Posted on May 22, 2011 by David Thurston | 1 comment
This weekend was the start of 90 degree weather here in Belmont, NC - and you won't hear a single complaint from Jenn about it. This kind of weather makes for a fun (and busy) weekend filled with quilting, working around the shop, and ice cream!
This past week we received our order of Sandy Gervais' Grand Finale line from Moda, and almost immediately we were all finding ways to use the deep, warm colors and prints in a project. Although we are a small shop, we still find a reason to dress it up a bit from time to time. There is a space near the front door that we kind of consider our mantel. We like to showcase one of the fabric lines we have available, and showcase a little creativity. For Grand Finale, Jenn made from the panel print, along with part of a charm pack. The half circles are incredible, and the turquoise along with the golds makes this little corner of the shop look like fall. Above the quilt is a little banner I made (yeah, that's right - David has a little skill!). It was fun to work with the scraps from Jenn's charm pack, a 1/4 yard of the orange (for the back of the bunting) and some scrap Moda marble brown.
So - the heat is rising outside, the air conditioning is running inside...but in a small corner of the shop there could be a nip in the air! Pumpkin carving anyone? ... or watermelon, maybe... ;-)