Friday, June 22, 2012

Only 6 More Months!!!

Next Monday will be June 25 - do you know what that means???  Only 6 more months until Christmas!!!  Can you believe it?

Delphine enjoys the celebration of the birth of the Messiah and got carried away when ordering Christmas fabrics for this year!

Due to Delphine's overstocking on Christmas fabrics, we are offering a 20% discount on all Christmas fabric and kits!!  Here are some of our Christmas fabrics.  There is more in the shop than you see here including Oh Holy Night from Henry Glass, Advent Calendars, Just Believe from Marcus Textiles and from Moda, Joy!
                                                       In the Beginning - Jolly Holiday
Otis enjoys his vantage point!

Red Rooster - Too Many Men

Red Rooster - Too Many Men

Paintbrush Studios - Marblehead
Panel from Paintbrush Studios - Marblehead

Even Snoopy is here!

                                                      Clothworks - Vintage Christmas


Clothworks - Vintage Christmas

Moda - Seasonal Primitive Gatherings
Our Christmas Special will run through the end of July  and if you mention that you saw our blog with these specials, you will receive 25% off one cut of fabric.  Merry Christmas Everyone!!  and God Bless Us One and All !!

Nativity Pattern

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What's New This Week at Delphine's

New fabric continues to arrive at the shop - first up is this pretty collection from Clothworks called "Adrienne" -

We'll be making these fabrics into a sample and then some kits.  It's a nice size and very pretty, don't you think?

Perhaps you've been in the store to see Delphine's bead encrusted ornament.  We have the fabric (it's attached to a styrofoam ball first) and bead kits to adorn this beauty.

We've also have these gorgeous, saturated color muslins...very pretty in the picture but much prettier in person!

These fabrics are from a new line from Japan called European Taupe VII- so soft and rich -

We needed to add more shelves to our "Christmas Nook"...let's see what 's there...Oh, I see Dr. Seuss fabric and dancing snowmen!

And these fabrics coordinate to create the charming quilt seen hanging on the hook - good for all winter and not just Christmas!

Come back to the blog soon to see what else is new.  Oh, I almost forgot, here is a picture of Judy's Strip Tube quilt ready to be sandwiched and quilted.  The quilt will be named "Diamonds are Forever".  There will be a class in August to create one for yourself.

Happy sewing,

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Judy's Strip Tube Quilt Class

The students in Judy's class met to learn the "strip tube" technique and began sewing the blocks for their quilts.  The pattern booklet is called "Strip Tubing" by Daniela Stout and Georgette Dell'Orco and is available at the shop along with the recommended ruler.  Two weeks later they met again to help each other arrange their blocks and to choose border fabrics.  Most students chose the "Just Too Easy" pattern but Madeline chose "Freestyle Roman Stripes".  (Madeline's grandson is graduating from high school and going on to college on a golf scholarship.  Theoff-white triangles will be used for signatures from his buddies - a great memory quilt.)  The method for all the patterns in the book are the same, just the width and number of strips used to create each block changes.  We had 2 design "walls" to work with as well as all the tables.  It was so much easier than doing it at home and so much more fun!!

Click on the link below to see the results...
(you can make it full size by clicking on the icon in the lower left corner, press ESC to exit full screen, and x-out the link when the presentation ends)

If you'd like to join in the fun, sign up for the next class being held on Tuesday, August 12 from 10 until 2:30.  This isn't a good day for you?  Call the shop to see if the class can be rescheduled at a more convenient time.

Happy Sewing,
Judy Stone