Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Goodbye Quilt Barn - Hello New Adventures!

As most of you know, The Quilt Barn closed it's doors in April, 2015.  The store is no longer, websites are gone, and Tara and I have already dived into some new adventures!

Tara is usually the one who posts all the amazing tutorials and ideas on this blog - she is so talented!  She will continue to post, but soon will start posting on my new blog:  www.sew4mysanity.blogspot.com.   When that transition is made, you will be notified when you visit the blog and will need to follow us at the new blog address.  We have big plans for this fall!  Look forward to some great new tutorials and lots of "vintage" fun!

Heather is now machine quilting from her quilting studio in the old "Hen House" just behind the old Quilt Barn.  There are no shop hours, so quilts are dropped off and picked up by appointment.  Get those Christmas Quilts in by October 25th to guarantee them before Christmas!  Call Heather at (208) 420-3484 to make an appointment.

We have been crafting away, getting ready to be a vendor in the Vintage Vixens Fall Market!  
If you missed in this spring, you missed alot!  Click on the link to check out all the Vendors and get the details so you can add it to your calendar!  We will be there with quilts and other "vintage" home decor items and great prices!

Meanwhile, I want to let all of you locals know - I have a used Janome 3160QDC for sale.  If you are interested, give me a call or shoot me an email at sew4mysanity@gmail.com.

Thanks for sticking with us - we have great things for you coming up!

Heather & Tara 


Friday, September 11, 2015

Scrappy Strawberry Blocks

Have you seen the scrappy pineapple blocks on Instagram by  @holly_inez ? I saw them and thought how fun and cheerful. I have almost zero yellow in my stash. Bummer. I do have a lot of pink 2.5" squares. After I finish a project and have scraps I cut them into either 5" charms or 2.5" mini charms. I was halfway there!

I ended up making 9 blocks. One red one and 8 pink. I tried to separate the pinks by shade. The lone red berry used up all my red.

Now they sit on my cutting table chair waiting for inspiration for what to do with them next.

My last berry I pieced all laid out on my personal block size design board. I can carry the board from my cutting table to my sewing machine. You can find the tutorial on Lori Holt's blog, Bee in My Bonnet.

Free Strawberry tutorial can be found here, at Skyberries Handmade. I used 2.5" squares instead (its what I had on hand) instead of what she uses in her tutorial. The leaves I had to cut bigger as well and trim down to 2.5" half square triangles.

As always, you can find Heather and I on Instagram. Stop by and say hi!

Tara @tinyglutton
Heather @thequiltbarn
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