Just where have you been?

So it has been a while since I last posted (December!).  So sorry to keep you out of the loop.  Facebook gets a few posts and then there is mail chimp for the shop communications.  This year has been flying by in a whirl!  We have participated in several guild quilt shows, I have been teaching across Texas for guilds and shops and at retreats!  REGISTRATION for our Kids Kamps are happening now!

We just completed our first year as a brick and mortar quilt shop and we are very excited for the future.  Our next big event is our Customer Appreciation “Quilt Thump” on Saturday, June 17th right here in Luling, TX.  Our quilters have been collecting “seeds” and will be rewarded for supporting our first year with chances on raffle bags and auction items.  Please call 830-875-5432 to rsvp that you will be attending the quilt thump!  It won’t be the same without YOU!

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Another auction item – quilted and bound! RSVP NOW so you will have the opportunity to own this quilt!
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Auction item – this adorable sample is quilted and bound. Backing fabric is cuddle cloth – oh so yummy!

We have Row by Row coming up starting June 17th.  We have a really fun row this year and are super excited to be participating in Row by Row Junior program as well.

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Our first Junior program. Kit is pre-cut READY to sew! A great row to start with!
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Our Row for adults! We have a variety of kits available for this pattern, from rugged outdoors to Tula Pink. We hope you will have a little bit of fun with our row. (Pattern/Kit do not include border/binding – we have an optional charm kit available as well)

And as always we are adding new samples to the shop on a very regular basis – here is what we have to show this week.

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Fabulous fabrics from Marcia Derse make this a rich yummy quilt! A quick easy Villa Rosa pattern and you will have this kit made up in no time at all.
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Dimples for color and a fabulous background from Libs Elliott. You need to see this quilt in person to appreciate how happy it is! We supply the Dimples – you choose your background and accent border fabric!

We add to our tools and notions wall almost weekly, our list of classes is varied with a variety of teachers as well.

Need inspiration?  We will be starting a wearables group soon!  Are you interested?  Let us know!

And on the home front we had an exciting storm last night.  As I washed dishes I realized the water pressure was low – hubby went to check and came back in “You won’t believe what the problem is”  See for yourself!  Luckily I am married to Mr. Fixit and we were back in business in time to go watch the sunset over the horizon!

Stay safe and dry!  Stop by the shop and visit for awhile!

 

A Little Bit of this…..and that!

Earlier this year as I was meeting with fabric reps they would ask about my Halloween collections – I told each of them I wasn’t going to order much for halloween as I wasn’t confident I would get samples done and did not want to end up with bolts and bolts of Halloween fabric.

And then I would purchase a full line of Halloween fabric from each rep!  What was I thinking!!!

So…..we have lots of fun Halloween fabrics and we have several samples in the shop for you to see.  I am going to showcase them here on the blog as I have a chance!

This one is called Spooky Town and the designer is Cori Dantini from Blend Fabrics, I just love this artist!  We have 3 other lines from her in the shop and 2 more on order…..  once again – what was I thinking????

This was the free pattern on the manufacturer site – cute enough – but we really wanted to showcase these cute cute cute fabrics….

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So I used the foundation from the free pattern but then changed out some of the fabrics and changed up the piecing and here is what we have for you…. this quilt is cute and fun to make – the fabric arrived on Monday and we had a quilt top done by Thursday (and I was in Houston on Tuesday!)  Quilted free-hand with my favorite whimsical style of sort of custom!  Kit price is $60 and includes the pattern, all fabrics for the top and binding.

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And here are a few close-ups….

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After Row by Row ends you will find us ecstatically putting our fall spook on!

Denise

 

 

There’s Color on that House!

I haven’t posted much on the house recently – that’s because there has been boring stuff going on – and how many photos of my “sticks” did you really want to see?  We had a scheduled meeting with our builder yesterday to do the final pre-sheetrock walk through.  There are still a few framing punch list items but they should get those done today or Monday!  They are now ready to do the exterior wall insulation – we are using a system called BIB – blown in batts – I may be able to post some photos of that next week!

