May 15th, 2012
I’m ready to go to Market - all my Winterkist samples sewn, all my photos taken,
all my lovely email answered, all my clothes packed and all my hairs dyed. I even managed to get my freebie pattern ready for the printer on the day of the deadline and not after. The earth just tilted on it’s axes a little bit. All that’s left now is to pick up Mo, and off to Kansas City we go for our Mo & Mo Go To MO adventure!
My freebie pattern for Winterkist is going to be available on both Lecien websites any day now. Whew, I got it done just in the nick of time. The Universe was smiling on me, it even provided a sunny day for photos.
This shot is solely to brag on our sunshine - but it’s not really bragging since I live in the greyest city in the United States (fact. for real). Confession: I did not baste or pin my layers before I machine quilted this. Fact 1: I’m nuts. Fact 2: I’m lazy. Fact 3: Flattest/no lump quilt I ever made. I KNOW, how crazy is that. Fact 4: I will never, ever baste again.
…but it’s more fun to pretend it’s Gnoma’s ancestors… Heinzelmännchen.
This is a sample for Elizabeth’s schoolhouse - for the debut of her freaking-awesome-beyond-words new book Modern Patchwork. All of the quilt patterns in Elizabeth’s book also have a mini version of each quilt, and the one I made is from her Metropolis pattern. I had so much fun making this mini-quilt, and I plan to make each mini-quilt in the book. I’m going to lazy-ass Julie-Julia my way through Modern Patchwork. I have a copy Modern Patchwork (no, I’m not giving it away - oh hell no!), and it is incredibly, jaw dropping beautiful, clever and fun, and I each projects leaves me marveling how Elizabeth thinks those designs up.
My Better Homes & Gardens Six Pocket Purse pattern and Ayumi’s Lunch Bag purse pattern. I can’t stop making the “Ayumi bag” either.
My newest baddiction (bag addiction) is Jeni’s Drawstring bag pattern. So cute and so fast, and also fun to see the different ones being made. LOTS more of these are going to be in my future, too.
A little give-away of Winterkist. It doesn’t hit the stores until this summer (you can put yourself on the Winterkist email notification at Fat Quarter Shop), so this is a chance if your not going to Sample Spree at Market (or going to Market) - to get a little sampling of your own. I’ve got two little 6″ charm-pack bundles (each with a Gnoma of each size in the bundle). Leave a comment and when I get back from Market I’ll draw two winners on Sunday, May 20th. For kicks, if you want… you can tell me your favorite color at the moment. And because I love knowing what colors people are diggin’ these days. Editing in: drawing winners on Monday, May 21.
Six Pocket Purse pattern
from Better Homes & Gardens publications by Monica Solorio-Snow
Metropolis Quilt (mini version)
from the C&T book Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman
Lunch Bag (purse) pattern
from Pink Penguin tutorials by Ayumi Mills
241 Tote pattern
from Noodlehead Patterns by Anna Graham
Lined Drawstring Bag pattern
from In Color Order tutorials by Jeni Baker
PS, if you want to see Winterkist at your favorite LQS or fabric store, gently bombard your favorite proprietors with a Winterkist wish and Winterkist kisses. Or send them a link to the Winterkist book and ask them to visit the Lecien booth 1124, 25, 26 in Kansas City this weekend!
PS2, I can’t thank everyone enough for all the kind and heartwarming emails and comments I’ve gotten recently and haven’t been able to answer. I hope maybe I can have a little in-box amnesty and please know how much I cherish your kindness and sweet words, and plan on responding soon. Ish.
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