Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Beaded Fabric Ornaments

Paula Nadlestern has done it again! Her new fabric line, Fabracadabra, reminded us of her Patternista line that we used to make Beaded Ornaments a few years back. The new motifs are equally beautiful and up to the task of becoming awesome ornaments. The following pictures show the ornaments in the making and finished. They are now hanging at the shop, alongside the ones made from Patternista. The Patternista ones had been living in Delphine's sewing room, making one corner particulary pretty! Come in and see them in person, buy a panel or two along with a starter pack of beads, a few balls and some pins, then sit down and have some fun with beads and sequins. We don't have to use fabric just to make quilts!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sun Drenched and Blue Paradise

Delphine worked one these gorgeous samples at the Bayshore Christian Women's Quilt Retreat this past weekend! Aren't they just stunning? 

The blue quilt is made from the Blue Paradise fabric line by Benartex, and the orange and pink one is Sun Drenched by Benartex. The pattern is a free download (available here: You can also pick up a printed version of the pattern in the shop for a $2.00 color copy fee, or we'll give you the pattern free if you buy all the fabric needed to make the quilt! The pattern makes a 42-block quilt. Delphine used half the fabric called for and made 20-block quilts, plus 4 extra blocks to use in the backing and for other projects with other prints from the collection.

Here's the top of the Blue Paradise quilt:

...and here's the back:

Here's the Sun Drenched top:

...and here's its back: