Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Sue Latus showed us a quilt she made using an Eleanor Burns pattern.
She also had this quilt, which was the Falmouth Fiber Mystery Quilt for the Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod Guild.
Now we have Marianne Newell showing us this quilt, that came out of last September's group activity at the Cape Cod Quilters Guild meeting. It was a "Go Green Project". Everyone was asked to bring in 7 1/2 inch squares of green fabric in light and dark tones and this was one of the quilts that came out of it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's Ruth up to?

Ruth has been busy making these critters and will show you how to make them if you'd like!
Can anyone guess what she used to make the fish's mouth?
The seahorse is sparkly, and the starfish is covered with pearl pins. I don't know about you, but sparkly and pearls are two of my favorite things!

All kinds of things will be learned by those who join her on the designated days. Things that can be incorporated into your quilting projects also. I've heard mentioned fusing mesh, angelina fibers, something about SETA color and salt, fabric changing color when ironed, and many other magical things. And, she guarantees it is easy!

Monday, September 28, 2009


How's this for an awesome pile of fall colored fabrics?
We received new lighthouse fabric today! Complete with water and rocks.
We love getting more Kaffe fabric!! Bolts of dots and other patterns we've had already, only in different colors than before. Love that acid green!
The two red/orange bolts pictured above were calling me all day.
We received three magazines today! Here they are. Have you tried "Stitch" Magazine yet? It's new from the "Quilting Arts" people. Let us know what you think of it!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Is everyone ready for Monday? Weekend days always seem shorter than week days for some reason. I finished this baby quilt last weekend.
So this weekend I started on this one. It needed to be pink and brown. It's hard to see it against the white background, but it does have white around each block. Just blocks so far.
I need to make three more blocks. It's been fun gathering the fabrics. Some were fussy cut to get the pink and brown without the other colors in the fabric, like this one.
Sometimes gathering the fabric into a pile for the quilt is more fun than the actual sewing!

Friday, September 25, 2009


This is the quilt Adele will be teaching in her "Traditional Style/Modern Methods" Class on Wed., Oct. 14 and 28. It's a great learning quilt. She'll cover stripwork, Triangles on a Roll, "machine needle turned" applique, setting cornerstones, and more!
There's still time to sign up for her Sewing Machine Know How class, on Wed. Sept 30, and her Beyond Machine Basics class, also on Wed., Sept. 30 in the afternoon.
The above pieced bargello piece was done by Ann Bloomfield in class with Adelle. It will be a tote bag soon. I love the colors!
Above is Willie's Birdie Sling Bag. She will be teaching that bag on Sunday, Oct. 4 and 18. You don't need to come to both days. With everyone's busy schedules, it's good to have options.
Barbara made this Birdie Bag and was back in to get fabric to make another!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Terry Curry was at the shop Wednesday night working on this colorful quilt.
She also had this quilt she made after seeing it on the cover of a Fons and Porter Magazine. She opted to leave off the hearts that the magazine quilt had.
Here's Bev Parke's version of the same quilt, with the hearts. Isn't it fun to make a quilt and tweak it a little to make it your own? With hearts or without-you decide!
I'm working on getting the pattern for the Candy Corn Quilt, for Barb and others who are looking for it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Quilts

Halloween is coming! I love Halloween!!
Anne Lovendale loves Halloween!! We were lucky enough this year to have Anne's Halloween quilts hanging in the shop for the month of September.
She'll need them back of course for October, as her house turns into a Halloween Fantasyland during that month.
The cat quilt and the candy corn are my favorites this week.
I really like the monster lab party and the pumpkins and gourds too.
I've always liked witches though.

They're all great!
You have until the end of the month to see them in person.
There's still time to make Halloween pillowcases for your little goblins!
Did you notice all the "Followers" are gone from the side of my blog? Apparently the site people did something with a "widgit" and changed the "Followers" format or something I really don't need to understand because I'll have my computer guy figure it out for me. It's weird to go on my blog and see my people missing. I miss them!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


This is a pretty colored quilt started by Mary O'Prey and finished by the Monday Morning Group. Elaine Dwyer quilted it.
Mary has finished embroidering and putting together her "Over the River and Thru the Woods" quilt.
Nancy has finished her baby boy quilt. It's so cute!
We have the patterns for these at the shop!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Blue and White

Aren't blue and white quilts great? They always look so crisp and fresh.
This one was made by Carolyn McShane, who is the new President of the Rising Star Quilt Guild in Lexington, Massachusetts.
It's a scrappy tessellated design using about six different whites.
Have fun and enjoy your time as Guild President!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Susan Wencek, Bette Ann Mahohey's sister, brought her huge pink and brown log cabin quilt in to show us.
She is making it for her Mother-In-Law for Christmas. (Don't tell-it's a secret!)
Here's Nancy's latest! A Lover's Knot Quilt. This one is the updated version of Eleanor Burn's book. You too can make one in one of Nancy's "Quilt In a Day" classes!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Isn't this a nice time of year on the Cape? I think it's my favorite. Sweater weather. Just a little cool. Glinnis and Allan Cox enjoy it too. They are here on their 8th annual trip to Cape Cod from England.
Everyone at the shop loved her bag.
Here's a closer look. It is a wool bag with lots of embellishments. Sequins, spangles, cording, embroidery, whatever! Of course we all want one and started collecting and making piles of stuff to use on our bags.
Maybe they'll even make it past the piles of stuff stage! One can only hope!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fun Stuff!

The new Kaffe Fassett book has arrived! Yeah!! His books are great! I love the settings he puts the quilts in for the photos. Absolutely beautiful.
We also received Kaffe's Designer Rolls. These are 2 1/2 inch by 42 inch strips.
For all you Heather Ross/Munki Munki fans, I found these pjs at Marshalls yesterday. Her ice cream truck fabric and her vans fabric. A helpful hint: if you buy the pjs in sizes that don't fit you, it's easier to cut into them. And, of course, the bigger the size you get, the more fabric it is!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Ellie Ringer was at open sew on Monday afternoon and made a nice little zippered pouch. I love her purse!
Lynn Conroy also made a zippered pouch. We do carry the pattern for the pouch, in case you can't come to an open sew.
Kathy Gaul, of Meetinghouse Designs has added a couple of new patterns to her line. Her samples with the wooden frames are fabulous!
Here's another one.
Here are some more of her designs that we carry in the shop.

Come in and see them all!