We just hung this new quilt in the shop called Chubby Chicks. The pattern is by Black Mountain quilts, we have made a million of Teri’s designs, we just love her! We finished up kits this weekend, but also sell just the pattern . The applique is done using our Machine Applique method. What do you think?
This week at the shop:
This weeks Wednesday Free Demo is on Fantastic Pom Poms! It is free, super fun and at 2:00 pm.
There are 2 classes starting that still have a little bit of room. Wednesday evening is our Machine Applique class (technique used above). It is a 2 week session class from 5:30-7:30 this Wednesday and next. There is also a new Beginning Quilting series beginning Thursday at 5:30 as well. This class is for 4 weeks, once a week, beginners welcome! Call the shop for more info or to sign up: 801-484-5890.
We are currently wrapping up our Spring & Summer class schedule. Let us know if you have any requests or suggestions! I can’t believe that Shop Hop is on the schedule, that means it is almost here! Mark your calendars, this year it is June 15th through the 18th!
This adorable little hat is here just in time for Easter! Any beginner can knit this, it is super easy. The pattern is sized for a newborn up to 1 year old. A very pretty addition to your little ladies Sunday outfit. Any Aran weight yarn will do, we used Karabella Aurora 8. To print the free pattern, click on the link below. Enjoy!
Ribbon Baby Bonnet
This week I am dying over the Griffith Park fabrics from Alexander Henry. My very favorite it the Mums, they are simply stunning! There is a ton of new items in the shop. We are working like busy bees trying to get ready for spring. Speaking of Spring, we finally have the pattern in for the beautiful little girls dress of the same name. Enjoy your weekend, it is nothing like spring around here, it is currently snowing like crazy, so I will be inside. Hopefully I can start getting the room fixed up for a certain little baby that will be coming soon.
Perfect Pinwheels is a new quilt in the shop, that is very beginner friendly. We get perfect pinwheels by using Thangles to make our half square triangle. They are one of our very favorite tools! We are doing a demo on how to do Thangles at the shop today, Wednesday, at 2:00 pm. If you are too far to come and see us, I will be posting an online version of the demo very soon. I love the simplicity of this quilt!
This little pink tunic is just perfect for spring! If only it would just arrive! This is a super simple pattern that most beginner knitters could make. Make it with any sport weight cotton yarn, the pattern can be found in the Debbie Bliss Magazine: Spring/Summer edition. We just love the simplicity of this style! The pattern is sized from 3 months up to 24 months.
I am a little obsessed with polka dots! Who isn’t? This fabric just came in the shop and I kind of want to eat it! Sweet Dots is a new Riley Blake fabric and it is a must for your stash. It will go with everything!!
I thought this was an appropriate book to feature for St Patrick’s Day! I hope you are wearing your green! This sewing green is all about the environment instead of the color. Betz White is the designer behind this book and if you haven’t ever been to her blog, you are seriously missing out. There are 25 different projects with patterns inside that can all be made with re-purposed materials. There are tons of home items, great tote bags, quilts, and wearable items like aprons and scarves. I have had the baby quilt below on my to do list for a while. How can we ever get everything made when there are too many fabulous ideas!!?? Every time I hear someone say they are bored I want to give them a smack!
This is my very favorite fabric right now! I want to hop on the little red bike and enjoy the day. This is one of the fabrics from Spring Street a lovely collection that is in the shop. I went to bed last night and was not sure what to do with it and woke up this morning with the quilt all set in my head, I can’t wait to start working on it this weekend.
Yesterday I started a new knitting project and did some babysitting, hence the crocodile about to consume my stitches. The pattern is called Insou and is a free Berroco pattern that you can download for yourself here, or stop by the shop and pick one up. We received some of the yarn it is made from called Weekend and I had to start my very own in pink. I love knitting cables, so it has been really a treat. I probably will need a little help with the flowers because crochet is not really my forte, but they are a necessary addition. What do you think ?
Here is our Aunt Millie’s Block #3 for those of you following along with this quilt. So stunning as usual, I especially love the purple Amy Butler fabric used this time on the flowers.
Wednesday Free Demos!
We have been offering free Demo’s every Wednesday at 2:00pm at the shop. We show you how to do the techniques that we are most often asked for help on in the store. The demo’s we have done so far have been such a success, we are continuing through the spring. We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions on what we should be teaching next.
Here is a schedule of the upcoming weeks:
Wednesdays at 2:00 PM
March 9th : A taste of Machine Applique : Learn some of our techniques for machine applique that can pass for hand!
March 16th: Crochet Edge Baby Blankets: You will learn a few of our favorite stitches for these quick to make baby gifts.
March 23rd: Thangles: The greatest invention ever! Make half square triangles with ease! Pinwheels will now be in every quilt you make.
March 30th: Better Pom-Poms: Pom Pom’s are a great add on or make some amazing projects on their own. Learn how to make them with ease and have a fluffier perfect result.
Enjoy your weekend!