My sister Iris and I made this School Bus Throw as a surprise gift for a dear friend and loyal customer, Melissa Gilley. She is a school bus driver who cares so much about “her” kids we thought she needed this! The school bus is pieced and sewn into a blue background with a brown print (for a dirt road!) under the wheels. We sewed in pieces from a couple of school themed prints and I quilted it in “Diamonds” then made the binding in yellow to match the bus. Melissa is just a sweetheart! 🙂
Ruth Wade made this catchy looking throw from strips and squares of various prints, mostly cool and natural colors bordered with a colorful batik. It just catches your attention! Inside we used our soft, easy to work with Hobbs Heirloom batting . The throw is backed with our Harvest Gold Tonal Vineyard quilt backing and I quilted it for her in “Curly Swirly” using dark turquoise thread. I love the colors!
Sewing & Quilt Piecing Class
Date: February 19, 2019 2-4 PM EST
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructors: Lynda Britt & Iris Melvin
In this class we will learn how to make the Card Trick Quilt Block, the second block of our 2019 Scrappy Quilt. You don’t have to start with the first block, just sign up and start learning new blocks! The class fee is $25 (payable at the class) which covers all materials for the class. Let’s have some fun! Bring your sewing machine and cutter. You do need to register in advance which you can do in person at Lady Bird Quilts & Fabric on Saturday, by giving us a call at 850-329-8276 or sending us a message (click on contact above). Fabric will be for sale after the class.
If you’ve never been to our friendly Quilt & Fabric shop before, we are located at 2029 Bristol Highway, Quincy, FL. From I-10 take the Greensboro exit (174) and go south 3 miles on State Rd 12 to the center of Greensboro where you will turn left at the traffic light continuing south on State Road 12 for 2 miles. We are located on the left. Look for a fence with a row of American Flags on your left (if you are going south). We are the first driveway on the left past the flags. Just look for the building with the “Fabric & Quilts” sign. See you there! 🙂
Carolyn Pilcher made this beautiful Carpenter Star quilt, it’s geometric and captivating! The various shades of blue separated by the off white and gray prints both compliment and contrast. Inside we used our soft but stable Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting and I quilted it in “Flights of Fancy” for her. I made the binding from the same material used for the backing. Very Nice Carolyn! 🙂
Patsy Willis made this bright and cheerful child’s quilt with squares of colorful and cheery prints bordered with another print chock full of color! The inside is filled with our soft, supple Hobbs Heirloom batting which we just love, recently I looked at a sample of 80/20 batting from another manufacturer… we’re staying with Hobbs. I quilted this one in Diamonds for her. Someone got a really nice gift!
A longtime friend of my sister’s gave her this hand pieced Lone Star quilt top and pieced back. Someone in her family made it I believe, probably many years ago but it had never been quilted. It has feed sack material in it but also a lot of other older cotton prints. Iris asked me to fix a few places in it and quilt it for her, which is exactly what I did. We used our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting inside and I stipple quilted it for a more vintage look. After she bound it she gave it to her son Tullis. Whoever pieced this by hand did some incredible work! 🙂