3 1/2" x 18" creative grid she brought. Desert island quilting means working with what you have! Graph paper is cut into 9 1/2" and 6 1/2" squares to use to trim with!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Quilters will Quilt, no Matter What!

Guess what Mary Ellen forgot? On a weekend trip with her family to Gatlinburg TN, she forgot her cutting mayt (HORRORS!)..has everything else to work on her "Just Judie" entry! She's using old magazines for the cutting mat! No quilt shops in the area or she'd be at one! Gotta get that entry done. Deadline July 31. Have you done one yet....there's still time. Watch for her progress in future blogs!

VERY special wedding veil holder

  Janet made this veil holder to hold an antique wedding veil from
a great grandmother's tea towel. She had it monogrammed and finished with
Grandma's vintage button. The back of the envelope has monograms with all
the daughter's and nieces in the family who have used the wedding veil at
their wedding. Her sister bought the lace veil in the 1960's not knowing
she herself would use it and all the girls in the family for their wedding
veil. What a beautiful tradition. Before Janet made the linen pockets the
veil was stored in a plastic bag! Yikes!

View of the back of the linen envelope with all the monograms

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BIG nine patch wonder.

Judy made this taupe black and tan for her daughter-in-law. It's the same
pattern as taught in the Quilting Ala Carte series here at the shop, which
Judy took last year. Next picture is the backing - she pieced with lots of
leftovers and she changed the half square triangle blocks in the top. She's
leaving it for us to machine quilt.

pieced back in Judy's quilt

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Little Quilt's newwest fabric line.. Pheasant Run

Check out some of the new Summer releases from Henry Glass fabrics. Our newest line. Pheasant Run won't be shown here as it was a Spring release at the Quilt Market in Portland. We'll be showing some of it in this week's email newsletter but you can see the complete collection along with 3 free projects on the Henry Glass website.

Monday, July 08, 2013

ELF rewards

We've had so much fun designing "Row by Row" quilts and they've been very popular. This kit is 41 x 60" has the strips precut and ready for you to sew. We've also got a kit for the Elf's sleeping bag! Too cute!

The Elf's sleeping bag is perfect to keep your elf safe and warm. Mary Ellen's grandson's have names their Elf Buddy! What's yours? Tell us your elf’s name and a cute story and we’ll randomly pick three to win a fat 1/4th from the fabric collection.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Tropical Stars....

Judy made this Hunter's star quilt for her daughter after she learned the technique with the Hunter's Star ruler from Studio 180 Designs in the class here at the shop. She made her blocks 8" and sashed the with Kona white so they float. She selected the soft green for her backing. This ruler helps make perfect blocks every time! Great job Judy!