Quilt Market St. Louis

 Quilt Market always goes by so quickly and this year was no exception…I can’t believe it’s already over!   It was held in St. Louis this year, and I was pleasantly surprised how beautiful St. Louis is!  It’s such a fun city to explore and so clean, and almost all of the museums, gardens, and even the zoo are FREE!  

I was showing off Hello Jane, and new patterns for the Spring.  Some of them you’ve seen and some of them I’ll post about this week.  My sweet friend Carly came with me this time, and we made these paper flowers in our hotel room the night before (tutorial found here)

The lighting was terrible in the convention center…so you’ll have to forgive my bad lighting phone photos!   I loved so many of the booths but these were a few I took pictures of: 

Big Sky (above) was my favorite new Moda line coming out.  The bear print is just the cutest, and look how cute her Sprocket Pillows are (tutorial here)

I was excited to see Gingham Girls in person!  Amy is a dear friend and her quilts are gorgeous.  Sharing a booth with Amy is Melissa…hence the Zebra in my photo.  🙂  Melissa’s line is Safari Party, both lines for Riley Blake. 

In the Windham section Daisy Chain by Annabel Wrigley was just so springy and beautiful.  How cute are those little dolls?  

Caturday by Felice Regina was another favorite.  So fun!

I’m excited for the new Rifle Paper Co. line for Cotton and Steel (above).  

Art Gallery Fabrics had beautifully styled booths as always like the April Rhodes booth below.

Tula Pink always has a colorful amazing booth, I always love looking at the detail in her quilts! 

Rebecca Bryan was in her first booth showing her line for Robert Kaufman Panache.  So graphic and colorful…I loved it! 

My favorite booth was by Simple Simon and Co. showing their line Just Add Sugar for Riley Blake.  So smart and cute! 

One more cute Cotton and Steel display…loved the purses. 

That’s a wrap!  Quilt Market is fun, exhausting, and most of all inspirational!  While I’m there I want to go home and sew…and when I’m home I want to take a nap instead.  😉  

I’ll post some new patterns this week, in the meantime they are in my shop.  

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Lavender Blue

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

 4 years ago a girl came up to me at a church conference and asked me “are you by chance Cluck Cluck Sew?”.  Now she’s become my best friend and I’m so glad this blog helped me meet her!  Plus our husbands became instant friends…how lucky is that?!  

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

She’s having  a baby girl next month, and baby will be sharing a room with her older sister who has lavender and aqua decor already.  Most of the purples in this quilt are from my Hello Jane line (coming in a few weeks or less I think!), and I added some lavender prints.  I’ll do a post with some coordinating solids like these for Hello Jane soon. 

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

Different shades of purple mix so well together like the blues do…I love the violet next to the lavender.  

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

I used this 60 degree triangle ruler and cut my starting strips 5 1/2″ x width of the fabric, then cut my triangles from the strips using the 5 1/2″ mark on the ruler.   I really like this size of triangle for a baby quilt.  I think this one measured about 45″ x 50″ when I was done.  I didn’t count out my triangles as I cut them…I just cut and cut until it looked like enough and laid it out the size I wanted. 

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

I put a lavender minky on the back, and I used basting spray (tutorial here) plus a few pins since I used a slightly thicker batting.  I straight line quilted it following the diagonal seams, and machine bound it

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

Lavender Blue Baby Quilt

I just love making baby quilts…especially when it’s a baby I’ll get to snuggle and hold lots and lots!  

I’m headed to Quilt Market in St. Louis tomorrow.  My suitcases are over-stuffed and have a book to read while I enjoy a plane ride ALONE.  🙂  If you’ll be there I’m in booth 2231…I’ll do a recap on the blog next week!  

 

 

 

 

 

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All the Hearts Quilt Finished

All the Hearts Quilt, Heart Block Tutorial

It’s been awhile since I finished a quilt this big!  I blogged about this quilt top here.  Tutorial for the heart blocks can be found here

 It’s a large twin size, and after I finished the top I sent it to Kathy for quilting.  She did a BEAUTIFUL job!  I told her to do whatever is easiest…ha!  She free handed all these beautiful swirls!  

All the Hearts Quilt, Heart Block Tutorial

All the Hearts Quilt, Heart Block Tutorial

I can’t get over the beautiful texture!  It’s going to be amazing once I wash it…which will be often on my daughters bed. 

All the Hearts Quilt, Heart Block Tutorial

I got a good laugh at my reflection packing around these quilts as I took photos (plus 2 hidden in there somewhere!).  It’s a pretty accurate depiction of my life and blogging…make quilts, take photos of quilts, blog quilts, and repeat.  Usually with a few kids in tow.  😉 

This summer it will be 10 years since I started this blog.  I wonder how many photos of quilts I’ve taken in all of that time?!   I don’t think I want to know, LOL!  I do know that this blog has brought so much joy to my life, even if I don’t get to blog as much these days since my family has grown.  Thank you for sticking with me all this time and taking time out of your days to read my posts and visit this blog.  

Now I’m starting to get all sappy…I’m blaming all the hearts.  😉  

 

 

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