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Friday, May 28, 2010
Quilt Market Teasers
Here are some teasers from Quilt Market. Look for more details as soon as I finish unpacking!
Winsome Wreaths is a new block of the month we will be starting in July. As soon as I get two minutes to myself, I'll figure out the details and post them online and in the shop but for now here is a picture and the general gist of how it will work.
There are 12 wreath patterns to make a 35" x 45" quilt. In addition, each month you will be given a fun companion project! July is a hanging banner for Independence Day. Each pattern has a 4" x 6" watercolor print on the back side, ready to frame.
This is a rough picture of McKenna Ryan's newest block of the month and I don't even think she's named it yet but I'm calling it Sand In My Shoes after the line of fabric she designed for it. Patterns aren't ready, the top literally had the pieces pinned to the background (a woman after my own heart!) and the fabric won't be available until August. McKenna was gracious enough to come over and show me what fabrics to order extras of. She was funny, saying over and over "I think I'm going to use this one a lot, you'll need more of this one because I'm thinking about doing more braided borders". It's really still evolving!
About five years ago I spoke with McKenna at a market somewhere and asked when she would do a more east coast one and now she has! Look for details at the end of June when she plans to have the patterns available. For now, here's a couple close ups.
I brought back a BUNCH of new patterns, a new Hunter's Star ruler & other things I can't even remember! Coming soon will be a new Snap Tool that will make adding snaps to your purses, totes, baby bibs, jackets etc well, A SNAP!, soft minkee-like fabrics in new textures, a new club to join from Terry Atkinson called Gadget Girls and more!
And here's the biggest hint of all! QP will unveil it's own batik at the Birthday Celebration the first week in June! I'm SO excited! Look for a challenge announcement during our birthday weekend! WOOOOEEEEEEE!!!!!!