If you’re here from Moda Bake Shop, keep scrolling down to yesterday’s post to learn more about my Jelly Roll Chair Cover.
Last week I gave you a little tour of Country Threads Quilt Shop in Garner, Iowa…Today it’s time for part 2 of the tour. If you haven’t been, Country Threads has two buildings….building number two is my favorite.
I love the presentation and thought the girls put in displaying their wares…isn’t this cute. Here’s the book The Lincoln Museum quilt….
and right next to it is a “Lincoln Log” of brushed cottons to make the beautiful quilt.
Isn’t it cute how they rolled the fabric kit all up??
Every time I go to Country Threads, I come home lamenting that I don’t have enough wall space to make all their quilts. Here’s one I’d like to make.
This next quilt is Farmer’s Daughter. My daughter Kelli has this quilt started. It is just gorgeous. I love the rich colors.
I bought this pattern on my last trip to Country Threads but haven’t gotten brave enough to sew those tiny stars yet…..read the label on the picture. The whole quilt is 12″ x 14.5″…imagine how TINY those stars are.
I love to look around the shop and say I have that quilt made….this is one of them. Well actually two of them. I made the one on the right and the one on the left. Kelli told me she likes my version of the one on the left better. THAT was a HIGH compliment!!
Here’s one of the best basket quilts I’ve ever seen.
I love this Cinnamon Star quilt. I almost bought the pattern….but it was in a book and I decided to “watch my wallet”.
Here’s another both Kelli and I liked….We love the stars inside the stars.
Here’s another pattern I bought on the last trip and didn’t get made yet. I even bought the blue fabric. Then when I got home I realized that it wasn’t a blue and more of a gray….then I didn’t feel like I have good fabrics to go with it. This time, I took a picture of the quilt in hopes that I’ll actually get to it because I STILL love it…and I want mine to look just like this one.
Isn’t his little broken dishes quilt so adorable….I love tiny pieces.
Seeing this display made me remember that I have the red cross quilt top finished….just not quilted. Add something else to my to do list….seeing theirs made me think I want to add that higher on the list.
Just as we were checking out we got a glimpse of Mary’s cute little pincushions. Aren’t they adorable!? I am totally in love with them.
We talked to the gals in the shop about them…they were so helpful. Kelli and thought we would love to make these as gifts. The gals didn’t mind a bit that we were more interested in making them than purchasing one….they told us about an Easy Knit Pellon that they recommend putting on the back of the pincushion pieces so that sand can’t escape from the pincushion. They told us that the star versions are made using the block from the pincushion star pattern I showed you in an early picture. Kelli and I noticed that the pincushions had velvet on the back….believe it or not, they had that too. We ended up purchasing a fat quarter or black and one of brown…they had beautiful other colors too. The lime green was so tempting…maybe next time.
Believe it or not…but I have enough pictures for one more day of a tour…Keep checking back.
Yesterday I watched an episode of Fons and Porters Love of Quilting TV show where Jo Morton demonstrated making the stars for her Cinnomon Stars quilt. What a coinsidence to see you mention it today
Thanks for the tour of Country Threads, I have attended their camp two times in the past and hope I have the chance to do it again in the future. Their samples are awesome and because of you I have purchased several items.
Awesome eye candy here this morning. Gosh I would love one of each of those quilts in my home!! Interesting about the webbing for the pincushion..I use an extra layer of tight woven muslin.
Thanks for the tour, Jo — if I can’t go myself, the next best thing is seeing your pictures! I have several of those patterns as well — I wish I had time to make them! Your pictures are very inspiring — thanks, again.
Eye candy alert!! What great quilts and quilt shop. Love scrap quilts. You have great taste in quilts. Plenty of inspiration there, I’m going to have to check back for an eye candy refill. Thanks for sharing…just love looking at scrap quilts, they get me a think’in.
I do so want to go there! Their quilts look so good with that tight stippling. Yum.