Friday, June 20, 2014

Patriotic Patchwork

The past 6 weeks have been pretty much a blur.  Before spring quilt market, I had my nose to the grindstone piecing and appliquing a quilt for RJR's booth.  It seems I have deleted photos of the quilt but I'll see if I can locate one. 

Spring market was held in Pittsburg PA.  As is usual these days, it was quite bright and contemporary.  I always make a list of "must visit" booths and only 21 made the list.  Many of my favorite designers were missing including Blackbird Designs, Jan Patek, Crabapple Hill, and Lackdaisies.  Quiltmania wasn't there.  According to the after market report, less than 3000 were in attendance.  Makes me wonder if quilt markets are becoming a thing of the past -- that's less than 3000 from the whole world. 

Upon returning from market, I pieced a project for Lynette Anderson.  It's super secret but will appear in a magazine later this year.  It's pretty darn cute!  Of course, what does Lynette create that isn't adorable?  Here's the quilt I made using Lynette's Starry Night line.  It hung in RJRs booth and looked quite nice.  You can get the free pattern here.  You'll notice my name is not mentioned anywhere on the free pattern.....but I did piece and applique it......really I did.  LOL.

I recently finished "Patriotic Patchwork" from Woolen Willow Designs.  It was a very quick project and one I could easily quilt myself on my trusty Bernina. 

I'm working on projects from Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine for next year.  The spring piece is ready and waiting for quilting.  I know what I want to do for the remaining projects but just need to get my nose to the grindstone and do it.  With that said, I'm off to find the grindstone.