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2010 Spring Quilt Market, Minneapolis

May 18th, 2010

Previews and peeks of what will be in the Lecien booth at Quilt Market in Minneapolis.  If you’re going to Market, be sure to stop by Lecien booths 3329, 3331 and 3430.

If you want to keep up with all the big Market happenings - you can get your one-stop shopping for market blog posts on Radio PKM at Pam’s blog.  And hey, whaddayaknow… Pam has a side-kick/aspiring weather girl on her station this year!
Radio PKM

My “Glow Happy” lantern quilt.  My free pattern is available here.
Holiday Happy - Lecien booth

Little quilts for the Lecien booth - samples to show mixing and matching my Holiday Happy with Lecien Flower Sugar and Lecien Color Basic’s.
Holiday Happy - Lecien booth

The pink and green little quilt is called Cherry Christmas, and my pattern is free for download here.   A basic 9-patch with the appliqué method I use here.
Holiday Happy - Lecien booth

Last minute samples… little Gnoma Claus bags.  One of the things I’ll show more of after market - plus I’ll have a tutorial or pattern around the time Holiday Happy hits the stores (June/July 2010).
Holiday Happy - Lecien booth

Flat NatLast but not least… this is Flat Nat. My sample does not do her justice.  What started with dreaming out loud wishing that Natalie could make it to the US for market… joking around that I needed to have a “flat Nat” of Natalie so I can take her around Market and the sights… and like magic (aka Natalie’s seriously creative juices)… Natalie created Flat Nat.

There’s much more of her to see - so be watching Natalie’s Cindeberry Stitches blog.    You will want to keep your browser running on Natalie’s blog and keep refreshing.  Be prepared to squeal when you see Natalie’s Flat Nat.

You can follow mine and Flat Nat’s Minnesota/Market/post-market shenanigans travels on my twitter - and I’ll be blogging later next week when I return home.  Did I say something about a give-away in my title?

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83 Responses

  1. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I’m SQUEEEEEELING right now! I’m so freakin’ excited I can’t stand it. Big, BIG, BiiiiiiiiG hugs, my friend!

  2. The fabulous pat sloan allegedly said:

    see you soon girlie whirlie

  3. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    OMG your samples are so wonderful and of course those BAGS ARE SO CUTE.

    We are so going to be hanging out in TWENTYFOUR HOURS. Well twenty six but who’s counting. xo

  4. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    More eye candy! Those Gnoma Claus bags are just the absolute cutest. I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of that fabric. Have a wonderful, wonderful time.

  5. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    Oh the GnomaClaus bags are just too cute (a bit like myself) good luck at the Market I just know you’ll be a hit!

  6. The fabulous Sivje Parish allegedly said:

    Oh man!!! Monica, that lantern quilt is so so amazing! I may just have to get over myself and actually quilt. I think I need to make that for my Ahnalin.
    And the cherries!! I love love love cherries!!

    Have a blast at market and take lots of pretty pictures!!

  7. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    I am freaking out..I mean those are AMAZING…I Absolutely can’t wait to see them at market…woooohoooo

  8. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Please let us all live through your adventures at quilt market we in blogland can not wait!! The gnome claus bags just stole my heart I swear I need one of those on a purse/bag thing that I can carry every day…waiting not so patiently to see flat Nat!

  9. The fabulous Rebecca Woods allegedly said:

    Every time I see your fabric I love it more. If that’s possible. And I lllooooovvvvee the lanturn pattern. Have fun at market.

  10. The fabulous Connie W allegedly said:

    I WANT YOUR FABRIC!!! Can’t you hurry those people up please??? wink wink

  11. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    LOVE it…LOVE it…LOVE it! Thanks so much for the pre-market peeks! Any chance I can get some of this fabric early…maybe the folks at Lecien could be persuaded to move up the release date!

  12. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Short blog titles are for chumps!

  13. The fabulous deb allegedly said:

    Those fabrics and quilts are so pretty [drool] my goodness. I wish I could come to market too!

  14. The fabulous Kaye Prince allegedly said:

    The samples and the new quilt pattern are wonderful Monica! Your Kaye-nadian now has some crisp, new American money in her wallet and can not believe that she will be seeing you in two days - wow!

  15. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    OMG, each design is more squeeze and squeal inducing than the last. The Santa Gnome bags, tho, to die for, really. Congratulations on such an exciting time in your life–Here’s to many more!

