Who doesn’t like to play with scrabble pieces and creating words?! Sarah Filke, who comes every other year to teach for us at the Quilter’s Affair, was at fall quilt market with her new release. I was really taken with the color combination in the top fabric, it is so fresh. As Val and I shopped market, we went to Jen Kingwell’s booth, which is always a treat, and came upon her strip prints which are such a bargain. There are eight 5” wide patterns printed on the running yardage. The variety in the print styles give the creator so many options. Then we threw in one of her dots in teal. The appeal in the dot print for me is the tiny grid background that gives the print some depth. We were very happy with ourselves when we found these seven pieces that work so well together. Now I am going to go home and piece a “Jen Block” since I have never done that.
On a side note, as I am sitting at my desk writing this, we have just finished a remodel downstairs. It’s exciting. Val has outdone herself with the implementation of new ideas for merchandising, as well as structural configuration. It feels like quilt show with all the new fabric that is arriving, as well as the samples the employees are busy sewing up. Follow us online:
"Game Night" fat quarters:
Jill used this month's fabrics and the Mini-Quick Curve ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful to make a table runner.
Cutting Jen Kingwell's Lollies Fabric, great for getting lots of options:
The squares ready for cutting:
I have a paper tape measure taped to my sewing table (Thank you IKEA, free).
I made a 1/2" guide mark on it to line up my pieces to begin sewing the arc. This will make more sense once you read the pattern. Which by the way is also free, it comes with your purchase of the QRC Mini ruler!
The finished table runner, quilted and bound:
Come by the shop to see our new look! We celebrated our grand reopening on January 27, with the winter/spring preview party activities as well as Local Quilt Shop Day.