Happy Mother's Day and
Happy Birthday to my Mother! :)
And CHRISTMAS IS
COMING! How weird does that sound?
This week we received
the LAYER CAKES & JELLY ROLLS, which are squares and strips cut
from JOVIAL, this year's basicgrey Holiday Fabric for MODA. Check them
out now. The fabric on bolts will follow soon! But these
pre-cuts have a way of disappearing quickly.
Anita & Jennifer
have been busy and there are new mark-downs at CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRICS just
south of town and under BARGAINS
on the web. At a glance, I noticed that OLIVIA has gone
lower. Come see how LOW THEY CAN GO!
You can see all our NEWEST
FABRICS on the WEB by clicking here:
Spring is just beautiful
here now. But Randy & I are heading north to Quebec to see
the sites, and it looks like we might catch a bit more cold
weather. I'm packing a scarf and down vest! Maybe I should
carry a quilt? hahaha
I'd love to carry this bright &
cheerful ANNIE quilt, that I just made using Valori Wells' pattern and
her NEST fabric line. "Put a
BIRD on it!"
What a great way to feature a LARGE PRINT fabric. An
unusual asymmetric quilt design. Check it out!
Hopefully, soon, there will be some
IRIS in my yard. This old house had hundreds of vintage iris in
the yard when we bought it more than 25 years ago.
Unfortunately, I've not kept up with them, but every now and then a
bloom surprises me!
that anticipation was inspiration for my version of Castilleja Cotton’s
The kit includes pattern, fabric for top, binding & back. Finishes approx. 11.5 x 23.5 inches.
I used hand-dyed fabrics and Hoffman’s gorgeous purple, green, yellow batik
to border this little picture quilt.
I do it all by machine, using a Schmetz
accomodate size 16 Pearl Cotton thread on my Bernina. I choose
to do a blanket
stitch on the raw edges of the fused appliqué pieces.
like SOFT-FUSE for the iron-on as it stays very soft and flexible,
even when building up several layers.
I've also been working on several
other projects. I did finish this SIMPLE QUILT. I started
with TUMBLER BLOCKS that I cut with the die-cutter.
We have Accu-cutter at CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC location and you can rent it by the
hour. Check it out! Anyway, this quilt sews together very, very
quickly! Great baby or lap quilt.
We've got a couple of pre-cut KITS
too! Pick out your own borders or do it like mine.
NEW KITS include PLUM
BLOSSOM. Another "put a bird on it"! Can't
have too many birds! LOL But I really like this one
too! Fast to sew, striking design, features large print well.
Our kit uses the blue color-way:
See all the PLUM BLOSSOM fabrics
See the FREE PATTERN from Andover
Mary just finished CROSSED
CANOES using Marti Michell's new pattern and handy ruler with a
great selection of black & white prints.
See all our BLACK & WHITE fabric
This pattern features one of Marti's
versatile KALEIDOSCOPE rulers! See them all here:
have soooo many patterns for inspiration! Spend some time
exploring Lori Smith's newest patterns for little quilts, QUILT
PICTURES. She gives complete instructions for creating an
internal frame. Quilting is optional. See all of her
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Next week I'll have a
full report on our trip to Quebec. :)
Have a great weekend!
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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