My granddaughter came over the "Quilt Room," as the kids call it, the other day. While I was working, she piled up some bolts of fabric in the corner, sat down and began to work ever so diligently on tying her ribbons. It was quite a sight and one that must be shared...
Last weekend we did a show with the Washington State Quilters Association. We had a great time and got to see so many of our customers. These are a couple shots of our booth there! We'll be back again next year for sure!!
We have some great samples made up our quilts. You can see the Bella Blue "Country French" Quilt in the corner. Next to that are different samples of our "Strata Star" Kits. These are quick and simple table toppers fit for the holidays.
The brights we've got in the shop are so fun! This one showing on the far left is made out of Erin McMorris' newest line, Park Slope.
The whole show was just a blast!!
Here are a couple skirts my daughter made while she was visiting. She used the Amy Butler pattern, "Barcelona Skirt". This fabric is the patchwork pattern of the Sonnet Collection.
Everyone laughed at the green skirt because the pattern is grass...but what girl doesn't want a grass skirt you can wear year round?
The two baby quilts using LakeHouse new collections, Little Lady and Boy oh Boy are finally finished...well, at least the tops are done, as for the quilting, that is another story. But, they sure turned out great. I love the little dresses and shoes on the girls. And would a quilt for a boy be complete without frogs?
I do like this one. It doesn't quite show the Illinois Road as much as its pink counterpart, but adorable nonetheless.
The next project of the day was just something fun (but aren't they all??). We took two pieces from the Taxi Collection by Timeless Treasures and decided to make a skirt out of it. We used a pattern we bought at Spring Market from Serendipity Studios.
Getting closer to a finished project.
The only thing left on this are the buttons and a hem.
Up next: Jungle Jamboree by Henry Glass. It's a quick and simple panel kit made with flannels. We have a pink toned panel as well. It's just the softest flannel. Great to work with and adorable pictures!!
If you happen to be in Spokane, WA during the Fall Quilt Show (October 17-19) look for us there! Can't wait to see you! Happy Quilting!!
We finished making the Frenchy Bags today. I loved using the same fabrics for different parts of the bags. I still can't decide which one I like best! Amy Butler, as always, did a great job with the pattern directions and these turned out great. If you've got the time, you could finish these in a day easily! Another great feature of this bag is that there are pockets on the inside attached to the lining panels. I love pockets!
My daughter has two good friends that just had babies within the last week. One had a boy and one had a girl. She picked out the latest kid pattern from Lake House Dry Goods. The boy collection is called "Oh Boy Oh Boy" and for the girls "Little Lady." She can't wait to get them started...more on these later.
It's been so fun to watch this passion for quilting turn into such a great business opportunity for me. I am also reminded of how much I still love stash building. I am having the best time ordering new lines of fabric, but as you can see from these pictures, I am running out of room!
This room used to be my daughters bedroom...but no more! Now, it's my quilt room...she loves it though, and has insisted that I "do something about that pink carpet..." Until next time...happy quilting!!
I took my daughters to the Spring Quilt Market this year. We had a such a wonderful time. My youngest daughter has two boys, so when she saw this panel she begged me to get it (with the matching Pigtails and Pixie Dust Panel to boot). I love this panel as a mom with a son and a grandma with five grandsons, but when my daughter sent me this picture of her four year old hurdling himself out of a tree, I couldn't resist sharing it with everyone!!
Apparently he loves to climb this tree in their backyard and jumps out of it to his daddy...Perhaps my next gift to this child will be a safety helmet...
This is the first time that we are doing a Block of the Month with our customers. We are using the "I Believe In Angels" Pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. We have a special sneak peak of the first month below. We are shipping the first month out on Friday, August 1st.
And for those of you who are really excited...here's a peak of the month two and three...We are so excited to have this program going. We'll continue posting throughout the nine months.
On another note, I just returned from visiting my grandchildren in Wisconsin and when I returned the shop was FILLED with new fabric. Keep checking back on our site for the latest as we work to get it all online...and of course we'll write about all our quilting adventures here! Happy Quilting!
What fun we have had today. My daughter and I have been working on the "Darn Cute Bag" by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. It always makes me laugh when her and I work together. She chose to make her bag out of "Fresh Squeezed" line from Sandy Gervais while I work on "Simplicity" from 3 Sisters. Here's a couple pictures of our finished products. I suppose it shows our personalities a bit...
I am so excited about starting this blog. It's fun to show off the great new stuff we have coming in and are working on in our "spare time". I have ALWAYS loved Christmas and now that I have my shop I really start to get in the holiday spirit in July when all the new lines start coming in!