Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SAMPLER BLOCK SHUFFLE





 


 
MODA SAMPLER BLOCK SHUFFLE
 
FREE....SAMPLER BLOCK PATTERNS 
 
Yep, that's right...FREE!
 
Beginning Nov 1st and ending January 4th, 2016, Moda will provide us with 2 to 3 (6") block patterns each week along with tips and teaching tools. The 6" blocks are FREE downloads for you and will be posted to our website and facebook page for you to print out, however you will only have 2 weeks from the time the pattern is posted to print it out, then it will be removed.
 There is a total of 30 block patterns and a finishing layout at the end of the program.  I know this is a lot to do each and every week , but don't worry....just be sure to follow us and collect all of the patterns so you can do them now or later.. ( I did all three blocks in an afternoon).
The recommended fabric to do all of the blocks is ...2 layer cakes or 2 jelly rolls and some background fabric. Of course you can use your own fabrics , but lets support Moda and use there fabrics for the blocks.
I am making my blocks from Moda's Richmond Reds collection and will be putting the sample blocks on this blog and my facebook page each week for you to see.
 We have layer cakes and jelly rolls in the Richmond Reds collection, also we have many other fabric collections to choose from....How about Kansas Troubles " Sunflower Song" or Barbara Brackman's " Alice's Scrapbag". The possibilities are endless ...so lets have fun! Send me a photo of your blocks and I will post them to our facebook page. * Link for the 1st 3 patterns at bottom of page.
 
Block # 1, 2 and 3

Moda Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls
 
To download first 3 patterns go to ...https://www.facebook.com/groups/1000384870020209/
You will need to join the group to download your patterns.
 
HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg
 
 
 
 

 
 





 
 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Great Saturday

 
ANNUAL LAWN SALE...
 
 Saturday was our annual Quilters Lawn Sale and what a great day!
 
The weather co-operated and we had a great turn out.
 
I wanted to get more pictures, but it got so busy so fast
that I was only able to take pictures of us at the very start
 and of a few early birds....................................................
 
There were hundreds of bolts of fabric on sale along with books,
patterns, pre-cuts and lots of miscellaneous items and FREE Hot dogs!
 
Although the sale was good and the weather co-operated it has been a stressful week.
To start with the hubby ended up in the hospital for 3 days on strong antibiotics for diverticulitis in order to prevent having surgery, I was knee deep in preparing for the sale and the Row by Row shop hoppers were in all week long. I am exhausted but relieved that my husband is ok and that everything went well.
 
So now onto next week and our annual picnic for our sewing group.
 
Here are a few pics that I was able to get of the Lawn Sale
Evie and Maureen admiring the fabric
View from the road
Some early birds getting started..
Rushing for the best fabrics
 
Hope that you are having a great Sunday!
 
HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

HAPPY 4TH of JULY!!!
 
 
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND SAFE INDEPENDANCE DAY!
 
 
This is a little patriotic door banner that I just made.
 
I love Americana and needed something to hang on my door
so this will do it!
 

 
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
 
Happy Stitching,
Peg
 


Monday, June 15, 2015

President's Pride

President's Pride
 
Hello Everyone......
 
This is the start of a quilt called "President's Pride".
Its from the new book " Civil War Remembered".
I just love this book and could make almost every quilt
that is in it.
I have been using a lot of my civil war fabric scraps,
but
you could also buy a bundle of Fat Quarters
or
yardage of your choice.
We have a good selection of Civil War fabrics at the shop
so...stop by if you are close.
 
Hope your having a great day!
 
Peg
 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Flag Day!

 
SIMPLY PATRIOTIC
 
Happy Flag Day! 
 
Hope your Sunday has been a good one.
I have been busy sewing , cooking and cleaning
and
I am now ready for some relaxation.
 
Happy Stitching,
Peg
 
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

" Hard Crackers" Finish

 
I almost forgot to post a picture of my finished little quilt
" HARD CRACKERS"
so ..here it is! (It still needs to be quilted and binding).
 
Recently.... a customer came into the shop and saw the
quilt hanging and replied,...Oh , you finished the quilt!
I didn't see it posted to your Blog and had been watching for it.
So sorry...my fellow bloggers!
I find myself going in so many directions sometimes that
I forget about the little ( but important)  things that need to be taken care of.
Hope that you get inspired to make one of your own!
 
HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg
 
 
 
 



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hard Crackers

HARD CRACKERS... Civil War Legacies pattern
Row # 1 and #2
 
I don't know about you...but I am always working on several projects at a time.
AND
I get a lot of scraps...so this pattern just seemed perfect!
I must admit that this "little" project is time consuming ,but the end result
is going to be worth it.
 
First....plan to make a MESS! Sorting thru all those fabric scraps takes time.
and is a messy job.
 Also working with such small pieces of fabric has its challenges.
So, here are a few of my favorite things......
.
 
 
I love my small creative grids ruler and Rowenta travel iron for any small
piecing projects...Magic sizing or MaryEllens spray to stabilize the fabric.
Small applique pins,a sharp rotary cutter, pigma or frixion pen
and
Do I see Chocolate?
 
Row #3 and #4
 
Working with such small pieces does have its challenges and you
 have to pay attention to your seams allowances.
I am not a fan of the so called scant 1/4" seam, but in this case I had to keep
the seam really close to the 1/4".
Also, all the seams had to be pressed open in order to lay flat.
Now to finish the last 2 rows and decide on the borders!
Hope you all are having a great day!
 
HAPPY STITCHING,
Peg