A friendly reminder…

A friendly reminder…

Christmas is coming!  Only 85 more days till the BIG day!  Can you even imagine.  I am in shock, even as I write this.  This year has been a whirlwind!  (of lots of good things.  just crazier and busier than i ever imagined!)

Here is an adorable quilt  made using the Riley Blake Christmas line, Holly Jolly by My Minds Eye.  It’s a disappearing 9 patch with a 2 inch border!  (tutorial here)

I’m just in love with the touch of gray in this line!!

I’m not one to skip over Holidays!  I love to dress up for Halloween, and love-love-love Thanksgiving.  I’m just more aware this year that the season is going to fly on by.  I better get ready early!

Hope you have a great week!

Sarah

Show and tell… Disappearing nine Patch edition

Show and tell… Disappearing nine Patch edition

Oh boy, do we have some fun things to show you today!

Today is all about the Disappearing nine patch! This one was sent to us by Judy.  She added embroidery to her blocks and even personalized it with the babies name and birth date!  How neat is that!?

I love this quilt.

The next one is from Traci.  Another DP9 and she also added a little flair.  {isn’t that great about quilting?!  taking a block or pattern and making it your own!} She used a combination of two  different charm packs, ‘Just Wing it‘ and ‘Sugar Pop’ and I just love they way it turned out.

Aren’t those circles ‘too die for?’ I love how fun they are on the border!

The best thing about the disappearing nine patch is that you can ‘set’ it so many ways. {like Judy did with solids, creating the ‘hourglass’ look} It is great to see all the different ways you make them yours.  I bet that whoever you plan on giving these quilts to will be thrilled!

Thank you Traci and Judy for sharing your quilts with us.

If you have a quilt you would like to share with us, please email me.  We would love to show {and tell} everyone about it!

Have a great weekend.  I have lots planned to do at the shop.  We have expanded the shipping room {again} and have lots of shelves to put together and some paint to do.  I’ll try to get some pictures and show you what we’ve been doing Monday!

See you then…

~Sarah

PS.  A giveaway is happening at It’s Sew Kiki! If you are interested in winning a 10″tumbler template go there and enter!

Quilts made by: You {of course} Show and Tell

Quilts made by: You {of course} Show and Tell

I am excited for show and tell this week!  Teresa emailed me these pictures of quilts she made from some of our tutorials.

Look at that sweet disappearing nine patch!    Go here for a tutorial. Such a fun and easy block to make!  I just love it.  Honestly, I have NEVER seen a DP9 quilt I didn’t like.  Teresa used City Weekend charm packs and Moda Bella Solid white charm packs too!  {the white charm packs are still out of stock…but will be back soon.}

The Next quilt she made was also using City Weekend , this tutorial and these awesome tools. How great, right!!

Last but certainly NOT least is this beauty using Civil War Home front  fabric, by Barbara Brackman.  She said she used a pack of turnovers for the border and fat quarters for the center blocks.

Thank you Teresa for sharing your quilts with all of us!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday.

~Sarah

 

4H quilting fun….

4H quilting fun….

We  had the privilege  week ago of hosting the girls of the 4-H group here in Hamilton.  They came to the shop to learn basic sewing skills, and by the time they left they were almost pro’s.  Each girl got to pick out her favorite fabric from any bolt in the shop and then pick out the needed accessories (for this project it was a piece of coordinating jumbo ric rac).  After the shopping was done the girls all sat down at their own sewing machine and used the skills they had been taught to put together their

own fun pillow cases.

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Mom told the girls that her first experience with sewing happened in 4H for her as well.  She said “this is where I learned to sew, and have loved it ever since.”  She reminded them that sewing is a learned skill, and it takes practice to be better.  Not to get frustrated because it isn’t perfect, just keep trying. In the end, they had fun and so did we!
Where did you have your first sewing experience?  What got you into this hobby, anyway?  I’d love to know.
You all have a great weekend.  I am hoping to get a little cleaning done, some thrifting, and maybe a few paint projects going….oh, and also some sewing.  I am STILL working on my disappearing nine patch.  (don’t judge)  Wish me luck….really.  I need it!