Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Stripward, Ho, Ho, Ho!

We celebrated the 4th of July and Christmas a little early at AST with an explosion of beautiful quilts! The Scarlet Strippers have been busy bees so far this summer and it doesn't look like they are going to stop any time soon.

This is Angie's Harvest quilt from last month, all nicely quilted and bound. Wait until you see the back-


How gorgeous is this? Angie had to use some math to enlarge the pattern and it turned out perfectly!

I think she learned everything from her sewing machine. ;)

Colleen stunned us with her beautiful French braid quilt with.......

hand appliqued flowers! Each one took about three hours to complete. That is a true labor of love. Wait until you see what she does with the July quilt. Shhhh, it's a secret. But, you are going to love it!

Yay, Stephanie! She made the quilt from last month using the Wine Country pattern. It looks completely different done with that brilliant blue background. We all loved it, every single one of us.

And how about Harvest made with a dark blue background? It's like looking out at your flower garden at twilight. It's just lovely, Stephanie!

Sweet Sandy hid behind her newest Twister quilt made using a Lollipop layer cake by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Cute, cute, cute.

And then she hid behind her All Stars quilt! I think she just wanted us to see how amazing it is with a purple background. Really, really pretty.

Have you had a chance to look at Annie's Farm Stand? We have about 100 bolts of this lusciousness waiting to be made into something wonderful. Like, for instance, this Basket Case quilt, displayed by Wendy. (And someone else who is hiding. We have the most modest strippers.) Harriette made this quilt using the Annie's strip set and the Pattern Basket's super-cute pattern. I've already snagged my strips! You'd better hurry to get yours!

So, what will we be making for our Christmas in July strip club quilt?
How about this?

It's Hashbrowns, using Anna Griffin's Georgette Christmas line. It is quite a departure from the traditional red and green that we normally associate with Christmas. Soft golds and shimmery silvers are the hallmark of this line. Accented with a black satiny background, this is the perfect quilt or highlighting embroidery- either by hand or machine!
I so cannot wait to see what the girls do with this quilt. I'm on pins and needles!
Come back by because we've had a lot of customer bring 'n' brags lately. Everyone has been sewing up a storm!
That's such a good thing.


Ellen said...

They are all beautiful but I especially love the giant block on the back of the first quilt. Very cool. Your gold quilt at the end is really striking too. I'll have to look for that line.

Blogger said...

I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers getting naked on my desktop.