Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Red Hot Summer!

I don't know about your part of the country, but it's definitely HOT and HUMID here in Arkansas! So I'm staying cool by staying inside my nice, air-conditioned shop listing lots of new fabrics.

The color, red, is one of my favorite colors. Red and white makes me think of summer picnics, a beach cottage and Fourth of July. It makes me happy:) And, I just listed some wonderful, new red and white fabrics from the Sketchbook collection by P & B Textiles. These fabrics are listed in my Sale section at a price that will make you happy:) And, if you're wanting some ideas about what to make, check out the BEAUTIFUL Red and White Coin Quilt that Rita from Red Pepper Quilts just finished and posted on her blog.

So grab a glass of cold lemonade and enjoy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spring Market 2010 Continued

The Moda booth completely brought out the child in me with their 2 HUGE dollhouses.

Here's a miniature version. Some of you might have had one of these when you were a young girl.

The box insets were so creative with their paper cut-outs.

Each of the designer's booths were designed like a room in the dollhouse. One of my favorites was Sandy Klop's booth from American Jane. Sandy's Noah's Ark quilt is a Block of the Month quilt named Ticket for Two. It was fabulous and would be wonderful to make for a child, or in my case grandchild, or maybe for the child in you! This pattern was made with Sandy's new fabric line, Punctuation, that will be arriving in the shop sometime in August.

I fell in love with these adorable elephants. Sandy said she was able to get them at Ikea. Of course, she dressed them. She said they weren't the easiest things to dress. They fit in so well with her booth theme. I may just have to make a trip to Ikea when I go to visit my daughter soon!

Here is Sandy Gervais' booth previewing her new, fun fabric called Lollipop. There is a panel that measures 24"x44" in this collection with every delightful critter than you can imagine. Be watching for this to arrive in my shop in October.

New to Moda is Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs with her precious nursery line, Lily & Will. The fabrics are in those sweet baby colors of blue, pink and brown Her booth won Best Double Booth design. This will be in my shop in October.

Also, new to Moda are Bonnie & Camille with Bliss. The colors are wonderful, and even though it's not a Christmas fabric, I think it would make great Christmas decor. It will be coming in the shop in September just in time to get an early start on those Christmas projects you may be thinking about.

Okay, can you tell how much fun I had at all the Moda booths?? I hope you have, also. There will be more fabric from other Moda designers coming to the shop that I hope to show you soon.

Now, so that you don't think that I just purchased fabric (lots and lots of fabric), here are a couple of new pattern designs that I just recently got in the shop that I know you'll enjoy.

This first pattern, Little Monsters, is by Kellie Wulfson for Don't Look Now. She is a Melbourne, Australia designer who was new to Quilt Market this year. There are even bonus pillow patterns with this "monsterously" delightful quilt pattern.

I also got in the shop the easiest dress patterns to sew that you can imagine by Barbara Brunson for Vanilla House Designs. These super easy dresses make up quickly with no set-in sleeves and clever neck facings. The sizes are 2 to 8.

There were many other designer booths to talk about, but I'm just about as tired now as I was at Quilt Market! I hope I've peeked your interest in all the wonderful new fabrics that will be arriving soon.

Be sure and stop by my shop and take a look.

I'll be sure to leave the light on.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring Quilt Market 2010

We stood in line for 2 hours to get into the Sample Spree on Thursday night. Some people had waited for 4 hours!

The Spring Spree was more of a frenzy than the Fall Spree in Houston, needless to say! I was so glad I had Mr. T along to carry all the bundles that I grabbed, especially at the Moda table. Sorry I don't have pictures of this wild escapade, but I do have a picture of the stash I was able to carry away (or should I say Mr. T was able to carry away).

The Michael Miller Booth won in the Best Multiple Booth category with their romantic white on white theme, as they presented their new Antiquity collection.

I really loved the Pillow & Maxfield booth. It was so enjoyable visiting with Valerie and Anne about their new full-time job as fabric designers and their new Pretty Bird collection. Be watching for it in my shop.

The birdhouses are made from hobby store birdhouses and decoupaged with the Pretty Bird fabric.

Sandi Henderson debuts her Meadowsweet 2 for Michael Miller. Her new colorways will mix in so well with many of her fabrics from the first collection of Meadowsweet. She also came out with her new book, Sewing Bits & Pieces with 34 projects using fabric scraps.

Here are those wonderful chairs that were such a hit in Sandi's booth at the Houston Fall 2009 Market.

Patty Young came out with a sweet new collection called Playdate. She has also introduced a new line of knit fabrics with Michael Miller.

Stay tuned for Part 2 with more Quilt Market news.

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