Sunday, February 26, 2012

sew night

Our monthly Sew Night is coming up this week. We meet every first Thursday of the month for a casual get together of sewing and sharing. You are invited to come and bring what ever kind of project you are working on or just hang out and talk with others who share your passion for fabric.

Thursday, March 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (or later)
Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street, Lincoln
{916} 209-3930

Sunday, February 19, 2012

made with love

Sew Katie Jean was recently involved with Moda to sew together a quilt made with star blocks.  Each block was signed by the person who made it and their state.   They came from all over America, sent to Moda, and then packaged with instructions for our shop.

This is the finished quilt.  My mom, Donna Coughlin sewed these blocks together with her little black Singer feather weight.  It was her first quilt.  Cindy Lloyd did the quilting with her long arm.  She used variegated red, white, blue thread on top, and white thread on the bottom of the quilt.  Both sides are equally striking with a quilted star motif.  And Arlene Irby did the quilt binding.  She chose a beautiful solid red color and hand stitched the binding onto the quilt back.

Thank you ladies for donating all of your talents and making this project possible.  This quilt is truly made with love, to honor all those who serve.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

sewing day

I am working on finishing a project that I started last weekend.  It's not that big or complicated.  It's just a table runner.  But life gets in the way of our sewing sometimes.

This is the one that I asked Jenn to make for the shop.  I am making mine using a set of 5" charm squares of this fabric.

Reunion from Sweet Water by Moda.  I love the little banner fabric.  And just adore the green, navy and faded yellows.  I think I have a sister that might like it too.

I used a cream muslin for the side 2" strips, grey for the back, and the binding will be navy.

One of the prints has a subtle chevron pattern.  And that's how decided to use it for the quilting.  Cream thread on top, and grey thread on my bobbin.

The stitching is a little harder to see it on the front of the runner.  But I just love how it turned out.  And I did it!  I'll show it to you again when I get my binding on.  Maybe I'll even show you a picture of it on my table.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

so baby

When I first thought about opening a fabric shop, I knew that I wanted to bring my love of all things vintage with me.  So I knew that these vintage flower planters were coming into my quilt shop.

I have always imagined them at a baby shower.  Sitting at each table for decoration.  Or a perfect gift to bring with when you go to visit the new baby.

They could be easily filled with pebbles and have an easy care plant growing inside.  Succulents are always the best for me, because I always forget to water.  And a new mama can usually only handle low maintenance plants.

Aren't they just each the cutest!  More will be coming into Sew Katie Jean soon.  So when you see them on my shelf, they aren't just for display.  They want to come home with you.