Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Purple Girl

Sheri added a touch of Spring to the classroom recently when she attended Adele's class.
She was dressed in purple and totally accessorized in purple! She had a purple notebook with purple paper, a purple plastic box for "stuff",
and her pincushion/scrap caddy was purple.
She also had a purple pad to take notes, purple scissors, and a purple stapler!!
Her little purple area in the classroom was like early blooming Spring flowers! Thanks for brightening up our day!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


MaryAnn Karpinski finished her black and white log cabin quilt this weekend along with four other tops while on a quilting retreat at The Inn At Lewis Bay.
MaryAnn brought this top down to get basted over the weekend. It's blocks from Elly Sienkiewicz, and also the Circuit Rider Quilt Book.
Here's MaryAnn (left) and friends checking out some fabric at the store.
Gail Benson made this quilt for her son, Andy, who played professional hockey. Some of the tee shirts go back as far as when he was 4 years old!
Monica Barros made this quilt for her baby boy-to-be! Her Mom is making the crib set to match.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I thought I'd show you this quilt that I recently finished.
I saw it in "Kaffe Fassett's Quilts In The Sun" book done by Betsy Menefee Rickles and wanted to make it.
I decided to quilt it by hand using BIG stitches. It was fun! I made big wonky stitches and it went pretty fast, I must say.
Not like the old days when I hand quilted everything and it took awhile.
I seem to be drawn toward solid colors again for some reason. I made a few wallhangings in the 80's using solids, like this one. I guess I'm still drawn to similar colors.
This one was hand quilted.
The stitches are quite smaller, although I was always of the opinion that if I was going to do all that hand stitching, it was darn well going to show.
Here's another one using solid colors. I did this one when I first started going up to Kathleen Weinheimer's house to play with color and design. We were playing with color and I was trying to make the colors vibrate. It worked, as you can see by the fuzzy picture.
It was fun!
Lots of little stitches.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Show and Tell

Sonja Bury machine pieced but hand quilted her variation of delectable mountains. Beautiful!
Joan Schobel always has a few projects going. Here she's showing us a "few" hats she's making for next winter. I think she'll be well prepared!
Here's some tote bags she crocheted out of plastic bags she gets from stores. The pink ones are from Tumbleweed.
The Tumbleweed pink ones are lined with fabric from Tumbleweed, of course.
Way to recycle, Joan!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coming up

Betty Crowell will be teaching how to paper piece this New York Beauty inspired block on April 6 from 10-4.
It's a good chance to learn or brush up on your paper piecing skills.
Vicki Wilder made this Nine Patch Variation quilt from the " Start Quilting With Alex Anderson" book. Isn't the ruffled edge fun?
Vicki also made this Pineapple quilt from the "Paper Piecing With Alex Anderson" book. Vicki is at the store one Saturday a month to help you with these quilts or whatever project you choose to work on.
Here's some new thirties fabric that came in. It's such cheerful fabric!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Remember Katie? Willie's daughter, who made this wonderful Cinco de Mayo quilt?
Well! This week she made this beautiful Bargello quilt! Yes, I said this week, since this time last week. The picture doesn't do it justice, make sure you click on it to see it better. She came in last week and picked out the fabric, and here it is!

Here's another gorgeous Bargello quilt done by Sharon Wilson in batiks. They all come out so different looking! I love that about them.
Here's a couple of birds that I made. As usual, they can function as pincushions so they are very useful.
Debbie Zeida made this Bitty Bird pincushion. It's so cute! Everyone should make a bird of some kind and bring it in this week to put on display and be eligible for a drawing for a prize. You have until April 1.
Valerie Ward made this awesome wolf wallhanging! It's one of those ones that you step back a distance to see it in all it's glory!
Here's Valerie peeking over another of her wallhangings. Her animals look so realistic!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Jo Morton is on the Cape to speak and lead a couple of workshops at the Bayberry Quilt Guild.
Debbie Zeida is a lover of all things Jo Morton and has decided to start a Jo's Little Women Club at Tumbleweed!
It will meet once a month starting on May 6. There will be an afternoon Club from 2 to 5, and an evening Club from 6 to 9. So, if you are interested, sign up asap.
On another subject, there is still some room in the Machine Quilting 1 Class on Saturday, March 27, from 10-4. It's a great class to learn or brush up on your machine quilting skills.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Audrey needed a back for the tabletopper she is making. She didn't dress in colors matching her project on purpose. It's funny how often people are walking around the store with bolts of fabric that match what they have on.
Vi is working on her Village quilt. I can tell her's is the Village of Sandwich. Click to see it larger and you'll recognize the buildings.
Vi did this wallhanging for someone who would recognize it immediately! It's their house and nearby buildings.
Evie has been busy! She's finished this baby quilt,
and this one.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


We're starting to see more birds arriving at the store!
Katherine Butterworth made this quilt for Stephanie O'Neill.
Amy Dykems completed this king size quilt.
Here's a good way to use up different sized strips of fabric. I like the look! Sandy Checklick made this for herself.
Marlene Sexton made this Trip Around the World quilt for her sister, Jeannette. The pansy fabric is perfect for this time of the year!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fun Stuff!

It was a good "UPS" day at the store!! It's always fun to get a box, but we received multiple good boxes today! The new Kaffe Fassett book arrived, and a Kaffe book is just pure eye candy!
We have new blooming fat quarter shirting bundles, complete with button flowers.
Also some Civil War bundles with button flowers.
We have some new colors of Kaffe prints.
New luscious shot cotton colors.
And new beads! I don't even have to do anything with beads and buttons, it's enough to have them in jars in my sewing room and just look at them.
We also received new RJR Fabric!
In every colorway there's a border print and graduated speckles.
I can picture some awesome tablerunners, etc. made out of these fabrics.
Of course, the color is better in person.
Everything looked good today! It must be Spring is near!