More International Quilt Market Pictures06.03.14

 This week is such a busy week for me!–School is out which is always excited and we go right into frantic VBS prep.  Our VBS starts on Sunday and as one of 2 VBS directors that means this week gets quite busy for me!  I love it though–I have always wanted to be involved in a serious way with Vacation Bible School and am so excited to be involved every year.  I could almost get a little bit teary about it–it is just so fun to plan for & exactly where I feel I am supposed to be right now at this stage in my life.  I am sure that those of you who have been plugged into your perfect ministry know just what I’m talking about. =)

With that being said, I have found that as my mind gets to going 100 miles an hour, sitting down and spending some time at the computer whether it’s via blogging, designing, or just to answer emails, gives me a little bit of down time and I feel ready to tackle my to do list in a much more productive way.  Whew!–That was a long sentence! =)

So this is my VBS downtime Quilt Market report round 2. =)

Fig Tree

I wanted to kick off this round with pictures of one of my favorite booths at Quilt Market–the Fig Tree booth.  I love this line of fabric–I love the new patterns–large and mini.  Just beautiful!

Fig Tree Quilts

Next up is Hatched & Patched, “Gossip in the Garden” quilt.  Every time this quilt pops up somewhere I think it’s the cutest ever.  This quilt has it all–embroidery, applique, great blocks, all over cuteness.  I was excited to see this one in person.

Gossip in the Garden

 

This is Moda’s Modern Building Blocks quilt which is pretty stellar.  Definitely caught my eye every time I walked past.

Modern Building Blocks

I had to snap a picture of Playful Petals in the United Notions booth! =)

Playful petals

I chatted a bit with Vanessa of Lella Boutique.  She was debuting her first line with Moda, Into the woods.  She was the sweetest ever! =)  Her fabric palette is beautiful.

Vanessa

 

Next up Violet Craft’s new line, Brambleberry Ridge.  Really pretty line & some great patterns coming out.

Violet Craft Booth

 

This pillow was adorable.  On another note, I used the word “adorbs” to my husband last week just to see what he would say.  I thought he was going to fall over laughing–I don’t think I’m an “adorbs” saying sort of person.

Violet Craft Pillow

 

So, there you have it!–Some more photos to wet your fabric buying appetite! =)

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International Quilt Market Part 105.19.14

Hubby and I got back Saturday from a fun few days attending International Quilt Market.  Although, Ryan didn’t come into the show with me, I was glad to have him chauffeuring me around as the traffic in Pittsburgh is a far cry from the Amish buggies in Berlin! =p

If you’ve ever been to Quilt Market before, you know how much there is to see!–The strangest part for me was knowing that I “knew” people through the blog/online world but having no idea what they looked like in person.  I did get to meet a lot of wonderful people in person that I had only known electronically prior to market–and there were so many more that I wanted to meet but never ran into(at least not that I knew!).  I tried to take plenty of pictures as I went along but I already can think of things I should have photographed that I missed. However, I’ll be sharing the photos that I did take over the next few days so you can get a little taste of market. =)

One of the first sections of Quilt Market I hit was the Free Spirit booths.  I went to Sample Spree on Thursday evening and had been hoping to score some Free Spirit Fabrics–namely Up Parasol, but Free Spirit was not at Quilt Market.  So, I was excited to check out their booths right away Friday morning.

This is a shot of Amy Butler’s new line Glow–beautiful as always!

Amy Butler Fabrics

And Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol–this is a line I know I’ll be picking up some, or all of.  The little flower wall hanging features Up Parasol & the dress is from Heather’s line Momentum which will be available in Voile & Rayon.

Up Parasol

This next shot shows a bit of Moon Shine by Tula Pink on the right and Palermo by Erin McMorris on the left.

Moon Shine

And I really liked this quilt made using Denyse Schmid’ts Modern solids.

Free Spirit Solids

I took a little shot of this Cori Dantini scallop fabric.  You can barely make out in the photo that there is text fabric behind the scallops.  I thought it was such a pretty fabric–I’ve seen it online and was never drawn to it.  But in person it is stunning, a very soft beautiful print.

Cori Dantini

I had to take a photo of my Jelly Beans quilt hanging in the P&B Textiles booth.  This pattern will be available as a free download on the P&B website before too long.  This is the first time that I’ve gotten to see my quilts in person in the booths at market–so much fun!

Jelly Beans

I seldom work with batiks–but every time I see Edyta Sitar’s (Laundry Basket Quilts) masterpieces, I think I really need to give them a whirl.  Her applique is always so colorful & fun and adds so much to her meticulous piecing.

Laundry Basket

The next two photos are of April Rosenthal’s new line, Best Day Ever, for Moda.  This is her first fabric line with Moda and it’s a beauty!  Very colorful and fun.  The dahlia quilt on the right was beautiful in person.

