Monday, September 27, 2010

And the Winner is............Shauna Andrus !!!

Congrats Shauna! she won a Fat Quarter Bundle of this cute Riley Blake Christmas Fabric
and ladies, don't give up! We are giving away cool stuff each week, so check back often

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shop Girl's Retreat

Twice a year, Jan & Diane run away to the Cabin in Idaho for a sewing fest & relaxation.

This year our husbands came up with us for the first 3 days. We visited Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, pretty cool even in the late summer.



As soon as the men leave. . .WAHOO ! Break out the fabric! It’s time to sew!

Our goal was to complete 2, yes 2, king size quilts from the Halloween 1904 pattern.

Our plan of attack: Jan machine appliqu├ęd – 102 stars – 6 pumpkins -12 leaves & vines -2 moons.

Meanwhile, Diane is piecing 768 black/cream half square triangles. (You did read that right, 768 and not using triangles on a roll).

16 Jane Austin movies and 5 days later (with a couple 16 plus hour days of straight sewing, a bit abusive but we figure that if we ever get confined to a work house sewing all day, we at least know we can do it) there they are, 2 of the most gorgeous Halloween quilts.

Now to save our pennies for the machine quilting.

Stop into the shop to see it and pick up your pattern. We also have a great selection of fabric’s that could be used. Or try adding some yummy wool. You could make it with only four blocks if you’re not up to the challenge of a 102 x 102 size quilt.
Hmmm what to sew next year? Happy quilting and may your bobbin never run out.