Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oh what a difference


I loved this pattern when I first saw it at Quilt Market this last October in Houston. 
And sometimes I just sit on a good idea until the right fabrics
come along.  (This pattern is in stock at Calico House.)








And you might remember we posted over on our facebook page that 
we had just received a big shipment of Alison Glass fabrics.
We have her new Sun Prints and some of her Abacus collection. 

I confess that these pillow tops are very close to some I saw at Quilt 
Market in one of the booths. 
The center of this pillow top is by Carolyn Freidlander and the backgrounds are
assorted pieces of Abacus and one piece from Jennifer Sampou.
Are you collecting lots of low volume fabrics? Me too. 



My question is about the quilting. I used 2 layers of 987F 
fusible pellon and 1" horizontal  rows of quilting with out going thru the arrow here. 
(The double layer does give it a little more definition.) 





On my second pillow top I stitched vertical rows from left to right.
(Alternating the direction you sew on  these is crucial.)
And just continued thru the arrow. Does the stitching thru the arrow bug you . 
I only used 1 thickness of 987F  fusible pellon on this pillow top. 
I like them both and maybe I will try more random stitching next time. 
If you have strong feelings let me know. 
I have not used monofilaments that much , but maybe I will give it a try.

The pink here is part of Alison Glass's new Sun Print collection. 


I will be starting the quilt shortly, as these blocks are really quick to sew up. 
Watch for posts of the blocks. 

Fabrics and pattern are in stock at Calico House. 
 Stop in to see the finished pillows. 
We are happy to mail fabrics and patterns. 
Thanks for stopping bye. Janeese

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 10 Moda Sampler Shuffle


Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks

Week 10

Here are the last 3 blocks to download and stitch into something wonderful!
Hope you enjoyed collecting the Sampler Shuffle Patterns with us.
Be sure to check in often to see what's new at the Calico House.


Block 28
Block 29
Our class on the Diva Wallet is Saturday, January 30th from 9:30 - 12:30.
Space is limited, sign up now.  
Martha Lane instructor
 





New Cotton and Steel fabrics have arrived. 
Lots of navy and pink. 
I thought you would enjoy pictures from the Cotton and Steel booth at Quilt Market
featuring Sarah Watts fabrics.
The Cat Lady collection is very fun.









Thanks for participating in the Moda Sampler Shuffle. 
Janeese


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Week 9 Moda Sampler Shuffle

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 9

Here are this week's Block patterns. Hope you can carve out some time to sew!

Block 27





We are excited to share with you Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill.
This is a row of the month starting in April of 2016.
If you start in April you will have it done in time for Halloween.
Lets us know if your interested , details to come . 






Spooky delights is pieced and appliqued.

We also have a class April 9th with National teacher Angela Lawrence
on hand Applique.  It is an all day class and you can sign up now. 
Call us for details, several people have already signed up. 

Stay warm and safe. Janeese









Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 8 Moda Sampler Shuffle


Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 8

3 new blocks to add to your collection!

Block 23
Block 24



Are you finished with your holiday sewing?
And have you eaten your fill of Christmas cookies?


                                   If you have, here is a little treat for those super organized folks.
First Crush the new Valentines Day fabrics from Moda have arrived.   We also have the pattern for these cute pillows in stock.
                                  
                        



Have a great Holiday and stop in after the 25th. We will be having a skinny bolt sale 
from the 26th through the 31st. We close Christmas Eve and New Years Eve at 3:00 P.M. 


Our next shipment of Qnique 14 mid arm machines will be arriving around the 15th of January. 
 Make an appointment for a demonstration. 
Janeese





Monday, December 14, 2015

Week 7 Moda Sampler Shuffle





Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 7


Three new blocks for you to download.

Block 19

Block 20



Block 21

Here are just a few of the new books to tempt you if you need a gift or a treat for your self. 
Happy quilting . Janeese

We have gift certificates available and can always mail them.Why not put a little hint in Santa's ear .

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 6 Moda Sampler Shuffle


Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 6


Here are the links for Blocks 16, 17 & 18. Happy Stitching!
Block 16



Block 17



Block 18
As a holiday special we are offering all in stock Mary Ellen's Best Press Spray— 
all scents and sizes for 15% off staring today the 7th thru the 13th of December.  
Happy holiday sewing. Janeese



Monday, November 30, 2015

Week 5 Moda Sampler Block Shuffle


Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 5


Here are the links for this weeks blocks! Hope you get to carve out some time for stitching!

Block #13

Block #14
Block #15
We are busy sewing and checking in new merchandise. And I know your life is busy also. 
IF your out and about and in the neighborhood stop and  say hi. If your sewing your blocks ,
send us a picture. Stay warm and safe. Its snowing here. 
Janeese

Monday, November 23, 2015

Week 4—Moda Sampler Shuffle


Moda Sampler Shuffle

Week 4

Just click on the number of the block to download this week's patterns.

Block 10
Block 12


With these 12 blocks you can make a quilt using the inner border pattern and setting directions that Moda supplied. 
If you haven't gotten the inner border pattern and setting directions, just click on the links below.


Can you believe this Friday is "Black Friday"? While you are out and about don't forget to stop at the Calico House on Friday and Small Business Saturday.


Here are a couple of coupons for you to use.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Be sure to watch our facebook page for other specials.
 https://www.facebook.com/Calico-House
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