Saturday, August 18, 2012


Hey, everyone,

Can't believe we're moving toward the end of August!  I went to Staples today and I guess school must start Monday for the local folk, because whole families were in there buying up school supplies.  What a crowd!  I bought my B2P (bottle to pen), a ball point pen made from recycled water bottles, and got the heck out of there.  Then next door was 'puppy adoption day' at Pet Smart so I got into another traffic jam.  As a retired person I should know by now that I should do my shopping during the week and stay home on Saturdays, duh!

So, back to the business at hand, even though it's been a hot, hot summer, Julie's 'dye pots' have been boiling and here are some of the results:

Pumpkin Patch - F16's of beautiful oranges on 5 different wool textures

Fall Array II - F16's of 5 vibrant fall colors - deep orange, mottled rust, gold and brown and rich green.

And she's 

announcing a 'Wool and Needle Block of the Month' 
to begin shipping in September.

Crazy Quilt Background

October Block mounted on background

Block for September

The block hangs from this metal scroll

This block of the month features a new wool block for each month which can then be attached to a black wool crazy quilt background and mounted on a scroll stand.  The first month will include a scroll stand, wools and patterns for the October block and for the Crazy mat background and will be mailed in September.  Months 2 through 12 will each include wools and the pattern for the months to come.  The small block is an 8" square and the black wool crazy quilt background is a 12" square.   

Please click on WOOL & NEEDLE BOM to see the complete details.  

Here's a sneak peek at December and June.  Come join us, it'll be fun!

We've added lots of patterns and wool appliqué kits to our website.  Here are a few:
(pattern only - kit coming soon)

(pattern and kit available)

(pattern only - kit coming soon)

(pattern and kit available)

(pattern and kit available)

(pattern and kit available)

(pattern only - kit coming soon)

The basket projects shown above finish at approx. 11" x 17" and the wool runner projects finish at approx. 26" x 21".

Barn Star Penny Mat - 13" round
(pattern only - kit coming soon)

The 2012 Fall Issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects is now available and we are making samples and kits for two of the smaller projects in this magazine,  'Pumpkin Square' designed by Rhonda McCray (a pieced project) and 'Sweet Pickins' designed by Peg Springstead (a pieced and appliquéd project).  I'll give you a sneak preview once I get them laid out and started and keep you abreast of my progress.

We have #24 chenille needles, thread holders, SoftFuse and a nice selection of Valdani floss collections to make your appliquéing more enjoyable!

Happy quilting, appliquéing, punchneedling or whatever.  

Bye, 'til next time!

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