Tuesday, July 12, 2011

another first

....it was 2 months ago I experienced my first Quilt Market....
in two words I'd describe it as overwhelming and exhausting...
and looking forward to the next one!!!!

I met many amazing fabric and pattern designers, to name a few

Edyta Sitar.....the talented fabric and pattern designer of 'Laundry Basket Quilts'
She is a real sweetheart and soooooo funny.
I would love to take one of her classes.......her work is truly amazing.
If you love batiks you will love her quilts.....they are stunning!!

.....the amazing fabric and pattern designers
Barb and Mary.....of  Me and My Sister.....these two sisters are hilarious....

....for me the highlight of going to Quilt Market
was meeting Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
She is the nicest, most genuine, caring person you could every meet....  
and Anne B you are a genuine gem too!!!
Thank you for sharing in my Quilt Market experience.....

Anne and Anne with steamer

...pictured here are Anne and her friend Anne
having too much fun with the fabric steamer!!!

Prior to Spring Market I had the opportunity to help stitch quilts
that were hanging in the Bunny Hill Designs booth.....

All Dressed Up Pink

.....'All Dressed Up' is pictured in 2 color ways....a pink version and a gray one
using Anne's new line of fabric 'Puttin on the Ritz' and it is gorgeous.
It will be in your LQS in October and available in pink, blue and gray.
I stitched the 12 embroidered blocks...6 blocks for each quilt...
and pieced the pink quilt..... minus the borders.
Mama Spark pieced the gray quilt.....also minus the borders.
Anne wasn't quite sure what fabrics she wanted to use for the borders.

In yesterdays post I showed 2 of the embroidered blocks
....here are the other four blocks.....

  Putting on the Ritz Block 1 shoes 
Putting on the Ritz Block 6 coat Putting on the Ritz Block 4 hat
Putting on the Ritz Block 3 dress

Any little girl would love this quilt!!

Another quilt I worked on with Mama Spark was called 'Happy Go Lucky'
and it too was made using Anne's 'Puttin on the Ritz' fabric.
It was hanging the Moda booth.
Oh my goodness....pinch me again!! 

Mama Spark pieced the pinwheel rows and
I stitched the applique block, attached the pinwheel rows
and added the borders.

Happy Go Lucky

This is another sweet pattern and would be adorable in the blue.
The new Bunny Hill Designs patterns are available at  Crazy Quilt Girl Shop.
Stop by and check out Cori's great prices on her fabrics, patterns and books.

You won't find better customer service....

My first blogiversary is Thursday July 14.... 
...please check back tomorrow and see what I will be giving away!!



  1. I think it is wonderful that you were able to meet so many talented people. How exciting.
    But I also think it is wonderful that so many people have discovered your talents and have asked you to make samples for them. It must have been delightful to see the things you have made on display at the stands.
    The embroideries are lovely.
    Congratulations again!

  2. That would be such a wonderful experience. Too bad Market isn't open to the rest of us :o) Gosh I can't believe you have been blogging a whole year already!!


  3. Cute little quilts. You have a great sense of design.

  4. I'm so jealous that you got to do that - especially the embroidery. :) I love the pink and I saw the gray yesterday...lovely. blessings, marlene

  5. Your embroidery is wonderful. I love those blocks.

  6. Oh now this first was much better than the last. I just love your embroidery, forget the little girl, I would love it!!!!!