Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Soldier's Quilt

Sharon & I spent the first three days home from market sewing a new Soldier's Quilt!  Yes, sometimes it is just great to sew & sew & sew!

Since the fabric came right before we left for market, we had to wait until returning home to really get into the yardage, cut & sew!
 It was amazing how close the new fabric is to the old.  We had the old quilt from the 1800's right here to look at while we sewed new blocks!

What a thrill!  It's just unbelievable that the technology of today can accomplish that reproduction so perfectly.

The fabric should be hitting the shops soon.  And the pattern A Soldier's Quilt is all ready to go; it was written specifically for this fabric line.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Is Spring Market really over?!!

Market flew by so quickly & here we are 2 weeks past & still busy.   Took time to plant some tomatoes & peppers this morning quickly & with all the rain we've had, they should do good.  Some of the tomato plants already had blossoms!

You may have seen the market booth on facebook, but I really never got many good pictures.  We had two grandchildren graduating that weekend which really added to the time crunch of the whole weekend.  Many thanks to friends who manned the booth & took it all down; I am very thankful for friends like that!

Many good things always come from attending market & this market was no exception!  Two more of our quilts will be appearing in Quiltmania in the future! That is always exciting!  I love their magazine & their photography is fantastic! It's just a thrill to see the things they do with your quilts for their magazine! And I love visiting with the French ladies!

Our fabric lines drew a lot of attention from shop owners & market goers!  My yardage just arrived two days before we left for the show, so I barely had time to cut fat quarters to take along for the booth.  But we had them there, so buyers could feel the quality of the fabric & see the rich colorations!  You can see the whole line at P & B Textiles/Washington Street Studio !  Both Flying Geese & Friendship Ring are there to see!

A note from a friend this morning directed me to the website of Heirlooms by Ashton House.  This gal is from Adel, Iowa, & included nice comments & pictures of friends at market & our fabric.  With all the work that goes in to these market booths, it is always nice to be noticed.  Check her out; you may want to follow her blog!  I know I am!

Have a cool day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Soldier's Quilt

A Soldier's Quilt
Another reason to visit our booth at market is the new pattern "A Soldier's Quilt!"  This design comes from an 1860's flying geese quilt & don't forget, we have a whole line of reproduction fabrics for you in order to replicate it.
The antique quilt can be seen in Washington Street Studio's market booth #1334 & we'll be in Booth #1339 right across the aisle. 

We'll be displaying the new reproduction   "A Soldier's Quilt" which looks old and patterns will be available to take home with you or to order.  You can also order them from the distributors on the Clothesline Quilts website.

If you have time, you may want to check out the P & B website, but for sure, don't miss us on opening day, Friday, May 15, on the market floor. 

And all retailers check with your local quilt shop for the pattern when your shop owner returns from market.  Have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2015

More NEW - Spring, 2015

Friendship Ring quilt
Yes, indeed, market is just around the corner now - this weekend in fact!   That's close in my book!

Just want to show you the Friendship Ring I finished while waiting for the fabric line to arrive. There is just something wonderful about this quilt - I don't know if it's the tranquility I feel when I look at it or maybe it's that every time I see it, I automatically think of the quilter back in the 1800's making her plan for this quilt.  And just how did she do it -- with simple hand drawn templates of cardboard.

Well, lucky for me, I had Pam's help at Ardco & now we have the quilter-friendly templates to make our quilt making much easier.  The quilt is ready to show off at market in Booth #1339 & the templates will be available there, also.  The fabric line will also be selling in Booth #1334 Washington Street Studio. Check it out first on the website.

Don't forget to look us up next Friday, the 15th, when the market floor opens!
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