Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Getting Caught Up



















































Though the weather has been hot to cold, spring is certainly here.  Our tree has bloomed and the pansies are reappearing.  I love this time of year!  I hope that everyone had a good Mother's Day.  I've been getting caught up on projects now that I've got the Quilt Market samples off to their booth.  I bound the Bubbles Quilt and washed it, so now it's all crinkly, wrinkly, just the way I like it!  I'm caught up on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks and completed my blocks for Erin for the Sew Sweet Bee. We were to make our favorite block.  My favorite is a nine patch but because it's so simple I decided to include one more favorite which is Cross and Crown.  They were a lot of fun to make.  I hope you are squeezing in some sewing time and enjoying the spring weather!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sewing for Quilt Market












































































Some fun things have been going on lately.  I was asked by one of my favorite fabric companies, Lecien Corporation, to design some quilts using their new lines.  These quilts will be shown in their booth at International Quilt Market in Minneapolis May 15-17.  The first quilt uses their latest line of Retro Child Smile.  I picked a little dog from one of the fabrics to embroider.  This second quilt uses their L's Modern and L's Modern Mini line and one of their solids for background.  I love the riot of color!  I have always loved Japanese fabrics.  One of my very favorite Lecien lines is Flower Sugar.   It was a fun experience and I hope to do more in the future.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Color Boost










































Spring has been slow in coming to my part of Michigan, or at least it feels like it.  Spring is probably right on schedule.  I've been gravitating to bright colors lately in the anticipation of spring.  I am usually drawn to much softer colors as in the second photo.  My favorite Japanese fabric company, Lecien, sent me their fabulous Modern collection in the bottom photo.  I am working on a couple of quilts to be displayed in their booth at quilt market next month and as free patterns on their website. It has been so much fun!  I had the itch to knit and have been doing that in the evenings.  I love how a new season outdoors inspires my creativity.  Have a wonderful weekend!