Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Springing into Some Quilting Fun!

With the first day of Spring well tucked under our belts, the sights here in Georgia are magnificent! I love the colors of Spring- pink, white, lavender, orchid, acid green, copper. Copper? Yes! It's in all the seed trees along the freeway. :) 
we had some bright pops of color last Saturday at Strip Club. Gorgeous stuff.

Kris started us off with his beautiful Hunter's Star in earthy colors. 

He then added a little whiz bag with his Samurai Squares with a hot shot of pink! 

Lisa Marie has been busy with her crochet hook, whipping up a purple and yellow Sashay scarf to go with her LSU purple and yellow Take 5! Go, whatever that team is! 

Ginny is back with a rather cute birthday table runner made with Lakehouse Drygoods Annie's Farm Stand cheater yardage. She was a smart cookie to snap that up at one of our big sales :) 

Check out this super adorable bunny runner. It's perfect for her Easter table! 

Hippity-hop, another adorable bunny quilt! This one is Binkies on Broadway from Bunny Hill Designs. 

Karen shows off some of her wicked sewing skills! A little back pack for books or toys, 

a mini square in a square quilt dressing a mini bed and......

a mini Party Cakes, our shop hop quilt!! Eek. 

Her sister, Susan, chose one of the blocks from LeMoyne Magic and made this luscious pink, green and white baby quilt. So sweet!

And this is Stars Aligned with a gorgeous pop of red! Yum.

Thomas has developed some mad skills and these four quilts show them off perfectly. This is his Beginning Quilting II quilt and

this one is Keyhole, by Laura Coons, using one of our Tropical Slush fat quarter cups. 

Behold, Kisses from My Beloved< from last year's Quilter's Camp! It's a Jodi Barrows pattern and it's just beautiful. 

What is it about red that makes a quilt look so happy? This is Bob and Weave from February's Strip Club. Gorgeous!

Who's that hiding behind that cute quilt? 

It's Lynne! She made that Easy Peasy Zigzag quilt without zigzags because, well, she's tired of making them! You have to love her honesty. 

Have you thought about joining us for our Quilter's Retreats? Lynne does and she made this Glory Days quilt while she was there. You get either 12 or 24 hours of non-stop sewing, conversation, food and friends! 

Cheddar with a slice of Swiss- Lynne's Stars Aligned is rich and dreamy. 

Janet seems pretty proud of her LeMoyne Magic quilt! Love those colors 

She also took advantage of the amazing choices we have in our clearance department to make this classic black, red and white quilt! It pays to shop. 

Liz is clearly not tired of HST's because this darling baby quilt is full of them!

Liz brought us to tears with her story of her son-in-law, Eddy, who has sacrificed much for his country. We are grateful to him, and others, who selflessly serve that we may enjoy peace and freedom at home. You are all heroes. This quilt is a Fons and Porter pattern and will soon be presented to Eddy and wrap him in love. 

Linda has put her embroidery machine to work big time making quilts for her great nieces and nephews!

Love the addition of the Chenille by the Inch on the yellow one!

And this quilt is a labor of love for her grandson's girlfriend for her graduation. Lucky girl! 

Our Lia used Double Chocolat from # Sisters to make this strippy pinwheel quilt. Love those colors!

Um, talk about skills....her Labyrinth Walk is a study in perfection. 

A new Scarlet Stripper, Brenda shares her first baby quilt! Love.

Jill's Pam Kitty Picnic quilt is an absolute delight! 

Mary really does get a chance to do some things for herself, like these fringed mug rugs done on her embroidery machine- in the hoop!

Jelly Roll 2- 1600 inches of strips plus some 2 1/2' blocks thrown in for good measure makes for a very pretty quilt! This will be the My Next Quilt with Mary class! 

Veronica skirted in just in time with her Beginning Quilting II quilt. I love seeing how different they are!

Her pink and brown Dancing Cheek to Cheek quilt (pattern by The Teacher's Pet) is like a carton of Neapolitan ice cream! 

