Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another New Sample

Anne finished a sample from the 'Winterberry Lane' collection by Whimsicals for Red Rooster fabrics. Once in a while we get a more primitive collection and this one really appealed.
Anne used one panel section and a pattern 'Winterberry singles'.
We have kits made for 'down Winterberry Lane' which can be seen at under the current collections.
We have the full fabric line and have reordered the fabrics used most often in the patterns and book (of which we have 3 copies). So drop in for a look before they disappear.

Store Samples

After an active May, it' taken time to get everything sorted and straightened. Now we are working on store samples for the next 2 seasons (I was going to name them but summer just started and I am reluctant to think about those two).
Today I finished this pillow using the 'Full Circle' fabric line and a Kathy Schmitz pattern. I got to use some of my button collection. It is fun to sift through jars of buttons looking for just the right ones.
I tried machine quilting with the Wonderfil line of heavy 12wt quilting thread. We have tried handquilting with it and love it. The pillow pattern called for jumbo rickrack, which we don't have, so I thought the heavy black thread for buttonhole stitch could work nicely. I had to change to a 100 topstitch needle to accommodate the thread but was pleased with the results after a couple of glitches. You can really see the dimension it adds on the back. Using the KISS principle, I followed fabric pattern lines for the quilting.

On to the next project....