Thursday, May 31, 2012

Post Market


Here's a peek at our booth from Spring Quilt Market. Each quilt in our booth will be in our new quilt book, In the Meadow. Our book will be available in a couple of weeks. The fabric used in the quilts is from our Meadow line which is at quilt shops now.

I love Barb's butterfly quilt. She used a fusible product to attach the butterflies and then sewed the butterflies in place with the zigzag stitch on her machine. It was the first time she used this technique and she said it only took 20 hours to make this quilt. After Barb told her story, many shop owners replied, "Welcome to the 21st century!" (Barb and I are always glad to be welcomed into the current century!)


Actually we were surprised how well the fusible product worked. You really can't tell they aren't appliqued by hand unless you get really close. Barb added several flower blocks to the top just to mix things up a bit.

In the background of the photo above you can see Barb's newest bird quilt. This quilt is made from 6 bird blocks which are repeated and reversed to make up this flock. These large shapes are easy to applique.

"Cosmos in the Meadow" is the quilt hanging over the door in the back of the booth. The low contrast of the prints chosen almost makes the pattern hard to discern in some of the blocks. Many times when you have a pattern that repeats you only have to look at one or two blocks to recognize the entire design. For example, the pattern of the quilt over the fireplace is easily identified. "Cosmos in the Meadow" makes the eye look over the entire quilt longer to see the pattern.

On the floor is a peak of our new hooked rug pattern....it's also in the book.


Deb Roberts, the owner of The Quilted Moose in Gretna, Nebraska brought "Midnight Silhouette" to show. Her shop took the pattern and made the quilt at 50%. It's so sweet!

For the movie version go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbc1g0fYOyE
You can tell how nervous the movie process makes me....get a load of the year I give for quilt market! (Also look at Barb's reaction. She didn't even correct me!)

Until later!

Alma