Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mystery Quilt… Revealed!

So back in March I started a project that I could only reveal in small pieces on Instagram (@knotted_thread) if you're interested in following!

My best friend of 25 years is getting married this summer and I decided a quilt… a substantial quilt was needed to gift her. She has been an irish step dancer since she was 5y.o. and in college we even traveled to Ireland together for the All Ireland competition. This being said, the quilt pattern "Triple Irish Chain" was a no brainer.

I made a queen size for her and when I finished piecing, sent it out to Heidi for some long arm expertise

Let's just say… she EXCEEDED anything I had mentally thought this would be.
Her attention to detail is absolutely amazing and I couldn't have been more thrilled with out it turned out!

See! Silly mom and her fingers over the lens… awesome.

Welp, thats a huge finish I can check off my FAL list and with that being said,
Congratulations again Maggie and Augie!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Shop Update

Just popping in to let you all know about some new lines we've had arriving in the shop!

Pretty Potent by Anna Maria Horner showed up at the end of last week and i've been cutting and bundling feverishly with this one. The prints and colors are a great light to dark contrast. I have no idea where she comes up with her designs... but i'm so glad she does! 

Nouvelle by Pat Bravo showed up this week, i'm loving these colors and Maureen has a stunning quilt in the works at the moment that has me itching to play with it!

Christmas has started in our little shop with some 25th and Pine precuts arriving. I know I personally was a bit upset when I opened the box as it is only just starting to warm up around here... but then I quickly started plotting my quilts for this year. Let's face it - as quilters we need to start the Christmas projects over the summer anyway if we want to be done with them in time to use them!! :)

Phew, that's all for now, we've got Mochi Dots and Arizona showing up later this month which I'm pretty excited about!

Don't forget to follow on Instagram (@knotted_thread) - every Friday is POP UP SALE Friday and I have a limited number of bundles at a special discounted price!! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tula Sampler

Twice in one week I'm blogging and doing personal sewing?? I can't believe it either. Anyway, I was able to complete 8 more blocks this week which means I have officially completed all of he a categories in Tula's book except the half square triangles. For some reason this section is terrifying me which is strange because hat's I'm general are no issue for me. I'm hoping to get a bunch cut and sewn this weekend... Fingers crossed. Here's the 8 I did complete..

I'm aware I but the bottom piece in the wrong spot, but I decided it didnt matter so i'm leaving it :)

Fingers crossed I get some more done this weekend!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sewing...AND blogging!

Starting the week off running - I was able to get some of my Tula Sampler blocks done! these are on my FAL list so it's progress. Plus, while looking through my book to see how many I was missing, I realized that I started the sampler exactly one year ago! At the time I figured I'd be done with them by Christmas (wishful thinking!!). Anyway, here's what I was able to complete..

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stitch Tease Bee Blocks

I'm finally starting to play catch-up and first up was some overdue bee blocks. Technically April only ended yesterday, but I was feeling VERY behind so it feels like they're overdue.

Annabella was the bee momma in April and though she lives in Morocco she asked for some autumn blocks (I can totally relate after not having fall in Hawaii last year!!) She wanted 2 blocks, one in a traditional "fall" color and the other in a jewel tone. Now I know Annabella is crazy for Tula, so immediately I jumped in making her jewel tone block.

It wasn't until last night that I realized she wanted scrappy or 2 toned blocks. Crap.

I put the picture on instagram and told her i'd redo if she wanted. 
Then, 5 minutes later I felt so bad about not following her request I pulled it apart and added another fabric to make it the two tone she wanted.

Much better :)

Then, I needed to get March blocks done (hangs head in shame) 
These are probably the most simple blocks to construct, I just couldn't get it together in March/April
Anyway, here they are and already winging their way across the Atlantic to Helen

Next up, Cindy's blocks..

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