As promised, I've got some pictures of the new baby quilts up on the wall at the West Center store. We redid almost the whole wall, with lots of new models, so just to tempt you to come see us; here's our new line up!
First up, these fun and fast self-binding baby blankets. These are so easy to make and without the need for binding or quilting, they're a great last minute baby gift. We've expanded our kids flannels too, so you have lots of prints to choose from. All you need is 1 1/4 yards for the back and binding, and a yard of flannel for the top. Easy peasey, right? A great baby gift, Edith!
Next, is a wonderful new pattern and kit called, It's a Cinch. Grays don't always show up well on the computer screen, but I hope this photo gives you an idea of how cool this one really is ... you do know gray is really popular for baby rooms now, don't 'cha? I really love this quilt and it has a lot of design possiblities in other colors.
We put white and gray cuddle on the back ... pretty dang yummy for baby! It's great too when the quilt is over 36" wide and you don't want to use two lengths of fabric for the back. Minky and Cuddle is 58" wide, so although it's more expensive, it's a more affordable if you don't have to buy so much cotton backing.
This beauty is new too and we call it Baby Rag Quilt. Instead of batting, you sandwich flannel in the middle, sew the sandwiches together, and then clipped the exposed edges. We've got seven different flannel fabrics in the kits, plus binding, and the pattern. This one is fun and easy too and perfect for that special little girl in your life.
And who doesn't love Dr. Suess? This Suess alphabet quilt is so bright and fun!!
Here's a little close up of the quilt and our quilting ...
And we've got matching pillowcase kits too!
Plus, we've got a new book for children quilts too. Easy, fast strip quilts and the entire full size alphabet is included. A great reference book for any quilt that you want to include names or words onto the top ...
We've got several more baby quilts in the works too - so stay tuned. I'll have pictures soon - we're stitching as fast as we can!
We've gotten mega boxes of new Kaffe in the West Center shop this past week. This is only one of the three deliveries we received ... it's sooo beau-ti-ful!! If you're a Kaffe Fassett fan, you're gonna want to see the fall 2014 prints up close and in person -- 'cause as always, they're awesome!!
Here's just some of the pinks and reds ....
And some of the blues and purples ....
Makes you want to start a new quilt, doesn't it?? We've been expanding our Kaffe department and it's looking great! Come see all the new prints soon!!
You might not know that Country Sampler has a Facebook page - it's a fairly recent addition and our new BFF, Denise, made it possible. Of course, part of this post is a shameless plug to get you to stop by there and "LIKE" us. (I'm not sure why, but I hear that's important with Facebook.) Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/CountrySamplerQuilts
The other reason for this post is to show you this amazingly funny photo that Denise posted recently. Since our Facebook page is relatively new, I figure a lot of you might have missed it. If you live here in Nebraska (or a lot of other places with unceasing, unrelenting wind for most of the year), you'll appreciate this photo ....
Ha! I bet there's a lot of us that can empathize with this woman! Just another reason why it's not easy being a quilter. Sewww, now that you've had your smile for the day ... have a great one!
It's been a fabric sort of week here at Country Sampler 1 and 2!! Lot of new, beautiful fabric that's gonna make your little fabricholic heart go pitter-pat. (I know it sure made my heart skip a beat.)
First up, is a new line from Moda and Barbara Brackman, called Richmond Reds. Now, this is "petting fabric", Edith. (You do know about petting fabric, don't you?? Petting fabric is material that is sooo beautiful that you hate to cut into it. Instead you just pet it as you're searching around on the shelf for the perfect material! You know what I mean, don't 'cha?) We got it at both stores and it's so beautiful together, you're gonna want several pieces of this ...
Now the pictures don't do it justice ... you're just going to have to come in and pet for yourself!
This fabric is calling out for a really special quilt!
But that's not all. At the West Center store we're expanding our kids and baby department and we've got tons of beautiful Minky, Cuddle, and flannel to entice you. We're working on some new models too. The quilts are almost finished and I'll get you some pictures soon.
Look at this cool, new flannel. That was only about a third of the shipment. As much as I hate fabric bolts on the floor, we didn't have any choice with these beauties.
And you DO know it's football season, don't you? (If you live in Nebraska, you'd have to live under a rock not to know this - ha!) Anyway, besides our really neat-o Husker fabric that we always have in the shops, I added a couple of other fun football prints ...
Tossed footballs. Man, it doesn't get any better than that, does it??
Can you believe that September is almost over? Soon it will be time for witches and goblins and then ... Christmas! Big sigh. I guess I'm not ready to move on yet.
Speaking of getting ready, do you remember this guy?
If you're one of our many mystery quilters, he should look familiar. So it's time to remind you that our Mystery Quilt Party for 2014 is Wednesday, October 15th, at 6:00, at the West Center store. Finish up that quilt top, Edith, 'cause you only have about two weeks 'til it's time for the big reveal!
Remember to call the Center store if you're planning on attending. Our number is 402-333-6131. We want to have enough thank you gifts for everyone who attends!