First…thanks so much to everyone who completed a Paganini quilt top for our parade; to see the list of winners and prizes, go here.
I was able to do some sewing for International Quilt Market this fall and would like to share some of the projects I’ve had to keep “under wraps” for awhile! I made 4 quilts and 2 bags for the Fig Tree and Company booth…and the only pictures I managed to take before sending them off are the two above. Luckily, I had a friend send me some great pictures of Joanna’s booth–and her pictures captured all of my projects!
The quilt hanging on the wall and the two versions on the table are the three different versions of Joanna’s new pattern “Nooks and Crannies.” I made the version on the wall with Buttercup and the version in the front on the table using Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This is a really fun, easy pattern to work with and would be cute in novelty fabrics for a child’s room. You can find this pattern here.
I was also able to sew two versions of “Petit Fours,” the beautiful basket quilt above on the wall in Buttercup and the stunning red and green version in the front (the red and green quilt was made with a variety of reds and greens from past Fig Tree collections). I love basket quilts, and this is now my favorite basket quilt pattern. You know you love a pattern when you’ve made two and are already planning to make a third. You can find this pattern here. Joanna has some gorgeous close-up photos of this quilt on her recent blog post, “Home from Quilt Market.” The Buttercup version was a less than 48-hour project for me…but I really have to give kudos to my husband who handled everything at home so I could get it finished in time for market!
Also in this photo you can see three bags hanging on the wall at the left. This is Joanna’s new bag pattern, “About Town Bag.” It might just be my new favorite bag. The size is great, the pattern is wonderful, and the results are so professional; plus, it’s super easy and fast to construct–I made both of these bags one Saturday evening!
I have one more quilt market project to share…my quilt with Central Park for Kate Spain’s booth…I’ll share that soon!
One more thing…I got to spend the most amazing day yesterday sewing in Nedra’s beautiful sewing room with Lori of Bee in my Bonnet and Jodi of Pleasant Home–it was so much fun sewing and chatting with these two extremely talented and inspiring women! I even got to see Lori’s story board for her new line from Riley Blake, Sew Cherry—which is one amazing fabric collection (you can see it here)!
I’m hoping to get some ongoing projects finished up soon and really start working on my Christmas projects–how did it get to be the first week of November already?! Have a wonderful weekend!
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