Wednesday, March 3, 2021

It Takes a Village Wool Project


The "It Takes a Village Wool Project" began March 1.  We couldn't be more happy to be a part of this talented group of designers.  Each designer was tasked with creating a block to create a make believe wool village.  Since we love animals and are in a somewhat rural part of the country, we thought the wool village needed a feed store.  

Starting March 1, 2021 and ending April 30, 2021, each shop will offer a kit and a pattern for a piece of this village.  Kits include the pattern with full size templates and are $24.99 (including shipping) at each shop.  If you'd prefer to use your own materials, patterns are $8 (including shipping).  But that’s not all, you can choose from different settings to complete your own personal village.  Our finished quilt is shown below.  Our finishing kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for the border applique and binding.  Ours finishes 53" x 53".  Our finishing kit is $66.  

To follow along on FB search for It Takes A Village Wool Project Group.  Click the request to join group button.  On Instagram the hashtag is #ittakesavillagewool.  It's going to be so much fun to make this village with you!
We received our copy of "Freshly Stitched" this week.  The book contains twelve beautiful stitching projects from Celeste Johnston of Lemon Made Shop.  First you'll learn the essentials, like what fabrics work best, how to transfer your patterns, and using the correct posture to avoid strain as you stitch. Next move on to 12 modern projects to make, organized so that you start simply and build skills as you move through the book.  Hardcover, 168 pages $22.99
As is quite often the case, we changed the pattern for Bless Me.  Our little quilt is a combination of wool applique and simple embroidery.  Your $11.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, stitchery stabilizer and wool.  Fits in a 5" x 7" frame (not included)
Sometimes it's fun to make a new pincushion for your stitching bag.  Darlene designed the Tomato Pincushion as a quick and fun project.  Your $12.95 kit includes pattern, background fabric, backing fabric, wool for applique, stitchery stabilizer, black safety pin, ruler ribbon and a decorative button topped pin (colors will vary with each kit).
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a fat quarter bundle of fabric designed by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin for Diamond Textile.  Your $79.75 bundle of Humble Beginnings contains 29 fabrics (most of which are out of print).  

We have only one bundle so don't delay in emailing to reserve it.   
We are finishing several new projects and can't wait to share them with you.  

Darlene and Debby

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