This fall I’ve been back to work on new designs for tea towels. I’ve been focusing on the seasons and designs with birds, flowers and bugs. So far I’ve got Summer Blooms, Fall Fest and Winter Charm printed and ready to go. Spring designs will follow in the next month or so.
Sometimes as I’m working on the patterns I do wonder about where my head is… Just after we took the photos for the Fall Fest cover and the cover was being designed, I realized my spider on the candy corn towel only had six legs! Thank heaven for photoshop that saved him from being less than a spider should be…..
But that particular towel continues to be a problem! After the cover was finished and off to the printer, I got busy making more samples of the towels. It was then that I realized that I had mixed up the order of the colors of the candy corn on the original towel. This is while I’m sewing with a generous supply of the candy, one of my favorites, at my side!
Oh, well, I’ll claim it’s creative license but you and I both know that yellow is on the bottom of a real piece of candy corn!
Jill Fischer from Durango, Colorado just sent me a picture of her lovely Ocean Frolic quilt and I'm privileged to share it.
She recently exhibited her quilt at the local county fair and now has two ribbons to show for her effort--a First Place and a Reserve Champion. Congratulations, Jill!
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Michele Cassidy finished her quilted version of Lollipop Lane just in time for Christmas. I'm happy to share the photo of it that she shared with me. Love the way she quilted her house and the way she changed parts of the design to express her own creativity. She said it was fun to make. I think that's always the case when you take an idea and run with it. Lollipop Lane was my first yo-yo quilt and I'm still having fun making them!
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Here are two new tea towels in the Simply series , , ,
In spite of the disastrous flooding from hurricane Harvey that Houston endured, the International Quilt Market and Quilt Festival will still be going on at the end of October. According to their mayor, Houston is open for business! I hope the influx of quilters to these events will be a help to the area. Thankfully, I made it through hurricane Irma in Florida with few problems, so I'm excited to be heading to market once again with new patterns to share. I took my newest patterns to Jacksonville last month as a preview of what's to come. If you look closely at the picture of my booth in my last blog entry, you might be able to pick them out! More later on those...