Thursday, August 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

I know you might think that it is a little early to talk about Christmas Eve, but I am talking about a new line from Quilting Treasures called Christmas Eve.  It is never too soon to start on your Christmas gifts or decorations.  Time goes by so quickly.

This line has a wonderful panel featuring Santa putting some last minute touches to his packages.  He looks so intent on his work and making everything just perfect before starting out on his rounds. :-)

There is a free pattern available to make a lovely Christmas throw approx. 58 1/2" x 66".  You can download the pattern here. I have all the fabrics available to complete your quilt!

Dashing through the snow----

Happy Sewing,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quilt Odyssey Show

Last post I talked about the challenge that we did for our booth in Hershey.  In this one, I would like to share some of the quilts that were exhibited at the show.

Of course, there were so many more beautiful ones there.  The talent of some people is just amazing.  These pictures do not do the quilts justice.  The piecing, applique and quilting was exquisite.

There was also a fantastic antique applique quilts exhibit from the private collection of Pat and Arlan Christ.  Those quilts were fabulous!  I love seeing antique quilts and wondering exactly what their history is and why their maker made that particular quilt.  It was amazing to see some of them in such pristine condition.  No fading, stains or signs of wear.  Those quilts must have been stored away for a special occasion.

I hope you enjoyed my mini online show.  You can see more pictures of some of the winning quilts from the past few years here.

Happy Sewing,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hershey Challenge

Last week was Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA.  It was a great show!  Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say "Hi!"

Besides offering our wares for sale, we also featured our second booth challenge this year.  For those of you who may not be acquainted with this challenge, let me explain.  A couple years ago, those of us who work the booth, decided to do a challenge that we could display for the next years show.  The first year we each had a different fabric that required us to make something outside of our box.  It was so much fun, that we decided to do one every year.  We display them in the booth and ask for those who visit our booth to please vote for their favorite!

This year the fabric was a beautiful floral.  We all worked with the same fabric.  The only requirements were to keep the projects small and use a noticeable amount of the challenge fabric.
Thank you to all that participated!  I think the challenges were great!  It is always so interesting to see what each person comes up with using the same fabric.

Here are the challenges from this year:

Jean (Me)
I am thrilled to say that I won this year! :-)  Normally the only thing that we win is bragging rights.  But this year we decided that the winner will pick the fabric for the next year.  Now, I must tell you that we had already picked the fabric for next year.  So I will get to choose the fabric for the following year.

Here is a sneak peek at the challenge fabric for next year!

Quite different from our last one, isn't it?  It is definitely outside of my box, but I love the colors and am anxious to begin my project.  I already have a pattern in mind.  There are 5 of us doing it for next year.
Hopefully you can stop by our booth next year and vote for your favorite!

Happy Sewing,