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!
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.
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.
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!
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….
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.
And here are a few close-ups….
After Row by Row ends you will find us ecstatically putting our fall spook on!
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 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!
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.
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?