    P.S. I really dislike long run on titles for blog posts too which is why I avoid them at all cost on my blog because then no one will want to read what I am actually posting about, KWIM? Kidding, kidding…

  16. The fabulous Brandi Frey allegedly said:

    Ohhh…they are all BRILLIANT! Can’t wait to see them in person and drool all over them…not literally, don’t worry. FABULOUS!

  17. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Oh my freaking goodness…..too stinking cute I say. Thanks for sharing with those of us who are not going to market and can only stay home and whine to everyone who will listen, ok no one is listening either but I can think they are!

  18. The fabulous V and Co. allegedly said:

    okay friend we’ll see you soon.

  19. The fabulous Linda Ruthie allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the yummy patterns. I LOVE the Lantern quilt. And the bags are… well, I think we need a new word to sum up how adorable, sweet, awesome and to-die-for those bags are. Since I can’t get my hands on any of your fabric, I’ll just print off your pictures and drool on those for now. I can’t wait to see more.

  20. The fabulous mo allegedly said:

    HOLY COW! That lantern quilt is THE BEST! I loooove it! All of your samples are so cute! Well done other Mo!

  21. The fabulous Sharrieboberry allegedly said:

    The greens in the Cherry Christmas quilt are beautiful! What a fun project!

    And flat Nat is darling…can’t wait to see what else pops up!

  22. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    so so cute! can’t wait to see it all in person, I’ll be there!

  23. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    Awesome! Fabulous! Getting all that handwork done in time must have been a… Soo… is Natalie going to get a embroidery pattern I would love to make her! Enjoy LOST tonight…Hubby is out getting the Chinese as we speak.

  24. The fabulous Dot allegedly said:

    Love, love, love both your Flat Nats. So clever and sooo adorable!

  25. The fabulous cheryl allegedly said:

    OMG everything is so gorgeous… and how about that flat Nat?? TOO CUTE!!! Specially the little Gnoma Claus bags…

  26. The fabulous joan allegedly said:

    the best eye candy ever!

  27. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Great stuff - can’t wait to see some of it in person - SOON!!!!! That includes you.

  28. The fabulous Sam allegedly said:

    so delicious!

  29. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    I just did a cartwheel, a split AND a forward roll in your honor !!!!!!! Everything looks grrrrrrrRRRRRREAT !!!! CONGRATULATIONS on everything!!!! Have a WONDERFUL time !!!!!

  30. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Oh Monica, you over-achiever you! Love, love, love that lantern quilt. I’m sitting here in front of the computer by myself at 11:30 at night and I just want to show someone all this cuteness! And the little cherry Christmas quilt is almost edible, it’s so sweet! And free! Thank you. The weather here has taken a turn for the better (luckily), so you may almost think you’re on the left coast. Welcome!

  31. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    OMG. I just about fainted when I saw that sweet little cherry quilt and then you have a free pattern. You rock! And the Gnoma Claus bags? Just hand me the smelling salts because I am going to PASS OUT making those for all my girlfriends this Christmas. And my kids. And the neighbors’ kids. And ME. Have a fantastic time at market!

  32. The fabulous Chase allegedly said:

    just darling~

  33. The fabulous Pixie's Belle allegedly said:

    Have a fabulous time! I love your Gnoma Claus bags.
    I have an overwhelming need to place gnomes in the split tree trunks in our park nearby as I think they’re perfect gnome homes but the boy won’t let me. He thinks the local kids will break them before anyone can enjoy. He may have a point, doesn’t stop me dreaming though.

  34. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Okay Monica….
    you have to sing the soundtrack in your head for this comment…okay, start singing…

    “Where do I beginnnnn?
    To tell the story of how great a love can beeeeee?
    The sweet love story of my friends new fabric-eeee….
    Where do I staaaaaaaaart?”

    Oh Monica…I truly don’t know where to start. I just love it all and I’m so proud of you girl.
    I don’t even need to wish you luck cuz I know you will be the hit of market!…so I’ll just wish you the happiest time ever as you watch all of your hard work pay off.

    Tell us about all the good stuff!

  35. The fabulous Miriam allegedly said:

    Have fun at market!!

    I love flat Nat and I really love those Gnoma Claus bags!!!

  36. The fabulous Tessa allegedly said:

    I wish I could have a ladybird outfit like your Flat Nat is wearing - she is adorable :)

  37. The fabulous Marcia allegedly said:

    I have your booth number written down. I’ll be by to see you and Flat Nat. Love your little gnome bags!

  38. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    This post is sooo full of fun and awesomeness. Wow! Thanks for the preview of what’s coming out at Market. So exciting!!! I’m so happy for you Monica. //jumps for joy//.

