May Day! May Day!
We bring you this post to show you some hot off the press projects that we have been stitching up a storm to get done.
Some of you who have come into the shop have heard about our new little adventure into designing with this new wonderful hand-dyed flannel grouping that Marcus is introducing to the market.
For those of you, who like Lacey, are unable to always work with wool due to either dyes used in the dying process, or just the wool fibers themselves, this new hand-dyed flannel is perfect for you. It will allow you to duplicate the wool look without having to work with wool.
This stuff really stitches up nice, and truly looks like wool.
We are honored to have the opportunity to stitch up some samples for Marcus Brothers, which we will be sending off to them for quilt market in Portland, Oregon next weekend. (Those of you who have chatted in person with us know we are truly excited and very greatful to have this chance to do something like this!!)
But before we ship them off we thought we would give you a quick preview. So below is preview number one. We have another grouping being finished as we speak and will show them at the end of the week!!
This candle mat shows off some of the lovely textures in the flannels. It was absolutley perfect for these fun summer/fall sunflowers.
We have had this done for a while, and many of you who have come in the shop have seen it, but we decided it would be fun to share it on here.
The above quilt will be in our Southwest Sector cookbook which will be on sale during the Quilt Minnesota event in August.
The quilt above uses up the bundle of our (12) Tidepool Batik fat quarters by moda fabrics that you will recive for FREE after visiting all 10 participatin Southwest Section shops during the hop from August 2 - 18.
We also have a bus trip planned to visit all ten shops that will board and depart from St. Cloud, Willmar & from the shop here in Clara City. For more information on that bus trip with dates/prices please visit the Quilt Minnesota website (www.quiltminnesota.com) or our shop website (www.shadesofpast.com) for more details. OR you can always give us a call (320-847-4040) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain more details.
P.S. More later may mean pictures of the new holiday pre-cuts that shipped out to us last week. We've had SUCH a heat wave this "spring" that we are quite sure everyone is ready to cool down and work with snowflakes, and mittens....right?!?!