Friday, October 23, 2015

New Fabric Line!

Houston Quilt Market is here and you know what that means...

My first fabric line(s) have been introduced!

I'm thrilled to be able to finally share with you... A Vintage Autumn.

and here are the Vintage Blacks.

On the advertising cards, they are only showing the tan colorway.  Each of the fabrics pictured also comes in blue, rust and a darker tan.

Here are some examples.

Two quilt designs featuring my fabric line will also be available as a free downloadable pattern on the Blank Quilting website.  I'm not sure when exactly but I'm assuming that it will be sometime closer to when the actual line will start shipping to shops in April of 2016.

Here is A Vintage Autumn Quilt #1...

And here is A Vintage Autumn Quilt #2...

Four coordinating 108" backing fabrics will also be available as part of the line.

Please let me know what you think of them.  I hope you like them as much as I do.  

What an amazing ride this has been!

Happy stitching!

Friday, October 16, 2015

It's been a while!

Even though I've been officially retired for several years, I'm supposed to have lots of free time, right?


There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day.  I know I'm not the only one who feels this way and I'm certainly not complaining because I'm so thankful to be able to do what I want and not what I have to.

So let me bring you up to date.

My mystery quilt and another flimsy have been sent off to my friend Alice to work her long arm quilting magic on them.

I also told you in my last post that I joined in on the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt along which I'm pleased to say I've managed to keep up with. Two blocks a week is a perfect pace and not at all difficult to fit in along with other projects and commitments.  

I've also assembled all my paraphernalia to start in on the 'Brinton Hall' quilt that was featured in the two latest issues of Quiltmania magazine.

There were some things I needed before I got started so I put off starting in on it until we returned from our vacation in Maine where we spent another five glorious days.   I ordered a slew of stuff to be delivered to our motel and it was like Christmas when we arrived.  

It goes without saying that I shopped both on line and in person till I dropped!

You can't beat the free shipping!

L-O-V-E these 'Farmhouse' fabrics by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.  I haven't decided what I'm going to make with them but it'll be something special for sure!

How about these large-scale reproduction and period prints from  They're destined to make their debut in my Brinton Hall quilt.

The Brinton Hall quilt features both English paper pieced hexies and clamshells so I ordered enough of each to finish the quilt as well as a new fabric glue pen and refills.  For some reason, my other one is really crummy and dries out quickly.

I couldn't resist these colored leather purse handles which will be used in some future project down the road.

And for the "piece de resistance" (my Mac doesn't do accents or if it does, I don't know how to make them appear)...

Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!!

These are sooooooo out of my comfort zone but I'm going to get a few more and make something wild!  Ya only live once, right?

I bought a bunch of other things as well but I don't want to embarrass myself so I'll save them for another post.  *wink*.

And just yesterday I was invited to give my first ever trunk show to a nearby 'Gathering of the Guilds'.  What a wonderful day hosted by a great group of gals.  

I have lots of pictures but I'll share them with you as well in my next post.

Happy stitching!