Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Quilts!

Halloween is almost here! We've had some Halloween quilts hanging all month. The first 5 are all done by Ann Lovendale, the Queen of Halloween!! Here's your clasic Halloween Monster Party Quilt!You have to have witches!
Pumpkins are a must!
It's always good to be aware of whether the WITCH is currently in residence or not!
Here's a Trick or Treat banner with a jack-o-lantern, a crow, and a black cat. Thank you Ann!
Willie made this Ghastlie quilt! Here at Tumbleweed, we love the Ghastlies! We still have plenty of Ghastlie fabric in grey, pink, and white backgrounds for all your Ghastlie needs!
I made this one, Skeletons and old lace!
This cute little one was made by Paula!
Ruth decorated these black gloves to become werewolf hands for her Grandson! Very Creepy!!
If I don't post for a few days or a week, it's because I am off to Houston for Quilt Market, Quilt Festival, visiting with my sisters, and trick or treating with the kids! I'm going as a Day of the Dead Skeleton Lady this year! I leave Friday and haven't started packing yet. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lil Twisters

We are experiencing technical difficulties around my house. My usual computer is not working so I have to use this one and don't like it! The other computer will be replaced soon.
So, the above and below pictures were taken in Willie's Bits and Pieces class. They made Lil Twister wallhangings. The blue one is Dottie's, the Halloween ones belong to Jeanne and Shari.

Sandy made the red and white one on the left, and Suzanne made the Christmas white one.

There was a lot of twisting going on that day! We have three different sizes of templates at the shop. Try it you'll like it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Fabric!

We received awesome fabric yesterday! Liliput Fields by Tina Givens!
And Lark by Amy Butler!!!
More Lark by Amy Butler!!!
Fat quarter packs are ready!

Come in soon!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's Willie Doing?

Willie's been busy! The current issue of McCall's Quilting magazine has a pattern to make a chenille scarf in it. Willie made a few already! Christmas is coming quick and they make nice presents. She used homespun fabric from our half off room in the back and they came out great! Nice and soft and cozy! We have chenille cutters in stock at a good price! You can come to one of the Open Sew Classes and make your own!
This Scrappy Zappy Do Tablerunner will be taught on November 5. The triangles are actually dimensional and can be folded on one side to give it a different look. Come in and check it out!
The Breezy Weave Bag will be taught on December 3. I've shown you pictures of the woven table toppers and tablerunners that are being made, now a bag!
Willie was playing with the Clover Flower makers recently. It was so easy to do after she showed me how to do it! I much prefer someone else to show me rather than reading the directions myself.
She made a bunch of flowers really quick and was stacking them and had a lot of ideas for them.
She'd be happy to show you how it works anytime!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fabulous Finds!

Ruth came upon this quilt top recently, I think at a yard sale? She's lucky like that! Or I should say skilled in the art of finding beautiful cast off things.
It's in really good condition. I like the arrangement of the stars with the dark bordered ones in the center and white around it.
Laurie LaConte brought this gorgeous quilt in to show us today! She bought this top on ebay and then machine quilted it with her long arm machine.
It presented quite a challenge when the borders needed to be taken off and re-attached after she had already started quilting it!
It was definitely worth the work!!

This is another of Ruth's finds! I think she found this one at Brimfield.
It has beautiful shapes in it - circles, diamonds, smaller circles.
See, no reason to stress about having unfinished tops around! Somewhere, somehow, sometime, someone we acquire them and finish them with lots of enjoyment and love!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Woven Tumbling Blocks With Willie!

Have you seen the Woven Tumbling Blocks Pattern by Dream Weavers Patterns? It's a reversible table topper! Or you can make placemats! Willie made this one and also taught a class at the store.
Jeanne's is coming out great!
I love Mary's color choice!

Willie is showing Dot what to do with the edges.
Susan is watching Dot do her's.
Pat has a lot done!
There is also a pattern available to make an octagon shaped table topper!
And a good time was had by all!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Barbara Rogers is getting ready for the festive Halloween season!
Kathy Ellam made this quilt and had Trish Wolski quilt it for her!
Here's another one she made, also quilted by Trish!
Barbara LeBlanc has been trying to finish up UFO's and finished up this one and had Laurie LaConte quilt it for her!
Jean McIntyre made this courthouse steps quilt and brought it in and showed us!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Caroline Shook's Bags!

When Caroline Shook comes into the store, you can be sure she will be carrying an interesting bag! This summer she made a bag with a picture of her garden bench, complete with a clay person on it!
She takes a picture and photo transfers it to fabric and uses it to make a bag!
Here's another view of her garden!
She always has a matching zipper bag inside!
When she carries her blueberry basket bag, people want to feel the "basket" part of it to see if it is really a basket or not!