Saturday, June 25, 2011

New fabrics and something is coming up....

Here are some new fabrics we got from Riley Blake. Love their stuff!
It is called Hoo's in the Forest and I had to make a sample out of it right away because it was super cute.

 Our first fabric with skunks on it!

Here is the sample I made :
using this Marti Michelle's ruler:
which helped the points meet really beautifully in the center. I am totally sold on her products now!
We also have another Halloween Panel in from Marcus brothers fabrics:
which I thought I had posted but hadn't.
You are cordially invited to our July 2nd Open House from 10-4! Even bigger and better than last time with lots of freebies and a product demo by a local ruler designer! Teachers will be here in the classroom with class samples for you to sign up or ask questions about, there will be yummy refreshments too.
Oh! And a sale- 25% off fabrics, notions, patterns, kits, books and thread! Be sure to mark your calendar as it is Saturday only!
Tri County Quilt guild's raffle quilt will be on display and tickets will be available to purchase for a chance to win it!
See you soon!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Our youngest student yet!

This young lady came in to do the "Big and Little" class last week with her very own sewing machine and walked out with all three projects done! ( Hey how come that doesn't happen to me?)
Please note her new headband, wrist cuff and decorated shirt!
Okay maybe her Grandma helped a little bit too!
We had a great time with them doing projects from the book 
Sew Darn Cute.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Free Sew in the PM and new fabrics

 I have shown some pictures of some of our daytime Friday Free Sew ladies but not the evening group. They were shy about having their pictures taken but, their quilts were so beautiful I gave them no choice!!
 Above Nancy is showing the Christmas Tree quilt she made out of the Stonehenge Christmas 2.5" Strips which we just got last week and the coordinating pattern.  She really cranked that right out and it looks so pretty! Everyone had quilt envy over this one, all that is left are the borders and she is ready to quilt that baby!
 Cathy is here arranging some quotes she plans to embroider on her pretty blue Turning Twenty quilt.
 Down at the end there is Sandra's quilt from the Darwyn's Favorite class done in cream, green and black.
Here is Linda's quilt which she was just stitching the binding onto, so pretty and feminine.
This one is by Kathy who worked up this skill building sampler out of Civil War reproduction fabrics for a class series that she is offering at the shop soon!
We also got a new Christmas line by Jason Yenter called Winter Solstice:
 You may remember Mr. Yenter also designed the line "Camelot" for In the Beginning Fabrics also.  His pattern book has patterns for 5 quilts and one tree skirt. We got the blue/green color way of the line, thinking it would be good all winter not just during the holiday season. It has already gotten quite a bit of attention in the shop.
 Here are some coordinates:
 The main focal print is kind of a wintery collage piece with some metallic silver stars sprinkled on it.

 Border Print:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

That fabric is Floralicious I tell you!

A new fabric line guessed it Floralicious arrived yesterday. Nice bright bold colors for summer time.

 Border print:
Happy fun prints with cute details in the texture of the flowers and the "eyelashes" on the flowers we thought. I love the wonky pink and green plaid that coordinates with it too.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

And the Winner is: Carol I.

We are having a lovely morning looking over our newly swapped "Mug Rugs" at the shop.

We have yummy refreshments too! Peppermint patty cookies and Toffee Cookie bars I can personally vouch for, my daughter made them and they are excellent!

Carol I. won !  She made 10 mug rugs for the swap and her name was pulled for the $50 gift card! Congratulations Carol!

Our thanks to everyone who participated.
What shall we swap next?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Farm Out

We have had many people come in looking for farm fabric and most especially fabric with chickens on it. Deb found a new line called Farm out that seems to fit the bill:
Farm Out
 A Focal print and a border print:
I like how the one on the right here looks a little like a patchwork quilt.
Remember, Tuesday you can come in and pick up your swapped Mug Rugs, we'll have some light refreshments that day to celebrate our most successful swap so far!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

No rain Houston but we do have Flurries!

We got in another Christmas fabric line, this time from Moda
 Kate Spain's - Flurry
Here are the prints: 

And we also got a stack of charm packs:
 and some Jellyrolls!
Also this week we got ANOTHER box of batiks.  As of today we are still able to bring you batiks at under $10 per yard, and we have 14 shelves of batik fabrics alone- we are told this is one of the best selections and best prices in the area so please check them out!

And thinking of our Quilts of Valor quilters we found these Red White and Blue prints:

We had exactly 75 Mug Rugs turned in to be swapped. You are welcome to come in to pick them up on starting Tuesday June 7th and we'll announce the winner of the $50 gift certificate on Tuesday's blog entry too!  Thank you to everyone who contributed one! It was very fun to see everyone's ideas and designs. 
We had one ambitious customer turn in 13 to be swapped!!
Mark your calendars for our July 2nd Open House when all the teachers will be available with their projects for sign ups, we'll have refreshments for everyone AND we are having a 25% off storewide sale that day too!