Friday, May 22, 2015

Tahoe Quilt

Tahoe Quilt

I promise I didn’t forget to blog about my Tahoe quilt!  I’ve been getting back into the swing of things.  Today I even made cookies for the first time in tooooooo long.

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Sophie promptly said in total surprise and confusion, “You know how to make cookies??!!!”. 

Big problem.  Time to make more cookies. 

And no I didn’t roll them in cumin this time.  ;)

Tahoe Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

This quilt is made with fat quarters or 1/4 yards.  I won’t tell you it’s a whip-it-up-in-a-day kind of quilt because it’s not…which I’m sure you guessed from the look of all those points.  It’s not hard though, just a lot of diagonals. 

Tahoe Quilt backing

I backed it with the apples and oranges print from my Oh Clementine collection (still available here).  The quilting was done by Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting.  I chose the bubbles pattern in medium to offset all the sharp points…I love how it turned out.

Tahoe Pattern Quilting

I was going to make this up in Hazel, but went for the bright bold fabrics instead.  I love it in the blues and reds of Hazel though as well.

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Since I’ve been home from market my middle child stopped taking afternoon naps.  It’s made taking pictures five billion times harder…no exaggeration.  ;) 

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I’m sure going to miss him though when he’s gone all day this fall (insert Mom balling eyes out emoticon). 

You can find more info on the Tahoe pattern here in my shop.  Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015

Last week I told you I’d take tons of pictures and have lots to share about Quilt Market in Minneapolis….and then I forgot my camera and barely took any pictures *face palm*.  Oh well.  If you haven’t already seen a ton of quilt market pictures, check out the #quiltmarket hashtag on Instagram…more market coverage than you could ever wish for!

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I did 2 booths this year…it’s a long story but it ended up being better for me and it was so nice to be able to focus on fabric in one booth and patterns in the other.  I was in the Windham Fabrics section promoting my Hazel fabric and new Hazel patterns:

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And my husband held down the fort in the other booth across the aisle:

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Can you tell which of the two booths I spent more time preparing for?  LOL.

My booth neighbor was Heather…she’s amazing and gorgeous and I tried not to creepy stare at her.  Her new line Tiger Lily is my favorite yet.

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My favorite display was this lovely woven wall by Anna Marie Horner.  So simple and yet a total show stopper.

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My favorite “coming soon” line at Market was the paint by number horses by Erin Michael for Moda.  It’s so beautiful. 

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See the horse with the laser eyes?  Love it.

So there’s my semi-lame attempt at covering another amazing Quilt Market.  I enjoyed this one more than previous markets…I went with no expectations and low(er) stress and loved it all! 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hideaway

Hideaway Quilt,  Cluck Cluck Sew

Hideaway Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Sick of quilt pictures yet?  Is that even possible?  I love the way this one turned out and it was fun to photograph (at the park…again!). Hideaway is made from fat quarters or yardage, and comes in five sizes.

Hideaway Quilting

Hideaway

This was quilted by Kathy with tight circle swirls.  I’m never sure what the real pattern names are for the quilting so I totally just make them up and they are probably super wrong.  ;) 

Hideaway Quilt

You know I’m not usually a one fabric line kind of girl but I used all but one of the prints in this quilt from Hazel, and they mesh nicely together while still being different enough to make the quilt interesting.  Does that make sense?  Anyways…I’ll be back next week with more quilt photos and market photos and talk to you soon!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Hello March

Hello March Quilt in Hazel

This quilt just looks like the month of March…all springy and March-y (?).  Anyways…this one is my favorite out of the new bunch of quilts.

I’ve made this 3 times already from layer cakes, and it’s easy to make and quick to layout…just the way I like ‘em.  Anyone with small children knows you can’t have quilt blocks laid out on the floor for more than an hour or it begs to be destroyed and scattered.

Hello March Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

This version was made with a layer cake (a pack of 42 – 10” squares) of Hazel, and quilted by Kathy in lovely loops.

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I have to hand it to my three awesome kids.  By now they know that “let’s go to the park” is Mom code for “let’s go take a thousand pictures of quilts at the park”.  They don’t even blink when I pack 5 quilts and my camera onto the stroller.

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Hello March Quilt

This pattern comes in 5 sizes and is layer cake or fat quarter friendly.  I made a bright summery version of this I’ll show you soon…it’s very bright but perfect for kids.

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