I couldn't help myself . . . I just had to make one more little quilt before Market.. . .
. . . using these. . .
. . . the red tonal fabrics from my new line with Lecien, Durham Quilt Collection - Anew.
I know that I already told you about my love affair history with this wonderful line here, but one of the things that I didn't mention is the new addition to the line that I added - & that is a colorway that is a red tonal. The reds range from a rich red to the wonderfully soft reds & pinks that give the sun-washed look to the designs. (They also work wonderfully with several of the incredible 'basics' from the Color Basic line & Quilter's Basic line that Lecien has.)
. . . and even though I'm not going do a booth at the upcoming Spring Quilt Market - (but I will be there!) - & I have been keeping very busy making a couple of quilts for the Lecien booth using Durham - Anew,. . . I just couldn't help myself to make just one more - using the red tonal colorway. It's at Nubin's (my quilter) & I got a peek at it yesterday - loaded on her longarm frame. I can hardly wait to see it all finished!
Even though I'm not doing a booth at this Market - that hasn't seemed to change the busy-ness factor around here. (In fact - if you've e-mailed me in the past week or so . . . I promise I will try & get caught up with my in-box within the net few days!) I'm still binding quilts & writing patterns & I even have a couple more ideas for the new Durham - Anew fabrics for the Lecien booth. Good thing there are still eight more days before I leave for Market! . . . heaven knows I will be using them all to get everything done!
I've also had to be pretty creative about getting the binding on my quilts. . . See, even though we've had a wonderful spring (& wonderful spring weather!) . . . the temperatures here in Arizona are heading up into the 90's & I'm determined to not turn on the air-conditioning until I absolutely have to. I'm really trying to work on keeping the utilities expenses down this year & it's become kind of a challenge/contest with myself as to how good I can be. But. . . it's getting quite tempting to turn on the air - when covered in a quilt as I'm binding it . . . & it's in the mid 90's outside! But I've been really good about opening up the windows in the early morning & then closing things up as the temps start to rise & then making sure to tilt the wooden blinds - just s0 - so the late afternoon sun doesn't fill the studio - heating everything up beyond a workable comfort level. But so far. . . it's all worked out (with the help of the overhead fans - of course!) . . . & I'm so pleased that we've made it into May without turning on the air.
. . . Now - today I'll be binding my new quilt (using Joanna's beautiful 'Fresh Cottons' line - peeks soon!). . . & it's a big 80"x 80" - & it's supposed to get into the mid-90's today. . . so I'm thinking that I may just be turning up the fan just a wee bit! :o)
Hope you are having a great weekend & for all you Moms out there - ♥ 'loves' ♥ for you & all you do as 'Mom'. What a blessing our Moms are. . . There should be more than one day to celebrate you!