Friday, July 26, 2013

Sweet Ho-Ho-Home and an Intown Holly Days Visit!

Holly Days is nearly over! Can you believe it? It's been a fun month of spreading a little Christmas cheer.
Sweet Home always looks darling, no matter what the time of year. But, add in a little Christmas and it is super cute.

A tiny tree and a vintage chalkboard welcomed shoppers on the front porch.

Love this snowball and nine patch quilt. It has such charm.

No tree? No problem! Just grab your husband's wooden stepladder and wrap it with big colorful lights.

Have you heard of Pinterest? Of course you have. Most of the trees on display at the shop were inspired from projects found on digital pin boards.

You can visit Melisa's Very Merry board here so you can make your own Christmas decorations.

Jackie gave a wonderful demonstration of Jaybird Quilt's Hex and More ruler, as well as Heather Mulder Peterson's Triangler ruler and projects from her Angles with Ease book. Don't you love that festive tree runner?

These yarn-wrapped trees are a time warp back to the 60's! My grandmother used to make these. Love them still.

Merry Christmas, Sweet Home style!


This weekend is Intown Quilters' turn. Vintage Christmas is the theme and cuteness greets you right as you walk in the door. The quilt on the right is a free pattern called Candy land. My kids loved that game!

A darling stocking advent calendar and a sweet winter barn quilt with a piano key border hang in the window, waiting for Santa.

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch but your quilt sure is adorable!

A single Christmas tree lights the way to the Kaffe Fassett wall.

A close up of a vintage bow tie quilt from Sarah's family collection. I think the ties look like cat whiskers which makes this quilt even more endearing.

Lots of fun and quick Christmas gift ideas are assembled together for big impact. Don't you love the bowl covers?

This sweet girl posed in her fancy apron with her perfectly coordinated outfit!

You still have tomorrow to pop over to Intown Quilters for a visit. And, don't forget, A Scarlet Thread will be decking the halls next weekend, August 1-3!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Holly Days at Quilts and Fixin's!

Holly Days are back again! It's enough to make you want to put up the Christmas tree
amd make a mug of hot cocoa! Maybe not.

But it will inspire you to gather up the materials needed to make some pretty cute projects and be done before Decemer hits!

Quilts and Fixin's was first this year and they chose a snowman theme. They had everything from the snowfklakes coming down from the ceiling to darling snowmen on display and lots of snowman samples. There was definitely something for everyone!

Every turn brought cuteness abounding!

How darling is this By Candlelight quilt by Lavender Lime? Can't you just see yourself cosied up under it in a chair by the fire?

Ot how about dressing your table with a Snowmen All Around table topper by Quilted Garden Designs? Add a nice floral centerpiece and some fruitcake and your done! Well, you might want to leave out the fruitcake!

A darling 1940's inspired snowman stands guard.

A festive row quilt. I could not find the pattern for this one. :(

But Jeanne had it all set up for a photo op!

Stockings abound in this adorable Lost Socks quilt by Black Mountain Quilts.

Who doesn't love Cozy Quilt Designs Cactus Wreath? Such a great pattern with all sorts of possibilities!

Can I interest you in some Christmas Goodies by Black Mountain Quilts? Rows and rows of peppermint candies and gingerbread men with giant rick rack in between makes for a whole lot of cuteness!

Sweet Jeanne, who wisely chose not to dress as a snowman in this July heat. 
 She truly would have melted!
Grab a sled and head on over to see these lovely things in person. The shop will be decorated all month!
Don't forget- This weekend will be Sweet Home Quilt Company's turn! You know you don't want to miss out!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Big Six-Oh!!

Nope, not me! We celebrated our 60th Strip Club yesterday with a bang!! 72 Scarlet Strippers packed into the classroom for a morning full of fun, fun, fun. There were door prizes galore, fab show and tells, treats, you name it- we had it.
Karen started us off by filling us in on what's happening in the near future. Did you know our annual Holly Days are coming up? The flyer is below so you can mark your calendars! You don't want to miss a single shop, trust me.

Harriette and her troops will meet in the Stitch Lounge Monday, July 8 from 10 am-3 pm for the Henry County Quilts of Valor chapter sew-in. Click here to read more!

Lynn Fraas is back again teaching her T-shirt Quilt class. If you have ever thought of making a t-shirt quilt, you need to take this class. Lynn offers all of her expertise in making these one-of-a-kind quilts. The quilt below is one that Sheila made in Lynn's class.
Saturday, July 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. $48

Our newest block of the month project is All Cooped Up by McKenna Ryan. LOVE this quilt! How can you not? It has it all- chickens, sunflowers, applique- a perfect combination. This quilt is a 10 month BOM. Not a Scarlet BOMer? We can fix that. Just give us a call!