April Rosenthal

April had a lot of great new patterns showcasing her fabric.

Best Day Ever

I’ll be back with more market goodness later! =)

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour04.30.14

Star Gazing

Today is my stop on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Quiltmaker cover

My block, Star Gazing, is on page 51 of this issue–and can I tell you how much I love this block!

Star Gazing Quilt Block

Star Gazing creates a wonderful secondary pattern when used within a quilt.  I loved playing with all sorts of settings in EQ.  This black version uses a black tonal fabric from Basic’s Grey’s Little Black Dress 2 line of fabric.  Using just one fabric allows you to really see the pattern the blocks create.

Star Gazing Quilt

I also played with how the block looks using prints–and here it is in Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille.  Aren’t you guys excited for this line to come out!

Star Gazing Miss Kate

And, as I am on a little bit of a medallion kick lately I had to make up a medallion quilt as well.  I used Elementary by Sweetwater–another line I am very excited about!

Star Gazing Medallion

Quiltmaker has been kind enough to off all of my readers the chance to win a copy of the magazine.  Just leave a comment below and I’ll draw a winner on Monday!

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Also, be sure to visit Quiltmakers Blog, Quilty Pleasures, for a chance to win more great giveaways throughout the blog tour!

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Great Granny Sew Along04.16.14

GG2-SewAlong-Button

 

Did you guys see the new Sew Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop?  If you loved the Quilty Fun Sew Along you won’t want to miss this one.  This sew along features blocks from Lori Holt’s Holt’s Great Granny Squared book.

Great Granny Sew Along

You’ll find all of the fabric/supply requirements listed in this Fat Quarter Shop blog post.  And Lori talks more about the sew along here.  I had a lot of fun pulling some fabrics this morning for the sew along.

Fabrics

I can’t wait to cut into them!–It’s a mix of Lori’s line Vintage Happy, the new 30′s Playtime line from Moda, Flea Market Fancy, & Katie Jump Rope & I have a little bit of DS Quilts from Joann’s thrown in there as well.

Hope you all sew along!–There are some great prizes along the way–and I hear there are some fun bloggers kicking things off every Monday during the sew along (wink, wink). =)

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Water Wheels Quilt12.13.13

Water Wheels Quilt Pattern by Corey Yoder

I’ve got another free pattern for you all today!  This is my Water Wheels Quilt designed for P&B using their Mykonos line of fabric.

Mykonos

The quilt is a fun mix of blocks and finishes at 78″ x 92″.

Closeup

And of course I always like to share my patterns in an alternate colorway–so here it is in Little Black Dress 2 by Basic Grey for Moda:

Water Wheels Pattern by Corey Yoder

You can snag my free pattern here.

Have a Lovely Weekend!

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Friday WIP12.06.13

Fabric

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving week last week!  I was lucky to have my girls home with me from last Wednesday(they had a snow day–perfectly timed weather!) all the way though Monday.  Ryan had off for most of these days also–we took the girls out for supper and to see Frozen on Wednesday evening.   It was Elonie’s first trip to a movie theater and Chloe’s 2nd and the movie was pretty cute so we all had a great time.  Thursday was spent with Ryan’s family for lunch and my family for supper, Sunday was at my cousin’s house and the rest of the time was spent relaxing at home.

I totally drank way too much coffee on Sunday and a coke–so got only a couple hours of sleep Sunday evening–I knew all that caffeine was a bad idea–it does me in every time!  Monday I woke up with some weird, extreme head cold–but it mostly moved out by Tuesday–must have been some strange sleep deprived, caffeine induced illness…is that possible? =p

So, with all that said, it has taken me a bit to get back into the swing of things!

Fabrics

I did have a chance to work on the chalkboard pillows that I shared with you.  I cut up the fabrics into 2 1/2″ squares and got to sewing.

This turned out to be one of my favorite bits once I started piecing the top.  The little “beautiful” right under the manger scene couldn’t have been more perfect if I had planned it.

Closeup

And here’s what the pillow top looks like completely pieced.

Pillow Top

I love the way it is turning out.  I’ll probably go pretty easy on the quilting to not detract from the pillow center.  Hopefully I’ll have this finished up soon and get a chance to work on the other two pillows.

I had a lot of you express an interest in buying these little pillow centers.  If you were one of those folks, be sure to stop back on Monday–I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day and you just might find one(or more) of these little panels included in my giveaway. =)

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Stems {A Free Pattern}11.20.13

Stems using Color Me Happy

Stems pattern using Color Me Happy by V&Co. due out in the Spring.

It seems like a lot of the patterns that I worked on over the summer are now becoming available at the same time!  Today, I’ve got another free pattern to share with you.  This pattern is called Stems & I designed it for P&B Textiles to showcase their Garden Party line of fabric.  You can find the free pattern here.

