Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bertie Is Ready For Thanksgiving!

Join us for the start of a new block-of-the-month program: 
Bertie's Year by Bonnie Sullivan.
The November sample of Bertie's Year is hanging in the store! Anne and Kristina have been working hard to get the samples and kits of these wonderful wool appliqué wall hangings ready for you. The background and border is special flannel that has the look of woven wool.  The applique pieces are felted wool.  Make them as individual hangings or sew together and make a larger wall quilt.

 New patterns and kits will be put out the 15th of each month. 
Kits contain the wool and flannel to make each block.  
Patterns sold separately.  An optional thread collection is also available, 6 balls of Valdani 12 wt perle cotton selected to go perfectly with the wool and flannel through the year. 
Finished size is approximately 13"x17".

A limited number of kits are available each month. Sign up now to request that your monthly kit is reserved for you, or choose the months that you would most like to make. 
A poster of all the months is displayed in the store.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I am pleased to present blocks 71-78!  And very fine blocks they are!


Complete directions can be found in Tula Pink's City Sampler book.  But these blocks are one-of-a-kind because Kristina pulled from her scrap bag(s) to make them.  Thanks, Kristina!  Can't wait to see them all together!

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Man Cave Quilt

Just in case you have been living in a remote cave, we are here to remind you that we are in the midst of mega-important-sports-time.  Baseball is reaching the height of the season as playoffs and championships are popping up all over.  And now the almighty football season is in full swing, in a contest between action on the field and drama off the field to see which gets more interest!  All of this demands a great deal of screen time and even if you don't have an official man cave at your house, this would be a great quilt to toss around the TV room.  Guys don't always appreciate the subtle nuances of the detail we often like to put into our quilts, so we have used a straightforward and favorite pattern, the Texas Two Step by Atkinson Designs.  
Texas Two Step by Atkinson Designs
The fabrics are simple tonals that create a look of texture while being regular quilting cotton.  The construction is easy, the only hard part is deciding how to arrange the blocks!  Our gal, Eileen, sewed this at retreat and already has it quilted and bound and on display.  Thanks, Eileen!  Call us to claim your kit now!  (651-429-1039)

And no, we are not done with Tula Pink blocks yet!  Kristina continues in her scrappy ways and we have 8 more blocks to share.

63, 64, 65, 66

67, 68, 69, 70

Remember, these are all in the City Sampler book of 100 Modern Quilt blocks.  Do you need your own book?  We can help you with that!