Now that school is back in session and we've had some glorious fall rain, it's time to sew! Check out some of our inspiring current projects.
You will soon start running into our newest staff member Ruth Siroshton at the store. She has been sewing all her life and when you watch the Duck Football team on the field, she handled every single one of those jerseys when she sewed on the names and assorted patches. She is an awesome garment sewer and the staff is all super excited that she has joined the crew. She put together this Olive Ann dress from the pattern Easy Peazy Pleats.
We started putting together a shop sample from a new pattern to the store called Cakewalk. We're using fabric just like they did in the pattern photo, Bonnie & Camille's Handmade line. It is such a cheerful fabric line with a vintage flare and the Essex linen background creates an interesting contrast with it's nubby texture.
Also, Linda put together an awesome second sample of her 1, 2, 3, 6 Whack quilt using some Kaffe Fassett prints with a black sashing that just makes the colors glow and look like stained glass. There is a class for this!
Ruth also put together this Olive Ann dress from the pattern X's & O's. We have other Olive Ann patterns that make lovely outfits for girls and their doll companions.
And, Tracy put together this Simple Shopper with the bold Grafic line by Latifah Saafir. It has two different colors of handles to go with the collage style design and is supported with Stiff Stuff so that it has some upright shape.
Tracy is also just finished this quilt top of teepee blocks using foundation paper piecing, from the pattern "My Tribe" in the book Intentional Piecing which we have at the store. If you are interested in learning the technique, we have a class for this next week on Tuesday evening.
And finally, there's one cool quilt made by Kelly for the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild's fan swap. With the help of her son Keaton who pixelated a photo, she turned a picture of Matt Smith, actor in the tv series Dr. Who, into a quilt design. It is really quite amazing.