Friday, May 25, 2012

Harvest House has arrived!

Our newest fabric line, Harvest House, has finally arrived and is in the shop.  I'm so happy with the way it's turned out- I love the big paisley!  The word prints are fun, as are the two checkerboard star prints, and I've even used the Barn/house print as a border on the churndash quilt that you see in the picture. The Barn stripe cuts up nicely in 2" increments; this quilt, which will be in our next book, Absolutely Crazy, has a 4" border, but 6" or 8" will work well also. It seems that I always have my fingers crossed when waiting for a line.....I never know exactly what I'm going to get because those little 6" fabric strike-offs that I approve always look way different in big pieces on the bolt!  Our next book won't be ready for a bit, so be sure to pre-order a kit before the fabric is gone!

Here are a few more market pictures....  Pam with Alma Allen- Barb was late this morning!

Both of us with Jan Patek.  Even Linda Brannock stopped by our booth.  She's not usually at market, so it was a surprise to see her.  I was so happy to see her that I didn't think to get a picture. Darn!

Our fellow Henry Glass Designer, Annie Downs.....we can't wait for her Christmas line to get here!  It should be coming any day and boy is it cute!

And this is Paula Barnes, who will be here to teach Quilt Show week.  She was formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts, but had to change her name to Red Crinoline Quilts, but she's still the same fabulous piecer and fabric designer.  Both names have a "Gone with the Wind" reference, we're told.  Whichever name, we can't wait for her to arrive!

Thanks for checking in with me! It was a difficult spring for many different reasons, but I will try an keep you up to date!  Will be sharing a couple new Blocks of the Month that we have started as soon as we have something to photograph!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We made it to market

I know it's been a long time coming,and you haven't heard much from me, but the new book is done and we've made it to market in Kansas City and back and thought I'd finally take a minute to get you all caught up.

We have Bird Brain,

and Prince Charming, because you have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your handsome prince!

There are Heavenly Days,

and Pumpkins on the Vine,

Oh Christmas Tree

and the newly rewritten and updated Crazy Cats

and here they all are in our booth! Ron made us stay in the booth to help him the first day but we made it out to shop the next two days. It was a great market: we've found a ton of favorite things and I can't decide what to do first..... Seriously, I can't decide where to start. You'll have to check back to see more pictures and to learn what we each start first!