Saturday, March 31, 2012

In Bloom

The roses in front of the shop burst into bloom this week, just in time to pose for a pic with a new line of fabric from Moda.
Whew!  I've had a full week at the shop.  We had our first 'beginning quilting' class last Saturday and I had a blast.   I can't wait for today's class.  We're doing 'triangles'.  Woo hoo!

I've also been busy working on quilts for the new patterns that will debut at the May Quilt Market.  Many, many, many thanks go out to Connie and Shirley for all their help this week getting me closer to being 'on schedule' with my market sewing. 

And take a look at this FABULOUS redwork quilt Clydene brought into the store this week.  Her embroidery was spectacular and we love her color choices.  She even tea dyed the top to antique it.  (I'm a long time friend to 'tea dying' and Clydene is a girl after my own heart.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Back from the Big D

As usual, I had a great time at the Dallas Quilt Show this past weekend. The quilt guild up there puts on a great show that's always a pleasure to attend either as a viewer/shopper or a vendor. And I CAN'T BELIEVE I didn't take even one picture! I saw so many lovely quilts and booths. What was I thinking? I must have been more sleep deprived than I thought.

So instead of showing some inspiring quilt show pics, here's a couple of cute things that have come through Hennig House lately that might give you some ideas.

This is a sticker bur (I hope I have this right). It's made by covering cardboard diamonds with cloth and sewing them together much like in English Paper Piecing. Isn't it adorable! This one was made using genuine antique flour sacks. The quilter who made this (name coming soon) even put old buttons over the center points.

And here's a great bag that Maxine brought to Redwork/Embroidery Club yesterday. She said the design was a kind of 'group effort'. Great things happen when sewists put their heads together.

Speaking of Embroidery Club--while chatting in club and I found out that not everybody knows about Spoonflower, so here's a link to them. Spoonflower's a website where you can design your own fabric. You can upload artwork or pictures and use their software to create a pattern then order yardage of your design. Here is its: