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Sunday, February 28, 2021

February Temperature Quilt Block

My February Temperature Quilt Block: 
The average temperature in central Iowa for February 2021 was 15 degrees.  Referencing our color chart, that makes the February block color sapphire.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Happy Birthday today to Texas Grandson, Jack, shown here wrapped up in his wedding quilt from Memaw, I bet that felt good this past week!



This week's FEATURE:

15% off regular price of any kit
20% off same if you are a Purple Bag Member

February 26 through March 4, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Nancy's Show and Share

Nancy made this cute baby quilt for a gift. Lots of creative detail in this one. See a close up of one block below.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Moda's Grunge Temperature quilt chart

Who wants to do a temperature quilt with me? This is a chart from Moda featuring their Grunge fabrics but you can use any fabric with this as a color guide.

My plan is to make 1 blocks a month using fabrics in the color that represents the average temperature here for the month.  

I'll start with January when the average temp in central Iowa was 23 so my first block is blue-ish greens.
We will always be a little behind as we wait to find the average temp of the month.

I'm going to use this 9" Irish Chain block for mine. I think the chains across the block will create a really fun secondary color pattern.  Here is the cutting information:
        Color:     8 - 2" squares
                       1 - 3 1/2" square
        Background:   4 - 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
                                4 - 2" x 6 1/2" rectangles         

Who wants to stitch along? I will post the temps and my blocks here as well as on our FB page.

This week we are featuring our books for one last time. Books are now $2 each until the end of our sale, March 1.

$2 from each book sold will be donated to the Adel Good Samaritan Food Pantry.

Join us in giving back to our community during this time of great need.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Customer Show and Share

 Jenny Osler brought in a baby quilt gift she just completed.

                                           This is the back

Here is a close up of the front showing how she layered fabric, stitched rows and cut to create this rag quilt.

And then she personalized it with the first letter of the new babies name. Isn't this sweet?

Hours 2/18/21

We will be closed over the noon hour for an appointment on Thursday, February 18.  

If you are thinking of stopping here on Thursday (and please do) call ahead to be certain of time.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may create.

Jacque - 515-993-1170.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Valentines dinner?

This recipe was in our February Adel Living magazine. I think it sounds pretty good. 



That's how it has felt lately.  Here's what I have been working on. How about you?

I made these two cosmetic/sewing notions bags from pre-quilted fabric and I started on this panel quilt.
We will have a pattern and kits for this as soon as I get the quilting and binding done.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

This weeks FEATURE

 This week's FEATURE is:

Valentines fabric, patterns and kits - 40% off the regular price!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A little patriotism


How do you like our new patriotic wall?  American Gatherings, a new patriotic line from Moda, is expected in this week.  

We are offering 3 of the small quilts as a free pattern with the purchase of 2 fat quarters.

As you can see, we still have several paper backs to pick from in our food pantry fund raiser PLUS even more shop samples for sale now.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Customer Show and Share

Jenny O made tbis embroidery on waste cloth. It's like aida cloth used for counted cross stitch but, after stitching, you get it wet and pull the foundation out, one string at a time. 

This is beautifully done. It's a gift for a friend at church. Thanks for sharing, Jenny!


Friday, February 5, 2021

New fabric!

The coordinating fabrics for our new Dream Scapes came in today. So pretty!


Fabric Search

 Deb S is looking for 3/4 yard of this white fabric. Remember this? It was part of the All Iowa Shop Hop fabric a couple years ago.

If you have a piece of this you would like to sell to Deb, give me a call in the shop and I will get you hooked up with her. 515-993-1170

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sunday Sewday - the next week

 Boy the weeks fly by and I have been doing a lot of sewing so, here's the next new shop sample:

This was fun. It's the pattern, Dream Big Little one from the Animal Attractions books.  We have sold dozens of this book so you may have it!

Rather than piecing the rows as shown in the book, I used a pre-cut roll from Moda that comes printed in strips of 5" squares.  I used some of the strips for the applique' and even used one strip to piece down the middle of the back, giving it the additional width needed.

The navy fabric is flannel which I though popped nicely agains the bright colors in the prints.

The original pattern shows this quilt with whales but the book also has these lamb applique' pieces so I made that substitution.