Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's time for Quilt Market!

We are so excited!  We leave tomorrow for the biggest quilting expo of the whole year ... of course, there's all the eye candy in the quilt show, which will be displayed & we'll be sure to take some pictures too ... but oh, I am sure we'll be duly inspired with all the great new products, patterns, fabrics, accessories, notions (oops... I'm a nut for notions!) and so much more.

We are planning to check in with updates as we go along - be sure to comment if there is anything special you'd like to see .... and especially if there is something new you'd like us to consider carrying in our shop!

Be chatting soon!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

And the quilty adventures continue!

These days one of the hardest things is finding the time to post regularly about what's going on in my "Quilty" world!  Our humble quilt shop is very busy, and literally bursting at the seams with beautiful new fabrics - which is oh, so fun & and exciting.  We have a closet literally full of quilts for the longarm - which is also exciting and a LONNNNNGGGG list of quilt samples to make & several block of the month programs in progress!  All of this added us means Aunt Mag is one busy girl .... and it would seem slightly overwhelming (and truthfully it does at moments) except for one thing - I LOVE WHAT IT DO!  It takes passion to work all hours of the day & night & still get excited about new projects.

So ... here's a few pictures of what we've been making, quilting &  more ....

Fun & Done!

This is a "Fun & Done" quilt!  We have this adorable panel from Moda's popular Zippity Do-Dah in stock - and we were looking for something fun to do with it - this seasonal wall hanging is just perfect!  And quilting it was the most fun of all ...  The panel is at a bargain price and this is a great idea ... just add borders!  Makes a super fun easy center for a QOV also!  Check out the panel here with all the other great bargains on fabric!

And here's another "Fun & Done" ... Start with a panel - quilt it... Bind it ... In no time at all - Absolutely cute & adorable, soft & cuddly baby quilt!   We put a kt together in our shop for this one ... it includes the panel, binding fabric & backing - for an incredibly great price.  We have all the coordinating fabrics too if you want to make it a little bigger - or accessorize!  More

Can you do the Mondo?

Now this bag was a super fun project!  It is called "The Mondo Bag."  You get an easy to follow pattern & enough fusible interfacing to make the bag & handles.  You simply start with a small jelly roll and cut 2.5" squares (or you could use your stash).  I used the fabric from Dragonflies Magic - a very popular design from Ro Gregg for Blank Quilting.  There is lots of sparkle since every fabric in the line has metallic ... we've added a couple of great blenders to round the collection out - result - FABULOUS bag!  This bag will be the one you take to guild with a quilt inside ... double show-and-tell!.  Pattern & kit coming soon! Email if you'd like to pre-order!

Lastly ... a little quilting eye-candy!

The customer wanted basketballs & stars ... We used our ProStitcher & HQ Avante to do the work - just LOVE how the quilting finished on this one. The design is crisp & clean.  Watch for more about this - we're really loving our new system & all the creative possibilities!