Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quiltmakers Blog Tour
 Even though I am frantically working to get ready for Quilt Market,  I thought I had better post something about Quiltmaker's "100 Blocks volume 2" "100 Blocks volume 2".  Many of you know about this great publication started last year, and many of you even had blocks featured.  Volume 2 will hit the newsstands around November 16th, 2010.  So be on the lookout!  I was fortunate enough to have a block featured in the book.  It will be exciting to see the finished product.

To compliment the arrival of the 100 Blocks book, Quiltmaker's is sponsoring their "100 Block Blog Tour" which runs from November 8th - 12th.  For more information, just click on the link above.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quilt Market

I wanted to show a quick peak of some quilts I am working on for market. This one I designed from Isabella from Lila Tueller's new line with Riley Blake Designs. The fabric and colors are really beautiful.

Lila has such a great eye for color and detail. Her work is really beautiful. What makes her even better is that she is a really a fun person and I love working with her.

This fabric line is called Enchanted Garden and is designed by Samantha Walker who is another local artist.

Samantha is also really fun and I enjoy working with her too. I designed this quilt using a butterfly image which is similar to the main print. Chris did a fabulous job of making these quilts look beautiful. Her handwork is perfection. The colors in this collection are vibrant and fun and will make beautiful quilts and clothing.

This line of fabric is called Quite Contrary and is designed by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs. We love working with My Mind's Eye also. Their designs are always great!

It's hard to see but there are really cute strawberries on one of the prints. Riley Blake Designs has some crocheted strawberries that go with this line and they are adorable.

Market is just around the corner but as I finish projects I'll try to show you the fun things we will be taking to market this fall in Houston. That is next week. I better get back to work!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Dog Kennel Quilt Group

I always love to see quilts made from Riley Blake Designs fabric. This was All Star and who ever did this quilt did a fabulous job with their colors. This was an outdoor quilt show by the Dog Kennel Quilt Group. I had some friends invite me so I ducked out for a quick look to see what they had. Next year I will make more time to stay for lunch and their trunk show.

The embroidery work on this quilt caught my eye. Look at those cute snowmen scenes. I think it is just adorable. The black and white stripe border with the red stop border highlights all the great handwork in the center of this quilt.

Look how cute and festive this quilt is. You could name all those stockings after your children and grandchildren. The stockings are raw edge sewn which creates a fun texture for this quilt.

This quilt is a panel in the middle with the cute blocks as a border and the colors just sing fall is in the air. Again there is a cute stripe border.

Another very simple block with great fall colors. I love the scrappy border.

This quilt has been around forever and every time I see it I love it. I might have to make this quilt one day.

Look at all these cute projects. Don't they make you want to sew all day.

I spied another Riley Blake Designs fabric. This is Boo to You! 10" Squares placed on the diagonal creating this wonderful color arrangement of  black, green and orange.

To my friends Janene and Margaret this was the beginning of the Catty Quilters. They wondered how they could make a quilt group and we decided right there and then in the Dog Kennel Quilt Groups yard that they could be the Catty Quilters. Anyone who doesn't show up to quilt group will be talked about. This is an inside joke of course and only those who were there would understand. I will post later on the Catty Quilter Groups retreat that they just had.

1930's quilts were just displayed in the beautiful sunshine. It was a pleasure to walk through the yard and see everything that was displayed.

The beautiful pinks, browns and aquas set this quilt apart. The long arm quilting on it was beautiful.

What can I say about cherries. You can never have enough. I think the colors and design are just charming in this quilt.

More quilts. Looks like this was a group effort. One pattern and many different variations.

I love stars. Stars are always a classic block that I love year after year. I love the snappiness of these quilts. It gives them a real charm.

More and more quilts.

The fences were lined with these beautiful quilts. I only took pictures of about a third of them.

How clever is this. You can even display quilts around a trampoline. This really is what it will be like in quilting heaven.

Just Sew from Highland had a little table with some items they were selling. They had a really cute display.

As I was headed out from quilting heaven I spied this red and white quilt. It was the icing on the cake for me. I love it. Classy, clean and visually stunning with the red and white contrast.

I apologize for being slow to post this month. I am busy getting ready for quilt market. There is barely breathing room. I will post when I come up for breath.