Saturday, October 2, 2010

Everything Old is New Again!

26 days to Quilt Market! Not only are we working on new patterns, but we are also working on updating some of our oldies but goodies! And that is what I worked on today.

First Alyssa and I went to a quilt store to get a few necessities. We decided to go to a new store. Well, not really a new store. Lisa's Clover Hill Quilts moved this past week- not far from their old store, just across the street actually. But what a great new space! Big, bright and full of lots of fun fabrics, tools, patterns... just wonderful. With a big kitchen, an even bigger classroom, I could see how easy it would be to just stay for a while. And we did!

We picked up fabric to finish a redo of one of our patterns, Gifts Galore. The other day I went into my stash to see if I had some fun fabrics to update the birthday version of Gifts. I found this great fabric, but I only had a scrap left- not quite enough to use in the quilt. So it became the jumping off point for my palate. Have you ever done that? Use a fabric for the color scheme but never actually use it in the quilt?

Here's the fabric that inspired the fabric choices in the quilt:

So fun! I wanted bright, happy colors, but not too crazy. So I was able to come up with this version from my stash.

Then I realized that I had enough of most of the fabrics to make another one for Sample Spree at Market. So we shopped for a few fabrics to finish off the second gifts. And then we saw the cutest fabrics - a holiday line from Studio e. So cute! We just had to have it! We added a pretty white tone on tone and a lavender Marble dot. We got enough to make a Christmas version of Gifts- and an extra one for Sample Spree.

Then we got some fabric for one of the new patterns (more on that next time!). Then I came home and cut and sewed, and cut some more... and sewed some more. And I made all 4 tops for Gifts today! Wow! And I put the border on another table runner. I feel good!

And soon, our old pattern Gifts Galore, will have a new cover. What's old is new again! And congrats to Lisa at Clover Hill on a great new space for her shop. I know we will be back!

Happy quilting


  1. Hi Ladies, Can't wait for Market!! You new pattern looks great. What is your booth number?

  2. We will be in Booth 203! Can't wait! There are just not enough hours in the day...


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