One of our most popular projects is Karen Montgomery's Easy Striped Table Runner. Using a stripe that is about 8-1/2" wide, you can create an amazing table runner from 1-1/2 yard of fabric. In fact, 1-1/2 yards will give you two tops and an octogon placemat or candle mat. We recently received a lot more striped fabrics from Timeless Treasures and other companies, ready for you to get cutting and sewing.
Early on a Saturday morning, the coffee was brewing and donuts set out, and a group of dedicated ladies came to the Back Door Annex to sort, label and distribute quilts for Project Linus. Bags of quilts were donated, and all were sent to children in the area, from newborn to age 18. Most go to hospitals, while some are reserved for children in shelters.
Did you know that Project Linus takes donations of quilts, single layer fleece blankies, and knitted or crocheted afghans? They also receive donations of yarn, top quality quilting fabric, and new batting. Back Door Quilts is a donation point--you can bring your donations anytime during our regular store hours.
Linda has been wrapping and rolling WoolFelt to make these delicious confections--plenty of fiber, and fat free! All it takes is WoolFelt and a 1.5 cm wool ball for the cherry. Trim the finished cupcake with rick rack, beads, or whatever else you have around.
Look what we've been doing! Well, actually, Linda and Marilyn have been working on these wonderful quilts. Linda used English Paper Piecing for the cute mini Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt at left. It looks different from the usual because it uses Civil War reproduction fabrics.
The Double Hourglass quilt also uses reproductions, and is a little less scrappy looking because of the uniform setting blocks and borders. Linda pieced it as well, and Marilyn quilted both quilts--yes, even the mini!
Both quilts are from the new book by Kathy Tracy, Civil War Sewing Circle.
We're excited about English Paper Piecing. Linda's been working on this Pies and Tarts quilt, from Australian designer Sue Daley. We'll be having a class March 27 at 1:00. Called Tea, Pies, and Tarts, you'll enjoy refreshments and learn the techniques for doing English Paper piecing. We'll have starter kits for you, and show you just the right tools.
For First Saturday 2011, we are once again using a fabulous Lori Smith pattern. The directions are great, and include construction pictures and pressing arrows. You can make either the Batik or Reproduction colorway, and choose the appliqued or pieced center with your finishing kit for either colorway. We'll be constructing a little of the Batik quilt each month, but our Reproduction quilt is almost done.