Tuesday, January 31, 2023

One More TIme!

 Getting Ready for surgery ONE MORE TIME!

February 8 is the date!

In the meantime...

Classes will be scarce during the month of February.

But Open Sew sessions will be available.

Unfortunately, I will not be around much until cleared by my ortho team.

But I will be available by email or text.

Paul and Cindy will continue to take care of the store and the quilts you trust to us to long arm.

I am hoping I will be back as quickly as the last time, but you never know.

So cross your fingers and toes and hope everything goes well so I can re-join you quickly.

Louise, on the island, planning for round two

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Planning for 2023 and Thinking

 The trouble with being home is that you have time to think.

Think about new projects.

Think about old projects.

Think about half finished projects.

And think about new projects again.

So before the year is over, I am planning for 2023 and doing lots of thinking.

New project for me - 

Part 4 of Bonnie Hunter’s Winter 2022 Mystery Quilt.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 are all cut and ready to be sewn when  I can safely sit at a sewing machine.  

Hopefully in the very near future!

Old projects to complete -( the ones with only a little to complete)

From a Laundry Basket Quilts pre cut kit.
Only a few more blocks to make in this “Alaska” quilt.

Some blocks that need to be changed to match the pattern.
Now to find the pattern!
It has been months since I worked on these blocks.

Step 3 - I was hoping to finish this by Veterans Day 2022.
We can see how well that timeline worked!
Maybe Veterans Day 2023 will be more like it!

Projects with LOTS to finish

Strips that have been sewn together and now need to be cut to be re-sewn together as 9 patches.

And new projects for the shop.

There are lots!

Here’s one….

I am hoping to run this Moda Charm Pack Challenge throughout the month of January 2023.
Stay tuned while I work out the details.
There might be prizes involved!

So, Today is a thinking day, while I continue to heal

Day 8 after surgery, and doing lots of thinking.

Louise, on the island, thinking and healing

Monday, November 21, 2022

Black Friday Sale

 Black Friday Sale at Island Creations begins now!

Stop in to get 40% off one item this week.

We have lots of new fabrics, kits, wide backs, patterns and books for you to choose from this week during the sale.

New fabric line from a
Robin Pickens and Moda 
“Pansy’s Posies “

Our Sunflower Panel and coordinating fabrics.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue display just in time for 
Veteran’s Day 
Earlier this month.

One of the kits available in the shop from Lori Holt and Riley Blake 

The selection of fabrics I will be using to make my version of Bonnie Hunter’s 2022 Mystery
The first clue goes live on Black Friday ( the day after Thanksgiving)
Wow, that sure came fast!

Hope to see you soon!
Louise, on the island catching up with my blog posting!



Sorry Everyone! I forgot to push the publish button when I did the post at the beginning of the month!

Most things are the same, except now we are into the “Black Friday Sale”  

Hope to see you soon!

My Birthday month!

I won't tell you the day today for personal reasons.

This one is a big one for me.

The shop continues to do well and surprises me daily.

Your support has been most appreciated!

This week we are finishing up with our Halloween sale.

We are still offering 25% off all Halloween.

As we wait for the new Tula Pink line to arrive, we are offering 20% off all sales in that Free Spirit line.

We need to clear some space for the new arrivals!

Denise is offering an Applique class once a month.

Stop in to see the sample in person.

Open Sew classes continue to be held frequently each week.

Check out the month calendar on the Calendar tab.

You are bound to find something that will appeal to you.

There are a few more spaces left in our January retreats.

Contact me if you are interested and have not signed up yet.

And finally, if you are needing a quilt quilted on the long arm for the holidays, you will need to get it to us by Friday, November 4, 2022.

We continue to be busy on the Q24 and are currently about a month out for delivery.

Until next time,


on the island, typing away!

Friday, June 3, 2022

Welcome to June!

 My how time flies!

It already is June - halfway through 2022.

Here is what we have been up to at Island Creations by Louise

Long Arm quilting services continues to be popular and so we are extremely busy.

Sadly we are almost three months out with our quilting for you.

Please try to plan your quilting and let us know if you have a deadline in your future for your quilt.

We will try to do our very best to meet your deadline.

On a happier note, I have several Block of the Month quilts in the works.

"Fabulous" by Charisma Horton, is a Block of the Month quilt that finishes 96" x 96" and uses beautiful fabrics from Michael Miller.  There are a series of video tutorials available on the Making it Fun YouTube channel which support you in your making of this quilt. It is a good project for the confident beginner as well as those who are more experienced.

I have a second version going using Jane Sassaman's Hand Dyed Solids from Free Spirit.

The shop currently has three lovely patterns from Sherry Shish that you can choose from, "Barn Quilt" , "Wave Pool" and "Lucky Stars".  All three have kits that have been assembled by the shop in fabrics that closely echo those of the pattern cover quilt. Of course you are welcome to choose your own fabrics.

 Barn Quilt BOM is a 6-month confident beginner friendly pattern that is sure to wow! There are step by step instructions for the quilt and three bonus patterns using the blocks in the quilt. The quilt finishes at 72in x 84in 

Wave Pool Block of the Month is a 6-month adventurous beginner friendly pattern that is sure to wow! There are step by step instructions for the quilt with monthly cutting instructions. The quilt finishes at 72"x84". 

Looking for a beginner block of the month? This Lucky Stars BOM is a 9-month beginner-friendly pattern that can help you work on your skills as you make a lovely quilt which finishes finishes at 72in x 84in. 

Also available is "Vintage Jewel", a ten month program suitable for the confident beginner.  
The 72" x 86" quilt features the "Jot Dot" fabric line from Blank Fabrics

There are several more Block of the Month Programs in the works.  You can start any time or buy the kit and do it all at once!

We will have an all day "Block of the Month Sewing" day once a month on the shop calendar.

Come and sew with us for an hour or two or all day!

It will be fun working on one of these projects.

Check out the current month's shop calendar on the Calendar tab of this blog.  It will give you the dates and times of all of our special events as well as the dates and times for "Block of the Month Sewing"!