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December Quilt Group

If any of you know Amanda Herring everything she does is over the top and fabulous. So of course, when she has her diet coke it's not in a normal cup it's in this really cute and adorable cup all decked out in jewels. Isn't it perfect for a princess.
Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive designed this quilt out of Sweet Divinity by Amanda of the Quilted Fish. It has little princess crowns and Nanette is going to embellish each one. I can't wait to see it.

This is Janice Mickelson and she was asked by Flora (the sheriff) to talk about "What inspires her" Janice has a fabulous eye for color and design and she shares some of her quilts and ideas behind why she chooses the fabrics and patterns that she does.

This is a fun pinwheel quilt using a variety of medium toned fabrics. This would be a great quilt to use up your left overs.

This quilt shows the way medium and light fabrics can play against each other to create a 3 dimension…

100 Block Tour

I am so excited to be part of the 100 Blocks Tour. This is my block design called, "Sew Little Time", in a fabric line from Riley Blake Designs called "Bloom and Grow" by My Mind's Eye. I was asked if I would submit a design and I was working on this block at the time for another project and thought I would get 2 projects out of one design. The design idea behind this block came from my quilt group in Alpine. Generically we call ourselves "That Alpine Quilt Group" Last Year was our 20th year together and in celebrating the years  we decided to have several people each month design a block representing our 20 years together. 20 years ago when there were only 8 of us (now there are so many I don't even know half of our quilt group, anyone is welcome to come) we used to bring our sewing machines to the little red church in Alpine and teach each other how to quilt. This is a representation of my sewing machine that I brought to my little quilt group a…

Find My Shower Curtain in International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine!

What an exciting surprise!  There I was sitting in the airport waiting to leave Houston after an exhausting week at Quilt Market.  I opened my "International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene" magazine that  was given to me by Interweave press and right on page 92 was my Quilted Shower Curtain.  It is so much fun to have my projects published, and of course it's not bad to see your name published in a magazine either.

If you don't have your copy yet, run out and buy one.  This is the special 2nd annual issue and there are 140 pages of projects inside.  

Houston Fall Quilt Market 2010

School House was a new addition for Cindy and I at Quilt Market. We taught how to embellish and use trims. We have added a new line of trims to Riley Blake Designs called "Sew Together." This trim line includes ric rac, pom poms, lace ribbon, designer ribbons, buttons and embroidered flowers, cherries and strawberries.
This is Riley Blake Designs getting ready for sample spree. If you have attended you know how crazy this place gets. It is a lot of fun to see all the buyers going nuts over the new fabrics.

This is the front of the Riley Blake Designs booth. This showcases "Isabella" A line designed by Lila Tueller. It has beautiful corals, periwinkle and a multi colorway that beautifully coordinates to make elegant quilts, bags and clothing.

This picture is fuzzy but  it is the only one I took. It showcases "Sweet Divinity." This line is designed by The Quilted Fish, better known as Amanda Herring. It's a very sweet line that shows well in quilts, c…

Quiltmakers Blog Tour
 Even though I am frantically working to get ready for Quilt Market,  I thought I had better post something about Quiltmaker's "100 Blocks volume 2" "100 Blocks volume 2".  Many of you know about this great publication started last year, and many of you even had blocks featured.  Volume 2 will hit the newsstands around November 16th, 2010.  So be on the lookout!  I was fortunate enough to have a block featured in the book.  It will be exciting to see the finished product.

To compliment the arrival of the 100 Blocks book, Quiltmaker's is sponsoring their "100 Block Blog Tour" which runs from November 8th - 12th.  For more information, just click on the link above.

Quilt Market

I wanted to show a quick peak of some quilts I am working on for market. This one I designed from Isabella from Lila Tueller's new line with Riley Blake Designs. The fabric and colors are really beautiful.

Lila has such a great eye for color and detail. Her work is really beautiful. What makes her even better is that she is a really a fun person and I love working with her.

This fabric line is called Enchanted Garden and is designed by Samantha Walker who is another local artist.

Samantha is also really fun and I enjoy working with her too. I designed this quilt using a butterfly image which is similar to the main print. Chris did a fabulous job of making these quilts look beautiful. Her handwork is perfection. The colors in this collection are vibrant and fun and will make beautiful quilts and clothing.

This line of fabric is called Quite Contrary and is designed by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Designs. We love working with My Mind's Eye also. Their designs are always gre…