Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Can you believe there's a bear on Cape Cod?  It was spotted not far from the store!  

Marie Spadaro made this baby quilt!

Marie also made this wallhanging!  This one was started in a Katie Pasquini class.
Marie is teaching a Surface Design class here at Tumbleweed on Wednesday, June 6 from 10-1.
If you are curious about paint sticks or angelina of incorporating sheers into your quilts come and
play!  It's fun!  And easy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

What's Willie Up To?

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!  Don't forget, Tumbleweed is closed Monday for Memorial Day!  Tomorrow (Sunday) we will be open from 12 to 5, as usual.
Willie will be teaching this Spring Blossom Table Topper in her Bits and Pieces Class on June 2.  It uses the 12 Degree Wedge Ruler from Phillips Fiber Art.  Phillips Fiber Art is offering a free pattern each month using this ruler.  

This is another of their patterns that Willie has made.  See more here.

July and August will bring you the 3 Dudes Majestic Mountain Throw.  Willie made her's with brown and black batik strips and it looks great!!

This is the back of her "Ghastlie" quilt.

Here is the front!  We love the Ghastlies!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Gail Butler used bright fabrics to make her Dresdan Plate quilt!

Tricia Curry has been making quilted watches!  It's good to have one for every outfit!  Some of her watches will be available at the Boutique Table at the Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod Quilt Show in June. More information about the show is here.
Diane H. McGuire brought in another Dr. Seuss quilt!  This time it's the Lorax!  She designed the quilt and Carol Burton sewed it for the Bayberry Quilt Show this summer.
Terry Curry has finished her Jo Morton quilt!!  Look at all those little triangles!
Joellen Haley made this beautiful Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt for her sister (an identical twin) and she started it in 2008 when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister is doing wonderful now!!  Joellen had never even sewed before and she made this quilt top all by hand and then mating quilted it.  Truly a labor of love!
Olive showed us the tablerunner she finished in class with Carol Ayotte called "Served With a Twist"!
Click to make larger so you can see the "twist".

Monday, May 21, 2012


Willie showed us this bag she made for her daughter!  On one side is Cape Cod beachy  fabric,
 on the other side is city fabric.  It's reversible!
 Penny Myles is making two quilts like this for her grandsons' bunk beds!
 Paula Belyea has the top of her Patriotic quilt finished!
 Ursula Fisher hand embroidered this lighthouse wallhanging!
Shari Sears made this jelly roll quilt in a class with Willie!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Couch Quilt!

Last weekend I cleared out my closet a little bit.  It doesn't happen often.  Really!  

I found a lot of tee shirts that I needed to get rid of.  After awhile I realized I was sorting them into color piles as I went through them.  Not the ones I was keeping, that would make sense, I was sorting them before I put them into the give away bag.  I realized that the pile pictured above would look great in my sewing room, so I decided to make a throw for my couch.
 I kept a brown and turquoise pile, too.  My niece and daughter like these colors and might need a throw for their couches at some point.
 I kept it simple, just big squares of fabulous color.  They're very soft!  It's going to look great on my couch.  Take a look here  to see my couch in my sewing room.
I think I'm going to put minkee on the back to make it super cozy!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Paula Tuano made these wallhangings awhile back.

Click to see closer!

Audrey has another top done and ready to quilt!

Shari Sears made this blue and white quilt!

Shirley Prouty made these small quilts to use up some scraps!

Marlene Sexton made this beachy tablecloth and matching tablerunner!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!

Tumbleweed is closed today in honor of Mother's Day.
See you tomorrow!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Jo Morton Club

Here's a few more Jo Club quilts.

These first two were made by Mary Ellen Streeter.

Cheryl Leveque made this tablerunner.

Liz Philbrook chose green for her wallhanging!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jo Morton Club Quilts

Today I'm catching up on the Jo Morton Club quilt pictures.  Debbie Zeida made this first one.
 Next beings to Maryanne Boberg.
 Half square triangles done by Susan Looney.
 Nancy Pollard made her's with some appliqué.
Nancy Pollard made this one.
 Jeannine Wolfe made this courthouse steps.
 Barbara Walsh used patriotic colors for her wallhanging.
 Debbie is working on this top for the start of the new Jo Morton Club.
 I think this was Debbie's last wallhanging for the last Jo's Club.
 Lots of little triangles put together by Susan Looney.
 Jeannine Wolfe used a different color palette for her's.
 She made this triangle wallhanging, too.
Nancy Pollard made this red and blue wallhanging.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May Display

The quilts on display this month at Tumbleweed are all done by various ladies that have attended the Friday Open Sew with Willie.  Besides having great parties, they also get a lot of quilts made!

This red,white, and black quilt was made by Marilyn Holle.

Mary Collari made this Ghastlie quilt.
 Shari Sears made the matching quilt and pillows.
The little red heart wallhanging was done by Marilyn.
Dot Hannon made the pillowcases.  Jeanne Carey made the X quilt.
Eva Needs embroidered and made this seashell wallhanging.
 The wreath was made by Marilyn.  The rooster tablerunner is Jeanne's.
 The blue woven tablerunner was made by Dottie Long.  The red and green woven tablerunners, one up above, the other below, were made by Dot Hannon and Shari.
 Shari made the Birdie Sling Bag in this picture.
 The pink and green tablerunner was made by Dottie Long.  The pink, black, and green quilt was made by Jeanne.
 The Christmas tablerunner was made by Shari.
Here's Jeanne's quilt again!  
 The purple tablerunner is Dottie Long's.  The newsprint fabric bag was made by Shari.
Did I get everything?  There's a lot on display this month!