So I wrote this post yesterday and just now realized that it didn’t actually post…turns out that being tired affects your brain function!! So this post should have went out yesterday, oops!!!! I am excited to finally get to announce my newest fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics, Legacy. This collection is 10 prints in 2 color ways and I couldn’t be happier with it. It called Legacy in tribute to my grandfather, whose legacy has changed my life. In fact part of my booth at Quilt Market has a collage featuring him. As I write this, I am in my hotel in Portland and am getting rested up for a busy day at Quilt Market tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you more of the collection and the booth, which includes this quilt that took for-freaking-ever!! Over the next few days, I will be sharing many more pictures!!!
I can’t believe that in less than 36 hours I will be leaving for Portland, OR to be a part of the International Quilt Market (a trade show for all things quilting related!) It’s been a busy couple of months up to this point, but I feel like everything is coming together and I hope it all turns out just as I envision! It’s going to be a busy, fun weekend!! Schoolhouse After arriving and setting up my very first booth (eekkk!!!) I will be giving a schoolhouse at 4:55 in room A103/104. If you are going to be there, I hope you can make it. I will be debuting my next fabric line with Art Gallery fabrics and sharing the story and inspiration behind the collection. The people who come to my schoolhouse will get the first look at it……..but don’t worry, I will be sharing it on my blog soon after. I am busting with excitement to show you!!! My Booth, #1437 If you are at market, please come by and say hi!! I will have (what I think) is a show-stopping quilt, machine quilting demos
Today’s quilt is a lucky one, because it’s a new pattern by Camille Roskelley called Lucky. For me, the quilting is all about contrast. In the blocks, I used designs that were different in shape and density. In the white portions of the block, I quilted a diamond shape and filled it with dense paisley fill. In contrast, I quilted a serpentine line that was less dense and less angular in the colorful parts of the blocks. I think it helps emphasize the shape of the block itself. Although, I personally don’t think you can have too many different quilting designs on a quilt, I do like to have at least one design that repeats through the quilt. It’s like the chorus of a song…..the repetition helps pull it all together. So I took the serpentine shape that I quilted in the blocks and repeated it in the sashing of the quilt. But I tweaked it just a bit for the sashing pieces that were on the outside of the quilt. I wanted just a little bit of a different look….so I echoed the s
It’s crunch time here at my studio….Quilt Market is next week and I am frantically trying to finish up customer’s quilts as well finish all the details for my booth. If you are at market, I hope you will stop by my booth, 1437, and say hi! I have some fun, interactive stuff planned that I think you would like. When we get just a little closer to market, I will tell you all about it!!!! Once market hits, I will have some fun quilts to share with you. I have been busy, busy. Camille Roskelley already announced her new patterns, so I can show you two of the quilts that I did for her. I will be blogging all about these in the next few days! I quilted the quilt made with her “Lucky” pattern: And also her “Niner” quilt: I took a bunch of pictures of these and can’t wait to share them with you!! I am also putting together a follow up blog post for the Make It Right Challenge. We are a few weeks into it and I would love to put up some “sneak peek” pictur
Wow, time is just speeding up as the days seem to roll by faster and faster! It’s that time of year again…..you know, the time of year where I seem to fall of the face of the planet…..Quilt Market time! Every year around this time, I work on quilts for some of my favorite customers. But since I seem to think I am not busy enough, this year I am having a booth as well. I am going to be introducing my second collection with Art Gallery Fabrics! So that means, I have a bunch of fun stuff that I am dying to show you, but can’t. So I will have to just tease you with some pictures that I posted on Instagram. This feathery quilt will be in Tula Pink’s booth at Quilt Market and is, I feel, one of my best quilting jobs to date. I hope you will agree with me when you see the whole quilt. For my booth, I am busy working on a quilt that will be the focal point. It’s taking forever, but I think it’s going to turn out great and the best thing is, I get to keep it! And another f