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"!