October Scare


We have yet another darling “Little Quilts Squared” pattern by The Wooden Bear. This time we are sharing October Scare which is a whimsically styled jack-o’-lantern and his friendly little eight legged friends.

As with previous “Little Quilts Squared” projects this quilt is appliquéd with fusible web and machine blanket stitched. The eyes on both the jack-o’-lantern and the spiders are tiny buttons which can be purchased separately in a package here. The border is made up of scrappy squares in coordinating colours. Again this is a great little project to put your bits and pieces to good use as the entire quilt is twelve inches square when complete.october-scare-jackolanternoctober-scare-spider

If you want a pattern for yourself you can find it HERE.

Sew & Tell….Crazy Quilt


Daphne, a local customer brought in this king size crazy quilt top. Her sister Nina who lives on Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland designed and stitched it.  Nina made the the quilt top in stages by doing all the planning and pinning of the layout during her quiet night shifts at work and then later sew the pieces to the foundation fabric, a bed sheet at home on her sewing machine.crazy-quilt-2

After a visit to “The Rock” this past summer Daphne brought the quilt home to BC with plans to quilt it for Nina. Daphne and Nina are considering selling it once it is completed.crazy-quilt-3

 A big thanks to these sisters for sharing it with us!

Trick or Treat


Brenda has been stitching away on some Halloween projects. She’s just completed the first of two Trick or Treat wall quilts. She used flannel bits from her stash as mostly small pieces were required for this easy fusible appliqué project. She used a machine sewn buttonhole stitch for the edges of the appliqués as to keep the project timeline short and sweet.

The bewitched jack o’ lantern, friendly crow and black kitty are front and centre of this design.jackkitty-close-upcrow

Brenda added the embroidered button spider of her own creation as a whimsical addition to the project and it is adorable.embroidered-spider

This Halloween cutie is far from spooky and will make a fun addition to your seasonal decor. This pattern is by Cottage Creek Quilts and can be found by clicking on the image below.trick-or-treat-pattern

CreativFestival Coming Up!


We have great news for those of you who live in the Toronto area and never get to visit our shop out here in the west. Later this month will will be in attendance at the Fall Creativ Festival in Mississauga, Ontario. This is a huge show with loads of creative vendors and ideas to get you inspired to stitch, knit, scrapbook an much, much more.

We’ve got a LOT of stuff on the road headed your way.toronto-goods

The show is scheduled for October 27, 28 and 29. You can get all the information about the show by clicking on Creativ Festival. We hope to meet some new and returning customers while we are there!creativfestival2016