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October 2017

Listen...She's Calling to You

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Seeew...

When it comes to the name of our latest Moda collection which arrived last week, I can only think about...feeding the birds. I just need to find the steps of St. Paul around here...

 

The new collection is of course the beautiful Tuppence by one of Moda's newest designers, Shannon Gillman Orr.

But let's back up to Mary for a minute. How can anyone not love Mary? Practically perfect in every way she is. Who wouldn't want to be tucked in by this woman??? BTW scroll to the end to see Emily Blunt as the new Mary Poppins for "Mary Poppins Returns."

The best moment of the song for me is at 2:25 when the orchestra begins. That's really where I get all the "feels" otherwise much like Jane & Michael Banks....I'm ready for bed. LOL.

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The gorgeous colors of Tuppence however, will keep you wide awake!

When we moved out of our previous location last December, we missed collections that arrived between January and April. Now that we've been in our new location of Charbonneau for 8 months, new fabric collections and other new items are arriving almost weekly!

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By the way, Tuppence is inspired by an afternoon sipping tea in a garden. Just looking at my Fat Quarter Bundle above has visions of cobbled paths, moss covered walls and flower beds filled with Tulips swirling in my mind. We are not fully into Autumn and yet I'm already thinking Spring 2018.

Christmas? What's that????

That was seeew two months ago! LOL. In Quilt World...we plan ahead!

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If you haven't been into our new Shoppe, one thing is perfectly clear....we are brighter and our new space is like our very first location. We didn't do primitive when we started and we aren't doing primitive now except for wool projects. At one point we had so much primitive, all I saw was brown, brown, brown, brown. Everything started to look the same. We decided to go back to our roots in this new location and that's how we like it.


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The "Mothership" loves color and thus...has fallen in love with Tilda fabrics! In fact, the first collection we will be carrying is the new "Cottage." Until that arrives, we have bundles of "Harvest."

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Just look at those colors! Tilda is entirely another world when it comes to quilting.

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Here's a block of an upcoming project! I'm sure I'll feature more of it when it's fully quilted.

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Have I told you that everything I am showing you right now is all on just one table in the Shoppe? Seeew much inspiration...on ONE table!

I always try to include plenty of patterns and books to inspire you with. A little advice: don't get caught up on the one or two finished models we may have in any particular location. I challenge and encourage everyone to find that pattern we haven't made and create something you love. Pictured below are two of my absolute favorites....

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P.S. Rummage Sale is made with a Layer Cake!

 

 

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That's all I have room for today....except for some tasty English Bread Pudding I'm about to eat from Lux Sucre Desserts!

I'll take a bite and be sure to leave it on a plate for the next person. LOL. 

Coming up I've got Moda pre-cuts galore, Corey Yoder's new Flower Mill & Joanna's new Hazel & Plum on the horizon plus our Seasonal Workshop, Homespun & Holly update (December 1 & December 2 if you want to join us), and 2018 Designer Workshop Announcements!

Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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Feel the Thunder of Swoon!

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Seeew...

I asked my niece the other day "What's your favorite song? What's the jam that rocks your world right now?" She says..."Imagine Dragons." For the first time in my four decades I felt out of touch. "Um...who?" She's like, "Uncle Brian....Thunder." Again I had to say, "Huh? Who?" And here we are...

Completely... Swoonworthy!

I think we definitely have some of the same love of music...her and I.

Not a yes-sir, not a follower
Fit the box, fit the mold
Have a seat in the foyer, take a number
I was lightning before the thunder

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I get it. Being a dreamer requires vision...the lightning....before the thunder. For most dreamers, all we want to do is create experiences and things that hundreds, if not thousands...can enjoy. Of course there is always some little Negative Nelly somewhere...that loves to steal your "thunder." Don't let them. Ever.

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The "Mothership" delivers when it comes to having a vision either with the Shoppe space or with the quilts we create. In fact,  I have this vintage grey sofa that I had wanted a quilt to compliment. She took Camille Roskelley's Swoon and created her own "thunder" with this stunning version which we have dubbed, " Shades of Grey Swoon." No, it doesn't have 50 shades. LOL

Kitting this one is a process seeew if you'd like one please pre-order the kit here. We are only making enough to fulfill all pre-ordered kits seeew don't wait. They are limited to the quantity we make. I say it every time, and every time someone wants one a month after we've moved on and I have to say, "I'm sorry....but I can't make anymore."

