I finally did it! I took a bold step and I crossed the line into the world of Quilting! But first...we MUST have music because I'm headed to the mat to bring it on! Probably one of the worst musicals in Broadway history, but whatever...I ❤️ this song!
🎼"How do we know who we are unless we cross the line?" 🎼
The "Mothership" and Christine have been my dedicated cheerleaders... teaching me to sew my first quilt! Even when I get frustrated and have to rip my seams out they remind me in their own special way not to be a "Cheer-tator Tor..." ✨
This is how it all went down: we were flipping through Sherri McConnell's "Fresh Family Traditions" last week and I said, "Hey, we need to make Sassy with Hi-De-Ho! It would be seeew happy and cheerful!" I was met with, "Well, there's the sewing machine."
With that single sentence...I lost my quilting virginity.
And I lost it to Maywood Studios!!!
I was sure it would have been Moda.
Regardless, I am hooked which only makes everything about this blog that much better because I can now relate to some of the things I hear every day in the Shoppe!✨My favorite part seeew far is picking the fabrics for each block!
I honestly don't think I will ever be one of those people who just doesn't care about wonky blocks. I will care...every day of my quilted life! I have a seam ripper and I know how to use it! I'm also a fan of pinning! Let's just say I'm willing to have the required notions to ensure I have a positive outcome. That whole "It doesn't have to be perfect" stuff I read out there reminds me of "everyone gets a trophy."😜 Nada. If I'm going to invest the time, I want to learn to do it correctly. That's how I'm wired.
As I mentioned above, I'm using this happy fabric known as Hi-De-Ho. I'll link it here for you as we do sell it here in the Shoppe! I should point out... throughout the month of March we have FREE SHIPPING on all fabric orders (including pre-cuts and kits) of $50 or more (U.S. Orders Only, Regular Priced Items). All you have to do is select Pick-Up In-Store at the check-out process. Yes, even if you don't live in Oregon!
I keep telling the "Mothership" that larger print on blue (top of the bundle) would make a great bag for Summer! I know just the pattern...but the question is, will they ever get time to make it? Even as I finish typing this sentence I can already hear, "Make it yourself, Brian." We know eachother seeew well!
If you haven't been into the Shoppe in awhile we have a series of these pre-cut kits such as the one above.... perfect for any beginner or anyone who wants to get right to sewing! Literally...all of the fabric has been cut for you seeew all you have to do is unwrap and sew.
Read the directions first...of course.✨
It looks like one of our newest customers enjoyed her pre-cut kit seeew much she went home, sewed and was back within a couple of days! Becky has definitely "crossed the line" and is now on her way to getting back into quilting! Great job Becky!
Before I head out, I thought I'd share these two gems...Foster & Emily!
Not only were they well-behaved (props to their parents) but they were eager and attentive. Emily told us she likes to sew clothes for her dolls. When the "Mothership" asked if Emily would like to sew on her machine, the answer was an absolute YES! Seeew, the "Mothership" let both of them choose some fabrics to make a sweet little pillow...or bag. Foster watched closely and when it was his turn he knew exactly what to do!
Remember when we were young and unfraid? These kids were not afraid! They were champs as they let that sewing machine go! Me? I'm like 80 years old with a walker the way I sew!
It was just refreshing because it reminded me how much our children WANT to be engaged with activities! Many people today just hand their kids a digital device. Seeew sad!
When I shared the experience on our Social Media it was met with a comment..."You can't get that on-line."
No....no, you definitely cannot. But if people aren't careful that will be the future. As I have said 1,000 times if you want to shop on-line, shop from on-line sources that have brick and mortars you can visit like ours.
Anyway, it was the essence of being seeew-cial and we look forward to seeing them again!
You of course will see me again sooner than later as I still have tons to show you!
Stay Seeew-cial and "Cross The Line!"✨🎼🎩🎪 - Brian