Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend in the Woods

What a fantastic weekend!
We just arrived home from a wonderful trip to Yosemite... it was absolutely breathtaking! (Going from the desert to the forest always makes for a nice change :) 

My husband’s grandmother lives there and we were able to visit with her, my mother-in-law and my husband’s uncle, too :)
These pics were taken from the back deck at her house... if I only had a view like this!

My wonderful MIL surprised my with this little treasure... she's had it since she was a girl and it really sews! You have to crank the wheel on the side by hand so if you are coordinated you can really have some fun!!!

The visit was so much fun but it's good to be home... I'm still working on the star blocks and I didn't get a chance to sew all weekend so I have some catching up to do! We also needed to come home and get our newsletter ready so you know what current the deal is...

Tapestry is the special this week!
Have a great week!!!
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Red, (off) White and Blue kind of day!

What does President’s Day mean? A day off from work at the school and all of my kiddos are home with me. 
In an effort to keep a patriotic theme going with the day, I’ll be finishing up a Quilts of Valor quilt. It's already quilted, it just needs a binding. The top was pieced by a wonderful volunteer at my local QoV group, Victor Valley Quilts of Valor. 

I'll also be working on this lovely quilt. The fabric is Petite Odile by French General... not exactly Patriotic but there is a resemblance to red, (off) white and blue so I’ll run with it!

I’ve been working on this quilt for several weeks and have been piecing for several days. What’s taking so long???? Cutting. Lots of cutting. I like to cut everything out before I sit down to sew… piecing goes so much faster this way! Do you have a favorite method of cutting? I’ll confess that I’m a perfectionist so I love my Accuquilt! I didn’t have the right size strip cutter for this project so this king-size beauty has been all cut by hand. 

Hand-cutting is definitely more time consuming but the blocks are turning out beautifully. I plan on a full day of piecework after the binding goes on the QoV… should be a great day!

Be sure to head over to the site to check out the special this week… Simply Color. I recently finished a quilt for my brother and sister-in-law using this line and it is amazing fabric!

Jelly rolls, layer cakes and Fat Quarter Bundles all come with a free charm pack this week, February 18-24, 2013
Hurry, this offer is good for this week only, while supplies last!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Especially French

Chateau Rouge is the special this week!

This gorgeous line of reproduction prints from French General has a romantic palette of wonderful, soft shades of red, stone, pearl, yellow and taupe.

All Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Fat Quarter Bundles and Fat Eighth Bundles come with a freebie!

2 Free Mini Charms with purchase February 11-17, 2013… while supplies last!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Charming" Special

Exciting things going on at Tops and Bobbins!
As I said in my last post, we’re overhauling a few things! The website is in the process of getting a makeover to bring it up to date with our new logo design and make it easier to navigate.
We are super excited about this change and hope you’ll be patient with us as we make this transition.

Our “Flirt”y special has been going great! If you haven’t had a chance to get your Jelly Roll with a FREE panel, hurry over now! This special ends today… 

This week’s special is Marmalade! Every purchase of a Layer Cake, Jelly Roll, Fat 8th Bundle and Fat Quarter Bundle will get you 2 free Mini Charms! These versatile 2½” squares are great for making teeny-tiny projects, adding a pieced border or even taking to your local quilt shop to match accessories to your fabric! The special runs from February 4th thru the February 10th while supplies last!

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