Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stone Cottage Fabric



Hello Friends,

It's Lynn here, your guest blogger this week. Stop by the store and check out the beautiful new Stone Cottage fabric by Renee Nanneman. You can go to the Andover site and download a free pattern for this wonderful new fabric line.

http://www.andoverfabrics.com/QuiltDesigns/QuiltDesigns.asp

I downloaded the pattern and here's what I've completed so far.
I love creating these adorable little blocks! They are so much fun to make and they are all so different. They are in shades of dusty rose, creamy red, greens and muted browns with a touch (smidgen) of aqua.




These little blocks take a bit of time to make. There are 24 pieces of fabric in each one....25 if you count the center. They are worth the time and just come alive by the time you get to round three.



Now don't think that I'm crazy, but I use my pasta dryer to display my strips once they've been cut. I can organize them from lights to darks and then I can see them so much easier. The pasta dryer also takes up much less room in your workspace. You can see just exactly what strips you have cut. I always use the pasta dryer whenever I'm working with any kinds of strips, especially for a log cabin quilt.


My finished quilt will be hanging in the store in the near future. Stop by and take a look and see if you would like to add this unique and adorable quilt to your home. If there is enough interest, we will add a class to the schedule.

As always,

Lynn



P.S. Stone Cottage is one of the main fabrics used in a new design from Bunny Hill called A Vintage Christmas. We are taking sign-ups for this BOM program.

http://bunnyhilldesigns.com/store/products/details/?product=vintagechr

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What time do the delivery guys arrive?

Dear Friends,
As many of you know Quilt Market was last week, which means our delivery guys have never been so popular. Each day we are anticipating their arrival which means new patterns, books, and of course fabric! We are expecting the new Jo Morton book "Vintage Journey" any day.
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs has outdone herself again with "A Vintage Christmas", and yes we will be offering this as a block of the month. Please email us at info@inbetweenstitches.com to get on the list. More details coming soon.

In the meantime we have all been busy bees making new samples! Brenda Riddle from Acorn Quilt and Gift Co, designed this darling quilt Benji's Pockets and I have been on a mission to make this quilt.

It was so much fun designing outfits and choosing the fabric. The quilt will be in the store by next weekend and available as a kit.

Come in and visit us soon to see all the new arrivals,

In Stitches,
Melissa

PS Harley says Hi!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More Classes Offered in May

Hello Friends,

It's Lynn, your guest blogger again showing you pictures of more classes that we are offering in May at In Between Stitches.

Melissa will be teaching Parquet Roses on May 12 & 19 from 6 to 9pm. It's a gorgeous quilt that you would absolutely love to have in your home or give as a gift.






Mary Anne Fitzgerald will be teaching Elongated Diamonds on May 14 & 21. I keep calling it Elegant Diamonds which truly fits this quilt.



Tere Piper will be taking you on a "Roman Holiday" May 16 & 23.



I'll be taking you marching while we make Sherman's March on May 30th.



There's so much going on at the shop with new fabric, patterns and projects arriving daily.

Take care and more to come soon.

As always,

Lynn