Friday, December 13, 2013

Wintery Bliss

Are you staying warm? It's been a bit on the chilly side the past few days. I love the cold, don't you? No? maybe I'm just a little weird. Or a lot......
Hope you're all ready for Christmas. I'm not. Hmmm, guess I'd better get crack-a-lackin'! Someone has been busy though. Lots of people in fact. How do they do it? Maybe a time management class should be tops on my Christmas list, huh? Anyway, enough about me, you want to see the quilt! So, without further ado---
Lynn was first up with this gorgeously purple Sonja's Windows, by Candace Hassen. 

Hoffman fabrics offers this darling kimono quilt pattern on their website for free! It's called Masami, and it is really a fun quilt. 

Lastly, we have Lynn's Queen of the Nile. If you look closely you can see the queens. Love this pattern!

Next up was Sue, with her very first quilt! It's for her one and only granddaughter. It is so striking in its simplicity. Love. 

How cute is this Sesame Street quilt? This one is for a grandson. 

How about a little cheer for the Alma Mater? This Auburn-inspired Take 5 is going to make someone very happy.

Did you hear about The Missouri Star Quilt Company's Iron Quilter competition? Sue entered this bow-tiful quilt into the challenge! Good luck, Sue!

Janet was busy, busy whipping up a few stunning tree skirts and table toppers! 

Oh, and just a few festive stockings! 

That moment when you realize what is missing from this picture- the bow! At least that what Janet said. ;) Love this Twister wreath.

Linda won us over with this cute December mini quilt! Ho-ho-ho, Santa!

Linda must have been in the holiday mood this month! This is a great primitive Christmas wall hanging. 

Miss Wanda gave us a peek of her incredible Eleanor Burns' Delectable Mountains! This is such a wonderful pattern.

And guess who finished Amish with a Twist? That's right, it's Wanda! This is such a happy quilt, don't you think?

Thomas was a very busy bee last month. He made this practically perfect watermelon Take 5,

finished his Spin Cycle with aplomb,

created yet another fab Mondo Bag and, he got married! Congratulations, Thomas and Kathy!v We wish you many years of happiness. 

Marjorie made this gorgeous Christmas Ribbons quilt from Scrap Basket Surprises! 

Barb's little machine hummed along making place mat and napkin sets! These make great gifts, and they're quick and easy, too because you quilt as you go!

Lynne took Mary's Basket Sampler class, from the Jelly Roll Sampler book, and put her own spin on it with juicy, bright colors. One thing about Lynne, you can always count on her for a bright and cheerful quilt! 

This Lynn ( there are as many of them as there are Karens!) snapped together a Wee Woolies mini quilt by Kathy Brown and

wowed us with her patched kimono slippers! How comfy and cozy are those? 

Jane's X Factor quilt is unbelievably beautiful! The colors are so fun and bright. Love, love this!

Janet sneaked back in with her Indian Summer table runner! How on earth did she forget to share such loveliness?

One of Sherrie's picks at market was Cheryl Phillips' Simple Curves ruler. She made this Smiley-Frowny table runner using the pattern included with the template. Now that's a bargain!

So, what will be keeping our rotary cutters and sewing machines busy through December? A reprise of Stars Aligned made in the softest of cream, ice and caramel. You can barely see the stars in this quilt but they are there. It's the subtleties of this quilt that makes it so pretty. 

I cannot wait for January to see how everyone interpreted their quilt!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How About Some Warm Toast with Strawberry Jam?

It's finally cooling down here in the Peach State and that makes everyone happy! Well, most everyone, anyway. Cooler temps bring about thoughts of cozy fires and snuggling under blankets. Or, quilts. For me, it means sleeping with the windows open, the ceiling fan on  and piles of blankets on the bed.
It seems that the Scarlet Strippers have the similar thoughts of lots of thick, soft quilts to wrap about the chilly ones in their homes. 
Angie is always on top of things. This is her beautiful Sassy Squares!

And a festive fussy-cut Christmas quilt. Adorbs!

This next quilt will take your breath away! Angie used Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks to craft this piece of gorgeousness. 100 6-inch blocks, grading across the rainbow. Yum!

Barbara has also been in the holiday mood! Her first quilt is a luscious Christmas sampler done in traditional colors. 

And on a brighter note, a super-cute Christmas present throw. 

Check out this incredibly sweet Holiday Redwork embroidered quilt. We have one hanging in the shop and it is a customer favorite!

And for those really cold nights, a machine appliqued woolly throw. Yes, you can machine applique wool, just so you know. 

Deja vu? A bit! Wanda also completed a Holiday Redwork quilt! She made this one for a friend and one for her. What a treasure!

Oh, so adorable 30's Block of the Month quilt. Look at that Scottie!! 

Latonda used a Bali Pop to create this autumnal version of Sassy Squares. It's like a quilted leaf pile!

Sweet Hilary made a Swirly Girls Tidbits quilt in Flora and Fauna by Patty Young. This was one of my favorite lines when I first started at AST!

Marcia did Samurai Squares proud in this classic combination of red, white and black. Love the graphic pop of this quilt!

Marcia was able to take a class with Ricky Tims and made this convergence quilt! 

Go, Dawgs! Thomas shows his colors in true Georgia fashion in his newest Mondo Bag!

Debbie wowed us all with her hand-appliqued butterfly quilt. The warm colors are beautiful.

Cindy took my Patty Cat class last month and made a primitive version with blue eyes that match her beaded necklace! She is ready for a trip with her travelling quilt! great job! 

Here are Cindy and Linda's Patty Cats, side by side. 

Linda also made these darling little Flags of the Month! 

Janet was able to make three Christmas stockings in time to hang them by the fire. Her little granddaughter, Eisley, stuck to Grandma like glue!

Bobbie, Janet's mother, executed this Stars for Janet quilt with aplomb. It is so bright and cheerful, no wonder it was quickly claimed by her daughter! 

Our Mary will be the reason there are cozy tables this winter! 

She made them using the three machines she has at home! She used all of them so none of them would feel neglected. She is so thoughtful! 

They do such a great job together!!

Have you met Tayler? She is our newest cashier and introduced herself at Strip Club. I had the pleasure of teaming up with her for inventory and I can tell you, this girl is a doll! We also have another new Diva, Anastasia. Come on by to meet the newest members of the AST staff!

So, now the moment you have been waiting for- ta da! It's the November strip club quilt- Meditation made with rich reds and warm caramels. Toast with strawberry jam, and a sprinkling of raisins! 

That'll keep you warm and toasty!