Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happenings ...

It seems like time goes by too quickly and I fall behind on posting on the blog, but we have been very busy here at Olie & Evie.  We just finished two more quilts which we are in the process of writing up patterns for, so keep your eyes open for those.  One of the patterns will be free with the purchase of a jelly roll or layer cake!!! 

Rhonda has been quilting every single day this past week.  A blog post isn't complete without pictures so here are a couple more Melly quilts from class.  Some of the other projects are secret because they are gifts for unknowing recipients (it's such a small world) and I would not want to ruin any surprises. 

Clarissa used the "Princess" fabric by Adorn It for her Melly quilt  -adorable.
Close up of the quilting..


Dorothy used Cherry on Top by Keiki for Moda -- so bright and fun!

Applause for the pieced back ;o) -- so cute

Close up of the quilting

 Keep in mind these are the same pattern using different fabrics -- you can totally take a pattern and make it your own!

We have new items that will be in our Etsy shop soon.  A couple of new bolts of fabric from Riley Blake and more precuts -- Too Cute to Spook, Flutter, On The Go, A Simple Life, and Life In the Jungle!!  It is so much fun to open boxes when they arrive and admire each one.  Tasha Noel is becoming another one of my favorite designers (like I need more!).  We did get some charm packs of A Simple Life and still have a couple of Little Red Riding Hood left so you had better get them before I decide to hide them and keep them for myself.  Check out her blog at and you can see why it's going to be difficult to part with them.  Rumor has it there will be a new fabric line out soon that was introduced at Spring Market in Portland. 

We have come up with our class schedule.  Due to the summer months being so busy for everyone, we are offering two different demonstrations on weeknights -- so schedule an hour or so for yourself  and learn some fun things to do with precuts.  There will be some sneak peeks posted occasionally so check in.

June 20th - Olie will be stepping out of her comfort zone and giving this demonstration using a jelly roll that you will not want to miss.   She just finished sewing the sample (it is darling, of course) and Evie will be getting it quilted up right away.

July 16th - Christmas in July.  We will have at least 5 or 6 different projects to show you which use charm squares.  Lots of quick and easy variations you will love.  Start thinking now about who you would love to make a homemade project for the holidays.   

September 7th - "Quilt Therapy" day at the Lewisville Community Center.  Evie will be demonstrating a quilt using "strings" so come and spend a very fun day sewing with friends and visiting.  The last quilt therapy day was a success.  The kids will be back in school, vacations will have ended, and most of your husbands will be in the fields -- so why not????

Olie & Evie

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