Cookie made up a precious Five and Dime in Mary's class. It just needs a few more stitches on the binding and it's done!

Who doesn't love the Boho baby quilt from Quilting Quickly? Especially when it's made in Pot Luck from American Jane!

Some lovely hand stitching from Cookie. Sometimes it's nice to put up the machine and take needle in hand. Really, it is. 

So, talking about Spring colors, how about this? 

It's Spangled, by Cozy Quilt Designs, all dressed in Spring finery. Not quite pastel, not quite bright, it's just full of dreamy soft colors. Picnic, anyone? 

Come back and visit again soon. And leave a comment! We love to hear from you. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We Hop-hop-hopped 'Til We Dropped!

 Did you get to come visit during the 15th anniversary of the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop? Gee, I hope so! We were all decked out for a party in celebration. My lovely sisters and my nephew's wife came to help decorate on Thursday night, after either driving from Florida or flying in from NC and Maryland. I have the best family. :) They assembled and hung 53 paper lanterns all over the store. That's a lot of paper lanterns. But it was not too many! 

I made party hats for all of the girls. Jill rocked hers like a unicorn horn on day 1. By the last day, she had multiple hats on! She is a hoot, that girl. 

Paint sticks- redux! We can't help it, we love them. A lot. Check out the giant Kanzashi flowers that are blooming at the top. We had a staff craft night and made these. It was a blast!

These are a snap to make!

Hello, Party Cakes! Our shop quilt was designed by the oh-so-talented Laura Coons. Love this girl! There are 5 different layouts in the pattern giving you a ton of possibilities! Make it your own!

The gorgeous LeMoyne Magic by Cozy Quilt Designs made in a sweet gray and turquoise colorway. Mmmmmm. 

Unchain My Heart by Sue Pelland using her Hearts and More ruler. It is lovely made up in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. 

Cookie showed off her party style! 

Susan was busy as a bee making sure that our fabrics looked picture perfect for our shop hoppers!

Party on, Gloria! These hats and our Divas became part of our decorations. 

Adorn It! was well represented with 4 delightful quilts to inspire you.

Terre' is one of the reasons our customer service is tops!

Her sweet daughter, Mackenzie is our favorite junior Divas!

Every hopper had a great time. 

Sandy was the hostess with the mostess as she stamped passports for the gang.

Mary Ann demonstrated the Artsi 2 quilt boards and Chenille by the Inch with aplomb. Come by the shop for a demo of either product. You will love them, I promise!

Rocky Raccoon, by Abbey Lane Quilts, hangs over the main cutting table. It's made with Laundry Basket Quilts Dancing in the Rain line and it is beautiful. Fat quarter bundles are available to whip up your own!
Check out Cookie's latest pillow pattern! Adorbs! 

A leafy inspiration quilt made with Moda's Fall Leaves laid out by me on the background of a neutral Jelly Roll 1600 made by Kris Caddy. Mary fused the leaves and I laid them out around a dinner plate- no tools required! A quick press and done! 
I would recommend stitching down the leaves before quilting or using a cover stabilizer over them to prevent snagging. 

The gorgeous Antonella quilt by Hoffman Fabrics. It's a striking teal and black quilt with a metallic pop!

Night Sky by jaybird quilts made in Bella Solids by Moda. Luscious. 

Here are Karen's simply strippy baby and lap quilts!

Love these! Especially since you can personalize them for your favorite person. 

Three cheers for the red white and blue with Jenny Doan's tumbler flag quilt.

Linda and Mary, were all ready to party!

Straw flowers bloom next to Party Cakes, our shop quilt. 

Use our pillow cases for inspiration!

Someone told me that you can always count on AST to be a happy place. That's quite a compliment!

Ha, we're a quilter's Disney World!
A big Thank You! to everyone who came to see us during Shop Hop. It's you that makes it so much fun!!
Please,come back and visit with us. We'll leave the lights on for ya!