Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Salt Lake City Spring Quilt Market 2011

Moda Designers - the traditional pic - love these ladies!

Our new fabric line, Ruby.  So much fun the design with!
My very favorite collection so far. (In stores this October)

My side of the booth...
so nice to live close so we can bring booth props!

Camille's side of the booth.  Check out her market blog post for more great pictures of Market. 
I could just re-post them all,
but she does such a great job with her photography and blog, I will let you go there

Me, My Mom, and Camille.

So grateful for my Mom, she is such an amazing woman.  
Someday I hope to be just like her and look as great as she does. 
She will be 85 this year and
I am so glad she got to come spend the day with us!

Thanks to everyone at Market that came by the booth to say Hi. 
 It's like a big quilt reunion!
Everyone is so kind and we love seeing you!

In case you stopped by my blog to see who the winners are....
....I picked 2 winners for the Ruby scraps -

Donna Baird and Susan Cryderman. 
Ladies, your packages are on their way!

Thanks to everyone for your Ruby Love. 
ALL of you will receive a little extra surprise in your package!
Thanks so much!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ruby Love

Ruby finally arrived and I have been in love since!  I can't say enough about how fun is was to create using the Ruby collection.  Every piece is my favorite and the colors are so fresh (it was just what I needed in this depressing Idaho weather).

It was a crazy marathon couple of weeks before Market and now that I am back, I am exhausted, but it is a good kind of exhausted, you know the kind where you think you can't do another thing, then you do it and you have a sense of added strength that you didn't know you had inside you.  When I stop for 5 seconds to think about it, it just feels good.  7 New patterns designed, written and printed (check), Market (check), orders shipped (check).  I still have a dozen things to do to wrap up all the market business, but that's a good start.  That's how this whirlwind of a month has been for me.

Let me know what you think... do you have Ruby Love?

This pattern has two options,
the traditional pieced method (72" x 72").

and the raw edge version (43" x 48").  Both made with charm squares.  Really easy and fun to make!

This quilt looks difficult, but it is not!  It is made with a jelly roll and anyone can do it.  It is a great traditional quilt for a queen sized bed.  The border was so fun to piece.

The quilting was done by Susan Hansen and is amazing! 
Thanks Susan!

I had so much fun designing the bed runners for the next two patterns.  The concept is great because with a solid bed spread you can change a couple of pillows and the bed runner and you instantly have a whole new look in your bedroom.  If you are like me, it's fun to switch things up often.  This pattern includes both pillows and the bed runner all made with charm squares.

The pillows on this pattern were super fast to make.

This fluffy one is made with one Charm Pack.

The bed runner is perfect for a beginner. The raw edge applique makes it fast. The perfect project to do with your teenager or daughter heading off to college.

I couldn't decide which blocks to make for my bed runner patterns, so I did another pattern called More Bed Runners...
Try one, you will love making them.  I have more on the drawing board I can't wait to make!

They can be made with Layer Cakes or scraps from left over projects. 

Love this pinwheel.  Susan quilted this one as well.

This quilt is just like the name says, stitch the jelly roll together, cut and twist, stitch it back together and you have a quick and easy project.

I added the Snuggles to the back because I love how cozy it makes this throw quilt.  It is 56" x 66".

Now after all those hours of quilting who couldn't use a nice toasty rice bag on your shoulders or a cool ice pack on your elbow.  This pattern includes four designs for different sizes and places. 

The Star Bag is 6" x 6", perfect for a small area. 

The Flower Bag has ties so you can put it around your waist to sooth those lower back muscles or maybe an ankle, knee, or arm. 

This is a 9" square rice bag made with charm squares and takes about 15 minutes to make.  When your bed sheets are cold in the winter, snuggle this in the bottom to warm things up, or when those hot flashes hit, pull it out of the freezer for instant relief!

The Neck soother is great for times when your shoulders are almost up to your ears after a long day.  Heat one of these in the microwave or throw one in the freezer on a hot day, relax and pour yourself something warm or refreshing. Take a minute to pamper yourself.  You deserve it!  I am using one right now as I write this post (sorry it is so long).

 It is the perfect gift for all of your quilting friends. 

These receiving blankets are made with our Ruby Flannel and it is amazing! So soft it's irresistable! 
This pattern includes the 4-patch, the Striped and the X style.  There are also 3 different trim options as well.

Jumbo rick-rack, my favorite.

The Snugggles edge,

and the very simple no trim, turned and top stitched edge.

As the title of the pattern says...Super Simple Receiving Blankets.

Check out our new patterns on our website under New Products.

If you have Ruby Love, place an order for a pattern and you will be included in a drawing for some Ruby scraps.  That's right, I want to share the Ruby love...