Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rosie the snowman quilt

Thanks for all your nice comments about our version of Blackbird Designs' "The Raven" quilt.  We are on schedule to start the block of the month in October.  As with any of our blocks of the month, you can start any time.....we're very flexible.

As many of you know, we often modify patterns but are also designers ourselves.  When we saw Bunny Hill's red and white winter line we knew we wanted to do something fun with it.  Debby designed this darling table runner.  Your "Snow Days" kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, and binding.  It finishes 49" x 16".  Kit is $24.95.

If you don't need a table runner, it would be equally cute displayed on a wall.  What a quick and easy gift for the holiday season!
Another darling snowman kit is "Rosie".  She finishes 18" x 24".  Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, and binding.  The pattern also includes instructions for making a larger version (we'll be happy to help you choose fabrics for the larger version). 
We were very excited to learn about a new magazine devoted to wool.  "Wool Works" will debut in January and will be published quarterly.  If you'd like to be sure to receive a copy, please e-mail (info@sewgracefulquilting.com) or call 479-372-7403 and we'll get you on the list.

The magazine is geared to those who enjoy wool applique, rug hooking or quilting with wool.  Subjects covered will include secrets of dying your own wool, visits to quilting and hooking guilds, and how to master embroidery stitches (among many other topics).

Each issue is $10.99. 
We love living in the country but must confess we're never sure what sort of critter we will see.  The other day we were leaving the shop and spotted the oddest looking bird near our sign.  He/she had a brown head and neck and a black body.  At first we thought vulture, then crow, then raven......but we're not sure what he is.  Maybe you'll spot him next time you're at the shop.
We will leave you to think about our critter.  See you again next Thursday.

Darlene and Debby

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