Some of you know that the week before Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston an event occurs called "Fall Quilt Market". For those of you who don't know, "Market" is a great educational and business building opportunity for quilt shop owners, quilt teachers, and designers.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
You know we at Quilters Crossing kind of have a "thing" about black and white fabrics? We saw these black and whites with splashes of color and knew we had to get them!
Larger Scale prints:
Blenders and color wall:
The Whole Group together:
Can't wait to see what our customers come up with for this fabric!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
So Linda wasn't able to comment on the blog but she did text in the answer and due to her diligence in getting us the answer we declare her winner, thus she wins a yard of one of these fabrics of her chosing!
And now presenting Amy Butler's newest line "Lark"
Cobalt Blue is "in" this season!
All together now!
We also now have kits available for Terrain seen below:
Kits include a layer cake of the fabric-which really cuts down on your cutting time allowing you to start sewing more quickly and see your project come together sooner!
The pattern (which is a free download from www.modafabrics.com) uses a little over a yard of a border around the patchwork blocks. I altered this-- using the leftover 2.5 inch strips of layer cake. I pieced them together side by side ( 28 for the top and the same on the bottom) to create a piano key border on the top and bottom, then went around that with more white to complete the quilt as you see it here:
The kits have enough white to complete it either way but you'll have to buy a border of your chosing if you would like to complete the quilt as the pattern indicates. Either way you'll have a gorgeous quilt!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Boys at Work arrived from Northcott fabrics-- super cute with a pattern on the way!
Tone on tone coordinates
Bright bold colors for little boys!
Love the stripe!
Trucks, diggers, mixers etc...
Sneak Peek Hint: We got new fabric in from a line called "Lark" by a certain designer that we have never had before! Very excited. It arrived today so pictures will post tomorrow! First person to comment with the correct designer wins a yard of fabric from that line of her ( or his) choice!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Northcott fabric company has really come out with some beautiful designs revolving around their Stonehenge designs. Most recent is this line Magnolia which is seen below and followed by the coordinates:
We received new Ginny Beyer border prints and coordinates in Turquoise:
And reds! Maybe some potential Northern Lights fabrics for Carolyn's popular paper piecing class?
And last but now least Kathi (who has a class on "binding your quilt" coming up!) made this beautiful sample out of the Radiance fabric line as a shop sample:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Go to www.youtube.com and search for Superior Threads to see other videos on other pertinent subjects like, thread choice, thread features and even really technical stuff like how your tension discs are supposed to work.
Superior Threads also has a really great free newsletter you can sign up for on their site and I could not live without their two charts which tell you which needle, tension level etc... go with each of their threads (Click here for: home sewing machines reference chart and here for: long arm machines reference chart!) I have these printed out hanging near my machines and often times I even write notes to myself with what adjustment worked specifically for my machine such a timesaver! -- yes I ocassionally have a moment of brilliance!
Things have settled down at the shop since the Quilt Across Texas has ended. I have a mental image of hundreds of people home diligently sewing all the projects they bought when they were shop-hopping! With the holidays around the corner I guess I better get busy too!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The center of this adorable owl quilt is a panel from the shop, made by one of our many talented customers, she also used parts of the panel as cornerstones in the outer border. So cute!
Bright, saturated rich colors
Here is the stripe and focal print