Monday, June 2, 2008

Cottage Chic

A few weeks ago I had a few days to sew and mentioned making "French Roses," a pattern new to our store. I had such fun making it since the blocks are made of free-form layers of soft, pastel fabrics. Of course, you know me, I had to use several different background fabrics and I changed the border to a soft yellow instead of repeating the white background as a border. We got it quilted and washed and it is lovely. The applique couldn't be easier as you just try to stitch about 1/4" away from the edges. You don't have to be exact so it goes quickly. I've made up a few kits already so just ask if you are interested. My friend Sandy Brawner, owner of Quilt Country in Texas, made one with a black background and bright lime greens and shocking pinks and oranges! Totally different look.

If you haven't yet seen the Quiltsmart Cell Phone Bags, come in and ask for a demo. You buy ($4.00) a piece of Quiltsmart printed interfacing. This piece will make three bags. Iron the interfacing to 1/8th yard of fabric, fold on the fold lines, sew on the sew lines and you are done!

What's new in our store is that we are now carrying several types and colors of cording for your bags. Chenille, Ultra-suede, green, black, red, cream and more.

Another new bag pattern from Quilt Country called "Teeny Tiny Tote" is available too. This one will carry your phone or camera, pictures, credit cards and more! We've got samples.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Ooh! Love those French Roses!!

Hugs, your friend down South!!