Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Boondoggle ruler and a scrap box of fabrics

Yesterday, Store Associate Mary C. and I got to playing in donated box of Children's and Novelty fabrics and discovered a new favorite ruler, The Baby Boondoggle. This is what is left of the scrap box and I still see many more shapes to be had at a future date. Mary and I had fun playing in this box and putting the different fabrics together to make a shape that was big enough that would fit the shape of the ruler.

This is a few of the many Baby Boondoggle diamonds that we made from the box.

This is the fabric that I am going to use as the alternate setting shapes. What do you think?

I am trying to get more charity quilts together for our local quilt guild. The Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild donates baby quilts to the First Steps program for at risk babies. I am a few behind my last years goal, so I need a few more. The guild challenges each member to make 12 baby quilts a year for this purpose. I challenge each of you to make a quilt and donate it to the charity of your choice.

Here is what the Design wall looks like now. We are just playing with them and thinking of all the different ways we can change them using both of the Boondoggle Rulers. Comments Please!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Round Robin Updates

Today, Lynn is caught up with her commitments for the SBS Round Robins.the above picture is Carrie's Medalion with the squares on Point added.
This one is the easiest round of triangles added to put the whole thing on-point. It is Debbie's.
The new fabrics brought home from Trends are priced and on the shelves. There is a lot more coming in with the new year.

Monday, October 4, 2010

People's Choice Winner again!

And the People's Choice WINNER is... Lynn Wilson from Thread and Bolts. Mary, ever ready with her camera caught this first reaction to the announcement.
Here's the winner right after the announcement under the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt named "Cardinal's at Elm Creek". It is named for all of the fussy-cut cardinals that are scattered through the 140 blocks in the quilt. Click on the picture to see it bigger and find the birds. This is the 3rd award for this quilt to win.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fabricholics fix Coming!

Airplanes overheard all night and the Bigfoot upstairs in our hotel! I will be glad to get to the warehouse today and have a blast cruising the aisles of our fabrics Host Maywood Studios. Having a good time there and renewing old friendships. Will also be viewing the new fabrics from all the new vendors today in the booths. I will get to see my sister, Todie today also. She owns and operates a long arm quilting business also in Vancouver Washington called Todie and Your Quilts. It is good to see you today sister!

Friday, October 1, 2010

We're Here

The Fall Trade Show at E.E. Schenck Company is happening now. The theme of the Trade show is "Tricks of the Trade and Treats Galore". My Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, Bouquet of Friendship, and Marti Michell "American Beauty" Block of the Month Quilts are on display. We are adding more fabrics to the current Inventory at Thread and Bolts Quilt Shop. My sales Associate, Mary and I are having fun seeing the new products and meeting old friends. Please come and check out our new acquisions.