Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fall inspiration

We are writing this on Weds which hopefully is our last super hot day of the year.  We are ready for cooler weather.....not snowy cold.....just crisp mornings, beautiful fall foliage, hot chocolate and lots of stitching time.

The first project we want to share should help get you in the fall mood.  "Harvest Blessings" by Norma Whaley is a combination of piecing and wool applique.  The photo below shows an unfinished (we need to add berries on the branch along the bottom) and unquilted quilt.  Your $68.95 kit includes the pattern, an assortment of shirting type prints for piecing, brown homespun for the baskets and border, wool for applique, inner border and binding.  The quilt finishes 38" x 38".

If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available separately for $12.50.
We can't have enough pin cushions.  They're great as decorative items, great as gifts and great when used to for their intended purpose as a pincushion.  Our "In the Pumpkin Patch" pincushion is quick and easy to put together.  Your $9.95 kit includes the pattern, background wool, wool for applique, border fabric and backing cotton.  It's been a while since we made our sample, so the wool and border fabric will vary slightly from the photo.
We have one pattern left of this beautiful quilt designed by Buttermilk Basin.  We had kits last year but sold out and have no plans to rekit it.  Pattern is $27.95.
Another fun fall themed quilt is Candy Corn by Cheri Payne.  Since Cheri passed away, the pattern is out of print so when we sell the remaining stock, we will not be able to get more.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the quilt, wool for applique and binding.  The quilt is paper pieced; however, it wouldn't be difficult to modify the pattern and make it using "regular" piecing techniques. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we have one "Bed of Roses" kit left.  Your $110.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, borders and binding.  It finishes 74" x 85".

We will continue to offer patterns and once we find the perfect fabrics will likely remake this in another colorway.  Patterns are $9.
The fall craft fair season is right around the corner.  Since the venue at the Embassy Suites in Rogers closed we won't have a booth; however, the shop will be open extended days during craft fair season.  Mark your calendars -- we will be open Thurs - Saturday, Oct 17, 18 & 19, 9:00-3:00.

We'd also like to share info about the Joplin Area Town & Country Biennial 21st Quilt Show.  The show will be held at the Joplin Memorial Hall, 212 W 8th Street, Oct 5 & 6, 10:00-5:00.  For more info visit  Unfortunately, Kay will be out of town so we won't have a booth but hope you will make plans to visit the show. 
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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