The weeks before Quilt Market are usually very. . . very busy, getting the shipment for the booth out & on it's way . . . finishing up printing (or in my case - finishing up the last quilt. . . & the printing will be happening while I'm at Market. . . ). . . binding the last quilt(s). . . trying to squeeze in just one more project. . . & this year has been no different.
I've been wanting to get this post up for several days now. . . but 'life' got in the way. But - today I was able to sit down at the computer & I'm so very happy to say that my flyer for Market is done & will be printed this weekend (!). . . & I've put together a couple of previews of new designs, & hopefully I will get a few more up for you in the next few days as well.
The first one is one that I've given some peeks of already - & it's called 'Cottage Sweet Home'. It's made from 'Simple Abundance' & some Lecien 'Basics' fabrics. . . & then some fabrics from my stash. I've had this quilt playing around in my head for quite awhile & I'm so thankful that when I saw the 'Simple Abundance' fabrics. . . I knew I had found the perfect fabrics for the quilt!
This next quilt (Garden Windows) is actually the first one I made after Spring Market. . . as I (& the rest of the world!) went crazy for the new Moda line by French General called 'Rouenneries'. (I even ordered several bolts of the plain linens. . . I had been looking for them everywhere & these are perfect!) Garden Windows is actually designed as a table cover - (or would be perfect as a picnic quilt!) . . . as I love to use quilts in every way that I can!
The design is really quite simple with an assortment of windows & their seasonal flower boxes & garden topiaries. I used Lecien's amazing Cosmo embroidery floss that comes as 2 strands - wound on a spool. I love this floss, & it makes it so much easier - especially if you are working on a redwork - or any single color - embroidery project. (I'm also thinking that I would love to make this out of my new fabrics & use multi colors for the embroidery. . . !)
So there's preview #1. . .! I will be back with some more!. . .
Until then - I hope you have a great weekend . . . & be sure to hug someone you love!