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And by the way...those aren't just any grey fabrics. They are woven textured greys and blacks that will lay up beautifully next to our gorgeous solid background. As for backing I would advise either a flannel or one of the wovens that are in the blocks. This really is not a quilt you would select a feminine backing.

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If you haven't been out to the Shoppe in a while, now is the time to pay a visit. New collections have been arriving over the last several weeks, new projects and kits have been created and of course Mother Nature is doing her thing!

I'm out of room for today seeew don't forget you can subscribe to our daily email or follow us on Instagram!

Stay Seew-cial and enjoy the thunder! ~ Brian

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Good-Bye Is Not Forever...

 

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If you grew up in the 1980's, there is a possibility you were forever moved by the moment Widow Tweed is forced to say goodbye to Todd in The Fox & The Hound. If you weren't...well...you have no soul. LOL. From the moment she wakes him up from his little basket I start to...melt! Then...when she says these words, "Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end, but in my heart's the memory...."

I just die.

By the time she removes the collar....just....don't even look at me. 

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Look at some gorgeous Autumn leaves instead. LOL.

Sigh I still can remember my eyes swelling with puddles as a youngster in my theater seat in 1981. What do you do when you're 6???

Do I wipe my eyes? Will someone notice?

I should have just stuck to the Read-Along....

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"You'll know it is time to turn the page when you hear the chimes ring like this...."

Anyway, we love being out here in Charbonneau especially now that Mother Nature's canopy will begin to change color. I seriously can't wait for all of this to change...

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Come to think of it, it's very "Story Book." Isn't it? Small, quaint....just like our very first location! It only makes sense that the "Mothership" would choose to stock it with adorable fabrics like this....

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As soon as she brought in Lewis & Irene's new Autumn In Bluebell Wood, it took me back to that classic The Fox & The Hound scene! I also couldn't help but notice how this collection fits in perfectly among the majestic Autumn show here in Charbonneau! Why...I even picked up a leaf and photographed it...JUST FOR YOU! Don't you feel special???

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Autumn In Bluebell Wood is unique for a Autumn collection. It's not the typical fall leaves etched in metallic that I feel like has been worn into the ground. The collection has vast appeal from the swirling leaves, to the silhouette of the deer jumping through a forest...to that adorable hedgehog print! What's not to love? It's absolutely adorable!

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Do you know what else is adorable? When my Squirrel friends pose for me! I need to give this little buddy a name but all I keep coming up with is...."Earl."

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P.S. I love the print below too! It comes in three colorways which you can purchase here!

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A couple of posts ago I promised I would share with you the "Mothership's" What's For Breakfast? Club project for the month of September. If you don't know about our What's For Breakfast? Club and you are local...you definitely should join us!

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For the month of September she featured this adorable collection of fabric in a fall table runner designed by our friend, Sherri K.Falls of This & That. You can find this pattern in her very popular Sew This & That book.

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Who likes mushrooms? Confession Session: It's the one vegetable I just...can't eat. I don't know what it is, but it's something about the texture and the fact that it's a fungus! Seriously...I just can't.

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The Autum inspiration continues! Jan & Christine each wanted to make an Autumn bag for carrying their belongings from our Classroom building to the Shoppe, seeew of course they chose to feature that favorite print from earlier in this Fiji Tote Bag. What a great way to feature that print! The pattern is available to purchase here.

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Even our neighbor, Lux Sucre Desserts is into the Autumn theme with this recent cake they designed for a baby shower!

Precious Alert!

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Oh I almost forgot! We brought in this adorable Old World Christmas fox ornament to compliment those cute fabrics. I love ornaments that you can use even outside of Christmas and this one certainly can be used in our Autumn decorating!

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That's all I've got for today! Hopefully it put some of you in the mood for Autumn! It truly is my favorite time of the year and I can't wait to watch the beauty of the season happen out here at our new location in Charbonneau! Don't forget to register for the October What's For Breakfast? Club on Saturday, October 14 while there are still seats. We have just six more seats left and it's only October 1!

Seeew while I now have to say good-bye, my farewell is not the end as long as you...

Stay Seeew-cial  ~ Brian

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