Monday, August 26, 2013

Creative Christmas Stockings

Anne made these adorable stockings for her grand grandchildren. She'll embroider their names and give them to the lucky children at Thanksgiving when they visit from Montana. What a keepsake!
They love the Elf on the Shelf!



Saturday, August 24, 2013

No Wonder She is Smiling....

Mary did a great job on "Heirloom Stitches: A Sampler Quilt " by Lori Smith - from My Heart to Your Hands.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Winner for Most Creative Use of a Box!

Muriel made this treasure box using a vintage wood ruler, cigar box, and picture from Olde America Antiques vintage fabric postcard.  Watch for an upcoming class.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Judie, Judie, Judie!!!!!!

I am amazed, so you will be also.  Little Quilts is the winning shop in the Marcus Fabrics "Just Judie" contest.  Therefore, we get a visit from the reproduction fabric design icon, Judie Rothermel!  Little Quilts, not only had the most entries (for which we win!!!!) but we have 7 finalists!!!  I will post the quilts shortly. Come back,to see them.

These Boots Are Made For....

Hilda brought in her quilt - a special gift to a special friend. Started during Shop Hop 2 years ago. Great job!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quilts become part of the family....

Lynn’s daughter Ashley loaned Lynn’s quilt to a good friend to borrow as he proposed to his future bride.

This pinwheel quilt was made for the Just Judie contest from Marcus Fabrics. What a nice thing to do for a friend!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bouquets For A New Day

Kathie finished her " Bouquets for a New Day ". It is 62" x 78".  It has been a Q Block of the Month.  For those who have been working on it...finishing kits are still available. What a beautiful quilt

Friday, August 16, 2013

August Second Saturday Sampler Show and Tell

Barb made this cute quilt for her nephew. Love the Prairie Points and bright colors!

Elsie wanted to practice paper piecing and she loved the technique so much she just kept going eventually making enough blocks for a whole quilt.

Loretta’s daughter gave her a “candy pack” (Candy Packs are sets of 2½” squares) and asked her to make something. We love the tablerunner she came up with!


Madelyn finished last year’s Saturday Sampler quilt.


Jelly Roll Stunners

Amy made this great quilt from a Kaffe Fassett jelly roll and added borders to make it bigger. A stunner!
Amy made another jelly roll quilt.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mattie's first quilt. She's so excited... We think she's hooked! The rows are musical themed.  She is already thinking about her next project.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

And you thought you had too many sewing machines....

On a recent trip to Chicago, Fran came across this shop with sewing machines displayed all over, besides in the windows. Pictures of the insides….

Would you believe the bottom picture is a wall – 3 stories high with these machines on the wall! She had to send us these pictures as we probably wouldn’t believe her!



Monday, August 12, 2013

Just Arrived....

Sweet owls from Bearington bears go great with the Nested Owls Row by Row quilt we have from Adorn It!


Wednesday, August 07, 2013

In Process...

Nancy is reproducing this quilt and using a lot of reproduction fabrics of the late 1800’s, like the chrome yellow, reds and greens. It is from a pattern called “Calico Paradise” 82” x 93. You can’t believe how large this is! Nancy has been in a few times for help in selecting her fabrics. She was in this time for her borders.
Can't wait for the finale!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Bird Lovers - Check this out!

Just arrived punch needle designs from Crane Designs. The chickadee is her best seller! The cardinal ditty bag is sweet...and the template is included for the wooden paddle in that pattern. Designs are all hand drawn by designer,  Jan Mott on Weavers cloth. Gather your floss and start punching!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Wedding Ring Piecing AND Applique Quilt.. Are You Kidding Me?!

Would you believe Toni started this quilt 12 years ago. It's a watercolor double wedding ring and it's 103" x 112". Her daughter is getting married next April so that's what has prompted her to have it quilted. What a beauty and what a wedding gift!