Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Topiary Trees and Blue Lions

I am always amazed at the fabrics my local Interior Designer finds!  I am working on another set of curtains for a dining room and music room.  The dining room panels are gorgeous - Blue lions for the top part of the panel with a velvety rich blue for the bottom portion.  They are lined with blackout, so are quite heavy and will last a long time!

The Music room curtains are topiary trees - really a fun print!   Two panels, one a single width, the second 5 and 1/2 widths for a total of 286 inches wide.  I'm not sure how I am going to get this one all sewn together including the blackout lining.  It's going to be quite the job.  So far I have sewn the panels into pairs.  I think I'll have to shift my machine to the dining room table for the finish.  Pleating the top of this monstrosity will be interesting as well, but I will have to tackle that next week as the rest of this week I need to finish my projects for the Ladies Retreat that is taking place this weekend.

Now I am off to brave the rain and work at the quilt shop for my half day.  Tomorrow is full day as my boss is going to vend at a show in Roseburg.  Here is a terrific article I read the other day about supporting your local shop -  The High Cost of Discount Pricing.  I love a good fabric bargain, but at the same time I know how important it is to keep our shops in business.  It's a tough thing, but the truth is that if everyone would just buy fabric and notions for one project a couple times a year it would help tremendously!  We love helping our customers and work hard to make sure you are happy with your quilts!   What do you think?  Do you shop with your local store very often?  Why or why not?  I'd love to know.

1 comment:

teachpany said...

I love the store where I get my machines and some fabric. I do try to support them as often as I can, but I also need to watch my budget. And now that I moved, it's 2 1/2 hours away. I would rather go there than any of the other stores closer to me (but still an hour away). I love the fabric colors for your curtains! I hope you have a good extra table to support the fabric weight!