Thursday, October 29, 2009

7th Eastern Pennsylvania Shop Hop

It's shop hop time! I just finished binding my shop hop quilt. The theme is Stone Cottage Baskets featuring the Stone Cottage fabrc line by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics. It is a beautiful line featuring pinks, reds, browns, soft greens and cream. The blocks were designed by some of the ladies from our shop hop shops. Each shop sews the blocks and puts them into a quilt of their own design. It is like a quilt show, but you must travel to each shop to see their quilt. It is so much fun! The shop hop runs Sat., Oct. 31-Sun., Nov. 15. For more info, you can click here.
Here is a picture of my quilt and I also made a tote bag with my extra block. I hope you like it. My daugher in law, Zlaty quilted the quilt for me and I think it looks beautiful! Thanks so much Zlaty. I love it! Zlaty has a great blog! Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Berry Basket Quilt Show

This past weekend we went to the Berry Basket Quilt Show in Marlton NJ. It was a very nice show. So many great quilts. I took at least 50 pictures! I will share a few of my favorites with you.

This one was at the entrance to the quilt show. It says "They touched the quilts at the quilt show." Too funny!

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Fabric!

We just got in more fabric! I wasn't sure where I was going to put it, but I managed to find space. I love it all! When will I find time to make projects from all of it! :-)

Friendship and some Days to Remember by Mary Koval.

Folk Art Favorites by The Buggy Barn.

Batiks by Fabrics that Care.

Hopefully in future posts, I will have samples to show you made in all these fabrics! It won't be right away since shop hop is beginning next Sat., Oct. 31. When I get my quilt back from being quilted, I will post it on the blog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

And More Show and Tell

I just love when my customers bring in their projects for show and tell.

This beautiful lady was made by Anita. She did a great job with the applique.

Brenda finished this bow tie quilt. She bought the blocks and put them together in this wonderful quilt. The bow ties are 3D. I love bow tie blocks!

Winter Blessings was made by Bev. She used needle punch for the lettering.

Sue made this great tote bag using part of the Pumpkins and Spice panel.

Great job ladies!

Quilt Retreat

The other week I got a chance to go on a quilt retreat with a couple of friends. We rented a house in Lititz, PA and had our own private retreat. It happened that on the weekend that we chose, there was a chocolate walk on Sat. We bought a pass with a button and starting visiting many of the shops located in town to sample their chocolate wares. There were 30 participating shops. We made it to 24 of them! The samples were delicious and it was a lot of fun. Some places even had samples for your dog. Lucky Jasmine! She not only got some treats from me, but my friends as well. After the walk, we went back to the house and started sewing!

Chocolate Mice from the Chocolate Walk.

All of these are made from chocolate.

I got a chance to work on a surprise for my daughter. She loves Halloween and I saw a cute 12" wall hanging in the Fall issue of For the Love of Quilting by Fons and Porter. I started it when I was on the trip with my hubby to Illinois and just about finished it on retreat. I finished it when I returned home and thought I would share a picture of it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lots of Show & Tell

Janie stopped by and shared some more show & tell. She is one busy lady! I love all of her projects.

Janie has a website where she sells some of her crafts here

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Shop is Overflowing!

We got more new fabric in. We have gotten so much in lately, we now have to display it on the floor! It looks great! Here are some of the new ones:

Black and whites from Henry Glass & Co. called Masquerade.

Feline Friendship


Neutral Territory from Atkinson Designs

I have not gotten these new fabrics on the website yet, but if you are local, stop by and check them out.

Illinois trip

I haven't had a chance to post for a while. I went on a business trip with hubby and we headed to Illinois. We stopped at a quilt shop in Chicago called Quiltology. A very nice shop with modern fabrics such as Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and other similar styles. It is nice and bright with great samples. One sample that caught my eye was a stack and whack from Bethany Reynolds book
"Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts". It was beautiful. I just love the colors!

We stayed outside Chicago and for two days I got to just sew! It was great! This is the first time that I took a sewing machine along on a trip. While hubby was at his conference, I sewed. I can't show you what I worked on right now, but I will try to get a picture on the blog by next week.