Monday, March 25, 2013

thank you mice

I had a great day off from work last Friday!  My friend Tessie and I went to the Sacramento Quilt show together at Cal Expo.  And... I got my hair cut and colored.  That was a big treat!

I was happy to go to the quilt show.  Just to see what everyone was making.  I did see a lot of cat patterns... really?  And I did buy a bit of fabric.  Could not resist!

But what I was really happy about was running into American Jane aka Sandy Klopp from Moda.  Her fabrics have been one of my favorites to collect for such a long time.  I love the vintageness of her fabrics.  When I opened my shop I knew I wanted to carry her fabrics!

I am even doing my Farmer's Wife Quilt of 111 blocks in American Jane.  I love to fussy cut these little images.  They are perfect!

I hope all of my customers had fun going into the shop for the 10% off while I was gone!  I came in for a peek before I got my hair cut and had just part of this pile of fabrics to put away.  Thank you Cindy and Arlene for joining in on the fun and getting me out for a great day off.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

sew charming

Would you like to sew a table runner during your Spring Break?  Then this is the perfect class for you!

Wednesday, March 27
10:00 am - 1:00 pm / $25.
Teacher: Jennifer Kramer

This table runner is made using a charm pack (5" squares) and a 1/2 yard of fabric.  It is a perfect beginner quilt and just a fun way to decorate your table or buffet in time for Easter.  You will finish the top in class and also be given some tips for quilting it yourself.

Call {916} 209-3930 or stop by SKJ to register for the class and receive a class supply list.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

While the Cat is Away ~
the mice will play

Katie will be taking the day off tomorrow
So Arlene and Cindy have planned a little store sale!

Friday, March 22
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10% off everything in the shop!
(excluding all ready marked down 50% off fabrics)

Come in and play with us :)
Arlene and Cindy

Friday, March 15, 2013

erin go braugh

St. Patrick's Day SALE
at SKJ

17% off ALL Fabrics
Pre-cuts included

Saturday, March 16
Monday, March 18

Erin Go Braugh!
and long live fabric :)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

after glow

There is new fabric in the shop!
Afterglow from Dear Stella

These are some of the fabrics that I have.  See that fuscia chevron - got it. See the blue paisley - got that too.  And the medallion fabric.  All rich and beautiful colors!

Here is the inspiration board from Dear Stella.  Aren't the colors amazing and fun!  What are you going to make?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

FREE Sew Day

This Saturday, March 9 all are welcome to come into SKJ for a
FREE Sew Day!

Bring in your sewing projects and you can use my class room space, and cutting tables.
I will provide the coffee and hot chocolate :)

Saturday, March 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sew Day

Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street
{916} 209-3930

Monday, March 4, 2013

kaffe = love

Last month I spent one of my days away from the shop at the Quilt Show in Folsom.

I do love Kaffe Fasset fabrics, in case you didn't notice.

So those were the quilts that I mostly took pictures of.

And here are most of them.

Does Kaffe = love for you too?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

single girl

I have been working on a new quilt, and I am addicted to it! 

I even added a new board to my Pinterest, Single Girl. (big surprise :)

My new friend Amy made this one using Kaffe Fasset fabrics and his shot cotton.  Gorgeous!  She has been the one to inspire me to make one of my very own.

I am using these fabrics from Dear Stella, Bukhara.  I won them online and am finally using them!  I pulled mostly other pinks, funky greens, and yellows to go with them.

I am also paper piecing my pattern instead of cutting out all of the squares and sewing them.  I really like doing the circle this way, and I think I am going faster than if I were doing it like I'm supposed to.  There are a couple of online tutorials of how to make it this way.  Denyse Schmidt also has a quilting template in her pattern that is perfect.

I hope this inspires you to make this quilt.  Let me know if you do.  I am having fun sewing mine!