We will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
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|A quiet book with chalk cloth on the inside.|
|It folds closed and has an outside pocket for chalk and eraser.|
|And here's our new Kindle Cover.|
|Made with Soft and Stable interfacing, it makes the perfect little enclosure to protect and store your E-reader|
Next is a curtain I made for the shop inside door.
From the two yard piece used above, I trimmed enough selvage to make this little zipped coin purse.
This fabric came this week and we are just getting started. Lonnie is working on a bag and a table topper. Jenny is working on some cute placemats and I have a large quilt on the design wall so watch for more to come soon!
You can call to order kits or fabric now. 515-993-1170. Pick up starts with the All Iowa Shop Hop in just 8 days! June 1!
|We will kick off this block of the month with a machine applique class, probably in August. I think this will be a popular and fun project!|
|Lonnie has just finished cutting the block of the month kits for Afternoon Delight. Phew! Was that a big job! And she does it with such fantastic organizational skill. Miles and miles of cutting, folding, labeling,packaging and shipping. Thank you, Lonnie!!|
You know what that means? All if these lovely batiks that we have been holding for this project are now on the shelves.
Need some to make pillows, valances, dresser runners, seat covers, quilt back or just because it is beautiful - - it is now available.
|This picture was taken at the Moda booth. They had a photo booth and a box full of goofy hats or boas to put on for your own "selfie".|
|First, notice where the fabrics overlap. This is your 1/4" seam allowance.|
|The sashing strip lines up with the "v" edge of the red setting squares.|
|Above, I have drawn a line where the stitching will be.|
|After stitching, lay a ruler along the raw edge and trim off the excess points. Press all seams toward the sashing strip.|
|These are nine-patches left over from a block exchange, all made in civic war era fabrics.|
|These are half square units left over from another group block exchange. These are all brights and blacks.|
|And these are 5" squares of Civil War era fabrics from yet another group exchange.|
|This is from the fabric line, "Olivia" so I had to make a little dress for Olivia! I found this pattern on Pinterest. The bodice is cut from a recycled t-shirt. |
In fact, the pattern was designed for the entire dress to be cut from a t-shirt. I think I will try that next for a very comfortable little summer dress.
Our Olive loves dresses. Here she is in her Easter dress which, I am told, she decided would also be her jammies that night.
|It's that time of month! Open Sew is at the Adel Library this week, Thursday and Friday, from 10 am to whenever the last stitch is made.|
Gather with us to relax, stitch and chat. No fee but the library always appreciates donations.
|Carol brought this little wall hanging in to show me. She replicated this from a picture that was given to her by a student when she was teaching. She will finish it up and give it back to him (now a young adult). What a perfect way to recognize National Teacher's Day.|
Both my sister and my sister in law are retiring from public school education this spring. Big thank you to each of them and to teachers everywhere for lifetime of devotion and dedication, making a difference in the lives of their students.
|The new Block magazine from Missouri Star Quilts came in today. We have a dozen copies but they will not last long.|
See the round mat under our candy dish? That was made by Joyce S. for our June 20 library fund raiser. Members of Quilt Circle are making things to sale by re-purposing quilt parts and pieces.
This was a round vintage round that Joyce added binding to. Didn't she give it a great new life?
Watch for more fun items and plan to come shop on June 20 during our Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show.