Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quilt Market Post #1... A Kaffe Lover's Delight

Hello Everyone,

I arrived in Houston on Thursday with my friend Pam and we have been going non-stop upon arrival!

Yesterday, was spent podcasting (new episodes with special quilty guests available soon) and going to schoolhouse and sample spree.

One of my most favorite schoolhouses was spent with Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, and Liza Lucy. So rather that talk more about it, I thought I would share a ton of photos that I took...

Yellow floral quilt, seen above, just gorgeous. Wanda, this one is for you! Many of the quilts that you will see here can be found in his latest book Quilts en Provence. You can find the book here...

Lightning streak quilt was a beauty.

Right now the name of this quilt escapes me, but it was made by Liza Lucy. Just gorgeous!

Sorry this is a little out of order, but here is Kaffe in the Westminster booth working on a needlepoint. The quilt behind him is also in the book. But don't you love that rug.

New ribbons made from Kaffe and Brandon's fabric. Aren't they luscious?

Back to schoolhouse... Brandon made this cute little quilt from lots of his fabric and Kaffe's pencil fabric.

Kaffe and Brandon holding Kim Mclean's Lollipop trees.

And don't you just love these mitered stripes. They are all new colorways in his stripes. I will be ordering these first thing in the morning for the shop!

Another Brandon Mably quilt.

Liza cashing people out, but the quilts behind just sing.

Kaffe and Brandon speaking with customers.

Loving those stripes again.


Wow, look at the size of that paperweight fabric!! Oops, it is a rug, cool isn't it? I just really wanted to take this home with me.

New fabric line for Kaffe, due into my shop first thing in December.

Needlepoint that Kaffe was working on in his chair.

I hope you enjoyed some of my first day at market. Stay tuned more to come!

Until Next Time....


Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival Fall 2010 Edition

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and my picks for this fall festival!! Thank you, Amy for sponsoring this fabulous event once again.

So here we go...

This is probably my most favorite quilt that I completed this year for several reasons. I was able to use up lots of my stash.

The pattern that I based this on is from Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Fun Quilts. It is definitely a little more modern than traditional.

The quilting I did was very generic and modern. The fabric used included lots of Kaffes, which you know I love! And it also has Kona Cotton Windsor, just perfect for...

This wonderful little boy's room!

I created it especially for my nephew who specifically asked his mom, "When is Aunt Jackie going to make me a quilt for my bed?" He really loved it as his birthday present and I loved making it and giving it to him.

This quilt had that special kind of love that goes into making a quilt.

But I couldn't stop at one quilt...

This is my second favorite of the year, but for a totally different reason. This quilt is called Pop Squares. It is the first quilt that I designed, pieced, and quilted for Quick Quilts Magazine! Yes, it is my first published design.

Here it is in the magazine. Both the magazine and the kit for the quilt can be found on my website by clicking here.

I hope you enjoyed my two favorite quilts for this year!! Don't forget to back and check in for Quilt Market reports. Also, make sure you check in with Amy for all the other wonderful quilts!!

Oh, one more thing... Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a fat quarter pack of silk!! Just click here.

Until Next Time..


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Silk Giveaway.... Times 2!!

Hello Everyone,

Over the past few weeks you have been reading about my love affair with silks. My friend Victoria, of Bumble Beans, Inc. and I are just beside ourselves and can't wait to play with them.

But we thought that maybe some of our faithful readers would like to play with them too!!

So, do you like these? Aren't the dupioni's beautiful?

A beautiful yellow, orange, pink, aqua, and gray.

Tons of loveliness! I would like to share these colors with you. But first, a break for station identification...

Episode 18 of my podcast is out and ready for your listening pleasure by clicking here or downloading it from iTunes (for free). This one is a keeper, it is all about getting ready for Quilt Market and what to expect. A sort of sneak peek. I am packing today and heading to Houston tomorrow and will be reporting, so come back often!

Now back to the giveaway...

To win the fat quarter bundle above AND a chance to win a fat quarter bundle from Victoria, here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment here for one entry. Make sure you leave an e-mail or a way to contact you if you win.

2. Leave a comment on Victoria's blog Bumble Beans Inc. and come back and let me know in a second comment for another entry.

3. Become a follower of my blog and Victoria's and leave another comment here for a third entry.

You can choose to do all of these or just one!

The giveaway will remain open until 10:00 PM EST November 1!

Good luck!

Thank you to all who entered, the giveaway is now closed!

Until Next Time...


Monday, October 25, 2010

And Then There Were Four....

Hello Everyone,

On Saturday, I had another wonderful sew-in with my friend Karen! However, I did all the sewing and she tried to get the hang of a serger for almost the entire day... yikes!! I told her to give it up multiple times, but she is quite a persistent lady. Funny thing is that we all tried to help (even her hubby) and to no avail, the serging just kept getting worse.

Any way, I was quite productive. First, I worked on a top secret project, the information on this will be shared at a later date. So for now you must settle for this...

