|Many of you are aware that our retail shop as we once knew it is now closed. While we do miss the familiarity of what that chapter in our quilting adventure was like we both have really settled into our new roles and are enjoying the change.|
We have been quite busy trying to wrap up the loose ends at the shop before we transition everything over to an online shopping site. During that process...we visited the Ukraine. Although we can laugh about it now, we really do want to again apologize for those of you who received that scam e-mail. Fortunately you all knew that isn't a place either us care to visit...brought it to our attention as the timing of that all was so poor and we truthfully wouldn't have caught it. It amazes us that people get their kicks off of doing stuff like that and want to assure you we have more security measures than we ever thought we needed in place to avoid future issues. Thank you for your patience in that process and for your humor in the midst of our problem.
A few new projects that adorn our shop walls. . .
I ask that you excuse the poor photography. I know this just a poor excuse, but the computer in use doesn't have the best photo editing on it...and well one of us lost our iphone cord to transfer pictures and the other one left theirs at home. . .so for today we will celebrate a new blog post after a month hiatus and keep our fingers crossed for photo improvements next time!!!!
This is our Kansas Troubles version of the Atkinson Designs pattern. This pattern is a little gem if you are into the look of the hexagons...it has a really nifty way to cut those without needing a template. Terri's directions are also great...most of us know they are ready to rock patterns that are quick and easy to assemble and this one is no different!!
We are ready for the holidays...and today it feels like winter is here. Although this pattern is very versatile with fabrics and wouldn't feel like the holidays if we would have grabbed some Fig Tree fabric or Kansas Troubles fabric, the one above using Sandy Gervais Nature's Holiday is perfect for winter. We wanted to do a project that was a reasonable price, easy to create and fast to assemble and got that with this. It is a candy-pack, or scrap friendly project that gets jazzed up with some Chenille-It strips.
Lacey decided to put a new spin on one of our previous projects. Candied Ringlets is a pieced project that is charm pack friendly and is perfect for a table as it is about 28" x 28" in size.
She brought her favorite Leaves Galore ruler to Watertown with her and cut away to create a project that sort of takes on the look of a Double Wedding Ring project with a fraction of the work. Although it was very time efficient the Leaves Galore ruler is not needed to create the top!!
Jo Morton, who we typically think of when we think darker more civil war fabrics has come out with a wonderful new grouping of batiks. The prints of just wonderful and the color tones are gorgeous. We are very anxious to create our planned project with them, so stay tuned for more!!
"Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go"
~Until next time~