I don’t like to fly. Not even a little. But, here I am, high in the sky on my way to Houston for another dose of Quilt Market. At the end of the last market this past spring, I promised myself that I would simplify everything for the next time. I think that I was largely successful, except that it was still extraordinarily stressful getting ready. That is the part I haven’t figured out yet. But, nevertheless, I finished. And here I am, on my way. I can only hope that my arrival in Houston will finally rid me of the lurching feeling in my stomach every time I think about market. I am not sure why I am so nervous (is it excited? I am not sure…) this time.
Along with another round of market comes another batch of patterns. I am super excited about these patterns. It is not only because I love the patterns. I had a lot of fun working with my very own fabric. And everything turned out better that I could have dreamed. Would you like to see? Of course you would!
Drum roll please……
And my personal favorite, Queen of the Party
I have a lot of individual pictures of a lot of crowns, but my memory card is in the overhead bin, and I don’t think I can get to it! I will have to show them to you later. These crowns are SO much fun to make. They fit children to adults and make wonderful gifts for a birthday girl or just a fabulous decoration. The pattern also comes with instructions for the party hat. Can you imagine??? The possibilities for embellishment are ENDLESS. I really wish I could show you some more of the ideas I had….but again…overhead bin.
I also did a quilt for Shannon Fabrics, the maker of some of the softest fabrics on earth. This quilt is called Lucky Stars
It is made entirely from cuddle and minkee. You may remember from an earlier post the tips I gave for working with these kind of fabrics. If you know how, it is really quite simple.
That’s it for the new stuff, but here are some oldies-but-goodies re-made out of Sweet Divinity.
Sassy Squares No. 2
Flowers for my Friend
So, there you go. That is what I have been locked up in my studio making for the last month. I can’t believe I got it all done. Special thanks to all of the people that helped me. I couldn’t do all of this without all of the wonderful people that support me. Thank you!