Thursday, September 11, 2014


****No, it is not August. But, this is the August strip club post!  It's been done and ready for weeks and I just neglected to hit the publish button. I think this might be the sign of a cluttered mind.****

We had some beautiful Timber quilts made by the Scarlet Strippers! I decided to put them all together so that you can see just how different the same pattern can look in the hands of our fabulous quilters!

Mary Jean


Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's July and That Means It's Time For....Christmas!!

You know that July and Christmas go hand in hand, don't you? Well, in the crafting and quilting world they do! There's no way to get these things done in a jiffy, that's for sure. No sirree! 
Now, I am not sure if any of these things are slated for gift giving but, if they are, there will be some happy people come Christmas morning. I don't want to give anything away here. 

Angie's string pinwheel quilt is a Bonnie Hunter pattern made with her Pony Express fabric. It's like a cup of hot cocoa- warm and comforting!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Heart of the Matter

I missed last month. I have a good reason why I didn't get to take photos of the strip club quilts in May- I wasn't there. I was at the hospital with The Hubs. It was a bit of a surprise visit- one minute we were waiting for a heart cath and the next minute he was whisked off to Piedmont Atlanta for, what would prove to be, quadruple bypass surgery. Yep, when he does something, he goes big. He really needs to stop that. Just sayin'. He's on the mend, back to work and dealing with a few issues that popped up but, all in all, he's a-okay. 
Also a-okay were the June strip club quilts! Oh, my, there were some beautiful quilts to be seen, large and small, short and tall. 
Let's start with small, shall we? 

Karen has been playing with her Baby Lock embroidery machine! Check out this darling baby quilt made for this precious little baby girl. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Springing into Some Quilting Fun!

With the first day of Spring well tucked under our belts, the sights here in Georgia are magnificent! I love the colors of Spring- pink, white, lavender, orchid, acid green, copper. Copper? Yes! It's in all the seed trees along the freeway. :) 
we had some bright pops of color last Saturday at Strip Club. Gorgeous stuff.

Kris started us off with his beautiful Hunter's Star in earthy colors. 

He then added a little whiz bag with his Samurai Squares with a hot shot of pink! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We Hop-hop-hopped 'Til We Dropped!

 Did you get to come visit during the 15th anniversary of the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop? Gee, I hope so! We were all decked out for a party in celebration. My lovely sisters and my nephew's wife came to help decorate on Thursday night, after either driving from Florida or flying in from NC and Maryland. I have the best family. :) They assembled and hung 53 paper lanterns all over the store. That's a lot of paper lanterns. But it was not too many! 

I made party hats for all of the girls. Jill rocked hers like a unicorn horn on day 1. By the last day, she had multiple hats on! She is a hoot, that girl. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Marching In!

Let's start this post with Sherrie's ABC the Jenny Way class. This month's project will be Love Notes, a precious quilt made with charm squares. The class meets on Friday, March 28, from 11-2 pm. Call and get yourself a spot!

Lynn wowed us with Eliza's Porch many Paths quilt, a lovely take on the Drunkard's Path block!

Wow! Check out Angie's Let's Polka! by Candace Hassen. Love this bright and beautiful quilt.

This is Angie's rendition of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt- Celtic Solstice!

Teresa's Diamonds are Forever string quilt is just stunning!

Hello, twisted bargello! This was made in Peggy Barkle's bargello class last year. 

Erica did a little Bob and Weave in style! How cute is this? 

Karen, who is our new Beginning Sewing class teacher, has been playing with her new embroidery machine to make this adorable purse! 

And, because she does tiny in a big way, a little embroidered bench for her doll house! 

Laura whipped up this magical Disappearing Four Patch in a jiffy using the Jenny Way!

Good grief, Charlie Brown, it's a darling strip quilt! Love it!

It's Karen and her It's Mine, Too Jack quilt! Love these quilts- they whip up in a snap, are super-cute and you get 4 free (5 for the large) pre-fused letters with each kit to make it! And she says she doesn't quilt! 

Cindy proudly shows off her Fat Quarter Frappe quilt, designed by our own Laura Coons! 

She also made her Bits and Bobs of loveliness during our many, many snow days!

How about this sweet purple Chubby Charmer? Cay-ute!

Rhonda made a sweet Onesie for her granddaughter. You can tell from that smile that she has Grandma's heart!

Linda changed it up and made her Bits and Bobs using 3 Sister's Wintergreen! Um, one Christmas quilt, done!

Our own Lia will also be teaching Beginning Sewing with Karen. ( Miniature Karen? How do we keep us all apart?) Love this combination of grey and yellow that she used for her Disappearing Four Patch! 

And she successfully completed her kaleidoscope quilt! You rock, girlfriend!

LaTonda has been busy making more beautiful art quilts! This one is Angels Among Us, by Anita Bradshaw. It's just gorgeous!

Marge completed her book-themed top for her quilt, which will be donated to her local library. Someone will be very happy to cozy up under this with a good book!

Lisa Marie cast purple to the wind and made this stunning orange back for her quilt! 

Rosalyn did sneak a little purple into her Twister quilt. I just love this, don't you? 

Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, Melisa made you out of classic blue and white for this Hanukkah quilt!

Notting Hill done in style by Hilary! Totes adorbs!

Shelly's Quilts of Valor quilt destined for one of our brave soldiers! As a military mom, I am grateful for the time and love that go into these quilts. 

