Sunday, November 23, 2008
It's a fusible applique and a small amount of straight-seams sewing. These would make great Chrismas presents, fast, easy and dramatic. The Cross is on display at the shop.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Answer: Plenty! Here ya go:
If you look back a few posts to Nov 3., you'll see the fabric line she used to make this stunning quilt. It's using the "Stack n Whack" technique and makes a beautiful, mosaic-inspired design.
No more tired thumb muscles. Now you can concentrate on making beautiful designs on your quilttops
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is just to give you an idea of what the final quilts will be made up of so you can decide if you'd like to sign up for either (or both) Blocks of the Month. The finished size is Queen and you will actually make enough blocks that by changing the layout and adding a different border you would end up with a King-size quilt. The choice is up to you (and your budget).
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is the class yesterday making the Jelly Bags bag, a jellyroll friendly fast handbag that is a kick to make and more fun to use. People will stop you and ask where you got it!
The pictures we add are small so that it doesn't take up time and space on everyone's computers to download. If you want to see a larger image of any picture, simply click on it and it will open in a new window and in a larger format so you can see details of fabrics or quilts.
The columns can look strange on individual browsers. Some may appear normal, some rather narrow. Two reasons I can come up with: 1. The browser I use to create the posts may be different from the one you use to cruise the "innertubes". What I see may not be what you see. and 2. I'm new to this and have been learning quickly to get just this far. Bear with me as I fine-tune the product.
Don't be surprised if the "look" of our blog changes over the course of time. Hopefully it will get only better.
Do notice, if you are new to blogging, that you may comment on what you read and see here at BHQblog. Below each post is a Comment button so feel free to write your observations. We are a polite group of stitchers and want our blog to reflect this.
Most anything you may see on the postings will be available in the store but if you can't get to us physically, please call and place mail orders. Obviously, once a fabric line is sold out, we may not be able to reorder. The same is true books that go out of print. But we do our best to chase down special requests.
(to see a close-up of any fabric, please click on the photo)
You can see we have lots of "friends" of the panel fabric on the shelf. Laurel Burch continues to be one of our most popular fabric lines.
This series is called "Secret Jungle" and has an ambition collection of wild animals, not the usual dogs and cats. My personal favorites in the complementary fabrics has to be the giraffe tiles. Great for so many blocks. Check it out:
Friday, November 7, 2008
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait and oh, yeah..... are they ever good!
Jamestown: by Marti Michell, 12 unique blocks and 23 Log Cabins make up the elements for this queen size BOM and we will have two fabric lines to choose from, batiks and Morningstar by P & B Textiles We will focus in on the red, green and yellow fabrics..... not all in this swatch will be used. We are working on the sample and will post all as soon as they are complete.
If applique is your thing, we have a lovely Quilts in Bloom 12 month BOM. This is one where you choose your background to suit your own sensiblities and we do the rest (except the piecing, of course! That's your job) we bundle all the additional fabrics each month for the baskets and flowers.
Don't think a 12 month commitment is in the cards this year but nevertheless don't want to be left out of the fun? We have that covered too:
a seasonal 6 month BOM that can be made into a large wall hanging or sofa throw quilt. This quilt is made with both pieced blocks and fusible machine applique or can be done with turned applique if you prefer. Our BOM will be done in batiks...... Come back to see our version soon!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Pearl has completed the sample and it's on display at the shop. You can download a copy of the pattern from allpeoplequilt.com. It's called Kids' Strippy Quilt.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Not exactly asian, very rich in color and design. Imagine using the focal fabrics as a kaleidescope or in a "Stack n Whack".
Let's not forget Mardi Gras (as if.....) it's just around the holiday corner and we have three elegant & sparkling bolts to get you in the mood.
Something simple, perhaps a table-runner. (psst. It doesn't always have to be a big project, like a quilt.)
Just a few new things here at Bright Hopes Quilting.