Block of the Month - Houses

Posted on January 11, 2014 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I have something exciting to share, we are having a block of the month!  I have been admiring a pattern that I found on the wonderful world of Pinterest.  It might have caught your eye as well... It's called Houses by Johanna Masko.  I'm also excited to say that we are the only store in the US that carries the pattern (she's located in Canada).

Here is what Block 1 looks like, it was so much fun to make!  

Here are the details:

- Finished quilt will measure 22" x 34"

- Block of the month will take 11 months to complete

- Begins in February 2014

- If you choose to purchase our kit, each block with be $5.00 per month and ready for pick at our store the last Saturday of every month

First block will be available Saturday February 22nd for pick up in our store.  

- At the first block pick up, there will be a demonstration on paper piecing for all interested participants 

- Pattern is $15.00

- Participate in our monthly drawing by bringing in your finished block made from our kit and get your name entered in a drawing

- Drawings will be monthly, winners announced the following month

 

Here is a sneak peak of what the first row will look like, since it was just a test I made it into a pillow!

We hope you join us for our block of the month!  

There are limited spaces so make sure to sign up here or call give us a call at (704)266-6445

 

Jenn

 

Posted in block of the month, paper pieced, scrappy

Scrappy String Quilt

Posted on September 07, 2012 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments

I'm in love with this Lucy's Crab Shack fabric by Sweetwater.  I was making a quilt (to be revealed at a later date...) and had all these tiny strips remaining measuring between 3/4" to 1 1/4".  I actually threw them in the trash, I kept looking at them thinking what could I possibly do with these...

 

I have always wanted to make one of those string quilts so I figured what the heck - I'm gonna try with these tiny strips.  And what do you know... it was actually enough fabric to make this cutie patootie table runner!


I used the foundation piecing method, it worked wonderfully.  Just be very careful when peeling the paper off the back not to stretch the fabric since it's on the bias!  


The back is just as fun as the front, I pieced my scraps that weren't used on the front to break up the solid backing.  The quilting pattern is a fun feather looking pattern that has a cool interlocking swirl look.  


From start to finish this quilt was a lot of fun to make!  I would even say it went pretty quick... the size is perfect for a night stand or coffee table.  

Jenn

Posted in longarm, lucys crab shack, moda, quilt, scrappy, string quilt