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.
Birch Fabrics uses 100% organic cotton for their fabric lines, resulting in a dreamy softness. Birch included cotton wovens, knits, canvas and double gauze in their offerings at Market this season.
The dress on the left is the Francoise pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. Birch Fabrics also has a free yoga pants pattern available on their website.
These cute bodysuits should look familiar from yesterday’s peek!
Here’s a comfy spot for toddler play – (or sleep?)
Hope there’s sewing in your weekend!
There is so much to take in at Quilt Market that I’m never sure where to start in trying to share it all. Part of the problem is that it is completely impossible to share everything! There are hundreds of exhibitors at Market. Of course there are all the wonderful quilt fabrics one would expect, but there is so much more – needle crafts, new rulers and gadgets, books, notions, machines, supplies for many textile arts, patterns… I don’t even think I saw everything when I was there, and by the end of each day I felt like I had walked for miles.
There seemed to be more clothing shown at this Market than there was at last spring’s market. And there are more fabric companies expanding their knit lines as well. Alison Glass has a new knit line coming out with Andover. Birch Fabrics showed off some of their organic knit collections in an adorable display of baby bodysuits.
Birch was also showing their organic double gauze, which is OH SO NICE.
The International Quilt Association had a special exhibit featuring some of the winners from their annual judged show in various categories. The styles ranged from traditional quilts to more contemporary designs. Some were hand quilted, others machine quilted. The work is amazing.
This quilt is called One Fine Day and it was created by Laurie Britt Piper of Bakersfield, California. The quilt uses raw-edge applique and is fused and painted. It won first place in the Art – Painted Surface category. It is even more stunning in person.
This wedding dress by Yujo Murakami took third place in the Wearable Art category. It was hand appliqued and free-motion machine quilted.
Here’s a closer look at the bottom portion:
So, next up, more from Birch! (Tomorrow.)
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…