Monday, February 23, 2009

Original Sewing Expo

I have 6 free passes to get into the Original Sewing Expo in Cleveland on March 26, 27 & 28. The first customer who stops in and asks for them can have them FREE!

2009 Flag Quilt

This year's flag quilt is called Freedom 4 All. Thanks, Mary Ann for naming my quilts. The pattern is $8.95 and the kit with the pattern is $54.95. The finished size is 52 x 70. The pattern has directions for completing your quilt horizontally or vertically.

This is my fourth annual flag quilt.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wizard of Oz

It's here. The fouth installment of The Wizard of Oz fabric is in. I love the fabric that says "surrender dorothy".

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Isn't this cool! If you have an embroidery machine listen up. If you don't, you'll want one after you read this. Here's how this works. You hoop your stabilizer and in some cases batting, too. The embroidery machine stitches out placement lines. Then, you put the fabric down and the machine stitches the embroidery over the pink piece. Then you keep putting your pieces down, right sides together and the machine stitches them in place. It's like paper piecing in your embroidery hoop. The left sample is the String Piecing pattern. The right picture is of the Block of the Month class that we're going to start in March. Stop in and see the sample. It's so fun to do.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Fabric

We just received the entire collection of Jo Morton's new fabric called Fairfax County. Isn't it wonderful? ! !

And, it's here just in time to use in the new Jo Morton Little Women's Club sample. The new club starts in March so you still have time to sign up and join us. You'll love her method of creating half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese. VERY accurate which is what you need for all that small piecing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New quilts

Did you watch the whole game? If not, you missed a good one. Now I know I said I was rooting for the Steelers, but, after watching all the pregame hype, I wouldn't have been sad if the Cardinals won. I wanted it for Kurt Warner but Larry Fitzgerald will get another chance. And, how about that former Buckeye Santonio Holmes! What a catch!!!!!

Ok, enough of that. I told you when I started this blog that I liked football and I'd have to sneak it in.

Here's what I did this weekend. This first little quilt on the left, and when I say little it's 11" x 12 1/2" and used 80 - 1 1/4" half square triangles, is for Jo Morton's Little Women's club. They are going to love this one. We are starting the new group of quilts in March and if you want to learn some very accurate methods for piecing small quilts, this club is for you. These techniques can be used in larger quilts too, but they make for very accurate little quilts. I am just loving this so much.

The little quilt on the top is about 9x12. The pattern is from Fit to Frame: Set Twelve using the new fabric Olde Glory IV by Windham. I used the paper piecing method. I am in the process of quilting it and then I'll probably frame it.

The last little quilt on the right is about 17x20. It's also from Fit to Frame: Set Twelve and uses the Olde Glory fabric line.
Did you know that if you click on the pictures, you can get a closer look? Just don't look too close as you'll see the dirty floor beneath. No matter how many times we clean, that pesky snow just keeps sneaking in here.