Saturday, April 28, 2012

To Market To Market

It has been a busy week of sewing around here and what a relief on Thursday to head to Fedex with 4 finished quilts!!

One in a box to Michael Miller Fabrics 
using a new version of Pretty Bird Fabrics for Christmas!

Bright and cheerful birds surrounded by Christmas gifts!!
And a clever backing - lining 2 fabrics up for a positive negative match!

And then a box to Westminster Fibers
with three quilts!!

First up - Scrappy Hexagon - featuring fabrics from two new
fabric lines for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Made the easy way with half hexagons - a row at a time.

Gotta' love the machine quilting - showing beautifully on the back -
a beaded curtain design!  Love it!

Next is a quilt made with a new Christmas line
 by Tina Givens for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Cut and pieced to look like Christmas Presents - 
fabrics in a true Tina Givens style.

And machine quilted in gold metallic thread using a jingle bells design!
A real hit, indeed!

And last, but not least, a quilt featuring a reprint of Amy Butler's original fabric line - Gypsy Caravan - in a quilt design originally made for another fabric line -
a free downloadable pattern at Amy Butler Designs.

Great color combinations and retro leaf quilting designs.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Heaven and Helsinki

Patty Young has a bright new line for Michael Miller Fabrics - 
Heaven and Helsinki.
I am sure there is a story behind these designs 
so head over to Mod Kid Designs Blog to read all about it!

There are two color ways and this is the one I received last Friday - 

There are some great prints here for quilting 
but I struggled a little with what direction to take.  
My former quilt shop owner mind came up with this one for a quick project.

Take a close look at the eye candy prints and I have machine quilted - following the fabric design in most of the fabrics.  What a great way to practice machine quilting and end up with a beautiful quilt!!!

I had to figure out a way to use those sweet buildings so.....

here is the village green!  I had fun quilting the orange peel design in the center square.  I just drew it on a piece of press n seal and placed it on the center of the quilt.  It's bright and fun - don't you think??

Monday, April 2, 2012

LA International Textile Show

Westminster Fibers shared some photos taken of their booth at the recent International Textile Show in Los Angeles.

My piece featuring 100+ fabrics from their Essentials Line 
worked out superb to show of the goods!

On to the next project!!