  39. The fabulous kris allegedly said:

    Came here via Natalie’s blog to check out your flat nat. I love your blog! So, so pretty! Hope you and flat nat have a great time at market!!!

  40. The fabulous Melissa C allegedly said:

    LOVE the lattern quilt. Can’t wait to grab some of your fabric for that one. Have fun at market.

  41. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    The photo of your lantern quilt does not do it justice!! It is soooo cute!
    Love your gnomey bags, too!
    Have a blast(like you always do) and looking forward to all your postings!!

  42. The fabulous Busy Little Quilter allegedly said:

    It’s so fun to watch your dreams come true! I’m so excited for you!!!

    I love the patterns!! Thank you!

    Have a great time! I’ll be checking in with you on the radio show and at Twitter.

  43. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    You are amazing and inspiring. Your creativity raises the bar.

  44. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Oh! How I wish I could be sitting right there in that booth with you! Enjoy your stardom, kiddo, we are all basking in your glow!

  45. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    SQUEEEE!!! This is some SERIOUSLY cute eye candy you just unleashed on us Monica. Those little quilts! Those Gnoma Claus bags! I’m swooning… SWOONING!!!!

  46. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Monica, how do you do it?? Each of your creations is cuter than the other! The lantern quilt is STUNNING. The colors and patterns are pretty beyond belief. The little quilts, the gnome bags..just too cute for words. Have a GREAT time…all your hard work really paid off!

  47. The fabulous Karen a/k/a TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    Since squealing with happiness seems to be the theme of the day, I’ll add mine: squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Can’t wait to make my own Gnome bags!!! :) You are so awesome!

  48. The fabulous Tracey J allegedly said:

    Those patterns are way too cute!

    love them… ’specially with your fabric. :)

  49. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    You do realize how unbelievably bummed I am that I will NOT be meeting up with you again at Spring Market. You either need to come to fall market or I need to come to spring market. So which will it be?? By the way, thanks for the freebie downloads, it is kind of like having you right in my house, diggn’ that!

  50. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Oh by the way, I have been a… waiting for you to take your turn on WORDS…. tick, tock, tick, tock…. or is it that famous jeopardy music… doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo…

  51. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness Monica!!! You’ve truly outdone yourself this time!!!

    I’ve been wanting to do a Japanese lantern pattern for the longest time, but haven’t seen anything as spectacular as yours! The colors are wonderful, the accents of the loops and trailing tails are just perfect. Definitely will be doing this one!

    Santa gnomes and tote bags - what a perfect combination!! You’ve got a best-seller with this one! Oh the Christmas presents I’ll be making….

    Thank you Monica - hope you have a WONDERFUL time at Quilt Market!

  52. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    The samples are fab! Can’t wait to see more! Love the little quilts using the color basics. FN is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Also a HUGE fan of anything from Miss Natalie! Not enought hours in the day to kkep up with all of you!

  53. The fabulous Angie C. allegedly said:

    Hi! I found your blog when I was reading the Blogging for Bliss book, and I love it! Have a great time at the quilt market!

  54. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Have a great time at Market. I took the purse you made for me to a stampin show in Puyallup this past weekend. Got lots of compliments. I have a few but the one I took was the one with the lighthouse on the front.
    Hope to sneak in a visit with you and the family soon! Were so close now.

  55. The fabulous Sharon Feigl allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,

    Looking forward to hearing about your and Flat Nat’s adventures :D
    Hugs, Sharon

  56. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Oh the Gnome Claus bags! Have so much fun!

  57. The fabulous Jantine allegedly said:

    I just came from Natalies blog. Love flat Nat and wanted to check where the idea came from! It is a great idea and I really hope you will have lots of fun together!

  58. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I’m sitting here almost in tears. I wish I could be in MN this weekend. Stupid busy lives and airline prices. I love all your projects (as usual), and I hope you have a fabulous time, I know you will! love and hugs and come home safe!! :)

  59. The fabulous Gail allegedly said:

    Very cute bags. I love the soft colors in your fabrics. I hope your giveaway will be fat quarters. Have fun showing your fabric off.

  60. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You are there. This is happening. Enjoy. You’re going to be exhausted! So many things going on, so many people wanting to meet you and talk to you. The preview of your projects is amazing. I love all them. So so excited for you.

  61. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    SSSSSQQQQQQQUEEEEEEEEEEALEEEE of DELIGHT! Look at that chinese lattern pattern in your fun bright fabrics!!!

