Saturday, March 30, 2013

Scrappy Tuesday

Priscilla made this quilt top in Scrappy Tuesday Class with Carol Jones!
Peg Parker made her's with all solid fabrics for an "Amish" look!

Peg made a second one using reproduction fabrics!

 Nancy Pollard used reproduction fabrics and black fabric!

Karla brought her block back in to show us how she embellished it to represent all the things she loves. It is now being sent to join other blocks being made into a quilt to raise awareness for stage 4 breast cancer patients.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Karla came in and worked with Carol Ayotte on a block that is going into a special quilt for Metastatic Stage 4 Breast Cancer to raise awareness.  The quilt will travel around the country starting in Houston next month.  Contributors to the quilt include women with Stage 4 Breast Cancer from around the world.
Audrey Ward showed us the latest baby quilt she is making for her newest Great-Great Grandchild!!

Patti Anderson has completed her Tumbling Blocks quilt top, made with Batik fabrics!

Kumiko showed us the wallhanging she made!

Jane brought in this beautiful quilt top to show us! She used all Kaffe Fassett fabrics!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Janet's Find

Janet Fournier went to a yard sale recently and found this beautiful red and white quilt!
It is in great condition and done by hand.  

There's a lot of hand quilting and it's interesting!

All around the edges of the quilt there is hand quilted writing.  Here you can see February 1868 quilted on it!

It has the first and last names of a couple and apparently the husband belonged to the "Oddfellows".

What a great find!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Karen Schulter made this quilt with winter scenes in the squares!  Click to see it better!

These quilts were all machine quilted by Maryann Bowman!  Some of these pictures didn't come out too clear.  Connie Moore made this one and the background squares are a pretty light green!
You can see the color better here, and the machine quilting.

 Rada Elegant made this quilt!
 Here's a closer look!
 Marilyn Lucas made this one!  It's very pretty, kind of watercolor.
 I wish the pictures were clearer!  I somehow had taken my spare camera home and I forgot to bring both of my cameras that day.  So these were taken by a phone.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


 Ellie Ringer's baby quilt is fun and simple and sure to be used and loved!
There is the elephant fabric on the back and dots on the front with four simple words that say a lot!

She needed to pick out binding fabric for it and happened to have this bag she had made to carry it in!

Karen Nourse is working on an applique quilt with pears on it!   

She also has this colorful 30's quilt top she made with a rainbow of colors!

Ann McKinney is putting the borders on a batik lap quilt for a friend!  

Willie finished this baby quilt from a Jaybird Quilts pattern!  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sewing with Adele!

 Carolyn DeBrusk spent the day in the classroom with Adele and almost finished up her tablerunner!

Betty Jo showed us her pinwheel quilt, machine quilted by Micki Heath!

Debbie Cole has her top all finished!

Robin MaGuire stopped by to show us her batik jacket she made in a class with Adele!

 Here's the back!  Click on the picture for a closer look!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Storm Sewing

I saw this Scrappy Trips Around the World quilt a lot online and decided to make one of my own.  The pattern I followed is here and is from Bonnie Hunter.  Great instructions and easy to follow!  I actually started it right before the first snow storm a few weeks ago.  I sewed a few blocks, and then sewed strips for more blocks so I could cut them after the electricity went out.  That's what I prepare before a storm, hand sewing and fabric for cutting, and of course a bathtub full of water because we lose water when we lose electricity.  
 I had some strips cut and sewn and ready to be cut into strips of squares during the daylight hours.

I also cut more strips and put them in piles for more blocks.

 So after all our weekend storms the quilt was this big.  I wanted to make it two rows bigger on length and width so it will measure 96 by 96.  I have just about all the blocks made and have to sew them together.  Soon.

I limited the colors to red, orange, yellow, lime green, blue, and gray.  You can click here to see over a thousand pictures of Scrappy Trips Quilts!

I also cut fabric for blocks for this other quilt I am working on in black and gray fabrics. You can see little piles of cut fabric held together with a pin to keep each block's fabric together.

The pattern is called Spin Cycle and it is from Cluck Cluck Sew.  We carry the pattern at Tumbleweed.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Quilts by Kim Greenfeld

On display this month we have quilts made by Kim Greenfeld!  She loves fabrics made by Kaffe Fassett and makes a lot of quilts using those fabrics.  A lot of people come into the shop and comment on the bright Kaffe fabrics and say they want to use them but they don't know what to make with them, especially the large florals.  Kim shows that they can be used very effectively with patterns that most people are familiar with and are comfortable making.
I love the trees that are quilted next to the houses!

Kim made these two quilts using the "Yellow Brick Road" pattern and you can see it made in two different colorways.

This simple appliqué quilt looks great!  Look at the large floral fabric she used for the background!

Here she made a traditional "Trip Around the World" quilt using Eleanor Burn's pattern!  It's beautiful!

Kim didn't follow a pattern for this one,  she cut rectangles and made her own arrangement using Kaffe's shot cottons and woven stripes!
For more ideas for using shots and stripes, check out Kaffe's newest book, "Shots and Stripes", on your next visit to Tumbleweed!