Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Almost October

 We are heading towards October !

I cannot believe how quickly the month of September has flown by!

We have been getting lots of new merchandise into the shop and having many new visitors.

It is gratifying to see how well our efforts have been received.

Oh yes, we includes my sister Cindy who very quietly and efficiently works behind the scenes, and Paul, my DH who works diligently on the long arm when I am busy with Open Sew and working with customers.  It is truly a family affair!

A quick reminder, in these last days of September, about our September Sales.

10% off ALL Kits in the shop

20% off ALL Books in the shop

20 % off items in the "Back Room"

Fat Quarter Sale - buy six and get 2 FREE

Sadly, on October 1 this sale will end.

Recently we received two new kits from Riley Blake,

Thomas the Train is a wonderful close to twin sized quilt.

We also have some cute fabric that can be used for a backing or maybe even a pillow case for your favorite little one.

Also in stock now is a cute Tree Wallhanging from Riley Blake.

picture to come!

This will make a great gift or decoration and comes in a lovely keepsake box.

Both of these are kits and fall under the Sepember Kit Sale (even thoughthey are new!). So why not stop in to check them out.

On a personal note, I am working (once again) like a crazy woman on several projects.

For me - I am making the "Bats and Boos" quilt which was a sew-along with Pat Sloan a couple of months ago.  Progress is slow but I am getting there!

Picture to follow!

I began a stitch along with Stitchin' Heaven on Labor Day.  I have made progress but still have aways to go.

Picture to follow!

Also on my stitching table is a shop sample of a Three Yard Quilt from a Fabric Cafe publication using some Anna Maria fabric as the feature fabric.  This has been fun to do.  All that remains is the outside border.  I should be able to finish this in my next sewing session!

Picture to follow!

Things have been busy but a good busy.  The pandemic still rears its head from time to time with the local high school being in virtual learning this week.  But we have been healthy and will hopefully remain so in the future.  So keep washing your hands and wear your mask when you need to and maybe we will get through this!

Louise, on the island, catching up on things

Friday, September 17, 2021

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day

September 18, 2021


We will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM on this Saturday.

It is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day!

ALL 2 1/2 inch strip rolls will be 25 % off this day.

Won't you join us???

CT September Happenings PJR Text Poster

Hope to see you on Saturday! 

Louise, on the island, planning

Monday, June 7, 2021


Island Creations by Louise is now offering Long Arm Quilting Services!!!

You can bring your finished tops to us when we are open 

(Please see Classroom Happenings tab for our current hours)

We are trying to stay with a three week turn round at this time.

Most quilts can be quilted for .02 cents per square inch

Call Louise at 401-323-0255 with any questions or for further details

Monday, February 8, 2021

Personal Challenge

 Or what’s in the box????

I found this box while cleaning out lately. 

It was labeled on the front - January 2005   

So I opened it 

This is what I found  

Five basket blocks completed,

Materials cut and ready for pink baskets,

Materials cut and ready for the remaining blue baskets 

The rest of the scraps and materials for the Borders and binding  

Not remembering what quilt project the box contained gave me a pleasant surprise. 

Now the plan  

35 blocks are in the quilt. I have five completed.

That leaves 30, if my math is correctšŸ˜Š

So one block a day for the next thirty days and...

Voila! A quilt top!

Let’s hope I succeed!

Louise, on the island, planning a project 


Monday, October 26, 2020


 It is difficult to wait sometimes. 

But wait  we do. 

I am waiting for a take out sandwich right now and listening to my stomach protest the lack of food. 

So while I wait I will share the latest pictures. 

On the long arm is my teal fence rail. 
Made from four one yard pieces cut into two and a half Inch strips. 
I made this quite awhile ago and am finally getting it quilted. 
It is quilt number 90 that has been done on the Bernina Q24.

Carol’s Scrappy Sampler was a block of the month from the Quilted Crow in Bolton Massachusetts 
 Carol was stitching down the binding when I took this picture 

A close up of the quilting on the teal fence rail quilt. 
The pattern is called “Triangle Maze” and was purchased from Urban Elementz. 

Jo-Anne’s Star Table topper just off the long arm. 
Quilt number 91!

Food is ready!

Louise, heading home to the island to eat!