To support Melissa and and add a tad of extra fun to her party I'm offering a little prize to sweeten the deal. Melissa will also be drawing a name for a prize from Freda's Hive. I'll send the winner a little dress kit to make my new pattern 'All Dressed Up'.
The kit includes 32 charm squares (you only need 30, but I couldn't decide which two to take out so I left them in) that includes vintage fabric , Japanese reproduction fabric, unusual fabric, and just plain darling fabric to make the dresses. It is made from fabric you couldn't just go out and buy. Here is a peek.
There is also a little pack with trim, buttons and fun stuff to embellish the dresses as well as little squares that you can use to fussy cut and applique on little areas of the dresses to make them pop. These all come from my stash and several are the same fabrics and trim I used in my dress quilts. And I'll include a little extra "thing" not included in the picture as a surprise. I love surprises.
I hope you go over and look at Melissa's invitation and RSVP for her party. It's a cute idea and she's a talented girl.
Ok last night was our usual quilt group meeting but we held it at an unusual location. A brand new quilt shop has opened less than 5 minutes from my house - uh ohhh, could be trouble. It's called "Just Sew" and it's located in Highland Utah just across from the Kohler's Grocery store and on the corner of the main intersection at Alpine Highway.
We all squeezed in the shop and had an after hours look at the store. It's a cute store, if you are in the area, check it out. Because of the unusual meeting place I didn't get a lot of pictures. But here are a few.
Syd made an "Empty Nest" quilt after seeing an idea from another one of our quilt members. It was really cute and told a story of their family.
Melissa is making quilts for Africa and was showing us all the tops that they have made so far.
She is looking for people to machine quilt them if anyone wants to help. Its a great idea and sweet thing to do.
Sherri finished her "Oh My GOSH" quilt. Can you believe it. The pieces are eensy. I know there are a few other members of our group that are done or very close. Sherri is hand quilting this. It is going to be a very special keepsake.
Here is a view of the one side of the new shop taken while everyone was crowded around Sherri's quilt.
And last but definately NOT least is the latest virtual Christmas Cottage quilt from Terri's clever blog. Not only that but Terri is done with her blocks! I had my first set of blocks delivered to my house today by Tricia in my group. We'll show pictures of hers in one of our next virtual quilts. They are so well made and in 'Mary' Christmas fabric! Darling.