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A Local Designer!

When we started this journey many people asked if we would have any locally manufactured fabric. We have truly tried to meet everyone’s wants and wishes. With that said, yes! We do have many fabric lines that are local or made in the USA, but we also have a local designer! Ellen Medlock is a designer who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
 
When we started talking, my mom remembered hearing of a local designer at different quilt shows and even remembered going into her shop some time ago. Many conversations later, we finally figured out her name and I was able to track her down. Although she has closed down her Tulsa shop, she still has an Etsy store and I found an email address. After drooling over her fabric line I asked… or begged… her to allow us the privilege of carrying several of her bolts. She said “Yes,” and I squealed in excitement. Not only is she local, I LOVE her designs!

Not love, but an oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-live-without-it kind of love! She uses bright colors and fun patterns. Her fabrics would be great in a kids quilt, but also work perfectly in so many other things. She has a panel to make a tote bag which is fabulous, and her kid’s counting book panel is to die for. It is just the cutest. 

I think it is safe to say we are enjoying this process and pulling in as many different types of designers and manufactures as we can. We are adding to our inventory weekly and making more orders just as often. We really hope you will let us know if there is something you’re wishing for.


Also, remember our first class is coming soon! It is a Disappearing Nine Patch happening on February 25th. I will be there, will you?

 See you at the machine, 

Care

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Poppies & Pinwheels

I’m working on a few projects going on around the house, but I finished the binding on this little jewel, Poppies & Pinwheels, and thought I would share.

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It might have been sprinkling when I had the chance to run down the street and snap these pictures, but there’s no harm in getting a little wet 😉 .  Ever since I started this quilt I imagined this picture and I just could not wait!

 

And lastly, my favorite picture I took while finishing the binding on a road trip..

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See you at the machine,

Care

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Finish Line

We made it to Saturday; the end of our WIP Challenge.

Did you get your WIP finished? If not, we will have other WIP Challenges.  The point of this challenge was to get your wheels turning, to get your unfinished projects in the forefront of your mind, and to spark an interest in finishing them.  Even if you did not get to finish them; hopefully you will be able to pull them out the next time you have a couple “free” days.  (Do those exist anymore?)

 

I promised pictures today and here they are.  Enjoy!

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If you like this pattern check back in the next couple weeks for a tutorial.

Tomorrow is a new day for more projects.  I think I will be binding.

 

See you at the machine,

Care

 

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Pick a WIP, Get it DONE

Here we go, are you ready??

Walk in your closet of endless WIP’s {Work In Progress}, pick one and have it done by Saturday.

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We can do this! Surely we all have this kind of closet, place, or secret bed filled with projects.  If not, maybe you should let me continue believing thats the truth.

I came across this image last night and had quite the giggle thinking of how big my secret project bed would be.  King size maybe?… California King? This year I am going to try to get my WIP pile to Twin size.  Are you on board??

 

For this challenge, you can grab a WIP you are close to finishing, or one that will create a huge challenge for you. We will support one another, check in each day, and share finished photos.  I have my WIP in mind and will begin working on it just as soon as I click “PUBLISH”.

 

As you’ve been reading I am sure you have a specific project coming to mind.  Do you know where it is? Do you have all the fabric for it? This is exciting!  I know where mine is, but I’m not sure I have all the fabric I will need.  That means I might get to head to my favorite place – the fabric shop.

 

What are you waiting for!? We will cross the finish line together.

 

See you at the machine,

• Care