Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The English Paper Piecers - last week we were looking at the Fussy Cut Club: This Goes with That quilt to see the progress wow!

This is the French General line and the quilt is being made from those fabrics. Just beautiful

This is going to be the store model! We were deciding which fabric we should use for the background based on the scrappy nature of the blocks. Black won out!

Some more hexies in the making  - gorgeous pinks and browns and speaking of which take a look at our new look!

We are working on a new look - what do you think?... traditional but fun: bright but subdued: playful but serious !!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

So this is why I did not drive but was a focused co-pilot!!

We had to go and see a man about a boat - actually my good friend Becki and her husband had been boat sitting for us - so yes this little thing is for sale if you know anyone who needs a fishing boat with more road miles on it than sea miles..

Yes that is me - and remember I am not as small as Vanna White but I am dwarfed by this rig

Although I don't think you can zoom into this picture never fear it says HANCOCKS OF PADUCAH!!! A little stop on the way so I could take a break from my English Paper Piecing.. hahahahah!!!!

Happy Fourth of July - Independence Day 2012

So I love fireworks and the 4th of July is a great holiday celebrating our Independence - but from whom... oh yes those Brits.. but when I was growing up we celebrated Thanksgiving on this date not in November.....  just KIDDING...... we did not celebrate either holiday - funny how that is.. but I love to do it now.. So this year I was on the road for a couple of days providing moral support to my husband who drove to Panama City Florida and back about 36 hours of driving in 4 days  in a minute you will see why I did not drive - I had to work on my EPP but the rig  was a bit big for me. 

The Omaha Quilt Show - 2012 a few pics of our booth

We were able to complete some of our quilts that no one had seen in the store - our version of the Rotogravure or as we affectionately refer to it  - the pumpkin quilt....It is hanging in the store now and is magnificent - Sharon did a great job with both the piecing and the quilting. It is kitted and is being run as a block of the month so if you are interested come in or call and get signed up for it..  

A little bit of English Paper Piecing and a lot of log cabins.... but I was so happy how this turned out Lynn our new employee as of next Monday made this and it is stunning. You all were very kind and had some very nice things to say about it.

Pies and Tarts - English Paper Piecing not a little but a lot. Block of the month beginning soon - we will kit based on the color way as this quilt is from Australia and the fabrics maybe a little difficult to get.. Let us know if you would like to be a part of this program - the quilt is hanging in the store for you to see in real life!!

Time Flies: So where did the last 3 weeks go to ? These pictures will show us a bit of what you and we have been doing .....

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle  Journey 1 winds down with some show and tell - many projects were complete others almost done - some still in the planning phase! 

An added wool project - we were all impressed !!

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And a making do quilt - lovely

Yes those are yoyos! 64 I believe but didn't this come out beautifully.... so with this group finishing up their projects we decided to begin another small quilt group working on the Carol Hopkins Book Civil War Legacies.  We want to make each project in the book and have members of the group sign up for picking out fabrics each month - if you have not seen the book it is in the store - Wednesday is the day of the group meeting and we will plan to have the room available all day for sewing and visiting!!  This will begin in September stay tuned for exact day and time.