    SOOOOOOO STINKIN’ CUTE, Monica!!!!!!!

  62. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    OK! NO! SERIOUS!!!!

    That lattern pattern makes me want to dust off the sewing maching and unpack a few boxes labeled “craft room supplies” and actually SEW AGAIN!!!!
    I’m SO printing this pattern off, as I type this second post. YOU SO ROCK, SUPERSTAR!!!!

    Good Luck at Market. Can’t wait to see all about it!

  63. The fabulous Becky in Georgia allegedly said:

    Love the Gnome Claus bags! So unique! Look forward to discovering your fabric line in my LQS. Have fun!

  64. The fabulous Alissa allegedly said:

    So going to Market in Minneapolis, it’s only appropriate that the Happy Zombie visit the zombie bar in town.

    I linked to Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den in the “website” field in this comment. (No affiliation, just spreading the zombie love)


  65. The fabulous auntiepami allegedly said:

    You go girl! I hope you know we are having LOTS of spring showers. So enjoy the sun while you can…Congratulations and wow, just have fun!

  66. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Wonderful post Monica, love all your quilts, Natalie and flat Nat too! Have great fun at the show!!!!

  67. The fabulous Sandy McClay allegedly said:

    OK…first I saw the post about the fabrics and thought I would just explode I loved it so much…now samples???? I am breathing into a brown bag as I write this…..one handed typing is a stinker! When and where can I but some of this???? I want to become a quilter!!!!!!! And these are my first fabric cloices !!!!LOL

    Seriously, I jsut need to find this fabric!!!!! Oh…just saw your sidebar Monica….later! :)

  68. The fabulous Mistea allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to hear about Flat Nat’s adventures at market - see you when you’re back.

  69. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Hellooooo are you back yet???????? How did it go? ? I hope you were a smash hit!!!
    Of course I know you were. cant wait to hear all about it.

  70. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    Oooooo….Miss Monica, you are one very talented woman!

  71. The fabulous Loraine allegedly said:

    So cute Monica! I love this new line. Your pattern is adorable too!

  72. The fabulous Barbie allegedly said:

    The Gnoma Claus bags are delightful…Well done xx

  73. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Your fabric is so pretty! I can’t wait to find some on a webshop. It makes me so happy.
    Thank you for the great patterns!
    Take care. Veel liefs!

  74. The fabulous Helen Macaronni allegedly said:

    Wowwwwwieee, you are, as we say here in the maritimes, Some Good! Your lantern quilt is absolutely brilliant! I have never seen one before. Congratulations on all of your hard work accomplished. Knock ‘em out in Minneapolis.

  75. The fabulous Dominique @Stress The Seams allegedly said:

    Wow! Monica, I LOVE your lanterns! It’s on my list of things that MUST be done! :) I’m thinking reds and blacks, though. Maybe you’ll throw something more asian into your next line!! :)

    By the way, you’ve won an award. Drop by my blog to check it out. StressTheSeams-at-blogspot-dot-com!

  76. The fabulous annie allegedly said:

    absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! how fun to have your own fabric. I can’t even imagine.

  77. The fabulous Kim P. allegedly said:

    Monica, I wasn’t able to go to Quilt Market this time, but guess what I had my friends bring back for me? Yep, YOUR FABRIC! I just got a FQ bundle of it in my hands today, and I’m SOOOO excited! It’s really the only thing I asked Santa to bring me from this market. I was following a few tweets and saw you were sick for a bit–I hope you recovered quickly, and I’m looking forward to reading your market report.

  78. The fabulous Vicky allegedly said:

    I absolutely love those gnome claus bags…..when do we get a tutorial - I have to make some for my kids, nieces, nephews etc……

  79. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    OMG, Monica. All your samples are glorious. No wonder you were sick by the time you got to Market! I love the quilts, and the Gnoma Claus bags are to die for. I can’t wait to read all about your Market and Iowa adventures.

  80. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    Everything is so cute. Love them all.

  81. The fabulous Rosewitch allegedly said:

    Cherry Christmas is soooo cute.
    I’m enjoying it!
    Thank you.
    and waiting for your lovely fabrics.
    I will order them to Moda on the net
    from Japan!

  82. The fabulous Tania @ Larger Family Life allegedly said:

    I love the samples, Monica! Can’t wait to see what you’re going to come up with next!

  83. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Just discovered your blog through WWC and have bookmarked it. Having knee replacement in September so am going to love being able to read everything, check out the other blogs. Love the Santas! Your blog is FUN!! thanks for the smiles!

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