Have you seen the latest pattern out by Auntie’s Two - the creator of the Bali Bowl patterns? I love the Bali flip flop pattern, Bali Bow to Go!. I’m thinking that the bag and flip flops matched with the Amy Butler Cabo Halter and Blue Sky Hat would make a fabulous summer ensemble. Are you stitching up something fun for summer?
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First, a big thank you to all of our service men and women! I appreciate all you do for our country.
I finally finished a project that has been on my sewing table for at least a month. It wasn’t hard, I just kept getting distracted by other things…as usual . This is the Sweet Harmony Tote Bag by Amy Butler. I used Laura Gunn’s Poppy fabrics and love the size. It is not too small, not too big…just right!
We love to help our customers find just the right fabrics for their quilts. While it is fun to help them in person, we also help lots of customers from all over the world on the phone and via email. Gotta love technology! Jan made this beautiful baby quilt for her little boy and was such a joy to help in the store. She spent over two hours choosing just the right colors for her special little boy. She also sent along a picture of a quilt made with Amy Butler fabrics that she just had to have! Gorgeous quilts, Jan…thanks for sending. What special fabrics are you all playing with today?
I must say that I have neglected blogging over the past couple of weeks. Not because I did not want to post, just not enough hours in the day. What has been keeping us so busy? We were exhibiting last weekend at the Quilting and Fiber Arts Marketplace. It was great to see so many of you there but for our non-local customers, I thought you might enjoy seeing what we have been doing. Here are a few pictures from our booth.
The best part of any show for me is meeting so many great people. It also gives me a chance to show some of the things I have made. One of my favorite bags is Amy Butler’s Birdie Sling , can you find it? My new favorite quilt pattern is the Perfect Ten and my latest quilt features fabrics from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane, see it all the way in the back corner? My good friend Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Designs loaned me the Megabits quilt using Sandi Henderson’s Meadowsweet, it was fun to hear all of the wonderful ooohs and aaahhhhs as people looked at the quilts.
Everyone at Wish contributed to making the booth a big success but Janice Pope and Cindy Massey had the great fun of joining me at the show! Janice is the owner of Anything But Boring and her Two Hour Tulip purse pattern was the top seller at the show. We also had her College Bound, Jewel Box and Circle in Square quilts in the booth. All of Janice’s quilt patterns are designed to be quick to put together but not boring! How do you like them?
The Jewel Box quilt is the one in the left corner with a white background and 5″ batik charm squares. The College Bound quilt is behind Cindy and is made with 10″ and 5″ batik pre-cut squares. Yes, we have these in the store
If you haven’t seen the Accuquilt Go! in action, stop by the store sometime and take a test drive. What is on your sewing table today?
Welcome bloggers! I am excited to sponsor a great giveaway for the Fall Quilt Bloggers Festival! Just leave a comment on my blog October 9th-16th and you will be entered to win one of 3 $20.00 gift certficates to Wish Upon A Quilt. In addition, leave a comment on Park City Girl’s blog and be entered to win our prize of Free Amy Butler pattern of your choice and 4 1/2 yard cuts to start your project! But wait, there is more! Place an order at Wish Upon A Quilt using the coupon code: BLOGFEST and receive a Wish Upon A Quilt exclusive gift! Thanks for stopping by! If you are not receiving our newsletter, sign up here. We give away a gift certificate every month!
I almost forgot to share a quilt. I shared my version of this quilt here, so decided to post an alternate version. Quilt was pieced by Lynne Creasy (a fabulous Wish employee) and quilted by Angela Clark of Thread Waggle Quilting! Fabric is Whimsy by Michael Miller. Pattern is Perfect Ten by Swirly Girls Design.
The best thing about Wish Upon A Quilt is that we get to share our customer’s excitement when they complete a project. Jessica loved Amy Butler’s Gum Drop Pillows and decided to make one using the Moda fabric 1974 by Urban Chiks. These are so much fun they bring a smile to everyone who sees them! Now I have to find time to make one myself. What are you making today?
The Amy Butler Trunk Show has arrived at Wish Upon A Quilt! Here is a sneak peek, we have a good sampling of Amy’s clothing, handbags and even the Gum Drop Pillow. Our entire collection of Amy Butler designs is also on sale and the show will only be in the shop for about a week…don’t miss it! Don’t forget that we have extended our hours…open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays and until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
In the shop, we were discussing fun quick projects for handmade gifts. Here are a few of my suggestions.
I liked the vintage lines of this clutch purse. It would be a great present for a mom, friend, sister, or yourself.
I used a fat quarter that I found at Wish Upon a Quilt to make my own version of the clutch. I had to add some extra fabric to the sides to make sure I had enough width for the back and front and I added a few seams since the print was directional (I didn’t want the ladies hanging upside down.) The pin is optional since the clutch is fastened with Velcro but I added a pin I “borrowed” from my mother’s jewelry box when I graduated from college.