Friday, November 18, 2011

Hey, Good Lookin'!

So many things are happening at the shop! Our friend, Brenda, came by this week to bring the samples that she made for us. Oh, my goodness! Such cuteness. 

Like this adorable Cadet Cap, by Betz White, modeled by Karen! I think she needs to wear this all the time, don't you? See the flower?

Isn't that pretty? It's made in the hoop on one of our Baby Lock embroidery machines using a program designed by Jenny Haskins. Come by the shop to see more samples of this gorgeous flower in our sewing center!

Snap Happy! bags made in good ole Georgia fabric and the new line from Bonnie and Camille- Ruby! There's a little trick to the closure if this bag- it's made from a metal carpenter's tape! Just don't go cut up your husband's measuring tape, okay?

Isn't this the cutest project bag? It's made using plastic screening (yes! We carry it!), a little bit of fabric and a zipper. Easy peasy. The pattern is Nancy Ota's Zip It! Screen Play II.  This would be a great Christmas gift for your favorite quilter.

This is also a great gift idea- it's a bread bag made from the Bread Bagz for Everyday pattern by Cotton Ginnys. We have the fabric used on the front of the pattern at the shop. It's Metro Market by Robert Kaufman. It's just clucky.

We had some chances for show and tells  this week- Liz came in with her completed Farmer's Wife quilt top. It's gorgeous! According to Liz, she did not use any fabric twice! That's pretty amazing. I've been collecting fabric to make my own FW top, I've got my templates printed and ready to go and it will be my depths of Winter project. Probably for the next 5 or 6 Winters, but who's counting?

Judy popped into Breakfast Club to show off her Winding Ways (or Wheel of Mystery) quilt. It is beautiful! You can always tell when Judy is in the shop- batiks are usually being auditioned in multiples until she picks just the right one for her project. Really, it's pretty fun to watch.

This signature coin quilt is a gift for her son's wedding anniversary. All of the muslin blocks have words of encouragement for the bride and groom written by their family and friends. What a thoughtful gift!

Speaking of Breakfast Club, this was our last time to gather around the tables and munch on tasty treats. Next year, Sherrie and I will present a new program- Block Busters! It's going to be a lot of fun but I am sure going to miss Barb bringing dessert for breakfast!

We finished up our breakfast "leftovers" for this class. Gale completed her Blueberry Garden table runner...

And a patriotic quilt for Soldier's Angels! Gorgeously red, white and blue.

Marge finished her Stuffed French Toast runner in time to get it on her Christmas morning table!

Barb brought an embroidered UFO to finish quilting. It is so cheery!

I bet any elf would be happy to live in such a cute cottage!

Rose shared the pillow covers she made for her eight sisters. Yes, eight! She quilted in a quilted in a quote for each sister in the place where they are in the family- the first sister's quote is in the upper left hand corner and the last sister's quote is in the lower right hand corner. Such a great idea! They are going to love them.

She also brought a completed Denver Omelet place mat. One down, five to go!

So, that's it from our little corner of the world. We'll say farewell to the Breakfast Gals and hello to some really fun new classes in the New Year. See that fluffy thing in the bottom right of the above photo? It's the start of a jelly roll confetti rug! That was my "leftover" project. They are so much fun to make and a great way to use up leftover long strips of fabric or a jelly roll that may not have been exactly what you wanted. What's that saying? Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without! This is the ultimate use-it-up project. 
There are some really big things coming up for AST! Stay tuned so you'll be in the know before any one else!


DeAnna S. said...

Everyone looks like they are having such a happy time. Lots of great projects completed. Can't wait to join the new club next year..Wow...only 40 days till next year..and a lot to do in that short time. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos.

Clare said...

Wow, I love the Farmer's Wives quilt. I bought the book and it's so cool! Keep up the good work with your blog, I love seeing all the inspirational photos! Hello to all!!
Clare (from Florida)