Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dishtowel of the Month Club

Dishtowel of the Month Club

You have to admit, the dishtowels in this monthly club are absolutely adorable! The designs are inspired by vintage dishtowels of the past, and include a variety of subjects and patterns. Whether you decide to keep them for yourself or use them as fun gifts, you'll love creating them!

These dishtowels are not only practical, they're decorative! The first six months are shown here, including Henrietta the Hen, Coffee Break, Carrots, Bluebirds, Playtime Puppy and a cute little guy playing baseball.

Each month during this 12 month club, you will receive the supplies you need to create a hand embroidered dishtowel, plus the fabric and rick rack to create a fabric border and hem. The flour sack dishtowel is just like the ones your Grandma used, pre-washed, bleached, 100% cotton.

This club is really fun. To join, click here.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Sew Oregon 2013

Sew Oregon 2013 Logo
Pacific Adventures is the theme for this year's Sew Oregon Shop Hop. Held October 5-19, 2013, you can visit 30 different quilt shops throughout the beautiful state of Oregon as you collect quilt block kits. For each of the four districts that you visit, you will be entered into a drawing to win a fantastic Bernette Chicago 7 Sewing/Embroidery machine! District prizes include Bernina DL Sergers and $50 gift certificates. Plus, visit all of the Oregon shops and be entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card! This is fun, fun, fun on a super-sized scale.

Devil's Punchbowl Quilt Block Kit
Grandma's Attic Shop Hop Block was designed by Cheryl Libby, our class coordinator. Named after a coastal formation on the Oregon Coast, not far from Grandma's Attic, Devil's Punchbowl is  popular tourist attraction that is visited all year long.

Using five fabrics from the Pacific Adventures fabric bundle, this 6" quilt block is easy to make, yet elegant enough to use in any quilt setting. Shop Hoppers receive this quilt block kit free as they hop around the State and come to Grandma's Attic. It is also available for purchase online if you can't make it into the shop.

Pacific Adventures Fabric Bundle
Fabrics for the Sew Oregon 2013 Shop Hop are from P&B Textiles. All eleven of these fabrics are available at Grandma's Attic. As you work with these fabrics, we think they will remind you of the many treasures that are found right here in the Pacific Northwest. We think you will enjoy working with the neutral textures for sandy beaches, the greens for central and coastal forests, and the blues for the lakes, rivers and mighty Pacific Ocean. Oregon's natural majesty will totally inspire you.

Wave Runner Table Runner
Reminiscent of the Oregon Coast, this gorgeous table runner--with its blues, greens and beige--will have you dreaming of the beach. You can practically hear the powerful Pacific waves crash against sandy shores that are flecked with mighty boulders and bits of seaweed. Wave Runner uses three of our original Devil's Punchbowl quilt blocks inspired by the coastal formation of the same name.

Available both as a pattern and a Fabric Kit, you will love how beautifully the colors speak to you of the Oregon beach. This table runner will remind you of your Oregon adventures all year long.