Here’s the Serendipity Studio booth at Spring 2015 Quilt Market.
They had a cute little make and take project to sew a little bird. I’m so bummed I missed getting a pin at this shop!
It was nice to see the sewn up patterns in person. Though Kay has great photos on her patterns, there’s something about actually seeing them in person that really makes me think I need them all. Her spring collection includes the Aspen tunic pattern, which is shown sewn as a dress or tunic on Kay’s blog.
Have you tried any patterns from Serendipity Studio? Do you have any favorites to recommend?
I was going to try to put this all in one post, but the Lion from Violet Craft is so amazing that it didn’t seem fair to the other quilts to have to follow it! Plus, the Michael Miller booth had SO many great quilts I want to share as many as I can with you.
This quilt pattern is King’s Cross by Tara Faughnan and it was quilted by Terri Carpenter. You can find directions for this pattern on the Michael Miller website. The fabrics are from the Melodies line by Sarah Campbell.
This quilt is called Starstruck and is by Marsha Evans Moore using fabrics from the Painter’s Canvas collection. You can find the pattern and instructions on the Michael Miller website as well.
This quilt is by Caroline Gre and is called Sea Glass Medallion. If you want to see more pictures (and you do, trust me) or buy this pattern, check out Nightingale Quilts.
Here’s the last one for today. The quilt is Birdcage on a Chain by Anna Maria Horner. It’s made with an assortment of Michael Miller fabrics. Fabric info can be found here and the quilt pattern can be found on Anna Maria Horner’s website here. Anna Maria has been kind enough to share lots of patterns, so check those out as well.
Today we are going to hop back to Quilt Market with a stop by the Michael Miller booth. Here are some quilts made with the Cotton Couture line. First, solids, starting with Twirling Trellis by Jen Sorenson.
Cotton Couture Dot by Emily Herrick.
This is Over the Rainbow by Emily Herrick. Sorry about the weird crop, there was some stuff in front of it. Here’s the pattern from Michael Miller for this quilt.
This amazing Jungle Abstractions Lion Quilt is by Violet Craft. It is a foundation paper piece quilt made with one striking large scale block and measures 60″ x 60″. If you want to make your own Lion Quilt, you can pop over to the Violet Craft website and get it there. Be warned, it prints on 35 pages that are 11×17 in size.
Here’s a link to the Cotton Couture line. So many solids! Love.
This is the second run at pattern #40 from Ottobre 4/2013 (the fall 2013 issue) that I made previously with a sweatshirt knit.
This is size 134 again and I added about an inch to the sleeves this time. I was going to put a kangaroo pocket on the front. However, there was some confusion about what a kangaroo pocket was and Jack thought I was suggesting there be a picture of a kangaroo on his sweatshirt. That was completely and totally unacceptable, bordering on most ridiculous for a third grader. Okay, got it, no kangaroos.
I just put a tube inside, so he’s got one nice big pocket there. The only downside is that since I didn’t want to stitch it to the front of the shirt, it is three layers of fabric where the pocket is – the shirt front, and then the two layers of pocket tube inside. It takes FOREVER to dry!
The fabric is a super soft bamboo velour that I dyed with Procion dyes. It is one solid color, but the light catches it so it doesn’t look that way in the photos. This one is definitely a winner – Jack wears it as soon as it comes out of the wash.
Here he is pondering greatness – or something…
Then I asked him to please show the back.
Yeah, that was not really what I meant, kid. And I’m pretty sure I never asked for this pose, whatever it is…
More sewing! This is design #40 from the fall 2013 Ottobre Design magazine in a size 134. I think it could use another inch or so in the sleeves. It fits right now, but it would be better if it still fit come January. This is the picture I got when I asked Jack to just stand nicely.
The fabric is a sweatshirt knit that was used for a dye disaster, making it perfect for a tester. It is really soft, and Jack likes it, so we’re just going with it. :)
I was told this is his superhero pose. (Note, I did not ask for a superhero pose.)
I have no idea what is going on here. He’s 8.
Overall, he likes it. The pockets seem to want to keep turning out, so I may do something different there next time. Perhaps a kangaroo pocket on the front instead of the side seam pockets… I have some bamboo velour that I dyed some years ago that would look much better sewn up than it does on my shelf, so we’ll see what happens.