Friday, February 28, 2014

Charming Class

If you need to get away from the house for some uninterrupted sewing time, join us for Wednesday Workshop! There’s a $5 fee, but you can come and go as you please or stay all day if you want. Most who come are trying to finish UFO’s and love to use our design wall to lay out their projects. Linda is excited about all the projects she’s been able to finish!   

Another fun new class is the Marti & Me class where you’ll learn to make fabulous blocks and quilts using the rulers and template sets from Marti Michell
                                 Sue finished this quilt top after taking the class.  

Another fun class we do is Charm School where all the quilts and projects you work on start with charm packs. One of the most popular classes was the Disappearing 4-Patch pattern. Jennifer used two packs of French General charm packs to make this version of the class project. We will be featuring the Disappearing 4-Patch for our Shop Hop quilt. Be sure to visit us during the Shop Hop, March 15 – 22, for a demo and pattern!  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Parade of Quilts!!!

We had a party for our Second Saturday Sampler participants on Sunday and we were so excited to see all the beautiful quilts that were shown. We thought you might like to see some of them, too.
Janis made a few extra blocks and designed her own setting to make a larger, bright quilt. 
We offered several different choices of fabrics for the borders and Sandy chose to finish her quilt with the red floral border. Love it! 
Chris used fabrics from her stash to make alternate blocks and designed her own setting. 
Jodean hand pieced her entire quilt and then hand quilted it in time for the party!
  Bobette’s quilt was also hand pieced, hand quilted and bound.

     MaryAnn chose the red floral border fabric. Her quilt was machine quilted.
                        Mary Ann also finished the Black and White alternate quilt
Tricia used the brown floral border fabric and chose to make a larger quilt by making 20 blocks. 
Jean made the 6” size blocks and designed her own setting. Love the striped fabric she used for the borders! 
                The blocks look beautiful set with cream sashings. Lovely quilt, Marlys.

Julie also chose to set her blocks with light sashings. How creative to use some of her leftover fabrics for colorful sashing strip!
   Nicole made an alternate version of the quilt in Black and White. She designed her own setting.

                          We love the pillowcases Nicole made to go with her quilt
Nicole also made alternate blocks out of floral fabrics in her stash. The trellis setting she chose makes her quilt look like a beautiful garden.
Nicole had so much fun making this quilt with the 6” alternate blocks she made. Looks like a village I’d just love to move to! 
                     Madeline made the blocks in black, white, and red for her granddaughter.
Sue combined the large and small blocks in her quilt. This was her first Second Saturday Sampler experience and we loved her quilt! 
   Jerie finished her quilt using brown borders and a different red fabric for the setting triangles. 
Jerie also made the black and white alternate blocks, added yellow setting fabrics and came up with this great contemporary-looking quilt.
   Eloise loved the teal fabric from the Pheasant Run fabric line and decided to use those fabrics for her finishing fabrics. Beautiful!
 Are you stunned and amazed?! How about inspired? Who knew there was so much TALENT among Little Quilts customers? WE DID!!!!
Check the LQ website or call for a complete pattern set for our 2013 Saturday Sampler –                               Day’s Gone By – 63” x 79”. 
Pattern set includes 10” x 5” blocks and lots of tips and shortcuts. Plus bonus of how to finish the large and the small quilt with 5” blocks.
A real bargain - $15 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Versatile Projects

Sarah’s been busy sewing and we love her newly finished projects. She used the Midi Bag pattern to make her bag, but made it with wool instead of cotton. We love the richness of color you get with wool!
Sarah also finished her Pilgrim quilt from our Pilgrim Embroidery Block of the Month last year. The pattern set did not offer a quilt setting for the embroidered blocks so we’re really enjoying seeing the different settings our customers have come up with. 


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Clever Setting for Sampler Blocks

We just love the way Nicole finished her 6” Second Saturday Sampler blocks. What a cute farm complete with white picket fences…just want to move right in!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sunbonnet Sue is timeless for the generations

One of our customers loves to appliqué and made this cute quilt for her granddaughter using our Applique Sue and Hats pattern. We love the way she embellished the blocks with stitchery.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sochi Dreamin'

Have you been enjoying the Winter Olympics? Why not make a quilt to commemorate this year’s Olympic events?  All our Olympic fabrics, kits, and gift items are now 25% off!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jelly Roll Run (Pheasant) Quilt

Have you done anything with your Pheasant Run fabric designed by Little Quilts ,yet? How about this for a quick and easy quilt… we cut 2½” strips and made a Jelly Roll Race quilt! Love the earthy colors in this line and this quilt displays all of them.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chris finished this cute heart quilt.  Start collecting pinks and reds now for next year's heart quilt.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Love, Love, Love

There’s still time to make a few last minute Valentine gifts…enjoy 25% off all Valentine kits, gifts and fabrics!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ice Ice Baby


It’s almost certain we’ll be closed tomorrow and who knows about Thursday.  Call before coming, to make sure we’re open.  Wednesday Workshop is cancelled.  We don't mess around when there is talk about ice.  Those not in Atlanta, pray we keep power because a quilter without a machine... is not a pretty sight. Atlanta quilters, sew your bindings on STAT! so you can do the hand sewing part tomorrow incase the power is out.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quilts As Fundraisers

Quilts can be a great fundraiser for your school or any organization. This t shirt quilt was made from school uniforms and t shirts from Mary Ellen’s grandsons’ school – St Joseph’s Catholic School in Marietta GA. It sold Saturday night at a Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for the school for more than $1500! Keep this in mind as a great project for a school! T shirt quilts can be indestructible and are perfect to snuggle with while watching movies or TV!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Tribute to a Special Lady....

One of our good friends and long-time favorite customers, Sara Brown, lost her battle to cancer several weeks ago.  Many of you knew Sara because she has been a part of our Second Saturday Sampler event since the first series many years ago. 

Sara had a lovely family – husband, daughter, and two sons – who truly valued her quilts and took the time to bring many of them to hang in the church and Fellowship Hall for her funeral and reception. Pictured are just a few of the quilts that were displayed in the chapel. Those who attended the funeral were treated to a beautiful quilt show!  Fabric with love sewn in, expressing love even after she was not there to give it in person. I wish you culd have all been there to hear the tributes and memoreis shared about her life. No wonder we valued her as the treasure that she was to all. 

We would like to extend our condolences to Sara’s family and let them know how much she will be missed by all her friends and the staff at Little Quilts. We are beginning a new Second Saturday Sampler series this Saturday and it just won’t seem the same without Sara at the front of the line so we dedicate the 2014 Program to her. 

Rest in peace, dear friend.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Giving is better than receiving:

Ella finished this pillowcase in one of our youth classes. She did so well
she's making pillowcases for everyone in her family. She even plans to make
some for our ConKerr Cancer program. Drop off any pillowcases here and it
will go towards our count for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. Did you
know that the ConKerr cancer program distributes more than 200 pillowcases
each month!
For more information click this link: