Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just Lots of Really Good Stuff....

We've had some wonderful visitors at the shop lately! Especially those that have come to share their latest quilting projects. We love to see what they have made and how excited they are to share it with us.
Have you seen Sleep Under the Stars, our quilt from the Spring/Summer issue of Quilt Sampler magazine? Pat did and she gathered up some of her favorite red and white fabrics and made one as a gift!
It is beautiful.

Karen has been busy with her embroidery machine making quilts for her twin great-grandchildren!
Isn't this adorable? I love the stacked pandas. I think they are my favorite.

Gail made this extraordinary Fairy Land quilt from the pattern by Hatched in Africa. Such adorableness!
How can you look at this and not be happy?

Kris missed Strip Club so he popped in  to show off his X Factor quilt. Don't you love the contrast between his blocks and background fabrics? And the border sets it off perfectly!

Hey, here's Karen again with the other quilt! How sweet is that giraffe in the corner?

We also had a tiny visitor come and take over the man cave! She was such a cutie pie and so well behaved, I had to snap a shot of her watching Curious George! No football for this little one. :)

After and adventure in a Georgia rainstorm, our very special guest, Amy Bradley arrived to delight her fans!
This group of gals brought a quilt they had made using one of Amy's patterns for their guild. You can feel the anticipation...

It caused smiles all over!

It was such a treat to see this amazing quilt with the girl who designed the pattern!

Mary and Deanna smiling for the camera, with all eyes open. We love our customers here at AST.

Did you know that A Scarlet Thread is the home of Amy Bradley's biggest fan? It's our own Sherrie Curtis!
She had the chance to show off some of the quilts that she has made using Amy's patterns. (I even own one of them!) If you know Sherrie, you know what incredible work she does. Amy loved it all!

Together at last!

Thank you, Amy, for braving a storm and coming to spend time with us at A Scarlet Thread, signing autographs and sharing your sweet self with our customers, and your #1 fan. You rock!
Oh, and here's that cookie recipe I promised you. :)

Chocolate Sparkles

1 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup confectioner's sugar

Sift dry ingredients together then add oil and eggs, one at a time. Beat with a wooden spoon or put in a stand mixer. (You will probably only use the wooden spoon method one time and then you'll go out and buy a stand mixer.) Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated, chill dough overnight.
Roll chilled dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in confectioner's sugar. Place on a greased cookie sheet, two inches apart, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Monday, September 3, 2012

It's in the Air!

Maybe I am just imagining things but it seems to me that there's a change in the air. It's till summer but it's not summer. Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, the Scarlet Strippers must also be feeling the change because they have been very productive! 

Diana made, not one, but two baby quilts! One for a boy, one for a girl. How sweet are they?

Deanna made a Christmas X Factor table runner! It's super cute. :) 

Colleen popped into the clearance area last week and snagged one of the One Block, Many Settings kits. Not only is she super fast, she makes gorgeous things!

Ginny, the Wonder Quilter, has been at it again!

She made this lovely tree skirt, along with a set of napkins and a table runner for the holidays.

Plus, she had a great time embellishing and quilting a few panels.

Who says something easy can't be pretty? 

How about some happy pumpkin place mats?

Or a little table runner to match?

This is another panel!

And so is this one, with a little patched border added on the side! Ginny is a creative genius!

Wait! There's more! Love this Poinsettia table runner. It has little buttons in the centers for that perfect touch.

Lynn stepped up with yet another fabulous t-shirt quilt! There's a class coming up on Thursday, September 6 at 10AM. Grab those t-shirts out of your dresser and make something with them!

Lisa Marie has caught the fabric bowl bug in a big way!

She made not one, not two, but three of them with one hank of clothesline! Lovely. 

Rose brought in this beautiful handkerchief quilt that she made using hankies from her friend. I love how vintage-y this looks!


Marge is addicted to the Jelly Roll 1600 quilts! This one is made in two colors, green and white. She's all ready for St. Patrick's Day!

Liz made her Stars from Stripes in luscious lemons and limes. See, it's still summer!

Sweet Annette brought her X Factor quilt that she made for her daughter. Can you tell what fabric that is? Yes! It's Swanky! Love that piano key border!

Cookie whipped up this quilt in the Sassy Scarlet's class! Jennie Weaver teaches and she is a doll! This pattern is from the Charmed and Dangerous book. Love it, Cookie. :)

Cookie also found time to whip up two hand-embroidered Christmas pillows. How does she do it? 

Haven't you missed Wendy being at Strip Club? I sure have. This beauty in black, white and orange is for her daughter, Meagan, who is getting married at the end of this month! Congratulations to the happy couple!! 

So, remember at the beginning when I mentioned there was a change in the air? Well, this will make you think so for sure! September's quilt is called Equinox and it is made with Kansas Troubles fabrics. 

This beauty just screams Autumn. Thank goodness.