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Monday, November 7, 2016

Adventures at Quilt Market

Quilt Market 2016


Every six months, I am pleased to travel to Quilt Market to help my friend Pati set up the booth for Marcus Fabrics. I was able to create a few things for the booth as well.  This is the new Primo Plaid colors--beautiful soft blues, grays, tans, cream, and soft purple. Pati had the brilliant idea to purchase a few rolls of blackboard (wall cover), which was easy to install. It acts as a real blackboard--and we used a special marker that looks exactly like chalk. 

The Primo Plaids are soft and wonderful--the most perfect thing for a quilt back for a baby, a pair of p.j.'s, jacket or the most yummy quilt! 

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Just in case you are looking for flannel with a little more intensity of color, Marcus Fabrics introduced the newest colors, designed by Sarah Maxwell (Sarah J Designs), called Color Crush! Same beautiful quality, in brighter, funky colors! 

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Marcus also has some wonderful wools, which I washed to 'felt' them. I made three pillows--the one you see above, which is a throwback to my youth. Ice skating was one of the activities I pursued from the time I was about seven or eight, and have done as recently as about three years ago. As you can imagine, Saint George, Utah doesn't have a lot of ice rinks. I have to wait until I see my sons in Wisconsin and Virginia. They both have rinks close by! Ha! At any rate, I will be making a pattern of this pillow, which should be available about November 30! More information to follow.

Second and third pillows use the bright wools from Marcus. Same amazing quality, and such fun to work with!

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I used a machine stitch to stitch the four green squares in place, then stitched the black in the center. I used matching embroidery floss to stitch the buttons in place using different methods. No standard, boring buttons here.

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Another machine-stitched appliqué pillow, with the wools. This would be great in a home with 'modern' decorating!

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Lella Boutique with her Mama

I am not including all that I saw at Quilt Market, but here are a few more highlights: Vanessa and I are pictured in front of her wonderful display at the Moda Designer area of the sales area for her company. As you can see, she is showcasing her new line Sugar Pie! The center quilt is called Sugar Cookie, and the wonderful colors in the quilts are the sweetest treat ever! 

A few feet away, I ran into another person I love--Jen Kingwell!

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You can see some of her wonderful quilts in the backdrop. I have a great desire to make some of the quilts she designed. Her methods are a little more intricate, and use more curves than I am used to.

Quilt Market is a place of inspiration to me. I am lucky to be a part of that wonderful world!