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Pattern Showcase #2

This is one of those patterns that I seem to come back to again and again. It was directly inspired by a vintage version that fell in love with at first sight. I first introduced it as one of the feature patterns in our Fresh Vintage series several years ago. That issue sold out so quickly that we made it into a stand alone Fig Tree pattern soon after.,  Then recently I thought it was time to revise it once again, make it out of all new fabrics, new directions and diagrams and add a little something. So Prairie Sweets Revisited was born.   …. this brand new version made from a combination of Fresh Cottons and Breakfast at Tiffany's collections. …. I just love how these blocks are so simple, so graphic and so basic to construct. … a few subtle cream backgrounds add another dimension…

Home From Quilt Market

I'm home. Which means that I am officially on couch vacation for at least another day or maybe two. This is my favorite place to be after I return from Quilt Market– for those of you who have been following me for a long time you might remember that it is specifically the left corner of my couch LOL!! I don't move from it for a few days and can only accomplish what I can do from there. Which believe it or not, is quite a lot given them my entire life is on my laptop and iphone these days. Let's just say that we eat a lot of takeout the week following Market. But in case you are just a little bit worried, the office staff are sending out your orders like crazy so even though i look like a bump on…

Market Day #2

  Market Day #2 is done and we are watching the World Series in the Lobby Bar. Let me explain. After a full day of selling, talking, business appointments, schmoozing [such an official term I know] and generally "moving and grooving" [what does that mean exactly anyway?] we have finally taken off our shoes… literally…, put up our hair and are sitting down. Believe me, the term "sitting down" has a whole new meaning when you have been standing up in dress clothes and high heels for 10 hours. I know, I know, life is so hard here at Market. I am not complaining. Much. Business was great today. We only have a very few catalogs left so if you are a store and haven't come by yet, you might want to in the morning because I can tell that we will…

Quilt Market: Day 1

Hello Everyone! First day of Market is all done and we have just wrapped up the biannual MODA party!  It was the most fun we have had in a long time. MODA hosted the party at the Minute Maid Ballpark here in Houston and as always they went all out on all accounts. Great venue change! Its conveniently located 2 blocks from the convention center where Quilt Market is hosted so it couldn't be a more perfect location. Amazing Texas BBQ, good friends including MODA reps, designers, customers and mill reps and a really fun country western/old rock band made for a wonderful evening full of dancing.  Day 1 of Market was fabulous and the new line, Buttercup, has been wonderfully received by our customers. The brand new patterns are flying off the racks and at this point I couldn't even tell you…

Fresh Vintage is here again!

  I'm popping out of my little hole [sounds kinda like GroundHog day, doesn't it?] to let you know that our latest Fresh Vintage issue has started to ship out! Finally. Its a great issue chalk full of fun stuff. All auto shipments have gone out already [along with your free pattern!] so expect yours anytime.  The main project is such a great, simple quilt and although I know my friend Camille makes fun of me every time I say that something is simple, this really is! All you need is 2 charm packs of your favorite collection [hint, hint: Breakfast at Tiffany's has just hit the stores and is available everywhere right not!], some cream background and an alternate fabric…. That's it! Now how can you go wrong I ask you?   October Ties And if…

Fresh Vintage #16 has hit the stores!

Our latest edition of Fresh Vintage went out last week! Halleluiah! Why halleluiah you might ask? Well, because its a quarterly pattern series that we do and this one was supposed to be the "MAY/JUNE" edition and it went out in the middle of July instead….  I can come up with some good excuses, I really can. One of them starts with Paris and ends with the Russian River, another one of them starts with Ben and ends with Ella, another one starts with my latest fabric collection designs and ends with a few new patterns in the works… Dresden Fancy Anyway, this issue is chalk full of goodies, starting with a Dresden Plate quilt, "DRESDEN FANCY". For those of you who are not seasoned or traditional quilters, a Dresden Plate block is one of those old traditional blocks that every quilter…

Introduction #8

Bessie. Clover. Butch. It seems the name options were endless as were the options of what kind of animal this really was. Designed as a baby cow. Thought by many to be a pig. Voted to be a baby bear by more than several. Termed "breakfast meats" by my hub… I know, not so funny to me but hysterical to most of the guys he says it to!!  …this is Bessie. Made out of the butter yellow Snuggle™ fabric by MODA. All of colors of Snuggles™ used here were new fresh colors released with our Whimsy collection of fabric.  These are the newest 3 additions to our family. Bessie has been completely co- opted by my daughter. The other two, well… the boys would never admit it out loud or in public, but secretly they keep asking me when they are coming back…

Introduction #7

Back to Introductions today… are you tired of these yet? Sometime I wish you could talk right back to me so i knew what you were thinking… but I guess that's what twitter is for. By the way, are you on twitter? Its kinda fun, on the days when you have time to play with it. Just saying. Anyway,  this is my favorite jelly roll pattern in a long time. Something about it. Its simple. Its classic and so far, I love it in any color combination I have seen it in.  Actually it doesn't even use the whole jelly roll, can you believe that? Just 30 strips if I am remembering my math correctly…. … this is the cover shot of Jelly Parfait. Made from Fresh Cottons with a cream background and a very light sashing strip. Almost completely blends…