Monday, August 31, 2009

Debbie's wedding quilt

The fall schedule is posted here . It's also available at the shop.
The beautiful quilt pictured above is a quilt Debbie Zeida made for her son Robbie and his fiance Emily. It is huge!! The wedding is coming up, in October. Lucky couple!!
Debbie also made the fish placemats. So cute!
We do have Insul-Bright in stock. It is great for hot pads, placemats, and other hot or cold things.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


This past week at Tumbleweed, Ellen showed us her One Block Wonder quilt.
Connie Tombs had this quilt to show us. The pattern was in a recent Quiltmaker magazine.
We received these bolts of Alexander Henry fabric,
and these bolts,
and these bolts!
The schedule for fall classes is ready and in the shop. It should be on line soon, I'll let you know when.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Evelyn's Quilt

Evelyn Newton came in to buy fabric for borders for this quilt she is making for her Granddaughter, who is getting married soon. She designed the blocks herself, and they are wonderful!
She has done hand embroidery on all the blocks. You definitely have to click these pictures to see the detail!! The birds in this block are embroidered! They're great!
This block is all embroidered!
The buildings in this block are tobacco sheds in Hadley, where her Granddaughter grew up.
The birds in this block are appliqued, click to see the embroidery details.
The house is the one Evelyn's Granddaughter grew up in. Love the fruit bowl!
I bet the swan lives in Hadley too!
Matt and Laura-What a lucky couple!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More of Dianne

Dianne has quilts all over her house! Quilts in the bedroom,
Quilts in the dining room,
Quilts in another bedroom,
Quilts in the great room,
Quilts everywhere!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quilts and Celebration

Here's Ann and Mary on their way home from their 14th annual "Sisters by the Sea" week. Part of their yearly ritual is to stop at Tumbleweed on their way to stay somewhere down Cape and then again on their way back home with their "show and tell". Mary finished sewing the binding on this quilt that she started 5 years ago. We think they should write a book based on their yearly adventures. Mary comes every year from Minnesota.
The Tuesday night ladies had a toast in honor of Kelly finishing her cancer treatments. YEAH KELLY!!! You go girl!!!
Here's Michelle showing her scrappy quilt made with Amy Butler fabric. It's so pretty and soft looking.

Friday, August 21, 2009


I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, books, everything!! His use of color is very inspiring and happy.
A Danish tv station interviewed Kaffe and did a program on him and his art. Check it out. Like his books, his surroundings in the video are beautiful. Here's the link to Kaffe's newsletter to view the interview, click here . It's half way down the page in the second paragraph.
His new book, Quilt Romance, is due out in mid September. Of course, we have it on order and are anxiously awaiting it's arrival.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Show and Tell

Linda Maidelis made the matching purse and pouch. All purses should have a matching little one for the inside, shouldn't they?
Joan Andrews (I love the zebra pants!) has a gorgeous bag she bought at a silent auction at the Vermont Quilt Festival. The note with the bag said it was picked up at a yard sale by an ABC Quilter-May she rest in pieces! I love it!!
Here's Trish Curry's latest baby quilt, coming along. Great fabric and color choices!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tablerunners with Carol

Jean Blake is pretty new to quilting and made this tablerunner in Carol's class.
Priscilla White made this runner in the same class.
Here's a couple more of Priscilla's tablerunners.

They make great gifts.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Llynn's Quilts

First, I need to remind you that the Introduction to Scrappy Tuesday class is coming up on Tuesday, August 25, from 10 - 1. If you'd like to come to Scrappy Tuesday classes you must take the Intro. class first. Call to reserve your spot! Scrappy Tuesday starts up again in September.
Now, these are quilts by Llynn Conroy. They are hanging in the store on display until the end of the month, so you have until then to come see them. They are very fun quilts!! The green background one above is from blocks that were started by Martha Hazen and finished by Llynn. There's random shapes and pieces of fabric appliqued to the background and then randomly embroidered on top of and around the fabric. It's very different. Click to see some of the detail.

The fish wallhanging is a 9-Patch Pizzaz variation.
The Mermaid is a sort of a self portrait of Llynn. They have the same face.
The border reminds me of rick rack. I love rick rack!
This fan quilt is huge! It's full of flamingos and swans. Click it!!

A couple of curvy wallhangings.
This last one kind of sparkles. Again, click it to see.
Quite a variety, I hope you make it in to see them up close!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Louise Toler stopped by and showed us her latest.
Here's a couple of growth chart wallhangings she also made. Very cute!
Karen Schlueter won the Silver Bowl at the Barnstable County Fair in July for her Christmas stitchery titled "Song of Christmas". Congratulations Karen!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Patterns!!

Sue Cambell has a couple of new patterns, available only at Tumbleweed! Her new Martha's Vineyard Summer pattern, a companion to her Nantucket Sleigh Ride Pattern, is at the store!
This is the Cape Cod Seaside Village pattern. It is a wonderful pattern that you can make your own by the details you add.
This is one in progress by Nancy Vincent.
A closeup shows some of the embroidery detail she is adding. Don't forget to click it to make it bigger.
This is Sue's Village.
This is another of Nancy's.
Now we have patterns from Marianne Millette Kelly! These two wallhangings are the first of a series of Mermaid Patterns that Marianne is making for Tumbleweed customers.
They are very fun and great to personalize with embellishments!
All homes on Cape Cod could use a Mermaid Wallhanging, don't you think?