Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lagniappe Saturday!

... is this week and Linda Kay is teaching a twofer.

This month you can learn how to make bibs and tissue box covers. Pearl has some sweet baby fabrics and patterns to make the bibs extra special.

The tissue box covers take a single fat quarter and make a nifty gift that is quick to whip up!

Give us a call to book a spot. Saturday 10-1pm 985 845-9554

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rose of Sharon Block of the Month

When you see beautifully executed hand applique, it takes your breath away. Here are two more from our BOM, Rose of Sharon. Mona and Georgia are working on this sample quilt.

Don't forget about the monthly Applique Society meetings we hold each month on the last Thursday. If you have a itch to learn better technique or are looking for a group of like-minded stitchers, drop in between 9:30 and noon, Thursday Feb. 24.

Bed Runners and Tea Leaf Totes

This is our latest pattern for totes, the Tea Leaf Tote and Mona made this sample. I love that Cathedral Windows look

I remember the first time I saw a bed runner on a bed in a hotel, I thought "why didn't I think of that!"....... well, here we have a terrific new project book, Bed Runners and a sample of one of them for a kid's room made by Celeste. It has pockets on both ends to hold a favorite book of bedtime stories.

What really gets me excited is this book is written by Baton Rouge quilter, Kathy Brown! She uses "pre-cut" fabrics to make the projects fast and fun.

These are the new mini-quilts with purpose!

New Fabric From Moda and RJR

I popped into the store yesterday to get some yardage and what did I spy?

Oasis for Moda!
Those spring flowers are scrumptious. Don't know about you, but I am SO ready for Spring. (Doesn't seem like this winter has been harsher than necessary?)

Okay and here we have the new RJR Fabrics, Le Belle Epoque:

SO pretty.....

Linda Kay is readying the new list of classes up-coming in March and April so keep an eagle eye open for that in your mailbox. We have been having issues with our mail server lately, so please bear with us as try to sort it out.....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Six Halves Makes a Whole Starburst

I wanted to show you the lagniappe you get after making this quilt, Six Halves Makes a Whole Starburst.

This tabletopper is a great use of "left-over" fabric from those alternating squares. I had enough of the outer border fabric as well. I only needed a little extra of the dark blue for the cross-sashing. This one measures 30" x 40". Pretty sweet!

Dr Seuss

If you read our newsletter that came out yesterday, you know that Pearl is going to do it again!

What's that? you ask? Bright Hopes Quilting is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, by hosting another Challenge!

Bring in any 12 1/2" unfinished block using any Dr. Seuss fabric and be entered to win a stack of the entries. If you enter two, you get 2 chances to win. Enter 3 and you get 3 chances.

Here is the first block entered:
As you see here, I used two Seuss fabrics and two complements.....

We will start accepting the blocks on Monday and keep them on display through March 23 when we draw the winner(s).

Quilt Exhibition in Franklinton

Here's a head-up for all you quilt enthusiasts in our SE Louisiana area.... The Varnado Store Museum in Franklinton is holding a month-long exhibition of quilts, old and new, and demonstrations. Today, Pat Zieske will be appraising quilts from 1-3.

If you are interested in more info, go here and need directions, go here and scroll down for a map.