My fourth whirlygig block!! I spent the second part of my day constructing a lime green whirlygig. I love it and it fits right in with the rest of them doesn't it?

I spent much of my time taking photos step by step of my procedure, so there will be a tutorial very soon... I promise!

For right now, I just can't explain how happy it makes me when I am working on these blocks. They are all so different from one another. Truly scrappy and truly from my scrap bucket. I should take a photo of that too.

I am enjoying these sew-in days with Karen!! Thank you for having me over, my friend. I really can get used to this!!

Stay tuned for a tutorial on this block, but before that make sure you come back on Wednesday for a very special giveaway!!

Also, check out the BRAND NEW fabrics from Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably on my website. They are some of their tried and true prints, but in all NEW color ways. Simply stated, gorgeous!

Until Next Time...


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Patterns, Patterns, Who Has the Patterns?

Hello Everyone,

I have another special going on in the shop!! Today through October 29, you may take 20% off ALL in stock patterns!! Just use the code pattern20 at checkout to receive the discount.

Here is a sneak peek at just a few of what is in store. Click here to begin shopping....

Until Next Time...


Friday, October 22, 2010

Silks, Glorious Silks

Hello Everyone,

Many of you who have been reading my blog for a while now know that I have a fascination with silk. I had recently posted here about my trip to NYC and the silk dupioni that I had acquired.

Well, last week, my friend Victoria phoned me and asked if she would like me to pick me up some more silks!! Would I ever... YES!! So off she went, and after numerous text messages and phone calls, here is what she purchased for me and for her...

Thank you so much, Victoria! Now we have to arrange a time to play with these fabrics and come up with some wonderful quilting designs. If you go over to her blog, she recently went to the Folk Art Museum which had a beautiful display of some silk quilts that she posted.

Now, these aren't the only silks that I own. My parents had gone over to China a couple of years ago and brought me the silks in the photo below.

Aren't they yummy? These are very different from the dupioni silk. They are slicker to the touch and are something that you might see in a garment. But I don't think that I will be putting them in a garment. I definitely will be making a quilt, maybe a crazy quilt? What do you think?

These are the silks that I came back with from my first trip to NYC. They go well with the silks that Victoria picked up.

So here is my thought process... for the dupioni silk I was thinking of doing an up to date Amish quilt or something similar. Also, possibly mixing them in with the silks from China for a Crazy Quilt. What do you think? Does anyone have any great ideas for using these silks or how they might look nice? I would love to know. Thank you in advance!!

Also, don't forget that today is the last day of my Kona Cotton Solids sale, only $4.25 per yard. Just click here to start shopping.

Until Next Time...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wiltwyck Quilt Guild

Hello Everyone,

This past Saturday, I had been invited to do a lecture and trunk show at the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild in Kingston, NY. My talk was about how to decide on what quilting designs you will use when your quilt top is complete. Which threads and which battings to choose too.

I had a blast and what a talented group it was. The first few pictures, I would like to share are of their show and tell.

This quilt is an example of their next month's friendship block Sunny Lanes. Great design for scraps, isn't it?

In the above photo, you will see my sister in law Shirley. The quilt she is holding is one that she has made for her church. It will hang there permanently. She picked this pattern because of the crosses that really show up nicely.

This quilter made this beautiful applique scrap quilt. Isn't it just gorgeous?

Now for a little of my trunk show...

I am sharing the above quilt with you because it is of significance to me. This quilt was made as a Christmas gift for my husband back in 2000. It was the first custom quilt that I did on my long arm machine after I purchased it. It has graced our bed since then and recently was replaced by my Ramblin Rose quilt.

Here I am yapping away about the quilting done on my Mambo quilt. On this quilt, I did an edge to edge design, fairly dense in a maze pattern.

This is my crumbs quilt. I had made this as a shop sample when my girlfriend owned her shop. It was a popular seller! Love the bright colors.

Here I am pointing out my Pop Squares quilt, which can be found here.

Colors of Peru Quilt Top

I also brought with me some unfinished quilt tops to talk about how they could possibly be quilted. I talked about several different treatments.

All in all, I had a blast!! Thank you, Wiltwyck Quilters for such a lovely day. I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my day!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway over at Jaybird Quilts. It ends today!!

Until Next Time...


Monday, October 18, 2010

Fork In The Road...

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever felt like you have come to a fork in the road?? Well I literally did on Sunday after my lecture at the Wiltwyck Quilt Guild. A post on this meeting will be forthcoming. But let's just say, I had a blast!!

Driving home through Red Hook, NY here is what I saw...

Yep, that is right a really big fork in the road, literally!

Yes, the road does divide here too, so all is not a facade.

Pretty cool isn't it?

Anyway, here is another little diversion that you can take... head over to Julie's Blog, Jaybird Quilts and enter my giveaway there!! Yes, it is a giveaway. You can win two chances at some fabulous fabric and a gift certificate to my shop!

Hurry and go say hello!

Until Next Time...

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