Monday, April 28, 2014

Our Booth in Paducah

Here's your chance to see our booth in Paducah, even if you didn't get here in person...or if it was too crowded to see!  The pictures start on the outside, and pan around to the inside.  

Sugar N Spice, Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows by Sue Daley. lots of Red Button Quilt Co and Kathy Schmitz stitcheries.

Our Pirouettes on the front of the grid wall.  These are 6" by 21" rolls of coordinated fabrics.  They were REALLY popular at the show.

Sue Daley's Chelsea, Wagon Wheels, and Pies and Tarts across the front--all works in progress.

Paper Pieces!  Hexies and more!

Sugar N Spice again, followed by Underground Blues and Basket Lattice on the tables, and Sparkler and Science Fair on the walls.

Lots of fat quarters of tiny bright prints, solids, and princess fabrics.  Diamond Tread on the wall behind our cute kids' clothes.

Urban Princess dress and doll dress, Vivienne skirt, Everybody's dolled up nightgown...

Too Cute to Boot diaper cover, Diva Babies and Give a Hoot bibs, and Cutie Pie paly outfit.

The elegant and ever popular Eldon on the table, with Checkers diagonally over the top, My Checkered Past on the wall, Aunt March in Judie Rothermel fabrics tied up, and Savannah in Jo Morton fabrics finishing this wall section.

Glory Bound on the side table, with Sue Daley's Butterscotch and Coconut Ice above.  Simply Dashing is in the corner.  There were lots of reproduction creams and dark fat quarters in suitcases.

Shoe Fly Oh My finished of the tables, with Cassies Quilt by Sue Daley on the wall and Myron's Campfire by Carol Hopkins on the suitcase.  And What was in the last suitcase?

Twigs!  These are our 10" by 12" pieces of reproduction fabrics, just perfect for applique, scrappy quilts, and miniatures.  Apparently you guys really like them, because this is what they looked like after only a few hours!

Monday, April 21, 2014

EPP Addiction, Part 2, April 2014

We love seeing all kinds of quilts, not just EPP ones, so we were excited when Dorinda started pulling big quilts out of her bag!  The one above is machine embroidered Hummel figures, set together.  The simple setting keeps the focus on the embroideries.

Winner's Circle, above, is from Glad Creations.  We loved it so much that we ordered patterns and plan to make our own sample.  We had one in blue and olive several years ago, and think batiks in rich color,s like Dorinda's, will be just perfect.

Cream blocks and blue blocks were made, then cut diagonally with a curved cut.  When the blocks are sewn back together, the result is a wavy log cabin.

Connie had several kits for our needle case, and decided to sew them together in a small quilt.  If she uens out of fabric, she might be able to find a little something at home!

Marlene is getting a little closer to finishing her It Takes Two quilt from Sue Daley.  Michelle took the classes here with Sue Daley, and is showing off her Six Pointed Star.  She appliqued the edges to the borders, and didn't lose any points in the process.

Barb drafted this lovely quilt from a picture, doing all the math to make the sizes of each border fit together.  We asked her if she wanted to become a patten designer, and she declined, but I think she's missing her calling.

Her quilt is as beautiful on the back, making is a truly reversible quilt.

Mary Ann is almost ready for Easter with this beautiful basket she wove herself.  She plans to make a removable liner that can be washed.

If you would like to join our EPP club, come to the next meeting Monday, May 12 at 10 am.  If you enjoy the meeting, you can join.  The fee is $24 for the year.

EPP Addiction, Part 1, April 2014

We had another fun English Paper Piecing Addiction club meet, with inspiring Show and Tells.  Marilyn has been collecting small tins to store her projects.  You can use adhesive magnets in the lid as needle holders, and store thread bobbins or papers for a project all together.  Thanks for the tip, Marilyn!

Marilyn also has several works in progress, including a pentagon bowl (with a hexagon base)

and some tiny fussy cut hexies.  We're looking forward to see what these grow up to be.