Wednesday, July 24 is our Project Linus sew-in with Sherrie, 10:00 am. This is a perfect opportunity to give back by making a darling little quilt that will wrap a child with lots of love and hugs.
Sherrie is back again to teach our Heartfelt Holidays quilt class. When isn't Sherrie here teaching? This class spans two day- Friday, July 26 from 5-9 pm and Saturday, July 27 from 10-6 pm. Class is $60 and the kit is $89.99. Get a jump on your Christmas gifts and join in on the fun!

Phew! Tired yet? I hope not because there is much, much more.

Check out the crowd! It was standing room only in the Stitch Lounge!

Ready for some show and tell? Well, here  goes:

Angie made this extraordinary king-sized Around the Corner in Scarlet Strippers using fabrics from her stash closet. Suh-weet!

How beautiful is this Sparkling Gemstones quilt made with Malka Dubrowski's Simple Marks? Angie really been thinking big lately!

Ginny, otherwise know as the Runner Queen, has been busy, busy, busy whipping up a few patriotic table runners. The runner in the back is not applique! Ginny cleverly went around each flower and leaf with a blanket stitch on her machine which makes it just look like it was hard!

Here chick, chick, chick! Love these country chicken runners.

And how sweet is this applique (real applique) wall hanging? Great work, Ginny!

Sheila made this Slide Show quilt with the knitting sheep fabric from our novelty department for her daughter. It is just adorable!

Rose finally finished her On Point Block of the Month quilt! I think my favorite is the applique center but the pieced one is pretty, too.

Who doesn't love a service project? Rose and her friends at church made pillow case dresses to send to Haiti. They will surely be very appreciated.

Have you met Gloria? She is our newest Fabric Diva at the shop! We are happy, happy, happy to have her be a part of our little team! This is Pirouette using the Paris Flea Market strips set from June's Strip Club.
Love the little pops of red! Be sure to give Gloria a big ole welcome when you see her!

DeAnna has outdone herself with this gorgeous kaleidoscope quilt. If you look closely you will see a stripey binding. But it isn't really binding!

                   DeAnna serged her edges with the wave stitch on her serger! I know, she is a genius.

Lynn whipped up this beauty using the Cool Kaleidoscope book by Ricky Tims. How much fun is this wall hanging?  

Laura chose a dramatic black for the background of her Daybreak quilt. It really makes those bright colors POP!

She also made this classy chevron quilt using a layer cake. I really like the striped chevrons mixed with the solids. It's a hit!

We expected something very tiny from Karen. You know, she makes all of her quilts in 1/12 scale. But she surprised us with a very normal-size, very sweet XOXO table runner!

And her very first t-shirt quilt! Are you sure that is your first?

Gerri wowed us all with her airplane quilt that she made for her son's graduation gift. Every single airplane is hand-appliqued on and the center highlights some of his likes and achievements, like the fact that he is an Eagle Scout! That is an accomplishment to be proud of.

Susan made a soft and romantic Up Square, Down Square in sweet pinks and greens. It's just so pretty.

Liz made this adorable chicken-themed Chubby Charmer. Her husband told her she needed to stuff it with eggs, so she did! Well, one egg- from an emu! She also shared with us that that particular egg held 2 cups of yolk and white. That's a big omelet!

How fun is this blue baby with its fun Goose Chase block?

Guess who finished her Texas Star quilt? Liz, that's who! What an accomplishment!

Way back last year we made Wonky Log Cabin blocks in Breakfast Club. It's one of my favorite blocks, mostly because it's quite forgiving. And, fun. You can't forget the fun. Marge actually finished hers and it is super-duper! Fab-u-lous!!

Phyllis proudly shows off her Professional Tote in classic red, black and white. Lovely work, Phyllis!

    Another bag lady was Michelle, who made Katie Cupcake's My Favorite Bag as well as a quilter's portfolio that allows her to take everything and the kitchen sink to class!

    Mary gave us a sneak peek of her pineapple quilt that will be the subject of her Pineapple class on August 17th. You need to come and see how easy it really is to make one!

    Cookie followed up Beginning Quilting I by taking Beginning Quilting II with Sheri. How darling is this? Love the fabric that she chose. Oh, wait- I actually have some of that in my sewing room! Hmmm......

    Take a look at her Grammy's Buttons quilt by The Teacher's Pet. (I always want to call it Grammy's Butmans because of my grandmother, Bernice Butman! Oy.) This is such a great pattern!

    Linda, Janet and Cindy went to Florida and all they came back with was these awesome t-shirts! (I'm sure that's not all they came home with.) Quilting Girls Gone Wild! probably sums up this fun trio pretty well.

Ready to see our July Strip Club quilt? It's At Sea and it is a beauty! Soft browns, subtle tans and dreamy blues make you think of a day at the beach.

We wanted to give Daniela Stout, the creator of Strip Club, a proper AST "Thank you!" Keep those patterns coming, girl! We just love them. :) 

Just wait until #100!!!