Stems Using Garden Party

Stems Using Garden Party by P&B Textiles–available at Hawthorne Threads now.

This pattern is great to showcase just a few favorite fabrics.  In addition to the Color Me Happy version at the top of the post, I had to try it out in April Showers.

Stems using April Showers Fabric

Stems using April Showers by Bonnie & Camille–available in the Spring.

I can’t wait for some of these fabric lines to be available!  And on that note–thanks so much for all of you that visited my Etsy shop yesterday and helped me clear out some of my stash!  I added more items last night and I’ve got more to add today–really, I could keep adding all week and not run out! =p  Hopefully, I’ll be able to clear out plenty of goodies so I can shop some more in the Spring! =p

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Framework Pattern11.15.13

Framework Quilt

I know some of you have been waiting on my Framework pattern to be available–and here it is! =)  You will find the free pattern available for download on the RJR website here.

The line of fabric the pattern showcases is called Little Friend by Yuko Hasegawa.

Fox & Rabbit

I actually designed two quilts for this collection, Framework and an upcoming quilt for McCall’s Quilting.  The little foxes, rabbits, and mushrooms were so cute and fun to work with.  I don’t very often work with “novelty” type fabrics so this was a fun change of pace.

Mushrooms

I also really liked the blenders available in this line–in particular these little ovals which are available in 7 different colors.

Blenders

Little Friend fabrics will be available in February but you can snag the Framework pattern today.   It’s a pattern that works very well with many collections–you’ll remember that I tested the pattern in Winter’s Lane:

Quilt

And, I did a quick mock-up of it in Mirabelle by Fig Tree Quilts–this is probably one of the lines introduced at quilt market this fall that I am most excited for.  It’ll be available this spring.

Mirabelle Framework

Speaking of Fig Tree(I shared this with my facebook followers), did you know that Soak introduced a new line of nail polishes curated by favorite fabric designers?–and Fig Tree is one of those!–So, you can now have figgy nails!

Fig Tree Nail Polish

There are actually sets from a few fave designers:  Denyse Schmidt, Lizzy House, Sandi Henderson, & Fig Tree.

Fabric Designer Nail Polish

The only spot I’ve found so far to purchase them retail is The Workroom in Canada–but they do ship elsewhere.  Wouldn’t they make great stocking stuffers for your quilty friends!  Who doesn’t want nail polish to match their fave fabrics?! =p

Hope you all have a great Friday!

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Christmas Pillows11.13.13

For Unto You

Whew!–I am so glad to be able to sit down and take a minute to relax!–Remember that quilt I referenced last week that I thought I was going to complete over the weekend and then have time to work on Elonie’s binding?–Well, I just finished it about an hour ago.    I seriously underestimated the amount of time it was going to take!–I think it was a combo of the size, it’s a queen, and the amount of applique.  At any rate, it is finished and I can now move on to a project that I’ve been itching to work on!  Well, after I get my house/laundry back in shape–they are both out. of. control.

Pillow Centers

A few weeks back, I had the idea to design and print out some fabrics that could be used for some cool Christmas pillows.  I ended up with 3 different designs and uploaded my designs to Spoonflower and had them printed.

Pillow Center

Aside, from printing out some quilt labels with Spoonflower previously, this was my first try at fabric and overall I am happy with the result.  I didn’t realize that often Spoonflower is unable to print a “black” fabric–so, the fabrics I received are more of a dark grey instead of the darker designs I uploaded–my designs were more “chalkboardy”.  However, I am still happy with the result and I might try re-printing them on a different base fabric to see what happens.

Fabrics

I plan to surround the pillow centers with some sort of pieced border(s) and I was looking at some fabrics this morning to use for them.

Fabric

I ended up pulling a selection of mostly Moda fabrics–there are just a couple Denyse Schmidt fabrics in their and the Laurie Wisbrun stripe at the top will make a perfect binding fabric.

I can’t wait to start working on these pillows!

Today I’m linking up with Lee’s WIP Wednesday. =)

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Nightfall Quilt Pattern & Scraps Giveaway10.22.13

Nightfall is the quilt that I was working on last week for P&B Textiles for Quilt Market.  I designed this quilt to showcase P&B’s “Intersections” line of fabric.  It’s a paper pieced pattern and is now available for free on P&B’s website here.

If you haven’t tried paper piecing before, this is a pretty simple pattern and would make a great 1st project.

I always like seeing what my patterns look like in other fabrics–so here’s an idea of what it would look like in HoneySweet–Fig Tree Quilts newest line of fabric.

I just happen to have some scraps left over of Intersections that I would be happy to pass on to a new home.  This fabric won’t be available for a couple weeks yet so if you’ve been itching to get your hands on some now is your chance!  Intersections will also be for sale at Hawthorne Threads once it’s available.

Just leave me a comment to enter to win some Intersections scraps and I’ll draw a winner next week.

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