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Shades of the Past Quilt Shop

 
Can you believe we are entering another season?  In spite of everything that 2020 has brought, its hard to believe in a few months we will be turning the calendar to a new year!!  We can only hope that the new year brings back "life as we knew it" and not continuing to try to teach us a "new normal"!!

As I change out this portion of our website today, October 20th, I am sitting looking at what I usually find as beauty and tranquility at its finest - snow laying in the trees.  Today, however, on October 20th, I am struggling to find the beauty in the snow!!  I have pumpkins sitting outside on the porch that deserve to have their "time" yet before we settle in for the winter.  We are going to need a LOT of fabric and projects to keep us busy if winter is truly arriving today!!  

KEEP THE FAITH!!!  HAPPY SEWING!!!!!!


WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE 2020 "INTO THE WOODS"
"CABIN COUNTRY"
Our 2020 wooly block is a reflection of our love for the peace and quite a cozy cabin in the country brings us in the winter season.  Although we have no bear in our neck of the woods in west central Minnesota, we certainly enjoy cardinals feeding in the winter snow!!  We hope you enjoy our block and the blocks designed by various shops across the United States!!

Pattern downloads will begin on October 1st.  Our designated "free download" days will be Novemvber 8th & 9th.  You can purchase the pattern prior to those dates or after those dates for $5.00.  To purchase a kit , click on the link below.  Kits are $16.99 which includes wools, & paper pattern.
Finished block measures 8 x 8 inches.  
We attached our block to a pillow using buttons
(buttons and pillow are NOT included in kit) for display.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN DOWNLOAD
CLICK HERE FOR THE "CABIN COUNTRY KIT"


We are SO excited that our "Rays of Hope" Is one of the projects in the December issue of American Patchwork Quilting.  One of our old antique quilts was the inspiration behind the quilt design and can also be seen in the magazine.  We used Jen Kingwell's line "Fine and Sunny" to create a easy to piece together Dresden plate.  This grouping of fabric works very well to give you a "pieced look" by just using the fabric yardage and fussy cutting it.
Quilt finished size is approximately 48 x 48 inches.  


CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE FABRIC BUNDLE FOR THE QUILT TOP

What's New


Introducing our newest project  "Cotswald Circle" Pattern includes either the star background (left) or the circle background (right) and six patterns for the inner circles that can be changed for the season or occasion.  Inner circles measure approximately 5 inches in diameter.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE PATTERN

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE KITS
QUICK & EASY PANEL PROJECTS
These quick to piece and easy to quilt projects will give your home a rustic fall feeling. 
Panel is "Welcome Home" by Benartex.


Click here to order the pattern, the kits , or a panel
Introducing "Mary Jane" - our latest Candy (mini charm) pattern.
This little Dresdan is sure to become a favorite in your miniature collection!!
Project requires (1) Mini Charm pack and 3/8 yard of fabric.   
Finished project measures 8 x 20 inches

This would be a great project for giving this upcoming Christmas season!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER 


Featured Products

Acorns & Vines is our brand new fall wool applique pattern which combines my love of wool applique and embroidery into a soon to be fall favorite!!

Kits include precut leaves, wool background, pattern, and felt backing.  Thread is NOT included in the kit.
Cost $28.99 

Click here to order 

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We are happy you are visiting us on our website and hope you find this shopping experience enjoyable! .  Sit back, grab a glass of wine, relax and browse!!