July 29, 2011
Living with Color.
I've been thinking a lot about COLOR in the past few weeks.
Randy & I decided to change the color of our house since it needed
to be re-painted. This was a big decision for us. We assume
we'll be living with this color for at least the next 10 years!
Tweaking it was important, but ate up a whole day I hadn't planned on. It is done now and we like our choice. I was very
grateful to the Benjamin Moore professionals and the painters for
their suggestions. The new color is 2 shades of green,
cream and brown. Sounds easy enough! LOL
Women in particular,
often seem concerned about what color they are wearing and how it
plays with the color of their skin, hair, eyes, etc. There are
many professionals with opinions on this subject. While I don't
subscribe to this completely, I have to admit, I do feel better
wearing certain colors and not others!
For instance, I would
not feel comfortable
in the bright, large floral that this model is wearing. I am making
KIMONO DRESS in softer florals from Andover's new group, GARDEN
PARTY. I like these a lot! It will be a great summer
Check out the SERENDIPITY
WEARABLE PATTERNS here:
Check out the GARDEN
PARTY FABRICS, here:
A quilt is sort of like
that, only not. Most of us don't get photographed in bed with
our quilt but certainly feel better sleeping under particular quilts
(because of color?).
You can change the quilt on your bed every
night if you like. :) (Picturing storage for 365 quilts in
a bedroom makes me laugh, as well as the photo-session-in-bed idea!
This beautiful new,
COLORFUL FLORAL is from artist Yuko Hasegawa. Wouldn't this be
fun to plan a quilt around?
Knowing when to turn to
a professional for help with color can be important. We are
always glad to help our customers with questions of color. That
is our number one request!
I think that the
popularity of making tote bags & table runners is due in large
part to people just wanting to play with colors and fabrics that they wouldn't necessarily decorate with or wear!
This purse pattern is
for a REVERSIBLE bag, so you can even choose two completely different
colorways that share one handle!
of the fabric companies provide FREE PATTERNS on their web
sites. If we like the project we CUT KITS before any of the
fabrics become unavailable.
Check out these recent kits:
In the past couple of
weeks these lines have arrived (click on the name to see the fabrics):
Other recent arrivals
Come check out our
newest fabrics & latest project ideas.
Use this Newest Additions
link to see all the latest on the web:
forward to FALL CLASSES. THE ROMANCE CONTINUES sampler
quilt will be taught as a BLOCK-A-MONTH. Fabric can be purchased
all at once, or in increments.
Mary's 12 month class
will start Sept. 15th.
The pattern is written
for PERFECT PATCHWORK ROTARY CUTTING TEMPLATES, which everyone
loves! You will not be forced to use these, as the pattern
includes optional paper templates and measurements, but once you give
them a try, we're sure you'll be convinced!
You can also purchase
or order the complete KIT for this quilt without the class.
See all these beautiful BLUE
& YELLOW WILD ROSE II fabrics designed by Marti Michell for
Maywood Fabrics here:
AUNT GRACE'S GARDEN PARTY.
Class will start September 22nd, 2011 through Spring 2012.
Classes will meet at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Since this class always
meets on the 4th Thursdays, there will be no classes in November or
fabric designed by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
AUNT GRACE'S GARDEN PARTY Block of the Month patterns by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek.
Finished Quilt Size 77" x 83"
KITS will be available
BY MAIL too! Details coming soon!
SPECIALS can be seen on the WEB
here on more than 50 pages!
These prints &
flannels start at $5.97/yard. Many are reduced to $4.97/yard, so
catch them while they're HOT!
CHARLOTTE'S in the
CHISHOLM TRAIL MALL now for a great selection of BARGAIN FABRICS and
Pre-Cut kits available
now! Rent time on our ACCU-CUTTER!
Here is my new
MINI-QUILT made using CHARMS from our new YEE-HAW CHARM
CARD PACK of vintage western prints. I made flying geese,
quilted using some fancy stitches on my machine, embellished a bit by
hand and "voila"! What a fast and easy little project!
Order just the card or add a finishing kit including pattern to make
We are looking forward to seeing you
soon here in Newton!
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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