More Spool Blocks!

I’ve been able to get quite a few more spool blocks pieced for our “Spoolin’ Around Club”  These are just so fun to piece and I’m really enjoying using the template stamps, it saves so much time from the normal kind of quilting templates!
We were also able to get all the March Spoolin’ Around fabric packs cut and ready to go.  You see – I’m trying to make sure we work a month in advance to keep up with all you fun club members!  Plus, we’ve gotten so many gorgeous new fabrics in again – I just could not resist!
This weekend I will start stamping more spool blocks, cut them out and begin piecing them.
I am enjoying these quilt stamps so much and because we’ve had a few requests, we went ahead and order the stamps for the Basket Blocks also!  Those should be in later next week – so excited about these!  Cute aren’t they!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far!  I’ll be packing orders and sewing this weekend and toss a little cooking in there too – we have a bunch of food to prepare for the big “Super Bowl” event this Sunday!  Chicken and Steak Fajitas, Nachos and a bunch of other goodies are on the menu!  Good times with friends are always welcome!

Redware & Harvest Quilt & Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle Updates!

Here is a little of what I tinkered around with last night and this morning.  This is Redware & Harvest and is one of the projects in the Jo’s Little Women Club #10 that we are doing as an online group.  Today after I pack orders, answer a few emails and check on fabric orders, I’ll be quilting this one.  I wish I had time to hand quilt it, but I do not believe that is going to happen this time!
If you are thinking about joining the Jo’s Little Women Club – it’s still not to late.  I’m going to be ordering the pattern sets today and I’ll be sure to order a few extras.  Send me an email if you are thinking about joining in the future so we can get a good idea of how many participants we may have. You can join at any time and just jump right in on the fun!
The above quilt will be offered as a kit.  I’m still figuring out the yardage and double checking everything and we will put the kit on the website as soon as possible.

In other exciting news – Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle: Journey #2 is now available on our website!  I’ll be receiving these pattern packets this weekend and will begin to ship those the first part of next week. This little club is sure to be a fun one also!  I’ll begin working on kits as soon as I have our shop packet in hand! I need more time – I want to make everything in this club!
In other news, we are sold out of Spool Block Templates (again!) for the Spoolin’ Around Club.  I placed another order yesterday, so hopefully we will see those very soon also! Also – I’ve ordered more stamp pads and re-inkers.  The stamp pad’s that come with the spool templates generally last throughout the making of a good large sized quilt, but I know several people have joined in on the fun and are sharing the template stamps and have been using other stamp templates by Cindy Blackberg, so we will now also have the Chocolate, White and the Black stamp pads and the re-inkers if you choose just to re-ink your current stamp pads!  Those should be in next week and I’ll list them to the site soon!
Plus – for all you Road To California show go’ers – have fun!  I wish I could visit this show someday – take lots of pictures and post to your blogs!  We love seeing how much fun everyone has at the shows! And good luck to all my “show roadies” friends – I’ll miss not seeing you at this show and vending with you and wish you the best of luck!  (Lucky people – they are enjoying 80 degree weather right now and I’m sitting here in 18 degrees and ice on the roads!  I’m jealous, pure and simple!)
OK, enough jibber, jabber, I must get on with the day!  Have a great day everyone! 
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A Little Bit of Handpiecing……

Today I was able to do a little hand piecing!  I actually had a few moments to sit and stitch.  These template stamps for our “Spoolin’ Around Club” arrived today!
Above is a photo that shows the stamps, the ink pads and the cute little pattern that comes with the stamps!
I was able to stamp out 20 blocks while sitting and helping my children with their homework after school.  Cutting them out was a breeze.  With these stamps, you automatically have the cutting line and the sewing line all there in one step for you!  I hand cut some of mine with scissors and then also cut some using a small ruler and rotary cutter – easy!
Here’s the back side of one of the blocks where you can see the stamp/sewing lines.  These stamps are awesome, I’m seriously considering ordering other shapes (if you are interested in other shapes – let me know and I’ll order them!)!  We have a few sets left, and I just placed an order for more of the spool stamps because they were received a little better than I anticipated!
And here are the fabrics we have chosen for this months fabric packs for the Spoolin’ Around Club! This is going to be one gorgeous scrappy style quilt when we are finished!
I had a lot of fun this afternoon also!  We placed a nice order with Andover to replenish our Jo Morton inventory (we have to be prepared for our Jo’s Little Women Club!!!!  Yeah!).  We ordered complete collections (which we pray we get very soon!) of the following:
Ember Reds & Evergreens
Spice Chest
Indigo Berries
Attic Shirtings
Cocoa Express
Plus we ordered several bolts from every other line that is currently showing on the Andover website. Now, whether we get it all or not is anyone’s guess!  Andover is currently doing inventory, so I hope to hear something in the next week or so about what will be shipped to us and just what fabrics have already been retired.  Boo Hoo….
Plus – we have Hurrah to look forward to this month by Jo and in March we have Toasty (I cannot wait to get my quiltie little hands on this fabric!) and Luminarias.  Then in May we have Carolina coming and July we have Sweet Emilie coming!  It’s going to be a very good year!  Thanks Jo!
Also, in other news – I have to apologize for the little “blip” in ordering on our website today!  Our shopping cart was being updated because the United States Postal Service decided to surprise us with new shipping software for the new year – that didn’t work with our website software!  Lovely…. I know.  So, after a few emails and the kind help of a computer guru (trust me, this little blip went beyond my computer knowledge!)  our shopping cart is back in working order.
Gotta run…. I have the hand piecing “bug” this evening and I want to get back to it!  Have a great evening!