Friday, June 28, 2013

More $2 Per Yard Fabrics

Due to popular demands (so awesome!) here are more photos of our sale fabrics.

Have fun shopping. We want bare sale shelves!

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$2 Per Yard Sale!!

We are having a Flash Sale today and tomorrow, $2 per yard on sale fabrics (regular 6.99)!! Craziness!!
Minimum one yard.

These pictures are a small sampling from our sale wall. Hurry in while the yardage lasts.
We need room to put new stuff on the sale wall so help us get them empty.

Next week we will be making sale bundles to put in our etsy shop. See something you like? We can make a custom listing on etsy for you. Convo us via our shop.

On an unrelated note, look what my iron did. A rusty spot (?) from my iron. Has this happened to anyone before? Any advice on how to get this out and what to do to my iron so it doesnt happen again?

have a super awesome weekend. I will be in the shade complaining about the heat

Monday, June 24, 2013

Quilty Barn Along with Lori Holt

We had a fantastic weekend retreat with Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet . Lori is such a great teacher.

And lookie, a Quilty Barn Along barn!
Are you following along with her free barn block tutorials? This a pretty exciting series you don't want to miss out on.

We have some extra fat quarter bundles left from the retreat and I listed them in our etsy shop. There are 21 hand picked fat quarters by Jenele. She has the best eye for fabrics and she made great choices.
She even cut out the paper barn tags. So cute

And here is Heather's tractor block. Swoon! 

I have just a few extras of these kits left and they are in the shop too.

We have her new fabric line too, Bake Sale and a great selection of her patterns

Pop over to Bee in My Bonnet. You will be glad you did. It's one of our favorite blogs.
She wrote a lovely blog post about her stay. Thank-you Lori!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lori Holt Trunk Show and Meet Up

Did you get our newsletter emailed to you? We are having a Meet and Greet with Trunk Show with Lori Holt on Saturday. Lori's wonderful blog is Bee in My Bonnet.

She is here teaching at our new Retreat Center. She is teaching, among other projects, Mixing it Up using her new line Bake Sale.

This is Mixing it Up!! Isn't is fabulous!  I made extra kits and will be listing them in our Etsy shop soon. The kits use all of the Bake Sale line fabrics.

This is one of her applique quilts. They are amazing. You must see it in person.

 Here is some of Bake Sale. 

Lori will be in the Quilt Barn Saturday, June 22nd from 10AM - Noon.

Come in and see her wonderful quilts. We will have her patterns and new rulers available too. See you there!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

June Bed Window

Welcome to the second part of our June Window, the bed side.

I wanted to keep with a juicy pink color when putting together the bed window. There needed to be some cohesion with the Wedding in June window.

I had been working on a personal ironing table using a charm pack using a Happy Go Lucky.  I am thinking of making this cute little ironing table in to a class.
I had a vintage iron stuffed in my pile of treasures in the garage and dug that out. That stripey cord is so cute

 I knew the quilt I wanted for the bed but it wasn't mine. I saw this lovely quilt top hanging for Amy to quilt and we asked it owner if we could borrow it for a month. Thanks Kelli!!

I just love all these colors!

Now for  head board fluffing. I bought a collection of white hats a year or so ago and have been waiting for the right time to use them in the windows. I wound a strand of white lights around the top of the metal heard board and tied the hats across.

The spot beside the ironing table needed something. I dug around in that garage of mine again and found a white chair. I painted it pink (of course) and covered the bench seat in  a Denyse Schmidt decor weight fabric. I am kind of surprised that worked so well, mustard and pink.

There are a few more parts to the window but it is really hard to photograph. Darn plate glass. If you stop by let us know what you think.

Have a great weekend. I think I am actually going to find some time to sew. How about you? Got any sewing in the plans for the weekend?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vintage Wedding Window

I posted a teaser of our June window and you all are so smart, you got it right away.  Its a June Wedding.

The Mustard Seed in Twin Falls asked us if we were interested in a few vintage wedding dresses for our windows and we said a hearty "yes"!

