Thursday, May 30, 2013

the kaleidoscope & new atsuko fabrics!

Since I've been back from market I've been able to start on my Pillow Talk Swap pillow.  I'm doing the kaleidoscope block.  These are such cute scrappy little blocks that are only 4 inches.   If you'd like to make some too, there is a fabulous tutorial for the block from Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch.

I love foundation paper piecing and the kaleidoscope is really simple yet fun as it has a lovely end result!!  This would be a great one to start with if you've never tried this type of paper piecing.  Really, anyone can do it.  Though like English paper piecing, once you start, you may not be able to stop.  :)

So far I have 9 blocks done and have 7 more to go.  I love how it is looking so far!!

Recently I've had lots of new Atsuko fabrics arrive!!  They are all simply the most delightful fabrics!!   This one below is the Floral Scallop Doilies.

One of my favorite things about having my shop is cutting custom bundles!  I love seeing how my customers put together fabrics from my shop!  Here is one I cut yesterday.  Isn't it pretty!!

I've also found some lovely vintage finds at my local goodwill and antique shop lately.    Finding these hidden treasures is pure joy to me!!  :)  Isn't this deer planter the cutest!  My pincushion now had a lovely new home.

My hubby spotted these lovely Dansk pots when we were at a local antique shop.  I had actually been looking for these and it surely made my day when we found them locally!!!

I've been collecting vintage hankies for awhile now to hopefully soon make a lovely curtain like this one I saw on Pinterest.   I think I may be getting close to having enough.  These ones I found at my local goodwill  this week for only 50 cents each and a pretty red vintage sheet!!   Yeah!!

I hope everyone is having a lovely week!    I'm off to run some errands this morning and then get back to work on some orders.  :)


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Quilt Market

I just got back from Quilt Market the other day and it was such a blast!!  I absolutely loved meeting lots of my sweet online friends, seeing new fabric collections and viewing all the beautiful booths!  It was my first time going and will definitely want to go again!!  The only problem is it went by way to fast!

To not have several posts of quilt market I'll warn you now that there is a lot of photos in this post (hope you don't mind).  I'm dividing them into sections so you can just scroll down and see all the pretties!!  :)

I went with my two Sil's Ninzel and Tasha.   During the day I was mostly off on my own at different booths for appointments to view new fabric collections, and then in the evenings we were able to hang out and have fun in downtown Portland.

Some of my favorite booths~

Bonnie & Camille's from Moda!

 Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew!

 Tasha's from Riley Blake

 Lori's from Riley Blake

 Fig Tree from Moda!

 Darlene Zimmerman from Robert Kaufman!

 Mo Bedell's from Andover!

 Jeni's from The Art Gallery!

 BlueHill 30's reproductions!!  Love the quilts!!

 Bonnie Christine from The Art Gallery!

 Rashida from Cloud 9!


Tanya Whelan from Free Spirit

Verna Mosquera from Free Spirit

One of the funnest parts of quilt market was being able to meet up with a few of my online friends!  It is so great to be able to put faces to names and actually see there are real people on the other side of the computer.  

Pam and I

 Camille and I

Heather and I

 Amber and I

 Monica and I

 Alisa and I

 Mo and I

John and I

There were so many people that I wish I was able to chat with more and get a picture with.  Just not enough time!!

Here are some of the fabrics I ordered!  I can't wait!!

 Flower Sugar by Lecien

 All Star Lakehouse charm packs!  These will be listed in my shop shortly.  :)

 Pam Kitty Picnic by Lakehouse!

 Verna Mosquera by Free Spirit!

 Pretty Cosmo florals!

 Japanese Antique Roses!

 Cute bunnies and kittens by Quiltgate!

Bonnie & Camille's Scrumptious by Moda!

Here are some little bits and bobs of things I thought were super fun or cute!!  Also, things we did in the evening. 

 Oliver & S dresses!

 Flower Sugar Quilt!

 Selvedge dress from Ric Rac

 Pretty little window in the Andover booth!

 Bake Sale by Lori!  Love the mixer quilt!!!

Love the double dresden by Lori too!!

 Cute little softies by Ric Rac!

 Sweet Dresden pillow, cute little mushrooms and darling dress with Tasha's Little Red Riding hood fabric!

 Had to get some little pies at the Pie Spot!!  And they were yummy!!

We went to Powell's books and found Ayumi's book, Patchwork Please!  My sil Ninzel bought it so we could make some of the projects together!  :)

 Had fun spending a couple hours at at a fabulous antique mall!!

 Went to Antropologie and had way too much fun!!  :)

Dinner with Ninzel!!  

Well I think this has to be the longest post I've ever done!!  I apologize for not doing it in several posts.  I just know I wouldn't get back to showing you more.  This week I'm catching up on the shop and need to get working on my Pillow Talk Swap.  So I'll be back soon, probably next week!