Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring projects

Even though the calendar says it's still winter, Mother Nature has other ideas.  We have already spotted these beautiful spring flowers on the drive out to the shop.  Since spring seems to be arriving early, we thought we'd share a couple of spring projects with you this week.
Who can't help but smile when they see Spring Fling?  We finished ours to fit the new distressed metal tray we recently received.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, sandcastle background fabric, wool for applique, rick rack, and backing fabric.

The 18" x 28" tray is sold separately for $48.  It is a nice heavy distressed metal tray with handles on each end which make it perfect for use as a serving tray when it's not holding your cute bunny mat.  It also doubles as a tray to hold sewing supplies or lovely spring flowers or potted herbs or.....you get the idea.....it's a versatile tray.  It is quite heavy so we recommend you either stop by the shop to pick up your tray or visit our booth at one of our vending events.

Watch future newsletters for more cute mats to fit in the tray.
"Forest Friends" by Lynette Anderson is another very cute spring piece.  It was supposed to be finished as a pillow but as many of you know we often change patterns.  We chose to finish ours as a long wall hanging which measures 8 1/2" x 25".  Your $26.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, fabrics for the top, rick rack, stitchery stabilizer, binding, and backing fabric.

If you're intimidated by the applique, perhaps you'd prefer the darling hand painted buttons.  The buttons are hand painted in Australia by a real person using real paint brushes and a very steady hand.  Mr Owl (YB369) is $9.80, Crescent Moon (YB370) is $4.50, and Toadstool (YB371) is $9.00

Let us know if we can reserve a kit and/or buttons by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com
If you bought the All Those Simple Things pattern, please check it.  More than likely you received two of one block and none of another block.  We have the replacement page and will mail it to you immediately.  On a very happy note, our sample is quilted and bound and is so pretty.....and perfect for the spring.  We'll share it at Dallas and bring it home for all who live in the area to ooooh and aaaaah over.  Here's another pre-quilting photo. 
By the time you reach the bottom of this newsletter, Kay and Darlene will probably be headed south for the Dallas show.  Check out http://quiltersguildofdallas.org/ for info about the show.

Debby and Erin will have the shop open regular hours Thurs and Sat (9-3).  After we return from Dallas we hope to get all our samples back on the walls (we just don't like all these bare walls!) and to rework some areas.  See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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