Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Stuff & Fun!

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

Here are a few things you might have missed if you haven't been to the shop lately:

Pieceful Lei - Delivered in person by Queen Kamanawanaleia! Free Instant Lei kits were handed out to all who attended the June Seasonal Sampler Free Demo. Make sure you mark your calendars to attend the Christmas in July Free Seasonal Demo - Tuesday, July 28th at 6:30 0r Wednesday, July 30th at 10:30 - Be there or be square!

Deb Walker's newest Jo Club project - Americana Tablerunner. Kits are available for this last minute 4th of July project - wouldn't this make a great hostess gift? Speaking of Hostess Gifts, have you seen Debbie Lazarski's latest Candlemat kit? How cute is this? Available at the shop now - get them while they last!

Jean's Fun at the Beach Bag - note the removable Vinyl liner - great for an extra bag if needed, or to keep your wet towels and suits in. Great idea!

Three new projects from Autumn Gatherings - the newest book from Primitive Gatherings. We just can't get enough of these great projects! Check out that awesome orange on the pumpkins - Katie dyed it herself!




























Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hexagons - again

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

In reply to a comment below, I said I would show a picture of the back of my hexagons - so here it is:

I hope you can tell something from this - it is hard to get a clear close-up picture.
If anyone has better suggestions for Cheryl, please feel free to comment - I am learning, too!
Thanks - Carrie

Monday, June 15, 2009

My Latest Obsession

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

I never get tired of being corny with my name. I am sorry I have been such a pathetic Blogger. I think about things I want to put in here all the time, but when I sit down at my computer, my mind goes blank(er). One thing I have been wanting to share with you is my latest insanity. I don't know why I am doing this - those of you that know me will agree that it is totally out of character. I just can't seem to help myself - I love the look of these little Hexagons I have been working on. How cute are these?

They are great for take-along projects, and great for sitting in front of the TV - and they keep me awake! Civil War fabrics are great for fussy cutting into the hexagons. I am using the paper templates for Engish paper pieceing, but I cut one out of template plastic, 1/4" bigger all around, to use for cutting the fabric 1st. That way I can center my motif and cut around it. I am mostly using little floral prints, but I have some stripes cut, too.

You may be wondering how big I am going to make it. I am wondering, too. I would not be surprised if a stack of flowers ends up at someone's garage sale someday. Oh well, I am having fun making them!

We are thinking about having a class in English Paper Piecing. I don't know if we have anyone to teach it, though. Let me know if you would be interested in the class if we offer it. And while I am thinking about it, we are starting to plan our Fall Schedule, so let me know of any other classes you are interested in seeing here at PG. We are always looking for fresh ideas.

That's all for now - Stop in and see us soon!

Carrie

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Patriotic Jo Kits!

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

I just wanted to tell you about our three patriotic Jo kits. One is this great quilt from Rememberences called, "Rallye Round the Flag." Isn't it wonderful? Quick and easy, and the kits are only $19.99! You can make several before the 4th!


Next, due to popular demand, we have re-made a few Fairfax County Fair kits:

This is the quilt Deb is using for her Triangle Technics class. She will show several techniques for making half square triangles, and you can choose your favorite to make this beautiful quilt.

The third kit will be introduced next week at Jo Club. I can't divulge too much, but it would make a great table runner or wall hanging. Be sure to come and see it during or after Jo Club next week!
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We will also be showing some other summery and patriotic projects at our FREE Seasonal Sampler Demo, which takes place right before Jo Club.
Be there - Aloha!





Monday, June 1, 2009

Jo Club and More....

Hello Pieceful Quilters,

Yes - the corniness just never ends. If I get too nauseating, feel free to let me know.

I want to show you some of the cool things we have been working on in the shop. I get such a charge out of seeing my teachers design their own projects and come out with their own patterns. I feel just like a proud mother or something.

As many of you know, Jo Morton's next club is not quite finished yet. Somehow we always seem to be ahead of her. So, once again, we are filling the gap on our own. In the past we have done several things to fill in, and this time Deb has decided to create a few of her own designs using Jo's fabrics. This month's quilt is adorable:



Deb calls this quilt X's and O's. Can you see the O's? It looks even cuter in person. We have kits and patterns available for this cute little quilt.


Another new teacher with us is Jean Mueller. She has been designing for us for a little while, but now she is teaching, too. She did this month's patriotic demo, and the three quilts she designed are just wonderful. The first one was a free pattern handout for those that attended the demo, but you can purchase it at the front counter for $2.00. We have several kits left, and the pattern is included.


These next two are both included in the same pattern and kit. The smaller one (the second one - it's much smaller than it looks in the picture) is made from the leftover pieces of the large one. Such a Deal!


Finally, I have actually finished a little quilt and pattern myself! I used the Worn & Loved line, and I love the way it turned out. We have it in the frame we used for the last Lori Smith "Fit to Frame" quilt. We put together some kits, and the pattern is also available seperately. I called it Magic Carpet Ride:



We have a couple of other kits in various stages of completion, so stop by soon to see what's new!


Hope to see you soon!


Carrie