Friday, February 9, 2018

Betsy Chutchian Workshop

Registration is now open!!!
We are so pleased to offer this special program created just for us - we hope you have the date reserved!  Space is limited so we will start a wait list and work to accommodate as many participants as we can.  

A Special Day with Betsy Chutchian

Join Betsy Chutchian for a special day with little vintage quilts! Betsy will share her collection of doll and crib quilts, the history of these small quilts and the fabrics they contain. If you want to learn more about fabric history, join us for this unique opportunity to learn more! Betsy's wealth of knowledge relating to reproduction fabrics and antique quilts, delivered with a delicate southern accent is sure to take you on a journey into yesteryear that you won't soon forget. We'll spend the remainder of the day recreating one of the vintage doll quilts from Betsy's personal collection!  

Thursday May 24th 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $90.00

Give us a call or stop by the shop to reserve your spot! 


(360) 715 1629   


Monday, February 5, 2018

Reproduction Fabric latest and greatest

We continue to specialize in reproduction fabrics and have a pretty healthy collection of choices to help round out any stash.  And sometimes a more contemporary project can really benefit from something 'old' so maybe there is something to be learned from the old quilts that informs the new? 

Check out this bit of history - who knew the modern quilt movement wasn't the first to invent the no border quilt?!  http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/blockbyblock/intro.html

Some of our most recent favorites:


A great read and resource - check out this gorgeous book by Mary and Joe Koval, antique dealers and collectors of vintage quilts.   A book dedicated to their story and their love for quilts filled with photos and stories to spark your inspiration!

And if you're ready to skip the paper pattern tracing step - check out this panel by Laundry Basket Quilts.  Aptly named a Quilter's Canvas - it is a linen & cotton blend with the design outline printed on the fabric!  Boom - let the back-basting fabric selection frenzy begin!  We have the panel as shown as well as a coordinating vine.  A perfect 4 block quilt or center medallion and vine borders...a perfect beginning to create your own project. 


And this full collection designed by Michelle Yeo for Riley Blake Designs designs has just arrived!  Les Fleurs de Nantes, and yes...we're working on our french lessons while admiring these gorgeous colors and prints.  These prints will add some spark or might just be the focal piece you want for a spring project. 
 

Happy Stitching!



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Items



We have some great new books added to our shelves - if you're ready for a new technique or a fun book to mix and match components - or perhaps some inspiration with quilts photographed in warm sunny climates!


Full Bloom by Northcott Studio

And perhaps if you're dreaming of sunshine and flowers - this gorgeous poppy might capture your attention!  We have some wonderful large scale prints from this new group by Betsy Chutchian - Grace's Garden for Moda fabrics.  We also have a few layer cakes of this collection so you can get a little bit of all the prints!






And sometimes - there is fabric that makes the quilt, or gets the fabric collection process started.  These two new bold prints from Alexander Henry will be perfect for some creative projects don't you think?!




Sunday, January 28, 2018

What are you making?

It's that in between time, we've left the holidays behind and are almost back into regular routines and thinking of some lighter, brighter days...we have snowdrops peaking through so you know it won't be long.  So a few transitional projects - something fun and easy?  These will take you through this next season of chocolate perhaps!  Here is an old favorite of ours, using mini-charms it was a fun and quick make.  We added some light backgrounds in textured creams and tonal prints - these are homespuns from a few seasons ago featured in this project, but we have some new fun options and pink and chocolate also shown makes for a good combination too. 

pixelated heart
Pink & Chocolate homespuns


We created the combination above using some Moda wovens and a few yarn-dyed plaids from Henry Glass.  We have some other color combinations too if you're looking to add to a collection of plaids or want a casual throw quilt that is warm and comfy.

My Back Porch Gingham 
This new collection of ginghams overlaid with florals make a great go-with for the plaids and yarn-dyes too! 

Some little projects to give a quick finish and/or set you up for success on your next project.  We have seen these pattern weights featured a few different times and couldn't resist making up a set (or two) in some of our favorite Cotton & Steel prints.  These would make a pretty sweet Valentine for a favorite stitcher if you do make an extra set!  Here is the tutorial link




And this little project shown below was great for Christmas stockings, but makes a reappearance now as a cute valentine treat!  These lip balm fabric holders fit on a key ring or clip into a backpack or lunch bag perfectly.  Do check the dimensions of your favorite lip balm though - no two brands are identical it seems!  Here's the tutorial for this project.  


Hope you have plenty of projects to keep you busy - we can't wait to work with all the new fabric lines showing up on the shelves.  Hope you treat yourself to a little valentine project soon!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Delilah final count down...

We are close to wrapping up our year-long effort on Delilah, and things will be coming together quickly now.  We have had a couple of photos shared by our customers - and it is ahhh mazing how these blocks change with a tweak of color placement and fabric choice!  


Kami's with Carolyn Friedlander fabrics 
Barbara's Dots



We'll be finalizing our quilt in the next few weeks, and we hope to have some show and share from other works in progress - cheers to everyone on the home stretch with this project!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 Calendar dates



Photo courtesy of Betsy Chutchian

We are so pleased to offer this special day and hope you'll reserve it on your calendar now!  We'll have specifics and sign up information soon so watch for a post in the next few weeks!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fresh Start

Are you ready for a new project?  We are still counting counting counting as we finish up all the year-end paperwork and inventory requirements, but I would rather be starting a few new projects for 2018!  We've got some wonderful new fabric groups - several with a bold color palette to brighten up our rainy winter days. 

Hearty Good Wishes
Paradox Point pattern and bundles available

Paradox Point 
We have a few more discoveries from fall Quilt Market that have arrived - books, wool pressing mats, patterns, cotton toweling and linen canvas weight cloth.  We hope you'll stop by soon for a tempting new project!
William Morris

Helen's Meadow from Clothworks

Bunny Tale's Flannels from StudioE
                                           


Cyrstalia digital prints from Hoffman


Blushing Peonies from Moda