Saturday, February 26, 2011

Let's Twist!

Here we are, on Saturday with even MORE yucky old snow outside! I was soooo glad to see these girls show up for class this morning! I think everyone is getting a little more adventuresome on the roads. or they are just getting tired of staying home. Either way it was nice to have them! Here's Denise with her quilt. She always uses such fun fabrics! I love it!!

This class was called "Lets Twist!" Sharon Szekely was the instructor. This is judy with her quilt. Isn't she cute? I think they all had lots of fun and each of their projects were so different.
Here's Kim and her daughter Jennifer. (OK all you can see is Jennifer's hands. I'm such a great photographer!) They were working on a quilt together. They used a layer cake from some wonderful Christmas fabric. It really turned out sweet. All in all, it was a fun day. I was so glad to not be all by myself all day. I sure hope this is the end of the snow! Spring is just around the corner!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Sneek Peek at My Tri County "Birds of a Feather" Quilt

Well, I guess there is an upside to all this nasty snow. It gave me time to catch up on some projects that have to be done NOW. On the first of March (four days from now) all the shops in the Tri County Quilt Tour have to have their quilts hanging in their shops. Now, because there have been ZERO customers in the past three days. I'm just about ready. Just a few embellishments and about three feet of binding and I'll be ready. I think it's really cute, and has been so much fun to make. I had lots of help and impute from many good friends and family. I think this project could have been so much more detailed, but someone has to yell STOP! Wait till you see it. I think you will understand. So many ideas!!! This is just a glimpse of my little friends adventure. Stop in and see the the whole quilt next week.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What a FUN Class!

Such sweet smiling faces came out of this class last Friday! Not to mention the sweet projects they finished. Here is Dorothy and "Stephanie the short" showing off their Tuffits. Arn't they cute?Everyone in the class finished and are planning on doing more Tuffits for wonderful gifts to special people they love. I wish I could get on their list.
I just love to be up front in the shop and listen to the girls work and giggle in the classroom. I think it is the mark of a succesful class. However in this one everyone finished a project and they loved them!
This class was taught by the very special Krista Moser. She is truly an amazing person. She made this class so special. Each tuffit is soooo different. They kind of reflect the people making them. I'm thinking this will be a class we have again. The pattern is always available in the shop, so if you can't wait for a class.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Non Quilting Projects - something for the little ones!

Every once in a while it's fun to work on a quick little project that will not take months to finish. Well, I have fallen in love with some fun kids clothing patterns. GREAT FUN! and what little guy wouldn't just love this cute shirt? It's made with fat quarters. So, just four fat quarters went into this one. We used some great dino prints from Timeless Treasures.
This little top is just the cutest thing! I wish it would fit me! (OK and maybe I wish it would look good on me too) Just wishing!! The key word for little girls these days is "TWIRLY" can't you just see your little princess "twirling" in this? where were these patterns when my kids were little? Now I need grand kids!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Magic Boxes

Aunt Mary's works with several of the publishers and gets three copies of each new book that comes out each month. I always love to open the box. It's almost better than Christmas! I brings back a memory of grade school when the "Scholastic" books that we got to order, came in. The box somehow holds magic! A new adventure! I love books!!! Well, this one "Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts" By Laura Wasilowski, caught my attention. As most of you know, I really love applique. Lately, I have been dabbling in "raw edge applique" Ya, I know, you probably think I'm a needle turn snob. Well, don't put me in a box! I love to explore new things. It keeps us excited about our craft. Anyway, This book is really cute! It's raw edge applique with fusible web, and then embellishing your creation with embroidery. The projects in the book are wonderful. I can't wait to play around with it. Hint............ You may see some on our Tri County "Birds of a feather" quilt. Not to sure as I'm kind of running out of time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Goodies for the Creative Fairy

LOOK! A whole center of fun goodies! Have you ever been looking through one of those magazines that feature art quilts, and wondered how they got that affect? Or looked through the supply list and wondered were on earth would I find that product? Well here it is! We have paint sticks and paint pens, and paints and books and, well, Lot of stuff!
We just got in a surface design center from "Liquitex" with lots of pretty colors. Judy Irish has taught a class and so far the girls are really enjoying it. So if you have been wanting to explore a little bit. Here you go!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Autumn Splendor

Linda Tellesbo droped off this quilt. It's the third option that you can work on in her workshop that is coming up in March. (There is still four spaces) Linda Tellesbo teaches Judy Niemeyer quilting.
Isn't this quilt pretty? I have it hanging in the back of the shop. The sun shinning through it makes it look like stained glass. Soooo pretty!
The class will be very interesting. Linda knows all of Judy's trick to make the piecing much easier. When Judy taught here several years ago, everyone really came away with a much better understanding of how her quilts go together. I know some of them have gotten very addicted to her patterns, and have made several that have been award winners in local shows I just love having them hang in the shop. I'm VERY lucky!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Smiling Faces! Finished Projects!

Finished projects! I just love to see them! Here is one of my friends, just drooped by to share. It's from the "One Block Wonder, Cubed" book. Judy Irish taught this class not long ago, but she couldn't fit it into her schedule. SO, she did it all by herself! It's made with some really cute fish fabric. Actually, this quilt was twice as big, but she decided to make into two kids quilts. Soooo Cute! Congratulations!!!! And thanks for sharing!