My apologies for the delay. Things got a little hectic around here. We discovered over the weekend that one of our kits (not the one above seeew don't worry) had been stolen...and ya know, I'm just going to say this: I don't appreciate it. Stealing from us or any other quilt shop? It affects everyone. 99.9% of quilters are good, honest people. It only takes the 1% to ruin it for everyone else. It also takes away my time, seeew it's like a double dose of theft. Our Shoppe is like our home and when you are in our home, we love having you as our guest.
We will treat you wonderfully and we deserve that same respect back as your hosts.
But...when you sneak up into my bathroom and open my medicine cabinet, snoop through my drawers, or insult me after I slaved over a hot stove for you?
"Oh, hell no."
I'm not sure what exactly is going on in our country today. Seeew much malaise. Seeew much negativity. Just take a look across all of that Social Media. People fighting, arguing, posting negative trolling comments on a businesses page (a-hem). We create campaigns to sound off against on-line bullies for our children, but when it comes to the behavior of adults on the web, we still have much to learn about being respectful. On-line manners are out the door. Everybody is an expert and apparently everyone can do everything better than you. Thumper's mother would be horrified. "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." If whomever stole it did it because times are tough (trust us...we hear individual stories and you are not alone), just bring it back. Drop it off at the front door...no questions asked. It's not even about the money. It's simply about decency.
To ensure I don't succumb to bitterness and resentment, I must celebrate! Especially when it comes to good people who enrich our lives and not deplete it. Can I get an amen up in here? Seriously!
Seeew here are the winners of our three Honeycombs. Brace yourselves ladies....
Congratulations to Carleen, Diane Ruby and Colleen Chester! Ladies, do me a favor and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include your mailing address! If you are local, let me know that too and we can arrange pick-up and your photo opportunity. If you are not local, take a "Selfie" that features you loving on your Honeycomb.
Seeew what about the quilts featured in this post? Well, the one you see pictured above at the top of this entry is our Baby Jane Marigolds Quilt kit. The "Mothership" created a new version of Fig Tree's popular Marigold pattern and used it with the adorable Baby Jane collection by Julie & Eric Comstock. The quilt certainly has plenty of vintage charm for those of you who appreciate a touch of retro. The yellow and grey color combination is very hot right now and one of our favorites. Joanna Figueroa, the designer behind Fig Tree & Co. even gave the quilt her endorsement on Instagram stating, "You guys always do the best job in using our patterns in new and awesome ways!" Shout out to Joanna for designing such fabulous patterns!
Yellow and grey is certainly a hot color combination. We decided to update our sample for the traditional Yellow Brick Road pattern using the soft yellows and greys of Kate & Birdie's Storybook flannel collection. Seeew here you have something simple and perfect for baby. We hear from too many grandma-to-be's that their daughter-in-law or daughter doesn't want to know the sex of the baby. Who knew this would happen? LOL. Seeew our solution...keep it neutral.
Our last quilt of the day is one of our most popular! Metro Waves is unique for our Shoppe, but it certainly leaves us wanting to get our swim trunks on and head to the beach.
For our Metro Waves Quilt Kit, as we always do, we've provided ample fabric to complete your quilt top and binding. The pattern and the QCR Ruler are also included. Everything you need to get started. Talk about convenience! The "Mothership" has been making quality quilt kits to go along with our samples for nearly ten years. She spares no attention to detail and she absolutely will not cut them on the floor. You want to know why?
"Quality control. That's how we roll."
We've heard from customers and designers the world over...we have the best kits. The fact that we create a sample for nearly every kit, ensures its accuracy because we've tested the pattern for you. Double bonus if you ask me.
Someone recently asked me, "Why do you only offer kits for certain quilts and not the pattern?" My dears, if you read my blog, you already know the answer. Most of our samples are created from patterns that are on our Shoppe floor and our website. We have hundreds of patterns throughout the Shoppe that would make gorgeous quilt samples. People say the shop is full of eye candy. Love on those samples as much as you'd like, but remember...there are plenty of patterns we haven't touched yet. Patterns for samples are always the first to sell out. It doesn't mean it's better than the other patterns, it simply means it gets noticed more. If you are someone who collects patterns to use for your stash...I strongly suggest looking through the patterns we have sprinkled throughout the Shoppe. Any one of those would look amazing on our walls and maybe you can beat us to it!
Love one another. Enrich one another and I'll be back with more. ~ Brian