Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Contest time!

Hey there and good morning!!  You know since I was so busy getting ready for Spring Market, I failed to do any contests for quit a while. 
So here's the contest. 
You all know how much I love Steam-a-Seam fusible webbing, right??? 
 I'm going to give a way  a dual pack of
one regular and one lite.
   There will be 2 winners.
each winer will get  a dual pack

Here's how it's going to work.  You leave a comment on my blog about how much you love to use Steam-a-Seam and
what you would make with it.
If you have never used it, comment on how much you want to try it.  You can be funny and creative on your comments.  You must to a follower to win.  If you are not, become a follower.
This contest will go until Saturday night.  Don't wait and miss out.
Remember there are going to be TWO winners.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Last of the new patterns .... for now

The last 3 newest patterns are here.  See what you think of these.

is jelly roll friendly but also written for yardage.  Very fast and simple quilt to make.
Finished quilt measures 48" x 68"

Next up for show is
Measure 56" x 66"
The pattern cover shows two different color ways.

is last on the list today
Great basic blocks turn into a pretty table topper, baby quilt or wall hanging, your choice
Finished quilt is 48" x 48"

New Seasonal Skinnies

The latest  Seasonal Skinnies patterns

I went a little crazy with these and added a few extra blings, more buttons and more trim, more images.  It was so much fun to do designing and making these. 
 I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Which one is your favorite???

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Block of the Month - New Patterns

Here they are!!!  I'm so excited to finally show you all the new releases from Spring Market
I know that you saw them in my booth pix, but  not the official pattern.  So here are all the new ones.

Three new Block of the Month patterns
You get all three quilts (wall, table and mini) in one pattern
I of course used fusible web applique. Steam-a-Seam by The Warm Company
Below lists all the measurements for each quilt

Spring Morning Wall quilt  52" x 62"
Table runner 14" x 40"
Mini quilt 12" x 14"
Summer Days wall quilt  52" x 56"
table runner 12" x 36"
Mini quilt 12" x 14"
Autumn Evening wall quilt 52" x 62"
table runner 14" x 58"
mini quilt 12" x 14"
These are written so shops can do a block of the month, but if you are like me, I would get it all done in a few days.  (smile).  Tell me what you think......

I will be posting the rest in the next couple of days.  I'm also going to be doing some contests with give-a-ways, don't miss out.  Tell your friends and be sure to be a follower if you're not already.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May the Force be with you...

OK,  is this fun or what!?  I got to meet Darth Vader at quilt market.  Kind of weird that I'm taller then he is.  He looks a lot taller in the movie. (smile).  Camelot Designs is releasing a new Star Wars fabric line, very cool.  Since my family and I are hugs Star Wars fans I can't wait to get my hands on some fabric.  Keep posted for my new patterns to be posted.  Until then have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

International Quilt Market Spring 2012

Hi!!! I'm back from market, dead tired and happy. We had a GREAT time.
Here are the photos, so sit back and enjoy

Look who I ran into THE  Eleanor Burns - It was awesome!! Super sweet lady with tons of energy
 I met her while waiting in line at Sample Spree.

Speaking of Sample Spree....this is what the line looked like.  See the end where the tiny white and black verticals lines are?  Well that's the start of the line to get into Sample Spree. 

Now look as far as you can see...that is the end of the line.  So we were about in the middle.  Met some fun gals to chat with, so waiting went quick.   We only waited in line for a little over an hour

Look who else I got to meet.....  Nancy Halverson of Art to Heart.  I have always loved her designs and fabric, so meeting her was a thrill. 

OK here's my booth.   

  Showing all the new Skinnies (four new patterns) My new Block of the Month patterns, three of those and 3 other everyday quilts.

Here's me and Brandy the start of the first day.  I couldn't have done Quilt Market without her.

If you ever go to Kansas City, MO and are in the downtown area, you have to stop in at the
Cosentino's Market.  What a gold mine of a find.
Fresh fruit and veggies
Great salad bars, breakfast bar, and don't forget the bakery.  I think I was drooling
Very nice market in the middle of downtown and a nice walking distance from our hotel.  So we got a good walk every morning going down to get breakfast and treats for the day.

The Power and Light District, great place to find all sorts of nice restaurant too.

Back for a few booths
Here's Brandy visiting Sharon at the Crazy Old Ladies " Geared for Guys" both.  Great quilts!
Brandy with Machelle with "Moose on the Porch"

And here's Brandy with Emily of Crazy Old Ladies, showing her newest fabric line
"Shore Thing" by Micheal Miller.

One of the biggest highlights for me this market, was meeting  these two AWESOME ladies!!!
Barbara and Mary of "Me and My Sister"

They are the sweetest gals. I was completely star-struck!!!  I  LOVE all their fabric lines, so one of my new patterns "Confetti",which you see on the bed in front, was out of the fabric line "Twirl".  It was sooooo cool to meet them in person and have them sign the back of my quilt.

All in all a great market, meeting so many new people, running into customers and making lots of new friends.  I love the quilting world!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

As promised

Here's a couple of close ups of the new quilts that will be released next week.  These are part of the Block of the Month series.  Of course you don't have to do them as a block of the month.  I personally would have a hard time waiting to get them finished, I would want to do them all at once.  I'm very excited about all 10 of the new quilts that will be released next week.  Yes, 10!!! 
Summer Days

Autumn Evening

Spring Morning

Next sneak peek will be on Friday, I'll show you some of the new Skinnies.  I will post all the quilts right after market.   Everything is almost done.  There are just a few things left to do, which I can't believe I leave in a week!  Until next time... Happy sewing!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Got Paper???

Well, I have plenty. 

and this is only 1 1/2 patterns.  Yep, that's what I've been working on these last couple of weeks.  We are in the printing process now for a couple of the patterns.  By the end of this week I
 hope to have all patterns written and the coping done.  Keep your fingers crossed!!!

I'll show you a sneak peek of some of the new quilts coming soon. 
Stay posted and have a great Friday

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Geared for Guys

You don't want to miss this book by Crazy Old Ladies, Emily Herrick!!! 
Geared for Guys is awesome. 
 I have seen all quilts and they are just fabulous.  There's a quilt for every guy in your life.  There are 8 quilts to choose from plus a great section of fabric selection, color theory and design elements.  Totally worth it for the great quilts and extra knowledge that Emily is passing on.  

Pre-orders are available here   http://www.etsy.com/people/crazyoldladies on her Etsy shop.

Hop on over to  http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/ on Friday to see what she has.