34 x 45 (washed)
22 fabrics - Reel Time by Zen Chic for Moda
cut (8) 3 1/2 " sqs. of 22 fabrics (plus a few extra)
arrange 2 pluses together on design wall, sew rows across
quilting is stippled with color coordinating Aurifil thread
warm & white cotton batting by The Warm Company
I'm beat, I'm bushed (I'm broke) and I think my feet are gone cuz I can't feel them, but pinch pinch . . . did I really get to go to Quilt Market again today? Here's the first post (incase you missed it)
Cotton and Steel is an exciting young company, a division of RJR Fabrics, with an eclectic collection of fabrics for the modern quilter. Here is a link to their fabrics coming out next summer. They have some great decorator canvas.
the combination of the fabrics is just liberating.
KONA has a new color chart.
Below I have my chart (only 3 years old) sitting below, and the new one on top . . . a whole extra page of swatches!
It's so nice to have this color chart. I can match up an actual fabric swatch and know exactly what to order from the lowest bidder on etsy.
HINT HINT > > > Kona GIVEAWAY at end of post.
This was part of Martingale's display (for my daughters and daughters-in-law who have produced me with 5 grandbabies in 2 years!)
Basic X-Blocks has some rulers that make some cool stuff. Watch this video on youtube demonstrating their rulers.
Ella Blue - Australian (fabric) designers for the modern quilter
how cute is this bunting . . .
and this one . . .
love the colors.
Ok. I think I'm loosing it on these Tulip needles (it must be the cute little LINEN colored boxes with some advertiser's opinion of the most succulent colors or something). I've been in the market for some new needles for sewing bindings, and Carrie of Miss Rosie Quilts recommended these on her blog. So, they MUST be it! She recommended the Milliners size 9 or 10 for binding. I like a thin needle, so I'll try the 10.
Riley Blake Designs (this is for you, Benay)
love the circle quilt.
strip skirt on the left, (no double meaning intended :) rick rack, and applique layering . . .
Abbey Lane always has fun new patterns. Her new displays featured some of Cotton and Steel's new fabric coming out next summer.
And finally, I guess I should show you some pictures from The Ruby Jubilee Exhibit in the exhibit hall. I was amazed to learn that none of these were from Joanna S. Rose's collection displayed in NYC several years ago.
wow, look at that one at the top!
I'd like to see that my Kona swatch guide (the old one I'm replacing, but still good) goes to a good home.
I purchased these thick cots several years ago from somewhere. The last 2 are almost worn out, and I can't find where I purchased them.
If you're interested in my Kona book, leave me a comment telling me what you put on your fingers to grip your needle when hand sewing (binding).