Thursday, August 14, 2014

When Bali Met Sochi - Finally


Our When Bali Met Sochi quilt is finally finished!!  The pictures truly don't do this quilt justice.  The saturation of color and absolutely perfect piecing aren't quite captured in the pics. 

This was pieced by Maxine, the original owner of Fabric Shack and quilted by Carolyn Archer of Ohio Star Quilting.  She does the majority of our shop samples and is incredible.  We just give her the quilt and it comes back better than you could have ever imagined.  She is a master with thread and design, we'd be lost without her.  Here are a couple of pics so you can see the quilting.


Look at those circles!?!
 
The quilt measures 59" x 74".  You can purchase the kit here or just download the free pattern here.  You can of course use your stash but the rainbow Hoffman chose is hard to beat.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chevron SALE!

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Is your chevron stash running low?  Take advantage of our 20% off chevron sale*
*Sale includes chevrons by Moda and Riley Blake.  Happy Sewing!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mixed Bag

Check out the Mixed Bag Which Way Baby Quilt by Moda!

Zola whipped this one up for us; it's a quick one and so cheerful!  
You can download the free pattern from Moda's website here.
Finished Size: 42" x 54"


 She also made the Self Binding Baby Blanket out of the coordinating brushed prints.
You can check out the tutorial here.


Still want more Mixed Bag??  How about some cute bibs?  These were made using the brushed, also.  A quilt, a receiving blanket and matching bibs...sounds like a lovely baby gift to me!!

You can find the yardage, charms and bib pattern here.  Happy Sewing!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Facebook Giveaway!

Head on over to our Facebook page and like my post 
for a chance to win a Miss Kate Charm Pack!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kitty Condo!

Most of us quilters love cats and even if you don't, you know someone who does, so how about a Kitty Condo?  They are quick and easy to make and it's a perfect gift.

Emma made this condo, that's Peanut Butter enjoying his new hangout, so cute!




It has little ribbon tassels, so it's more than just a napping place.



 Both sides have a screen, so it's well ventilated.  Kitty can hang out it here all day!


As far as fabric goes, you just need 2-3/8 yards of the main print and a fat 1/4 of contrast fabric.
You can order the pattern here and then pick some great fabric!




I almost forgot to add another fabric suggestion!?!  Smudgy is so adorable and would be perfect  for the condo in either of the colorways; pink for the girls,
red, gray and black for all the Buckeye fans. 
Shop the collection here.
 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Most Loved Quilt?

Do you have an extremely loved quilt?  I might venture to say that mine is the most loved ever.  
It's falling apart and no, I don't want it fixed!  She's perfect just the way she is~


 My mom made this quilt for me when I was 8 years old in 1987.  The store had been open a few years and she was learning to quilt.  She finished the top and a fellow quilter took it to a church where the ladies hand quilted it and charged by the spool.  It is so soft an yummy now, even with half the fabric missing from the top.


My husband, kids and even dogs have all enjoyed this quilt.  Check out that binding, good thing it was double binding or it would be totally gone!



So can you beat me??  Send your pics and story to amanda@fabricshack.net  If you can beat me, I'll post the pics and send you a healthy bundle of fat quarters!

And the winner is.....Celeste!  Below is her lovely story and a pic of the quilt.

Grandma's Baby Quilt

When my grandmother Jacqueline Ethel Ambler was born in 1930 my great great grandmother Haywood made her a quilt.  She embroidered 12 animals and stitched the quilt together.  On the quilt are embroidered my grandma Jackie's initials J E A and crazy quilting stitches around each animal. 

My great grandmother Margie used the quilt for my grandma and when gma Jackie had my mother in 1948 she began using the quilt for her 5 children.  It has been loved to pieces over the years.  The binding has been covered and replaced, but all else is original. 

Before grandma passed away, she gave me this quilt and I only hope I can love it as much as she did.


Congratulations, Celeste!  Thanks to everyone for the pics, have a great day!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ohio State Quilt

So here it is, my husband's Ohio State quilt.  He has waited patiently hoping I was going to make something, but has no clue it's coming now.  I waited to find the right pattern and I'm really happy with how this turned out.  The pattern is Gray Matters by Zen Chic, it's a layer cake pattern but I just adjusted accordingly.  I didn't put much thought into the layout but of course, after the fact I feel like I should have.  Just some inspiration for you!


I should also mention that I pieced it, my mom quilted it and grandma did the binding.  They were Santa's helpers this year!  Now Santa has to get cracking on a couple of rag quilts.  
Wish me luck and Merry Christmas!