I finished my Pickle Dish inspired quilt to go with Heather's vintage Double Wedding Ring quilt. The Pickledish quilt reminds me of the Wedding Ring quilt but with a modern twist.

Instead of sewing the curved solids background (as is in the tutorial) I raw edge appliqued the colored archs right on to the solid square background. I had run out of steam after making the archs but didn't want to waste all that time piecing.

I needed a cake for the window and was mulling over several idea. It needed to be easy and cheap.
I reused the old screen I had in the raindrop window and turned it on its side. I cut out 4 cake "layers" and sewed them on by hand right on to the screen.  The cake is decorated with felt flowers, aslo sewn on. Can you tell its a wedding cake or was I too subtle?
Now, I can use the screen over again. Maybe a Christmas tree in December?

As usual, I wanted some sort of bunting across the top of the window. I didn't want to do anything I had already done and was brainstorming with Laura and we came up with a genius idea. We pulled fat quarters we already had on the fq wall and tied the corners together. Done, and it cost nothing.

The 3 white dresses on their own are a little pale for the window so I dressed the 50's dress up with a pink pompom belt.

Heather stippled her vintage quilt top with a tight stipple.

The Gunny Sac dress has received lots of attention. Many people remember this style of dress.

The 1950's dress is my favorite. It has a removable jacket.
The other tiny dress could be a first communion dress (second picture). 
Has anyone been by and seen the window? What do you think? I am not on to thinking about the next window.

Next blog post will be the bed side window.

Linking up to Crazy mom Quilts Finish it up Friday

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hexie Flowers from Mini Chamrs

I'm addicted, it's a crisis.
On our drive to market I grabbed my sewing kit, a bag of paper 1.5" paper hexagons, and 2 mini chams (or Moda candy) . I pieced as we drove. Then I pieced while sitting at a junktique show. I pieced while waiting for the bus. And then I pieced some more.

I think I am about 7 mini charm packs in (mini charms are 2.5" squares).

I am going to machine applique the individual flowers on to a cream solid and then sew the blocks together. This is going to be a long term project. I am wanting it to be at least a twin bed size.

Anyone else get the hexagon bug?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quilt Barn in is a Magazine!!

Quilt Barn is in a magazine, Homespun (an Australian magazine). And it is all thanks to (I think), Pinterest.

I posted a picture of the tree carving quilt I made for my mom and it went wild on Pinterest .  We get many emails about the quilt, if there is a pattern or tutorial. We did put these quilts up in our etsy shop for custom listings and are thinking about creating a pdf pattern.

The (even nicer) quilt shown in the magazine is one Heather made as I had gifted the original to my mom.

I am very excited especially the nice story they included with the photo. That's my name and my mom! Big thanks to Homespun for including us!! Now, to find a few copies. One for me, my mom , and Heather. Has anyone seen Homespun in stores?

And sorry for the iphone screen shot. I am having trouble using the photos they sent us. I will replace it when I figure it out.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Quilt Market Giveaway Winners

The winners of our 7 Days of Quilt Market Giveaway winners are...

Day 7 Debbie Last Day Big Giveaway

Day 6  Kerrie Smith Pillow Pop

Day 5 Wonderlandbyalyce We Love to Sew

Day 4 Trina  Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe

Day 3 Gwendellyn A Line Skirts

Day 2 Brandi Simply Retro

Day 1 Myshell Hand Quilted with Love

I replied to your winning comment in the post and you should be getting an email attached to that. You can email me at tguisto(at)hotmail(dot)com

Congratulations to everyone and thanks so much for all your support during our week long giveaway!
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Monday, June 3, 2013

June Window Sneak Peek

Laura and I (Tara) got to work on our June window today. She took everything out of the windows last week and they have looked so bare all weekend.

We have the one window (non bed side) all done. Can you guess what the theme is this month?

The other side will be finished on Wednesday. I have bits of it up so if you drive by and are confused it isn't done yet.

Today is the last day to enter all of our 7 days of giveways. Winners will be chosen at random today at 5 and announced tomorrow and the winners will be contacted via email. Good luck everyone. And thanks for your support!!

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