Sunday, May 31, 2009

Strike A Pose

Yippee! My strike offs are here. These are the samples that come back from the plant. When I received them, I look them over and decide whether or not I love the colors, sizes and look of the line. We made some tweaks and hopefully I will get round two soon!

You should check out a new site that will be out this month. It's called SEWN and it's run by one of the ladies from Material Obsession in Australia. Good luck Sarah! Oh, they have a new book coming out soon and a giveaway! Check it out on the site.
xo, L

Friday, May 29, 2009

Superman Lives Here

Next week I will be making Little A a cape for his Letter People Day. Anyone else want to make capes and have a Superman/woman party? He already has Superman PJs with a cape and he hangs them lovingly over his bed.

Have a great weekend! xo, L

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whew - More Market News!

I must say that Pittsburgh's convention center is beautiful. The light in the building makes it a lovely venue and the scene outside is fabulous with all of the bridges around the downtown area.

I've recently become addicted to templates because of this quilt that I'm working on. 

I used Marti Michell's templates and it made my life easier. I didn't get to chat with Marti this time but her hubby was a delight. Her line of templates is fabulous.

Robyn Pandolph had a lovely booth in her usual pretty palette.

I love the fabrics of Alexander Henry. Their booth was fun, happy and bright.

I love Sue Spargo's booth. Her colors are funky and her images are whimsical.

Art Gallery has a gorgeous line of fabric. Artful and beautiful.

Just wanted to show you one more quilt. I love this red and white one. 

xo, L

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Market Moments

One of the things that I try to do is to chat with the designers that I've met over the years. I get inspired by every designer whether they're into primitive, country or contemporary. 

I love Liesl's designs over at Oliver + S. So adorable in a sort of funky vintage sort of way. Simple yet so chic for your little ones.

I met Renee Plains of Liberty Star a couple of years back when we were both invited by American Patchwork and Quilting to their Designer's Retreat. Oh we were so pampered! She's a sweet lady and I love to visit with her.

Here she is with Jocelyn from Fat Quarter Shop. 

I always love the details in her booth. The lovely little birdies were all around her booth. 

Next, we have Traci over at the Bigfork booth. Love those quilts ladies!

As I was walking by the Designer's Workshop booth, this jacket caught my eye. Why? Oh, I designed the black and white fabrics a long while back for a kids line of flannels. So fun to see my fabrics used in someone's design.

I only had a quick look at the gorgeous quilts that they had on display. Here are my favorites. The workmanship, as seen in all of the quilts at the show, were phenomenal.

xo, L

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Market Moments

I bumped into Lazy Girl, Joan Hawley, and Claire, her new purse design and BFF in Pittsburgh. Isn't Claire adorable? You'll have to check out Joan's patterns on her website.

I ran into my friends from Quilty Pleasures in Ottawa. Great to see you ladies! I hope that you bought lots of goodies for your shop.

Stash was a new vendor in Pittsburgh. For those of you who only want to make blocks, this is an easy way to accomplish something. You make the block and then stitch it to the pillow cover or the quilt top. The quilt top is all quilted and you just slip your block into the front opening. Voila! Instant quilt.

I loved this line of fabric from Heather Ross displayed at the Seven Islands booth.  So whimsical and colorful.
xo, L

Monday, May 25, 2009

Quilt Market - Part Infinity

I hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday. I haven't had much time to sit and sort through the pics left from Pittsburgh because my mom and aunt are still here from Canada. Sadly, they go home tomorrow.

Here's a few just to tie you over. From top to bottom, we have Lynda Milligan of Possibilities, Jody Sanders from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, and Patty Young. xo, L

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Interrupt The Quilt Market News...

To bring you this important announcement. Go check out my publisher, Martingale & Co.'s website for this free pattern from my Cool Girls Quilt. I'll get back to some more market photos in a while.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quilt Market - Part Three

I met Karla of Sweetwater, at my very first market. Super nice. I'm so happy for her because she just designed her first line of fabric for Moda. Congrats. I love her style, so simple and contemporary.

I always love the Seven Islands booth. They're distributors for all special things Japanese.

More market photos to come! xo, L