September 7, 2010

Peek of Fall Market 2010

This is the collection that the sisters choose for "From Family and Friends" series. It is called "View from my Porch" using Moda's "Origins" by Basic Gray.
The whole collection will be used.
We will be introducing "Andy and Gerry" at Fall Market. This will be another series. The fabric choice should give away some of the pattern. The title is "Andy gives Gerry a Daisey". It is made using Moda's "Dream On" by Urban Chicks.
The whole collection will be used.

This quilt is dedicated to our sister Cheryl Ann. She is the first member of our family to get a doctorate degree. Cheryl recently retired as principal of a high school on Long Island. The quilt is titled "Cheryl Ann's School Days". Made from Moda fabric.

Patterns from Spring Market

I am not sure why I never posted these pattern so I guess I will do it now.
"Winter Memories of Christmas" is a block of the month pattern. This pattern was designed years and years ago and classes taught but never put into a pattern. It is now. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted.
"Chickadees" is one of my favorites.
"Seasons End" love this basket. Stitched by hand is a first in a series of hand stitched containers.
"Weeping Cherry Tree" is a tree I really wanted in my garden but the lack of lots of sunlight in the woods just wasn't going to allow it to flourish.
From Friends and Family is a line of patterns that will be made by the sisters and their family and friends. The first in this series is in memories of one of our brother-in-laws who passed away. The first one featured is "Heavenly Stars". There are two different settings for this quilt, one easier then the other. We picked a whole line of fabric to do this and we will continue to do this with the future quilts in this collection. As you can see from the pictures below, the first one is easier then the second.

"16 1/4 Hours" This quilt is made from a jelly roll -16 patch, a charm pack - 4 patch and a layer cake - hour glass. Hence the name. Pattern for a pincushion is also included in the pattern.

Long Beach a little late

One of these days I will get my act together and get these pictures to you sooner.
But better late then never.

Verna Mosquera, owner of The Vintage Spool, showing one of my favorite quilts to a customer.

Sharyn Craig showing Barbara Merkel her newest technique and book.