Monday, April 23, 2012

Rock, Paper, Scissors

I found the cutest Quilt Shop in Montclair, New Jersey,
Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock= Beautiful Beads and Jewelry Making
Paper= Scrap booking Supplies

And last, but not least, Scissors...a wonderful array of Fabrics!

We are not on a first name basis yet, but the cute girl keeps saying, oh you're back!! Do you think it is my accent...or lack of a New York accent that they remember?

I picked up this cute fat quarter bundle and some trim, wool flowers, a little inspiration, and some wool felt squares.... could possibly become a pincushion?

Woodland fat quarters from Lucien, no I didn't order this line, so I had to buy some for the stash!!!

The shop has a lot of Amy Butler fabrics, Joel Dewberry, Ty Pennington, Lucien, and Timeless Treasures fabrics.  The owner really has a good sense of style and I love her taste in fabrics!
They teach a lot of sewing classes, more for clothing construction and tote bags, scrap booking classes, and a jewelry making club.  They have an etsy store, so click on the link above if you want to check it out.

I absolutely love the yellow and gray man chair!!

I'm sure they will be seeing a lot more of me!!

but in the meantime....back to sewing on the borders....

so that I can bring this quilt back home to Katie to quilt!  It's about time I finished this one.....So that I can start cutting out this.

I told you I'm a better starter than a finisher.  It's a lot more fun!!!!

Love Ya!

Monday, April 16, 2012

True Bliss....

So... I have been blissfully sewing and working on finishing up some old being the half of a quilt top I gave to my husband for his birthday last December....He is a very patient and loving Quilter's husband that after many, many years of hearing him say, "hey, when are you going to make ME a quilt?" I finally broke down and made him a tumbler quilt out of Moda's Wool & Needle Flannels, which I have to say is one of my favorite lines of "guy" fabric.  Any Quiltmaker's husband would be happy to receive an un-quilted, half of a quilt top as a birthday gift right?!?  Well....maybe not, so I have put the tumbler on my list of things to finish this trip.

I also just sent the "Doc" quilt to the shop to be quilted.  It's another new schnibbles pattern that  Katie will surely work her "quilting magic" on.  The girls will be cutting kits at the shop, so call and order a kit if you are interested. It's only about a 30" square table topper, so this one works-up really fast!

I thought I'd better blog about my adventures here to dispel all the rumors that I am MIA, or deathly ill, or have been admitted to the mental hospital...  so where have I gone???  After finishing the BCBG-MAXAZRIA store at City Creek, my husband Bob is working on another store here in New Jersey.  I definitely needed a vacation!!! So... I decided to come out here with him on this trip.  I really miss seeing everyone, but I'll be home next week to catch up with all of you.  Please, don't feel sorry for me, I mean it is New Jersey after all....but we are living in Corporate Housing, with a view of the pool from the balcony and a view of NYC from the back of the apartment complex. And once in a while I bump into a few football players from the New York Giants, who live here during Spring Training.  I know, it's so sad to bump into Victor Cruz on the elevator... boo hoo....I'm having such a terrible time sewing, sunbathing, and spending Easter Sunday in Central hoo!  Sorry, If you know me, I don't like to brag, but I had to just throw that in!! Okay, I'm done.

I truly miss having all the helpful and friendly input from all of you, my favorite customers, so I have had to put this little number on the back-burner because I can not decide whether to use the pink or blue as the star points?  What?? You thought I always knew what fabrics to put together?  Not exactly ladies, I am just like you... I make a few blocks, change a few blocks, move them around a little, walk by them for a few days, move them a little more, etc etc. but this one has stumped me, probably because I like both colors.  But I have to tell you, the embroidery sure has helped my time here go by very quickly!

Any helpful input would be appreciated!  Just leave me your comments. And thanks in advance for the help!

Love Ya! and Keep Quilting Ladies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Nancy Halvorsen Fabrics

We have just received two new lines by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex Fabrics !

Curiosities is a darling line for little girls which includes purses and lollipops, Princesses and flowers; in colors of Strawberries, Lilacs, and Aquamarines with beautiful greens and pinks!

Mischief is just the fabrics you'll need to make a cute quilt for that "little guy" in your life with trucks, monsters and robots; choose from aqua, orange, red or green with accents of browns and creams.

Each line also includes an alphabet panel with larger versions of the main characters in the line.  
Whether you choose Monsters or Princesses, or both, you will surely love this new line from Utah's very own Nancy Halvorsen!!

Stay tuned for Nancy's newest book using these lines of fabrics coming soon!!!.......