Sew and Tell….Aubrie Rose

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Aubrie Rose is 9 years and nearly finished her first quilt. This is what she has to say about her project.

“This is my first quilting project. My Nana started me using a charm pack. I learned all about 1/4″ and sewed my squares together myself. Sewing the rows together was a bit tricky because I had to match my seams at the square corners, but I did it. I learned about fork pins that made the job easier. Then came the quilting part after I was finished my piecing. My Nana showed me how to make grid lines using a chalk marker. I was excited to quilt it myself. Next comes the binding.”AubrieRose2AubrieRose3

Her other interests include knitting, arm knitting, bracelet making, reading and dance. Aubrie Rose is lucky to have Jan as her Nana.

Way to go Aubrie Rose!

Sew and Tell….Ronnie-Leigh

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We received a lovely email from a happy customer, Ronnie-Leigh who recently completed the Canadian Mystery quilt.  We love her addition of the “Homecoming” block at the top of the quilt. Below Ronnie-Leigh gives us some insight to her completed quilt below;

When you started the Canadian Mystery BOM, I happily signed on to tackle
this quilt as a very large (to me) project for the first time on my own, without support
from the ladies who taught me to quilt – the ladies at the Herne Bay Quilt
& Craft Club, Herne Bay, Kent, England, which I belonged to from 2011 to
2015.

I moved back to Canada in late 2015 and came upon your BOM program for this
quilt. While working full time as a Transit Operator in Ontario, 3 house
moves and 3 months with my left hand in a splint (unable to sew), I have
finally completed my Canada 150 Mystery Quilt. (I’ve had it quilted with a
maple leaf motif).

I would have loved to show you in person but I live to far away so a photo
will have to do.

I’m going back to England in a few weeks to visit and pop into the Club and am
taking my quilt with me to share with them.

We are thrilled she shared her quilt with us. It is truly beautiful!  Thank you Ronnie-Leigh!Ronnie

Sew and Tell….Ursala

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One of our regular customers named Ursala was in the shop last week with a Sampler quilt she recently completed.  She started the quilt in 2016 using Pat Sloan’s “The Splendid Sampler“.  You could spend all afternoon looking at all the details of the different blocks as there is a bit of everything, hand applique, english paper piecing, blanket stitch applique, embroidery and more. Here are a few;
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Thank you Ursala for sharing your project with us!

Sew and Tell…Lori K.

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Lori K. visited the shop a few weeks ago with her recently finished “Tree Farm Quilt”. She used the pattern Vintage Holiday II by Thimble Blossoms with a couple of minor tweaks like the switching out the heart block from the pattern and replacing it with a tree block instead. She also added a border to enlarge the finished quilt from 78″ x 78″ to 82 inches square.LoriKQuilt4 LoriKQuilt5 LoriKQuilt6LoriKQuilt7

She used a variety of fabrics collections from the designer trio Sweetwater such as Hometown Christmas, First Crush, Feed Company, The Cookie Exchange and Holly’s Tree Farm. She used a velvety minky on the back for extra snuggles and had it quilted with a tree design by Beatrice at Pumpkin Patch.LoriKQuilt2 LoriKQuilt3

She completed the quilt in less than two months for one of her son’s and plans to make a complimentary quilt for the other so she may give them as gifts this Christmas.

Thanks so much for sharing Lori!! We can’t wait to see your next project!

Sew and Tell…Arlana’s Little Quilts

Arlana, one of our very well missed former Hamels-lites was in with a foursome of mini quilts she recently finished.

Pictured below is her Indigo Stars doll quilt made with four inch sawtooth star blocks. The pattern is from the book Jo’s Little Favorites: Timeless Quilts From Scraps and Fat Quarters.

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Next is a Pam Buda quilt called Little Bits Quilt. This little one finished at 4.5″ x 18.75″ with the courthouse steps block strips measuring a mere 1/4″ when finished.Little Bits Quilt

Next is her 16″ x 21″ Little Strippy quilt made with Jo Morton fabrics for the sashing and border while the rhe stripswere made with various scraps.  This pattern is from the book Jo’s Little Favorites II: A Classic Collection of 15 Small Quilts.Little Strippy quilt

Last, but certainly not least is  this 18.5″ x 24.5″ “Christmas Log Cabin – or Not” quilt also from the book Jo’s Little Favorites: Timeless Quilts From Scraps and Fat Quarters. This mini project features half inch finished logs. She had Rhonda at Quilt Nut Creations quilt this one using a double plume quilt design.mini quiltThank you Arlana for sharing your charming little quilts and your lovely photography!

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