Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A New Block of the Month

We currently have THREE different blocks of the month going;

- THE LOCAL QUILT by Carolyn Friedlander, a paper pieced block of the month
The Local Quilt blocks #1 and #3

-MERRY CHRISTMAS by Heart to Hand, a wool applique block of the month

Merry Christmas blocks #5 and #7

-LITTLE BITS QUILTING BEE by Kathreen Ricketson, a raw edge applique block of the month. 

Little Bits Quilt Bee blocks #1 and #4

Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt by Jen Kingwell

Cecilia has been busy working on our next block of the month, which is a needle-turn applique quilt.  This quilt comes from the book GREEN TEA AND SWEET BEANS by the extremely talented Jen Kingwell from Australia.  Sandy and I saw the quilt in Jen Kingwell's booth last year at Fall Quilt Market in Houston.  It was love at first sight!  We took lots of photos and purchased multiple copies of the book, as well as her other designs, to bring home with us.  The ladies at Pine Needles fell in love with this fabulous new designer too!  Green Tea and Sweet Beans is a GORGEOUS quilt with an eclectic flair due to the variety of fabrics.  Our fabrics have been hand selected by Cecilia and are DELIGHTFUL!!!!!  You must sign up to guarantee there will be a kit for you.  WE ARE TAKING SIGN UPS NOW.  The first kit will be ready for pick up on Saturday, May 18th. Then each of the subsequent blocks will be ready to pick up the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Here is a look at the first two blocks...

Green Tea & Sweet Beans block #1

There is a limited number of kits for each block, so if you are interested DO NOT DELAY, come in NOW to sign up!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pine Needles on Studio 5

Welcome KSL's Studio 5 viewers!  On today's show Holly showed a couple of fun and easy projects to decorate your home.  With Easter so early this year, our homes are lacking decorations that usually last us through April.  But we can help with that, so without further fuss lets get to our tutorials.  Up first a springtime mini bunting...

  • a variety of spring fabric scraps
  • 1 fat eighth of white wool/felt
  • 1 yard 3/4" pink ric rac
  • 2 - 7/8" yellow buttons
Note: We have used the Big Shot die cut machine and Sizzix Heart Layers die which is available at Pine Needles. If you do not have access to this we have pre-cut wool/felt shapes available for purchase. A template is also included at the end of this tutorial. 

Step 1. Using the Big Shot and your Heart Layers die cut out 7 wool/felt scalloped hearts. Using your rotary cutter remove the top of each heart just below the cleavage. Yes, I said it, cleavage :)

Step 2. Again using your big shot and die cut out 7 print hearts from a variety of spring fabrics. Using your rotary cutter again remove off the top of each heart.

Step 3. Sew print each print fabric to wool/felt piece.

Step 4. Beginning approximately 6" from end of ric rac, lay the ric rac on top of the first bunting piece and sew through the center of the ric rac.  Line up the next bunting piece so that the corner touches that of the previous bunting, and sew ric rac to the top of the 2nd bunting piece.  Continue until all of your bunting pieces are sewn in place.

Wah-lah! You are finished with our first project!

Now for our second project, a yo-yo topiary
30mm Clover Yo Yo maker
40-45 green fabric scraps
thread for making yo yo's
Fabri-Tac permanent adhesive
Styrofoam ball (mine measured 4" across or 12" around)
approx 35 pink buttons
metal or clay pot


Using green fabric scraps make 40 - 45 yo yo's
(this is a GREAT mindless project to do while watching your favorite movie or TV show!)

 STEP 2:
Using Fabri-Tac glue yo yo's around the mid line of the Styrofoam ball.
Continue gluing yo yo's above this row until the entire top of the ball is covered with yo yo's.
Glue assorted buttons in center of some of most of the yo yo's
Place a thick line of Fabri-Tac on Styrofoam ball below line of yo yo's and place in pot.Tie ribbon around pot. Put a pin through center of bow going into the Styrofoam ball to hold ribbon in place. ENJOY!

Thank you for visiting our blog, we hope you enjoy both of our tutorials!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Little Red Riding Hood by Riley Blake Designs
There have been daily deliveries in the shop, unlike my deliveries on the blog  ;-)

Here is a look at a few things that have arrived....

a new embroidery design by Meags & Me
Maritime Modern by Riley Blake Designs

Comma by Moda

2wenty Thr3e by Moda
I'm a Wiener baby quilt

All of these are in stock and just waiting for you to take them home and add them to your collection!

Monday, April 1, 2013

It's April Already?!?!?!

Where does the time go? It feels like I just dropped Karla off at the airport, and yet more than a week has gone by! It must be the Spring Fever I am suffering from, it has to be fogging up my brain ;-)

We had such a great time at the Sweet Retreat! Karla was a delight to have, our attendees were so much fun, the Trunk Show & Dinner was scrumptious, and the projects are finished!! Well almost anyway, I still have to finish my wall hanging, but it's not a race, right? Here are just a few pictures from the retreat.....