Lots to catch up on!
First, Fall Quilt Market in Houston has come and gone. It was so wonderful to be there with my mom again (who is doing great!) and to catch up with old friends. We don’t get to see our quilt market friends nearly enough, so that is always such a treat. We showed Daysail in our booth, and it was so fun to see everyone excited about it. Most of the time we are just working alone in our sewing rooms in our pajamas, so it's quite different than normal day to day designing stuff. :-)
(Isn't this a cute picture of my mom while she's talking to a customer?)
I didn’t get nearly enough real photos, but did get a few pictures up on Instagram. One of the highlights of this Market was seeing Scraps Inc, a brand new Lucky Spool collaboration I contributed to, in person. It is such a fabulous collection of scrappy quilts, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I want to make every single one! There are so many amazing quilts and designers in this book.
Here’s mine, called Delightful.
It's a really simple quilt that was made entirely from my scrap bin and one of my favorite backgrounds, the gray and white dot from Ruby. I used Moda Pez in navy for the binding, and some of Vanessa's Simply Color for the backing.
I am kicking myself for not getting any good in progress photos (or photos before I sent it off), but this one was made during some late night sewing a while back, so they wouldn’t have been that great anyway. :-)
Abby quilted it in the most perfect swirl, and I washed and dried to to make it extra wrinkly. Unfortunatly, traveling here and there left it even more wrinkly for these photos (sorry!), but nothing that another good wash and dry won’t fix.
I really enjoyed making this quilt, and enjoyed working with Susanne and the Lucky Spool team even more. They have made some really beautiful books, and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. If you think you’d enjoy Scraps Inc (and I think you will!) they have a special right now directly from Lucky Spool for 30% off using the code SCRAPS30.
I have a few more things to write about, but they will have to wait for another day. It’s cold outside, my sewing room is nice and warm, everyone is ready for bed (after Elf is over), and I have a quilt I’m working on just for fun. No deadline! Oh, and the Gilmore Girls. How have I not watched this before?
Have a great day!