That's it? Oh, wow! That brings us to March's Strip Club quilt- LeMoyne Magic! Super soft grey and turquoise make this quilt very easy on the eye.

So, shop hop is coming up! This year it's a celebration of the 15th year of the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop and we will be dressed in our party best! Stop on by and see us!
Saturday, March 15- Saturday, March 22, 2014. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Putting a Little Love In It!

Um, it's February already? Good night above!
I hope you were able to stay safe and warm during our annual snow event! I know how some people stayed cozy- they sewed! A lot!

Kris proudly shows of his Blurred Lines from January. Love the use of navy and gray in his version.

Sassy Squares? You bet! Kris put his own twist on this fun pattern.

Mini Can Can? Why, yes.

How about a medium Can Can? OR.........

A REALLY big Can Can! Kris can can, can you? It's made using the Kaleidekite Ruler. Clever, clever.

Sue made this beautiful Windmills at Night during our last retreat. Something about sewing with friends makes Sue very productive!

Stephanie's been hard at work making this gorgeous Strip Twist by GE Designs and

a verdant Chain, Chain, Chain and

a sweet little baby quilt. :) 

Something was fishy in Brenda's sewing room last month!

And can you believe she stole this one off of her granddaughter's bed to show us?I love this!

LaTonda stitched her Blurred Lines up with a Gelato Bali Pop. Yum, yum, yum!

How about some embroidery machine Love? Cute.

Peggy chose to make a modern strip quilt with colorful blocks. Love this!

Lynn never disappoints and this show and tell was no different. Look at this amazing Dresden plate quilt, pattern by Edyta Sitar, called Lollipop. 

Another Edyta quilt. This one is Spring Sprouts and uses laser cut appliques which makes quick work of this quilt!

I guess Lynn can Can Can, too!

Scooby Doo, where are you? He's right here in Jennifer's quilt! Andrew, Jennifer's son chose all of the fabrics for his quilt. I guess he bribed his mom with a Scooby snack? ;) 

Georgianne shared this show stopper of pops of color on a stark black background! 

Cheryl made this cheerful under the sea quilt from a panel! Don't you love things that make sewing a snap?

Karen, can you make things any more adorable? This is Stars Aligned, in miniature! It's the whole kit and caboodle, bed included. Uh, you do know that I have a doll house in my living room wall, don't you, Karen?
Karen is going to be teaching our Beginning Sewing class soon! I am so excited. :)  

You really need to click on this picture and zoom in to see the detail of Gerri's quilt! Each member of her quilting group gave her a piece of purple fabric which became their sofa! She also made each friend a pillow with their likeness quilted on it. These are truly treasures! 

I didn't get a good shot of the front of Janet's quilt but the back is just as nice! This one is for her brother. Lucky guy!

Have you tried the military laser cuts? They make such a handsome quilt! This one is for Janet's nephew who is in officer training in t he Air Force. 

Lovely Linda wowed us again with her adorable January and February mini quilts!

Lisa Marie included the tiniest bit of purple in her At Sea quilt! If you know Lisa Marie, you know purple is not far away. :) 

Another Beginning Quilting alum shows off her quilt with pride!

how adorable is this heart shaped Twister quilt? Perfect for Valentine's Day. :)

Liz did Quilts and Fixins Block of the Month quilt proud with the help of her granddaughter. Another generation of quilters is being born!

Thomas put his own spin on Tula Pink's Anchors Away pattern for his dad, a retired Navy veteran. 

Blurred Lines is clearly popular with our Scarlet Strippers! Thomas made his king-sized!

Thomas' mom, Deanna made her Blurred Lines with aplomb. Love this pattern!

Melissa made this darling Valentine runner from a Jenny Doan pattern!

Let's all welcome Angela, our newest Scarlet Stripper! How cute is this grandma pin cushion? Darling!

The ever-stylish Kay models her altered t-shirt using the pattern in the Adorn It! Chamberry pattern book. 

So stinkin' cute! 

Tayler ventured out and made her own Mondo Bag using charm squares! Makes for a cute, quick and easy bag. It's totes magotes! ;) 

Sherrie Stars Aligned made with shades of chocolate accents makes t he stars pop! You'll see this hanging in the shop soon. :) 

Jill went a little zen making her meditation quilt with dark chocolate accents. Ohm.............

Cookie stitched away during the night to make this pillow cover with sweet little Christmas buttons dotted across it. 

Cookie and Jenny Doan 's patterns appear again with this cutie-pie baby quilt!

Another Jenny Doan pattern, Blast Off! from the Fall 2013 issue, is transformed into a sweet Valentine-themed quilt using Pam Kitty Love! 

Mondo Mary strikes again with a purple-icious version and

a  Scrumptious Midi Bag! Totes adorbs. 

Mary has also hopped on the low volume train with this Jenny Doan 4 patch and Snowballs quilt using Cultivate from Cloth Works. Lovely!

So, what's up next? How about a little Bob and Weave? 

Made with fabrics chosen from our Kansas Troubles wall, this quilt will warm the cockles of your heart! 

Interested in doing a little service? Join Harriette and the Quilts of Valor quilters Monday, February 3 at 10:00 am to join in on this worthy cause!

PS- Treat your valentine to a new Handi Quilter! Our floor models are for sale at great deals. Call or run on over to the shop for details, they won't last long!