Friday, January 29, 2016

Valentine's Day Sewing Projects

Can you believe its almost Valentine's Day? It seems like just yesterday we were putting together our Christmas Sewing Projects post. There is only 13 days left until Valentine's Day, but that still gives you plenty of time to sew up some of these adorable projects!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Opposite Day!

According to my planner from Mama Miss Designs, today is opposite day! So I want to challenge everyone reading to make a quilt or other project out of fabrics that are totally opposite of what you would normally choose.

I did this a few months ago during our Farm Girl Vintage Autumn Sew-Along. I used all darker and reproduction type fabrics. For anyone who has seen me in the shop before, you probably know that I love all things bright, floral, and modern. Bonnie and Camille are my all time favorite designers and I love big prints.

Needless to say, the fabrics I chose for my Farm Girl Vintage quilt were none of the above.

Anyway, when I finished the quilt I absolutely loved it and the person I gave it to loved it as well. I was very happy with my decision to choose darker fabrics that were out of my comfort zone. So I challenge you all to do the same this year!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Barn Quilts

Image from Barn Quilt Info

One day when I was visiting some family in Kentucky, I noticed what looked like a quilt block on the side of a barn. I thought it was pretty, but didn't think much more of it until I later saw more while driving around Elizabethtown, Kentucky. I became very intrigued as to what these quilt blocks were hanging on barns around the countryside. So I did some research, and I am happy to share with you the history and meaning behind some of these gorgeous barn quilts.

Below is an excerpt from a website called Barn Quilt Info.

Monday, January 4, 2016

UFO Challenge - Number for January

We hope you're following along with us for our 2016 UFO Challenge. If this is your first time hearing about it, you can find all the details here. It's never to late to join in! 

Each month we will draw a number, and that number will correspond with the project number to work on for the month. Then at the end of each month, post your pictures on any of our social media sites or email them to us at Be sure to use the hashtag #AST2016Challenge so everyone can see your progress! 

This month's number is: 8

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January Strip Club

January Strip Club was great! We did something new this month... We used fat quarters! In case you missed it, here are some pictures of the wonderful show & tells, and the reveal of our quilt for January.

This month's quilt is called Wish I Might by Cozy Quilt Designs and we used the fabric collection 30's Playtime 2015 by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Karen, Ken & the Team at A Scarlet Thread! We hope you all have a wonderful day with friends and family. We can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for us and for our customers!