BUT this week I get to post COLOR on the house and most exciting to me is……… they were cleaning up the site when we got there!  I understand that building a house can create a mess – heck you should see my studio when I am building quilts!  But every once in a while you have to stop and CLEAN UP the MESS!  Because this homeowner wanted some nice photos!

Speaking of photos here they are…….

The view as you drive down the driveway.  Where you see the tyvek will be Austin Stone!  Travis said they will mix some of our sand in with their delivered sand to blend the house with the natural surroundings!
The view as you drive down the driveway. Where you see the tyvek will be Austin Stone! Travis said they will mix some of our sand in with their delivered sand to blend the house with the natural surroundings!  I am also thinking I need some little accents in those gables – maybe a star?
Our front porch - can't wait to see the pretty front door!  Little Toot was helping me decide how to decorate when we were there Sunday!
Our front porch – can’t wait to see the pretty front door! Little Toot was helping me decide how to decorate the porch when we were there Sunday!  The window to the left is Corey’s office, the window to the right is a guest room.
This is the west corner of our home.  Our A/C units will be placed here and easy to disguise!
This is the west corner of our home. Our A/C units will be placed here and easy to disguise!

The color in the photo below is probably the closest to actual color – some of the others make it look too blue/green.  The trim around windows and doors will be dark chocolate-brown like the roof edge and the chimney still needs to be painted.  I can’t wait to see what happens when the trim paint goes on – it should change the whole look of the house!

The color in this photo is probably the closest to actual color - some of the others make it look too blue/green.  This corner is the master suite - there is a door from the master suite to the back porch.
This corner is the master suite – there is a door from the master suite to the back porch.
Hubby walking past the back porch.  He wanted me to take another photo with him not in the photo but I said nope - this was it!
Hubby walking past the back porch. He wanted me to take another photo with him not in the photo but I said nope – this was it!

In the photo above there are 2 small “shed” roofs over the sliding door and studio door, I thought I was going to hate them, but I had to tell hubby while they are not my favorite thing – I don’t hate them anymore!  We may be adding some additional cedar trim to them to “dress” them up a little bit and we have also talked about eventually swapping the shingles on them for a metallic finish to add an accent.

The quilt room porch and garage side of the house.  Still need to design the driveway and walkway to the quilt room
The quilt room porch and garage side of the house. Still need to design the driveway and walkway to the quilt room.  Looking forward to the brown trim being added.  The garage doors will be green when they are installed and once we move in I will glaze them to give them a different look.

 

I am just so excited and cannot quit grinning!  I also need to finish the quilt on the frame and then I will STOP and CLEAN UP the MESS!

Have a very safe and Happy 4th of July!  How will you celebrate?

Luling Lincoln Logs

Ok – they aren’t logs – but it is wood aka sticks!  I had not been out to  the site of our new home since they started framing.

This was my view from the road – YIKES – this is REAL!

What we see as we pulled down the driveway.
What we see as we pulled down the driveway.

And now for quick tour…..

The view from the street
The view from the street
Just a peek through the trees
Just a peek through the trees
Right side is the master suite area
Right side is the master suite area
Back porch, roof is not framed here yet
Back porch, roof is not framed here yet
View from the back french doors, through the great room, entry hall and out the front door!
View from the back french doors, through the great room, entry hall and out the front door!
Quilt room corner - looking in
Quilt room corner – looking in
Quilt room corner - looking out
Quilt room corner – looking out
Cacti in bloom
Cacti in bloom
Struggling to survive in the sand
Struggling to survive in the sand
A field of happy yellow flowers..... just around the corner from our home.
A field of happy yellow flowers….. just around the corner from our home.

No visit for me this weekend, teaching on Saturday and then working around the current house on Sunday for Mother’s Day.  Corey will be heading out early Saturday – I look forward to his photos!

Dee