Monday, December 10, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

And what better way to end it than with Strip Club! We had 50 "strippers" join us early on a Saturday morning, ready and waiting to share their creations. But, first, Angela showed off some of AST's upcoming classes and block of the month quilts!


If you've been to AST then you have seen some of the amazing Block of the Month quilts we have hanging in the shop. This one is no different! Well, maybe it is- it's a paper pieced quilt this time! 


This is Mary's Texas Star quilt. It's lovely and soft colors make me think of spring. This was a class and we do have kits available. Awesome.


Coming up on Dec. 19 is the Sew Easy Strata Star class, also with Mary! She's such a busy girl and a great teacher! Be sure to sign up for this one- these make wonderful Christmas gifts!

I don't know what happened, but I have lost the photo of Kris' beautiful antique sewing machine! Maybe he will bring it back net month so I can get another photo. :(


Deanna whipped up a fleecy soccer themed quilt using the bias binder foot on her sewing machine! According to Deanna, it worked like a charm. Hmmm, I might have to try that!


Barbara had her embroidery machine humming along making these darling recipe tea towels!


And she had time to whip up a string quilt in glorious Christmas colors and....


Grand Central, Christmas style and....


Equinox! Good night above, I think she's trying to give Ginny a run for her money. ;)


Speaking of Ginny, take a look at these adorable pillows created on her embroidery machine with preloaded designs. Cute, cute, cute!


How about some holiday place mats with matching coasters?


Or a Christmas Fun'N'Done?


Or a couple of Easy Striped table runners? Ginny made multiples of each, guaranteeing that it will be a Merry Christmas for her friends and family.


Karen strikes again, in tiny form! Look how cute this little baby quilt is!


And this so-so cute Jennifer Chiaverinni Giving Quilt!


Lest you think that Karen only works with minute pieces of fabric, here's a life-size log cabin table runner.


Karen's sister, Susan, made this quilt for her daughter to hang on the wall at school. Great colors and super graphic pattern!


Lynn delighted us with her Galaxy baby quilt and


an Illusion table runner and


a sweet Santa-themed panel quilt. Love.


Rose completed her handkerchief quilt with hand quilting hearts in each of the blocks! It's beautiful!


Huberta, the Fabric Bowl Queen, shared some of her latest creations! She'll be teaching a class in January and it sure to be a blast! Such a great way to use up scraps.


Jackie shared her original design flannel play mat made for her friend's newest grandchild. (Who isn't here yet but will be soon!) How cute are those owls? Such a great pattern. :)


This is a Perfect Ten, by the Swirly Girls, whipped up in S'Noel by Dana Brooks. Darling! I love how Jackie puts things together.

Well, that brings us to this month's Strip Club pattern, Spin Cycle, made using  Flea Market Fancy (with a little Delighted! thrown in for good measure.)


I think it's a winner, how about you?

We had our shop Christmas party last week. Every year we draw names and this year, I drew Karen Taylor! What to do, what to do? Terre' had us put some helpful hints down on paper and Karen indicated that she wanted black socks. Black socks? Really? Well, off to work I went.......


and this is what she got- a laundry fairy hanging out her black socks! To add to the fun, Cookie arranged for all of us to give Karen a pair of black socks for her collection. She now has enough to last until 2020. At least. ;)