Donna is playing with paper, just making bright colored honeycomb shapes.  When she gets enough done, she'll decide whether to applique them down to a background or add squares to set them together, or find a whole new way to put them together!

Sharon is making good progress on her Hexie Table Mat, made from a Back Door kit.  She and Dorinda brought in the best bobbin holders.  These would be great to keep the thread you need for your current project handy, with no unraveling.  Plus, they're easy to get and so cute!

Dorinda is also making good progress on her Lucy Boston blocks.  This one is from fabric by our friend Edyta Sitar.

There's another part to this post, so stay tuned!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Latest Sue Daley Quilts

We just realized that we have never posted pictures of our Sue Daley works in progress, and two of them are done!
Butterscotch was a joint effort, with several staffers working on the parts, and our quilter Marilyn doing her magic on the quilting.  This is a great beginner quilt if you just want to get started in English Paper Piecing, since there's just a little EPP, and the pieces are appliques to small squares, then the parts are sewn together.

Cassie's Quilt is a beautiful quilt with fussy cut dresdens, appliqued hearts and flowers, and appliqued borders on some of the blocks.  Again, the EPP is appliqued to small blocks, then they're cut out in a fancy shape and appliqued to the background block.  We think the finished quilt is quite stunning!  Thanks to all our Back Door Girls who worked on it!
Chelsea's Quilt is our latest work in progress.  We have Sue's quilt in our shop, and because of it, we've gone from 5 shelves of 1930s fabric to two!  We have more coming, one shipment in April and one in May.  Hopefully it will get here soon!
Chelsea's center was completed by an applique tag team, with Teri doing the prep and Linda doing all the lovely (and invisible!) stitching.  Several of our girls worked on cutting, gluing, and sorting the dresdens and making the yo-yos.  The yo-yos are pinned on here, but they will be stitched down after the top is quilted.  We have another applique border, then a final border with scallops in 19302 fabrics.  We'll  keep you abreast of our progress!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Join us on the Sweet Treat Trail!

Stars Over Indiana 2014
Sweet Treat Trail
June 13-21

Shop Hop Minimum Hours at all shops every day 10 am – 5 pm

Purchase your cupcake charm at any of the 7 shops for $6 and get your passport at the same time. 
Get your cupcake and passport by June 1
to be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card!

Come join us on the Sweet Treat Trail!  Follow the trail to seven of your favorite shops and see what we have cooking for you!  Each shop will have at least one pattern for you to purchase that uses pre-cuts (2-1/2” strips, 10” squares, 5” squares, 2-1/2” squares, etc), and a FREE pattern using a precuts.  Get 20% off one item in the shop the day you visit (some restrictions apply).  BONUS: Pick up your Sweet Treat recipe from each shop.

While you're at the shops, get your passport stamped to be eligible for the grand prize of the $50 gift certificate from each shop.  The seven runner-up prizes are a gift basket from each shop worth $100.  Each gift basket includes a precut. 

You must have your passport stamped at all 7 shops during the shop hop to be eligible for the prizes. 

Participating Shops:

Quilt Quarters

The Fussy Cut Quilt Shop
Beech Grove

Tree City Stitches

Pohlar Fabrics

Stitching Nook

In Stitches

Back Door Quilts
2503 Fairview Place, Suite W
Greenwood, IN  46142
(317) 882-2120

Back Door hours are Mon-Thur 9:30-9, Fri-Sat 9:30-5, 1st and 3rd Sun 1-4
Most shops are closed Sunday 6/15, but Back Door Quilts will be open,
as it our regular Sunday.

Monday, April 7, 2014

You Are Invited

You are Invited

Downton Abbey Tea    

Saturday, May 10, 1-3  

Back Door Annex

light refreshments served

Earn tickets for prizes:
2 tickets for Downton Abbey fabric quilt
1 ticket for smaller Downton Abbey fabric project
1 ticket each for wearing Period Costume:
Vintage Hat 
Vintage Wrap
There is no charge for this event, but we do need your RSVP by Monday, May 5 at 8 pm