Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Bit of Christmas!

The shop was decorated with the assistance of Mr. Hideout!

Yesterday was a terrific day at Cordova Quilters' Hideout!  Owner and QBee Lila hosted a Christmas Party!  The shop was filled with new fabric, Christmas treats and ... lots of samples!  Yep, it felt like the Holidays!

She showcased two different holiday fabric lines.  The pillow on the left is made with Merry Medley by Sandy Gervais.  The star quilt is Blitzen by Basic Grey.  Both are from Moda Fabrics.  Both fabric lines are beautiful and very different from one another.  I love that!
Lila made the star quilt using a jelly roll and Valerie made this paper pieced wall hanging from yardage.  Both patterns come from McCall's Quilting Magazine, the Nov/Dec 2011 issue.  I love how they came together ... just beautiful!
The quilt on the right is called Sunday Picnic and comes from the book, Living Large by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures.  It uses a layercake ... gosh, I love patterns that use precuts.
Two table toppers in Blitzen ... both made by QBee Terry!  The top pattern is Afternoon Delight, by Nicole Chambers Kaya of Tiger Lily Press.  The lower one is Sprinkles by Sherri Falls of This and That fame!
Remember this tease concerning a 007 project I was working on?
Here it is finished!  It is a pattern called "How Many Days?" by Sam Sarah Design Studio.  It works as an Advent Calendar.  A different applique' square is added each day as Christmas approaches!  I found the pattern last year and couldn't wait to make it!  I'm thrilled with the results and can imagine the fun a child would have rearranging and adding the blocks!
 The Merry Medley line features a printed panel.  QBee Valerie made up this sample.  The pattern is designed by Sandy Gervais to go with the fabric line.  Valerie was impressed with how quickly it went together, yet has a powerful impact!  Gotta love those kinds of projects! ;-)
The motif in the center of the stars on each placemat are also from the same panel!  I know!  How great is that!  One large wall quilt and eight placemats all from one panel!  Another pattern by Sandy Gervais made by QBee Val!
Love this sweet pillow ... yep, the season is upon us!  Made by Lila with another Sandy Gervais pattern.
Here is the Advent Calendar in Merry Medley ... deliberately unfinished!  I will be teaching a class using this pattern, and needed a sample to demonstrate with.  I loved making two of these for a total of 50 ornaments ... but a third one would have been too much Christmas ... even for me!
Mr. Hideout has been busy too!  He has been the Christmas Elf responsible for ...
... making all these beautiful quilt racks.  You can bet we will be sending our husbands in to check them out before the holidays arrive!  One of the racks were given away in a drawing yesterday!  And ... a very lucky QBee won it!  It went to a home with many quilts!  Just makes me sew happy!
Hot cider ... Christmas cookies ... fudge ... holiday music ... it all added to the Christmas spirit that was alive and well at the Hideout yesterday!  So inspiring to see others enjoy the samples and pull together their own holiday projects.
Here Lila is assisting my youngest QBee, Amelia (age 2) as she picked out fabric for a snuggle blanket.  She could name all the animals in the wildlife print and chose it because it has a large Horned Owl on it.  She is an Alaskan girl in every way!  Too stinkin' cute!
QBee Terry and the tree with door prizes!
What a wonderful and inspiring way to spend a dillydally day!
Do what you love. Happy Holidays!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally



  1. so much fun! someday I need to get myself to Cordova!

  2. Wow. Thanks for sharing. I found myself saying...OOH I want to make that over and over. Christmas is ALWAYS full of goodness! Can't believe that it is just weeks away.
    I am going to be following along:) Looking forward to getting to know you I'll be dilly dallying in Iowa :)right along with you. Janita

  3. You are getting me in the mood for some Christmas projects. I would love to come to Cordova and visit all of you and see the shop. You are pretty close to Santa up there. The littlest Qbee, Amelia, is just too sweet!